Meet the newest member of the household - Everett Cash. He's keeping us busy and so very happy.



Here are a few of the little things in the nursery.  

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waiting game

I cleaned off my camera today - pretty much 2011 was still hanging out there, taking up space. And we need some camera space for the little guy. Who is still in his mama. Waiting...


Here is a random baby quilt that I was able to start and finish during a week of waiting. It's got some funny donkeys and lots of crazy chevrons.

I'm calling it shuffle, because it looks like the puzzles that you put together by shuffling those little squares round and round the space. I feel like this is what we've been doing with our house. One square is blank, but in order to get everything to fit, we have to shuffle it all around. My mom is a bit worried about the number of quilts that this kid will have, but only because she is part of the problem. I may be done making more, but we'll see...if he doesn't show up soon, he may get another one.


tour stop


The view on the other side of the nursery. I thought long and hard about the furniture in this room. Let's face it, there is a lot of ugly baby furniture out there. And the fabulous stuff that is way out of our price range. And the cribs are so huge.

So I worried about it for a while and decided to by an oh so modern mini-crib. It is the perfect size for our littler space and can be pulled out of the room and put in our room at the beginning. I was worried that it would look cheap or be too small for the babe at some point. But for now, it's the perfect size for tiny baby and I adore it in this room.

The photo above is an original farmkid print by my husband of my home-town lighthouse. And some kids jumping off the end. (Really adults, but all kids at heart). It is blown up and printed on plain paper, which gives it a lovely grainy edge. And I made some fuzzy balls for a mobile with leftover flannel scraps.

This room is the baby's room, but it was never designed for baby. When we did carpet and paint last year, I knew there was a possible new resident sometime down the line, but chose 'grown-up' colors anyway. And I wasn't going to repaint if this little bean was a girl. I think it helps the room stay away from some nursery standards that I wouldn't want in my house - themes, pastels and general fuzziness. I wanted bright and colorful, with a hint of the collected (sound familiar?). It's harder for me to pull together a room in a short time, because I like to collect the furniture and decor as I go. So the room is a little empty now, but I'm guessing this kid will collect a few things along the way.


some stuff we've been up to

A lot of stuff. Last time I posted, it was February, we had about two months until baby and our house was the same. Now? Two weeks until baby. And our house has been transformed. With the help of some helpers, some ikea, some paint and some hard work; we have moved furniture, finished projects, created storage and are pretty close to a finished baby room. And we switched sides of the bed. But that has nothing to do with our visitors. Or really the baby.

I don't even have to say, remember these, becuase it was just one post ago. (SEriously - where does the time go?)

art and toys

We have art above the changing table! Someday I would like to give you a full tour...hopefully the room will be cleaned out soon and I can share everything. We have put a lot of handmade, personal touches into this room and I'm really excited about the way it's turning out.

I'll just do a mini tour of this area.
  • The changing table is from a friend - was looking for a dresser most of the winter, but got nervous about the lack of time to find something, refinish it and everything. Did I mention we've been busy?
  • Shelf is from Ikea and was installed in our dining room aproximately 10 months ago. My husband made some joke about 'shelf life' as he took it down. He has been quite the sport about all my rearranging.
  • I repurposed a bunch of my embroydery squares and re-covered with fabrics that I've been using in the room and in the quilts. I plan on making another elephant butt and replacing the hippo.
  • The bunny is so very soft and new as a shower gift.
  • The xylophone is mine from when I was a kid and so are the blocks. I'm sure they both have lead paint, so I'll keep them up there for now.
  • The painting I made for my sweety when we first started dating. I love it in this room.
So that is just one corner of the house transformation. I'll share more I promise. Unless I go into labor tonight. I hear it's a possibility.


baby plans

Here is a sneak-peak at some baby room decor. I'm working with a lot of grays, yellows and turquoise. Thinking of adding a bit of pop somewhere (red?, more yellow?).



gray zig-zag pillow

Another pillow. This one is for the rocker in the nursery. As soon as I saw the new Full Moon zigzags from Moda, I snapped up three colors to use for baby. The room decor is starting to take shape and we finally have a crib. Now if we could just get some of the extra furniture out of there...