Monday, March 3, 2014

Nursery Tour!

I know you've all been losing sleep over this.

I have.

Just kidding. I've been losing sleep because I think that's what you are supposed to do when you are about to have a baby. I just wanted to fit in! Anyway... Here is the nursery! I love how it turned out. I'll try to tell you where everything came from as we go:

Banner: My BFF Ashleigh. (Who really needs to blog her nursery soon!)
Letters: Most of them are thrifted, some are from craft stores.
"You are Loved" wall hanging:  Hobby Lobby
Quilt: My mom made it. I love it.

Rocking chair: Thrifted. {PS it's really uncomfortable so I'm not going to use this one. But it's cute, right?!}
Rolling cart: Thrifted. I love it. It was $3. It's my favorite. Of course it was an eyesore, but yay for spray paint!
Bookshelves: Ikea spice racks.

 I literally don't think I could be happier with how the stripes turned out. My husband is the BEST!

 Dresser/Changing station: Thrifted and painted. 
Picture frames: Thrifted and painted.
Big safety pin: Hobby Lobby (Also Ashleigh had this idea first. But our babies are going to be BFF too so it's okay.)

 My grandma made the quilt that's on the chair. I love it.
Chair pad: World Market
Lamp: Thrifted (It's from Pier One though)

 Little safety pin: Hobby Lobby
Truck: Okay, cutest thing... My DAD made this when he was a little boy! My Grandma saved it all these years. After she passed away I got it. Love it.
Stork: A gift from some of our Special Needs kids.
Printables came from here, here, here, and here. The internet and cool people are a beautiful (and frugal!) thing!
"Shhhh" sign: Thrifted. (It says "the prince is sleeping" on the little round part.)

We also added this little guy because Josh's dad (who passed away February, 2013) always told him to "do right" and we want to pass it along to our kids. 

 Thank you to my awesome husband for hanging all.the.letters. He is so patient when I'm wanting to put more holes in our walls.

This was Josh's idea as well. He loves MMA. A lot. And so will our baby. He is already pretty good at throwing punches. :) Anyways, I came home one day from work and said "OH I SAW THE CUTEST THING ON PINTEREST FOR THE MOBILE!!! We have to do it! It's clouds and fluff and blah blah blah..."

And he said "He needs a punching bag." So we went with that. It's awesome and unique! If you aren't my Instagram pal.... well... you should be first of all. And secondly, you can watch this little baby in action here

I think that's it! I don't think we are ever going to feel "ready" to have this little man. But having a nursery that is complete sure does help! :)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

As of late:

We are almost there!

 I am almost 33 weeks pregnant. I cannot believe how quickly this thing has gone by, yet sometimes- mostly at night- how slowly it seems to go, too!

I can't wait to meet my baby. It's going to be so surreal, I know. I want to soak up every moment I can with him. I want to read to him, sing to him, teach him about Jesus. I just can't wait.

I recently quit my job, and have been pursuing other ways to make money. I do have a stay-at-home job I will be doing, but I have also been stocking up my Etsy shop, as well as selling items we don't need/want anymore to make this thing work! Both Josh and I have a total peace about this. This is what we're supposed to be doing.

Anyways, I thought I would share with you some of my newest items. The creative/nesting bug has hit, I think. I have been going nuts creatively, and have been a cleaning fool! 

Anyways, without further adieu, I give you pretties! Please be sure to "like" my page on Facebook, too, if you haven't already! :)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Nursery sneak peak!

Here's some pictures of things happening around here... Of course I'll do a nursery reveal once it's done! :)

There's still so much to do, but I'm so happy with the results so far! :) 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Laundry Room Re-do!

So our laundry room is tiny. Just a walk-way from the garage to the rest of the house, really. There wasn't any changing the size of it, but it just really didn't work for us functionally.

Here's the laundry room before:
(For the record, this is more of a "during" and it didn't always look this trashy. Promise! There was a wire shelf up (that was totally impractical because it didn't even reach both sides of the walls so stuff fell off all the time) And those cupboards are the dumbest. They were so tall I couldn't reach anything in them without climbing up on the washer/dryer. So, those really needed to come down.)

And this is after, minus all the laundry supplies up on the shelf. I just wanted you to see the beautiful wood shelves. :) I love them so much! My husband did a fabulous job on the whole room. I was just the one who picked things out. He did everything! I'm blessed. 

So here's one side after:
I want to eventually get new labels for everything. Cute ones. But for now, these work. And they were $2, so that's a perk...Also, please note my cute laundry detergent holder. :) Love it!

Here's the other side after. I love it so much! It makes so much more sense to me now, and as an added bonus I can now reach things easily. :)

In the end, "we" painted, added shelves, changed the light fixture, and spent a few dollars on some organizing items. 
I think I eventually want to have a little "clothesline" up above, since I plan to cloth diaper. I don't want little bum covers drying all over my house. But we'll see. I am always changing things up around here, so who knows how long this re-do will even be done.

Kidding, husband. Kidding. ;)