Saturday, May 28, 2011

Nursery Inspiration

I have just spent the past hour looking through this website I found called project nursery. It is a website were people can make a profile and then post their nursery photos. It's a great place to get inspiration for nursery ideas. Above are a few of my favorites. I really like the color combination of soft blues, yellows and a little bit of red or pink. I might do something like for my little one.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Baby Booties!

When me and my mom were looking threw my old baby stuff we came across a pattern for baby booties! These were so fun to make. Choose the fabrics to go together was my favorite. Above is a pair I made for a friend of mine, and her cute little baby is modeling them! Below is boy pair I made. I have made a few pairs now... there is definitely a learning curve, as my first pair took me hours and hours and I had to get my mom to finish them... but now I got it down and it's such an enjoyable project. Once I know if my baby is a boy or a girl I will make some more.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Love Love Love

I love handmade gifts.
I love my new diaper bag.
I love love love my grandma!

My grandma made me this bag, she has amazing seamstress skills! I love all the pockets and I can't wait to fill them up with baby things!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bedroom Bliss!

I love how our bedroom is turning out. I was a little nervous about how much space we had for our bed and end tables, but it ended out being perfect! I searched for end tables for a long time, and eventually found these on Kijiji for 15$... and then paid another 15$ for the cute glass and silver knobs. The lamps and center pillow I got from my husband for my birthday this year... they are from homesense. Hopefully this summer I will make a headboard. (Any ideas for fabric choices? I think there is a lot of cream, tan and white in the room already. My mom suggested dark brown with lots of texture, but I would love suggestions if you have any!)
The other side of the bedroom is still being figured out... but I did buy blinds today, I have to wait till tomorrow to pick them up. Also, our closet systems should be coming in on Tuesday! I am so excited to hang up my clothes! ... a walk-in closet... every girl's dream, right?

Friday, May 20, 2011

What was old... is now new again!

I love upcycling because it is such a green idea. You save the world from the by products of creating a new product and possibly save the landfill from having to store one more item... plus you get to be creative in how you revamp your treasure.
For my birthday my mother-in-law offered to upcycle a rocking chair for me. What a lovely gift!
Here are the before and afters:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Baby Blessings

This past weekend my cousin, aunt and cousin-in-law planned a baby shower for me. I left the party feeling so loved and cared for. I unfortunately forgot to bring my camera, but here is my baby room now.... filled to the max with love! (and messy.... organization is the next step)

Monday, May 16, 2011


Done! We are in the process of moving all of our furniture upstairs right now... these a fun and messy times! More photos soon to come!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Got My Hair Done, Nails Did....

I saw this idea on a tv show... all you do is a colorful base coat, then a clear coat and before the clear coat dries you put a piece of lace on it.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Buh bye Tools!

Yesterday we put the tools away! Such a happy day! Now it is cleaning and paint touch up time.