It always amazes me what a little paint and artwork can do. We recently updated our kitchen door, and I love the drama it adds to the room and how much more sophisticated it feels. Keep reading to see the before and after!
The countdown is on! Only three more weeks, give or take, until we meet our baby boy. I love how the nursery is turning out so far, and wanted to share a few snaps with you guys. While most people like to have the nursery fully done before baby’s arrival, I guess I’ve learned that’s not really my style ;). It took us a while to finish Piper’s nursery, but we loved it so much it was well worth the wait. Looks like we’re on the same track with this little guy, since we’ve had a lot of other projects going on as well. We’ve completed a complete bathroom gut and renovation this year, and are working on a master bedroom revamp, so we’ve been busy!
We still have to get a changing table, hang and decorate some shelves, and put up some curtains. One thing I have to constantly remind myself if we don’t get it all done is that he’ll never know the difference ;). He’ll be in our room for a couple of months anyway, so we’ve been putting a lot of energy towards that room to make it nice and cozy.
We’ve been trying to talk to Piper a lot about the new baby. She knows ‘baby boy’ is in mommy’s tummy, and she loves to go play in his room. We also have doctor’s appointments once a week now, so when we go she knows we’re going to listen to baby brother. I’m planning on taking her to pick out a gift for him, and then we’ll have a gift for her from him when she comes to meet him at the hospital.
It’s all getting so real, and it’s hard to believe we’ll be a family of four in a matter of weeks! In the meantime, you’ll find me cleaning with every spare second and soaking in time with Piper as our only little one.
This summer we’ll have been in our home for four years. Sometimes it feels like we just moved in yesterday. I can hardly believe it’s been four years! So much has happened in this home. We’ve stopped and started jobs, brought home a new baby, been way in over our head in renovations, made countless memories, and soon we’ll be bringing home another baby!
I’m probably a little extra sentimental right now ;), but I thought I would share with you guys today what I’ve learned in 4 years of home ownership…the good, the bad, and the ugly!
We decided to get a mini christmas tree for Piper’s room this year, and I’m so glad we did. She loves to go up to it and admire her ornamanets, and she always points to it and says “christmas tree.” We went to target together and she helped me pick out each ornament, which makes it extra special to me. She particularly loves the elephants and the nutcrackers ;). I’m going to be so sad to take it down when Christmas is over. My good friend Jessi snagged some pictures of us decorating it, and I’m so glad I have these. Piper is growing so fast right before our eyes and I want to remember everything, and hang onto every moment.