Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Last years room by room list: What we did and did not accomplish.

I thought I would go back over our last years monthly room list and go over what we finished and what we did not get a chance to get to! You can read that entire post here

1. November. Since the holidays are coming, we are starting small. Our first project is going to be our powder room on the main floor. I like the vintage look of this bathroom and the breadboard. We may actually do stripes in ours, but I like this as well! 


2. December. Also with the holidays this month, I want to take it easy on home costs. I also think Aiden will be the happiest having his room finished and ready. Since I have the bedding and the dresser (even though I will be redoing it) I will probably aim to finish Aiden's room in December. 

This room was DONE… but now the queen bed has moved in there and there is no headboard and girly sheets… so it needs some updating! 

3. January. Although we will have the couches and many of the other things for our family room, I may try to tie the look up with a big rug or something this month. Here is one of my favorite family rooms. 


4. February. I think we may have our tax return in around this time. Hopefully. Those are going to get a little tricky this year because we lived in our previous house less than two years. Thanks, nasty neighbors, for guiding us to our dream house! This month I want to work on our master bedroom

These are the three photos I have instagramed from our master bedroom. It is done… except for one or two things… hopefully I will get to posting pictures soon.

5. MarchLuke's room may get painted sooner than March, but I hope to have the whole thing done in March.

DONE! It will probably be turning into a big boy room in the next year! So crazy how fast these babies keep growing!

6. April. I have a shower curtain from Land of Nod that I absolutely adore. It is going to stay with us at our new house and I am going to revolve the decorating around that curtain. The boys' bathroom is going to be fishy, fishy!

DONE! And I do not see this changing any time soon!

7. May. Since spring will be coming, and we will be getting our sod around this month, I only thought it would be fitting to do our spring porch this month. 


8. June. Since it will be starting to heat up outside, and you all know how much I love the heat,  I will be working on the boys' playroom

DONE - ish. It is an office now because the boys would not keep it clean!

9. July. Our master bathroom is gorgeous without anything. But it will need a little color. And, some other more pretty stuff.

We have done nothing in here :(

10. August. There are so many adorable laundry rooms on Pinterest these days. I love this simple design. 

We are currently working on it!

11. September. I am not quite sure what I want to do with our backyard yet, but I do know that I want to plant some trees to gain some privacy. I am sure we will plant them strategically to block out windows over time. 

We have planted two pine trees in our back yard, that is about it! We did plant them in the places where it will end up blocking our two windows on each side of our fire place, so down the road we have some more privacy from that side of the house! 

12. October. We do not really have guests all that often but when we do it will be nice to have a little get away. I think the guest room should be this type of place. 

This is going to be baby LC's room!

I kind of fell off the wagon the end of the year. I started school again in August, and I had my HUGE comprehensive exam this semester, so my weekends were dedicated to drinking with neighbors and studying. Often times those two clashed. But, I passed that awful test, so I will have more time to be doing house stuff around the house. First things first, baby LC's room and finishing the laundry room! 

Friday, December 26, 2014

17 weeks.

I was so excited to have more energy last week (hence the painted nursery), but I am pretty much back to feeling tired all of the time. I think the boys are on holiday overload, which causes more fighting and arguing so I am constantly playing referee. The crying and fighting this week - oh, my, goodness. They have been in rare form!

Well anyways….

You can actually see a front bump! 

17 weeks

How far along: 17 weeks 
Total weight gain: +2 officially, but probably more after this holiday!
Baby is the size of a: Pear
Maternity clothes: No, but I am getting VERY, very close! I bet in the next two weeks I will have to go get some new clothes! As you can see in the pictures above, I am just about stretched to the max in non-stretchy clothes!
Stretch marks: Not yet
Sleep: Pretty good, not when your oldest child wakes you up by bringing in a present at 7 am that he already had opened (it was for Luke, too) - good thing Luke doesn't get it yet!
Best moment of this week: Because of Christmas I had a lot of great moments! In terms of baby LC, my mom got her a very adorable Alpaca stuffed animal for the room, and I think she secretly loved it because it feels like her dog! 
Hey, Tucker! 

Movement: Not very often, usually around 11 pm though. Ut-oh! 
Food cravings: Everything that is edible? Mostly blue Gatorade, or "nate" as Luke calls it!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Poopy diapers
Aches or pains: After wrapping all of the presents, I was really sick to my stomach, and dehydrated - so kind of crampy. 
Have you started to show yet: Yes 
Gender: GIRL!! 
Labor signs: No
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
What are you dreaming about: Nothing crazy this week
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Re-doing her dresser! (If I ever have enough energy)

The horridly, ugly before photo of the dresser!

Hopefully I will get this dresser done soon! 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! 

Skyping with Ya Ya and Grandpa!

I hope you have the warmest holiday and happiest New Year! 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Tour: 2014

I didn't get around to decorating upstairs this year, so I just focused on making the main floor as pretty as I could - given that I did this during my first trimester! I took the photos today, which is a super cloudy day so they are pretty over exposed so they are not too dark and gloomy looking.

Merry Christmas from my house to yours….

The saddest pointsettia, thanks to a ninja fight with Luke and Aiden

The kitchen: since last year we have added pendant lights, cabinet hardware, a third chair, and a faux Roman shade.

I love these new ornaments from Crate and Barrel - they match our navy in our family room. 

Mistletoe - Kisses!