" All About the Details: July 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Link Party First

So for the first time I joined a link party.... still kinda new but we'll see how it goes.

Ginger Snap Crafts

Check it out. :)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Party [Sesame Street 1st Birthday- Twins]

Sesame Street Twins Birthday

I've been working on the Twins Birthday party for what seems like forever but it was completely worth it!

Enjoy our Sesame Street Birthday Party

MOM Review [Step 2 My Clubhouse]

For the twins 1st Birthday we wanted to buy them something that they both could play with for a long time. After doing some research I came across the Step 2 My Clubhouse, it seemed like the perfect gift for twins to share! And its pretty unisex which totally works for my boy/girl twins!

I purchased it from Toys R Us for $179.99 but I had a 20% off coupon so it was about $150ish after tax. The box was pretty heavy (60lbs or so) but my husband was able to load it up in the truck and off we went!

I didn't take pictures of me assembling it because at the time I didn't think about it. But I can honestly say that I assembled it with out any power tools (although it would have been faster) and was done in about an hour. The instructions were really easy to understand and used pictures to make it even EASIER! The holes aren't predrilled (which is why an electric tool would have been faster) but the plastic is soft enough to make the holes yourself. (Like I said I did this, just your average mama!)

Overall the Step 2 My Clubhouse, is great and we bought it for my 1yr old twins (the manufacture age is 2 and up) since they are pretty tall and walk well its great for them too. The one item I'd change about this clubhouse is the fabric roof, I love the idea of a fabric roof BUT if we are going to keep it outside (its currently inside) I'd prefer a roof that was removable so I could wash it! They have you screw the fabric into the plastic at the top. Since I was not a fan of this I did not do this step. I will be purchasing some velcro and making this a removable roof. I will post and update after I do this... sewing machine is required... so it will take some time :)

We had a few kids at their party and this clubhouse was a hit! The kids like opening the many doors and crawling through the short opening at the back. I like it because I can see the kids playing in it from almost all angles so I know they are playing nice.. which is important when you have two!

I'd recommend this to any mom and especially a MOM (Mom of Multiples)!

good size for crawling and walking around..

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A workout shirt....(kinda)

I love pinterest. Who doesn't? Anyway I saw this great tutorial on a DIY workout shirt... click here

I thought "hmmm I want to try that..."

here we have a shirt that was given to my husband, it doesn't fit and I dont think there was a way to return it... so its mine now :)

I thought the design would be fun cut up...

And here is my cut up version...

Its cute, but not as cute as the one she made... Next time I'm feeling tough I'll workout in this.. maybe at my boot camp class Friday or Sunday..... :) I'll share photos promise.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

a little test craft..

So I've seen DIY photo canvases all over pinterest... I've got tons of ideas running through my head... but before I dive in to some major canvas work I found these small relatively cheap canvases at Michaels.

Test craft here we come!

Here's what I've got... a photo of my baby boy, A bottle of Mod Podge, (which I bought a while ago and have been DYING to use...) and my tiny photo canvas... foam brush not pictured.

Crafting on a Michaels ad just seems fitting huh? Anyway here's the photo after I cut it and slathered Mod Podge on my photo..... hmmm looks suspect to me. I'm waiting until it dries before I judge.

Close up of the fresh Mod Podge coat...

Here is the canvas after it dried.

Well results are good, it worked. But I did learn a few things... I think I'll trim the photo better next time and maybe even shorter than the canvas so I can paint around it... like I found here.

Stay tuned.. I'll show the completely finished project soon.