Monday, May 12, 2008

Weekend Catch-up

A lot happening at our house this weekend! We are in the final countdown to baby (1 month or less!) and trying to get our house ready for any upcoming visitors. P has been working feverishly on finishing a room in our basement to use as a guest room. Most of the basement was already finished...during the second trimester I had a burst of energy and did lots of fun decorating down there! This weekend he put the finishing touches on the guest room. Who wants to come and try it out??

We had a quest room upstairs which became A's new room...her old room became the nursery...and we moved all the guest room furniture to the basement...confused yet? This was her old day bed. And we put a trundle underneath so we've got room for 2!

This old dresser was a gift from my parents for one of our anniversaries. I love the shabby aqua paint job! And the crazy lamp with the funky sash!
This was P's solution for covering up the ugly sump pump that resides in that room. Pretty clever guy huh??
And a cute little niche he made me so I would have a spot for display on the entry wall.

We finished off the baby's room as well...ready anytime for him to make his debut! I've shared some pictures already of parts of his room but here are just a few more!
And a sweet friend of mine, Jen of little*red*wagon, sent me a fun surprise package with all sorts of goodies! If you aren't familiar with her designs you must check her out! Included in the package was a huge stack of remnant knit pieces perfect for our new baby I spent an afternoon sitting at my sewing machine (not exactly bed rest but it might qualify for chair rest?) making a couple of little things for our little guy to wear!
Had to make him his own "name blanket"...I sell a ton of these locally and love to make them as gifts so I figured he needed one of his own!
Sunday we enjoyed a nice quiet Mother's Day. P cooked a yummy lunch and the girls got me flowers. Not just ANY flowers though...they hid down in the basement and made me this fantastic bouquet of tissue paper flowers...brought them up to me in a sweet vase with some homemade cards :) They just make me SMILE!
And last night we took A too her spring violin recital. My heart just melts watching her play! She looks like such a little peanut up there with all those big kids! She is on the far right :)

I hope everyone enjoyed their special day! Whew...I think I need a nap!


Lala said...

Hi Jenn!!! What fun to see all the PICS!!! LOVE the finished nursery!!! Can i just say... I NEVER get tired of seeing "A" playing her violin!!! CUTE as ALWAYS!!!


THanks for sharing!!!

Love, Lala

Little*Precious Boutique said...

Everything is absolutely adorable!! You have been BUSY this weekend!! Olivia has that same quilt set (on the daybed) in her room now...I'm hoping we won't have to change bedding for a LONG time.

Love to see what you're up to, it's always something fun! ;)

Erin said...

LOVE the color in the guest room/basement- do you remember what it's called and where you got it?

Little guys room is adorable! Love the name blanket, do you sell those anywhere not locally? hehe

little pumpkin grace said...


I'm in love with the avocado green dresser/changing table and the mirror!!!! And the vintage planes are TDF! Your soon-to-be-here son will LOVE his nursery!

The bouquet of paper flowers are just the sweetest thing - I'm sure they made your day! Happy belated mother's day :)

modkidboutique said...

OMG... this posting was absolute eye candy! WOW, WOW, WOW! I love everything... the guest room and the baby's room and OMG ... the name blankets? I used that same blanket from Target to make our friends a baby blanket back in January! Isn't that fun??? And I am speechless about your little one up there playing the violin. WOW, again! Soooo cool!

Jenn said...

Thanks so much gals!

Erin...I'm always up for making a name blanket ;) I have some super sweet girly blankets in stock...some in hot pink too which I LOVE!

I LOVED the colors of that blanket too Patty! So fun and fresh!

Oh and the brown paint is my FAV color...A's bedroom is the same brown! It is Sherwin Williams "nuthatch"...the best brown I have found so far!


Erin said...

Jenn, I need a name blanket- but first we need to pick a name...!

~love said...

i love that comforter, the dresser colors and that chocolate brown wall color!! =) fun pics!
happy belated mother's day!

Rebekah said...

That green dresser is amazing!

Did you make that bedspread on the daybed? Very bright & cheerful!

that*funky*boutique said...

hi Jenn! Doing some catch up reading your blog. Loving all the bright and fresh photos!
That little green dresser is adorable!!

Hope you are doing well. Sorry to hear you are on bedrest. Hoping this last few weeks go well!


Swede at Heart said...

Love, love love the chocolate. Thank you for sharing the color! After sweet baby boy makes his appearance, you MUST take me to that shabby furniture store you've told me about.