Thursday, August 30, 2012

The houses that built us

After lots of complaint sessions with each other we are thinking good karma is back on our side ;)
We couldn't be more excited about both building our future houses at the same time!!
Beating teen mom statistics 1 step at a time. Christy and I are both so lucky to be where we are.
We never thought by our age we would both be able to build houses. Even better, we'll only be 10 minutes away from each other. We've always said that when we move we need to still live close to each other!
With a lot of hard work it's paying off!
It really has been so fun looking through {what feels like} hundreds of model homes for decorating ideas.
We were so bummed about not making it to the parade of homes together. Our schedules are so opposite it's hard to find a day that works for both of us to go, minus a 2 year old, because lets be honest he is such a nightmare to look through houses with!
And- thanks to pinterest I think we both have such good ideas to do.
We'll be posting pictures of the progress throughout the building process- right now, my lot is still just dirt. We've been waiting on the permit from the city for 6 weeks. The anticipation is KILLING me!! I just want them to start. I feel like once they start digging it'll go by so fast.

The most beautiful pile of dirt ;)
I took this picture 6 weeks ago. 6 weeks!! ugh.
Pleeeease hurry!!

And this is Christys- it's coming along SO fast!!
Hailey standing in her bedroom ;)
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back to School

Yesterday was the first day of school for our little girls. We can't believe that they are in second grade!  Where does the time go? It seems like yesterday they just started preschool. Every year we take the girls out to dinner to celebrate their first day. Of course they chose Sweet Tomatoes. They love that place!
Here are some pictures of their little fashion show in their back to school outfits. 

- Chelsie & Christy 
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

How to Cut Burlap

Be sure to check out our new blog Adorn Event Styling for Party tips and tricks! 

 Until a couple of weeks ago I had no idea there was such an easy way to cut burlap.  Whenever I would cut burlap in the past, it would always end up so uneven like the picture below.  Thanks to the Clumsy Crafter I learned how to cut burlap in a straight line.

Decide where you want to cut your burlap and grab one string.  Gently pull the string all the way out.

After you pull the string all the way out there will be a space where you can cut a perfect straight line!

There you go! No more jagged edges.  How did I not know about this trick sooner?

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Monday, August 20, 2012

i Phone Tricks

I was searching around on Pinterest and I saw a pin that I have to share.  Whenever I see i phone tricks I usually know all of them, but I never knew you could make your own custom vibration!
I found an awesome website with lots of tips I never knew click here to see them. 

To make your own vibration go to Settings - General - Accessibility and turn on Custom Vibrations under hearing.  Go back to Settings - Sounds.  At the bottom of the screen click on Vibration Patterns. Now you can make your own vibration! You can assign them to certain people or for everyone.  

I hope you guys like this new trick.


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Friday, August 17, 2012

Anniversary Week

We had so much fun celebrating our anniversary
We went to dinner, surprised each other with presents, and took a trip to Wendover. I don't think I know of anyone else who is as corny as we are. But we really love each other! :)
Christy had way too much baggage in her trunk from a certain someone, so we decided to ditch it in the desert. 

We may or may not have done a little celebration dance. 

Once we got to Wendover we went to check in and realized we were the only people under 65. We spent the rest of the night gambling with the elderly.

I love you Christina

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Happy Anni

This week Chelsie and I are celebrating two very special occasions.  It is the 6 month anniversary of our blog! We have had so much fun crafting, sharing stories and meeting other bloggers. 

The other occasion is mine and Chelsie's Anniversary.  Yep. We have an anniversary. A couple of years ago we decided we needed a day to celebrate our friendship.  We celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day but what about our friends? So every year we go out and do something special. Yes our friends and family question if we're lesbians but we don't care. We always have so much fun, and it's a great way to give thanks to each other.

Pregnant.  Don't mind our swollen faces.

We want to give a big thanks to Tiffany from Mrs. This and That for creating our Happy Anni banner.  You can check out her blog and her new design blog!

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Friday, August 3, 2012

DIY Blogger House

Don't forget that the Parade of Homes starts today.
This year my favorite bloggers designed the interior of one of the homes.
They had less than 90 days to work on this home.
I am sure these bloggers did an awesome job.  I can't wait to go and get inspiration for my home.

- Christy 

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Striped Curtains

My new little obsession is wide striped curtains.  I want them every where in my house.  The only problem is they are so hard to find!  I have found a few on Pinterest that I love but they are handmade.  I usually love making cheap knockoffs but for some reason I just want to buy these curtains.  My sewing is not great, and the painted version looks like too much work for me.

If anybody else there is dying to make some let me know!
- Christy
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