Wednesday, January 29, 2014

5 Very Inspiring Girl Nursery Rooms

As we began our search for inspiring nursery rooms/ideas I came across these wonderful rooms that were way too beautiful not to share (click on the picture to be redirected to the original blog site).  Check out these amazing color themed rooms:

Gray and purple:

Gray and yellow:

Gray and pink:

Pink and turquoise:

Coral and mint:

Each of these nurseries have a ton of inspiring ideas.  The great thing about these rooms are all the easy DIY projects!!  We are about half way done with our nursery.  The biggest thing we have left is the gallery wall and I keep finding more and more ideas I want to add.  Hopefully by this weekend I will have it all planned out so we can finish it the following weekend.  Getting super excited!!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Our Nursery Disaster Area

As we work on finishing up Bram's room, the babies room has become the disaster area.  Slowly we have worked our way through every molecule of dust, papers, clothing, toys, etc.  It's been a weekend project for almost 2 months...seriously.  It really seems like we've been working to clean and organize that room for months.  It's finally coming to an end...and I couldn't be happier.

Prior to being a nursery this room was our clothing closet since our closet space is so sparse in this house.  We knew it was only going to be a temporary fix until we added another little one to the family so we never did anything too dramatic or expensive.  Here's what we started with (I apologize for the horrible pictures.  They are from an old cell phone):

Wish I had gotten more pictures because we had WAY more clothes/stuff in the room. 

This is where we are now:

We've had a ton of help from Bram!  He's loving all these projects.

I hadn't realized how small the room was until we got the nursery furniture in place.  I had so many fun ideas in my head until I realized how little I had to work with.  In the end that helps us save money so I am okay with that.  Stay tuned for more updates. 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Years...Good Bye 2013

Happy New Years everyone!!  Not sure about you but we had quite the be honest I am glad to put that year behind me.  Not to say there weren't some wonderful highlights but the negatives definitely seemed to outweigh the positive ones.   I am so grateful (in a million ways) for my wonderful family and friends for being there for me during some dark days (and not killing me...haha). I am really excited for a new start and a new positive outlook on so much to be thankful for...forget the past, move forward, learn to forgive, grow wiser, stronger, and be better all around.  I have so much to look forward to this year!! 

Here are a few of my favorite moments over the holidays:

We have quite the character on our hands!!  There is never a dull moment at our house. Can't wait to add our little lady to the mix.

I haven't set any resolutions for 2014 since I have so many other things on my mind but I have created quite the checklist!! :)  Before our baby girl comes into this world here is what is on my to do list:

DIY Projects:
  • Bram's room
    • Rag rug
    • Vintage car shadow box art
    • Revamp an old desk or buy cheap one to livin' up
    • Create gallery wall
    • Make roman shades
  • Baby's room
    • Rag rug
    • Letter art project
    • Heart art project
    • Create gallery wall
    •  Pom Pom corner
  • Master bedroom
    • Create gallery wall (can you tell I am in LOVE with gallery walls)
  • Kitchen 
    • Make roman shades
Big House Projects:
  • Finish Bram's big boy room transformation
  • Finish changing our extra bedroom/closet room to a nursery room
Organizing Projects:
  • Attic
    • Go thru ALL storage tubs and donate anything we don't need
    • File all paperwork stacking up
    • Shred junk mail and old paperwork we no longer need.
    • Make designated areas for all daycare supplies/files, etsy shop supplies, and important documents (right now everything is together)
  •  Laundry Room
    • Remove all paint and pesticides from the laundry room to small storage closet.
    • Organize laundry supplies
    • Hang wall art
  • Coat Closet
    • Reorganize and clean out all items that are no longer needed
Uff...that list seems long!! We don't have a ton of time left so we really need to get our tushies in gear.  Love me some projects...2014 here we come. :)