If you are pregnant, get a Snoogle pillow. I’m pretty sure I look that content while sleeping too. End of story.
Monthly Archives: November 2013
This past weekend my mom and sister threw a fun celebration for Baby Boy! How lucky I am to have so many people to celebrate this little guy with me. At 36 weeks, I was a little nervous he wouldn’t make it to the shower date (My Girl was born at 36 weeks), but he was a total trooper & stuck around so we could get together then celebrate my family’s Thanksgiving that evening.
And they had the most adorable activity ever…each guest chose a letter then personalized it with drawings, pictures and stickers to create an alphabet book for Baby Boy. I’m so in love with the final product!
And my bestie made the trip from Atlanta for the occasion, and we had to make the most of our two bump situation (though hers is quite a bit smaller at 17 weeks)…
Now if I can just get thank you cards written before his debut…
My Hubs was into revamping My Girl’s rocker for her nursery, but when I sent him to pick up this piece of furniture, he was not so thrilled. He could not see the vision and he thought $60 was too much for this Craigslist find. But then I showed him the prices of dressers & changing tables at chain stores, he was a little more up for the challenge. That made me super giddy because this was going to be the focal point of my “Bright Vintage” theme!
Revamping this dresser was definitely time-consuming – for My Hubs. Lots and lots of sanding. Lots of coats of paint. I am forever grateful for a handyman husband who isn’t afraid of the color pink! But I think the end result is awesome and is something that will be in her room for several years past the diaper changing stage. It is our crown jewel for furniture refurbishment thus far.
I wanted a “Bright Vintage” vibe for My Girl’s nursery. And when planning said nursery, I was just getting into Pinterest. So of course that site convinced me I could pretty much transform anything vintage into a remarkable piece, like this sweet brown velour rocker I found at Goodwill. Now when the guy loading your truck at Goodwill says you got a steal on a piece of furniture, you definitely know you’ve scored a winner. This guy was $25. And he looked every bit the part. But I had big dreams.
Now I can take credit for the Goodwill find & the idea, but My Hubs gets full credit for the end result. Add in the $5 foot stool I found at a thrift shop then reupholstered, I say that was $30 well spent! Two years later, they’re both holding up well (albeit with some crayon markings for some added personality).
As I’m prepping Baby Boy’s room, I’ve also been reminiscing about the fun projects I did for My Girl’s room. You know, during the pre-baby days when I had the time to do such elaborate things. It is looking like Baby Boy will have a lot more store-bought pieces than she who came before him, so I’m taking a few posts to appreciate all of my previous Pinterest glory! First up…the ABC Nursery Artwork.
I created mine in Photoshop using the graphics from The Graphics Fairy then printed each letter as a 5×5 photo from MPix. I then pasted the photos onto white cardstock paper, which I then Modge Podged onto my 16×16 canvases, which I painted a white-washed grey. Since My Girl’s nursery is pretty frilly, I decided to add the ribbon atop each canvas for a little more flair. Two years later, this is still my favorite Pinterest project to date!
I’m feeling inspired. Maybe I can find the time to tackle this pin for Baby Boy’s room after all?