10.06.2011

I'm off...again

While I am completely exhausted from traveling (I have been gone 21 out of 43 days) - I am still completely pumped about this weekend! This evening I am headed up north for the Women of Faith conference. I've heard amazing things and can't wait to experience it. 

Audrey will be staying home in Daddy's care. This is the longest stretch he's taken care of her. While I am not worried about my husband's ability to take care of a 15-month-old (because, really, he has no clue), I am a little uneasy because she just got pretty sick. Dealing with a baby is one thing, but a sick one is really challenging physically and emotionally. 

Prayers for her health, for my travel safety and ease and for my husband would be appreciated! 

Do other wives do this before they leave?

10.04.2011

feeling orange

Orange is a fabulous color. Happy and cheery, but also warm and soothing.Good thing there has been so much of it in my life this week.

Orange one: I finished my mom-to-be friend's name board. I came up with the idea after researching a number of name decals. Since she split the room with white molding and had cool blues and grays, I loved popping on top of the molding with a painted orange semi-half circle and a small, handwritten name. Modern, simple but lots of color and fun.

1/8 '' thick hardboard, painted

Personalized font, printed in the wanted size and baby's name, Phoebe.




Orange two: I also finished my fall decorating. It is nuts how fast you can jump into fall from summer! Last night, the fire was going, the candles were lit, fresh cookies were in the oven and everywhere was spitting up fall from my home decor to the outside wind and rain. 




10.03.2011

baby love

Well, I think things are slowing down over in the ABC household. Maybe? But being gone for such a long time adds to the mess at home. Things become unorganized and in-need of a good fall clean. 

The rainy weather that has already set in made me feel better about literally tearing the house apart all of last week and weekend. It started with having to organize Audrey's closet again. The girl outgrows so fast and with bags of new fall attire, we had to make room. 

That project led to re-organizing everything. Every closet and mostly, the garage. In my little cottage, I am constantly tested with how well I can organize since I have so little space to work with. I couldn't have gotten tired of labeling. It was so much fun finally getting out there with new plastic smelling tubs and working some organizational magic. 

Yesterday finished the project and I also had time to decorate for fall. 

Before I post those photos up, the last few weeks have also been in preparation for my good friend, Keeli's, little baby girl's arrival any day. A friend and I held her a shower which couldn't had been anymore pink and bright! And then, with Keeli's unique and fabulous color choosing for her nursery, I worked some ideas for decorating and this past weekend, it came to life! Now, we are just awaiting little Phoebe. 






I found these at Pier One and just fell in love.

Two in one: Get a onesie pack or some from the dollar tree, hang to a wire with close pins and you've got cute, easy decor and sometime Momma can take home!



Keeli's mood board with her colors and furniture. Inspired by the Koi painting done by Keeli's sister, I thought to brighten the room up with orange.
Terra experimented this time around with fabric poms instead of tissue. A lot of time, but a fabulous result.

The orange name board, as you see in the mood board, I am currently painting. I'll have photos soon.

 
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