Tuesday, August 17, 2010

We did it!

Yes we did it! I painfully went through all of London's little boy clothes (from 0-3T). As well as random things to sell and then watching my parents and Scott haul all the furniture we had to sell out to the carport in the muggy heat. We ended up selling all of our furniture and what clothes and books and toys did not sell my folks took to their house to have another yard sale in a few weeks.
We kicked it back up to IKEA on Sunday and bought our prized corner desk hutch!
Here is Scott following all 30 something steps to put it together.
He so kicks butt!

Scott adjusting it's location and then adding the doors!

Adding cork board to the inside of the doors!

And everything fits just perfect! No wires exposed for little hands to get into. Both our printers and my scanner fit in there just right! We are very happy with our purchase. Now I can focus on getting London's new room in order and better yet the new nursery fixed up. So much to do still but we are getting there! Yay!

Monday, August 9, 2010

IKEA goodness!

I have been wanting these shelves from IKEA for a while and my friend Kristal got them for her playroom. Well that was the push I needed to see how totally awesome they are.

Scott was off this weekend so I got this burst of energy and inspiration (finally) to get some things done around the house. I admit I am only 19 weeks so I think it is still a little early for the "nesting phase" but if I have some energy I will take it and run with it. After what feels like an eternity of having no motivation this is a much welcomed change!

Scott put them together last night after London went to bed. I helped a little but we all know I am pretty much useless when it comes to anything heavy at this point in time. Once they were together and we moved the small bookshelf into the kitchen to house our collection of shoes I got to work filling the cubbies with toys and books! What fun to get things up off the floor and onto the shelves. We are having a yard sale this coming weekend to sell a bunch of furniture and things that we just don't have room for, so believe it or not the front foyer playroom will also become the office when it is all said and done.

Here is our next project. Like I said we are having a yard sale this weekend to get rid of so many things and hopefully make enough $ to get this bad boy! You can find it at IKEA online HERE. We saw it yesterday at IKEA and added it to our wish list. It is a beauty and a problem to our "having to move the office" issue. Very soon we will be shifting London into our current guest room/office and then the new baby will be in his old room which we will transform back into a nursery. The thing that has been stressing me out is once we moved the office (desktop, scanner, 2 printers and much more) out into one of our main living spaces then all the wires would be exposed and just waiting for a child who will probably be crawling around in a year or so to get into. This corner work station is going to solve this issue. Not only does it just take up a corner (which we now have available thanks to the new shelves) but the doors close all the cords up and we can put child locks on it. What a relief! I am a happy mama. :)

Look at all that space, it is deep too and I really thing that every thing (but the bulk of our files) will fit!!!!

Scott celebrated his birthday this week. Needless to say I am not much of a baker (I am super proud of myself when I make rice crispy treats). I picked up a little Sarah Lee Key Lime pie and it was the perfect size, not a crumb left between the two of us. lol

Last weekend my friend Eden, who I met 5 years ago when she came to the states for the first time, came to visit on her travels. She just turned 21 this week and has been to almost 20 countries. She just finished traveling South America for the past 9 months and came through for a few nights before a few more stops and then back home to Israel. What a life, she is going back to save up for a trip to India, such an inspirations!

Anyway, as you can see here London had a great time with her. She chased him and tickled him and he just thought she was great!

I must get back to going through little boy clothes among other things to get ready for this yard sale. I need to get that desk. When you think about it I have to clear one room out to get the next room cleared and ready to get the next room cleared and ready...and so on!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Baby Girl!!!

We are so excited to announce that our little swimmer is a GIRL! I was totally convinced that I was going to be the mom of 2 boys but was very happy with the news. Really we were just so excited to see the 4 little chambers of her heart beating strongly. Every thing looked great at the ultra sound. Now we have a lot of work to do b/c all we have are little boy clothes and shoes. lol

Hello little sweet baby girl profile. :)

Here is a new piece I finished last week.

This one is called "Mountain House" and you can find it here in my Etsy shop. I did this big open space piece but it just did not seem complete so I added a little cabin.

It is fabric on wood and 10" x 10".

It has been super hot and humid here so we gave London his first buzz cut. I think it look really cute on him. Not sure how long we will keep it this way but at least through August and probably the beginning of Sept. I can't believe that London starts 3 day 3's in a month. I think we are both ready for it though. He told me the other day that we was going to learn how to read at school. I though that was so cute.

Stay cool...it will be Autumn before we know it, I can't wait!