Saturday, December 31, 2011

Nursery Update Time!

It's that time again! Time for a brief update on our little man's nursery! Really though, all I can do is fill you in on a few details of the design elements as I am awaiting fabric and art. I will definitely add pictures as soon as possible! I am not really a theme-y person when I think of a designing a nursery. I have spent many nights on pinterest and other blogs ect searching for inspiration: mainly for fabrics to start to pull the room together. I am SO happy to say I have finally found THE fabric (and was quite surprised with what I loved!) It is just too sweet!

The fabric is called Zoology in Sea (Michael Miller) Too funny because I thought we would be accenting in green...well, looks like its more of a maize color! Adorable! I plan to make curtain panels and a crib skirt...Hope it comes FAST! Cos baby is coming FAST too!

A few months ago I was window shopping on Esty for nursery art for the walls. I came across this print and had saved it today and ordered it to match closer to the colors of the fabric! You can also see it here at The Pink Puppy Paper Co on Etsy

I am not a huge fan of elephants or anything, just LOVE the saying and is a nod to the fabric :) I have some other art planned...but I will save that for the reveal!

We (meaning my sweet hubby mostly) started the Cloffice today. I wanted to be able to paint the back of the closet something special, but time has not allowed me to do that so I will have to get creative when I set it up! Massive room chaos everywhere! I just keep telling myself 'we will get there, we will get there'

Hope you all have a WONDERFUL & safe New Year celebration tonight. We are staying in and working...CHEERS!



Thursday, December 29, 2011

It's late and...

I can't sleep. It is 2:16 am and I am WIDE awake. Tried cuddling with both hubby and Charlie-cat and neither worked :( So here I am in blogland, browsing all my fave blogs.

Christmas is over and it was a wonderful season to say the least. Overall, not stressful=AWESOME! Many family members visited and it was wonderful. Spent Christmas morning at my sisters to watch my 3 nieces and nephew open their fun! As for the Mr and myself, we decided to bite the bullet and buy a new camera. We wanted a DSLR and so that is what we looked at. We finally decided on the Nikon D3100. Do any of you have a Nikon camera? Now all I need to do is learn to use it before Baby "S" comes! Which is relatively SOON I am sure! I received one of my maternity photos as a teaser prior to picking them up and it looks sweet. Can't wait to see the rest!

Man alive that is a big belly!! AND that was almost 4 weeks ago! HA! I think it was 2 degrees Celsius that was a beautiful clear day :)

I have also been thinking it is almost Resolution time again. Man, I did not do well last year for the targeted resolutions, but no worries. I have this year to see what I can do. I think my number one resolution will be to be a Great Mom! Can not wait to join the mommy club! What is more, secretly I cannot wait to see Josh's face the first time he sees Baby...Bliss!

Hope all you lovely Bloggers had a wonderful Holiday Season and I will be blogging on and off as much as I can pre and post baby. Hopefully we will have settled on a name for our lil man when we announce his Bday!



Thursday, December 15, 2011

Our Christmas Wreath

I am finally getting around to posting our Christmas 'wreath'! I have been terribly slow doing anything these days so, explains the late post! I asked my hubby to pick up some cedar boughs so I could get is what I came up with. Simple and pretty!

Essentially, this project cost $6.00 total. I had the NOEL sign from Home Sense last year. The Ribbon was re-used from my Spring Monogram Wreath. The cedar was the only think we spent money on! Josh saw a beautiful square wreathm but they wanted $40.00 so I said NOPE to that! I could make one, but time is a tickin'! So we went Simple and pretty!

Hope you are all enjoying the last few days before Christmas! It goes so fast!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Our Bloggy CHristmas Card

Hello everyone!! Hope you are all well :) We have been busy with Holiday stuff, Maternity and baby stuff and preparing the house for our little one. We have had to go for multiple scans as I have a large amout on amniotic fluid so we are keeping an eye on that. The lil man is BIG! At 32 weeks the Doc said he weighs 5lbs 8oz. WOWZA! So I have had to take it really easy and I try and help Josh-Daddy where and when I can. My feet DO NOT fit in anything but UGGS...and I had to borrow those from my sweet niece! Anyhow...I will be updating soon with the nursery pics. I want to get to IKEA for frames but I honestly don't know that I can do it...Hope to though!

Here is a little Christmas greeting from our little man to you...

I would like to thank a few blogs and blog mommas who have kept me inspired and allowed to to enjoy the ride of being pregnant with them! Thanks to Our Little Beehive and Bon Temps Beignet!!! You ladies have been so fun to follow and experience all this with! THANKS!



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Nursery Beginnings...

One of the exciting things we get to do is our little man's nursery! I have been collecting inspiration pictures for quite some time. I always knew I wanted to paint the walls blue, but finding the perfect blue might have been a HUGE task. But guess what? It was quite simple!! I had numerous swatches of aqua/robin egg from over the past couple of years. The only place we hadn't looked was Benjamin Moore. We headed there on Sunday to take a look and found some very lovely blues. We narrowed it down to two different blues and Josh picked the winner. I am so glad we went with his pick! Its called Blue Seafoam. Hopefully this translates well on your screens:

We bought our crib, though it is not set up just yet. We have yet to get the mattress and bedding. The crib is the white JennyLind by DaVinci. It is by far my favorite crib design!

I have a vintage white dresser I refinished that I will reuse for a change table. Maybe change out the hardware? Uncertain to that just yet! I love what is on there already.

Remember this? It will be painted and put in baby's room to hold various baby needs :)

And of course some inspiration! I am not a theme lover for nurseries so I will likely take a bit from all my inspiration pictures.

Source: via Becky on Pinterest

Hope this gives you a bit of an idea as to my little man's soon to be first bedroom! It's so fun planning and executing it. continue the execution...



Friday, November 11, 2011

Cloffice aka Closet Office

We have been trying to come up with creative ways to combine my guest/craft room (the Dolly Room) with my DHs office/collectible room. Why? Well to make a nursery of course! Let me tell you, this has been the chore of a lifetime. It is so hard to combine these two types of spaces that Josh and I both agree on (yes, there have been hormonal tears!). Josh does however, like the idea of a 'cloffice' to use the space most efficiently. But the Dolly room is pretty girlie as it stands (But, he has his Garage right? RIGHT?!) As so many of us do, I have turned to Pinterest to find inspiration and ideas. Though I would share some with you.

Source: via Becky on Pinterest

Have any of you turned a closet into a workspace? Is it functional? Any great advice? We realized we need to but the "infrastructure" to be able to put stuff away and give it a new home. I will let you know how this goes! Its in the planning stages so...hopefully we will have someting in the near future!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Baby Shower!

My wonderful and talented friend Jenn over at Clean and Scentsible hosted a super fun and adorable baby shower for yours truly last weekend. I have to say, I was overwhelmed with the thought and love put into it. As this is our first baby we had nothing baby related prior to this shower and I am floored by the adorableness of 'all things tiny or baby'. Who knew baby boy clothes were so darn cute?! I just wanted to link you over to Jenn's blog so you can oooh and ahhh at her creativity and see how lucky I am to have a friend like her! Everyone involved did an amazing job! Thanks ladies! xoxo Click here to go to the baby shower blog post!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Simple Fall Wreath

Fall is here and the colors are beautiful on the trees don't you agree? I was inspired by the saturated color all around my neighborhood and decided to update my front door. I seem to be short on time as I get things ready for baby and still work full time. Hence the lack of posts. But I found an hour to do this simple project and I think it is quite sweet. I took a wee trip to Michael's the other day and bought 2 packs of faux leaves ($1.69 each) some ribbon and a letter "S" to complete this easy update.

I painted the "S" with coordinating craft paint and started to attach the leaves with hot glue.

I used a dark green satin ribbon to tie the "S" in the centre of the willow wreath (reused from my Spring wreath)

I think it turned out quite nice...simple and definitely says "fall" to me. Our Canadian Thanksgiving is this Monday...I will be spending my entire holiday weekend at work, but I am reminded how Thankful I am for my health each time I go to work with my sick patients.
Have you made a Fall Wreath? I would love to see them! How about a mantle? I have yet to attack that project...we will see!

I am linking up with Jenn over at Clean & Scentsible! Be sure to check out her FANTASTIC blog!


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New flooring mostly complete!

Hello strangers! Well, I guess I have been the stranger. I must admit blogging has taken a back seat as we have worked on more house renos/updates and planned for Baby S to arrive! We have been in baby mode- reading, planning and spending loads of Mommy & Daddy time together all summer because come January...Baby makes three (plus our beloved Charlie, so I guess that is four!)

I thought since it has been forever, I would post about the flooring nightmare in the kitchen and dining area. Because our house is situated on a cement slab, we thought it best to go with laminate floors. We love the look thus far, but alas, installation has been a "you know what". Josh had to self level and air hammer spots down on the cement slab. Boy was it uneven. It has been weeks and it is still not finished, but we are close! It looks so much better...lordy does it ever. In a few weeks I will post a before and after of some sorts. Here is a look at the flooring going down

It is a medium dark walnut...we LOVE it. It looks so clean and really makes a big difference. The old lino was so gross-like, really bad. So so much to do yet and I feel a sense of BABY IS COMING and we must hurry!! Yes, I am totally nesting :) Couldn't resist taking a picture of our fur baby Charlie and his 'oopsy' in the WET poured self leveler. He is such curious little guy, has to put his stamp of approval on everything.

Have any of you redone flooring and experienced bumps in the process or has it been a dream? Hope you have all enjoyed your summer as it draws to a close. I am looking forward to decor, mantle scape and Hallowe'en is just round the corner! I love changing seasons...look forward to blogging loads of fun projects and home decor goodness. Be well!


Friday, August 5, 2011

Thank you Mia and Jilly!!!

A great BIG thank you to Mia & Jilly from Girls with Good Taste! I received my package from you and LOVE the table runner and DVD! I just watched the Slipcover DVD and it is fantastic! I will have to watch it a few more times before I tackle a complete slipcover...but WOW! Thanks! As soon as my house is back together (we are putting in new flooring) I will take a picture of the beautiful runner and blog it! Please visit these lovely ladies over at Girls With Good Taste! They are so fantastic! So creative and friendly!

Have a fantastic weekend! xo


Monday, July 18, 2011

Baby Love my Baby Love

I am so excited to finally share our news with you! I have been semi-missing in action as I have been preoccupied in thought and really taking it easy...Dr's orders! So excited to finally share that we are pregnant (and 12 weeks at long last!) This will be our first baby, though not our first pregnancy. We are elated Baby is well and the ultrasounds have been amazing! Here is baby at 9 weeks and a few days

So all projects for me other than being a human incubator for our precious bean have been on hold...Now that I am in my 2nd trimester...I might be able to do a bit of creating around the hard not to do any painting or decorating stuff. I will update you about baby S here and there but this will not become a baby blog...But the blog is about me and well baby is me! Hope all is well with each of you and heres to some sunshine SOON! No more rain please!


Monday, June 27, 2011

Happy 2nd Anniversary to my sweet Hubby!

Although me and my sweet hubby have been together for 15 years, we tied the knot after we both finished our educations and were ready to plan and enjoy the process! Today marks 2 years since that wonderful and beautiful day! I could not have dreamed up a more perfect day! I wanted to share some of my favorite pics from the wedding with you...just shots people have shared with us. I love you sweetheart! This is going to be a wonderful year!

We DIY'd the entire wedding minus the flowers and food and LOVED the end result. Many family and friends helped with the set up and it was so fun. Not for the faint of heart, but well worth the memories!

Much love,


Sunday, June 26, 2011

New Flooring!!

Hiya!!! I know I have been really MIA for almost 1 month BUT! It is for good reason and really, I haven't done anything to share with you!! But this weekend, we finally started the LONG arduous task of ripping up lino in our kitchen/dining area and the carpet in the living room. Ripping up lion is pure...hell. You know it is true if you have ever done it. So I thought I would just share a pic of what we got done before we went and bought our laminate.

We have a ground entry level that is on a cement slab, so this was the best choice for us. It is going to look so great! Goodbye gross carpet, hello clean and new floor! We picked a 12mm product in Rustic Cypress color. Which is a bit lighter than the gunstocks and espressos...Can't wait to share with you all! Sorry for being the bad blogger of the month, but well...we will talk about that in a later post!

Cheers! xoxo


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June and Stanley

Well my dear blog is June! I love June! It is the month of many wonderful memories and fabulous special days. Well, you got your Fathers Day, our Wedding Anniversary (yay!) and SUNSHINE!!! I hope for warm sunny weather starting this weekend til the end of summer-early fall! But what is more is...this June...starting TODAY is the STANLEY CUP FINALS!! Starring our CANUCKS!


Lord Stanley's Cup awaits you....


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Really? I Won? Thank you!!!

I was doing my early morning blog roll check and what did I see to my delight? I noticed "Ms Cupcake" in one of the blog writings. THANK YOU to Mia and Jilly at Girls with Good Taste!


I have won a beautiful linen table runner (complete with ruffles and rosettes!) and a DVD by Shelley, How to Slipcover. I am so excited and want to thank these lovely ladies for the chance to win! Now run, don't walk over to Mia and Jilly's blog! It's superfantastic!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Pillow Shams and Muffins kinda day

For quite some time I have wanted to make euro Shams for our Master Bed. I love the look of layering pillows in assorted patterns and sizes.

I finally decided on a fabric for the Euros-a linen like grey fabric that goes beautifully with the duvet cover. I love the patten in the duvet fabric. There are matching pillow 'shams' that are more like cases with little with ties. I have to buy some new pillows to stuff into them yet. I have a white swirly round mirror we are putting above the bed soon too! I may have also bought some chevron fabric in grey and white...I MAY be making a pillow...and I MAY be recovering a chair or something ;) You can find the tutorial I did a while ago here for envelope back style covers!!

I was on a roll, so I thought I would make a cute little pillow case to custom for my IKEA feather pillow. I have some vintage fabrics from my dear friend Rosie and thought this was perfect for the Dolly Room. And the living may float around ;)

Here it is up close. So sweet.

Lastly, continuing my domestic stride I decided to make some strawberry muffins for my sweet hubby. Here there are under a watchful eye...

Hope you had a great day and took some time to do things that make you smile :)

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