Sunday, June 17, 2012

We love you to pieces!

I'd like to share a simple little craft I did for each of the dads in my life (and my kids' lives) — my husband, my dad, and my father-in-law.
Here are the materials I used:

  • Three 1-quart "cracker" jars from Walmart (I think they were about $4 a piece, but you could probably find something similar at the dollar store)
  • Reese's Pieces candies (I ended up needing about twice as much as what you see pictured here to fill all three jars)
  • Brown ribbon
  • Scotch tape
  • This awesome free printable, found on Pinterest (which is where this idea came from, of course!)
And here's the finished product:

The process is pretty self-explanatory. I just dumped the candy into each jar, stuck some brown ribbon around the outside (using simple Scotch tape), and then taped on the little tags that I printed and cut out. And voila!

One for Daddy (Ryan)...

One for Grandpa (Ryan's dad)...

And one for Papa (my dad)...
(There wasn't a "papa" option on the free printable sheet, so I just went with this generic one for him.)

All three of these men have a bit of a sweet tooth, so I think they are going to love them! Happy Father's Day, everyone!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Nora's Newborn Portraits

Just a quick photo dump today...

Here are a few of my faves from a recent photo shoot with our little lady, Nora, courtesy of Jackie Petersen Photography (of course!) These were taken a few weeks ago when she was about 10 days old (or thereabouts). Can you believe she'll be 1 month tomorrow???

My little peanut! Love her to pieces!!!

P.S. In unrelated news, I came down with a nasty case of mastitis (again) over Memorial Day weekend. I had it with Owen, too, though with him it was earlier on and much worse. (And was part of the ultimate demise of my breast-feeding days with him.) Anyway, I'm half-way through my course of antibiotics and things seem to be on the upswing again. Nora's a great nurser!

And it's June today!!! My favorite month! Yay!