Tuesday, October 26, 2010
All of that to say that this is my best and my last post for a while! I don't want to miss a minute with my son, so the blog is just going on hold indefinitely. So, here are some pictures of the finished nursery--and of the most beautiful baby ever!!!! In my opinion :).
He was born on September 7th, and we brought him home on the 11th. These pictures were taken right at one month. You can also click here to see his one month photo shoot with Sara Parker (friend and photographer). They are soooooooo cute!
It has been so fun to join the blogging community—and I will definitely continue to enjoy other’s blogs. So, thanks for those of you who have followed me!!!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Well, I promised you all a sneak peak of the nursery (in case you just tuned in, my husband and I are hoping to adopt our first child sometime soon, and are getting the nursery ready since adoption can be a last minute thing)...so here are a few pics:
Oh, and we’re trying to keep it gender neutral since we’re open to adopting either a boy or a girl (how are we doing on that?).
This beautiful fabric was the inspiration for the whole room. Ben’s mom made the crib bedding—this is the crib skirt.
My mom gave us this chair which I had recovered, and the pillow is made from a New Guinea flour sack which my in-laws brought back with them when they moved back to the States many years ago. The alligator is just cute, and we got him at IKEA this weekend.
My mom bought us some beautiful animal prints that are currently being framed, so you’ll have to stay tuned for those, and we can’t figure out how to put the crib together, so no pics of that until my brother-in-law comes over to help us (they gave us their old crib). So you can see that everyone is pitching in to help us out, including my dear friend Stacy, from Green Seed Creations. Check out this post on her blog to see what she did to an old liquor cabinet, in order to turn it in to a changing table and then peruse the rest of her activities—she has some very cute stuff for sale, and also does custom pieces. Hmmm, that makes me think maybe I should see if she would help me do my first blog give-away…
Friday, August 13, 2010
But the purpose of this post is to introduce you to the new and improved blog of one of my friends, Danielle. It's called, This Life I Live and it started as a blog about her and her husband's adoption journey--they adopted two beautiful sisters from Ethiopia. But now it's become a chronicle of their lives and all the fun and struggles and joy. She also does some pretty great give-aways (in fact I'm totally bummed that I didn't win this week's giveaway--pics by Sara Parker--my favorite lifestyle photographer!). So, check her out when you've got the time.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Although our main task was to help her think about re-decorating the master bedroom, Elizabeth, who has self-diagnosed Room A.D.D. had us moving furniture in the dining room, living room, and re-dressing the bed in the guest room as well.
The funniest moment, however, is when we headed to the back room, which is currently a laundry room/art space/catch-all, and hidden away, back in the furthest reaches of the house, Elizabeth spies a large, beautiful, antiquey/whimsical framed map of Italy (a gift from one of Liz's co-workers, reminiscent of Liz's family background) and exclaims with delight, "I love this map! It's gorgeous!" Liz goes on to say how much she and her husband like it as well to which Elizabeth responds, "Oh great idea Liz, take the cutest picture in your whole house, and be sure to hang it where no one will ever see it!" Poor Liz, they thought they had found a nice place of honor for it, (behind the kitchen on the way out the back door). So, we decided to place it in the M.B. and we think it should become the inspiration piece for the rest of the room.
Now to decide on a new paint color for the walls...we suggested a light grey, but Liz was worried about gray evoking thoughts of prisons. So, here are a few pics (via Houzz) that I hope will change her mind about gray.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
As most of you know, Ben and I have been on a bit of a journey to start our family. We've finally been approved with our adoption agency, and are now officially waiting! Ben has wisely decreed that I must not purchase anything for the nursery-to-be until there is actually a baby to bring home, but...that does not mean that I can't go ahead and decide exactly what I want so that when we get that phone call, I'm ready to go! So, I convinced him to peruse some kids rooms on Ohdeedo, and below I've posted my top picks and his top picks. What do you think? Any favorites? Any ideas of how to combine some elements from each? Any other suggestions?
A few of my picks: