Friday, August 27, 2010

Fabulous Friday Follow
August 27th-31st
Happy Friday!
Every Friday begins with Fabulous Friday Follow Blog Hop

We are keeping it simple.

Here's what you do...

1. Follow the LLBB and 2GiggleBoxes, (We will follow you too!)
2. Click on the Linky Tool below and add your blog.
3. Check out the other blogs on "Fabulous Friday Follow" and follow them too.

Another person from this weeks Linky List who has a "FABULOUS" blog
to host with us the week of September 10th-14th.

Linky will close on Tuesday evening and the "FABULOUS" blog
will be notified on Wednesday, the 31st, via email!

Happy Following!

XOXO, Laura and Sarah

P.S. What is a blog hop you ask!?!?
A Blog Hop, also known as blog hopping, is to move from one blog to another, reading posts or to leaving comments. Where the mission is to gain more followers on your blog!
It's 100% for FUN!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Covered Button Flip Flops

Clara's birthday party is this weekend! We decided on a small family party to celebrate her big day. I say small, but with my siblings, their spouses, nieces, nephews and grandparents it ends up to be about 30 people!

While planning our intimate gathering I was trying to decide what to do for take home gifts. Upon a trip to Old Navy I found flip flops...for 97 cents! I couldn't pass that up. I know fall/winter is right around the corner, but we live in Florida and pretty much wear flip flops year round. So, I bought them for the girls. Now what to do with them? I embellished these last spring, but wanted something a little more juvenile. I saw some covered button book marks in a Hallmark the other week. They were adorable and would look just as cute on a pair of flip flops! So here they are!

They were really quick and easy and if you don't have an embroidery machine they would look just as cute with a bright, colorful fabric choice. I used the same way to apply the button as in this tutorial (DMC thread and hot glue gun).

If you have never used a covered button before it's really easy. Here is a quick demonstration...
There are two choices for covered buttons...the kit and the refill. If you have never purchased the kit you will want to get that first. It is a little more expensive, but comes with the necessary parts you need to assemble the button. Here are the supplies. I used a little spray adhesive on the fabric because I wanted the initial to be centered and the adhesive kept the fabric from slipping. I used 7/8" covered buttons. I purchased the kit for about $3.25 and the 2 packs of refills for $2.25. There are 4 buttons in each of these packs. All together the flip flops were less than $2.50!
I drew circles. The kit comes with a template on the back. I couldn't find mine so I just guessed.
Cut your circles out.
Sandwich the fabric between the white, rubber piece and the top of the button.
Tuck the excess fabric inside the top of the button.
Use the plastic, blue piece to push the back of the button into the top of the button.
All finished!
Follow this tutorial to assemble your covered button flip flops!
And you will have pretty, happy feet!

Now what to do for the boys?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Carson's First Haircut

We have been wanting to get Carson's hair trimmed for a while now. It was getting a little stringy and being out in the sun and in the water all summer didn't help. So, we took her this weekend and it was traumatic to say the least. She is a bit of a drama queen though, so I really didn't expect anything less.

To prepare her for her milestone first hair cut I showed her pictures of my husband's first hair cut. He was three years old as well.
She liked looking at his pictures and asked where the pictures of mommy's hair cut were. I told her I would have to ask her MeMe. So, MeMe where are they??? In my baby book?

We went to this little place in the mall called Shortcuts. It's really cute. They have cars and airplanes for the kids to sit in while they get a haircut. They also have tv's at each station to try and distract the kids from what is happening. I suppose it works for some kids, but it didn't for ours:)
"Mommy, hold you." she kept saying.
They gave her fairy dust at the end! Who wouldn't want to get their haircut here?
When we got home her daddy had a tea set waiting for her.
He apparently liked playing tea when he was her age too:) I loved going through his old pictures.
That was our big event this weekend. What did you do?
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