Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Headband SALE and New Items!

I want to sell my remaining headbands so I can start making new/different ones.  Soooo I am having a 50% off sale on ALL of my headbands.  Head on over to Kadynn's Korner on ETSY to purchase one! :)  Here are the ones I have available (I have multiple colors of each one so make sure to check out ETSY to see what colors are available! :)

I also have a new item available that I have not listed on ETSY yet.  However, if you are interested in one, head on over to ETSY and send me a message on there, and you can purchase one directly through me.  Here they are!  I think they are awesome, and you can easily change out the picture!

You can personalize it the way you want.  It can be stripes, chevron, solid, solid with initial in circle, solid with name (no circle), polka dots... The colors I currently have available are red, blue, light grey, dark grey, white, black, and pink.  They are $18 plus $5 for shipping.  If you would like a color that is not listed, it's an additional $2.  Remember to message me through ETSY if you would like to personalize and purchase a frame until I get it listed!  Thanks!! :)
*Wooden plaque and frame may vary based on availability.*

Pregnancy Announcement Photo Shoot (NOT MINE!) haha

I had the pleasure of taking one of my best friend's pictures this past weekend because she's pregnant with her second child!  She wanted a cute way to announce to everyone on Facebook, etc.  Here are some of my favorites!

I just started putting all of my photo shoots on another blog, but these were too cute not to share on here!  Check out my other pictures at DWT Photography or DWT Photography Blog. :)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Broccoli Cheese Bites

I made these because I had leftover broccoli, and we were going out of town so I didn't want it to go bad before we got back.  The best part is not only myself, but Craig and Kadynn loved them too!  I'll take that as a win considering Kadynn is only 1 and getting very picky about what she eats.  This is not bad for you, and she gets the hidden broccoli that she will not normally eat by itself. :)

1.) 16 ounces of chopped/cut up broccoli
2.) grated cheddar cheese (I didn't measure..I just used probably around a cup or so.)
3.) 3 eggs
4.) pepper
5.) 1 cup of italian breadcrumbs

All you do is mix all of the ingredients together.  Once it is mixed, form patties out of the mixture.  Place the patties on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes at 375 degrees (make sure to flip the patties once after 15 minutes).

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Veggie Pinwheels

I follow a lot of fitness people on Instagram and actually got this recipe from one of them.  However, I did change it slightly. 
1.) Dice different vegetables.  I used carrots and broccoli.  I can't remember if I used any other ones, but onions and peppers would probably taste good too!
2.)  Mix the diced vegetables, taco seasoning, and salsa with one package of light cream cheese.
3.) Spread the cream cheese/veggie mixture on a tortilla.
4.) Roll up the tortilla, put them in the refrigerator to chill, and then cut into pinwheels.
*I did not put them in the refrigerator to chill..I just ate them right after I made them, and they were great!  Craig mentioned adding some shredded chicken, which I also think sounds amazing.*

Also, I did not measure how much salsa or taco seasoning I used.  I just added a little and kept tasting it to see if it was good.

Sorry for the awful cell phone picture.  I try to take non-cell phone pictures of the food I make, but I ate these too quickly and did not get one with my camera haha.

DIY Bathroom Sign

I actually saw this on Pintrest, but of course it was to buy one....not directions on how to make your own.  So, I came up with my own way! :)  First, I bought a wooden plaque at Michaels for $1 or $2.  Then, I painted the plaque black using 3 coats.  I waited for each coat to dry before I painted another coat.  Next, I painted over the black paint with 1 or 2 coats of white paint.  The reason I did this is because when I sanded the edges to give it an antique look, I wanted black to show instead of the wood.  Then, once all the paint had dried, I sanded down the edges and some of the front to give it an old/antique look.  This next step may sound kind of confusing (again, I am really bad about taking pictures as I go).  I actually used Microsoft Word to print each word in the font that I liked.  Once I printed the words, I taped them onto the plaque to make sure everything was the right size and fit the way I wanted it to.  Once all the words were taped to the plaque, I took a pen and outlined the printed letters.  When you do this (you have to push hard enough), an outline or indentation of the letters will go onto the wood.  Then all you have to do is take the taped paper off and trace the indentation of the letters on the wood using either paint pens or sharpies (I used sharpies for mine) and then color in each letter.  If you are like me, I cannot just write stuff like this without using some kind of template.  So that is exactly why I created a "template" of the words.  If you are confused about making a template, leave a comment, and I will make a separate post with the template I used.  Again, everyone's template may be different depending on the size of the plaque you buy and the font you want to use.

DIY Canvas

I have been looking for a different set up for pictures above our couch, and I finally figured one out.  We already had the Taylor alphabet picture that I made above the couch, and I knew I wanted some family pictures below the Taylor picture.  We had some family pictures taken when Kadynn was 6 months old.  So I picked my favorite three and had them blown up to an 8x10.  First, I painted the sides of three blank 8x10 canvases black.  Once the paint dried, I put mod podge on the back of the picture and on the actual canvas.  I then put the picture on the canvas.  Once it dried, I took a foam brush and put a one layer, thin coat of mod podge over the picture to make it look like it was printed on the actual canvas instead of a picture glued on the canvas.  I used the matte mod modge because I like matte pictures better than glossy.  Making your own canvas pictures is A LOT cheaper than buying them from somewhere.
You can see the black paint on the sides.

I have made a few other canvases, and I have used multiple colors for the sides.  On one picture of my daugher, I used pink paint for the sides of the canvas, and it turned out great! :)

Birthday Wreath

I saw one of these birthday wreaths on ETSY, but the price was outrageous.  So of course I figured I could make one for a lot cheaper and customize it the way that I wanted.  I think I paid less than $20 to make it.  The ribbon is what costs the most, but if you have a coupon, then it isn't as much.  First I wrapped the pink ribbon around the wreath, hot gluing a little as I went (I am a big hot glue fan....mainly because I can't sew or do anything else.  So hot glue can do everything haha).
Next, I hot glued the letters "Kadynn is one" to the wreath.  After that, I made the green and blue bows on the side.  I wish I had taken a picture of how I did this because it may sound kind of confusing, but it really isn't.  All you do is wrap the ribbon around the wreath and start making a bow like you would when you tie your shoes.  When you have the two "tails," then you will form a loop with one tail and wrap it with the other....I did this four or five times until it looked "loopy" enough.  Basically all you do is make a bow normally (like when you tie a shoe), then keep making more loops using only the tails.  If you want me to show you, just leave a comment, and I will make a tutorial.  Then, I used a piece of twine and hot glued it to the wooden monkey I found at Hobby Lobby.  Then I hot glued the other end of the twine to the back of the wreath.  Lastly, I hot glued the three color ribbons (make sure they are all the same length) to the back so that I could hang it up.  Again, pretty simple and costs way less than buying something online . :)

Old Window Frame

I made this out of an old window that my dad had in his warehouse.  All I did was sand off some of the old paint (not a lot of sanding).  Then I painted the frame antique white using only one coat.  I didn't paint it all over or in the creases because I wanted it to keep that old look feeling.  I waited for it to dry, and then I sanded it to give it an old/antique look.  I nailed a big claw hook to the back, taped pictures in each box, and hung it up...pretty simple as long as you can find an old window somewhere.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Kadynn's First Birthday

On Kadynn's actual birthday she actually had her 1 year checkup where she had her toe pricked twice (because she's anemic), and she had 2 shots.  Then we went to lunch at Moe's and went to the zoo.  She LOVES the zoo, especially when the animals are active.  Since it was a week day, there was barely anyone at the zoo, and it wasn't hot at all!  It was definitely the best trip to the zoo that I have ever had.  She got to see all the animals, ride the carousel, ride the train, and she ate an entire icecream cone...needless to say she LOVED it all!  Grandmamma and Noell also came, and grandmamma got her 2 stuffed animals and a cup from the zoo....she's spoiled.

I am pretty sure this was her favorite thing..as you can tell by the huge smile on her face.

The zoo tired her out!

A week after her birthday we had her birthday party.  We had it at our house, and I started planning it four months beforehand lol.  Of course, we decided a monkey theme because she loves monkeys (but lately I have come to find she likes bananas more than monkeys...and bananas might be the main reason she likes monkeys to begin with...she could eat a "nana" at every meal if we let her).  We decorated inside and outside, and some family and friends came over before the party to help with the food and decorations (thank goodness they did!)!  Craig made an awesome table with 2 coolers in the middle.  He had seen the design a month or so before, but he thought it would be perfect to use at her party, so he built it.  We had hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, macaroni salad, cake, cupcakes, a banana split table, and snickers/apple/whip cream dessert.  I think everything turned out great!  It did rain everyday leading up to her party, so I was getting kind of worried.  However, the rain held out until her party was almost over, which was great.  We ended up getting Kadynn a bounce house and car.  We also got her a bubble machine to use at the party, and all the kids loved it.  She didn't really know what to do with the bounce house, so she just kind of sat there...but when we got it out again a few days ago, she loved it.  She was going up and down the slide by herself and crawling all around it.  She got tons of cute clothes, books, and bathing suits and a TON of other stuff from everyone.  Overall, I think it was a lot of fun.  It can definitely be a little stressful hosting a party and trying to get everything together, but in the end, I think it is worth it because then you can decorate, cook, etc. and have everything the way you want it.  Yes, it's a lot more work, but at the same time, I think it's fun planning that kind of stuff.
dessert table

Craig's awesome table with coolers that he made!

The cake Karen made!

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Kim came all the way here from Colorado!!

She wanted to give kisses!