Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Recap

2011 has been quite a year!  Here's a little recap of what happened for the Sasse family.

In January, we made the big move from D.C. to Dallas (not fun with a 3 month old).  Back when little man was..well, little.

In February, we attempted our first DIY furniture makeover -- Cooper's dresser/changing table.
Before
After

In March, we got our first two teeth and boy, we were not happy about that.

In April, he turned 6 months old and started crawling. Oh boy, here comes trouble.

In May, he turned 7 months old -- was able to stand by himself and got his first "boo boo". He also got to go swimming for the first time.


In June, out little baby boy took his first steps at 8 months old!  He has been on the run since then.

Also, we transformed this coffee table to an ottoman.
Before
After


In July, little man turned 9 months old.

August was a busy month.  "The Sasse Life" was born. For all of those who are wondering, it is pronounced "Sassy". We had less than 50 followers.  Crafty Sasse Wednesday was also born.  The husband and I also added a few more DIY projects under our belt.
Cabinet Makeover

Suitcase Chair

In September, Cooper turned one so we celebrated with a little par-tay!
We also had our first giveaway after we reached 100 followers.

October

Husband and I celebrated three years of marriage
Cooper dressed as the Incredible Hulk for Halloween.
Sunday Social was also born.


In November,  Cooper got to enjoy his first Thanksgiving.
Maybe a little too much.
We also enjoyed Thanksgiving with some good friends.

In December, we got nominated for the Blog Guidebook's Top Blog 2011 and finished in 2nd place! Can you believe that?!
Cooper also got to visit Santa a couple times. 
Let's just say he isn't a very big fan of the man in red.

It has been a busy, busy year.  I can't wait to see what next year holds.

Happy New Year, friends :)







Sunday Social


Happy New Year Friends!  I can't believe it's already that time.  This year has flown by.  Thank you all for the support and inspiring me this year.  I can't wait to see what is next.  
Sunday Social.
How to participate: 


1.  Follow your hosts (The Sasse Life & The Kurtz Corner) via Google Friend Connect.
2. Follow the Featured blog (Artsy-Fartsy Mama)
3.  Link up your blog's home page -- not a specific link or you will be deleted!
4. Visit at least 2 other blogs and make some friends!
5. Let your friends know by posting this button. The more, the merrier!
 
I thought it would be nice to actually get to know our Featured blog than just a silly link.
Let's introduce you to Artsy-Fartsy Mama!
 Hi, I'm Lindsay from Artsy-Fartsy Mama! I'm a graphic designer, and a stay-at-home mom to an adventurous 2 year old girl. On my blog, you'll find all kinds of thrifty crafts, recipes and tutorials. I love being creative and saving a dollar or two in the process. Every Sunday I like to feature some "Pinteresting" things I find on Pinterest. I would love to have you stop by & say hello! :)

5 Silly Facts About Me:
  1. I eat candy & colored cereal by color.
  2. I LOVE watching infomercials. They're hilarious!
  3. Sometimes people only watch movies with me because my laughing through the whole thing is more entertaining than the movie itself...
  4. I love creating home decor, but am not the best at "decorating" a room.
  5. I'm a nerd. I like math, grammar and computer stuff :)


The Sasse Life

Please email Kim at kim@thesasselife.com if you would like to be the Featured Blog.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Crafty Sasse Wednesday Link Party 18

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and Santa brought everything your little heart desired 

Let's check out the features from last week.

Life Currents' Gingerbread Butter - Looks so delicious!

Cherished Bliss's Boys Fabric Wallet - What a great gift for a little boy.

The Farm Girl Recipes' Peppermint Eggnog - Looks like the perfect holiday drink to me.

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ABC's of Me

A. Age – 25 (I still feel 18)
B. Bed size – King, between my hubs, me, dog, cat and baby.. it can feel like a twin.
C. Chore that you hate – taking out the trash.
D. Dogs – my little shih tzu, Frank.


E. Essential start to your day – brush my teefers.
F. Favorite color – ohhh... pink, teal, green.. I don't know, I like so many colors!
G. Gold or silver – silver or white gold.
H. Height –5’8
I. Instruments you play – umm.. nothing, I wish I could play the guitar 
J. Job title – Mommy & a G.S. Coordinator with my full time job.
K. Kids – my little Coopatroop. (only the most handsome little boy ever)


L. Live – in the Big D
M. Mother’s name – Mary
N. Nicknames – Kim, Kimbo 
O. Overnight hospital stays – When I had brain surgery (yes, I had a brain surgery) & when I had Cooper.
P. Pet peeves – I have a couple! I think my biggest is when people stand you up.
Q. Quote from a movie – "You have the voice of an angel. Your voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus" -Step Brothers  (love Will Ferrell)
R. Right or left handed – Right
S. Siblings – Do my in-laws count because they are pretty awesome :) 
T. Time it takes you to get ready – I would say 20 minutes, my husband might say different though :)
U. Underwear – What about them?
V. Vegetable you hate – Onions! I hate them.. I like to tell people I'm allergic to them ;)
W. What makes you run late –  Getting myself and Cooper ready.
X. X-rays you’ve had – I have had so many just for my head.  
Y. Yummy food you make – Anything sweet.  I love anything sweet. Gimme cupcakes!
Z. Zoo animal – Giraffes & Monkeys!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Chair Makeover

We got this little fellow at Salvation Army for $5.  Let's just say we weren't a big fan of that purplely pink fabric.


At least all of the kids were a fan of the chair or at least the ottoman..


And wanted to help.



Here is the result of my first attempt of upholstering a piece of furniture.


UPDATE:
I received a couple emails about where I got my curtains and pillow.
The curtains I made from fabric I bought at a local fabric store here in Dallas.
For the pillow aka the Frank Pillow.
Remember Frank the tank?  Well, one year I dressed like him for Halloween.
See that faux fur vest I'm wearing? Well... after it served it purpose of being my Halloween costume, it got turned into a fun little pillow. So there you have it, I made the curtains and the pillow. This is a DIY blog after all :)

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Merry Christmas

We hope your holiday & New Year is better than Cooper's first with Santa.  
Merry Christmas
The Sasse's

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Crafty Sasse Wednesday Link Party 17

Randee's Organized Chaos's Snow Sled Cupcakes -  How cute are these?

Too Much Time On My Hand's Chevron Table -  She did great for her first attempt.

Cobblestones & Ivy's 1 Sweater, 3 Crafts -  You need to stop by her blog to see how you recycled this sweater into three AWESOME crafts.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Coffee Table Re-Do, Giveaway Winner & Sunday Social. Oh My!

This post is what I'm going to call a triple whammy.  A project, a giveaway winner & a blog hop.  Say what?! Remember our ottoman that we fixed up to be our coffee table?  Well, we decided he was much too tall so he got promoted to bench for our dining room table.  So that meant we needed a new coffee table.  The husband and I had a little adventure to Salvation Army where we discovered this guy.
  He was originally $20 with 75% off.  That's right, we rescued him for a whole $5.

So let's skip the boring parts of sanding, priming and painting..  let's be honest, you just want to see the before and after pictures.  So let's give the people what they want.

Paint Color: Behr Disney Underwater Wonders

Meet the supervisor

Side Note: We are thinking about painting our couch (Gasp, yes, I said paint).  I have seen some tutorials on it.  Just wanted to see if any of you have done it and get some feedback on it.  Some dos, don'ts or are you crazy!?



I won't leave you without a little foreshadowing of one of our next projects.  It involves this mess corner or better known as Cooper's corner.

Linking up HERE!



One more thing, it's time to announce the winner of the Personalized Snowman Ornament. The winner is....

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Now what you all have been waiting for..

Sunday Social.
How to participate:
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2. Follow the Featured blog (Once a Mom Always a Cook)
3.  Link up your blog's home page -- not a specific link or you will be deleted!
4. Visit at least 2 other blogs and make some friends!
5. Let your friends know by posting this button. The more, the merrier!



Let's get social!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Crafty Sasse Wednesday Link Party 16


Between Blue and Yellow's Bin Pull Dresser - love this makeover!


Scrapidoodlelicious's DIY Braided Scarf - need to make myself one of these!


Creative Endeavor's Simple Elegance Wreath - it cost her under $5 too!



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