Sunday, December 29, 2013

Things I am loving this week.

First and foremost, I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas! We spent lots of time with family and lots of time doing our first board and batten project in Luke's nursery! Some sneak peaks are on Instagram and my Facebook page! You can find the links on the side bar! I wanted to share with you a few things I am loving as we bring in the new year!

1. Board and batten in nurseries. My friend Katy is an amazing blogger and designer. She did it in her sweet son's nursery and I fell in love! I have also seen many other ones around the Pinterest community! I knew I would love something like this in Luke's room so we set out this break to do it! I also like this one featured on Project Nursery.

2. Pandora bracelets. My amazing parents got me a Pandora bracelet for Christmas with the most perfect charms and spacers in an adorable color scheme. I never knew how adorable these could be, but they are not like regular charm bracelets with bulky hanging charms, they are chic and cute!

3.  Fauxidermy. It is like taxidermy, minus the killing animals. These things are simply cool. 

4. Anything Land of Nod. I love this site. It has the cutest, unique children's things. Santa brought the boys a fabulous teepee this year! 

5. Expedit shelving unit. This is currently in our playroom but is going to be moving to Aiden's bedroom after we paint. It is hard for him to have detailed toys that Luke loves to destroy or eat. I need some organization in his room! 

6. First year smash cake photo shoot! I love how cute these are - I only wish I knew about them for my oldest! Check our my little nugget and his first year photo session! These were taken by Vision Photography in Littleton, Colorado! 

I hope everyone has a fabulous week and stay tuned for the New Year's home revolution list and Luke's nursery reveal! 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas break to-do list!

My husband has an amazing three weeks off from work to get a lot of things done! I thought I would throw together a check list of the things we want to get done over break. It just so happens that my cousin is coming out from New York for almost two weeks, and she has an amazing sense of style as well - so we have big plans!

1. Reinforce the curtain rod over our 96" wide window. It is getting a little saggy and doesn't look so good!

2. Install board and batten in Luke's nursery, paint, and decorate his room. The inspiration came from the new Pottery Barn Kids catalogue. 

3. Paint Aiden's room. He keeps asking me when I am going to paint his room. I got this idea from Pinterest, so I am going to go with it to match his room theme. 

4. Organize our closet. It is a nightmare. Enough said. 

5. Organize our landry room to make it more functional for 'right now'. We have pretty big plans for this room, including bead board ceiling's, a fun color an maybe even a chandelier!.... but for now, it still has boxes, I am ashamed! 

I could probably add more to this list, but with my cousin coming to town and our big plans to attend the Cheyenne Mountain zoo, Glenwood Springs, and Breck, we will probably skip major projects! 
Plus, I like completing lists and this one is much more doable than if I were to add a ton of things! What are you Winter Break projects??

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Luke first year book!

I make these for both boys and enjoy sharing them! I think it is important to document all of the big things throughout the year... I like to think of them as my little time capsules. Heaven forbid anything ever happen to me or my husband, we want the boys to know how much we love them and how important they are to us. This is why we write little letters and our thoughts in the books!

I hope you all enjoy it and get some creative ideas for your own children's yearly books! :)