My Closet ~ 26th week of pregnancy

Today starts my 26th week of pregnancy. Yesterday while shopping I received my first ever, “when are you due?” from a complete stranger. It finally made it feel like I was actually pregnant for the first time! It is almost like getting a new hair cut or wearing a new outfit, it doesn’t feel “real” until someone else notices without you telling them. I almost didn’t know what to say because I’m not used to being asked when the baby is due.

 

 

After searching for a boxy-type crib in white for the nursery, one of the girls in the Ravelry group for August 2012 babies posted a picture of a crib that was exactly what we were looking for. It was delivered yesterday + I can’t wait to put it together. It will be nice to see the nursery looking more like  a nursery than a spare room. We found the crib had a matching changing table, which we also ordered… hopefully to be delivered soon!

 

 

There are soo many small projects around the house that need to be started, let alone finished before the baby arrives. We have been dying to have a one basin sink in our kitchen for a LONG time + finally purchased one yesterday. Husby was soo sweet to install it today + it looks great! He is definitely a keeper.

 

Top ~ Motherhood Maternity / Jeans ~ Loved by Heidi Klum / Earrings + Sandals ~ Charlotte Russe

~katie

Monday Must-Haves: Nursery Edition

Our nursery decorating is at a standstill. We painted quite some time ago + that is where it ended. The nursery has been more of a “dump all the baby stuff here” station, rather than an actual nursery. However over the weekend we finally decided on a crib + ordered it. I’m sure once it gets here it will be a little more “real” + decorating will pick right back up.

Here are some items + DIY ideas that I’m thinking are a must for our little girl’s nursery:

This adorable DIY Baby Stats Subway Art is from The Winthrop Chronicals ~ the colors she has done here even match our color scheme

Seriously, this Retro Kitchen Set via Amazon is simply adorable! I wish I had something like this when I was a little girl.

Planter Wall Storage via Centsational Girl ~ I believe this was pulled from BHG, but what a great way to store larger items, but still keep them in view for easy access.

ABC Printables via The Handmade Home ~ another cute wall hanging! Easy to print off at home on some card stock + put up in a matter of minutes. You could just as easily use these as flash cards.

Cloud Shelf via Shop Littles ~ what a great idea!

I have a million more ideas floating through my head + it is hard to narrow it down to a theme. So far I’ve just got a color guideline… time to figure out one direction and go with it!

What was your nursery inspiration?

~katie

Monday Must-Haves! Chevron

It seems like chevron is everywhere these days + why wouldn’t it be? It is so simple, modern + clean. In the past few weeks, I’ve run across these great finds, check them out:

24″ Ottoman Pouf Floor Pillow via aletafae ~ this would be such a great addition to our baby’s room

50×63 Ash Gray + White Custom Curtains via Castle Creek Designs ~ can you tell I love the gray + white combo?

The Annabelle Chevron Maxi via Dainty Button ~ the colors are light + fun; perfect for summer!

Little Guy Necktie via Petite Peanut ~ these little boy ties are adorable!

Chevron Multi Metal Necklace via Scarlett Garnet ~ if a maxi skirt is too much chevron for you, try it out with accessories

Chevron Vinyl Wall Decals via Holly ~ maybe you love this look + why not cover your walls with it?

Owls + Chevron Crayon Holder via Kate W Designs ~ I recently posted about the owl crazy going on lately, this one adds chevron to it for a 2-in-1 bang!

Chevron Stripe Personalized Stationary via Row House 14 ~ I miss personal handwritten note cards, must make an effort to write to friends more often

That’s it for this week’s must-haves. Do you have a favorite chevron item that you are dying to have?

~katie

Preparing for Baby

 

Our spare bedroom was half craft supply room/half army gear room. I recently painted it “Bright Star,” but unfortunately it is not quite the color we want for the baby’s room. So I packed up all my crafts to hibernate in the garage for now + primed the room. Husby + I purchased several samples to try for our color scheme. I can’t wait to get the paint done + start decorating!

What is your favorite color combination for a nursery?

~katie