Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Elf On The Shelf 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

Pregnancy Countdown!

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

  "39 Weeks. Baby is as big as a pumpkin!"

 38 Weeks

 "38 Weeks. Baby is as big as a spaghetti squash! About 7lb 11 ounces!"

 37 Weeks

 "37 Weeks. Baby is as big as a honeydew melon! Over 7 pounds!"

 35 Weeks

"35 Weeks. Baby is as big as a bunch of carrots!"

33 Weeks

"33 Weeks. Baby is as big as celery!"

 32 Weeks

"32 Weeks. Baby is as big as a squash!"

"32 Weeks. 16 1/2 inches tall. 3.75 pounds"

30 Weeks

"30 Weeks. Baby is as big as a cantaloupe! 17 inches long. 3 1/2 lbs."

 29 Weeks

"29 Weeks. Baby is as big as a pineapple! 16 inches tall. Almost 3 pounds"

 28 Weeks

"28 Weeks. Baby is the size of an eggplant! Almost 16 inches tall! About 2.5 pounds!"

 27 Weeks

"27 Weeks. Baby is as big as a bunch of bananas! Third trimester"

26 Weeks

"26 Weeks. Baby is the size of a Butternut Squash!"

 "Over 14 inches tall & 2 pounds!"

25 Weeks

"25 Weeks. Baby is as big as a cauliflower! She is about 14 inches tall, almost 2 pounds!"

24 Weeks

 "24 Weeks. Baby girl is the size of an eggplant! 13 inches long, 1.5 pounds"

23 Weeks

 "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

 "20 Weeks. Baby is as bug as a banana! 6.5 inches, 10 ounces"
 "Halfway done!"

19 Weeks

 "19 Weeks. Baby is the size of a zucchini. 6 inches & 5 ounces. Baby's 5 senses are developing!"

18 Weeks

 "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

"16 Weeks. Baby girl is the size of an avacado & a dill pickle. 4.5 inches/4ounces. Baby can hear!"

15 Weeks

"15 Weeks. Baby Carfo is a GIRL! Baby is the size of a navel orange!"

13 Weeks

 "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

"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"

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Beach Nursery DIY in Progress!

Under Construction...
We started working on the nursery and have made a lot of progress! My vision is finally starting to come together! Here's all the DIY's I've done so far in here!

 The Ombre Wall!

 I found a tutorial on: Domestically Speaking. I used the same colors as in the tutorial: Dutch Boy "Hawaiian Sky" and "Half Moon Bay". I used that tutorial for most of it, but when it came to blending together the colors, it didn't come out great, so I followed Behr's blending tutorial at the end.

Step 1: top color                 Step 2: bottom color

 Step 3: middle color
Step 4: Blending the bottom,               Step 5: Blending the top

 As you can see, the top blending didn't go so well using an X motion, this is when I found the Behr tutorial and started blending differently.
 Much better. Doesn't look as seamless as the original tutorial's photo, but it looks like waves, which is great because we're doing a beach theme.

The other nursery walls are Sherwin Williams "Waterscape"

Updating The Dresser!

I had found this dresser as a part of a set with another tall dresser (in Ty's room), a side table, and a bed, on a tag sale website for $150 for the whole set! It was a steal, so I got it. This dresser will double as a changing table, and we will also use the side table in the nursery. 

 I picked up some cute glass knobs at Hobby Lobby that fit our color scheme of pink and teal. They look classy and cute, way better than the woody knobs. I painted the top of the dresser with Sherwin Williams "Coral Reef". It came out perfect!
I painted the matching side table the same, and found the whale/mermaid tail knob at Hobby Lobby, it was the last one!

Shelf Update

 I ended up having to take the mirror off the dresser, because the changing pad wouldn't fit with it on. So instead, I found some shelves in the basement that we're going to mount above the dresser. They were black, so I spray painted them pink!

 Crib Setup!

 Once we painted, I couldn't wait to set up the crib! We got the Baby Mod Olivia 3 in 1 Convertible Crib. Its highly rated on Consumer Reports, and inexpensive!

   I am obsessed with the bedding! The style is Isla Surf from Pottery Barn. I got it on clearance and ordered right away! The flamingo sheets are also from PB, but weren't with the set.