Decal Monogram

Friday, February 25, 2011

Hey Everyone!  As most of you know- I'm always into "projects" around my house.  One thing that I have to remind myself is that there is only 1 of me.  Ryan was a big help, but now he's the official babysitter when I start a project.  I've been wanting to blog more about my before and after projects, and just got an email that has encouraged me to do so more often!

One of my DIY projects in Chaz's nursery was featured on the blog where I bought his initial decal.  Ryan and I changed an armoir into a changing table.  We took a piece of plywood and painted it a pale blue (looks brighter in the picture).  I order a decal from Decal Monograms and had Ryan put it on the board for me.  We then attached the board to the back of the armoir to cover of the holes where the T.V. cords would go and he framed it out with chair rail that I bought from Lowe's.  I found some baskets that fit perfectly from Target and within minutes- we had a full blown changing table.  It was so easy and the best part... I got the armoir for free.  Total cost:  about $50... not including the diapers :)  The picture doesn't show it, but there are also baskets below that hold his books and some toys.

I sent this picture to Marilyn at Decal Monograms and she posted it on her blog.  I was so excited!
Check out her stuff... it's really cute and very affordable!

February 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Not much going at the Abbey house.  Chaz is still getting over all his congestion and ear infections.  Doctor says it could take until the season changes before he's completely better.  Another reason Spring needs to come and stay!  He is a master roller now... and has found his "voice."  He loves to squeal and then laughs at himself- pretty funny I must say!

He has figured out the spoon!!
And, I'm trying to learn not to make a mess :)

Played so hard- he fell asleep on his exersaucer!


Friday, February 11, 2011

Chazzie and Mama played a game last night.  First to give in.  He cried (actually no tears involved) yelled, screamed, groaned as long as he could.  Mama layed in bed and watched on the moniter for an hour.  Chaz won- Mama gave him the paci.  Mama got back in bed.  5 minutes later- Chaz wanted to play again.  2.5 hours of playing games.... Tired= understatement.