Thursday, August 21, 2014

#projectnursery Part Two!

It has been far too long my friends!  I have been a busy bee.  Since The Sickness subsided around the 5 month mark, I got busy on the nursery, baby showers, planning, parenting classes, etc.

I wanted to share the nursery progress with you.  Not 100% done but about 99% there.  That is until all of my showers are over and I have to find a place to put all the presies.

Click here to see where we left off.....

And here we are today...

The curtains are up!  They were a pain to hang but the Fella pulled it off like a champ.

God bless him.

We still need to make some cute tie-backs and steam the fabric.  Here is the changing table area....still need a changing pad.

And the soon to be full closet...

A few weeks ago, my amazing in-laws took us to one of our favorite places, San Antonio, and we did a little shopping for the baby.

Pomps got her this sweet little chair just like the one I had when I was little.  I have a special plan for this...

The Fella and I both love the story of the Alamo and we were happy to take baby girl on her first trip there..

Wonderful memories.

What do y'all think of the nursery??



Tuesday, July 1, 2014


We got to see our little Moon Pie on the big screen last week.  She was a moving and a shaking.  However, she was upside down.  And nestled firmly in the lower left side of my uterus…and she wasn’t coming out for nothin’.  No matter how much the technician poked her and prodded her with the wand on my belly.  Moon Pie would just kick the wand and curl back up.

Here she is upside down….
Can’t figure out what you’re looking at?  See her spine at the top right of the picture?  Follow that to the right.  That’s her head.  The left of the spine, her hiney and then legs.  My mom and hubby came with me to see her.  It was awesome sharing that with my mom.  She was so excited. 
What else are my mom and I up to these days? Nursery decor of course!!! My amazing mother and niece scrapped the popcorn off the nursery ceiling, painted the ceiling a fresh white, painted the walls a beautiful pale pink, painted the interior of the closet and it's shelves a bright white as well as all of the trim, base boards, molding and doors. How awesome are they?  Very.


Here is the ceiling after: See the difference in the wall white and the ceiling white? The celling looks so fresh and so clean.

And here are the walls after:

We don't have the overhead lighting up yet so it is tough to get an accurate picture of the color of the walls.  Right now we are also waiting on the curtains.  A neighbor is making them for us.  Here is the fabric.

The curtains were the one big price item for the room but I thought the fabric was worth every penny.  And when I say big price I mean around two hundred for the fabric, blackout material for behind the fabric and the price to have them made.  Y'all know me.  I do things inexpensively.

We are going for an urban bohemian feel in the room.  Sort of a feminine, world traveler with clean lines.  A few weeks ago my uncle passed away.  He was an attorney by trade but he was an amazing artist and photographer.  My aunt gave me a copy of one of my favorite prints of his.  I just woke up one morning and realized that this beautiful print should be the inspiration and focal point for the nursery.

It is hard to tell from the picture but the woman's dress is an aubergine and so is the mat around the print.  A beautiful deep, navyish purple.  It looks black in the picture.  I LOVE HER SO.

Here is a quick peek at my favorite project so far, this little beauty of a dresser/changing table.

Here she was as we found her...

She was pretty beat up but had very promising lines. I will do a how-to on her soon.

Here are few more pics of sweet little details around the room.

More on these later.  This week the curtains should be done and we will get them hung as soon as they enter the house.  I cannot wait!! 



Monday, June 23, 2014

Let's Party Like Gatsby

This past weekend I hosted a bachelorette party for BFF. She is the most wonderful person and I wanted to give her a weekend to remember. Luckily, some other wonderful bestie's chipped in to help this distracted, exhausted preggo lady and with their help, we were able to pull off a fantastic experience.

We kicked Saturday off with champagne and a dress fitting at Lasting Bridal Couture.  The staff was very patient and sweet.

It is a very emotional thing to see your best friend in her wedding dress for the first time.

Next, we headed to brunch at Gloria's. Whenever the bestie is in town she has to have her TexMex fix.  We then spent the rest of the afternoon lounging around my house and soaking up time with girlfriends.

Around 4pm we headed to Ritz-Carlton Dallas were we had a fab suite waiting for us.

This is where my pregnancy brain kicked in. Despite weeks and weeks of planning, crafting, shopping and list making, I still managed to forget a few essentials at home. This sent me into a emotional tail-spin and luckily my gf's were there to calm me down and help me get the suite decorated. They did a fantastic job.

Here is our take on a "Party like Gatsby" bachelorette set-up.

And y'all know me....where there is a party, there is a photo-booth.

And here comes the bride......Boom!

After a few hours of food, games and booze, we headed to The Dram for some more adult bevies and dancing. One good thing about being pregnant was that I was able to be DD and make sure every got around safely.  And here is........

Didn't everyone look fantastic?  They were all such great sports and put real effort into their look.  It was a great time.  Sunday, once the bride roused, we headed to a day at the Ritz Spa.  What an amazing and relaxing experience.  The staff was so accommodating.

It was perfect.  Cheers to my best friend, my special girl, my ace boon, the Bride!

Love you Heat!



*I would also like to say thank you to all the ladies who helped make the day so special.  Y'all know who you are.  The Dram staff, you were so wonderful and worked so hard to make the bride stand out. And to the Ritz staff, who went WAY above and beyond to make this day amazing.  And thanks for the know what I mean.