Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year 2016 {and Nursery reveal}

Happy 2016!  Can you believe it's the new year already?  To catch those of you up who are familiar with the blog (or to introduce myself a little for those of you who are new) I have been away from Cut, Craft, Create for quite some time.  I've had a few "here and there" posts but haven't regularly posted since just before my son was born.  Well, he recently celebrated his first birthday and his second Christmas.

This photo makes my heart melt all over the place!

Although I still have trouble getting "computer time" while little man is awake, I've decided to take better advantage of the time I have after I put him to bed.  I miss blogging and sharing my crafty experiences with you.

In the last year I have become a full time stay at home mama (my husband refers to it as being a "Professional Domestic Operations Engineer" ha!) and have been busy trying to make our house a home and raise our son to be as happy and healthy as he can be.  Okay... and mostly just trying to put those STINKING DISHES away.  Seriously, anyone else have this problem? How do 3 people go through so many dishes?  Ugh... anyways, back to the post.

My mama and I have also started our own small business Chubby Bunny, Happy Home.  We're just getting things figured out but specialize in baby/toddler items and home decor.  We have always wanted to do this and are excited to start on our small business journey together.

{That's my beautiful mama and me}

My son's nursery was the first room in our home I was able to decorate from scratch.  My husband was older when we got married and already had a fully furnished house.  I've swapped things here and there in other rooms but the nursery was my blank slate.  Being the DIY-gal that I am, I created almost everything in there (minus the crib, dresser and glider) to create exactly the look I wanted (and for less!)

Over the next several weeks, I am going to share with you the details of the nursery.  Whether you are decorating a baby's room, for an older kiddo or just around the house, these ideas and tips will sure to help you along the way.

Please be sure to check back each week.  The photos on this post are snapshots of only a few elements.  Each week will include instructions, detailed photos and tips on how to achieve the look.  Here is a panoramic of the room to get a peek...

Some of the design elements I will be sharing include (but not limited to:)
- Details for a personalized frame display (includes 6 separate decorating ideas!)
- Personalized pillow that you can make yourself in MINUTES!
- Shelving decor that is simple but stunning to fit any room/theme.
- Easy DIY wall decor like collage photos and floating frame items.
- Fast & Easy way to add words/designs to a blank space on the wall.
- Making a themed light switch cover in minutes!
- Building a CUSTOM Changing Table from an old desk (removable top so you can use it for years!)

I'm so excited to share these details with you.  Seriously folks... I love this room so much.  So let's start off 2016 with a BANG!  Join me each week as I share the details of this room and in the weeks following with every day crafts for your home and life.  I love, love, LOVE to hear from you so please comment with your thoughts, questions or stories!
Your Turn!
Do you make new years resolutions, make some "plans" for the year or just wing it?  This year I sat down and made some goals (with specific details and "due" dates) because (1) I am working to continue our small business and need to have set goals and (2) am very behind on my scrapbook and really need to catch up.  Only a detailed plan is going to fix that problem!  I'm only a few years behind, that's not so bad... yet.

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Happy Crafting,
Kelsie Ann