Pregnancy: Weeks 4-11

First trimester is officially over!  Baby is perfectly healthy so I could not be any happier!!  Getting through the first trimester has been bittersweet for me.  I’m so glad that the sweet little babe is happy and healthy, but these few months have gone by so fast.  As eager as I am to meet this little nugget, I don’t want to rush the last few months that Anth and I have alone together.  I’m trying to soak in all the time I can with my favorite guy.

Without further ado, here he/she is at 11 weeks!

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Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better than this….

I’m not even sure where to start with this besides WE’RE HAVING A BABY!!!  Holy moly I could not be more excited.  You think about what it will be like when you find out and just how exciting it will be but it’s oh so much more than that.  I’m literally bursting with joy!  Everyone that I walk by I just want to shout: “Guess what?!  I’m pregnant!”  Gah!  Let’s back-track to how this all started… Continue reading

Cleaning Trim, Window Sills and Doors

What I’m about to show you is so bad that it really doesn’t even need that much of an intro.  I’ll tell you one thing: there was a chore in my house that was way, WAY overdue.  Like, so far past due that this was happening… DSC_1879and this.. DSC_1877 Really bad, right?  That’s just not ok.  And it’s not just the doors that are housing this stuff, it’s the white trim too. DSC_1880 Friends, don’t be like me.  Don’t let your home get to this state.  Eh!  Don’t get me wrong, I knew this stuff needed to be cleaned.  But when you look at this everyday, it’s almost as if you create a shield that blocks the hideous dirt from your vision.  Great at the time, not so great when you actually put on your big girl pants and take a good look around.  And it’s not just the dirt that lands in the little crevices.  There’s also dirt on the doors from grimey little fingers. DSC_1876 I.can’ Continue reading

Electric box, be gone!

Ok, how many of you have a super annoying, in-your-face electric box right smack in the middle of the entryway to your home?  Hopefully, not many of you!  I mean, come on, right here, that big, really?DSC_1670

Before this stylin’ gal came into this home, there was a pretty little calendar “covering” the electrical box.  What do you think, do you notice it?DSC_1673

How about now?DSC_1672

Oh, you mean the fact that the bottom of the calendar sticks out about 5 inches due to the bulkiness of it is giving it away?  DARN!  Eh, men.

For quite a while now, I’ve been on the lookout for a painting that would cover the box completely.  Well, I was having trouble finding the right piece.  So, I thought about what I really wanted to see on the wall and put my brain to work.  Enter, the cutest little nugget:


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Bookshelf Makeover, Baby!

DSC_1578 Finally.  FINALLY, the spare bedroom is starting to come together and not look like such a disorganized mess.  I pride myself in being a very neat person, but this was kind of like my Monica closet (except, well, room).  Between the wedding decorations that I still need to part way with (I’m sorry, but it’s tough!), the gifts, and any miscellaneous items we’d pick up and throw in there “just for the time being”, it was starting to get a bit outrageous.

What’s the best way to organize in such a small space?  Shelving!  Baskets!  A clean-freak’s best friend.  What’s even better is that this bookshelf was FREE!  Our old roommate left it behind and I was a bit skeptical at first.  It’s big, clunky, blah, but it’s functional.  It just needed a little facelift.  And here’s how this hefty guy has put us on the right track to a clean, happy room…

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