Nursery Makeover - Closet Sneak Peek

Why hello there Folks!

D day (delivery day) is getting closer by the minute, and I have been making some headway into our nursery makeover, so I thought I would give you a little sneak peek of the closet! There is still quite a bit to do in there, but here is how it looks thus far.  I hope you like it as much as I do :)  Let me know what you think!





DIY Crochet Scarf

In a previous post I admitted to you my new obsession with crocheting.  Well I thought I would share with you my first two creations...albeit they are the same design, I am quite proud of them, and I especially love the fact that you can wear them multiple ways.  I didn't use a pattern, as I am not that advanced to even know how to read them properly, but that will come with time.  All I know is that it was fun and rewarding.  Maybe it will inspire you to pick up a crochet hook and start a new project or obsession of your own :)

Enjoy.





 

DIY - Decorating with Feathers this Christmas

Feathers are EVERYWHERE this season for Christmas decorations.  I have seen everything from full size Christmas trees made entirely of feathers, to small ball ornaments with feathers.  Now let me tell you these new decorations are gorgeous, yet can be quite costly.  I found a beautiful round clear Christmas ball ornament, however it was $10.00 for one!  Now I don't know about you, but I don't want just one ball on my tree, so I thought, this would be simple enough to make myself.  So I headed to the crafts stores with idea in hand, and was able to find a pack of clear plastic christmas balls.  The Christmas balls were $3.97 for a 6 pack, and the feathers I actually had on hand, I don't think I paid more than a few bucks for them at the time.

 You simply remove the silver topper and place the feather(s) of you choice inside, attached the topper back on and voila!  Couldn't be simpler!  So basically for 70 cents, yes 70 cents you to can have a beautiful feather Christmas ball of your very own. 

 
 Also since the particular balls I purchased were plastic, this is a fun craft to have your little one join in on.  Check out one of the balls my little one created :)


HAVE FUN!!
 

Nursery Makeover Part 1

In case you don't already know, my husband and I are are pregnant with our second child, and our newest little one is set to debut on February 6th.  So with a new baby comes and the excuse to renovate/redecorate a room :)  It has been a long and drawn out process...or so it seems, but we are finally done repainting and laying the new floors!

First off, I must show you the HIDEOUS purple colour that this spare room has been for the past 2 years, I honestly can't believe that this wasn't the first room we painted.  It must be because it wasn't the most offensive  colour used in the house.


OK, so back to how it looks now. 

We painted the room in Universal Grey by C.I.L. Realife, and I must say what a difference it makes.  The room looks so much fresher and cleaner.  The flooring that was there was just a plain beige cream carpet, a standard construction grade I assume, cause it wasn't that spectacular.  We decided to go with a vinyl hardwood flooring in a beautiful grey.  It is simply stunning, it almost looks as though we have barn board in the room with how wide the planks are and the texture in the product. 

This was the first ever home renovation project that my husband and I worked on together and I am happy to say we both survived...it was...actually...FUN!!!  Do I see more flooring projects in our future...YOU BET I DO :)

Here are some of before during and after pics of our painting and flooring portion of our spare room turning nursery makeover!  Come back soon to see the progress I make on the room as I go.



 



The Finished Product
 

Remember

 
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Secret Pinterest Boards

For those of you not in the know yet, Pinterest is introducing "Secret Boards"!  What are secret boards you ask, well they are boards that you can post to and keep private from other people.  Right now Pinterest has created 3 private boards in your boards page for you to start pinning to.  Whether you are planning a surprise birthday party, pinning present ideas, or trying to keep the news of a new baby under wraps, there are plenty of reasons why these secret boards are so useful. 

I think this is absolutely AWESOME!  I know that when we were first pregnant, I ended up creating a new Pinterest account so I could start pinning nursery ideas for our bundle of joy on the way. 

There are a few things I am not sure of, like if you repin someone else's pin will they still see that it was repinned, etc, I am sure after doing some private pinning I will soon find out!  But kudos to Pinterest for incorporating this into their site, I just hope it is something that will stick around!





Holiday Parties - Maternity Dresses

Holiday season is fast approaching and that means parties and get togethers! 

I love this time of year, when you get to dress up and be all fancy.

So even if you aren't able to "drink and be marry" like me, cause you are pregnant, it shouldn't stop you from going out and partaking in the festivities and look great too!

I hit Asos Maternity online to help me find some maternity fashions that I could wear for this years Christmas parties.  With prices like these you could afford to buy a dress for every party you plan on attending...why...because you deserve it darling!







 
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