My FAVORITE Addition to the Nursery!!!



She’s here and as cute as the nursery is, it doesn’t even come CLOSE to comparing to the CUTENESS of my Emma Lee!



She’s already changed so much!


This is her favorite position!

Knees hiked up underneath her, little bum in the air, snuggled on mommy’s chest.

It’s hilariously cute!


She’s quite fond of her daddy!


Sometimes it’s best just to yawn and snuggle with daddy!


Who knew Handsome Man would be so awesome at manicures??


Milk Coma…  I love when she TOTALLY sacks out like this!  Ha!!



And yes… I totally rationalize posting lots of pictures of her adorableness because:

1. She’s too cute NOT to show off!

2. It doesn’t get much more DIY in Real Life than having a baby! 😉

An Obvious Lack of Posts….

Ahhh yes….  I fell off the wagon waaaaaaay sooner than expected.   Speaking of expecting, that’s precisely why I fell off the wagon! 🙂


Yes…. We are expecting a munchkin in June!!!


"New Lyon lil pumpkin"

“New Lyon lil pumpkin”


Yes, it took me a few days to get adjusted to the idea of mom-ness…

Yes… about the time I grew used to the idea, morning sickness hit…

YES… Morning sickness is a total lie.  It was ALL-FREAKING-DAY-SICKNESS for me…  (I lost 15 lbs…  Great weight-loss program, I guess, but I missed eating.  Anything.  lol!)

Yes… Now that I’m 2nd trimester, life is good again and I’m looking forward to getting back to LIFE!!!  🙂


Here’s to hoping you’ll be seeing MORE of me!

My first pickle binge!

My first pickle binge!

How’s about a little intro to who we are??!

Why do you call yourself “DIY in Real Life    *What’s the Worst that can Happen??!” 

Nicole:  Ummmm…. I’ll blame that one on mom.  Her famous line was, “Yeah!  Go for it!  What’s the worst that can happen??!”  Still my favorite thought!  Seriously, why not go for something even if you totally don’t know exactly what you’re doing?  What if you pick the wrong paint color?  The worst that can happen is that you….  Repaint it?  So you lost a few hours and a gallon of paint!  Big deal!  You learned something from it!


How did you get started with all this DIY stuff?

Nicole:  Okay… So I’ll blame that one on mom too!  She seriously is the most supportive person you’ll ever meet.  By age 18 I DIY’ed our kitchen, dining room, (twice) living room, my bedroom, a brother’s bedroom, and way too much furniture.

I was laying a tile backsplash… (Without much of a clue what I was doing…)

Re-laminating a countertop…. (Which didn’t really work. *Cough Cough*)

Installing a sink…..  (Plumbing?  How hard can THAT be?)

Painting….  A lot….


And she just let me do it???!?!?  Wha—???!?


Yeah. She’s awesome like that.