Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Dining Room On A Sunny Morning

It was such a beautiful sunny morning that I just had to take some pictures.

Come this time of year I spend most of my day working outside in the yard so I like to keep things simple inside.

You can see that the couch is back in its original position. My mom was getting a new couch so we got her old one and put it in our new family room as it is longer and more comfortable. The pattern on the couch my mom gave us is not my style (not my mom's either that is why she didn't want it anymore) so I ordered a slip cover for it. I just didn't feel like I had the brain power to make this one myself like I did for our other couch. I will show you how the slip cover looks when it arrives!

I have been in a save every penny mood lately, even more than usual, because there are so many costly things that we are working towards for the house, like siding for instance. Sometimes I feel like all of my efforts inside are pointless when my house looks as bad as ours does on the outside. But I have really been lucky lately as far as finding great things at really good prices. Like this watering can for instance was only $5 at TJ Maxx, and the cute wire basket was also only $5 and they both look perfect in my $4 estate sale wooden tray. Even the white azalea was less than $5!

 One thing I can not find however are cute baby girl clothes. Everything is bright pink, with scratchy bows and ugly butterflies! When I was pregnant with Eli I used to see the prettiest baby girl stuff and now of course we are having a girl and I have yet to see anything subtle and pretty:(

My sincere thanks for all of your sweet congratulations on my pregnancy! You guys are the best! I haven't even started the baby's room yet, we have to do some work to the guest room before we move Eli in there. But I know just how I want it to look and have been collecting things over the years in the hopes I had a girl and promise to share it all with you!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Make Room For Baby

I have two exciting things to share with you! First I wanted to let you guys know that TJMaxx has these beautiful vintage looking red stripe dish towels in their stores right now! They have a couple different color choices including blue stripe and you get 2 for $3.99! I was so excited! Finally stores (that are afforable) have reproduction textiles that I am always on the hunt for.

Isn't the antique bread board a beauty? I will be listing it in my Etsy shop sometime next week.

And on to the second thing that I wanted to share with you...I am pregnant and Neal and I are expecting a baby girl this summer! We couldn't be more excited!!!

That means that our guest bedroom won't be looking like this much longer because Eli will be moving into this room and we will be making his room into the nursery. Moving things around, organizing and redecorating....ahhhh just what I live for:)

Therefore I will be selling some of the items from the guestroom. Keep a lookout for them in my Etsy shop in the coming weeks.