Tuesday, February 28, 2012

On a Mission!

Everyone always says that there are no cute baby boy clothes.  I have always disagreed, and now it is my mission to prove them all wrong!  It may put me in the poorhouse, but I'm sure I will have my child decked out in the cutest gear!

Throughout the past few weeks I have been looking, and I think I have found this little man's first wardrobe.  I have all of them pinned in a board, but here is a (rather large) sample.  Sorry, couldn't help myself!

Source: Chic Couture Boutique (Etsy)

Source:  BabyGap

Source:  Old Navy
Source:  Old Navy

Source:  Old Navy

Source:  Old Navy

Source:  Urban Baby Runway
Source:  Estella

Source:  Urban Baby Runway

Source:  BabyGap
Source:  Old Navy
Source:  La Knitterie (Etsy)
Source:  Happy Family (Etsy)
Source:  BabyGap
Source:  Emelias Mom (Etsy)
Source:  BabyGap
Source:  BabyGap
I know I have been all baby all the time lately, but I can't help it.  Only 3 1/2 more weeks till this little guy gets here and I seriously can't think about anything else!  Thanks for humoring me!!


Monday, February 27, 2012

Getting my Froo Froo Out

It seems that babies are popping up (or should I say out) everywhere around these parts!  This weekend I attended a family baby shower for my husband's cousin Kristen.  We're only 2 weeks apart, and she's having a little girl! 

Since I haven't been able to make any froo-froo onesie's or headbands for my little man, I took this opportunity to seize the pink!

Here's the onesie by itself:

And here it is with the headband:

You ready to see my ready to pop belly??  Oh my, here it comes!

35 weeks now, only 4 more to go! This pregnancy is flying by!!


Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday I'm In Love - Spring is in the Air!

I can honestly say that we haven't had much of a winter this year.  All in all, it's been pretty mild.  BUT, we had a taste of spring weather this week, and now I am YEARNING for the days of sitting outside feeling the warm sun on my face.  Even though it never got truly cold, and to my daughter's dismay, we haven't had any snow...I'm ready for spring. 

That brings me to my favorites this week.  And I'm a bit in love with some of the spring projects I see starting to pop up out there.  Let's get started, shall we?

 I am LOVING this moss covered flower pot nest from Alyssabeths.  Nothing says spring like a bird's nest - and this one is just beautiful.  Check out her blog for the tutorial - and, while your there, take a look at the items in her Etsy shop.  GORGEOUS!!

The daffodils are all starting to bloom here already, and these paper flowers that Crystal made remind me of those.  She also shares the tutorial over at A Pumpkin and a Princess - these flowers are so pretty!  You know I'm a sucker for paper crafts!  I think I may have to make some of these myself!

I absolutely LOVE this Spring Chalkboard Wreath that Kathryn made.  The colors are so bright and cheerful, and the pom poms are adorable!  I am loving all of these fun tutorials - check this one out over at Destination Craft!

Ericka from Willow Creek says she is obsessed with patina right now, and after seeing these Patina Flowerpots - so am I!  I love how she displayed them in this old Pepsi crate - just perfect!

And finally - Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom had me at NO SEW!  How cute is this Ruffle Tote?  My daughter would absolutely FLIP over this!  So great for spring - the colors make me so happy!

I hope you enjoyed my favorites this week!  If you were featured, feel free to grab a button from my sidebar.

Happy Friday Everyone!!


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Nursery Artwork

After we found out that we were having a boy, I found some vintage storybooks at an antique store in town.  I immediately was inspired to create a room around the pages in these books.  I loved the bright colors and whimsical nature of them.  When it came down to it, I found two side by side pages titled "When You Grow Up", and decided that those would need to be framed.

After looking through blog after blog, inspiration board after inspiration board - I knew that I needed to create a gallery of artwork over the crib.  I'm not gonna lie - galleries scare me a little.  You could end up with holes in the wall that don't need to be there, and then have to stop everything you're doing to patch and repaint.  Not fun.  I decided to go for it anyway.

So, last weekend, I ventured out to Walmart and Hobby Lobby on the hunt for frames.  They had to all be sleek lines, but I knew I wanted a mix of colors.  I found what I needed and returned home to figure out what I was going to design to go in them!

I have been looking for an excuse to make some "Keep Calm" artwork, so that was kind of a given.  I decided on "Keep Calm and Dream On" since it was going over the crib.

In keeping with the color palette of the storybook pages, I then decided to make an alphabet print.

I have a lot of yellow and aqua in the room, but wanted to draw some more attention to some of the other colors as well.  I wanted something simple, and more on the modern side to balance out the vintage I had going on in the room.  This is what I came up with.

Hubby did most of the hanging (I am not very skilled in this area), and I just love the final result.  Here she is:

Not sure if you've noticed - but I am only giving sneak peaks at some of the projects in the room.  Until it's complete - I don't want to reveal too much.  Soon though!!  I can't wait myself!!


Monday, February 20, 2012

My Coveted Electrical Spool Table

Coveted, you ask?  Um yes.  That would be... coveted by moi.  Ever since we (meaning hubby) finished this project for the nursery, I keep going into that room to stare at it.  I am, to say the least. a might bit obsessed with it!  To think of where it started, and how it turned out - it just makes me giddy.  When did I become such a total dork?

Let me tell you the story of this table.  About seven months ago or so, I got a call from my friend Ginger from The Savvy Shanty.  She was out yard saleing and came across a bunch of wooden electrical spools sitting next to a dumpster on the side of the road.  "Do you want one?" she asked.  My response I believe was "What in the heck are we going to do with those?"  Trusting her judgement, I hopped in the car and drove over to meet her to put these ugly, Georgia red clay covered, spools in the back of her SUV.

I totally forgot to take a before picture - but it looked something like this (except red and mineral covered from the clay):

Once the thing was in my garage, I knew the backlash I was going to get from hubby.  We already had like 7 wood pallets sitting in there - he was not going to be happy that I was cluttering his space with even more roadside trash.  I was right, but he let me keep it - even though I had no clue what I was going to do with it.

No clue, until Ginger sent me a link to this table she found.

It was like angels started singing to me.  It was perfect for the nursery!  Jackpot.  I needed this table.  Now, every time I walked past that spool in the garage I stared at in in glorious wonderment - it was going to be perfect.

This is where hubby comes in.  I can't take any of the credit for making this table.  It wasn't my idea, and, other than printing out the directions and handing them to hubby, I kind of had nothing to do with the final outcome.  He pressure washed it, sanded it, inserted the dowel rods, painted it, attached the casters to the bottom and even carried it upstairs to the nursery.  He did a AMAZING job on it.

Here it is, the final project.  I. AM. IN. LOVE.

One more piece of the room complete!  This weekend, I shopped for frames to make a gallery for above the crib.  I designed a bunch of artwork too, and we hung everything up yesterday,  I'll share some of those tomorrow.  Hubby spent the weekend making open shelving for above the dresser (similar to the shelves in my office).  Those should be hung soon - can't wait!!  All that's left after that is to hang the curtains (which should be arriving this week), and to order the bedding!  Wahoo!  Can't wait!!

Have a wonderful Monday!