Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Nursery Progress

This weekend we made significant progress on the nursery. Chris installed the crates for shelving in the closet. We moved the newly painted dresser to its spot, lined the dresser with fun paper and added colourful polka-dot decals to create an accent wall.

Close up of the dresser/change table

Cute anchor wall paper- a great value village find!

Crates bought at Michaels for 50% off installed for organization

We still have lots to do including adding shelves for books, hanging pictures and bunting, putting the crates and closet to use, filling the dresser drawers, setting up our crib when it arrives and figuring out a lighting solution (this is winning at the moment)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Breakfast in a Bite

Last weekend a few of my friends and I headed to the first annual Craft Beer and Food Trick Festival in our township. It was a great event. 

The drink of choice for the non-pregnant participants

My drink of choice

We tasted a lot of yummy food including fries and gravy, poutine, tacos, nachos, pizza, etc, but probably the best thing we tasted all day were deep friend cookies from the Wickedly Sinful food truck. We tried both flavours: red velvet deep fried oreos with cream cheese frosting and deep fried maple cookies with salted bacon topping. 

I thought for sure the Oreos would be by favourite since I don't really like maple cookies, but the maple cookie came out on top. It was amazing, and tasted exactly like breakfast in a bite. It was absolutely delicious. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Handling the Dresser

When I last left you, this was the state of the dresser that we purchased for the Nursery. After testing to make sure it didn't have lead paint in it- which it didn't- yay; I then had to decide what we were going to do with it, and specifically if I was going to do it myself. Although I feel my pregnancy has been fairly easy (knock on wood) all things concerned, the one struggle that I have consistently had to deal with is not being able to do everything I want to do independently. Asking for help is hard, especially when you are used to doing things on your own and you enjoy doing those things.

That said, my super friend Dixie Anne agreed to paint the dresser for me, and I couldn't be happier. She has been keeping me updated by texting photos of her progress:

1. Here are the drawers all primed (love your thumb DA)!!!

2. Here is the frame primed and ready for paint!

3. And here is the finished product she texted me last night- so exciting:)

The next step for this project, will be to replace the handles for an updated look. My dream handles are little white anchors from Anthropologie, but for $10 a pop, i'm not sure they're worth it. Here are some of the ones I have liked so far.

What do you think? Any that stand out as favourites in your mind?

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