Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Oh Baby!

If you follow my blog on Facebook, you probably know that it is complete chaos at my house right now. We have a baby shower/housewarming party coming up, and every project {well….maybe only 1/4 of it} that has been on my list since we moved here is getting some attention.

Did I mention that we haven’t had a.c. for I don’t know how long?!?!? It hasn’t been completely miserable. Surprisingly, I do believe it could be much worse. And, we do have a separate unit to work our bedrooms, so if I need to cool off I can just go chill back there. They’re here right now, and I can’t wait for them to be done, so we can crank it up.

Because I knew they were coming, I didn’t do my weekly cleaning. I didn’t see the point of cleaning….only to have to re-clean once they leave. Plus….too many projects going on to waste time cleaning. It’s seriously driving me insane though. Dirtiness and messiness does not sit well with me!

Since I’ve  been stuck here today, I figured I would whip out a craft. The perk of the shower being at your house is that you get to contribute in ways here and there. Some people might think that to be a perk, but a crafty person like myself does. Plus, you don’t have to go anywhere. The people come to you!

I saw a wreath on Pinterest {linked here}, and it looked easy enough to do. I figured that I had half of the materials, and it’s a wreath that I can easily undo and make into something else.


Here’s what you need:

  • Brown yarn
  • Large needle
  • Paint of your color choice
  • Small paint brush
  • Paper plate to put paint on
  • Burlap
  • Scissors
  • Chalk
  • Computer & Printer
  • Grapevine wreath
  • Raffia
  • Poster board {or some kind of surface to paint on}

Here’s how you do it….

  • Using a computer program like Microsoft Word, make a large triangle shape, print it, and cut it to the size you need. You can always trim from the top if it’s too large…easy fix!
  • Lay your burlap out flat. Trace your triangle onto the burlap using the chalk.
  • Cut out the triangles.
  • Lay your triangles out on the poster board. Put your paint on the plate and start painting on your triangles. Make sure you give your triangles time to dry before moving on to the next step.


  • After the triangles are dry, cut yourself a piece of yarn long enough to thread the triangles through and tie to the wreath. Thread the yarn through the needle and begin weaving them through.
  • Tie to your wreath.
  • Use the raffia to make a not-so-perfect bow and tie it to the wreath.
  • On the back of your wreath, use a small piece of yarn to make a way to attach the wreath to the door.
  • And now….hang on your door and admire!


It’s a very simple wreath! The best thing is that it can be adopted for all kinds of events or holidays! I’m already thinking of a way to use it for the 4th of July!

On another note, I did go to the doctor last week and had an ultrasound done. I’m not sure if I shared previously, but I was told at the beginning of the pregnancy that I had a common condition called a partial placenta previa that could correct itself as the pregnancy went on. The good news is that everything looked great, so Baby Langham can actually try to get out on his own instead of having no way out except through a c-section.

I’m now 30 weeks, so I graduated to the appointments being every two weeks……yay {not}! I’ve gained 12 pounds in all, and at least 2+ of those pounds are him. He’s still a tiny mite, so he’s going to definitely be cooking for a while longer!  During the ultrasound, he was head down, but we all know that can change. He’s still got plenty of time left to move around as he pleases, and he is definitely a mover here lately. My ribs are taking a beating.

Other good news that came at the appointment was that I passed my sugar test! So glad I don’t have to do the 3 hour test! The first one was bad enough!

His nursery is coming right along, and I promise I’ll be sharing more about that coming up. I just need to get his daddy to do a few more things in there before I show you our “progress” photo. I don’t think it will even be “complete” before he arrives. I’m not giving up hope though! The curtains did get hung last night though.

Be back soon with other house updates and news!

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