Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Out with the old, and in with the new and improved

Anthony made a dresser in his high school shop class. We thought it would be cool to refinish it, so it would match the nursery. We have a white crib, so we wanted to paint the dresser white.

Of course Bosco had to help with the DIY project haha
When I say "we" did the project, it was mostly Anthony because I couldn't really be around the paint fumes. So I offered my moral support :)

Here is the finished product. I took the pics on my phone, so the quality isn't that great...but it looks really good and we are so excited to add it to the nursery!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Crafty Side

Recently I have been looking around for some cute accessories for the baby. I found a bunch of cute headbands that I liked, but all the flowers cost more money than I thought they were worth. So I got to thinking---I could just make the flowers myself. So I did. I tapped into my creative side, and made cute flowers for this cute little girl that will be here in a few months.

Then I thought---why stop there? I could make more things. I was looking at Anthropologie and they had these really cute flower necklaces, but they charge upwards of $100. I tried my hand at them, and of course Anthropologie's is way cuter and better, but I am still happy with how mine turned out.

And a matching bracelet of course! :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Desperate at Dillards

Anthony and I were out at the mall doing some Christmas shopping this week. We wanted to get nice leather gloves for his dad. We made our way to Dillards and we asked the saleslady where they were at. She took us to the gloves and asked if we needed any more help. I said no, and started browsing the gloves. We found a pair we liked, and less than a minute later the lady came back over to us (she was totally hovering) and said she could ring us up. I told her 'thanks' but 'we are still shopping.' Anth and I continued to shop, and I told Anthony we should look at hats for his brother. A second saleslady overheard us and said 'follow me. I'll take you to the hats.' So we followed her, and browsed the hats. We didn't find any we liked, so she second lady was all, 'I can ring up the gloves for you!' Again, I was like 'WE ARE STILL SHOPPING!' It was awkward, but we kept on shopping. We headed over to the athletic department, and the first lady was following us about 10 feet back. I could totally see her, and felt really annoyed. Not even kidding she came back over to us and asked if we were ready to check out. I was getting pretty frustrated and told her, 'I don't want to be rude, but we will find you when we are done shopping!' The woman then whispered, 'Do you promise I can check you out? It's just that I told the other saleslady I was helping you first and she said 'well I am helping them now, so I don't care.'" I looked at the lady and said, 'I promise you can ring us up when we are ready to go.' A few minutes later Anthony and I were done shopping so we started to look for the first saleslady. The second saleslady aka the Vulture came over to me and said 'I will go ahead and ring you up.' I told her 'It's okay. Someone else was already helping us.' The lady about died, but walked away. I found the first lady, and she rang up our gloves with a smug, yet relieved, smile on her face. All I can say is that I hope all that was worth it for her. It was only a $35 sale!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Classic Belly Bump Photo

I am now 24 weeks along! Woohoo! Only 16 weeks to go. It' funny that pregnancy lasts 10 months, because you always hear it's 9 months. Those last 4 weeks make it seem so much longer! This week I have finally gotten a 'belly bump' and people are finally starting to believe that I'm pregnant haha It's like my stomach just popped overnight. I heard it happens that way :)

It has been so fun preparing for the arrival of our baby. We have started on the nursery--we have the crib and changing table all set up. We ordered the bedding, but can't get it until Christmas because it is being gifted to us by Anthony's mom. And we are revamping an old dresser Anthony made in high school to match the crib we bought. Every time we go to the store, we buy several baby items--a few outfits here, some headbands and accessories there. We have quite the collection going. But we still have a lot to get! I didn't realize how many items a baby actually needs. Any advice on "must haves" please let me know! We are still looking for a stroller, carseat, and other baby gear. It's hard to know what to get your first time!!