Thursday, May 31, 2012

Baby Room Remodel

Well, we finally completed our baby room!  Today, I'm 6 days overdue, so we are definitely ready for this little one to come out and enjoy her fun colors, great toys, and creative design.  She doesn't know what she's missing out on just yet, but here's a peek for you!



Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It's a Leotard Maternity!

I had an eighties leotard skate party for my 27th birthday.  I know - fun!  Now that I'm 7+ months pregnant, I decided to throw on the leotard and pull out the 80s wear for my hubby and take some fun maternity photos!  We are using the first one as the invitation for our upcoming baby party.  Although the leotard was tight, it still fit!  Check out our fun photo shoot:)

Friday, March 16, 2012

Gender Reveal Party

Well, this is a bit belated, but we had a gender reveal party in January to find out the gender of our little one to come!  We wanted to celebrate my birthday and find out the gender at the same time.  We had to wait 2 weeks after our appointment to find out - it was hard to wait, but so much fun to find out inside a cupcake:)

Chinese calendar prediction:  Boy
Pencil test prediction:  Boy
Online quiz prediction:  Boy

And, it's a....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Well, it's been a while... again.  Now, I'm 6 months pregnant and trying to get back on the blogging bandwagon:) 

I thought I would start with a baby room update, considering baby stuff is kind of taking up a lot of my time and energy lately.

Oh, and the gender reveal!  We'll save that one for next time, though:)

For starters, this is the room we chose to transform into the baby room.  Keep in mind, this is the "before" picture.  Awful, I know.  It used to be my sewing room, and let's just say I'm a messy crafter!  Needless to say, we had to clean the room out and make some adjustments. 

The "Before"

We chose green and teal for our nursery colors before we even knew the gender, because we wanted it to be somewhat gender neutral.  Then, my husband decided to take on chevrons!  I was thrilled, of course, because I love all the pictures I see on pinterest with a chevron wall.  So, Brandon and his brother Jeremy went to work!

And, that's all of the room I can show you for now... It's almost complete, with furniture and all!  But, I am waiting to do the true Before and After pics until we have the final touches with a few last accessories.  Oh, and trust me - it looks great!

In the mean time, here are a few fun things we've purchased along the way!  Brandon and I decided we would buy something fun for the baby every month, with a limit of $50.  If we went under one month, we could add it to the following month and vise versa.  It's been fun - can't wait to buy our 7 month item in a couple of weeks!  When it comes to the bigger items, we just had to budget for those.  We weren't quite lucky enough to find a crib and changing table for $50:)

3. Found You There Print - Society6
4. Chevron Rug - Urban Outfitters
5. Fox Pull Toy - Grasshopper
6. Baby Mod Crib - Walmart

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mulva Monday... On Wednesday

Mulva's Big Announcement

Well, Mulva hasn't said much lately.  Her usual day is Monday, but she didn't want to wait a whole weekend to share her big news.  So, I told her we could cheat this one time and let her share today, so long as we pretend it's Monday:)

Drumroll, please....

Mulva is going to be a big sister!!  That's right, I'm pregnant, and she was the first to know.  She found out a long time ago, but she had to keep it a secret for a while.  She is excited to finally be able to share the news, and she's even more excited that I'm finally over the "morning sickness" phase.  I wasn't very pleasant to be around for a few weeks, but she was a trooper.  She cuddled me and told me the worst would be over soon.

The due date is May 28th, which happens to be the day after my 6 year anniversary!  Mulva is secretly happy about that, because she knows that means Mom and Dad won't be leaving her at home to travel for their anniversary this year.  But, she assured us that she will be a big help when the baby comes - she is ready to cuddle her new brother or sister, although she realizes it might mean less attention for her;)

In the mean time, Mulva decided to help me practice!  She also gave my hubby some tips on "growing up" and dressed him to be more fatherly.  With Mulva being the silly pup she is, I'm sure we have a lot more adventures to come, both before and after the baby arrives!

Brandon acting "fatherly"
Mulva helping me practice


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Long Time, No Post!

Well, it's been a while since I've posted anything...  Sorry about that!  Sometimes, the time just disappears, and you don't know where it went!

The holidays are coming up, and I'm getting excited:)  Christmas is my favorite holiday, despite my distaste for cold weather.  This year, my husband and I have decided to make at least one gift for each person in the family!  This is the first year I'm finding myself being "crafty," so I'm pushing myself to come up with something unique and different for each person.  Thankfully, there are lots of ideas out there to help with that!

I've mentioned Pinterest before, and I'm plugging it again.  I love that I can keep all these lovely ideas together in one place.  So, if you're looking for some holiday ideas, from party food to gift wrapping, to gift ideas - be sure to look through Pinterest!  If you aren't already a pinner but would like to be, I'd be happy to send you an invite:)

For this year's Deck the Balls Party at my in-laws:)

Cute gift idea for anyone on your list!

Button ornament

Made one of these as a gift, and it was a hit!

Great for a kid at heart - and you can make it with love:)

Paint chip gift tags - great idea!!

Make your own newspaper gift bags!

And, there is SO MUCH MORE!  So, I challenge you to make something this year - be it gift tags, home decor, or even a gift for someone special on your list!  There is just something extra special about a handmade holiday:)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

And the Winner Is...

Congratulations to Liberty Originals!  Those extra 5 entries from the treasury must have helped her odds!

Liberty will be receiving one of these super cute screen printed bird pillows.  Thanks to everyone who participated - it was fun!