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Things I’m Making: Christmas Edition

Hello! Here’s a quick, somewhat messy update on a few things I’ve made for the home this holiday season.

Let’s start of with Christmas pillows. Because, I can’t help it. I’m always changing out the covers on our throw pillows and more often than not, I’m making new ones instead of reusing…oops. I’m trying to get better at reusing. The blue one is from last year but the red and beige ones are new.

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A Change of Space

I have more things to blog about other than just baby things, and here’s proof. We got a new chair for the living room and a new table! And while we’re talking about new things, we’re also in the process of installing new floors! Remember my post about our floor water leak? Well because of that, we got a chance at picking new flooring and we also decided to install it ourselves. And by “we” I mean Russell is doing all the installing, ha. Thanks Russ!

Let’s start with the chair. (more…)

30 Week Pregnancy Update

30 Weeks 🙂

I did it! I made it to the milestone known as the 30 week pregnancy mark. Cue the anxiety and the excitement!

I’ve been watching videos on YouTube for the past few weeks and listening to different women’s 30 week pregnancy updates. Everyone looks so cheerful and hopeful at 30 weeks. Then I watch their labor and delivery vlog/video and they look like they’re in a lot of pain. Then I watch their post labor video and newborn update, and they look tired…but one thing I always wait for when I watch these videos is when the mom holds her baby for the first time after delivery. I’m always crying at those parts. Or when they’re doing their post labor update and they tell you how tired they are but then they show you their baby and you see the moms light up. That’s the feeling and moment I want to bottle and focus on when I have to push this little giant out.

Anyway, here’s some specifics on my 30 week mark: (more…)

DIY | Baby Mobile

I wanted to make something special for baby…let’s be honest, there are a ton of items both Russell and I want to make for baby. We’re currently on hardcore nesting mode. This involved us blocking off days on our calendar because we hadn’t realized how fast our days filled up when we kept saying yes to things. So for our sanity, we’re buckling down and spending more time at home to get it ready for Baby Henry.

One of the projects I took on – and more importantly, finished – is a baby mobile! I honestly did not know how this was going to go. Also, I had already been gifted a musical, rotating mobile by my sis-in-law since she had an extra one. The fancy one is actually on the crib but the one I made is hanging in our room. I love it. I’m hoping baby Henry will like to stare up at it when I breast feed him in our room.

Here’s how I made the mobile: (more…)