The Nursery Project

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Home, Parenthood

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When we found out we were having a new addition to the family, we were immediately overjoyed.  Couldn’t wait to find out what we were having and imagined how differently our life would be, for the better, with two little ones running around.  Pretty quickly after that my mind was filled with home designer dilemnas because we needed to make a new room for this little one.  Raul and I each have an office, mine in the loft with no doors, his with an actual door and all.  Addison has her own room and then there is the guest room that houses the only other TV we own.

We already knew the guest room was the one that would get all the changes but it is a small room, 10′x10′, and already has a queen size bed.  From my newborn baby days with Addy, the bed was a godsend.  I could just go in there, all times of the night and nurse, watch TV and pass out.  I think the bed will stay because downsizing will just be a disaster.  I can quickly see both of us toppling out in the middle of the night, not cute.  That leaves little space for more nursery furniture so I’m thinking we should focus on finding portable or compact options like a rolling crib on tall legs.  Or a changing table/dresser on tall legs (a little something I learned from Nate Berkus).

I’m in my second trimester (19 weeks) so we need to figure this out and soon.  We installed an IKEA cloud light already with a dimmer, just like Addy’s. Lord knows how much longer I’ll have the energy to design this little room.

Bunny Unicycle

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Etsy, Illustrations

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I have bunnies on the brain.  I really shouldn’t because I’m a home owner and we don’t take too kindly to them eating up our lawns.  But if I see them anywhere else, they get an “aww” from me, every time.  I have been sketching them over and over and one of them turned into this unicycle watercolor print.  Now available in my shop.

Is there anything you think is the cutest as long as it isn’t in your own backyard?  Do tell.

Inktober

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Illustrations

Inktober

Inktober

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There is a yearly drawing event called Inktober (#inktober) and it’s going on the entire month of October.  The participants grab whatever drawing tool that uses ink and go for it with an Inktober drawing.  It doesn’t have to be daily, it can be anything you like.  It’s not too late to join either, come draw with me!

I didn’t have a daily goal but so far I’ve made a drawing every day.  We’ll see how long I can keep this up.  I love the art community and having little challenges like this.

Giving me yet another kick in the pants that I sorely need. You should follow me on Twitter or Instagram, I always post them there.

 

I Think It’s Time to Let You Know…

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Good News, Life

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…we are expecting a little baby girl in March!!  Things have been exactly the same as they were with Addy, meaning I was knocked out asleep for the whole first three months.  I am now at 15 weeks and I have a burst of energy.  Go go go mode!  Nesting is setting in, we have lots to do when it comes to making up our now guest room into a nursery/guest room combo.

The cat is officially out of the bag, our trio is turning into a quartet and we are so excited.  I need to get on purpose with taking more pictures, my mood/sleepiness and this cold have been getting in the way.

Hope your week is going great, one more day til Friday!

The Bug

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Illustrations, Life

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Right when the temperature dropped letting us know summer was really gone, baby got a cold and then I caught it too.  This thing was/is nasty.  I’m still battling it but the upside is it gave me something to draw/paint.  It first hit me on Wednesday amd Saturday I was completely out.  I quarantined myself to our room so I could pass out and nap to recover. Just me, the humidifier, iPad + Netflix, some tea (that made my sore throat worse actually) and non-stop TP for my non-stop nose.  Glad to be on the other side of it even though I’m not 100%.

I need to stock up on more anti-bacterial from Bath and Body Works.