May 29, 2009

Show Us Where You Live

This week Kelly is doing children's rooms and nurseries. Since I don't have Silas' room finished I thought I would just post some pictures of the items that I know for sure will be going into the room. I posted about his closet and painting his room here. You can see the wall color in some of the pictures. I will post better pictures of the walls once his furniture comes in. I have been on the search for bedding and I am getting beyond frustrated because I have in mind certain colors I want to use and pretty much have the whole bedroom planned out but I can not find any bedding with those colors. I am pretty stubborn once I have my mind set on something so I hope I can find something I want and not have to settle. We are going to my brother's house this weekend and Monday on our way home we are going to Babies-R-Us for me to register and I am hoping to find something there or either some pieces and I can put together to make a set. We will see!

Here are some pictures of his furniture. I hope to have it ordered by next week. It is made by Bonavita and it is the Metro style. I first saw it several months ago in Baby Bundles in Northport and fell in love. I am going to order the set in Chocolate which is a really dark brown (some pieces in the pictures look black but it is not that dark in person). I think it will look perfect against the green walls. We are also going ahead and ordering the rails to make it a full size bed for when he gets bigger. I ordered the nightstand to use by my glider for now and it will later on be used by his bed when we convert the crib. My mom gave me a glider and I am painting it a dark brown and recovering it in a tan material. I am hoping to start on that project this next weekend. I am using the dresser as my changing table. I am a little weird I guess in the fact that I don't like baby furniture to look like baby furniture so I didn't want a separate changing table. Over the dresser I have a pair of Buck's overalls that he wore as a child that I am having framed and then will have floating shelves to hold pictures and other small items. All in all I have the complete room pictured in my head and now I just have to get it done!

May 27, 2009

Where does the time go???

I missed Kelly's house tour this past week. It was the dining room and right now our dining room and the den attached are where all my projects and things I need to go through are stored so those rooms are a mess! This past weekend mom and I painted the nursery (yes it was well ventilated and I didn't inhale anything I wasn't supposed too!) and started working on getting the room ready for when the furniture comes in. I got the closet completely cleaned out and mom and I went to Lowe's on Sunday to buy a whole new system for the nursery closet. I wanted more than just a shelf and one rod so I bought a system where I could put three shelves total and a rod and they are all adjustable. We got all of that installed and I even bought all the canvas baskets for the shelves. I also got a new ceiling fan for the room and it is put together and just waiting on my daddy to come down and install. I posted some pics below of the room and closet before and after.

I promise I don't dress like this but these are my paint clothes! My momma made me take a picture of me working on Silas' room!

These pictures don't really do justice to the wall color. The color is beautiful and exactly what I wanted. This weekend mom and I are going to visit my brother and on our way home we are spending the day in Birmingham. We plan on going to a couple of baby stores and then to a fabric store to pick out the fabric for his bedding. I will post pictures when I get something picked out!

May 25, 2009

Psycho Preggo Lady!

I am almost embarrassed to post this but it is stuff like this that I know once I am no longer pregnant I will look back on and laugh about!

Last night, Buck and I were getting ready to go to his mom's to eat supper. I had been working on Silas' room all day and was tired to begin with and then had to get a shower and get ready to go over there. Well I had gotten hot while in the shower and then even hotter as I was drying my hair. By the time I got to getting my clothes on I was ill and hot! That does not make for a nice pregnant lady. I had my jeans on and I was looking for a shirt I wanted to wear. I knew it was clean because I had just washed it. After I looked through my closet, the laundry room, the dryer and the basket of clothes waiting to get folded and still couldn't find it, I started yelling for Buck. He came running (because I was kind of yelling like a crazy woman but I would never dare tell him that I admitted that) and wanted to know what was wrong. I put him to finding my black shirt and NO not the one that was laying on top of the basket. I wasn't blind. That is the other black shirt. Why can't men understand that just because they are both black shirts that they are not the same? After digging for a minute he held up a white and black striped shirt. Did he not hear me? Did I say black and white???? NO! Finally he found my shirt and asked very quietly if that was it and I said yes and walked calmly to the ironing board and finished getting dressed like nothing had happened. The crazy thing is I knew the whole time that I was acting crazy but I didn't care and couldn't stop! Poor Buck!

May 22, 2009

Another Graduation Cake

My girly graduation cake!

May 19, 2009

Graduation Cake

My latest cake...

May 15, 2009

Show Us Where You Live

Today is the guest bedroom. I will have to wait until after this weekend to post pictures because our guest bedroom is currently empty and being painted. We have two extra bedrooms in addition to our master bedroom. One of the rooms was being used as an office and one as an extra bedroom. We moved our office into the small room off of the den that was a sun room and our guest bedroom is currently being moved into the room that was our office. Confused???? The larger room was our guest bedroom and I wanted to use it for the nursery so we had to play fruit basket turn over with our rooms in order for that to happen. We have already painted one coat of paint and hopefully will be finishing up this weekend. I will link to Kelly's page when we are finished and I can put up pictures of the room completed!

UPDATED: We finished painting and got the bed moved in. I still have to get some pillows for this bed because I want to do several extra pillows to make the bed feel plush. Also, I ordered a luggage rack to go on the empty wall for guest to put their luggage on. I hung the big oval mirror behind the door because it didn't feel very sturdy on the door. I didn't want it to get broken. I also put a hook on the closet door for guest to hang their clothes because the inside of the closet is full of Buck's winter shirts. (Notice I did not say any of MY clothes were in there!) So for now it is finished...

May 13, 2009

My active little man...

Last night was one of my best nights pregnant yet! I was finished up folding laundry and washing dishes and got on the couch to settle in to watch DWTS. I had gotten my feet propped up and finally gotten comfortable when around 7:45pm I could feel Silas moving. This time was different from most though. I have been feeling him move for around 5 or 6 weeks now, but this time he was more active and the kicks and movements were harder. So I laid my hands on my belly and got really still and I felt him. From the outside. It was so wonderful! Then when he really got to moving I could see my belly moving. It was the most incredible thing I have ever felt or seen! I love it when he moves around and reminds me that he is in there and doing great. I can not wait for my little man to get here!

May 12, 2009

Mother's Day Weekend - Photos!

Here are some random photos of our Mother's Day gathering/crawfish eating. We had so much fun watching the kids play and eat crawfish!

This last picture is of my Aunt Darlene, my mom (in the middle) and my Grandmother!

We actually took tons of pictures but I just posted a few of the kids. Eating crawfish is a dirty job but it sure is yummy!

May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Weekend

All I can say is today I am completely exhausted! We had quite a busy weekend. Starting with Thursday night, Buck woke up in the middle of the night with some kind of flu virus/stomach bug. Friday was an extra long day because I didn't get much sleep. Buck stayed in the bed all day Friday so when I got home from work I had to start nursing him with medicine, powerade and chicken noodle soup. Laramie came home Friday night so I got to visit with him for a little while before I finally crashed Friday night. Saturday was just as long because I had to go to the flower shop at 7am and start working on presentation bouquets for the ballet recital at Southern Academy. I worked all day at the shop and then went home around 3pm to start cleaning house. I had to go back to shop with mom around 5:30pm and make a few more deliveries then we went off to the grocery store to get all of the food for our Mother's Day gathering on Sunday. Buck still didn't get out of the bed all day Saturday so I had to take care of him and get the house and yard ready for about 24 people coming on Sunday.

Yesterday was so much fun. I got up early to make a butterfinger cake and finish up cleaning the house and yard. Family starting arriving around 2:30pm or so and we starting cooking the crawfish and playing with the kids. The weather turned out perfect because it was a little overcast which kept it from being too hot. We all sat outside and just enjoyed being together. I can not wait until Silas gets here and is big enough to play with all of his cousins! I hope to get the camera from mom tonight and post a few pictures.

I also got my first Mother's Day cards. My mother-in-law sent me a sweet card in the mail. My brother gave me a gift card to Babys-R-Us and had a sweet note with it. It made me cry. Yesterday afternoon, even though Buck has been sick for the past three days, he got me a card that was really sweet too! I can't wait to celebrate Mother's Day next year when Silas is actually here!

May 8, 2009

Show Us Where You Live

Today is the living room. We actually have two living rooms in our house but one of them is just a big empty room right now. We have ideas for how we want to decorate the other room but we just don't have the funds to do it right now. For now, this is the living room we use as our main family room. It is small but super cozy!

This is the view coming from the kitchen. The door way you see leads to the hallway that leads to the rest of the house.

This fireplace is probably one of my favorite parts of our house. I am posting some pictures of this room from when we bought the house at the end of this post and you can see this fireplace has come a long way. I love the painted brick and my screen from Southern Living at Home. It has gas logs and I love, love, love being able to come home in the winter and just turning it on!
Going on around the room is the armoire that holds our TV. This is with the doors open. Of course the Golden Girls are on! I have a chair to fill the space to the left of the entertainment center but I haven't painted it or recovered the cushion. That is one of my next projects.
Here is a shot with the armoire doors closed. I love to be able to shut those doors when we have guest over and hide all the clutter that goes with having a TV.

This is standing in the corner between the fireplace and the armoire. Notice the cowboy hat...just one of the perks of living with a cattleman! The ottoman is one of my projects. It was an ugly old table I bought at a yard sale for $15. I added some paint and covered the top with batting and foam and some fabric and made a custom ottoman that fits our couch perfectly. The door on the left leads into our home office. It is one of the rooms that just got completed to make room for the baby nursery. The door on the right leads back into the kitchen.

This is the view standing in front of the door leading to the office and looking towards the entry into the kitchen.

Our recliner is absolutely the ugliest piece of furniture we own but my husband loves that thing. I want to get a new one but it is on the bottom of my priority list right now. The big white door leads into the laundry room. That whole wall with the door was not there when we bought the house. I hated the washer and dryer being in that small hole in the kitchen so we put up this wall and took a few feet away from the den to make a laundry room.

There are still a few things I would like to do in here. I want a new recliner of course and would love to have new curtains. One of the main things I want to do before the baby gets here is get a rug for our den. I have been searching and just haven't found one that I love yet.

Here are a few shots of the den before we moved in. It still amazes me what paint can do for a room!

May 6, 2009

21w1d Checkup

Today was my checkup at the OB. Buck went with me today so it was nice to have a day with him. I don't get to see him much these days because of work. Silas' heartbeat was 165. I just love to hear that sound! Everything else, blood pressure, urine, etc., was great. The doctor started measuring my belly this week and it measured right at 21cm which means Silas is growing right on track. I had a jump in my weight gain this time which the doctor said is perfectly normal for someone who was as sick as I was the first trimester. I am a little over half way and have only gained about half of the recommended weight gain. The only complaint I have these days is the swelling! My feet and hands swell so bad some days and I know the heat will only make it worse, but it will all be worth it once he gets here!

May 4, 2009


I haven't posted anything in a while so I thought I would try and play catch up. I have been super busy these past couple of weeks working on the house. Mom helped me paint the old sunroom/new office and I layed tile and hung new curtains and finally got all the furniture moved and set up. On Saturday I got the old office/new guest bedroom cleaned out and the walls prepped for paint. Sunday morning Mom and I went to Lowes and got the new paint and got one good coat put on the walls in there. Hopefully we will be finishing that room up tonight so I can get the furniture moved in the next day or so. I also got new plants for all of my planters for the porches and back yard and worked on those Sunday afternoon while Buck cut the grass. We got all the backyard furniture washed and put out and got our yards back to summer time condition. It looks so great out there now. This coming up Sunday, for Mother's Day, we are going to cook crawfish for our families and just have a casual afternoon to hang out back there. I am really looking forward to it so I hope the weather cooperates.

The pregnancy has been going great. I have had so much energy lately. I have to make myself take a break sometimes and remember that I am pregnant! I get hungry a lot more these days but still not just going crazy with food. My next OB appointment is Wednesday but it is just a check up. Hopefully I will get to hear his heartbeat again. I am anxious to see how much weight I have gained because my belly has really popped on out a little. I actually look pregnant now and not just chubby! We decided that his full name will be William Silas Washburn. We are going to call him Silas. The William is after Buck and the Silas we just liked. Plus he will have one initial after Buck and one after me.

Well I guess that is all for now!

May 1, 2009

Show Us Where You Live

One of my favorite blogs is Kelly's Korner. Kelly has started home tours and on Friday she picks a room to tour. This week is the kitchen so I thought I would join in...

This is the door that we come in and out of everyday. This door leads to a small porch and then our carport. It is also where I hang my purse and keys everyday. The small wooden bowl is for Buck's keys, wallet, etc.

This is the start of my kitchen and working around to the left. The kitchen is long and it is hard to take a picture of all of the kitchen at one time so I have to take several shots around the room.

The door you see there leads into the den. Before Buck and I bought this house we lived in a trailer. I have to say the one thing I truly miss about that trailer was the den being open to the kitchen.

The curtain you see there leads to a small opening before you get to the door that leads to the backyard. The owners before had their washer and dryer in that small hole but I had a laundry room put in elsewhere in the house. It is currently used to house a second fridge and our pantry.

Do you see all of those invites on the fridge?!?! Four high school graduations, two weddings and two wedding showers! All in the next couple of weeks!

Finally we have made it all the way around the kitchen. There are two closets in my kitchen, which I love! The one on the left holds all my serving dishes and cake decorating items. The one on the right holds all my paper goods, small coolers, dog food and treats and the hot water heater. To the left of the mirror with the hooks and the shoe tray is the door where we started. Notice the cowboy boots! Always a pair by the door. Might be clean, might be muddy and just might have spurs on them!

I have so many things I want to do to this kitchen but it has been one of the last rooms on the remodel list. I have done a few things like painting and changing out hardware on the cabinets and putting up all new light fixtures but I still have a long ways to go in this kitchen. Just to show how far it has come here are a couple of pictures from when we first bought the house.