Friday, July 29, 2011

a room in waiting

there is something so sweet about a nursery all ready and waiting for the baby to arrive. not to mention something so calming about knowing it is all done :) travis and i emphasis on the i, had such a fun time creating a fun space for our new baby. i used ideas i found all over the internet from pinterest to etsy and blogs i have seen in the past to create a room that suits our style and taste just perfectly. i can't stop going in his room and just staring at everything imagining what it will be like with him in his room in a few short days. there are some little details that i may add if i get the time but i am considering the room done!

so here is my favorite view of the room. we made one wall into a wood wall. we used pallet wood from pallets that my sweet landscaping "i save everything" husband still had piled up in the backyard. good thing we found a perfect use for them! i absolutely LOVE the way it turned out. we got this idea from pictures we found on pinterest (if you have never been to pinterest go check it out, it is inspiring and addicting!). we painted stripes on the ceiling which turned out so sweet and really add to the character of the room. i just picture easton lying in his crib staring up at the ceiling! i wanted to stay away from too much baby blue in his room because i wanted a room he could grow into but i couldn't help but add a touch of light gray blue to the ceiling when we decided stripes would be a good touch. this dresser and the other blue one in the room was a free attic find from a friend. they just needed a good sanding and a few coats of paint. i distressed them just a little bit and love how they turned out. i have some knobs to add to them that i haven't gotten to yet but hopefully travis and i can get out the drill and add them soon.
this bookshelf was made by travis's dad and has been passed down through the kids and grandkids. as you can see it is full of books and blocks and rain boots for jumping in puddles.
here is the other dresser that i got from a friend. i love how they turned out!
this rocker was a gift from my mom. it was where my grandmother's grandmother rocked her. i love anything sentimental and was very close to my grandmother growing up. our time together was too short but it is so sweet to have something to remind me of her while i am rocking my baby.
it took me forever to decide on a crib that i thought would work well in his room. i finally decided on this one and am very happy with it so far! it is waiting and ready for swaddles and sweet dreams!
this is my first attempt at subway art. i used two cheap oriental paintings that were going in the trash from some friends. i painted and distressed the boards, used my cricut cutter with vinyl to cut out the letters of a dixie chicks song about a little boy that i have always loved. it is the perfect lullaby!
here is a close up of the subway art so you can see the words and details.

here is his lamb. waiting so patiently to be snuggled...
his clothes with plaid and pearl snaps so he can be dapper like daddy are hanging so sweetly in his closet. i can't wait to see him in some of these!
and last but not least, his carseat is waiting and his bags are by the door. ready to be piled up in the truck with all the excitement that we will be heading back home with the sweetest little bundle of love!

hope you enjoyed your tour! now please excuse me while i go rock in his room and soak in more of the sweetness before i am so sleep deprived that i can't even see straight :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

easton's lamb

I stumbled across Silly Dilly Baby on etsy not too long ago. You can see much of Emily's awesome work on her facebook page . She makes the most precious creations. I was in love immediately and just placed my custom order. Emily was so great to deal with and got my lamb done so quickly even with a holiday weekend in between! I absolutely love the lamb she made for Easton and cannot wait to get it! She also makes bunnies, babydolls, and puppies. Check out her facebook page and if you order, tell her I sent you because I loved my lamb SO much! Here are some pictures of Easton's lamb that Emily took. that not just the cutest thing you have ever seen?! Now go get you one!

Monday, July 4, 2011

33 weeks & an update

Baby's now the size of a honeydew!
Things are heating up inside as well: Baby may grow up to a full inch this week alone, and his brain is developing like crazy. Pretty soon, he'll be able to coordinate breathing with sucking and swallowing. Also, his bones are hardening, and he's started to keep his eyes open when he's awake.

So sorry I have been slacking on here. Things are a little busy getting ready for baby at home and at work as you can imagine. The last few weeks has been a rollercoaster to say the least! We got enough gift cards to purchase this beauty.... (from here)
Product Image DaVinci Futura Cradle in Espresso
It took about 30 minutes to put it together and is beautiful. It is MUCH bigger than I expected. I thought it would be more of an "infant" size. I love it though! I also ordered something else that I can't wait to receive. I have been looking and looking for a diaper bag that I love and that is affordable. I stumbled upon this bag on etsy and fell in love immediately. This shop has a lot more very very cute bags. I will let you know what I think of my bag and the quality when it gets here. I can't wait to carry this around with my little bundle. I especially love it because I can use it for a diaper bag and purse and it not look like a diaper bag in the process when I'm trying to look like a stylish mom ;)
3rd YEARS ANNIVERSARY SALE - Juliet tote - sahara brown with genuien leather strap
I am waiting on my darling husband to get a chance to finish up the nursery for me. He has some projects that I cannot finish myself. Once those are done I can't wait to show you the room we have been getting ready for Easton!