Saturday, September 24, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Nursery Inspiration

Since our master bath remodel is finally finished (well, we still need to paint the walls), I can finally start thinking about putting together our nursery!

I love, love, love everything about this part of this nursery. The colors, the Anthropologie coral knobs, the Ikea drawers, the spray painted thrift store frames, and the framed fabric art. I'm definitely taking a bunch of ideas from here!

Isn't the bold, chevron striped wall just FABULOUS?? I was initially going to go with a yellow, and gray color scheme like this, but when I found out we were having girls, I just had to throw in some pink!

I would like to get this low Ikea shelf to put under our window too. Now I can make the curtains a bit shorter. Shorter = less fabric and less work. I like the sound of that!

I like how perfectly those baskets fit into the Ikea shelf. Should I go w/ baskets or the drawers and knobs in the 1st picture??

This was one of the first things I bought for the nursery. They didn't have yellow and gray would've been too drab. So that's how aqua entered into the color scheme! I'm gonna paint the walls a light gray (like in the 1st image) w/ yellow & white patterned curtains, and this aqua chevron rug. Sprinkle in a little pink here and there and that's that!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

And another year goes by...

Source: via Cindy on Pinterest

Too cute for words!

I can't wait til my girls are old enough to wear adorable shoes like these!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Five and a half months...and counting

I really like how Sydney from The Daybook documents her current pregnant state. It's a nice way to keep track of how your pregnancy is going. I'm gonna give it a shot. Pregnancy hasn't exactly been what I expected. I guess I was hoping it would be easy breezy like a few of my lucky momma friends. I definitely can't say that it has been. But I'm more than half way there though. Whoo hoo!

[at a wedding this past weekend]

At twenty-two weeks:

- I've experienced my first clogged milk duct. Who knew that could happen when you're pregnant?!
- I've gained 15 lbs so far. So why do I look like I'm 7-8 months pregnant already?
- The girls are still breached, but we still have a few more weeks before they're supposed to turn around. Turn upside down, M and S!
- Sleeping on my sides has gotten uncomfortable the last couple weeks. I've been feeling this sharp pain at the bottom of my ribs. Apparently, my ribs are stretching. What?? I didn't know that could happen.
- My boobies keep growing. No, I don't like them this big. I thought a D was huge.
- My green veins look like a spiderweb all over my body. Especially on my chest, boobs, stomach, and legs. Hmm...that's basically everywhere!
- I don't have to shave my legs as frequently. The hair growth has actually slowed down. Lovin' it!
- Our master bath remodel is finally almost done. Next project, the nursery!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Babymoon Part 2: Old & New Montreal

Montreal has an amazing bike network system. You can rent a bike from one location and drop it off at another. They're all over the city! So we decided to explore Old Montreal by bike after a hearty breakfast near our hotel downtown. Who would've thought baked beans would go so well with breakfast?! Delicious!

After enjoying a beautiful day outside and a quick nap, we walked over to New Montreal for dinner. A friend had recommended hitting up Schwartz's for some of their famous smoked meat sandwiches. The tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant was PACKED! The sandwiches and pickles were finger-licking good!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Awesome Maternity Book

Check out this amazingly cute maternity book by Joanna McShan of Hanna Mac Photography. She's an Austin based photographer that specializes in baby, kids and family photography. I love how whimsical and fun her maternity book is with all the bright colors and little summaries for every week. What an awesome idea!