Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Nursery Sneak Peak

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

This Life I Live

Hello friends!  Sorry for the prolonged silence.  I went to Mexico for a month--one of the perks of being a Spanish teacher is study abroad trips! (more on that soon).  I am finally starting to get back in the groove, and get back to blogging! 

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.

And, speaking of adoption, I should have a sneak peak of the nursery soon...Ben finally let me really start working on it, even though we're still waiting.  Yay!  It's gonna be cute, so stay tuned!