So, it’s been a while since I blogged! I think I’ve only posted twice this week, which is not normal for me, but I have really been enjoying the down-time this week. I have Friday through Monday off again, and I have to say, these two three-day weeks are really spoiling me!
I have been ridiculously motivated over the past couple weeks, to the point where I don’t quite recognize myself! I have been working like crazy in Brody’s nursery- I am definitely obsessing over getting everything done, but it seems to be working. When I was pregnant with Knox, I was so overwhelmed with all of the zillion ideas I had for his room that nothing seemed to happen. I have seriously just now finished his room (well, once we hang one more thing up, it will be “finished”). Well. This time, I have Pinterest, and it has been so helpful to keep my ideas all straight! I am moving right along in the nursery this time. I have been taking on little DIY projects that have been a lot of fun (or really annoying, depending on the project) and have really made his room feel personalized. Here’s a little sneak peek at some of the things I’ve been working on:
I was up until 1 a.m. last night sewing. For real, I actually used my sewing machine again since that one time I used it to make a crooked pillow. It really does get easier each time you do it! Proof that I actually had the machine on and running:
What was I making? First, a pillow for Brody’s glider (LOVE that fabric… it has cute safari animals amidst the swirlies) that is actually NOT crooked! Woo hoo for me! Small steps, people, small steps:
I also sewed these book slings!! This was a Pinterest idea that I adored, and y’all… I did it. I actually made them, and my seams weren’t even crooked!
I still have to install them, but you get the idea. Here is the idea I pinned, below, if you want to see what they’ll look like hanging and learn how to make them before I actually take the time to explain the process. I promise I’ll talk more about them, though, when I do the final nursery reveal (and the super smart idea I had that saved me a lot of time on the sewing end of things!):
I’ve also taken full advantage of this time off (and all of my Christmas gift cards) to get most of the shopping done for his room. Instead of doing the traditional name letters over the crib, I decided to go with a huge “B” for next to his window. It looks like this one, but in mustard yellow and is 30″ tall.
I’m still waiting on his crib skirt to come in, the girl making it had some hold-ups with moving to a new house but assures me it will be here soon! It’s made out of this fabric, which I fell in love with immediately and had to track down because, of course, it’s been discontinued (like all of the good stuff seems to be).
I did some shopping over the past two weekends and bought a basket for Brody’s toys (not really a bargain at $30 bucks, but I love it), $13 bamboo roman shades for his windows (thank you JC Penney clearance section!) along with a curtain rod and white curtains, a hamper, ridiculously expensive picture hangers ($7 a piece, I think that’s nuts) for the animal silhouettes over his crib (because I don’t want them falling off!!), two floating shelves, some cute knick-knacks for the shelves, a few picture frames and a cheap silver floor lamp. It’s really coming together, but I’m going to make you wait a little longer for a picture of the whole room!
Now that I’ve actually written a post, I am going to get back to my riveting New Year’s Eve of washing more baby laundry and eating Hot ‘n Spicy Cheez-its… don’t judge me, Trevor is working, and I’m pregnant and hungry.