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Handmade Hangout Party #48

Each week we will introduce you to one of our hostesses and give you a chance to get to know everyone better! We will share a bit about our blogs, our passions, and exciting recent posts and projects we have been working on.

Hello everyone!


My names is Becca and I blog over at From G2B or From Gardners two Bergers.

I love sharing tutorials on DIY projects, crafts, knock offs, and green living. I have been blogging for 5 years now and I still love it! My blog friends have been through a major journey with me, although my hubby and I have not been able to have kids, I have blogged throughout attending a MBA, program as well as, starting my flourishing wood stain business.

 I think blogging has given me a chance to share how much I love to create with others, who also love it! I thought I’d share a few of my favorite projects from the last little while!

DIY Art & Gallery Wall Tutorial
DIY ART GALLERY WALL TUTORIAL
 DIY [ Restoration Hardware ] Decoupage Paris Map
RESTORATION HARDWARE DIY DECOUPAGE MAP

 

 How to Paint Vintage Fan
HOW TO PAINT A VINTAGE FAN
 DIY Clay Succulent Planters
SCULPEY CLAY SUCCULENT PLANTERS

I would love to have you follow along, on our journey to create and inspire, as well as grow a business!
You can follow along fromg2b blog, you’ll find all the links on my blog.

Now onto the party!!

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Christina from Christina’s Adventures

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

Tracie from Cleverly Inspired

Alli from Made with HAPPY

We have just a few easy rules:

1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!! 

allison

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Baby M 2.0 Update: Week 38

Oh, I am ready for this pregnancy to be over. Not much longer now! 

How far along? 38 weeks
Total weight gain: Uh… I am not sure. I have lost track. I’d say I’ve gained enough! lol
Maternity clothes?
For as large and in charge that this belly is- definitely in maternity clothes.
Stretch marks?
I
don’t think I have any new ones yet but I have noticed that the ones on
my sides have looked a little red like perhaps they are getting longer
or stretching more.
Sleep: Still
sleeping relatively well. I
do feel like I am getting up a little more to go to the bathroom at
night.

Best moment this week: Finally got all the backsplash tile up in the kitchen. Just need to grout it now. Also, got a lot of other small things done around the house. Plus, we carved P’s first pumpkin. She wasn’t a fan of the insides, AT ALL, but I think she still had fun with it. 

Miss Anything? I just want to breathe!!!!! Ready to not have a sore lower back and hips as well.

Movement: She
definitely moves a lot. She is definitely running out of space in there
and likes to make her presence known by pushing herself up, out and
under my ribs. 
Food cravings: nope, nothing
Anything making you queasy or sick: Mostly
just letting too much time pass between eating. I swear, if I don’t eat
as soon as I feel like I am a little hungry, then it hits me out of no
where and I am shakey.
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: Not really but did find out at my doctor’s appt. yesterday that I am dilated 2-3 cm. and 75% effaced. 🙂 Yay for progress!
Belly Button (in or out): I’m
gonna just say out. It isn’t fully flat but I have a feeling it will be
by the end which is interesting because it wasn’t with Miss P.

Wedding Rings (on or off): On but towards the evenings I do feel like my fingers are swelling a little.
Symptoms: Congestion!

BLAH! Lower back pain if I am walking way too much. Hip pain when sleeping on one side too
long. I am definitely warm/hot at night. Going to the bathroom a little more these days. And, this belly is getting heavy… I’m done!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Oh, I definitely had some moody days this week. I was still happy most of the time but I have also had some not so fun pissy, crying moments.
Looking forward to: My parents arrive this week so that means… whenever Baby M wants to arrive she can!!! 🙂

allison

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Baby M 2.0 Update: Week 37

Before I continue with today’s update post, I am looking for a few guest posters while I take a blogging maternity leave. Check out this post and fill out the form if you are interested in helping me out. Thanks! 
37 weeks… FULL TERM! YAY! 

How far along? 37 weeks
Total weight gain: Uh… I am not sure. I have lost track. I’d say I’ve gained enough! lol
Maternity clothes?
For as large and in charge that this belly is- definitely in maternity clothes.
Stretch marks?
I
don’t think I have any new ones yet but I have noticed that the ones on
my sides have looked a little red like perhaps they are getting longer
or stretching more.
Sleep: Still sleeping relatively well. I have had a night or two that I wake up to go to the bathroom and it takes me a while to fall back to sleep. And I do feel like I am getting up a little more to go to the bathroom at night.

Best moment this week: Got some frames put up on the nursery walls. Got another project completed for above the changing table. We took Miss P to Boo at the Zoo and she was a little confused at first to what she was suppose to do but caught on quickly. She looks super cute in her Halloween costume too! 🙂

Miss Anything? I just want to breathe!!!!! Ready to not have a sore lower back and hips as well.

Movement: She
definitely moves a lot. She is definitely running out of space in there
and likes to make her presence known by pushing herself up, out and
under my ribs. 
Food cravings: nope, nothing
Anything making you queasy or sick: Mostly
just letting too much time pass between eating. I swear, if I don’t eat
as soon as I feel like I am a little hungry, then it hits me out of no
where and I am shakey.
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: Nope but I would be perfectly fine if something did show itself!
Belly Button (in or out): I’m
gonna just say out. It isn’t fully flat but I have a feeling it will be
by the end which is interesting because it wasn’t with Miss P.

Wedding Rings (on or off): On but towards the evenings I do feel like my fingers are swelling a little.
Symptoms: Congestion!

BLAH! Lower back pain if I am walking way too much. Hip pain when sleeping on one side too
long. And I am definitely warm/hot at night.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Hoping to figure out and make some decorations and get a few things up that I have in the nursery. Carving our pumpkins this coming up weekend.

allison

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Baby M 2.0 Update: Week 36

Oh baby! Or should I say Oh Belly?!

How far along? 36 weeks
Total weight gain: Uh… I am not sure. I have lost track. I’d say I’ve gained enough! lol
Maternity clothes?
For as large and in charge that this belly is- definitely in maternity clothes.
Stretch marks?
I don’t think I have any new ones yet but I have noticed that the ones on my sides have looked a little red like perhaps they are getting longer or stretching more.
Sleep: Sleeping pretty well.YAY!!

Best moment this week: We took Miss P to the pumpkin patch on Friday and they had a petting zoo and she loved it! It was so cute watching her get so excited with all the animals. Also, we finally bought a crib mattress, YAY, and I got the nursery organized. Even washed Miss P’s carseat and stroller stuff. 

Miss Anything? I just want to breathe!!!!! Ready to not have a sore lower back and hips as well.

Movement: She
definitely moves a lot. She is definitely running out of space in there
and likes to make her presence known by pushing herself up, out and
under my ribs. 
Food cravings: nope, nothing
Anything making you queasy or sick: Mostly
just letting too much time pass between eating. I swear, if I don’t eat
as soon as I feel like I am a little hungry, then it hits me out of no
where and I am shakey.
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button (in or out): I’m
gonna just say out. It isn’t fully flat but I have a feeling it will be
by the end which is interesting because it wasn’t with Miss P.

Wedding Rings (on or off): On but towards the evenings I do feel like my fingers are swelling a little.
Symptoms: Congestion!

BLAH! Lower back pain if I am walking way too much. Hip pain when sleeping on one side too
long. And I am definitely warm/hot at night.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Hoping to figure out and make some decorations and get a few things up that I have in the nursery. 

allison

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Baby M 2.0 Update: Week 35

How far along? 35 weeks
Total weight gain: 19 lbs.
Maternity clothes?
I’ve been in pretty much all maternity pants now and I mostly wear
maternity shirts just because they are long enough but I can wear a lot
of my regular tank tops still so I will wear those under other things.
Stretch marks?
Not new ones… just the ones from Miss P. 😛
Sleep: Sleeping pretty well.

Best moment this week: Spending time with my little fam on my 30th birthday.

Miss Anything? I just want to breathe!!!!! Ready to not have a sore lower back and hips as well.

Movement: She
definitely moves a lot. She is definitely running out of space in there
and likes to make her presence known by pushing herself up, out and
under my ribs. 
Food cravings: nope, nothing
Anything making you queasy or sick: Mostly
just letting too much time pass between eating. I swear, if I don’t eat
as soon as I feel like I am a little hungry, then it hits me out of no
where and I am shakey.
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button (in or out): I’m
gonna just say out. It isn’t fully flat but I have a feeling it will be
by the end which is interesting because it wasn’t with Miss P.

Wedding Rings (on or off): On
Symptoms: Congestion!

BLAH! Lower back pain if I am walking way too much. Hip pain when sleeping on one side too
long. And I am definitely warm/hot at night.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Still need to finish organizing the nursery and need to add more decorations. I have my 36 wk appt on Thursday so I am looking forward to finding out if any progress has been made. HOPE SO!

allison

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Baby M 2.0 Update: Week 34

How far along? 34 weeks
Total weight gain: 19 lbs.
Maternity clothes?
I’ve been in pretty much all maternity pants now and I mostly wear
maternity shirts just because they are long enough but I can wear a lot
of my regular tank tops still so I will wear those under other things.
Stretch marks?
Not new ones… just the ones from Miss P. 😛
Sleep: Sleeping pretty well.

Best moment this week: Got the dresser finally up in the room AND the chandelier is hung as well! Plus we started the backsplash in the kitchen too! 

Miss Anything? I just want to breathe!!!!! Ready to not have a sore lower back and hips as well.

Movement: She
definitely moves a lot. She is definitely running out of space in there
and likes to make her presence known by pushing herself up, out and
under my ribs. 
Food cravings: nope, nothing
Anything making you queasy or sick: Mostly
just letting too much time pass between eating. I swear, if I don’t eat
as soon as I feel like I am a little hungry, then it hits me out of no
where and I am shakey.
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button (in or out): I’m
gonna just say out. It isn’t fully flat but I have a feeling it will be
by the end which is interesting because it wasn’t with Miss P.

Wedding Rings (on or off): On
Symptoms: Congestion!

BLAH! Lower back pain if I am walking way too much. Hip pain when sleeping on one side too
long.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy

Looking forward to: Finishing the backsplash in the kitchen and a few other projects in the kitchen. I started going through all of Miss P’s old clothes and am prepping everything to get put away in the dresser or closet. Nice to finally start organizing a little. Also, slowly but surely starting to add more decorations to the nursery.

allison

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Baby M 2.0 Update: Week 33

Time is flying! 
I can’t believe I am halfway through 33 weeks now. Ahhhh!!!

 How far along? 33 weeks
Total weight gain: 19 lbs.
Maternity clothes?
I’ve been in pretty much all maternity pants now and I mostly wear
maternity shirts just because they are long enough but I can wear a lot
of my regular tank tops still so I will wear those under other things.
Stretch marks?
Not new ones… just the ones from Miss P. 😛
Sleep: Sleeping pretty well.

Best moment this week: Got the new piece for the crib and got that all put together. Also, I got the dresser we bought all painted, just need to move it upstairs to her room. I am ALMOST done with the chandelier as well so things are progressing!

Miss Anything? I just want to breathe!!!!! Ready to not have a sore lower back and hips as well.

Movement: She definitely moves a lot. She is definitely running out of space in there and likes to make her presence known by pushing herself up, out and under my ribs. 
Food cravings: I’ve been wanting McDonald’s, mostly a sweet tea, but haven’t gotten it.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Mostly
just letting too much time pass between eating. I swear, if I don’t eat
as soon as I feel like I am a little hungry, then it hits me out of no
where and I am shakey.
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button (in or out): I’m
gonna just say out. It isn’t fully flat but I have a feeling it will be
by the end which is interesting because it wasn’t with Miss P.

Wedding Rings (on or off): On
Symptoms: Congestion!

BLAH! Lower back pain, especially on the days that I was working on the dresser. Hip pain when sleeping on one side too
long.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy and motivated to get the dresser done so it can go up in the room.

Looking forward to: Getting the light fixture finished, moving the dresser into her room and starting to finally organize things. Also, hoping to start installing the backsplash in the kitchen this coming weekend. 🙂 

allison

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Baby M 2.0 Update: Week 31

 How far along? 31 weeks… REALLY?!
Total weight gain: I think I am about 17 or 18 lbs. I have another doctor’s appt on Friday.
Maternity clothes?
I’ve been in pretty much all maternity pants now but I can still wear plenty of my regular shirts.
Stretch marks?
Not new ones… just the ones from Miss P. 😛
Sleep: Sleeping better this week. Had a few rough night with Miss P so that is always fun.

Best moment this week: I picked out ALL the fabric for the nursery!! YAY! And then this past Friday we had a 3D ultrasound done. Baby M definitely looks a lot like her big sister but it was a little hard to see her because she had her feet in her face the entire time and was even sucking on her big toe! Crazy girl! 

Miss Anything? I just want to breathe!!!!!

Movement: She definitely moves a lot, at times it is painful.
Food cravings: Didn’t crave anything this week.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Mostly just letting too much time pass between eating. I swear, if I don’t eat as soon as I feel like I am a little hungry, then it hits me out of no where and I am shakey.
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button (in or out): It is still in but not by much these days.

Wedding Rings (on or off): On
Symptoms: Congestion!

BLAH! A little sciatic nerve pain and round ligament pain on days I was walking and on my feet a lot. Hip pain when sleeping on one side too long. And lately… I have been BURNING up!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Relatively happy.

Looking forward to: My dr’s appt on Friday. Hopefully, painting the nursery this week as well- we had quite the paint fiasco this weekend. UGH! 
 One of the 3D shots we got. Her feet were in her face the whole time so this was a quick shot of them some what out of the way!

allison

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Baby M 2.0 Update: Week 30

How far along? 30 weeks
Total weight gain: I think I am about 17 or 18 lbs.
Maternity clothes?
I’ve been in pretty much all maternity pants now but I can still wear plenty of my regular shirts.
Stretch marks?
Not new ones… just the ones from Miss P. 😛
Sleep: I’ve had some rough nights this week. I had trouble falling asleep and some nights felt like I never fell asleep at all. Past couple nights have been better though.

Best moment this week: We got the plank wall treatment up in the nursery AND I picked a color scheme and 2 of the fabrics for the nursery as well! Yay! 

Miss Anything? I just want to breathe!!!!!

Movement: She definitely moves a lot, at times it is painful.
Food cravings: I actually had a craving!!! I wanted cupcakes so bad, if I didn’t get one it would have been find but everywhere on tv and the internet was haunting me so Travis was the best hubby and went out at 9 pm to the store to buy me some! 🙂
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still

when I get really congested and can’t breathe it makes me sick. Other
than that, it is when I let too much time pass between snacks or meals.
Gender: GIRL!!!
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button (in or out): It is still in but not by much these days.

Wedding Rings (on or off): On
Symptoms: Congestion!

BLAH! A little round ligament pain and I am starting to get the hip
pain when sleeping on one side for too long. I think I need to go to a
chiropractor and get my hips realigned. Pretty sure one good push would
do it for me! I have had some sciatic nerve pain going on too especially after I am on my feet too much.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Relatively happy.
Looking forward to: Hopefully ordering fabric for the nursery and then I am hoping to get a 3D/4D ultrasound of Baby M this week as well.

allison