a date!

Not a romantic date with Hubby, unfortunately, but a reminder of one of the happiest days in our lives.  I can’t take any credit for this idea because of course I saw it on pinterest, shocking I know. But I loved it and now, or very soon, it will be hanging somewhere in our home.

With all of the cleaning out and moving furniture around it was nice to be creative for an afternoon.  It also helped that is was freaking hot here today! (Your out of control Mother Nature!)  On any normal day, we would not be venturing out in this heat and being preggers, NO WAY… not even to the car thank you!

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ugllypaintingSo here is what I did, so simple and effective.  A few weeks ago I bought this “lovely” painting while out thrifting to use as a canvas for $2 – SCORE!

With a little white and gray paint, printed out numbers and some patience….

"Lovely" painting is now white and of course Kiddo was painting too

“Lovely” painting is now white and of course Kiddo was painting too, the only way to get anything creative done with a 4 year old, is to have something creative for her to do to, at least in this house.

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Layout the numbers how you would like them, trace around cut out prints, calmly paint and….

dateI have a new painting to hang and a reminder of our wedding date!  I do know where it’s going, but I can’t show you until I have the room completed, right now it’s a disaster of half moved office space, piles of donations and an overwhelming amount of stuff to figure out what to do with (toss it Molly!).  But I will show you soon, geez we only have 6 weeks till Sneaky Baby is due to arrive, not much time left to get everything done!

Speaking of showing you the “after” photos, in the last post I mentioned the Kiddo’s big girl room was completed and I would be sharing….well, I found a new vanity for her, the one we made here, just wasn’t cutting it anymore and this new one is so cute.  Once it’s finished being painted I will show your the awesome find and the big girl room!

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Showered with love

Last week I was feeling the love and this week I was showered with love with another baby shower for this Sneaky baby of ours. What I lucky girl I am!

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This weekend was a baby shower with friends.  Let me tell you I have the best ones around. It was a beautiful day…perfect.  Really I could go on and on, but one of my friends who threw the shower for me blogged about it already, so instead of reinventing the wheel, you can read all about it here 🙂

Okay…wasn’t that a truly “Martha” event… Love those ladies.

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A rare moment of quite…. I think it lasted 15 minutes

We also had my Mama, Niece and Nephew stay over for the weekend. Wow! Three kids in our tiny place that is in the middle of rearranging and removing of crap, who are all so excited to see each other…. well let’s just say if I wasn’t preggers  I would have been participating in the cocktails with Hubby and Mama for sure!  It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!  But truly I do love them, love seeing them and wish they lived closer!

The Kiddo’s room was updated last week too. One thing we did was a little art project Kiddo saw on Pinterest, )Yes my 4 year old Kiddo loves to look at Pinterest with me for projects to do… love her!) What she actually said was “I really, really, really want that in my Big Sister room.” Okay will do and we did.  And it was easy….here are the steps:

First find simple images on the web of the princesses of choice, or anything for those without princess loving kiddos, and print them out.  I enlarged the image, and printed each quarter of the image and typed it together.

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Then cut out the image and tape on top of the final paper for your silhouette, tape a lot to hold the image in place.  I used dark pink wrapping paper…shocking!  If you are not super stealthy with cutting you might want to use a thicker paper, it might be a bit more forgiving.

Once the silhouette is cut out, double stick tape to your background paper, I used simple white poster board, frame and hang.

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Super cute little girl, I mean Big Sister, art for pennies.

More of the Kiddo’s Big Sister room to come later this week, I know you are sitting at the edge of your seat to see it (giggle)…signature

Feeling the love!

Yesterday was Family baby shower day! My Aunt Anita and my Mom gave me a wonderful shower, the only thing that would have made it better is if Hubby didn’t have to work.  Since you are on this roller coaster ride with me, I thought I would share all the “Martha” goodness with you, pictures speak more than words, so here we go!

tableCollageFirst off, let me say how cute everything was.  Martha eat your heart out!  Speaking of eating, the food was delicious!

foodCollageFresh fruit in ice cream cones (how stinkin’ cute is that?), Veggies with dip and of course a cocktail umbrella (since there are no cocktails for me), Cucumber & Egg Salad sandwiches, Cheese & Crackers, and pink lemon aid with raspberries…yummy!  Plus a celebration is not complete without a Princess Torte! Holly Happy Baby Bump- seeing this cake makes me so happy, and for those who don’t know, I do not have a sweet tooth, unless there is a Princess Torte around.

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So many of my family and friends where there to help celebrate Sneaky B, I was seriously feeling the love!

familyCollageSaturday afternoon was a lovely day. I was feeling the love of you all. There are not enough words to say thank you to those of you who made it and of course a major thank you to my Aunt Anita & My Mom for all that you have done! You are both amazing and I love you both!

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How cute is this favor!?

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The massive, overwhelming to do

We have been so busy, it’s exhausting! As in I have been reading a book now for two months and I am only on page 50, I just pass out by the time I climb into bed, arrange the crazy amount of pillows around by huge belly, grab my book and zzzzzzz— out cold.  With the end of the school year craziness (even for a pre-schooler), a few free-lance design projects in the works, planning for Sneaky baby and being 30 weeks pregnant, it all makes me tired.

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And today I’m overwhelmed. Totally and completely. It’s the first day in weeks kiddo and I just stayed home. Being home all day made me realize how much needs to be done before August. I spent most of the morning wandering around our small home, just wandering. Looking at furniture, walls, paintings, the dirty carpet, the dining chairs I can’t stand anymore, the kiddos room, the coo-coo clock still in the box, the mirrors I want to hang, the massive pile of laundry (didn’t I just do the laundry?)…just wandering around thinking “I need to get busy, but where to start?”

IMG_6102By the time Kiddo was ready for lunch, I decided to stop wandering around and just make “THE” to do list. “That’s what needs to happen, write it all down, make a plan, that will be the best thing to do.”   Five pages later, it’s all on paper, or it’s at least started. And seeing the list doesn’t make me crazy, it’s almost calming, almost being the key word, it’s still overwhelming – very, but I know what needs to happen.

Among the list are things I will be sharing, like how we are going to change our office closets (which was at one point was our master closets) into Sneaky baby’s nursery.  A tutorial or two will be coming too.  Many things to sew and create are on my list for the nursery.

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How the dining room is going to transform into an office & dining room.

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Kiddo’s room will be transformed too. Since she is the big sister, her room will be first, she already picked out the fabric. We have a few projects planned too, thanks to Pinterest and the fact that I have gotten Kiddo addicted to looking at my boards for “something creative to do,” secretly I am very proud of this.

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There are many steps to getting ready but it all starts Friday, when my mama is coming up to help me start packing a few things up for storage and Saturday when Hubby will be moving furniture around…

Any-who, I hope you will be along for this 8 week ride into transforming our little 1000 square foot home to welcome Sneaky baby in mid-August.  I am sure there will be great successes, quite a few laughs and probably a few tears- albeit hormones or otherwise.signature