Sunday, March 29, 2009

My boy is 3 years old!

Graham turned 3! Here's some pics from his party!

He was so excited about his cake!

Here's an close up of the cake. Leah with Louisville Wedding Cake by Gallery House make the cake. She's located in the neighboorhood: Old Louisville!

Here's Graham with his new powerwheels!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Nursery Curtains and Crib Skirt Complete!

The curtains and the crib skirt for the nursery are done and up! Yay! I can't believe I finished them before she got here! Now, all that's left is to hang pictures.

Here is an overall look at the nursery.

Here is an upclose of the crib with skirt.

Here is an upclose of the curtains opened.

Here is an upclose of the curtains closed.

Here is the armoire with the new knobs.

That's it for now!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Another homemade gift project

Graham's friend's birthday party is tomorrow (Saturday), so I decided to make this adorable apron for her. I also bought a kid's cookbook to go with it. It's reversible and so cute! I hope she likes it.
Oh, Graham broke my sewing machine for good on this project when I was almost done. I had to resort to using an old sewing machine (the kind that's in a cabinet) to finish this project. It was a little frustrating, but ended up working out. I need to get myself a new one soon! Especially since I have to make the curtains and crib skirt for the nursery!

What do you think?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fabric Choice?

I went to JoAnn's yesterday and looked in the home decor fabric section. Here are some samples I picked up. I'm trying to decided what to make the curtains and crib skirt out of. Any suggestions?

Hopefully I can make it to Hancock's and Hobby Lobby to see thier choices. I might not even use decorator fabric...maybe I'll use something lighter? Let me know what you think?

Monday, February 9, 2009

Thrifting Pays Off....

...well, if you can call Craigslist thrifting. I woke up this morning and found that someone had literally just posted this rug a few minutes earlier. I wasn't going to take any chances, so I picked up the phone and made the call. I made an appointment to go and see it at 10 a.m. Well, it looked good enough for me. I brought it home for only $15! Here it is:

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Nursery Ready To Decorate!

Here is the finished chandelier. I painted a vintage brass & white chandelier (or rather had my Dad & Taylor paint it!). I picked it out because of the flower details under each light. I made the pink scroll cord cover and hung crystals on it.

Here are the two pictures I got from Brittany and Jen S., respectively, at my baby shower. I am going to use them as inspiration to pick fabric etc... Cute huh!

Here is a picture of the armoire we got off of craigslist. I bought some cute knobs to replace the boring white ones. I just need to put them on. We needed this because there is no closet in this room...I mean NO closet!

Here's the crib we got because our other one was recalled. Thank goodness we didn't have to buy a new one. It's just like my other one except white. I like the vintage look. Now I just need to buy a mattress...oh yeah, and make the crib skirt.

I was thinking about putting this side table in there, if it fits. I may or may not change the crown knobs. What do you think?

Friday, January 30, 2009

Could've Been Worse....

This is what happens when Graham is quiet in the kitchen by himself. He was quiet for a long time, then I heard him yelling Happy Birthday! Oh the fun of toddlers! Lots of clean-up!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Day #2 - Sledding!

Today was another snow day. Taylor was actually off work today. That NEVER happens. So, we all braved the weather and went sledding at Cherokee Park. I, of course, opted out of the actual sledding and was the official photographer!

Graham was having a blast!

Brittany and James took a try!

Taylor and Grant raced.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Snow Day!

It's too cold to finish painting the chandelier for the you probably won't get an update on the nursery for at least another week. It's not supposed to warm up at all this week. :(
So, today was a snow day-no school for Graham. Here's some pics!
Happy to play in the snow!
Making snow angels!

He's getting a little big for this slide!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sneak Peak of Paint!

Taylor started painting yesterday and is finishing up with the stripes today. They're the same shade of pink, just gloss and matte. It's a very subtle strip, but very chic!

When he's done, I'll take more pics.
I've decided to go with a chandelier...still trying to find the right one: gorgeous, but cheap! If you have any suggestions on some, please share!
Then I'll just put a fan in the room. I'm thinking one of those slim tower fans...very inconspicuous.

If you can't see the stripes very well and live in the neighborhood, stop by!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The nursery gets drywall!

It's the first day of 2009 and Chuck and Taylor didn't waste any time. They started drywalling the nursery ceiling today! Yay! Hopefully it'll be ready for paint by next week. Shabby chic we come!

Chuck said he has allergies...I think he just likes the mask?
It's almost finished! Taylor said today he might do picture rail where the new drywall seam is on the wall. I think that would be awesome. Stay tuned...
Oh, before I go, I need your imput in the light fixture. I want to do the total shabby chic, girly thing and do a chandelier. Taylor says we should be practical and put up a ceiling fan. What should we do?