Thursday, March 24, 2011

nursery painting: sneak peek

Oh. My. Gosh. This is taking forever, but it is SO worth it. I love it so far!

First, we cleared the room and painted all of the grooves of the paneling antique white...

Then, we went in with Pottery Barn Wedgewood Gray and painted some of the large panels that color, and some of the others the orginal Traditional Tan...

Then, some of the others were painted Antique White. There was no definite pattern. Just as long as two of the same colors didn't end up next to each other. I didn't want it to be a repeated pattern. I was afraid it might look like an American flag or something. I love the randomness of it. And it seems more artsy and creative.

We still have one half of a wall to do. But so far, I love the vintage, graphic feel of it. The color combination is very classic, and with the buffalo check drapes it seems to be from another era. I like that.

More to come later this weekend! Enjoy this beautiful day!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Spring time is officially made it's way to our house. Everything seems to be in full bloom: the daffodils, Easter, the nursery, and most of all, me.

Whenever I might get a little nervous because I think my belly button can't possibly stretch any tighter, I go in here:

Mom finished the bumper pad and it looks so great. I love everything about it. She has been busy trying to keep up with all of my ideas and fabric-buying. I don't know what I would do without her. She seems to have an amazing ability to read minds and create beautiful tangible items out of vague descriptions.

Co-Grandmother is no slouch herself. Enormous Fed-Ex boxes arrive at our house full of beautifully wrapped boutique items on a regular basis. It's like a mini-baby shower for just my husband and me. I don't deserve it. I am amazed by her generosity and good taste. She has been a great teacher of all things fine.

Close girlfriends constantly call to check on me and seem to be as excited about this baby as I am. Even the guy-friends of ours feel a certain responsibility and affinity to this little addition to our circle.

As the sun filters in this room, I reflect on how blessed I am. Who knew that someone whom I haven't even met yet can make you appreciate the people who have been there all along.?

Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

soccer mom

See this foot? The one abnormally large for a baby? The one that looks just like my husband's, curled toes and all? Well that's what I've been feeling a lot of lately. Baby likes to kick. Hard. I think I see soccer games in our future. :-) That makes me happy.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

short but sweet

I know this is a pathetic attempt at a post, and this picture isn't even all that great, but I just had to share the adorable bedskirt that has been added. I love it. Thank you Momma!