Nursery update (Week 3)


Week 3

Working on the nursery, I am a week behind so this is for week 16-20.  Week 2’s post went until Monday where we were driving home from Montana on our road trip.  So, I’ll start with..

Tuesday: Feeling pumped after the weekend and spending hours off and on during the trip thinking about the nursery (like unfinished business circling around my head)…. you could say we both were feeling pumped about our work week!  I already had the room drawn out so I was ready for the fun part, painting!  I got right to work on the colors.  Starting on brown and then lime green.  I decided to do more than one section at a time which required a little strategy.  Paint on the green first and there’s a lot of green.  Then do the brown parts, then the blue (which is the sky) but before I could do that, because there is a ‘rainbow’ in one of the sections which went up into the ceiling, I had to complete that first.  This required that I go over all the colors in the rainbow and I decided to take some creative initiative here with the most well known version of the rainbow.  In the book, she puts several colors together and makes it look like a ‘fairy-tale’ rainbow, but for the sake of any future questions (Mom what are the colors in the rainbow, followed by why is my rainbow not those colors?) I decided to go more realistic. 😉  This took all day about 8-9 hours.  I was able to work longer hours without feeling exhausted because of the breaks I took (lesson learned from week 2; see end of article)

Wednesday: More painting! I was really focused on finishing this painting of the room so I could start outlining.  I was able to conquer the painting part AND some outlining!  I was feeling pretty awesome and on fire!  The new strategy I’ve been using is really working well and I’m not feeling exhausted plus it’s now ready for when Nana comes over tomorrow and we go shopping for fabric!

Thursday: Nana came over today while I was finishing up the last section of the ‘outlining’ of the wall we talked about some ideas for picking out fabric.  Then we headed to Joann’s fabric and spent 3-4 hours looking over fabric and planning out ideas for the curtain and valance (for both the window and closet doors) and the basket that would be hanging on the wall.  We were so exhausted by the time Thursday night dinner-time and tonight our doula would be visiting and introducing herself to the family.  She spent an hour and a half going over her services, what she does, how she supports, etc.  It was a great experience and everyone agreed that this was something that would really help us through the pregnancy, especially my husband.  He’s already working 70+ hour weeks and it’s been 20 years since he’s done this sort of thing… a lot has changed since then! 🙂  Before getting pregnant, I wasn’t really thinking I’d ever be pregnant so I wasn’t prepared.  I’m pretty sure I avoided anything that had to do with pregnancy up until now so extra help is always wonderful!  In addition to all that, I’m a researcher.  This means that I pretty much would research everything there is to know about pregnancy: what to expect, what fears there are, what to do, etc. etc.  and my mind would be in a whirlwind and who knows what kind of fear I’d pick up along the way.  I’ve been avoiding this because I don’t want to have fear, I don’t believe it belongs in pregnancy.  Hiring a doula who believes that having a baby should be a positive experience, really helps me with this.  I was completely upfront and said I haven’t done a lot of research and I don’t really want to.  I’m really working hard on the research I have for the MNT program that I’m currently in, if I start getting into baby research, I’ll get side-tracked in the health nutrition, anatomy, physiology, etc..etc… enter Hire Doula!  I really have Nana to thank for all this as she’s been 100% all about Doula’s since we found out we were pregnant.

If you don’t know what a birthing Doula is, you should definitely check it out.  They really really help you through some of the hard decisions, educate you on what you need to know about, give you insight to your options, and support you in your decisions.  They also work to make it a really comfortable environment for you to give birth in, whether it’s at home, in a birthing center, or in a hospital.  The one we have gone with is named Tracy Coons you can check out her website if you are in the local area and interested in finding out more about Doula’s or are looking for a Doula. 🙂

Friday: Last night we did some major planning, this morning we put the planning together strategically.  I was really adamant about finishing at least ONE thing that we spent all that time doing yesterday and we both decided the easiest would be to work on the basket.  She worked her butt off on the basket while I finished outlining the rest of the room.  By the time I completed the outlining of the last section of the main wall, she was near complete with the basket.  We played around with it until it was perrrrfect and then a few more sewing and cutting and VOILÀ!  Beautiful!  This is the basket to the hot air balloon that I painted the first week.  It looks SO good!  I can’t wait to share it with you!!!!  The basket is a wire basket, we put in a unique burlap fabric (with purple polka dots!!) and a very very soft purple fabric on the inside.  Then we accented it with these crystals that hung off the edge.  It’s seriously perfect!  She did an outstanding job.  TEAMWORK ROCKS!

okay..

I’ll give you a SNEAK PEEK 2 of the Nursery. (hey it’s only fair, you’ve been so patient!)

Sneak Peek

Ahhh isn’t it so cute?!?!
She’ll be taking home the curtains and valance to work on as there are a lot of detailed things she has to sew together, but I can’t wait until she’s completed them!! AHHH! So excited!  Also, I can’t wait till this project is done so I can share it with you!  I know you’ve all been really anticipating seeing the project…

Saturday & Sunday: Scott had projects to work on for his job and I wanted to do some research for the business.  I learned a lot about food photography and you can see how I’ve applied that knowledge in the delicious recipe Zucchini Spaghetti & Meatballs.  If you haven’t tried making the recipe yet, I highly recommend that you give it a shot.  You will not be disappointed!!!


Lessons learned from week two of the nursery adventure

Tips for working while pregnant:

  1. Drink a glass of water every time you have to pee.  (yes, you may think you’ll have to pee a LOT but that’s the point.  It forces you to take breaks, which are incredibly important as well as making sure you drink plenty of water! )
  2. Everytime you drink water, grab a snack to eat.  This can be as simple as a spoonful of nut butter. 😉
  3. The second you feel hungry, eat and eat until you feel satisfied.  (make sure you sit down and take a break while eating, drink your water too)

Doing this helped me tremendously!  Week 2 was almost a nightmare on my emotional/physical exhaustion.  I didn’t eat as frequently as I needed to and I didn’t drink as much water as I needed.  It only made me more tired and less able to slow down.  Doing these 3 steps ensured that I was taking enough breaks, drinking enough water, and eating enough food. (i.e.  slowing myself down and allowing my body to replenish, refresh, and rest)

I can’t explain with enough emphasis just how well this works!  My emotional and physical ability were restored and I was able to be balanced and calm.  A very very important thing when you are pregnant as most people know how cranky pregnant women can get.  I think part of that ‘crankiness’ comes from the factor of trying to resume ‘normalcy’ while being pregnant.  There is no such thing as normalcy.  You literally have to re-define what that means and for some of us it’s harder than others.  Especially those of us who love to work.  Resting?  Yes, I sleep.  😉

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Nursery Update (Week Two)


These past couple weeks have been really busy with the nursery project, but a lot of progress has been made.  I’ll share with you what’s been going on so far with the update two weeks ago, week two: February 9th-13th.


Week Two

As you know, week one, we completed the closet.  This included painting and putting up brackets and shelves.  It was a big project to complete in one weekend but we did it!  If you missed that post you can read about it here.

Monday: This week started with Nana coming over to help out with the nursery.  I even wrote about it in the #Vote4Monday’s topic reveal.  Before she came over she had written me an email requesting a cake of some sort (for after dinner) to celebrate.  I figured she really loved my sweets and started to prep for the ‘cheez-cake’ I was going to make (soaking cashews).

After finishing the closet (Sunday evening) I had a really strong urge to go through all the clothing and set it up in the closet.  I was REALLY excited about having one part of the room almost completed but I restrained myself from pulling all of the baby clothes out and organizing them.  Nana’s a lot like me when it comes to organizing (OCD) so I figured this would be a part of the nursery she would really enjoy doing with me…I eagerly waited. 😉

When she finally arrived (hey, I did say I was eager), I showed her what Scott and I had accomplished over the weekend.  She was astonished and excited to see how much progress we made that weekend. We pulled out all the bags of baby stuff and started to go through it.  The clothing had to be separated into colored piles for the wash and there were a lot of odds and ends to go through.  The clothing ended up being a bigger task then I had anticipated because I also had planned for us to work on painting the trim and door.  Ah, haha yeah that wasn’t going to happen..

There were a bunch of board games that I wanted to store in the baby’s closet as I really didn’t have any where else to put them.  We transferred all of the games (about 40+ games) from our bedroom to the nursery closet and ended up filling almost three shelves on the left side of the closet.  It was an eye-sore to say the least, didn’t really fit with the whole ‘baby’ theme…  At the top of the closet there was a shelf that went across the top, I figured using my *tetris master* skills I could fit all the board games on the top shelf.  Why not?  Leaving me to it, she returned 5 minutes later and was shocked to see me shuffling the last of the games into their places.  All of the games fit on the top shelf!  YEAH!  It was definitely a lot less obtrusive.  Success!  The way the top shelf was positioned, only a few inches of the board games were ‘visually’ exposed and that I figured could be hidden by a valance.

The clothing organization, folding, hanging, and washing/drying ended up taking a lot longer than I had planned.  Especially with the added challenge of trying to figure out how to organize clothing by ‘months’ because not knowing how big the baby would be when she was born nor how fast she would grow, I bought all sorts of ‘ages/sizes’.  Talk about confusing~ The time was flying fast and we were able to fold and store most of the clothes, with question to how they’d actually be organized once the nursery was completed.  I’m sure there would be other purchases that help organize even further.  I was happy that all the clothing was clean and that we got our bedroom back (for the most part).

For dinner, I made a recipe I had worked on over the weekend-Puttanesca.  I decided to make brownies with the ‘cheez-cake’ too so that night was really busy with me flying around making 3 recipes at once and by the time we sat down I was completely exhausted.  Luckily there was food in store!  After dinner, I was curious what we were celebrating?  The room?  It wasn’t finished yet, maybe the closet?  She smiled and got ready for this ‘festive-event’ which we had no idea to what she was talking about when she had us follow her to her car.  She revealed the surprise and pulled out all sorts of gifts and balloons from her car for her surprise~ baby shower! 🙂

Baby Shower

Ahh she’s so SWEET!  She knew that we weren’t sure if we were going to do a baby shower, since most of our friends and family live very far away.  She took it upon herself to throw us one herself!  Both of us were so touched and felt so blessed to have her in our lives.  You can read more about the Surprise Baby Shower.

Tuesday: I purchased a whole bunch of baskets in hopes that it would help us organize the closet better with the piles of clothing we had folded the day before.  While it definitely helped put the clothing in some sort of an arrangement, it also made it even more obvious that there were still to many pieces out of play to really plan out the organization.  Kind of a bummer because I really LOVE when things have their places.  (must.. have.. patience) She and I worked for a bit before she left and then I spent the rest of the day taking it easy and preparing the nursery for the second half to be painted.  That required lining the walls with drop cloth and taping off the closet.  Later that night, Scott and I sat down and went through all the books and finalized the last two scenes for the remaining walls.  Choosing our favorites from the books and narrowing it down, we found some good ones!!  Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.

Wednesday: Draft time!  No not beer.  I got my pencil and started to draw out the lines for everything I would be painting.  Lots of drawing.  It’s always a good idea to do this before painting to make sure that the sizing matches up and everything has a good flow to it.  You’ll notice that while doing this you can work out the kinks much easier than during the midst of painting.  I did this for the first two walls too.  However, the remaining two walls (and one corridor area) required a LOT more detail.  This took all day.

Thursday: No time for work on the nursery.  This month I decided that I would alternate Thursday’s with my schedule. The routine with January was every Thursday,  I would have voice lessons, therapy, and yoga back to back.  In order to give me more time to complete the nursery, I alternated that schedule to every other week.  So far, it’s really been helpful.  Next Thursday, Nana is coming over again to help and I get yoga this week!  During the introduction time in the circle, we introduce ourselves, say how far along we are in the pregnancy, and talk about any pains or issues we are having in the pregnancy currently.  I mentioned that while I am not having any pains, I am feeling the exhaustion of pregnancy.  How I can’t keep up with what I normally do.  The yoga instructor, whom is also a birth doula (with 5 kids of her own) told us that the best thing we can do is to allow ourselves to do what we can and be okay with that.  We are creating a baby inside of us and a lot of our energy is being used to do that, what we can accomplish on the outside should focus around patience.  When we have our baby, we will be happy that we were able to brush our teeth and shower in the same day. 🙂

This gave me some perspective to reflect upon.

After the class, I spoke to the Yoga Instructor/Birth Doula about being my doula.  When I had signed up for yoga I had no idea who the instructor was, just that she was also a birth doula.  It was a wonderful surprise to find out that I had already met this woman and her whole family 5 years before at an eye clinic where I used to work in my past life.   You can learn a lot about people in a half day it takes to get all those exams!  I already knew she was an excellent mother but this opened up a whole new perspective of her.  She is very much into a holistic lifestyle and a lot of what she believes in, I also agree with so it seemed appropriate that I have that type of supporting person who can help both my husband and I through one of the most important life-changing events we’ll experience together.   I don’t have a lot of experience with pregnancy.  For the most part I think I avoided the topic altogether, considering I was under the impression that I’d never have any kids.  Both by choice and medically with having PCOS-being told it would be impossible for me to have kids ‘naturally’ (without medications or stressful procedures).  Having a doula would provide a lot of help and preparation for having a baby without taking on all the stress ourselves.  It’s nice to know options, to understand what choices we have and what to do to prepare for the birth of our baby- without having to do countless hours of research.  For that I am thankful that we have the ability to choose this option.

Friday: Thursday morning Scott and I discussed where we were going to go this weekend for Valentine’s Day weekend.  We decided on Glacier National Park, Montana!  He was planning on working a half-day (Friday) so we could prepare for our weekend road trip.  I dropped the dog off at the dog ranch (an amazing place for doggy boarding!) and headed to PCC for road food.  Because there were even more restrictions on what Scott could/could not eat I wanted to be extra prepared so we wouldn’t be too tempted at any organic markets along the way.  Scott prepped the Jeep when he got home, super cleaned it and got the winter gear bag ready.  I got food and other gear ready, as well as wrote a blog post so I could inform ya’ll that there would be no #Vote4Monday because I’d be on the road.

Saturday: Left around 7:20a.m. to Glacier National Park.  You can read about how we prepped for the road trip, in the post How to Avoid Sweets and Eat Healthy on the Road.
(I include road trip food and preparation tips too!)

Sunday: Glacier National Park hike and road trip both sides west/east, lots of beautiful pictures.

Monday: Road trip back home.  We left late enough that we were able to stop at a local toy shop in Kalispell, MT.  Such a sweet toy store too!  We found several cute things, especially this very cute fairy doll that our little girl can have even as a baby.  The doll, my natural good earth fairy, is for 0+ months and is made of natural organic cotton materials.  I was really excited that I found this store and was able to go in because we found a lot of unique treasures.  Including a mobile (from Germany), organic teething ring, and another organic toy.  If you are ever in this area, you should definitely check out the store: Imagination Station.

… already we miss you beautiful Montana!


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Nursery Update (End of Week One)


I hope everyone had a great and productive weekend- I know we definitely did! Saturday and Sunday was really productive at the Robert’s house.  For our plans over the weekend, we knew that we wanted to paint the closet and install the shelves.  Friday we spent some time trying to figure out what to paint in the closet as well as what to paint on the doors to the closet.  The closet doors were these very ugly bulky dark brown wood doors.  Because the theme of the room is so light and playful the doors and all the trim would need to be painted white to match.

Here are a few pictures so you can see for yourself:Wood-Trim-Collage

After thinking about it we decided that painting the closet doors white and then painting a theme over them still didn’t fit the ‘feeling’ of the room.  They really are just too bulky to keep around, so I suggested that we take them out and put curtains up instead.  Scott absolutely loved the idea of the closet doors being out of the room and that’s when doors of ideas literally opened for us as to what to do for the painting inside the closet! We were playing around with ideas of a cave inside, or a small village, but all that seemed too complicated for a closet that would end up having shelves and clothes hung up and the details would just get lost.  I even tried looking up ideas for closets online.  I typed: “Unique closet ideas” and all the results were about shelves and closet organization.  I did see a bright green background on one of the closets however, it seems that most people don’t really care about the closet.  I mean, it makes sense it is after all just a closet.  Though, wouldn’t it be cool if it was MORE than just a closet?

Unhappy with the options we allowed ourselves to sit on it overnight and played some video games to relax. Saturday was a new day and I brought out all the books and we started to look through them for ideas.  We kept coming up with pink and yellow and orange for colors, something bright and cheery.  THEN SCOTT FOUND THE PICTURE!  It was awesome.  Pink, yellow, and even some bright green.  I was in love! YES!  It was simple, yet unique enough to catch the eye when you opened up the curtains.  It was perfect AND it matched the theme for the rest of the room.  While I was finishing up one of the walls and painting the outlines, Mr. Awesome was painting the light pink bottom layer to the sky with a sponge roller and rag.  Then he painted the darker pink (clouds) with a rag over the light pink areas, keeping them more spontaneous.

Here’s the reference picture from the book: Book CLOSET

We’re only painting the backgrounds, no characters.  So, this scene will have the pink, yellow, and green. Keeping it simple for the closet.  Though I will be outlining the lines for the hills and doing some grass, no flowers, tree, mailbox, or bugs. 🙂 After he painted the sky, he worked on the yellow parts of the sky and the whole bottom had yellow as an undercoat.  We even did the inside of the closet too, so the entire closet was painted!  It looks awesome!  The grass and hills were outlined and by the end of Saturday we had completed the closet!  YEAH!

Sunday would prove another obstacle for putting in the shelving system, but for today, we’d celebrate and relax. We had a nice romantic dinner and made the recipe Gluten-free (pan fried) Cajun catfish and quick phad thai salad.  Lit candles and enjoyed an amazing meal!  For dessert we had some delicious raw vegan brownies!  I love to make it look like we’re really at a restaurant when we’re at home and dress up the plates all pretty.  We rarely eat out simply because almost every time we do we always end up not feeling well the next day.  After dinner we ‘went to the movies’ (aka our living room) and watched “Ender’s Game” while munching on popcorn.  A few months ago we finished reading the book together, so this was fun to see the book unfold visually.

Note:  If you plan on watching the movie and you haven’t read the book, I highly recommend reading the book first as, like most movies that play off of books, it misses a LOT of details.

Sunday we measured the closet and headed to home depot to pick out the closet shelves.  When we first moved into our house we installed two separate closet systems in the master bedroom using ‘closet maid’s’ solid version.  You install the brackets, shelves, and drawers and it all looks very pretty- and is a bitch to put up.  There is a lot of measuring, cutting,  and exactness you have to do to put up those types of shelves and both my husband and I agreed that next time we would just pay to have someone do it for us.  While we enjoyed the team work and bonding, it was just too much of a headache.  Like I said, it does look pretty once it’s done… There were two things I knew before going into the nursery closet project.  1. We are not doing the same shelves again and would choose something much simpler to put up.  2. We are most likely going to have to move the shelves around as she ages with her clothes changing lengths, from baby to toddler.  That left us with those adjustable wire shelving units that you can put up with brackets.  Not only is it an easier installation option it’s also an adjustable option!

Taking the measurements really helped but I could tell that we were pretty zootered from yesterday’s painting adventure-almost in a daze at home depot figuring out how to organize it all.

We ended up going with Closet Maid’s System at Home Depot, picking out (5) 84″ Shelf-Track Brackets, (10) 16″ brackets, (8) 12″ brackets, (5) 72″ x 16″ wire shelves, (3) 42″ x 12″ cut-at the store shelves,  (6) closet rod support brackets, (3) 5 foot closet rods, (2) mesh drawers, etc..etc.. You can find it all here: home depot’s closet organization

That was after some on-the-spot math to measure everything out and plan it out.  We had no idea what to plan for until we got there, but luckily we took enough measurements to make everything work out sound.  All the equipment for the closet installation came to about $400! *yikes*  Although it’s not THAT bad considering the options that were out there.

If you get home installation it usually runs about $2000+ depending on what options you get. All-in-all I felt like we did a pretty darn good job!  We got all the pieces we needed and when we got home we didn’t have to run back to Home Depot for things we ‘forgot’ because we didn’t forget anything! YAY!  Win/Win! It took us about 2 hours to install and was a LOT easier than the previous closets.  Now we have a beautiful closet system to match the beautiful paintings!  Also, the wire closet allows you to see a lot of the background and it’s just a really awesome closet.  Can’t wait to show you when it’s all done!!!

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The Nursery and coming up with a theme! (The beginning)


When we first started to look around at nursery ideas Scott and I were a little disappointed to say the least.  Our tastes are a bit more eclectic than the average person and it doesn’t help that I’m an artist through to the soul.

Besides health and nutrition, my other passion is painting.  I love painting!  I’ve been thinking about creating another (separate) blog that will have all my artwork featured in it as a gallery only, that’s in the future.  For now, I’m focusing on completing tasks at hand and there is plenty to do!  I really don’t need to add to that plate, but it is a goal of mine!

Back to the nursery ideas…We saw a few things that were cute but most left us feeling empty.  I wanted to feel connected to the story and the life that was surrounding our little baby as she grew into a little girl.  I also wanted something that aligned with who we were as people too.  Something magical and fun!  When I was a little girl, I would escape into my imaginary world and create all sorts of magical things that surrounded me.  As an adult, I have the power to do that in real life and what better place than to express that magical land than my very own daughter’s room??

While shopping at Whole foods, Scott and I came across a book series with artwork that really appealed to both of us.  The books were next to these stuffed characters that looked like the front cover of the books.  I couldn’t put my finger on it, but every time I went to the store and walked past it I was really drawn to the books.  I hadn’t even read them, yet!

A couple weeks after looking through nursery ideas and not finding anything, I finally let it go.  I was tired of thinking about it and I told Scott that I’m just going to let it come to me.  I think he even mentioned that concept a few times during the moments I was really overthinking it.  So, I did.  I left it up to the Universe to guide me as I was open and willing.

The next day while at Whole Foods I saw that book again.  This time I walked up to the book and decided I was going to read it.

The monster in the bubble

I opened the book and immediately I was draw to the life of the colors and artwork.  As I continued to read I started to recognize the emotions that this monster was feeling and of course began to cry.  *cleanup on aisle 9*

It was truly a touching book.  The story was inspirational and explored emotions in a very playful yet serious way.  No doubt I was getting this book and there were many other books too!   Then it hit me…the nursery theme should be THIS!  Excited I couldn’t wait to see my husband so I could purpose this idea.  I knew he had already enjoyed the artwork but I wanted him to connect to the story too!  So, at home we sat on the couch and then I read it aloud to him.  Of course I did tear up while reading it too. (I wonder if I’ll be able to read it to the little one without crying…)  I think I even saw a tear in my husband’s eyes.

Well, needless to say he agreed and the next day I went on the Worry Woo website and ordered the first big purchase for the nursery… the theme!  🙂  I ordered all the books and all the stuffed animals that went with the books.  So you can imagine I was excited when the BOX arrived!!

Worry Woo BoxWorry Woo Wince Back of PosterWorry Woo Bag

Worry Woo Open Collection

Worry Woo Wall hangings 2 Worry Woo Wall hangings

There was a poster and a bag included that I didn’t specifically order.  The bottom 2 pictures are prints on canvas of each character that was available, only 4 of the 6.  I’ll keep my eye out for the other 2 as they may be in production!

So, let’s introduce the characters…

I must start with the inspiration of all to come Mr. Squeek the monster of innocence.
Isn’t he SO cute!?

Worry Woo 5

Next monster, Miss Nola the monster of loneliness…

Worry Woo 2

and Rue, he’s the monster of insecurity…

Worry Woo 1

Fuddle, the monster of confusion…

Worry Woo 3

Wince, the monster of worry AND the worry bug as the worry bug!

Worry Woo 4

and last but not least Twitch, the monster of frustration…
(coming soon, I got the stuffed character but for some reason not the book, book is on order)

So, as you can see there are a lot of monsters!  Something also tells me that the author isn’t going to stop making monsters either, so hopefully this will be something we can collect over the years!  🙂

When I first came up with the idea, I knew that I wanted to have the characters on a shelf on the wall next to the animal that corresponded with the book, but what I didn’t know was that I would be SO inspired by the book that not only would it be the general theme, I’d paint the walls to match some of the scenes from the books!  That’s where the artist in me gets to jump for joy at this awesome challenge!

This week, I’ve cleared off my calendar (for the most part) and I’ve been prepping and working on the room that will be the nursery!

Fortunately, the room was a guest room and not something like an office.

A picture of our guest room, one last time before it is transformed.  *sniff* part of me will miss you guest room.  The other part of me is READY for the new adventure!! WOO HOO!

(The paintings were done by yours truly)
GuestRoom

Except, after a lot of baby shopping needing a place to store things for the house transformation, the guest room ended up looking like this:

Guestroommess

Moving on from the guest room will be a wonderful thing because the room will actually have SO much more life in it!  We’ll be getting a daybed that she can move to after her crib days and that way when Nana comes, she’ll have a place to sleep.  🙂

Grandpa will too, if he ever finds time to make it across the country! 😉

This is the start of the process of transforming the guest room into a nursery!  I’ll keep you posted with updates so you can watch the transformation unfold before your very eyes.  This week, I’ll be very busy with painting and working on the nursery.  The next post I’ll show you the tools I got and setting everything up to paint.

Thanks for reading my blog, talk to ya’ll soon!

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