She’s finally here!!!

Allow me to introduce and welcome our beautiful baby girl!

Hooray! Praise be to God! I’m so in love at the moment I cannot even handle it. This week has been so intense. I can’t wait to share it with you all. Until then, here’s a little teaser! Isn’t she adorable?!? ( I know every mom thinks her baby is adorable, but honestly. Ha!)

DIY Friday: Embellish your iPhone with cute Wallpaper!

TodayI…discovered this amazing new iPhone app called Paper’d. Jamie Varon is the creative mind behind this fairly new app (released March 12th). I feel like I’m a free marketer by posting this, but I thought I’d share some really great wallpapers I found that were absolutely FREE 99!

Here are some of my faves:

Did you like them? I’m all about positive messages that can be seen daily and be slowly ingrained in your head..almost like subliminal advertising. Happy Friday y’all! Hope your weekend is as sweet as the strawberries I ate this week. :)

*NEW COLUMN*

TodayI…thought I’d start a new column for my Thursday posts. It won’t replace the “5 Things I Learned About My Husband/Wife” Posts, but just wanted to add a little variety to the mix. We’re not HUGE YouTube video watchers, but we do enjoy anything that makes us laugh! Hope you do enjoy and can laugh with us!

Eddie’s fave:

Melinda’s fave:

12 Essential Pictures to take From Labor, Delivery to Baby’s First Day

Today I… was reading this article about the pictures we must take to capture the sweet moments of labor/delivery as baby enters into the world. To be quite honest, I never really thought about it. I have been just focused on not panicking and having a smooth delivery experience. Most of all, I just want to have a healthy baby so taking pictures haven’t even crossed my mind. I am glad I read this article because I hope to be able to remember this experience and what better way than through photos! Here are the 12 they mentioned: ( I tried to find good samples I liked around the web so hope you enjoy them!)

1) Final Belly Picture

From The Treetop photography

2) The Hospital Room

From source

3) The Clock (capturing the time baby was born)

From shanna michelle photography

From source

I don’t know why, but I really like this idea of taking a picture of the clock at the exact time all the craziness happens. Let’s see if we remember! Ha.

4) ID bracelets

From evolve images

From shanna michelle photography

5) The scale

From source

From shanna michelle photography

6) Meeting Mom the first time

From shanna michelle photography

7) Meeting Dad the first time

From source

8) Meeting siblings

From source

9) Meeting Grandparents

From source

From source

10) Sleeping Newborn

From source

11) With Doctor’s & Nurses

From source

From source

12) Going Home

From source

Gift Wrapping

Today I.. have been doing a lot of gift wrapping lately. I don’t know, I kind of find it therapeutic and a means to express my creative bug that I’ve been having lately. Typically, when I go shopping or thrifting, I tend to head straight to the gift wrapping/ribbon section and buy scraps of whatever I find. My husband probably sees them as USELESS, but no..no..they are in fact the little detail that can make all the difference in a gift! Haha. I’m crazy. Check out my recent wrapped items..I’m so proud. :) Thank you sis for the wrapping paper!

Here are some of my favorite inspiration pieces that I tried to copy:

From source

From source

From source

From source

From source (DIY tutorial for brown paper bag available on website)

From source

Quote of the Day

So..had a little labor scare last night. I think I was having contractions, but I’m pretty sure it was false because it stopped after I took a nice, long shower. Phew! The pain was pretty intense though, I couldn’t find a comfortable sitting or standing position which was so weird! But, we did get to finish this Korean drama we’ve been watching on Netflix. So good! Hope you all had a nice, relaxing weekend!

DIY Friday: How to Reuse an old checkbook box

Okay, so I’m currently trying to send out all these presents in the mail that I’ve been meaning to send to family/friends for years now. I figured I might as well do it while I can. For some reason, I can’t ever seem to remember to buy gift boxes that are mail-friendly, so I end up scrounging my closets looking for boxes I can reuse and just redecorate.

Here’s what you need:

  • An old checkbook box
  • construction paper or cardstock
  • glue
  • scissors
  • washi tape
  • baker’s twine
  • pen
  • gifts to wrap up
  • 1 paper doily

What to do: (pardon my messy desk)

Step 1: Start with an old checkbook box.

Step 2: With construction paper, wrap up one side of the box to cover it. (Use glue sparingly.)

Step 3: Glue a doily to the side of the box. Decorate with washi tape.

Step 4: Write a special message to the recipient. (I made this particular gift for my cousin who just recently landed a dream job. I wanted to congratulate her and let her know how proud I was. She’s making a huge difference in the world working as a counselor for troubled youth. )

Step 5: Wrap up your gift. (My cousin loves Zebra print anything and also loves to bake. I couldn’t help but buy these!)

Step 6: Insert a cute card to match and write your personalized message to them. I bought these cute mini-cards on sale from Target.

Bam! There you have it!