Monday, March 30, 2009

Calling all Moms ! ! !

I am in desperate need of your help! When we first had Macey, I tried several different binkies with her to see which kind she would like. Lucky for me, Macey liked the Circo binkies from Target (they are fairly inexpensive), NOT SO LUCKY for me, Target discontinued their Circo binkies and Macey WILL NOT take any other kind. So, as gross as this may sound to some of you, I am willing to take your unwanted Circo binkies. I will just run them through the dishwasher or something. Please, just let me know if you have any that you are not using. I will even trade you for some cute Mam ones...Macey hates those! I realize some of you are totally disgusted by this, but I am at my whits end and we only have one binki left...please help :(

Monday, March 16, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Got Talent?

Okay, so I don't really have that many talents and am always amazed when people are super crafty or talented, but I thought I would share some of my friends and families talents with you (because if you don't have talents of your own, the next best thing is knowing people who do...right?)

My cousin Annie used to make up stories to tell her younger brother and he absolutely loved them. Turns out that a publishing company loved her stories too (as well as Barnes and Noble) and she is now a published author. Her husband illustrated the fun book and it's AWESOME. It's called "Harold the Duck" and it's about all these cool things that Harold does, like surfing, snowboarding, etc. Anyways, check it out!

In my last post there is a picture of a wedding present that Zacc's friend did for us. It's called scratchboard and it's amazing. I have seen him do it with various pictures, and they all look incredible. It takes forever to do one, but he has some for sell and I am sure he would do one for you if you gave him a picture. I have seen some of children and they are so detailed. I am hoping he will do one of Macey for us. Check out his artwork here

Oh yeah, and my other cousin, Heidi Mount, just replaced Claudia Schiffer as the new face of Chanel. Yeah, she is a big time model in New York and super successful. There are some talented people out there...some seriously talented people.

Looks like I need to start working on my talent...whatever that might be :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My Favorite Vinyl Vixen

I have been meaning to post these pics for ages now and am just finally getting around to it...sorry :(

So, often times I will go over to other people's houses and love how they have decorated and I often times find myself loving vinyl lettering that people have on their walls. The only problem with that is that I am REALLY specific about what I like and I don't want to have the exact same thing that everyone else has. To give you an idea, my mom made the bedding for Macey's crib and Zacc and his mom made the wall hangings in her nursery. It's totally unique and I absolutely LOVE that no one else's nursery looks like Macey's. So as much as I love vinyl lettering, I really didn't want to have the same thing everyone else has in their home. I wanted something unique and customized (this is where my cute friend Gretchen totally swooped in and saved the day).

I told her that I had been wanting some vinyl but wasn't exactly sure what I wanted.

Gretchen: No worries, I have a whole binder you can look through. (no kidding, the options seemed endless).

Me: Well, I really like this one, but I want the spacing to be different and I need the layout of the words swapped because it needs to go above this picture that Zacc gave me for a wedding gift.

Gretchen: No problem, just tell me what you want and I can make it for you :)

Me: Really? Also, I want this one for Macey's nursery, but I want the colors of the letters to be green and the butterflies to be pink.

Gretchen: Perfect, that would be way cute!

Me: Thinking to myself (Are you serious, you are really going to let me pick EXACTLY what I want, and make you change it all around and you are really going to be this nice about it?) Done, I am buying all of my vinyl lettering from you from here on out.

Not only was she AMAZING to work with (and quick might I add), I absolutely love the way they turned out. The lettering in Macey's room is adorable and the "icing on the cake" in her cute nursery.

Here are some pics to prove it:

To check out more on her website click here