A Pretty Frame

When I was little, my Mom used to call hair clips, “pretties”. I’m not sure if anyone else uses this term, or it was just something cute my Mom made up. She also called juice boxes “drink boxes”, so it was probably just her – either way looking back, it makes me smile.

Everly has A LOT of hair clips and head bands. They were all over the place, and for someone who likes things organized, or at least semi-organized, I was far from it. I had seen a few ideas on Pinterest, and decided to combine a few ideas together and start a DIY to solve the problem.

So off I went to Michaels for some of the supplies I would need.

A¬†picture frame¬†(I used an 8×10 frame)

1 sheet of scrapbook paper


Power drill

Glue gun


I started by taking the glass out of the frame, and making measurements for the hooks on the bottom of the frame. I chose to use 5 hooks, and estimated 4-5 headbands could easily hang off each. I then drilled holes into the frame, and screwed the hooks in (with my little helper).


I then measured out some ribbon and marked on the back where I would glue them. I chose to have three ribbons, running top to bottom. Once they were cut, I glued them to the back of the frame. Maxton also helped with this…



Once the glue was dry, I cut the sheet of scrapbook paper to fit the inside of the frame, and replaced the backing of the frame.


I decided to glue a flower on the top, just to add a little something-something. That’s it! I was really happy with the finished product.


I couldn’t wait to try it out!



Not bad, right? I am happy with how it turned out.




Ten Months of Everly

I can’t believe we are two months away from her first birthday. It feels like we just brought her home from the hospital. I was looking at pictures of both kids this morning, realizing how much they have both grown and changed over the past ten months…

Little miss is a busy body these days!

– She is fully crawling – she started a few days after she turned nine months. She loves to get into her brother’s toys…which he isn’t loving…

– She started pulling up to standing shortly after she figured out crawling, and makes her way around tables, the ottoman, couch, her crib…She is pretty brave and will just let go, or wobble around holding on with one hand – she seems to be daring like her big brother.

– She is getting better with eating. She much prefers to feed herself pieces of food (unlike Maxton, who preferred purees). That makes things a little easier for me, less baby food to make. There are still some things I am pureeing for her that she will eat.

– Sleep…? What?

– She has 7 teeth now, and is constantly chewing her fingers, so I am anticipating more, perhaps a molar or two.

– She babbles non-stop: Ma-ma, da-da, na-na, ga-ga, ra-ra, ba-ba, blah-blah, dis, gler, so many little combinations that I am loving. She has also started yelling/screaming, which Maxton likes to copy at double the volume. (This is happening as I type this…) Maxton plugs his ears to make sure it is only deafening to us, and not himself…Smart.

– She loves to watch Bubble Guppies (Maxton’s favourite show). What is it about that show? Never mind that Steve and I constantly catch ourselves singing the songs.

– Any time she sees her big brother, she smiles from ear to ear. If he only knew…He is getting better with her, learning to share, and runs over to hug her when she cries. “What’s wrong Ezovy? Come here… (as he hugs her).”

– She hates the grass, even if she is on a blanket. Maxton was the same. She claws at me to pick her up.

– She makes this scrunchy smiley face now (she shows it off below), that always makes us laugh

– I love finding her in the morning, standing there waiting for me, calling my name. Those little things…

Here she is!

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Happy 10 Months, baby girl! xo