Monday, August 29, 2011

the animal print shop

Have you seen The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose?!?!
Beautiful and simple photography with the cutest animals = dream nursery art!
Her limited edition prints are pretty pricey, but the 8x10 size isn't too bad... now if I could just decide on which animals I want!  The baby Zebu, Lamb and White Tiger are my favorites, but I also love the sheep profile, fox, and bear.  I'll have to decide eventually or else I'll be spending my money to fill the walls with beautiful photography and not furniture in the nursery.  Head over to the website and let me know which ones are your favorites? {here}
and {here} is a link to her blog

Saturday, August 27, 2011

and so it begins...

My goal was to have the nursery cleared out and ready by the time we found out if baby g was a boy or girl.  The next step was to order the crib and start my search for fabrics and furniture :)  Yard sales have turned out to be quite successful and I'll have some posts soon showing diy projects.  The crib arrived last week (the day the girls left) and Patrick got to working on putting it together... unfortunately silly Target left out a few screws in the hardware set and one was too stripped to use, so while the majority of the crib is up, we are waiting on a replacement hardware set!  The nursery decorating has begun and we are getting so excited!
The furs love when we let them in the nursery and they kept a close eye on Patrick as he worked on the crib.

girls weekend

We had such a fun time with Lindsey and Chelsea when they came to visit!  And of course the time went by WAY too quick!  Thank you girls for an awesome weekend :)  Miss ya already!
 The furs moped around for days after the girls left... Reagan was especially sad :(

(and there's the baby bump- 23 weeks!)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


While the girls were in town we decided to get some Feathers!!!  I am always to nervous to change my hair style in any way, but a little feather can't hurt :)  and I can tuck it under my hair and all 3 feathers are completely hidden.  Lindsey and Chelsea's feathers are so cute!  We are so glad we did it:

Day at the Stockyards

Thursday, August 18, 2011


My family had the opportunity to go to Africa this summer on a mission trip!  I wish I could have gone :)  My sister uploaded some of the group's photos onto my computer when she was in town.  After searching through some and editing a few... maybe they will look cute in the nursery?  especially the precious baby elephant and its momma :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

cloudy and cool

 I never thought I would be so excited for a cloudy day!  Last week, we woke up to raindrops and cloud coverage- wonderful even if just for a morning :)  The other hot days we have been staying indoors and treating the furs to late night swims with our friends and their new puppy!  

I'm getting ready for a weekend with friends!!!!  Lots to come- including nursery fabrics and sewing projects :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Refreshing Recipes

It's HOT here- like record-breaking- HOT.  While I work indoors enjoying the A/C and thanking the Lord I'm not 9 months pregnant... it's still hard to turn on the oven or eat anything remotely warm.  Here are a couple recipes I'm going to try and make.  They all look so cool and refreshing!
yummy salsa from {here}
Avocado toast from {here}
 Pioneer Woman's Cowboy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork {here}
Perfect Iced Coffee {here}
BLT Panzanella {here}

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Joyfully Blue!

A few days ago, I let the dogs outside and noticed a bright blue feather on the patio.  It was beautiful!  We were scheduled to find out the sex of baby g next Tuesday, so I thought this might be a little sign that my feeling of having a boy might just be true :)

Little did I know that we would actually be finding out a little sooner... like this morning!!!!!!!  My appointment was changed and it was a rare weekend that their sonogram technicians were in on a Saturday! With all the kicking baby g has been doing, I figured we would be able to tell boy or girl... but I didn't know it would be this obvious:

It's a BOY!!!!!!!!!
He moved around a lot, but mostly stayed with his head facing out towards the camera :)  Love these next few pictures... it is amazing all the details you can see:
and here is a really tacky phone pic of my growing belly at 20 weeks!  Half way there!!!
We are so excited to be having a little boy!  I just knew it was a boy all along :)
If you have tissues handy, watch this video of Brad Paisley singing Anything Like Me: