Friday, April 25, 2014

Mr. Keller Scott

 
{::Welcome to the world Keller Scott::}
 
 
On April 9th, we had the pleasure to welcome our second son into this world. While it's been a crazy few weeks, we couldn't be more happy and in love. Life with 2 under 2 is a little chaotic at times but I'd say we are all adjusting very well.
 
Keller was born at 3:15pm at 7lbs 2 oz and 19 inches long. His birth was the complete opposite of our first and I feel so blessed we were able to deliver with ease and in only 4 hours of active labor. Kilian's birth was a little traumatic for all of us. He was taken away from us the second after he was born to be looked at and evaluated so we prayed we could experience a more relaxed and stress free birth, and that's exactly what we got. Keller was born after a few short pushes and put directly on my chest so I could hold him right away. This time around, Eric got to cut his umbilical cord and we got to soak up all the goodness of the miracle of child birth. My mom and husband were both in the delivery room, and I have to thank both of them from the bottom of my heart for being such a great support system.
 
Shortly after Keller was born, it was time for Kilian to meet his little brother. He was so excited and just kept repeating " bru-bru ". A phrase we hear at least 100 times a day, that I will never get tired of. He is already such a wonderful big brother and is always asking to hold him.
 
 
Thank you all for all the love and support the last few weeks. We are beyond blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives and can't wait to share our journey as a family of four!
 
 
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Monday, April 14, 2014

The Woman Behind the Blog


Hello! My name is Jamie and I am the face behind Friday, Is That You?. I am a 26 year old Colorado native living in the big D, Dallas, Texas. I have a 19 month old son, Kilian, a handsome husband of 5 years, Eric, and on April 9th, we welcomed our second son, Keller, into the world. My blog is all about my guys, the projects we take on at our house and affordable products we love. I think it is so important for every mom out there to know, just because you stay home with the kids or work a full time job, you are not alone. The projects you swoon over on Pinterest, are do-able and everyone has a Pinterest fail...or two (or three)... but you should never stop trying. It may seem like there is not enough hours in the day but if you take even the smallest amount of time, work a little bit of that project for however long you need to, the end result will give you such gratification. My husband and I have grown closer since beginning house projects together and I have also grown more confident in doing them myself. More times than not, we mess something up, or look back and say "we should have done it this way," but I share all our trials and tribulations on my blog and hope y'all enjoy learning along with us and learning from our mistakes.
 

On my blog you will find tutorials, or links to a full set of instructions as well as any changes we have made.
 


















I also love to write about products that make our crazy life a little easier. I am a huge supporter of small businesses so I love to cruise Instagram looking for new shops that offer affordable, and family friendly products. Thanks so much for coming to learn a little bit about me and thank you to Our Southern Home for including me in her guest series! I look forward to seeing you all over on my blog!
 
I love followers so please, feel free to follow! I hope you enjoy this little sneak peek into our life and check back often for new tutorials, giveaways and shop link ups!
 
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

T.O.M.O.R.R.O.W

Honestly, I can't even believe that tomorrow we will be adding another addition to our little family of three!
19 months ago, this little man came into our lives and rocked our world. He was the most handsome little thing we had ever seen. Little did we know, he is the most stubborn, hard headed little soul around.
 
I have been a little sentimental the last few days. So many emotions as I near the end of my pregnancy. Worry about how Kilian will feel with divided attention and how I will manage the division. I am not very good when it comes to change, and by not very good, I mean not good at all. Just ask my husband. I have learned a lot about myself since having Kilian and I will continue to learn and grow on this journey we call life. The only thing I can pledge to myself is to do better, work harder and acknowledge when I need help and speak up. I wanted to post a few pictures of our last 19 months with our only child, and I am beyond blessed to be giving him a brother, a best friend, and someone to always be there for him.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
He is the light of my life and I know things are just getting started!
 
P.S. If you do not follow me on Instagram, click the link, follow, and watch this little nuggets latest video. Country music star in the making! He cracks me up!!
 
 Please excuse me for a few days as we focus on our newest addition!
 
 
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Nursery Part 3

PART 3
 
The final chapter of the nursery tour ends where our little man will dream big. We bought a new crib from Ikea when we found out we were expecting again. We didn't have much of a plan yet so in the end, we switched Kilian's white crib in and put the new one in Kilian's room.
 
We found this super cute rug at Walmart. I love a good rug and I knew I had to have it.
 
I bought some dark green fabric and sewed my own crib skirt. I've never been one to like the whole matchy-matchy nursery so I knew I wanted something plain and simple.
 
Now to two of my favorite things in this room! I am in love with the quilt I made for Keller. Obviously a Pinerest pin, but I am far to frugal to spend money on something I was pretty certain I could make.  I made a matching one for Kilian but in red and blue. I love to make anything handmade for my boys and these are very dear to my heart. Kilian uses his often and I hope Keller likes his just as much!
 

 
The wall decorations are something anyone can do and that is the reason I love them so much. We went and bought a 12'' x 48'' wood board, and cut it into 4 12" x 12" squares. We used a stain we already have in the garage and stained all four boards. Once that was dry, it was on to adding the animals. I have a Silhouette machine that I used for this project but if you do not have one, you can go to this previous post of mine and do the same thing. Simply, find the animals you are wanting, print them out in the size you want, chalk up the back, trace object on, and remove the paper. You should have the outline that you just traced and you can paint in the lines! Easy as that. Yes, it is going to be a little more time consuming, but all great things take time. When I use my Silhouette to do a project like this, I always use vinyl to cut the object out and instead of using the actual image, I use the opposite as a sticker for clean lines. If you have any questions on this process, please don't hesitate to comment or ask through any of my social media links I'd be happy to help.
 
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Easter Wreath

 
Time for a new wreath!
 
{::AFTER::}
 
{::BEFORE::}
It has been looking very "blah" for a while now. With Easter approaching, and baby number two on the way, it was time to change it up. I have posted a wreath tutorial before, but just as a little refresher... here's another run down.

I use a Styrofoam wreath, I pulled a few fabrics I have left overs of, pins and any other little touches you want to add.


I cut all the fabric into squares. No two squares need to be the same. I just cut. I chose to still use some of the white squares already on the wreath. Then, I started placing the new fabric.

To refresh everyone's memory, to make the square ready to pin down. Take one piece, fold it in half.

Then fold it in half again, and turn/twist to make a little flower looking bloom. Take a pin and pin down to wreath. Continue around and arrange how you like.

I love a good bow on my wreaths, so to do this. Cut a long rectangle piece and fold in half with the ends meeting in the middle.

Scrunch where the ends meet and pin down! I also add bow ends behind the actual bow by just cutting another rectangle piece and pinning in the middle
 
I changed the bow color from the previous step because I felt the other pattern blended in too much. That's the great thing about these wreaths, if you don't like it, simply switch it out for something else!
 
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Upcoming guest post!



       I am so thrilled to announce that in just a few short weeks, I will be apart of a guest blog series over at Our Southern Home. Be sure to check back in for the full post!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Looking through your child's eyes

Yesterday, Eric took the day off and we took Kilian to the Dallas Aquarium. I have been extremely sentimental as we near the arrival of our newest family member. I can not wait to meet our new baby but Kilian will forever and always be my first baby. I am in awe of the little boy he has become and seeing him learn and enjoy new experiences is something I will always cherish.
 
I am so happy Eric took a weekday off so we could do one last family of three outing. We got ready early and got to the aquarium as soon as it opened. It could not have worked out better. Kilian's eyes lit up at the sight of all the new animals and fish. It was slow and quiet so we really got to soak it all in and take our time. I will always be in awe of the relationship Eric and Kilian have. That boy loves his daddy. Taking a step back and photographing the two of them has become one of my favorite things to do. I am incredibly blessed and thankful for the father and husband he has become.
{t h e s e   t w o !}
 
I have to say that one of the best parts was seeing the otter. That cute little thing just swam back and forth and scared Kilian every time. I will never forget his reactions, but just in case, I got some pretty great photos of it.
Poor guy! In the end though, we doubled back and by then Kilian had warmed up to the playful otter and was laughing and hollering at him as he swam back and forth.
 
It truly is an amazing thing to step back and see the world through your child's eyes. Exploring all of the new sites and sounds as you look at your child and see the wheels in their heads turning. I am so grateful to be a mother to this little guy, with a little guidance from his daddy, he will be an amazing man. BUT not yet! For now he is still my handsome and stubborn little boy that I will love on everyday.
 

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