Saturday, April 25, 2015

Lamp Revamp!

These little lamps were headed for a yard sale! Then, I thought about the possibilities with a hot glue gun, scrapbook paper, and embellishments. Moreover, perhaps these could be used in our baby girl's nursery! Hence, the Lamp Revamp!
I had to measure one of the sides of a lamp using a scrap piece of paper. I cut the scrap piece of paper to use as a stencil for the actual scrapbook paper that was to be adhered to the lamp. I chose scrapbook paper that matched the colors of our baby girl's nursery. I used hot glue to put the scrapbook paper on each side of the lamp. Then, I used a ruffled ribbon to seal the seams. I also used a scrapbook piece of paper to place around the stem of the lamp. Ruffled ribbon and a couple of pearls completed the stems. I made the paper flowers for the front sides of the lamp shades by layering pieces of scrapbook paper. Here are the finished products!
The first lamp...
The second lamp...
I can't wait to see them lit in the nursery!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Third and Final Home Study Appointment Completed!

Whew! What a week! We finalized the next portion of our adoption process. We spent the afternoon at our case worker's house today. She went over more information with us regarding what to expect when we bring our little girl home. She also gave us an overview as to the next steps in the process, as we will not see our case worker again until after we bring our baby girl home! Our case worker will type up our Home Study and submit it along with our I800-A paperwork. We will then wait for its approval by receiving our I797-C! Moving right along! :)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Our Baby Girl's First Scrapbook!

I worked some more on our baby girl's first scrapbook album. Here is the front cover and spine of the album. I added lots of ribbon details to the spine! Love the pink pom poms!
Here are the two albums I have made for her so far!
Here are some of the new 2 page layouts: "My Darling Baby Girl"...
"Our Little Monkey"...
"Our Little Lady"...

Online Parenting Classes Completed!

Woo-hoo! We completed our online parenting classes and quizzes! Mom and Dad both passed! We will surely go back and review our notes and slides from these courses during different parts of our adoption process to come! Very helpful and informative!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sweet Shopping Spree!

Nothing like a good shopping spree, right? Well, I found these adorable things for our baby girl! Let's start with this girly girl lamp! It will look so cute in her playroom! You can't go wrong with polka dots and a ruffled flower!
How about this elephant chair! Last one at the store-couldn't resist!
Found this sign at T.J. Maxx. It has the colors of her nursery! Perhaps we can put it on the outside of her door?
I have been looking for an elephant stamp! Hobby Lobby came to my rescue! I plan to use this on all sorts of projects! I can add ribbons and bows, too! Oh, the possibilities are endless with this lil stamp!
Our local craft store had a giant sale this week! 60% off lots of scrapbooking items! I look forward to this sale to stock up on much needed items, especially paper! Here are some of the items I found for our baby girl's scrapbook!
Hobby Lobby had the actual pink scrapbook I had been searching for! This will be our baby girl's first scrapbook! I have already started decorating the front cover of the album. I will finish it in time! Cherished memories for years to come! Cannot wait for the day to add the missing parts: photos!
That's all for now! We have our final Home Study appointment this week! Wish us luck! ~Tava

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Passport arrives!

Look what came in the mail today-my passport! Even one step closer now! Dane's arrived on 4/9. #it'sthelittlethings

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A Ton of Nursery Inspiration...

How cute is this elephant, right? The colors are exactly what we have in mind to complete the nursery! Here is a glance of what we have so far! It is slowly unfolding before our eyes!
My mother-in-law bought the cute, pink elephant toy bin for her future granddaughter! We plan on painting the nursery soon! More pictures to come! That is all for now! :)