Monthly Report – February 2012
Love is in the air.
This is pretty much the best week ever. And I feel all your love….the warm squishy breathe-it-in-with-closed-eyes kinda love. In the words of Jennifer Lopez – “it gives me goosies”. thank you so freakin much.
It’s only fitting that I review the month dedicated to such squishiness. This is a recap of all the stuff we did in February and the sponsors for this month who kept our coal box lit (um yeah, I’ve been watching too much Thomas and Friends – my favorite is Victor by the way, I mean, in case we are starting that whole which-random-choo-choo-train-character-do-you-love conversation….which could totally happen. anything’s possible at Bower Power).
Anyhoo – here is what we’ve talked about in our leap-year-licious month:
- Upstairs landing gets revamped
- The Office Bathroom Marathon:
- Everything we did in the last year – whew!
- Dining room hutch & switcheroo
FAMILY & FRIENDS & PERSONAL POSTS:
- Stuff I wanna do before getting sperminated
- I got the dreads chopped off
- 31 isn’t that old, right?!
- Homeschooling FAQ
- Sweet Valentines Day
- Just real life
PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN POSTS:
- 85 mm lens review
- Use your favorite photo to inspire a paint palette
- Photography FAQ
- How cute is this blondie?!
- Newbie boys are delicious
I love our sponsors. With a tight budget, they keep the spam off this blog, the website hosted, the projects coming and provide the freedom to eat each night. And you know how I feel about food. In general, I like it. Each one of these sponsors is individually approved and carries some amazing products or provides some great info that are perfect for families like mine…so happy clicking
Spreading the bloggy love with Pretty Handy Girl! What is it? Well, simply put, it’s a DIY tutorial blog empowering you to complete your own projects. Brittany is not only inspiring but her Blissdom recap was amazeballs.
An awesome photographer named Patti Brown created this line of tutorials and tools for hobbyist and professional photographers. I could do an entire post about them. They are amazing. I am totally smitten with her overlays and textures. So in love that I have to show you one of my favorite photos with her overlays and textures on it….
here’s the original:
and here are two versions of the same with her Kaleidescope products:
So so cool, huh!? It’s like instant art
Handmade by KP carries highly functional handcrafted items with fun fabrics and modern prints. Have I mentioned that they have bow ties? Yes? And did I mention that I need one pronto for Will’s 2nd birthday which happens to fall on Easter? No? Well, dapper-ville here we come!
Evgie Nev is one amazing decal shop. Perfect for those soon-to-be moms who want to have their nurseries look special without a ton of work – slap one of these gorg decals on the wall and welcome your little one home in style. So cute it’s ridiculous. Oh and if they ever outgrow it, well, it’s a decal…just peel it off! Plus, you get 10% off with the code ‘bpblog’ so all the more reason to shop The birdcage hanging in the trees one? Yeah…perfection.
I have fixation with my Scentsy burners and bricks. And I basically walk around sniffing Will whenever he falls asleep on his Scentsy Buddy…it’s divine. So I wouldn’t mind him having another smell-good friend in his room…or in mine And yes, I tried out the fake burners and bricks at Walmart…so NOT the same. This is the real stuff and it is worth every dang penny. Psst – isn’t it funny how the Casbah burner is something straight off the cover of the latest West Elm catalog.
My own brother – yup, he’s a master plumber in the dirty south. And yes, he definitely sees his fair share of the ‘dirty’. This link is to his facebook page which has his number and if you are in the greater Birmingham area, he’s honest, affordable and hilarious. So that toilet or shower that you have been wanting to update for the new year can finally be a reality.
So that’s it folks – February in a nutshell or a chocolate covered nut valentine box…