I had done a semi-weekly chalkboard when I was pregnant, so I thought I'd do monthly chalkboards for the baby! Its amazing to see how much she grows in just one month and see exactly what shes up to. I skipped the first month, she didnt do much anyway but eat, sleep, and poop!
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Monday, January 9, 2017
So it took some tweaking but our baby girls nursery is FINALLY DONE! We got the finishing touch this week and now we can share!
This is the best photo I could get of the room as a whole! (Not very good) At first I planned to put the crib on the ombre wall, but after a vote among friends, they all agreed this was the best setup for the room. I wasn't sold on it at first, but I do like that now you can see the WHOLE ombre wall that I worked so hard on. With the crib in front, The bottom half was pretty much blocked.
The window/crib wall.The bedding set is called Isla Surf from Pottery Barn Kids, I got it on clearance before they discontinued it! More info about it here. The driftwood mobile was also on sale at Pottery Barn! The finishing touch to the room was the name sign! I found on Etsy at The Gilded Line. Its absolutely perfect!
Another view of the crib wall, with the nightstand I repainted, and added a whale tail knob. My aunt found an adorable whale quote picture, that fits perfectly with our nursery theme! I found the pink crackle lamp at Homegoods, its great because its dim and doesn't give off a ton of light, which is ideal for nighttime diaper changes! And the princess elephant piggy bank was a gift from my sister! So adorable!
The two white wood framed prints are from Hobby Lobby (50% off) and the Seahorse canvas I found here on Etsy and had a custom, larger size made! Its made of tiny seashells! So cool. I found the giant flamingo at Pottery Barn Kids, I loved it and had to get it!
The dresser/rocker wall. The shelves were from Christmas Tree Shops, years ago. I painted them pink and added some beachy decor on them! I found little pineapples and sea stars from Hobby Lobby, Christmas Tree Shops, and Homegoods. The wood ombre mermaid sign was also from Hobby Lobby and was a perfect fit for our theme!
This wall is covered by 2 closets, so I used the small space in the middle for this "The World is Your Oyster" print. The left closet will be used primarily for baby's stuff.
These shelf units were all in the playroom, since we upgraded the shelf unit in there, I moved these upstairs to make my own little closet organization system. I got all the baskets on Amazon (here and here).
I'm really happy with how everything turned out! It looks just as I envisioned. It was fun to try something new for our little girls nursery and put together my own design!
Friday, January 6, 2017
This post is a little late for Christmas, but maybe you can use this idea for next year!
"We whisk you a merry kiss-mas and a happy new year!" teacher gifts!
This year we did a simple project, between the new baby coming any day and planning Ty's 5th birthday, we didn't have time for anything elaborate. One of the parents did a collection to get the teachers gift cards as well, so I wasn't under any pressure to come up with another cute gift card idea!
Whisks are more expensive than you'd think! I looked everywhere online and on Amazon, and the cheapest ones I could find were like $5 each. No way. So I finally went to Christmas Tree Shops and found 2 packs of whisks that were $3 each. $1.50 per whisk is not bad at all!
I had the candy cane treat bags left over from another year, and I bought some big bags of Hershey kisses at BJ's.
First I filled the whisk with kisses.
Then I stuck it in a treat bag, and tied it at the top.
Last, I tied a ribbon around it with a gift tag, and stuck a bow on it. Wha-la! Done!
An easy, cute, little Christmas project. And who doesn't love chocolate??
Here are the gift tags I made, I just googled "Christmas border" adjusted the size, and added text in Microsoft Word. Just add your kid's name at the bottom!
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
I'm trying not to duplicate many from last year, but here's what we've done so far for our elf on the shelf this year!
Elfie brought Ty a new elf memory game!
Elfie riding the choo choo train around the Christmas tree.
Elfie racing in nascar with Ty's cars
Elfie rolling down the stairs in a roll of toilet paper.
Elfie doing some sweet jumps on Ty's new toy quad.
Elfie reading Ty's little toys the Elf on the Shelf story.
Elfie got tangled up while going for a balloon ride.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
SO if you know me, you know I am totally not into selfies. However, I have seen so many cute pregnancy countdowns on Pinterest, and since there is literally 1 known photo of me from my first pregnancy, I figure I'll give it a shot! I think it will be cool at the end to look at the weekly comparisons. Plus, drawing on the chalkboards is fun!
Have a look and feel free to steal these ideas for your own!
"39 Weeks. Baby is as big as a pumpkin!"
"38 Weeks. Baby is as big as a spaghetti squash! About 7lb 11 ounces!"
"37 Weeks. Baby is as big as a honeydew melon! Over 7 pounds!"
"35 Weeks. Baby is as big as a bunch of carrots!"
"33 Weeks. Baby is as big as celery!"
"32 Weeks. Baby is as big as a squash!"
"32 Weeks. 16 1/2 inches tall. 3.75 pounds"
"30 Weeks. Baby is as big as a cantaloupe! 17 inches long. 3 1/2 lbs."
"29 Weeks. Baby is as big as a pineapple! 16 inches tall. Almost 3 pounds"
"28 Weeks. Baby is the size of an eggplant! Almost 16 inches tall! About 2.5 pounds!"
"27 Weeks. Baby is as big as a bunch of bananas! Third trimester"
"26 Weeks. Baby is the size of a Butternut Squash!"
"Over 14 inches tall & 2 pounds!"
"23 Weeks. Baby is as big as a bunch of grapes!"
"She is about 1 food tall! and weighs 1 1/4 pounds! Feeling lots of kicks!"
"20 Weeks. Baby is as bug as a banana! 6.5 inches, 10 ounces"
"19 Weeks. Baby is the size of a zucchini. 6 inches & 5 ounces. Baby's 5 senses are developing!"
"18 Weeks. Baby is the size of a Bell Pepper 5.6 inches/6.7oz."
"Baby is rolling, punching and kicking. She can yawn & hiccup, too!"
"16 Weeks. Baby girl is the size of an avacado & a dill pickle. 4.5 inches/4ounces. Baby can hear!"
"15 Weeks. Baby Carfo is a GIRL! Baby is the size of a navel orange!"
"13 Weeks. Baby is as big as a lemon & a jalapeno. about 3 inches long, and weighs almost one ounce. Bye first trimester!"
"12 Weeks. Baby is as big as a plum! about 2.09 inches and weighs 1/2 oz. Baby is opening and closing fingers and curling toes!"
The announcement sign that Tyler held! "Dear Santa, I have been a very good boy this year! For Christmas I would like: -Monster trucks, -cars, -to become a big brother! Love, Tyler"