Friday, September 30

Airplanes & Dinner at The Runway Cafe

We took Lawson to The Runway Cafe for dinner. It's a restaurant at the downtown airport here in Greenville that you can go to and watch airplanes take off while you are eating your meal.  We only saw one airplane take off while we were eating but there were a lot on the ground that you get to see really close up.  The weather was so beautiful and the food was great too!





Checking out the airplanes with Dad




Tuesday, September 27

Socializing: Bouncing Babies

Lawson and I go to Bouncing Babies on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at our local library. We(the moms and their babies) all sit in a circle sing songs, blow bubbles, dance to music, and listen to the teacher read a couple of stories and rhymes. Afterwards is playtime for all the children to play together.  Lawson seems to really like the class. He loves to try and dance to the music and likes looking at all of the children.

Do you participate in any type of Moms Morning Out program or class like this with your baby? Or did you when your children were little? 





Wednesday, September 21

Blessings and Miracles

My best friend had her first child, Landyn, on August 11th. He was born with numerous health problems and was taken to MUSC Children's Hospital for emergency surgery almost immediately following his birth.  
He survived the first two surgeries but is still in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care unit and has a long hard road ahead of him.  His parents finally got to hold him after waiting nearly SIX weeks.  

I was finally able to meet him and took some pictures of my visit. He is so precious, I love him so much. I cannot wait until I get a chance to hold him! 
 I pray every single day that he will continue to recover and keep fighting. 





Please pray for Landyn and his family.







Friday, September 16

School is Fun at Mauldin Elementary

Lawson and I had a great time visiting Ms Brownlee's fourth grade class at Mauldin Elementary. We ate lunch and played outside at recess with all of her students. The class was very nice and loved meeting Lawson.  Here are some pictures from our visit with Aunt Page and her fourth graders!

Going down the slide!

Weeee!! 


Windy day!


Thanks for stopping by! 
-M, S, & L Head



Thursday, September 8

Laundry Closet to Laundry Room

I took on the task of sprucing up our laundry closet and am so happy with the results.

Most of you know that we live in a pretty small house, just two bedrooms, one bathroom and one teeny tiny laundry closet. I love our home, but being unorganized is almost impossible when you have such limited space.  Hence the reason I had to do something with this horrible laundry space.
Ever since we moved in we've kind of just closed the doors whenever we had guests over and just hoped that no one accidentally opened them to reveal the disaster that you see in the "Before" pictures below.

Once I started to stay at home, I started doing every ones laundry and it really became apparent to me just how much I hated this closet.  Seeing as how I spend a lot of time standing in front of it I just had to find a way to make it more pleasant for me to look at.

So with that in mind..... I did a little research online, mostly looking for ways to spruce up a laundry closet, and organizational ideas or ways to make a small laundry closet feel more like a laundry room.  I came across some really helpful information and with that I got to work.

All in all, in my laundry "room" make-over project I would say that the most important thing that I learned was to treat the room like you would any other space in your house.  This includes painting it the way you would the rest of the house, hanging pictures, and putting your towels and decorative accessories out just like you would any other part of your house.  It makes sense, if you don't want it to look like a drab and dreary closest, don't decorate it that way!

How do you keep your laundry room or closet looking nice and neat?

Before






After
I purchased the baskets that the towels are in from Good Will for about $3, I spray painted them black for a more uniformed look. 
I used our leftover living room paint to paint the inside of the closet.

The mirrors on the wall were something I used in my college apartment. Once again...spray painted them black and hung them on the wall. Ta-Da!




I covered the light switch plate in a piece of sample fabric I got a few years ago when I was trying to decide on curtain fabric for my dining room.  The framed piece of paper is a stain removal guide by Martha Stewart. (also spray painted an old frame we had laying around the house, black)


Please leave a comment, I would love to know what you think!

Thursday, September 1

Learning to Sew

I've always wanted to learn how to sew. My mom can sew and has made all of the curtains in my house and, with the help of my Aunt Anne, made all of Lawson's nursery bedding too. Watching her kind of struck a cord in me once again to want to learn how to do it for myself, so I started taking a beginners sewing class at Marietta's Quilt and Sew. So far I've learned how to thread a bobbin and a sewing machine and I made a cute pillow case and apron in my first two classes!

First Class: We were instructed to pick through a minimal selection of pre-cut fabric to make our pillow case, which explains my lovely ugly dinosaur fabric that you see in the picture below.  I've actually been using the pillow to put behind Lawson so he has something soft to fall back onto when he gets tired of sitting up. I think the reason for pre-cutting the fabric is so that you are not overwhelmed in your first class and  can just focus on the actual sewing!

Second Class: As for the apron, we were able to choose any fabric we wanted (yay!) and although I didn't purposely try to match my kitchen, the yellow in the floral fabric ended up looking great with our yellow paint in our kitchen - lucky me! I plan to make more of these, I think they would make great gifts...and how cute would monogram be on the fold down under the neck?

So.....now that I am a sewing expert....I've decided I want to learn how to make a longall or jon-jon for my first sewing project. I found a pattern that I like and think it will work, and even though I have no idea how to use it, I'm determined to figure it out! .....Stay tuned....

Have you ever used a pattern to sew by? Are they really hard to follow? 



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