Wednesday, July 17, 2013

It's Crib Time | The Nursery

At nearly 5 1/2 months and a belly barely starting to form... I think it may be time to start looking at getting some baby stuff. We have picked up a stroller/car seat combo and luckily had a few things dropped off from family. But really, we've got nothing. So... I finally gave in and made the purchase of what is the beginning of our nursery. The crib.

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Actually, here's what it will really look like (it's in the mail):


With our dark floors and light walls, I'm just not too sure I can handle the oak color. But, that is what they had, it was on for almost 50% off, and I love the sides of it being solid. So... I'm left contemplating... should I paint it?

I'm thinking the color in the first picture is definitely gender neutral and adds that awesome modern touch to the room. I also have a dresser I picked up for free last summer that I want to paint dark gray and put numbers on it. (Sort of like the one in this post).

Oh, and did I mention. The hubby may just get a wardrobe added to his "to-build" list? We have the perfect little nook in the corner of the room, glass doors displaying kids toys and books would be perfect! And... let's not forget I have to do something about a chair. The one I bought for the nursery fits perfectly in the formal living room and I'm not sure I can move it now. ERR.

Anyways... back to my question. To paint or not to paint? What are your thoughts? Here are some more colorful cribs... maybe one of these colors instead?

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Tell me what you think. Will I have my work cut out for me and is it actually safe to paint a crib? I'm reading it's okay as long as the paint doesn't contain led. Oh, and I will hopefully have some before pics of the nursery coming up and a little post on the few things we have so far. All you mommies out there... maybe you can give me your must have's when I get to it!

Oh yes, one more thing. Next week is the ultrasound... I think I've given into the hubby. We don't know what it is so far, so what's a couple of more months? My fingers are crossed the baby will show us on his/her own though! ;o)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Happy, Happy, Happy!

First off - Happy belated (oops!) Canada Day and 4th of July!! I don't know about you but summer seems to be crazy busy this year. And, we're probably having the best one yet.

With the hubby at a new job he gets more weekends off then he ever has and this year we have had no renos taking over our life. I mean the pool has been a bit of a hurdle but it's up and running and warm as ever. And the hubs continues to putter away at building it a deck. :)

So... we've practically been living life to the fullest and we're having a blast. We cancelled our tv for the summer and decided to enjoy the outdoors. Since the cottage, we have been out on the boat a few times - touring and fishing, we've been swimming a lot, we've been fishing from shore, trying to get back into BBQing and using the smoker, spending time with the fam jam and friends we haven't seen in years and just relaxing and enjoying the backyard... and, well... life! Oh and of course, my bday was a week or so ago (I'm not telling) and I was completely spoiled with a seafood dinner and a night out watching Jersey Boys - along with lots of spoiling from my work family!

We're having so much fun putting everything aside and going out on whims - I don't think we've ever spent a summer like this. As you can tell... I'm one happy, happy, happy girl! :o)

Here's just a few pics of our amazing summer so far (courtesy of Instagram):

The beautiful sunset while fishing...
we actually stayed out until dark - SO much fun!

My fave pic: It looks like a metropolis in the background
but it's just a factory in our very small town!

A weekend with the famjam - BBQing and swimming!

The hubs fishing from shore!

This little cutie is our niece - we've been
spending quite a bit of time with her 2 yr old personality!

Me - preparing to go swimming on the
most humid day ever! Okay that's every day this summer!

The river on Canada Day...
the waves were a little more than we were comfortable with!

Alright, that's where I've been and what we've been up to. Now I must get back to what I was doing - enjoying life! Adios!