Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Insta-life. What i've been up to lately

Quick DIY on a target clearance item to make it match my space.
(I painted the base white, as well as some pebbles I had hanging around the craft room.)


I am finally starting to put the nursery together now!
(I know its completely void of color and personality now... that will change soon I promise!)


We decided on a theme and I'm getting a quilt made for our little man
I made a felt mobile for over the crib
last but not least, Cass and I went on a sister date to see WICKED!!!! loved every minute of it!
That's what i've been up to the last week or so. Nate gets home in 18 days and lets just say I am a tiny, tiny bit excited about that! And then off to Hawaii :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hanging yarn art

I have been looking for a statement piece of art/mirror/decoration to hang over our master bed for the longest time. I like unique artwork and with that usually comes a hefty price tag... I don't like hefty price tags, I like getting things for cheap. I have noticed in the blogging world that hanging woven tapestries are very on-trend,  but I wasn't ready to commit to making a loom for this project.

I announce the hanging yarn wall art- a project decided on because of cheap-ness and laziness!

but I think its pretty cute :) Total cost was around 20 (and now I have TONS of leftover yarn)

Wooden Dowel-Lowes
Yarn- any craft sore
Paint- Spray or craft acrylic
I purchased my dowel at lowes because they came in a 48 inch length vs the 36 inch length they sold at hobby lobby. I  have a king bed if that puts the picture more into perspective.
1.Paint your dowel- paint, stain or leave it natural, I chose a gold metallic craft paint.
2. I placed the wood between two chairs, this way you can kind of see what your project will look like, and it makes it easier to assemble
3. Start cutting your yarn, I would loop it around both my hands about 6 or 7 times, then knot it on the dowel, and cut the loop at the bottom
4. Go crazy with colors and lengths. I made sure my lengths were longer then I thought I would want so that I could trim them later.
5. you are done! hooray!
isn't that easy? I think it took me about an hour and a half total.. not including paint dry time.

Monday, July 21, 2014

23 Weeks

What Fruit are you? Cantelope
Due date:  November 15th hoping he comes earlier :)
How far along:  23 weeks! never thought I'd say that!
Next appointment:  July 30th
Gender:  BOY!  here is the picture we used to reveal the big news!
Total weight gain/loss: No idea, I am terrified to step on the scale. I feel like my bump has doubled in size.
Stretch marks: nada
Swelling: nope, none this week!
Maternity clothes: maternity pants, still wearing my normal shirts, and a couple of nate's mixed in there where I can.
Belly button:  innie but its like a crater!
Sleep: I feel like I never get enough, but sleeping alright. I shouldn't complain
Food cravings: I had my first REAL craving.. spinach and artichoke dip, and it was divine.
Symptoms: still mostly vegetarian, nausea is coming back, heartburn, indigestion and I am so so so tired. this little guy is sucking me dry!
Movement: yes, he is so wiggly! especially in the evening and around lunch time. Its the coolest!   I can see him wiggle from the outside, haven't been able to catch it on camera for nate yet. boo.
Labor signs: no
What I miss:  being able to lay on my stomach, take medicine without thinking about it and red bull slushies!
What I'm loving: I picked out fabric for his quilt this week.
What I'm looking forward to: HAWAII in ONE MONTH. EeeEEE

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

20 weeks

What Fruit are you? Mango
Due date:  November 15th. they moved my due date back 5 days.. I am so depressed.
How far along:  20 weeks..again. haha, I guess its more time to prepare right?
Next appointment:  July 30th
Gender:  its a secret:)
Total weight gain/loss:  i'm at -12LBS since pre-pregnancy weight. starting to get more of a bump.
Exercise: is working 40 hours a week exercise? I am so tired and sore every day that I cant even imagine going to to gym, which is probably a sign that I NEED to go! 
Stretch marks: nada
Swelling:I noticed a little swelling in my hands and feet when I was outside all day in the heat
Maternity clothes: I bought maternity pants! they are magic! not only are they SO much more comfortable.. but I think they help my bump look more like I am pregnant. less like I ate one to many muffins.
Belly button:  innie
Sleep: Ive been sleeping a little better, but I get SO HOT.
Food cravings: not too many this week, more food aversions.
Symptoms: still mostly vegetarian, sciatic pain, and  the cool new symptom is nerve pain in my right arm. I guess its a result of scar tissue being inflammed mixed with pregnancy. I get to wear a super stylish wrist brace. hahah
Movement:  Yes! I feel kicking all the time. I love it Labor signs: no
What I miss:  being able to shop, walk without hurting
What I'm loving: we had our anatomy ultrasound this week, it was great seeing our little one's feet and face:)
What I'm looking forward to: heading to Portland for the 4th!
Best moment this week: My mom was in town this week, and we went to the Gavin DeGraw concert. (wait is this supposed to be pregnancy related? haha)