These are a few of my favorite things!!
A frame I painted and distressed for baby boy McCash.
A fun, funky tassel I found at Tuesday Mornings! It is huge and I LOVE it!!
Hobby Lobby recently had their canvases on sale and I bought two of the biggest ones to do some personalized artwork on! I can't wait to get started!
Tonight, Robin, a dear friend of mine, had a bachelorette party at Noodles. It was fun getting the old "gang" together to catch up and visit! Robin's wedding is Saturday, so expect more pictures of that soon. After the wedding, her and her husband, who is a musician, are moving to L.A. They are such a fun couple!
Robin's cake was yummy!
Grace, Suzette, and Rachel
Miranda and me-
(me looking hot and bloated from this HOT summer weather!!)
Robin holding a scrapbook page I made for her wedding album.
Suzette, Robin's younger sister, making Robin look glamorous! : )
Suzette's older sister, Heather.
Saturday morning, I have another wedding shower to attend for another friend, and then Robin's wedding at 4:00. Whew! This is the summer of weddings and babies!
The following are a sneak peak of the nursery progress. My goal was to have the nursery finished in September, which would give me three months of relaxation before baby McCash comes. I think we are going to reach our goal, which I am pumped about. I HATE waiting to the last minute to do stuff. I am excited about getting it done. Today, I actually found my drapery fabric at Hancocks in Fayetteville. It is an olive crushed velvet and was on sale for $7.00 a yard! Woot! That is pretty much free if you know anything about how much upholstery material costs. My granny is sewing them for me this weekend. They will be floor to ceiling and puddle a bit. They will great with the bedding.
Now, let me warn you- this paint is not finished. I think David panicked a bit when I told him I was doing a post tonight of his progress. For those of you who know David, you know he is just as OCD as I am when it comes to projects being PERFECT. In fact, he may be a bit worse than me. David won't even let me touch a paintbrush. I can paint canvas all day, but if it involves the house, he totally takes over. See this link HERE to see his masterpiece in the dining room. I was totally planning on painting the dining room when we built last year, but he took over my project and never gave it back!
So.. David wants me to tell you that he is not finished. The stripes need a bit more work, and none of the outlet covers or chandelier and fan covers are screwed back on. That being stated, here in the progress...
When we had our house built a year ago, we had the painters paint all of the ceilings at 50% of the wall color. The yellow here is Sherwin Williams Anjou Pear, and it is in our guest bedroom and master. The ceiling is just a lighter, creamier version.
David started by painting the ceiling our trim color, Sherwin Willimas Vanallin.
Almost all of the walls will be this olive color called Caraway Shield. It is not sage or lime, but more of a true deep olive color.
David doesn't paint with tape or drop cloth, so it makes me nervous to watch. He does use tape, however, when he needs straight lines for a design of some kind.
David measuring for the chocolate stripes to run the ceiling from the window wall, which is the crib wall. I plan on putting the crib on that wall and having the drapes gather and frame it out.
Running tape to get straight lines- the window wall will be painted the same chocolate as the stripes in order to make the bedding pop. : )
I LOVE it! Pictures don't do it justice, folks. It is really stunning in person.
The chocolate on the wall will dry as dark as the stripes, but when I took these pictures, it was still really wet.
David said he will paint more tomorrow night, so I can't wait to see how it looks when he totally finishes everything! Bless that man's heart- I went out for a girls' night and he painted until 10:30 p.m. He has to be at work at 6:30 tomorrow morning to catch the night shift crew at the plant to go over their work and have them run some projects he needs. He is enjoying being an engineer there, but it is a lot of hours and responsibility to oversee, so I truly do appreciate the time he is giving my "honey-do" lists. : ) Thanks, honey!
I am really outta my mind... between nursery decor, wedding showers, and getting my classroom ready for open house on the 12th, I have also been making my Christmas cards. With a four-week old at Christmas, I can't imagine having the time to realistically handmake my annual 165 Christmas cards. But! We have been been married for seven years and I make them every year, no exceptions. So, the last two weeks, I have been making 10 a night,and they are about finished. I only lack about 20. It feels sooo nice to have that finished. All I have to do is slap on a family photo and add the newsletter. Baby McCash's name is already on each one, so I feel good about using them as a birth announcement combo also.
Well.... we have been busy around here, but are doing well. I think I will reveal the baby's name in the couple of weeks after I get some artwork painted. Until then, my job as a teacher is about to take over. David and I met for lunch at Subway today, and two boys came in after us. I gasped when I saw how big they were. They were from the first batch of kids I ever taught. My first group are going into the 8th grade and are so tall. I'm pumped about getting back into the classroom where I know God has called me.
Come visit us again soon!