Harper’s Nursery Reveal!

I know that my baby is nearly 2 months old, but I just finished her nursery! It is fun to look at each of the details come together. The nursery has ZERO natural light, which is no fun for pictures, but is really nice for sleeping, so as fabulous as the nursery looks in pictures, it is SO cute in person!

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The lanterns and banner above her crib. Make the Faux Doily Lantern and Vinyl Banner.

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Her bucket of books. Her daddy has a BIG book goal for them. Read about it on the “dad blog”.

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A faux wrapped canvas I had made on Walmart.com. It is a new product they have and I totally recommend it! I got this 16×20 canvas for $39! Dave found this quote, “I love you because there is nobody in the world like you” and wanted it in the nursery. I decided to make a collage of some of her newborn pictures and add that quote to it. The canvas sits above the glider chair Dave got for his birthday. It is the perfect addition to that wall.

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There is houndstooth print all over in the nursery. I love it! My sweet momma made the curtains when I was on “bed arrest”.

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Her darling crib bedding made by a sweet family friend. I am absolutely in love with it. There is a little Utah bear given to Harper by her daddy.

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Her dresser that I glammed up with vinyl. Don’t worry, there is a tutorial coming! The top of her dresser complete with accessory jars that say Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice. Her jewelry box that I made here, a Scentsy warmer from her great grandma, a bear from her grandma, and a picture of she and her momma!

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Her changing table area with the shadow box full of her hospital “treasures”.

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Shelf above the changing table with the temple print in the houndstooth frame I made, a picture of Dave and Harper, an owl Dave bought for her, and a girlie Barbie I love!

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On the wall next to her crib we have a small shelf for her monitor, canvases Dave made me for my birthday of the two of us, and a Mockingbird, because she is Harper. To learn more about her name…read here.

I am so pleased with the look of the nursery. It has influences from Dave and I and I know that it will continue to grow with Harper. I can’t believe it is finally complete!

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Some girls just want to be casual

I have been so excited to put Harper in this “prom dress” since the day we found out we were having a baby girl.

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I couldn’t wait to take pictures of her in this dress.

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Then, the worst case scenario played out in front of me… This face.

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This face means, “My tummy hurts!”

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Needless to say, we had a wardrobe change.

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I guess it is Casual Monday over here!

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About Me: Girl Loves Glam
I am a wife, mom, cosmetologist, beauty junkie, fashion lover, published author, Sour Patch Kids addict, and loyal friend. I have a crazy toddler who keeps my hands busy and my heart full. I am a wife to a hard working husband who is an online middle school teacher, published author, blogger, Twitter ninja, and grad student. We live in the great (very cold) state of Idaho. I have an unhealthy addiction to geometric shapes and patterns, I am obsessed with Netflix, and love exercise (so I can eat more Sour Patch Kids).
I absolutely love having projects to work on. Whether it is a new hair tutorial, makeup look, or an entire room makeover, you will always find me with a project (or 12) on my plate… and all over my house. I enjoy keeping my readers and YouTube followers involved in my life by bringing them along for the crazy ride I like to call life. I adore my readers and viewers and love getting to know them. I hope you hop on the ride and join me too!
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Jewelry Box Simple TUTORIAL!

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Do you realize how difficult it is to find a jewelry box? I had no idea until I was in the market for one. I would finally find one, then I would look at the price tag, only to find that it was anywhere between $25-$70! I was not going to spend that on a jewelry box for Harper’s room! I was able to make one for about $8, but I had a few of the items laying around the house, if you don’t already have items around your house, it would still only cost you about $15.
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What you’ll need…
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*Jewelry centerpieces/brooches (mine were on clearance)
*OPTIONAL- vinyl and vinyl cutter
1. Spray paint your entire plastic container and drawers. This spray paint is very high quality and it doesn’t take much to cover all of your surfaces.
2. Glue your jewelry pieces to your drawer pulls.
You are done if you don’t want to add the vinyl details!
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3. If you do want to add vinyl detail, find the design you want to put on your box, and cut it out.
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4. Put your vinyl on the sides of your container.
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Now you have a legitimate looking jewelry box without much effort, time, or money spent!
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Doily lamp knockoff TUTORIAL!

If you haven’t seen this lovely photo being pinned left and right, you probably live under a rock.

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Well, I really wanted to make one of these lamps, UNTIL I saw that doilies could cost me between $3-10 each and I would have to use wallpaper glue. I wanted to come up with an alternative. Introducing the Doily Lamp Knockoff…

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I knew that I was going to have no intensions of putting a light in my doily lamp, so my best alternative was a Chinese lantern. It may not look just like the doily lamp, but I am happy with my end result regardless!

Here is what you need…

*Vinyl, vinyl cutter, doily images, vinyl cutting software

OR

*Purchase doily vinyl decals from my Etsy shop.

*Chinese lantern

*Scissors

If you are making the lantern using your own vinyl and cutter, purchase your doily images. Mine were purchased from Crestock. Edit your images, then cut them out on your vinyl in varied styles and sizes.

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For everyone…

Pop up your lantern and get it all assembled.

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Peel off one of your vinyl doilies and begin sticking it onto your lantern.

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As you stick the vinyl to your lantern, clip a few slits into it so that it lays on the round surface. It is best if these slits are distributed through the doily and not just in one place.

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Repeat these steps for all of your doilies until it is as covered as you would like with all of your different styles and sizes.

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It is that simple.

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I love the result!

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Life at home

We brought Harper home from the hospital just over a week ago. There have been some things that have surprised me, and others that I pretty much expected.

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Something that has surprised me, is how alert she is now! She is like a totally different baby! She doesn’t even really look like she did a week ago! I love just talking to her when she is wide eyed and awake. I knew that I would love being with her, but I didn’t realize how much I would love to hang out with her when she is so alert. One night, I was surprised to learn that she wanted to be alert all night long! Needless to say, Harper had a pretty grumpy mom when it got to be about 2:30 am and there was not one little ounce of sleep happening. Luckily, Harper has an awesome daddy who was willing to give this momma a break!

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I knew that Dave would be a good daddy. When we were dating, I remember falling in love with him when he told me about wanting to have tea parties with his future daughter. He was so excited to become a dad, but I have still been surprised with just how involved he likes to be. It is so nice to be able to know that Dave will take care of Harper so that I can do things like blog, nap, or just therapeutically clean something! He talks to Harper constantly and makes up silly little songs all of the time. It has been such a neat experience to see him be a father and I am so blessed to have him be Harper’s daddy.

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Something that I knew would be fun is dressing Harper up. The thing I was NOT expecting, was having such a teeny tiny baby that wouldn’t fit in anything she has! It is crazy to think that newborn sizes are too big. It is still pretty darn fun to get her dolled up and I am just now getting more comfortable with leaving her hats off sometimes. She is still supposed to have hats and layers on to help her regulate her temperature and build the fat she needs, but she has been doing pretty well, so she has a few days that she gets to go “hatless” and it is really fun to see her hair!

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Speaking of her hair, I expected that Harper would have curly hair. Dave has curly/wavy hair, and I have curly hair. What I didn’t expect, was that it would be as curly as it is! There have been a few days that I have been able to scrunch it with baby lotion and it looks so darn cute. Most days, it is covered by a hat though. Did you notice her full cheeks and double chin emerging?

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I can’t get over how much Harper has changed in the short nearly 3 weeks of her life, and just in the last week of being home. She is developing a personality and will even shoot us a little grin here and there. Needless to say, even with the lack of sleep, hours of pumping and trying to nurse, and the constant changing of diapers (along with the girl that seems to pee/poop on the fresh diaper before it even gets done up), I sure love this little girl!

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BFF

We had a feeling that our dog, Sadie would love Harper. We seriously underestimated how much she would love Harper.

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Ever since their first meeting, Sadie rarely leaves Harper’s side. She likes to sniff her, give her kisses on the ears, and sometimes just rest her head on her.

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If Harper is asleep somewhere, even if it is in a dark, lonely room, you can usually find Sadie either sleeping too, or just watching.

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At times, we get a little frustrated with having to tell Sadie to get away from Harper, or to be soft, but I know that we are blessed to have such a sweet, special dog that loves our little girl so much. I know that these 2 will grow up to be the best of friends and I appreciate Sadie being such a good “big sister”.

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Hat makeover and flower tutorial

“Back to life. Back to reality.” That is how I am feeling. I just started catching up on household chores a little more today, and am starting to feel like I am getting more into the groove of things. That means you get to hear more from me again! First thing you get from me… a tutorial! It is small, simple, and sweet!

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I love this hat. I love the shape and how it fits when I wear it. What I don’t love is that it has the logo from a salon I worked at years ago. I needed to do something to change that.

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I am going to teach you how to make the black fabric and tulle flower I used on this hat. What you need to do first, is trace 7 circles onto the fabric you are using. I used the lid from some of my vitamins that is about 1 1/2 inches.

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Cut out your circles. When you do, scallop the edges with your scissors. They don’t have to be perfect at all.

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Cut out 12 tulle circles in the same size as your flower petals. I folded over the tulle so I only had to cut it once, but I got enough circles. If you cut out too many, that is alright. You can use them to make your flower more voluminous.

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Place your tulle circles on top of your petals (All but 1 of them. The last one will be the base of your flower). I put 2 on each, but you can do any number of tulle layers that you would like.

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Put a dot of hot glue in the center of your flower.

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Fold flower in half and let the glue dry.

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Put another dot of glue on the bottom, center of the flower.

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Fold in half again and hold until glue dries.

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Repeat those steps for all 6 of your petals. Remember not to do it for all 7 of your cut outs because one of them will be the base of your flower.

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But a dot of hot glue on the center of your fabric base. Put one of your petals on the glue and let it dry. You may want to add more glue to keep it secure after you have it where you need it.

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Add your second petal by putting another dot or line of glue on the base and placing the petal on top until the glue dries. Don’t worry if your petals overlap a little or are a little uneven.

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Repeat the last few steps 2 more times so you have 4 petals glued to your flower base.

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Put a glob of glue in the center of your flower.

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Take last two petals and put pointed ends down in the glue. Hold them together until glue has dried. You can add more glue around the flower to make them more secure.

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Now you have an adorable tulle and fabric 3D flower!

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Now back to the hat… For the rest of the embellishments, I used a little strip of burlap, a rolled rose, and a felt flower that I made from this tutorial.

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I decided where I wanted my flowers and burlap to go and then I went to town gluing them on!

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I am so happy with the end result! I made this the day that my water broke. I haven’t been able to wear it yet, but I may or may not be planning my entire outfit around this hat today!

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