Eviction.

How’s that for a title that will make you nervous?? Ha!!!

 

No actually, that just happens to be the subject I posted on my personal Facebook this week! 😉

 

 

Emma's Eviction Notice!

Apparently she didn’t take the news of her eviction notice well.

“Dear Miss Emma Lyon,
We now inform you that you are required to vacate the premises. (AKA: Your crib) All belongings must be removed within 28 weeks as the new tenant will be arriving on or around March 23, 2015.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,
The Management”

 

 

And so yes!  We are getting ready to do this whole baby thing again!!!  More details will follow soon *hopefully!* now that I’m close to 2nd trimester and feeling human a bit more often now!  Ha!

 

 

 

And since I’ve gotta leave you with a happier picture than that last one of Emma, here you go! 🙂

 

 

Love this girl!!

LOVE this girl!

It’s THAT time of year…

Yes.  The flu. The colds.

 

 

Or in some cases… BOTH.

 

Poor sick lady!

That’s my poor ‘punkin.

Respiratory Flu.

Usually she’s hands-down a daddy’s girl.  Honestly, unless she’s hungry, she prefers him.

 

Poor sick lady!

Unless she’s sick.  Then all she wants is momma.

She’s had it for 5 days now.

So for pretty much 24 hours a day, I’ve held her.

Handsome Man had it too for a couple days.

So now there’s dishes filling the sink…

Kleenexes scattered in piles by the couch and chairs…

The living room where we’ve camped out this week is completely trashed…

And we’ve been eating an awful lot of chinese take-out…

And that bothers me.

But I’m trying to learn how mommy-hood is more important than all that.

And so I’ve been snuggling my ‘punkin…

One-handedly surfing Pinterest…

And catching up on Downton Abbey.

(I mean WHO saw Matthew dying???  I didn’t. I’m upset.)

And now… She’s tired of sitting with daddy again.  

So I’ll one-handedly surf Pinterest…

(Maybe I should organize them and  clear out the ones I don’t find inspiring anymore?)

And maybe I’ll get caught up on the last season of Doctor Who…

But most importantly, I’ll snuggle her…

‘Cause I’m pretty sure that’s my most important job right now.

My FAVORITE Addition to the Nursery!!!

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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!

 

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She’s already changed so much!

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This is her favorite position!

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

It’s hilariously cute!

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She’s quite fond of her daddy!

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

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

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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! 😉

Are you KIDDING me??!?!?!?

Remember the “most adorable bedding in the world??”

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And remember that nursery I helped my boss/friends out with??!

 

 

Well THOSE friends….

Because they’re awesome…

Really awesome…

Beyond awesome actually…

 

 

BOUGHT ME THE CUTEST BEDDING SET IN THE WORLD!

 

I absolutely COULD. NOT. BELIEVE. IT. when it arrived on my doorstep!

 

I’m giddy.  And can’t wait to start on that little blue room of mine.  🙂

The Little Airplane Man’s Nursery….

I need to get pictures for after Levi’s momma got the curtains, crib goodies, etc…

But here’s a preliminary room reveal!  Cuteness!!!

 

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Adore the “pop” of color this red light gives!  It was actually our light from our breakfast nook area when we bought the place.  It was outdated… and brass… and did I mention outdated?  We hit that sucker with several coats of gloss red spray paint and TAAA-DAA!  Instant lighting awesomeness!

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Levi’s daddy both owns his own Aerial Spraying Business (crop dusting) AND his own Excavating/Dirt Work Business.  (Yes, he’s a busy man!  And also my boss, btw!  I do bookwork/data entry for Ragnar and Angela. They’re pretty awesome friends AND bosses. lol!)  Anyhoo… These are toys that belonged to Ragnar (I think? lol!) growing up so they just had to find a place amongst the nursery even if it WAS a plane room!

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This bomber airplane is awesome.  It just is.

We hung it from the ceiling with fishing line, so it looks like it’s just gliding in the corner of the room.

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Angela got THIS bit of awesomeness.  Is it not perfect?  It’s technically made to be a shelf, but we thought it looked WAY cooler hung at an angle without anything on it.  It actually looks kinda like an airplane bursting halfway through the wall.  

Too bad we already established that I’m not an artist…

Otherwise we totally coulda emphasized that it was ripping through the wall…

Ahh well… The room is still awesome….

More pics to follow of the rest of the details!

Totally love how this room turned out!

GREAT ideas and inspiration, Angela!

Check out the tutorials on how to paint clouds even if you have no artistic talent and how to paint nice crisp lines quickly and easily!

How to Paint Clouds for Non-Artists!

DIY in Real Life: How To Paint Clouds for Non-Artists!

 

So…. I’m not an artist.

Not by a long shot…

A very VERY long shot….

I mean we’re talking best sniper in the military LOOOOOOOONG shot.

Yes, I love to paint flat surfaces… But I like to paint them all one color.  Maybe two or three with the help of tape for lines.

I don’t do artist-y things.  Ever.

Creative? Yes, perhaps.

Artist-y? No.

So when my friend (the-overly-confident-in-my-artsy-abilities-Angela) said she would love clouds on the upper walls and ceiling… I freaked out.  Inwardly.

I’m sure that my confident bluffing as I said, “Sure!  Why not!  Let’s try it! WHAT’S THE WORST THAT CAN HAPPEN??!” totally fooled her! 😉

So I did what any normal person in this situation would do.

I looked it up on YouTube and Pinterest.  (My heroes!)

These are some of the inspiration photos I looked at on Pinterest:

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This one came with a wee bit of a tutorial… I didn’t really follow it, but they were a good basis for when I ended up just “winging it.” Haha!

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Yes… These clouds are totally better than mine.  I’ll totally admit it.

The key is just going for it!!!!!  Even if you don’t know what you’re doing and you’re not an artist!  What’s the worst that happens??!!  You merely re-paint over it and try again?!?!?  That’s not so bad!!!

Then I just looked at pictures of lots of real clouds.  Google Images is magic! 🙂

Then… SINK or SWIM…

I went for it!!!

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I hand mixed several colors with the white, blue, and gray I used for the walls.

4 colors are what I ended up with.

White

Lighter Blue (Mixed about 1/2 and 1/2 of the white and the blue)

Lighter Gray  (Mixed about 1/2 and 1/2 of the white and the gray)

and

Blu-ish Gray (Mixed about 1/3 white, 1/3 blue and 1/3 gray)

Then I used those cheap sea sponges.

Yes… I totally forgot to get a picture.  Shame on me.

They are pretty standard though… They’re in the paint department at pretty much any home improvement store…

Craft Store…

Wal-Mart… 😉 lol!

And I grabbed a paper plate.

And just started at it!

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First I did the main shape of the cloud in white…

Then I did the gray shadows…

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Then I started blending along those gray shadows with the Blu-ish/Gray…

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Added some of the blue here and there for depth…

(Okay real-artists… You should leave now.  I’m probably driving you completely out of your miiiiimd! Haha!)

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And then finished blending it with white again.


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TAAA-DAAA!

Okay… Just to Re-interate…

I am NOT an artist!

BUT I tried it!

And it doesn’t look half bad!

And Levi (The little man munchkin that lives in this room now) apparently can’t stop looking at the clouds on the ceiling!  So at the end of the day, I’ll consider that  a smashing success!

So TRY it!  Just TRY it!!!

What’s the worst that could happen?!??!?!

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Check out the nursery reveal I updated and the tutorial on how I managed to paint these super crisp lines quickly and easily!

 

 

 

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The most adorable bedding in all the world….

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Okay… Are you with me here???!  This just HAS to be the cutest bedding EVER!

The downside?  I’m cheap and $129.99 is more than I’d spend on bedding for SAM AND I let alone a munchkin that would never know the difference between this or anything else! 🙂 lol!

But drool with me… Take it all in…

The light turquoise sheets with little white polka dots…

The girly yet TOTALLY FUN flowers…

The fantastic colors that would fit in that room puuuuuurrfectly!

And did I mention all the polka dots?  I love polka dots.  A LOT!!! 🙂

Okay…. So now I can get giddy about a GIRL nursery…

Ahhhh yes!   A GIRL!

 

We’re super excited about getting a girly room started….  Like I said, we’re not overly into “pink-inizing” our young munchkin but I do want her room to be fun AND girly!   I mentioned before I loved the thought of lots of this:

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Chinese lanterns… Paper pom-poms… And that garland…

All of it kinda ADORABLE, girly, AND fun!!

Here are some other tutorials of inspiration photos for what I’d like to see above out little LADY’S crib!

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I pinned this for the arrangement above the crib….  But just now, while looking at the picture, I noticed the book nook below the window!  Cuteness!

Note to Self: Do that in the Munchkin’s room!

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Again with the cuteness!   In other news… Loving that pallet daybed!

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A tutorial on how to make these ridiculously cute flower-looking pom-poms!

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AWESOME way to overhaul some faded paper lanterns… Incidentally, I have a few of those.  I have a feeling I’ll be getting some tissue paper and making some like these! 🙂

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Definitely not opposed to some glitz in there!  Every girl needs a little glitz! 🙂

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This looks like a fairly simple tutorial from Thoughtfully Simple! I could do that!!! 🙂

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How’s this for a FUN different texture??!  Tulle Pom-poms!  Brilliant!

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This one is an awesome Tutorial by “Southern Belle Soul” and it shows how to make each of these orbs.  Mmmm!   I love brilliant people who do tutorials and work out the kinks for me! Can’t wait to try some of these myself!

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Again with the brilliance!!!  Cheap upscale!  Awesome!  Great Tutorial by The Idea Room!

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Also a fun different texture!   I like the thought of oversized ones better than smaller ones… But totally could work these in pretty easily! 🙂

Anywho….. That’s what’s running through this pregnant, obviously-nursery-crazed  brain right now… Probably need to get the bedding though before I start with any of these… It’ll be easier to match colors that way! 🙂

I should go look at bedding!  Muaahahahaha!

(Ignore that last part if you’re reading this, honey!)