Fabric, Lace & Ribbon Baby Mobile


A little while back I mentioned that I was finally able to start a project for Baby Girl Fancy, and I'm finally giving you a glimpse. While the nursery is still a work in progress, there are a few things finally coming together. Plus, by now you know that the colour scheme for the room is mint, pinks & neutral tones. I'm hoping when the nursery is complete that the overall feel will be vintage, rustic & a little bit modern all thrown together. Make sense? Don't worry, it's all mapped out in my head :)

After seeing many different variations of similar mobiles on Pinterest and Etsy, I decided that I'd try to make my own, and I quite like how it turned out!


This project was really simple and more time consuming than anything. It probably took me a couple of hours to complete. I wasn't rushing though, and was just enjoying the process. The only things I needed were: an embroidery hoop {I used a 12 inch one}, good fabric cutting scissors, fabrics, ribbon & lace of my choosing, and jute string to hang it in the end.


All I did was cut the ribbon, lace, and fabric {I cut the fabric in strips first}, to my desired length and then looped the pieces around the embroidery hoop. Once I had it as full as I wanted, I tied the jute string in a few different parts around the hoop for it to hang by. I still have to figure out the best way to hang it over the crib. Our crib is currently on back order, so we still don't have it, and thus the mobile isn't in place yet. When the crib does arrive I'll be sure to show how the mobile looks hanging over it. 


You'll notice I wasn't too concerned that every piece was the same length. In fact, when I was looping the fabric around the embroidery hoop I purposely made sure pieces were uneven. It's the look I was going for.




Like I said, I'm really pleased with the result and glad I opted to make my own. I have a few more DIY projects that I'm hoping to tackle before she arrives, however, days are growing short, so wish me luck!



Foodie Friday: Juicing




Last year, husband decided to invest in a juicer. He actually did a 7 day juice cleanse. I was really proud of him as he lasted the whole 7 days. Like many appliances though, the juicer eventually got shoved into the closet and aside from pulling it out occasionally, it didn't exactly get used much. Maybe that only happens in our house?

Within the last month we decided to pull it back out and replace our coffee maker with it. Our coffee maker has been neglected since we've been using the french press more. Therefore, we thought if we replaced the coffee maker with the juicer we'd be more inclined to use it. Funny how that works. It actually has made us think to juice more since it's staring us right in the face.


So we've been trying to juice more around here. It doesn't happen daily, but we try and aim for a few times a week. We don't really follow recipes, we just kind of add things we like and see what happens. One juice in particular that we like to mix up is this carrot, apple & orange juice. We throw in a banana too for some added flavour. Here's our "recipe":

Carrot, Apple & Orange Juice {with a hint of banana}

- 2 oranges (peeled)
- 3 apples (cut into quarters, peel left on)
- 2 carrots (peeled & ends cut off)
- 1 banana (obviously, peeled) *Note: bananas do not provide much juice at all. But they do add some nice flavour and make the consistency of your juice a little bit thicker*

Start by juicing the banana on low. Next, on high speed, juice the apples, carrots & oranges (order doesn't really matter for these - just make sure to do the banana first, that way the juice of the others will push the banana out). Then you're done!

{The above makes 2 servings}


Tips:

*I like to shove the juice in the fridge immediately to chill for about 10-15min. I prefer to have mine chilled, plus while it's chilling, I clean up the mess.

*Stir the juice before you pour it into your glasses. Sometimes you'll notice layers of what you've juiced, so you want to make sure it's mixed up good. Plus, if it sits for a few minutes it tends to separate, even if you do stir it before you chill it in the fridge.

*We find that when you juice it's best if you use it up immediately, or within a few hours. It's not really something you want to make up and leave in the fridge for a day or two.

{I'm no juicing expert, these are just a few things we've learned along the way!}


We love juicing a few times a week. It's not only yummy, but it's a great way to get in some extra fruits & veggies too!

So tell me, do you have a juicer? If so what's your favourite combo? I'd love to hear so I can give it a try!

Happy Weekending, friends! 

Baby Girl Nursery Inspiration


So I thought it'd be fun to put together a little inspiration board for baby girl Fancy. We are still working away bit by bit to get things ready for her arrival, but I have narrowed down the colour scheme I want for her room. Whether we get it finished before she arrives or not! I've decided on mints, pinks & neutrals. Here's a peek at the look I'll hopefully accomplish, at some point. 

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I'm also planning to add a bit of a rustic touch. Don't worry I'll definitely share some pictures when it starts coming together a bit better - right now I don't have much to photograph!

I will say that #9 is a peek at the little project that I talked about in this post. Stay tuned as I'll hopefully share that in a post later this week!

Happy Monday!

Plank Walls


Plank walls. There's just something about them that I like. I think it's the natural and sometimes rustic look it can add to a space. Whether it's a whole room of plank walls {even the ceiling!}, or just an accent wall, plank walls can really add some great texture to a space.

I love the touch this accent wall gives to this rustic modern bedroom.

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It looks like the majority of this home {or cottage?} is plank walls. Floor to ceiling. I love it! 

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This bathroom makeover over at Addicted 2 Decorating is a good one (head over here to see the before). I especially like how the plank walls in this space contrast with the paint colour.

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So tell me, what do you think of plank walls?

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