Good Monday everyone!
How was your weekend? Hope everyone had a great time!
For our little family, our weekend started off great, but then on Saturday afternoon we realized our son had a mild fever. We didn’t know it was the start of an ugly flu. Things got worst Sunday morning when he woke up crying and seemed to be in pain. The three of us spent most of the day; cuddling on the sofa watching TV. My parents had planned a small family get together at their house but we had to cancel. They surprised us by coming over instead with cake and pizza.
I wanted to share with all of you that today is my birthday!
We had planned to spend the weekend together doing things the whole family would enjoy. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned.
I also wanted to share another first with you,
cutting my own bangs (fringe):
For my birthday, I decided to try something fun and new; I cut my own bangs (fringe). Some of you may think “SHE’S IMPULSIVE” and others will think “SHE’S BRAVE” but most of you will say “SHE’S NUTS”.
Sporting bangs (a fringe) has always been an arduous decision for me to make. Bangs (fringe) and I have a back and forth love/hate relationship. It’s always the same story between us:
Below, you will see pictures of the steps I followed when I cut my bangs (fringe).
I watched a Youtube video before taking this big risk. If you would like to attempt this at home, I recommend you to first watch the Youtube videos available online. If you want to have the perfect fringe, please make sure to take a “rendez-vous” with your stylist.
My hair was dry and I pulled my one year old fringe to the front of my face:
In this picture you can see me cutting the bangs vertically with small scissors:
Here I was already regretting my decision. How many times must I question myself?
Voila! This is how my bangs (fringe) look when swiped on the side! I love how they turned out, perfect length. Don’t know about you but every time, I get them done at the salon, they are too short or too long. Unfortunately, I was not able to take great pictures with my iPhone, so you can’t see everything and hubby couldn’t take any good pictures of my hair either.
Saturday after lunch time, we went to one of the happiest places in “MY” world; IKEA. Many of you already know this; I’m a tad obsessed with IKEA, so you can imagine how excited and happy I was when hubby brought us there to pick up my birthday gift.
We went there to get something just for me, instead we came back with a tiny, inexpensive dining room table for our basement. This table will be Nate’s craft table, he loves drawing and can spend most of the afternoon with Crayolas and chalk. We also got four inexpensive white chairs to go with it.
Here I am sporting my new bangs and considering this mirror for our bedroom:
You might remember from one of my previous posts about us de-cluttering our basement to create more space for Nate to play. Unfortunately, our plans didn’t go as planned. We had five “billy” bookcases in our basement filled with books and old work stuff. We had to remove these bookcases for safety reasons. If you have small children, you will understand how unsafe it can be if the bookcases aren’t properly secured to the wall. We were also scared our son would start climbing them to get to the goodies and books on top. It is important for us to have this space available for him to play every day, so we did a lot of de-cluttering, stored our books in other places around our home, moved three out of five bookcases into our dining area, removed an old shelf, switch furniture around, donated many of Nate’s old toys and assembled the dining room table as Nate’s crafty corner. Completion of our basement will have to wait for now. It will still be our priority but it will have to wait until we can budget for it. During the week, I will start setting up this space with his craft tools, so he can have fun!
Below, you will find pictures of how one corner of our tiny living room basement is looking now. I am planning on painting these white walls in a warmer color this summer. Please, don’t forget, the black bookcase you see next to the sofa, will have to go to another room because I am scared he will start climbing it.
When hubby started assembling the table; it’s when we noticed Nate started getting sick:
We hurried up to assemble the four chairs and I had to take care of our little boy:
After de-cluttering the basement and rearranging the furniture, we ended with this empty space. Perfect for Nate’s new craft table. I dislike the wall heater, it’s an eyesore every time I look at it (We will try to change it before next Fall).
Now, this is how the space looks with the table next to the wall in front of the patio doors. The big plant you see sticking out in the picture is not there to stay, it’s an outdoor plant that we’ve kept inside since September. We keep her here because all day she gets plenty of sunlight:
Different topic: I got these “Martha Stewart Home Office” blinders as a gift for my birthday. I haven’t had time to get my hands on these yet but before the end of the week I will try to have my life organized:
Now, finally, I get to show you this lucky bracelet I made for myself a couple of weeks ago. When I got the gold leafs for my mom’s elephant, I also picked up some crafting beads, jewelry and cord from Michael’s:
I’ve always consider myself a crafty girl. I have succeeded with many projects, though I have never attempted to make my own jewelry. One of the reasons I started writing this blog was to try new things and share them with you as we go along! So, here is another one of them, hope you like it and think is as pretty as I believe it is:
I decided to make myself this small jewelry piece, nothing fancy but it will remind me how lucky I am to have my little one with me:
I don’t know if you can tell from the pictures above but I inverted two of the letters and completed the bracelet before realizing my mistake. Instead of “LUCKY MOMMY” it writes “LUCKY MOWWY”. Kind of ironic isn’t it? I’ve been wearing the bracelet for a while now and I like it!
Before I let you go, I wanted to share these last pictures with you; aside from the birthday cake my parents gave me, I decided to bake this giant cupcake again and decorated it with homemade pink icing for my birthday:
Hope you will have a great week!
Thanks again for stopping by!