It has been a stressful time here lately, but I'm so thankful for my amazing husband, who I love more than anything, and this perfect little babe growing inside me. My heart is full!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
We can cross one thing off our list before bebe gets here - a new home! Yes, we found a house for rent for our growing family, and we couldn't be happier. Daniel and I tend to be really picky when it comes to home details, but we knew we had to lighten up because you are never going to find the PERFECT house. There's always going to be things you want to change, but for the most part, this little 1938 bungalow fits our tastes.
There's original hard wood floors, crown molding, a fireplace, and a sizable backyard...all things that were on our "wish list." But then with all the charm of an old home comes all the quirks...small kitchen, small bathroom, old cabinets, cracks, etc. Those are the things we have to let go and just get used to. We don't have too much more time to look... bebe will be here in less than 2 months!
So after the major clean out we will be doing (and I mean MAJOR), we are still going to have to find some space saving solutions. (Who knew this little bebe could come along with so much stuff!) I've been searching pinterest for ideas that are practical but still look good, and some of my finds are above. The major areas we are going to have to cut down on are the kitchen (where are all my dishes going to go?), decor (we will finally have to find a bookshelf and a space for my magazines) and of course, the closet (Ahh!).
I think this is a good change for us though; we need to get rid of all the junk we've accumulated over the past 5 years of marriage and start new with just the basics.
It's a new chapter and we are definitely ready for it. If you want to follow more of my choices, you can find me on pinterest here.
Now, time to start packing!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
I guess I have officially entered the "nesting" stage of pregnancy because I have spent all weekend doing the little's laundry and organizing his/her things. I don't think I've ever been more excited to do laundry and organize bedding, toys, clothes, etc. I'm sure I won't always feel this way (ask me in a couple of months when I'm sleep deprived and have a screaming newborn on my hands) but I sure am enjoying it now!
It's funny how seeing everything laid out and put together makes the thought of actually having a little one seem more real. I know it's real (this bump and all those kicks remind me often) but sometimes it's hard to actually comprehend that we are bringing another human being into this world. Crazy!
And the best part is going through all these emotions with my wonderful hubby! I think I like seeing his excitement even more than mine. He's going to be such a good dad that it makes me want to tear up just thinking about it. (These crazy emotions might have something to do with me being so sensitive lately too. Ah...this body of mine is going through so many changes so quickly!)
We have three more months to go, and I can't help myself wanting them to go by quickly so we can meet our little one. I think we are ready to be a family of three!
onesie via Zara
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
I am already searching for my winter coat (and have been for a while now...shh!) and it was 81 degrees outside today! Is that crazy? I just can't help myself. I look forward to Fall and Winter the most and start daydreaming about the coat I will get in April.
This year I'm going for something classic and simple. (That's kind of what I've been all about lately.) I found this coat at Zara and think it just might fit the bill. It will last me a good couple of seasons, and it's roomy enough to cover the growing bump I'll have come November and December.
What style are you looking for in a coat this winter? Colorful? Crazy? Tailored? Fur? Oh...and I'm on the hunt for the perfect fur (or faux fur). I searched and searched last year for the "one" and had no luck, but I'm pretty sure this year is my year! We're having a little...that's got to be good luck, right?
Friday, September 20, 2013
My heart skipped a beat when I saw this home tour on Eye-Swoon. I have fallen in love with this blog and definitely her home in Amagansett. It's beautiful in every since of the word, and I would move in in a heartbeat!
You can see the rest of her home tour here. Enjoy! (Caution - you might spend the next couple of hours scrolling through her blog. Hopefully you don't have too much planned for the day, but hey, it's Friday!)
Saturday, September 7, 2013
I have been lucky these past 5 months as I wouldn't really say that I've had a ton of cravings. (Aversions are more like it, but we'll save that for another post.) There's the occasional "I need to have this right now" but then it seems to pass, and I don't crave it again. But lately, cinnamon rolls have hit the spot on more than one occasion, and I'm eating it up! (Pun intended.)
On a coffee date a couple of weeks ago, I saw the biggest cinnamon roll that was taunting me. I was good and restrained, but then at the grocery store I thought I'd oblige myself and picked up a pack of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls. (You know the kind your mom used to cook before school?) The hubby and I made them the following weekend, and they were perfection. I couldn't even remember the last time I had one, but why had I waited so long? I think now I'm going to try to make my own and vary the flavors a little. Pumpkin would be so great for Fall!
This post really doesn't say too much except that I am enjoying cinnamon rolls. There could be worse foods to crave and who knows, I might have more cravings in these last 4 months, and you can bet I'm going to enjoy every bit of it!
image via here