Saturday, April 17, 2010

Spring Cleaning aka... "Nesting"

Although many participate in the long tradition of Spring Cleaning, when you are 3 weeks from having a baby, it's deemed "nesting". Our bags are far from packed for the hospital, but our closets and storage spaces are making this mom-to-be glow!

Who knew I married an artist?! As we cleaned off the chalk board, Josh took his new tip from our birthing class ( 5:1:1 = contractions 5 minutes apart, 1 minute long, for 1 hour duration --> head to hospital for baby) He captured the advice in this fabulous chalk mural, so we'll never forget when to get going!

So cute!

I may not be able to do much with a sewing machine, but just look what I can do with a glue-gun!! I took some extra fabric that we picked for the picture frame matting and transformed this plain, white lampshade into a custom nursery piece!

SO excited about how it turned out. Total cost = $2.99.

We decided that with strollers, diapers, and baby accessories, we needed to clear some extra space on the shelves of our "gear closet". Clearing the shelves turned into a full on organizing endeavor. We even used the infamous label maker (Thanks Mom!) Definitely feeling a little "Monica" these days. (My fellow Friends fans will understand)

Goal: Keep closets and pantry looking like this until May 12th... May 12th and beyond would be the ultimate preference.

Nesting complete!

A toast to all of your own Spring Cleaning adventures!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Nursery Preview

We are so excited to bring our baby home to his/her new room. Here are some pictures to capture the decor. Thanks so much to all of you who have already labored in love for this child to help make the room extremely personal and beautiful. We look forward to developing the pictures that will soon fill the empty frames!

Changing table and incredible custom built in shelves...created especially for baby by Josh and Grandpa R

Fabulous glider and custom cushions thanks to the incredible talents of Tina Good

Valences sewn by Tina, and shelf stocked with "lovies" from family and friends

Mom and I couldn't pass on the opportunity to have this crib...It's made by "Baby Italia", baby has to know his/her heritage right? Maybe we should have purchased Dutch Boy paint. We'll just buy some baby wooden shoes!