Haha. This wall is for my lil man’s nursery! But Gigi always keeps me company while I’m working in there. I’ve been seriously crushing on plastic animal masks for a while. I stayed up late one night researching all the different kinds and places to buy them. I love the ones I got, even though I had to pay for international shipping (which I think cost more than the actual masks…) because some of them can be, well, downright creepy. I decided to mount them instead of just hanging them on the wall to discourage them being played with. BUT! Before you think I’m the meanest mom in the world…I got 12 of them! So that leaves 9 for playing. At first I was going to mount 6 of them, but it started to seem like A LOT, but I think I’ll hang some of the other animals else where.
It’s gonna be a full-on menagerie. For my sources and how-to read the full post! It’s super simple, but I have a few tips.
Twice a year us mormons, you know, of the LDS church watch General Conference on television. There are two 2-hour conferences on Saturday and two on Sunday. Which basically means we listen to the leaders of the church give thoughts while we hang out in our jammies. To keep us nourished during the morning session I like to make this blueberry breakfast strata. My friend Sally used to make this for us in college (things get WILD at BYU) and I’ve kept the tradition alive!
So whether you have a bunch of church on television to watch, or whether you’re having a glamorous brunch, or mid-morning bridal or baby shower, this recipe is absolutely perfect! You make it the night before, it’s relatively inexpensive, and then it bakes up nicely in the morning. I serve it with syrup and sometimes powdered sugar or fresh whipped cream.
Also, I like to bring this casserole (unbaked) to people who are in need of a meal (new mamas). I buy a disposable lasagna pan at the grocery store, and then they don’t even have to return a dish!
This post is part of a series called: “I used to be cooler.” My blog used to consist entirely of essays. I’m sure many of you have not seen them, and I’d like to start sharing some of them again. Some are funny (or at least I think so) and some are “thoughtful.” For the whole series go here.
Back in the day my blog had a mascot, in fact, I had an etsy shop with the mascot as well. His name was “Sprinkles the Pony.” Sprinkles was born from a large felt pony that I made and nailed to our wall shortly after getting married. Here’s what he looked as a cookie:
Well it’s about time I start making things for this lil’ man…right?! And so I rustled up some tiny onesies, I believe these are all the Gerber ones, and made a few designs to stencil on. I totally borrowed ideas from some designer kids clothing I love, though I try to never just rip something off, but for that reason SPECIFICALLY I ask that if you use these stencils DO NOT sell things made from them! That’s the case with all my stuff, but especially in this case!
So hop on through for the tutorial, and for the free stencils!