Sunday, March 25, 2012

diy | easter table runner

today i made an easter table runner {a gift for my mother in law} it was a cold & rainy sunday- a perfect day for crafting & sewing. {photos taken with iphone--pretty good quality, don't you agree??}

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Meet Amanda from Mommy is CooCoo

Hello! I am Amanda (or Mandy with a Y), and I blog at mommy is coocoo

~ My blog is all about fun! ~

Whether you are laughing about the realities of marriage and motherhood or being inspired to make your everyday surroundings lovely, regardless of your budget. I am thrilled to be guest posting today!  I'd like to share with you one of my most popular projects.  I hope this project inspires you.

~ Wall Art made from Embroidery Hoops and Fabric ~

~ I love fabric! ~

I have lots of fabric remnants.
I also had this big, blank wall in our newly painted guest bedroom.


So I bought a few large wooden hoops at a craft store 
added some fabric & hung them on the wall 

I am liking it!
So I start looking for lots of wooden hoops on ebay

I purchased thirty hoops for $15
{much less expensive then buying them at a craft store}
and added fabric I already had to the hoops

I tried not to worry a lot about fabric placement
or what part of the fabric looked best
{as with all my projects I recommend wine if you are anal and tend to over think things}

If you like the fabric, DON'T WORRY about it matching!

Next I trimmed all the extra fabric

and began placing the hoops on the wall
{you will most definitely need some wine for this part}


I rotated sides and added a few hoops on the left and then a few on the right.

I used very small nails.
{Since I posted this tutorial/project I've added a step which I believe will potentially save you a lot of time and a few headaches!  After my kids ran their hands across the hoops a couple of times and a few fell off starting an avalanche of falling hoops-AHHH! I removed the few hoops that were still hanging on the wall.  I then used my glue gun and added a touch of hot glue to the tip of the nail before I placed my hoop on it.  Magic!  The hoops can still easily be removed but my coocoo kids can't knock them off the wall.}

Try your best NOT to over think it.

some of my hoops touch. some don't.

~ the finished product ~

~ my beautiful wall art ~
Mandie (with an ie :) - Thank you for allowing me to share today. This coocoo Momma couldn't be more grateful! If you'd like to see other coocoo projects or learn more about the whole coocoo family, head on over to mommy is coocoo.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tommy | Spring Senior Session

just a few favorites from tommy's spring senior session. i adored this session. my cousin is so handsome and i am so proud of him and all of his accomplishments. to see more from this session, please go to and click on photo galleries. you can always go straight here-- there are so many awesome shots from the session to check out. remember, milliemorganmedia is now booking for spring & summer senior & family sessions so if you're interested, contact mandie at

embrace the camera | 3.22 | iphone edition

finally, after two years- i am the proud owner of an iphone. husband surprised me a few days ago walking in with a bright white iphone 4s...couldn't be anymore excited and now i am obsessed with how well the photos turn out from from such a small camera. impressive, apple. so i am embracing another moment spent with my daughter, madison-- just going on an evening walk, which we try to do when it's nice out. she picked flowers. i took photos. 
{and just a fun tip-- i downloaded the walgreens app and you can print your photos straight from your phone in just a few easy steps-- i know i am probably so behind on this but for those who don't know-- they printed very nice too! up to an 8 by 10 without being blurry} anyways, i hope you are all enjoying these beautiful evenings as much as we are. i am linking up to emily's embrace the camera after about 6 months of not linking up. i don't know why i haven't because i just love emily's blog and this link up. so link up too! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

and the winner is...

congrats! i will be contacting you via email.
{i apologize for keeping this giveaway open longer than expected
 i wanted to try to get more visitors for i can knit that, hopefully she did!} 

Monday, March 12, 2012

easter bunny photo sessions | sneak peaks

this weekend, my husband and i held easter bunny sessions with two real baby bunnies. it was so much fun and i love how the photos turned out. here is just a small sneak peak of some of the photos taken over the weekend. thank you too all my family, friends, new & old clients for supporting my journey through millie morgan media. without you, i could have never been so successful. it's because of you & your support that i am able to live my dream. so a big thank you to my clients-- you mean so much to me. don't you just love the smiles on these children's faces. the joy of a few bunnies.  

Monday, March 5, 2012

introducing, "i can knit that" | & a giveaway

i have been SO excited about this post for weeks now. recently, i helped create the entire brand for i can knit that, a friend of my sister katie's. {thanks sis for referring me} my new friend, vicky & i worked on this project a few weeks ago and it was so much fun. i really loved helping her with her brand. she makes the most unique and amazing knitted creations. she is so passionate about the items she makes & it shows, her quality is just stunning! i must say, i was proud to be a part of her new brand & etsy store, i can knit that. i helped her create her logo, which was hand-done with pipe cleaners and yarn... {and yes, it took forever} it was so worth it though because i love the hand-done feel it has. vicky has a lot of personality so the colors really speak for themselves, so i'm not introducing the brand of i can knit that!

okay, so now onto the really fun part, i can knit that is doing a giveaway over at my blog. the rules are so simple and your chances are pretty high! you can win this beautiful, chevron cowl. isn't it just gorgeous?? vicky, you are just so talented!! so, followers and friends, if you want to win this, please scroll down to read the rules!! 

giveaway ends : march 17th at midnight
winner will be announced, monday march 18th

{i have extended the giveaway to get more response}

you must: {click "i can knit that" to be directed to site}
1 | follow i can knit that's blog
2 | follow i can knit that on twitter
3 | visit i can knit that's etsy store and leave a comment on milliemorganmedia
telling me what item you like the most and why {please provide email within comment}

it's that simple! three chances to win :) please check out her blog & shop because vicky has some beautiful items that just have to be shared. so get to commenting and following because this is a great giveaway, thanks vicky! have a wonderful week friends & followers! 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

our saturday morning

a nice & relaxing saturday morning with my peanut & husband. went for a long walk and the sun is starting to feel warm. we also made cupcakes with our cupcake maker, which was amazing. so fast & easy. the cupcakes were ready in only a few short minutes. we frosted them  together with blue frosting {water} and added whales on top. madison loves the cupcakes and they tasted good too! hope you're enjoying your weekend too!