Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Townes' Nursery

I posted a couple sneak peeks of our little guy's nursery a few times in the past 6 months here and here

I had decided on a rug that I loved but then in the 11th hour something wasn't jiving and I made a switch to this rug from World Market that was on super sale. In my opinion you can't go wrong with black and white stripes ever! I like it so much I also have it in the living room, although that one was from IKEA long before World Market started carrying their version. I guess you can't have too much of a good thing. 

I took some pictures last week while waiting for this babe to make his arrival and I'm mostly pleased with how they turned out. I ultimately wish I would've painted the room a cooler shade of white when we first moved in but oh well! The fan light puts off a yellow tone but then when you open the blinds it's too blown out. If I were a better photographer I'm sure neither of these issues would be a problem but, alas, I am not. 

I still am very smitten with the geometric wall we DIYed [completely stolen from here] and the way we reused almost everything from Theron's nursery. 

So without further ado, here's where our littlest bundle will hopefully play and sleep! 

I wanted to add a large "T" over the crib but struggled to fine one in a font I like. I think I am going to ask my father in law to build an oversized shadowbox "T" like one I saw at HomeGoods awhile back! 

The silver letters were from Michael's this summer, the large tapestry was from Society 6, the ferris wheel is an old CB2 find, and the campaign dresser was a Salvation Army thrift store score!

The "Be You" print is actually a washcloth from H&M and the iPod dock I scored at a garage sale!

I love all things hearts and even though I have boys I think hearts can be used for them too! The blanket is from this Etsy seller [and is so affordable compared to others selling the same thing!] and the pillow is from Land of Nod.  

The arrow string art was a random find at Target just last week and the lamp was from CB2 that used to be teal before I made it gold!

I've also been working on hanging a collection of frames in the hallway and I love this little view you see while sitting in the glider!

There you have it, guys! Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 7, 2015

#37 Weeks Pregnant with Jord Wood Watches

After spotting my friends, Jesse, Kacia and Erika all sporting Jord wood watches I was humbled to receive an email offering me one as well! 

It is most definitely the most unique piece of jewelry I own. I chose the Koa & Rose Gold Cora series because I'm still smitten with rose gold. I would imagine most of us are, am I right? But even if you're not, they have tons of choices to suit your fancy that even include men's watches, too. I really fell in love with the maple options as well. It's different for me to be drawn to lighter wood tones but I'm going with it!

My watch came packaged in a sweet wooden box [very appropriate!] and I had the opportunity to send in my wrist measurements ahead of time so that it was the perfect fit.  An extra bonus is that the company is stationed just across the river from me so supporting a local business was a no-brainer!

I always have loved wearing watches and now adding this one to my collection gives me options to keep my outfits looking fresh. 

Heck, it may even draw your eye away from that 9 month pregnant belly I'm sporting as well! 

I'm nearing the end of my 37th week and feeling pretty good. I'm hoping to make it to 40 weeks with baby #2!

Thanks, JORD wood Watches for spoiling me before I become a stressed momma of two!


FTC Disclaimer: I received a Jord Cora Koa and Rose Gold watch for this review. Opinions expressed are exclusively by own.
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Friday, August 21, 2015


Kinda like TED Talks, haha, even though I don't even know what those are. 

A couple years ago I bought this mother's journal and wrote in it occasionally about stuff but then stopped. So typical of me. I want to get back to writing sweet/sentimental/simple/crazy/tiring moments in there on a daily basis but I don't have much hope for myself! It should be easy because it's only intended as a "one line a day" quick recap but I'm still failing. 

Anyhoo...David and I have been talking about how much Theron has been talking lately and we don't want to forget any of it. For so long we hoped and prayed to hear his little voice and now he doesn't stop. He also uses so many hand motions and facial expressions that add a definite amount of sass to his convos!

THERON talks:

While at Grandma and Papa's house outside...and pointing at me frantically:
Theron [going inside]: I just be wight back, mommy. You stay here. 

While talking about friends:
Theron: We buddies. 
Joi: Who?
Theron: Me and Daddy! 
Joi: Can I be your buddy?
Theron: No, mommy! 
Joi: How come? 
Theron: Betause you a girl, mommy. Nobody's your buddy. 

While talking about potty problems:
Joi: Theron, why did you potty in your pants at school?
Theron: Betause I tired, mommy. 

Again...about potty problems:
Joi: Theron, why did you potty in your pants at school?
Theron: Betause I do, mommy!

When we're going anywhere for the day...
Joi/David: We're going to ________.
Theron: Do they have toys over dere?
Joi/David: Probably. 
Theron: Do they have gummies over dere?
Joi/David: Maybe. 
Theron: Do they have chippies over dere?
Joi/David: Maybe!
Theron: Do they have loader over dere?
Joi/David: I think so!

When telling Theron not to do something:
David/Joi: Theron, don't hit/throw/whine etc. ...
Theron: Don't tell me to..., mommy/daddy!

When talking about food:
David: Did you drink milk at school today?
Theron: No, Daddy!
David: Did you drink juice, buddy?
Theron: No, Daddy! Juice yucky. I yike water. Water's good [sounding like he's German with the "goot" pronunciation]. Water is yummy in my tummy!

And not necessarily conversations but it's so dang cute when he starts + finishes all of his sentences/requests with mommy&/daddy. For example:
Theron: Mommy, I wanna go swimming, mommy!
Theron: Daddy, I wanna ride my twactor, daddy!
Theron: Mommy, more water, pease, mommy!

When talking about his favorite show, Price is Right:
Theron: Mommy, I watch Drew, mommy!
Joi: Ok! Have you been a good listener?
Theron: Yes, Mommy! I watch house game [a random commercial] & puppy gog [another random commercial], too!

When asking what we do on certain days [we obviously are pretty consistent!]:
Joi: It's Friday, Theron! What's that mean?
Theron: Pizza day!
Joi: Yes! You're right! What do we do tomorrow then?
Theron: We go choo-choo store [It's a actually a toy store in a nearby town]! Den, Seak-n-shake! I eat chicken, sries [can't say his "f"s] and water!
Joi: Ok! We'll go if you're good! What about Sunday?
Theron: Hawdee's day! [David and I have went to Hardee's almost every Sunday for nearly 15 years! haha!]
Joi: Yup! You're right!

I'm sure there are more but that's all I can think of right now. I'm glad I wrote these down because I don't want to forget anything at all! It's like I can hear his little voice saying all of this again! 


Friday, August 7, 2015

Big Impact Nursery "Art"

In Theron's room we have a gallery wall that I absolutely love. 

In fact. we also have a gallery wall in our living room that I love just as much.

I know some people are over them but I can't help but collect cute/funny/inspirational pieces and they've got to be displayed somehow! And if YOU like it, then do it! Who cares what anyone else thinks is cute; it's your home!

However, in the new nursery I wanted to take a different route. Randomly, I found this great affordable tapestry from Society 6 and immediately added it to my cart and never looked back. I ordered the smallest one and it is still huge! 

I'm sure you could just nail it to the wall but I bought a canvas with a 40% off coupon from Michael's and stapled the tapestry to the canvas to make it a look a little more polished. 

We hung it over his dresser that I scored secondhand and I'm pleased as a peach with how it looks. 

The room has a little more to go but it's getting there! I'm currently 33 weeks pregnant and hope this little guy stays put for a good 7 more! 


Monday, July 27, 2015

Nursery for Baby #2

So I'm currently 32 weeks pregnant and I can't believe it! I think because I'm a teacher and had the entire summer off this pregnancy has flown by! I feel pretty good and definitely cannot complain. 

We started working on the baby's nursery pretty much right after school got out. I didn't really have a plan of action until one night I was exploring on Instagram and this pic was recommended to me. 

Immediately I wanted to recreate it in the nursery; it was the jumping off point for sure!

I read Kelsey's blog post about the process and also Vintage Revivals original blog post tutorial as well. Once I was convinced I wanted to take this on, I roped in Dave to be my math guy. I can trace and outline but measuring is not my forte. I wish I had a "math brain" but I just was not blessed with that attribute. 

It took David a good 4-5 hours to measure and draw the entire pattern with a pencil and then it took me about three hours to trace over it with an oil based Sharpie pen [purchased at Michael's]. 

Kelsey used a few of the pens on her wall but my wall only took one. We do have pretty basic flat walls so that may be the case. Once everything dried I took a magic eraser to the rest of the wall to rid it of any stray pencil markings. It worked like an absolute charm. I am thrilled with the outcome and am so thankful to David for having the patience to make this happen!

We are reusing a lot of the furniture and [pretty much everything else] from Theron's baby days. 

I absolutely loved having a glider [although it looks like our particular glider nearly doubled in price since I bought it three years ago!] with Theron and hope it will be the same way for this baby. I can't even begin to imagine how many hours I clocked in that chair, nursing my Theron Drake. We're also reusing the pouf, although as of today I want to get a new one, and the crib is in tip top condition so that's going for round #2 as well. 

I know the room looks very mono chromatic right now but you guys know me and can assume, correctly, that I have since added some color. I can't seem to stay away no matter how hard I try! 

I'll definitely be sharing some updated pics soon! 

Thanks for stopping by! 



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