Sunday, October 25

the nursery is {finally} complete

how is it that little Ward has already been cooking for over 36 weeks?! some days you feel like you've been pregnant forever and other days you feel like its flown by! our renovation is 100% complete and we are finally enjoying settling down into the house! Ward's room has had little touches from many people. There is one more piece for the wall coming but all in all, whenever Ward decides he's ready we know we are too!

I love the idea of a soft, fresh, calming nursery and was hoping to emulate that for Ward. I also love getting to bring in an extra pop of some color in the crib. Personally not a fan of crib bumpers, instead my mother made some beautiful bolsters that fit perfectly in the ends of the crib. These "throw on the floor pillows" as hubby likes to call them sure do make the crib look inviting!

The crib skirt was one of my favorite fabrics that I found at Lewis & Sheron in Atlanta. A subtle chevron of small rectangles brought in a variety of blues to pull from throughout the room. An indoor/outdoor rug was a must {remember when the sweet puppy ate a red...and a blue...pen on the downstairs rugs}. Personal bragging rights reserved for the precious needlepoint pillow {Patti Mann designs} that was stitched by me for Ward.
 During the renovation we had a wall vent that was there to stay for in Ward's room given the complications of bringing a new vent into this room in addition to the other new vents that were coming upstairs. We had a new, beautiful vent cover put on from Signature Hardware. That however meant that we needed a custom size piece of furniture to fit between the closet and the vent. Sid to the rescue. A beautiful, Pottery Barn Kids inspired piece was created just for Ward!

In the opposing end of the room sits a beautiful yellow rocker & ottoman that was broken in by two other children who hold a special place in our lives. It was a fun pop of color in his blue & white room. The crib skirt fabric was pulled into a small accent pillow. I promise there are now photos in the frames. The white on the wall above the bookcase is the IOU for the frame which is still being crafted on order!

A few of my other favorite things include the needlepoint rocking chair and the wooden "Ward" choo choo train. I'll refrain from any photos of the closet as I'd hate to show evidence of my true weakness {little boys smocked outfits}! All we need now is a little baby boy to make the room truly perfect!

Crib by Jenny Lind
Book Case by Jenny Lind @ Land of Nod
Fabrics @ Lewis & Sheron {Atlanta, GA} and Carousel Designs 
Lamp & Side Table @ Target
Rug @ RugsUSA
Sewing & Monogramming Request @ Sew What Georgia
Paint colors by Benjamin Moore, quality by Sherwin Williams

Sunday, August 30

missing you

A year ago today this world lost a wonderful grandmother...but heaven surely gained an angel. Joe & I were so blessed to have so many amazing memories with her to last our lifetime...she would have loved spending the night at our house in her new room & of course meeting another great grand baby. Oh how we loved her! 

We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 
-2 Corinthians 5:8

Grandma & I enjoyed a spa day while she got her hair cut & styled at Belle de Jour! 
Grandma always bent the rules with her "rascals" Wilson & Myers! She fell asleep on the job though a time or two! 
Dinner with her best date :) 
Grandma & Monica as an infant...boy oh boy did she love us so! 

Thursday, August 27

meeting baby clara

I was able to take some time off work this week and go visit the newest bestie baby addition, Clara. Truly she is heaven sent! What a special treat to get to love on her for a good bit!!! 

Tuesday, August 25

the evolution of Ward's room

so the old guest room has become the nursery if you haven't figured that out by yet with all of the construction blog posts! it has been quite the evolution! it has been a great process and I am so ready to get it set up and all of his belongings in place {& thankfully out of my dining room}! 
the renovation begins with the zipper doors! 

Joe & Daddy Joe hung the closets back up after they were painted and holes patched. We reused the old Elfa shelf on the immediate right hand side when you walk in the closet. The closet system in the back is from Home Depot (online) and is the Rubbermaid Configurations as recommended by our friends Katy & Doug. It was so great to use and it has no cutting involved/shelves overlap and rods telescope--this is great if you want the closet to grow without ever having to get more parts!

more to come as his nursery gets finalized!

Thursday, August 13

progress into august!

there has been so much progress over the past two weeks since our last update! we are officially over schedule but we are making progress so that is alright {i guess}. we have had a few set backs here and there but overall, we've been feeling good about getting this work done! the change in the upstairs is truly awesome & I cannot wait for before & after shots!