Monday, April 16, 2012

baby project

I have been wanting to put something on the wall above our baby's crib, and I found this cute idea of putting different color fabrics in embroidery hoops. I put a mirror in the middle to mix it up. I really like the way it turned out and it was really easy and inexpensive! We are in a one bedroom apartment and will be at least until December when Chance finishes his last year of school here in Austin, so our little babe only gets a corner of our room. Something tells me that he won't be the one realizing the tight quarters...

Friday, April 13, 2012

new look

So our headboard is up and I am loving it! I think it adds a good presence to the room. Unfortunately I didn't take a 'before' shot, but just picture it without the headboard and pillows.... yes very dull and boring. You can't see the tufts very well in this lighting, but I just love the way it turned out! Once again here is the link to Marie's blog where you can see all of the steps!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Chance and Bob

I woke up Easter morning to this cute Easter "basket" from Chance. He used one of our salad bowls as the basket - so resourceful! It was full of yummy chocolate and a new knife that was greatly needed. I love that boy. 
29 weeks
We both received a great surprise yesterday when the BOB stroller my mom ordered arrived. I pushed it around our complex and am so excited to take our baby for a ride! It is awesome. Thanks Mom and Dad!!!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

quote of the day

-me doing lunges in the corner of the gym-

random guy walks up to me (after staring at me for quite some time): "I just have to tell you that I think what you are doing is great."

me: "Thank you?"

random guy walks away

Monday, April 2, 2012


My amazing parents flew me home for a week so I could see Jana and Joe's new baby Noah. We were able to pull it off as a surprise and when Jana looked down from her apartment window to see me there, along with Emma and my mom, her face was priceless. I love my sister so much and I hope that someday we will be neighbors! Noah is perfect and Lily is as darling as ever. I love being an aunt.

 It was great to be home and spend time with my parents and Emma. I love my family so much. My mom gave me some sewing lessons while I was home and she helped me make some new decorative pillows for our bed. Unfortunately it took me 23 years to realize that sewing is a wonderful talent to have!

I have been wanting to change up our boring bedroom for awhile now and so along with the pillows my mom taught me how to make, Chance and I have started making a tufted headboard. I was inspired by my good friend Marie and hopefully it will turn out as cute as hers!