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    Hola peeps! Welcome to Casa de Lewis. We are twenty somethings who got married in 2010, bought a house in 2011, and had a sweet baby girl in 2012! We both started our careers as CPAs and now Reagan works in finance and I have my own photography business. I blog about my baby girl (obviously), products we love, crafts, photography, DIY projects, sweet treats, random life tidbits, and the balance of being a mom and business owner! Our house is always a work in progress but we love working on it and making it our own. Thanks for stopping by!

Hobby Lobby Finds!

I’ve been to Hobby Lobby way too many times in the last couple of weeks! But last week when I was there I discovered a whole section of prints, some of which were by Lindsay Letters, which I adore!! So when I saw that all of their wall art was 50% off this week, I ran my little tush back to the store as fast as I could! Here are a few things that I scored. (PS – I’m probably not going to keep all of these but I couldn’t decide in the store, especially with a toddler in tow, so I just bought all of them and brought them home to decide!!)

Lindsay Letters Print at Hobby Lobby The world is super lucky to have you teal and gold

I had Paige’s room on the brain but I love these two Lindsay Letter prints! It is a little hard to tell but the text is gold on the print above as well and looks so fun when the light hits it! The frame above was $25 and the one below was $15 on sale!lindsay letters print on sale at hobby lobby hello sweet beautiful girl gold printlindsay letters on sale at hobby lobby be brave navy blue canvas

This next one isn’t Lindsay Letters but I love those gold polka dots! $15 on sale!

follow that dream gold polka dot print on sale at hobby lobby wall art

I scored this awesome metal ampersand for $15!

metal ampersand on sale at hobby lobby wall art

This fun chalkboard arrow is going to go in our entrance I believe. $15!

wooden arrow chalkboard hobby lobby wall art

And I am super excited for this wooden ruler! I am going to put it back by Paige’s room to record her height! $25 on sale!

wooden ruler growth chart hobby lobby

And here are a few more items that I quickly snapped pictures of in the store. Excuse the horrible fluorescent lighting, please! The bottom three are all really popular Lindsay Letters prints.

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Get on over to Hobby Lobby ladies!!

July 16, 2014 - 8:12 pm

Jennifer @ Geek Chic Mama - Looks like a great haul! I particularly love the arrow and ampersand.

July 16, 2014 - 8:12 pm

donya - I saw these last weekend, and while I love them, it wasn’t quite enough to purchase. BUT, I didn’t see that ‘Be Brave, Strong, & Courageous’ one! Definitely will have to go look closer!

July 16, 2014 - 8:29 pm

Ali - Whyyyy did you post this?!? I’ve been wanting to do a gallery wall in our bedroom, but I’ve been resisting the urge to purchase new items…now I feel like I HAVE to! Haha! Thanks for the tip!

July 16, 2014 - 8:32 pm

laura - I NEED that dark blue one!

July 17, 2014 - 4:55 pm

Sada - Jennifer, I’m such a sucker for arrows lately! And I probably have too many ampersands in my house but this one is so great since it is big!

July 17, 2014 - 4:57 pm

Sada - Haha, sorry Ali! It’s on sale though?! :)

July 19, 2014 - 12:24 am

Caden - I am addicted to Hobby Lobby. My husband cringes haha!

July 21, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Kristin C. - LOVE!

July 21, 2014 - 11:50 pm

Sada - I totally understand Caden! :) And yes, it is terribly addicting!

July 23, 2014 - 5:19 pm

Kirk - Did the “the world is super lucky to have you” come with glass or hard plastic in front of the print?

July 24, 2014 - 8:42 am

Stacy - I just discovered them tonight too and was SO excited! Did you find the ‘Be Brave, Strong and Courageous’ canvas there too??

July 24, 2014 - 1:56 pm

Sada - Stacy – Yes! Everything is from Hobby Lobby! The canvas wasn’t in the same spot as the other framed prints, if that helps :)

July 24, 2014 - 1:57 pm

Sada - Kirk – I can take a look at it when I get home because I’m not completely sure, but it may be plastic. I didn’t notice it, but I also didn’t really inspect it.

July 24, 2014 - 3:19 pm

Stacy - Oh that just made my day!! I’ll have to get back over and see if I can find it for my little guy’s big boy room I’m putting together! It’s funny, when I was browsing Hobby Lobby last night I literally stopped at every. other. item. you pictured in this post, haha! I told my husband I *had* to follow your blog after that!

July 24, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Sada - Haha, thanks Stacy! You must have a good eye! Great minds think alike :)

July 24, 2014 - 8:13 pm

Kirk - Just because we purchased it a while back and then one day I saw some of the other pictures they sold that look similar that had plastic or glass in front of the print. So I started looking online for the picture and came across this page and it looks like there’s a glare on your picture which leads me to believe there should have been something covering the print and I’m thinking of returning it to hobby lobby to find one that has it.

July 24, 2014 - 9:30 pm

Sada - Gotcha, yes, mine definitely has a piece of glass covering the print.

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Don’t mind that chair that is half painted…

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Singing! I can’t remember which song!

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Her dad might be in heaven when she plays basketball…

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BIG news at Casa de Lewis! We got Milo in February of 2012 (see how cuuuuute he was here!) and for two years we’ve been guessing at what kind of mix he might be. Initially everyone told us he was a chiweenie dog (mix of chihuahua and dachshund) and although he is a big weenie, he is definitely not a dachshund! Well, we finally nailed it down! We are pretty sure he is a mix between a manchester terrier and a chihuahua! Google it if you are interested. The only bad part is that there is no clever nickname for this mix…don’t worry, I’m working on it. (manchihuater? needs work).

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Are you in MOPS? It is a wonderful group for moms of preschoolers. You can find a group near you here. Well they sent out a package of goodies this week and I about died when I opened it! I love this theme – “Be You, Bravely”. And the design?! Perfection! There were cute notecards and a free printable and other fun goodies included! But I am excited to dig into this book. The first page reeled me in.

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Reagan and I started working on a project for Paige’s room this weekend. Of course, it always takes longer than planned, but hopefully I’ll be able to share bits soon!

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July 14, 2014 - 9:34 pm

Emily - Oh my oh my! Ms. P is HUGE, and a real little girl. Holy Cow is she adorable. I am DYING to see her room!!

July 15, 2014 - 6:37 am

keryn - A ChuMan Terrier?

July 17, 2014 - 4:53 pm

Sada - Haha, I like it Keryn!

Felt Pinwheel Tutorial

how to make an easy felt pinwheel hair clip or headband

Here’s my little model…

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And here is the tutorial on how to make these felt pinwheels!

how to make diy felt pinwheel mint teal

Materials Needed: Felt | Scissors | Hot Glue Gun | Alligator Clip or Elastic for Headband

1 || Cut two circles approximately 2 inches in diameter. I traced the bottom of a can of spray paint  :)

diy felt pinwheel tutorial hair clip or headband

2 || You are essentially going to cut an “X” shape in your circle. I found the easiest way to do it is to fold the circle in half and snip the crease about 1/3 of the way into the circle, on each side.

felt pinwheel hair clip tutorial ideas for baby hair clip or headbanddiy felt pinwheel

3 || Now fold your circle in half the opposite direction and make the same two cuts in the crease.

felt pinwheel tutorial

4 || Take one corner from each section and fold it into the center of the circle. Hot glue both layers of felt.

diy felt pinwheel how to

5 || Do this for all four sections and you have a pinwheel!

how to make a felt pinwheel hair clip tutorial

Glue this to your clip or elastic and you have a fun new hair accessory for your little one!

And here is one more picture of my cute model because I can’t believe how much of a kid she looks like in this photo. No longer my baby. There’s something about the socks with sneaks and jean shorts that screams KID to me!

how to make DIY felt pinwheel

July 9, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Gabrielle - These are sooo cute! Also love the other ones you made + the headbands.

July 9, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Bethe @ Texas Lovely - Love these – thanks so much for sharing! These look right up my alley… a quick naptime project.

July 9, 2014 - 9:05 pm

Ali - These are so precious!!

July 9, 2014 - 9:12 pm

Camille - Cute! Can’t wait to make them!

July 10, 2014 - 10:22 am

Melissa D - Adorable! I wish I was more crafty.

July 10, 2014 - 9:02 pm

Sada - Thanks Camille! Wish we could make cute things for our babies together :(

July 10, 2014 - 9:06 pm

Sada - Thanks Gabrielle! I wish Paige could still wear the headbands…next baby :)

July 10, 2014 - 9:07 pm

Sada - Yes, Bethe, a super quick project! The only thing I have time for these days! :)

July 10, 2014 - 9:07 pm

Sada - Thanks Ali!!

July 10, 2014 - 9:08 pm

Sada - Melissa – these are pretty hard to mess up! You can totally make these!

July 11, 2014 - 5:12 am

June Cresswell - These are lovely maybe you could make a bigger size from sturdy paper for windmills in the garden ideal for that outside party

July 12, 2014 - 12:11 pm

Colleen Pence - Sada, these are so pretty and they look simple to make. Love them!

July 17, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Sada - June- I think you can definitely make some from paper!

I made a few hair bows…

I finally had a little bit of down time and Paige was in desperate need of some new hair clips, so I got a liiiittle bit carried away one night and made a few…or seven. I love the headbands I made her when she was little but her hair is too long and wild now for those! So I usually put her hair in a side pony and it looks so precious with one of these clips in it!

how to make diy felt bow hair clip for baby or toddler

For these bows I used: Six Sister’s Felt Bow Template | Felt | Alligator Clips

I am still obsessed with this felt from The Felt Pod. Love the colors and the quality.

perfect felt colors 8x10 sheets the felt pod

diy felt boy hair clip tutorial

The template from the Six Sister’s Stuff blog is spot on. The bows are the perfect size and a cinch to make!

how to diy felt bow hair clip for baby or toddler mint green coral blue grey

I could’ve made about 17 more but I stopped myself.  :)

I also turned one of her old headbands into a clip simply by taking off the elastic and glueing it to an alligator clip!

pom pom flower hair clip tutorialThese pom pom flowers are so easy to make. You literally just roll the pom pom ribbon in a spiral until it creates the flower shape and hot glue as you go! You can see a few more pictures from her headband post here.

And finally, I made these super cute pinwheels that I’m obsessed with! I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make these.

how to make a felt pinwheel hair clip coral and teal

I’ll be back later to share a tutorial for these bad boys  :)

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July 9, 2014 - 9:47 am

Colleen Pence - They’re so cute but those pinwheels are my favorite!

July 10, 2014 - 9:06 pm

Sada - Thanks Colleen! And thank you so much for sharing! :)

Star Spangled Cupcake Toppers

easy diy cupcake topper sparkly star

I’ve seen variations of this idea used all over Pinterest and I decided to finally try it out for the 4th! However, since I just made stars you could really use these for a variety of different events. This was such an easy DIY cupcake topper!

easy DIY star cupcake topper

Materials needed: Sparkly Pipe Cleaners | Tooth Picks | Wire Cutters | Hot Glue Gun

I googled an image of a star and used it as my guide to create the star shape with the pipe cleaner. I literally held the pipe cleaner up to my screen as I bended it to get a more accurate shape. I clipped off the remaining pipe cleaner with the wire cutters and hot glued the open ends. Then I just glued the star to the tooth pick! So easy!

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I love how the sparkly pipe cleaners make it seem more festive! Happy fourth, everyone!

PS – Just to keep it real, as per usual, I am much better at making things look pretty than the actual baking. My cupcakes were from a box mix and I still managed to mess up half of my first batch! It’s a gift, really. I’m working on it! Good thing they taste good no matter what!

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July 3, 2014 - 8:57 pm

Christina Coker - So cute & simple!