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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Whatever Goes Wednesday #219

Welcome to this crazy day of linky love and blog exploration! I love to see what is new out there in blog land. Get started clicking away to view everyone's creations!

Please stick around and click on at few a links before leaving. Don't be a link-and-run blogger!

We joined Fearlessly Creative Mamas to help celebrate their blogging anniversary! You could win a $165 gift card to Amazon. I don't know about you, but I would LOVE to have that little chunk of change!! Go get entered! 


Tis the season for gardening and landscaping! Seasoned Homemaker has a fabulous post full of amazing tips and tricks for the beginning landscaper. If you're planning to make any improvements to your yard this year, you need to read this!

Don't forget to check out the Giveaway Directory tomorrow! It amazes me how few people enter giveaways. This is your chance at free stuff! FYI, this link is only open for two days. If you are going to do a giveaway and want to feature it here, make sure you link it up sometime on Thursday or Friday.


There's also the Spring Categorically Crafting party! Make sure you come on over and share your projects with us!

Mother's Day is coming up soon, so the Mother's Day Categorically Crafting party will be open this Friday!!

You know what to do. Enter your project (up to 4 links), tip, idea, recipe, whatever. Visit others. Leave comments. PLEASE NO ETSY SHOPS! Come back again in the next few days as more projects are added throughout the week. Let the fun begin! Because blogging is not my full-time job, I will not be able to visit every link. I apologize for that because I know you all work so hard and take the time to link up here and I appreciate it! Also, we'll be highlighting our favorites throughout the week, so be sure to check back periodically! :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"Ready for Take-off" Painted Wall


Do you have a little (or big) pilot-wannabe in your home? How about a themed room, complete with a take-off strip, like this one from Bohemian Junktion?

Memory Boxes for our Twins

I've written before about how I was expecting twins, how one was stillborn, and how our other little one was in the NICU. He came home about 2 months ago, and we ended up collecting a lot of stuff from his stay in the NICU. Stuff they were just going to get rid of. If a binkie fell on the floor, they would throw them away. So they gave us about 5 binkies as keepsakes. When we brought him home, they gave us the blood pressure cuff they had been using for him and an extra set of leads from his monitors. Things like that. Once they started sending things home with us, I decided I would save things to put in a memory box.


That little teddy bear between them is the one the hospital gave us in the memory box for Jack. He also appeared in quite a few of Emmett's newborn pictures.

I also decided that I would make one for Jack too. His isn't filled with his first outfit or medical supplies, but it includes things like the pamphlet from his funeral services, his hand and foot molds, and pictures from the nurse and photographer. Not quite as happy, but it was quite healing to work on it. There were only 6 of us (not including the doctor and nurses) that held him, and it was nice to have a collection of tangible things from his life.

 I found these boxes at Michaels for buy one get one free and grabbed some pearlized pins to hold everything together inside the box.
I played with the layout quite a bit, trying to get everything to look right. I didn't want it to just look like things were thrown together, but rather I wanted there to be something cohesive about it. I love that I was able to fit in the hand and foot molds. Until I put them in here, they were stored away in a box, and I felt so sad every time I thought of them. Having them out to see makes me much happier.

I absolutely love them. I especially love the 2 photos of Emmett. One is from after he was first born, weighing around 2lbs 11oz. The second is a couple of days before he came home when he was about 5.5lbs. It's such a sweet reminder of our little miracle.

These will be displayed in my little guy's nursery, which I'm slowly finishing. I've got a few pieces of d├ęcor finished that I'll be showing off soon!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Old Deck Wood Laundry Crate


  I'm a huge fan of storage and organizational items, and they're even better when they're made from upcycled things! My Love 2 Create turned some old deck wood into this great (and portable!) laundry basket storage station. Amazing!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

I just wanted to take a quick minute to wish you all a Happy Easter! I'm taking the day to spend time with my little family. I hope you're able to do the same and spend time with friends, family, and loved ones.
Happy Easter from the Easter Beagle!
Thanks for being a part of Someday Crafts! Hopefully you're enjoying all the ideas, inspiration, tutorials and other blogs you've found here.

While you're here, don't forget about the giveaway for the $165 Amazon gift card. You've got about 5 days left to enter!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Key Holder Using Floor Samples


Are you forever losing your keys? Do you have some floor samples lying around? Well, why not to do what Reduce, Reuse, Renewed did and turn the samples into a key rack? Brilliant!

Win a $165 Amazon Gift Card!

Are you ready for an AWESOME giveaway!? We're helping Fearlessly Creative Mammas celebrate their first anniversary - and that means you have a chance to win a $165 Amazon gift card! Wahoo!

I don't know about you, but I love Amazon. I could do a lot with $165 - diapers for the bebe, legos for the big boy, video games for the biggest boy (aka the hubby). And of course, some kindle books for me!

This giveaway is being hosted with some other very talented, very awesome bloggers. You should go check them all out! Be sure to stop by Fearlessly Creative Mammas to wish them a happy blogging anniversary!

Are you ready to win? Just use the rafflecopter below to get your entries in. You only have a week, so hop to it! What will you buy if you win?!
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