Friday, April 18, 2014

Play Bakery

Hey guys!  Today I'm going to show you my final entry for blog wars.  I also have the 3rd round coming up too, however, that is a tutorial so I will be posting that in the near future.  For the final round I really wanted to give all I could in the short amount of time that I had to give it. ;)  We found this entertainment center on craigslist for $30.  It was in such great shape!  I knew I wanted to turn it into something great for AB.  So I turned it into a play bakery complete with pretend cake pops, pretend cookies, and pretend sprinkles.

Below is the before and after picture.

As you can see below the bakery lights up! :)  It was hard to get a good picture of it in the daylight outside so we did have this shot of it before it was finished so you guys could get an idea of how it looks all lit. :)  I just love it!

I made the cookies from wood circle cuts from Michael's.  I bought a small and a large size disc.  I painted them and then hot glued them together.  and of course, cookies would not be complete in a bakery with out the cookie bags.  I picked up the bags and the embellishments as well at Michael's. The cake pops where also wood pieces I found at Michael's.  I already had the lolli pop sticks from making real cake pops so I used the left overs for this craft!  Aren't they so fun?  I just love the stand with the glitter tape from American Crafts.

The sprinkles are made out of tiny beads that I bought at Michael's.  I put them in clear salt and pepper shakers from the dollar tree.  (To make sure they didn't spill out, on the inside of the lids I put clear tape.)

The menu chalkboard was made from one of those laser cut wood frames from Michael's. I stained the frame using a light gray color. Then, I took the bottom part of the drawer from the entertainment center and used it as the backing for the chalkboard.  Then cut out in vinyl the Menu design I designed in illustrator. 

"The Man" made the shelves from spice rack molding and a small sheet of wood we had in the garage.
Most of all the accessories for the bakery were found at the dollar tree, (Glasses and baking sheets).

The sign was found at Michael's and I just painted it white and added the details on the side and cut the bakery out of vinyl with my cameo.

There is still a few things I would like to add to it to make it 100% complete.  I plan on putting a mirror behind the shelving in the door part. And I also want to add a back part with some cute bakery styling in the main play part of it.  We originally thought it would be fun to play behind it like taking orders and stuff, but "The Man" pointed out, "Who is going to put that huge thing out in the middle of a room so kids can play behind it?"  haha.  He's right! (Don't tell him that) ;)  So I will have to come up with something for the inner back part and something on the other side. :)  I'm open to ideas!!!

Until next time, keep creating, living, and obsessing!

Monday, April 14, 2014

It's been TOO long...

It's been too long people!!  I have been so busy since I have last posted on here.  I'm not sure you all knew, but during blog wars I was pregnant!  And it was an extremely rough pregnancy (more on that later).


I had a beautiful baby girl!  On October 21, 2013 we welcomed Emelia Rose into our family!

We were so indecisive on picking a name. ( In other words, "The man" and I could not agree on any!)  No one knew her name until she was born so we announced her arrival with the picture to the left. :)  It was a cute way to announce it especially because I didn't do anything fun for when we told people we were expecting number 2!  I made the custom sticker to put on her.  She is now 5 months old and my world!  AB just loves her little sister.  She even asked me yesterday is we could figure out a way to get another one in my tummy. haha.  ( 4year olds.)  What else?..   I have been working like crazy.  I am very thankful for how successful my home business has become.  I was extremely busy around the holidays selling about 130 Grandkids signs.  It was CRAY-ZAY! "The man" helped so much!  And I have been also busy with new invitations and all the other fun party designs.  I did a lot of crafting and designing for my BFF's wedding.  Ashley just got married on 3/22/14.  It was a gorgeous vintage/rustic wedding.  And AB also just had her 4th birthday (Sofia the First themed)  During my time away I have taken tons of photos of potential posts for the blog.  It was always a, "Hey! That would be great for the blog!"  So I will be able to have some old content but new for you guys. :)  We are currently working on so many projects around the house that I'm going to have to focus on one to finish something so I don't have so many uncompleted projects and rooms, one of them being Emelia's room. :)  I'm hoping to start that next week. 

The Seahawks won the Super Bowl!!!  That made "The Man" so happy.  Since he's from Washington and we live in Washington, They are his team.  I will say they are mine by default. :)  Although I do love college football and since I'm from Idaho and went to BSU, they are and forever will be, my team.

That's really all the major things that have happened.  Work and two beautiful girls have kept me very busy. :)  I have already been writing some posts on the last two entries of blog wars from 2013. :)  I still to this day can't believe I won! :)  I'm so grateful for everyone that voted!  So you will be seeing those here shortly.  But…

Until next time keep Creating, Living, and Obsessing!

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