Saturday, August 27, 2011

Getting serious about starting the nursery... I'm seriously going to start... seriously

Well, I am officially 33 weeks along and haven't even started the nursery which means I am also officially fReAkiNg out!

This one has been tricky since (like most of you) we don't have endless rooms and so our nursery will double as a guest room so I have to plan around a crib AND a queen size bed.

I don't want the room to scream NURSERY so I'm trying to come up with a flexible color pallet and design.

I think I know what I am going to do and since time is short I'm just going with it.

This is my "jumping off point"...

Yep, that is ALL I have so far.

A bedspread and some frames I painted and covered with burlap to match...

It's not much but it's a start.

Now it's time to get my hands dirty and start painting.

I'm not going to lie... I'm tired just thinking about it!!!

Which is why you shouldn't wait until you are 8 months pregnant (and anemic)to create a nursery!

On a happier note we FINALLY hung the girls chandelier last night!

Isn't she pretty...

Got to go...

Lots to do...

after my nap.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Doughnut Cake

Let me start off by saying

I see your amazing parties...
The fancy tables with banners and cupcake towers and candy dishes.

The fondant cakes and personalized goody bags.

You amaze me.

I am lucky if I hang up some streamers (although I do have a cute banner... oh, and a chair cover... maybe I'm not so hopeless after all).

My Meg celebrated her birthday a few weeks ago and it happened to be on the day we were headed home from our trip to Utah.

We had 10 hrs of driving ahead of us (fun birthday huh!) so we decided to do a birthday breakfast with our family in Utah before we began our long journey.

I was thinking about doing a "pancake cake" when a family member suggested a "doughnut cake". SOOO easy and look how cute it turned out...

I had to share it with all of you party challenged peeps (like myself).

It was a BIG hit!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Boys room quote

The family reunions and vacations are over at our house. :(

Time to get back to work on the nursery. :)

I saw this quote on pinterest (yes, I'm obsessed) and I knew I had to have it in my boys room.

I was lucky enough to find the wood plaque already made at a local craft store (Craft Warehouse) and I just used my old foam stamps for the letters.

Can't wait to hang it up!!