I hope everyone had a nice weekend! I did! David left Friday afternoon to go on a canoe trip with two buddies from church, and though I missed him, I LOVED the "me" time. Mom, Rachel and I got "back-to-school" pedicures and manicures, and mom and I did a lot of girly shopping.
Thank you to everyone who left such sweet comments about our precious Harbor. I am the world's worst about leaving comments on all the blogs I read, but I want you to know that I am reading most of your blogs and I so appreciate how kind you have been to drop me a line or two. If I haven't yet visited your blog, keep coming to see me, and I promise I will! Things are so busy for us right now. : )
This weekend, I framed several pictures to hang on our vacation wall. It was much overdue! To hear more about our "vacation" wall, visit this old post here.
I found some really cute maternity wear at Forever 21 and Old Navy. I love the cream, silk top from Forever 21 because it has a really pretty vintage touch with the rhinestones. I can't wait to wear it to work with some black leggings.
Mom and I went to Kohls Saturday night and I found some fun frames. I love how big and creamy the white one is. I am going to have to clear some major wall space to find room to hang pictures of Harbor! My walls are packed full as it is. : )
Some new frames for the sofa table...
A dear friend of mine, Betty, came by a week ago and dropped off a huge bag of antique brooches, earrings, and nick knacks that she had been collected for me. Betty is so sweet. These shells were part of a necklace that I broke apart and used to decorate a frame with a picture from our recent Gulf Shore's trip. Thanks, Betty!
This weekend, we hung a painting in our bedroom above our bench. Do you remember me making that bench? Oh my goodness.... We were going to hang it the nursery if it was a girl, but since it is not, we hung it in place of a round mirror that is sadly now sitting in our garage, homeless.
Before David left on his trip, he came home with a big surprise for me!! I was so excited to see the 4th season of 90210 was out! Yippee!! I have all the seasons thus far and am totally addicted to them. Cheesy, I know.
After about five coats of metallic paint, the finials are ready to be installed. They look sooo good on the wall with the curtains. I love them! David cut out some small square pieces of wood and installed them under the finials just to make sure they stuck out from the wall enough to catch the drapes, because that fabric is heavy. These finials from Lowes are actually supposed to be screwed onto the ends of a curtain rod. Oh well... I re-invented them. Ha, ha!
Another project was to mod-podge and glaze some fun paper to Harbor's monogram to hang above his window. It was a cheap and easy project. I love mod-podge by the way. My mom mod-podged tons of stuff when I was a kid. Does anyone else mod-podge regularly?
Harbor's little haven is feeling more and more complete with every project. I really feel at peace with the way it is coming together. I find myself lingering there longer and longer, rocking in the chair with Bichon... It is a very pretty place to sit- the big window looks out over our acre full of trees and it feels like a tree house.
The bedding is really fun. Even I was surprised at how it looks- and I designed it! I was thrilled to pick it up and bring it home after only three short weeks. She even apologized it took so long to make! I was like, "Are you kidding me??" She told me that she liked it so much she wanted to feature it an upcoming issue of the NWA magazine, Peekaboo! She said to look for it in the October issue. I am familiar with the NWA Kids' Directory, but not so much Peekaboo. Do any of you NWA girls know where to find this magazine? I think the mall has them, but I am not sure.
Friday night, my friend Lyndsey and her son son, Hudson, came over for a few hours. Lyndsey's hubby was pulling up carpet in order to lay hardwood floors in their living room and hallway. I was happy to have them over. Hudson and Bichon played together in the pantry, stacked and re-stacked my orange Fanta cans, and even tested out the new crib. They both thought it was fabulous.. for about two seconds. : )
Have a good week!