Project Nursery: Round 1

Project Nursery: Round 1

You know when you write a really long blog post about the start of your kid's nursery and then you hit save and it freezes and loses your entire post even though it's supposed to at least save some as you go?  Yeah, I wouldn't know about that either.  Oh, wait.  So this post will probably have less words (probably better) and more run on sentences (Probably worse. Eh.)

Anywho, we started this nursery this weekend!  My parents were kind enough to come down and help with some DIY projects around the house.  I felt bad that they were painting my nursery Sunday morning while I was making breakfast but I figured homemade biscuits and gravy and growing their first grandchild would be a fair enough trade for them.  (THANK YOU PARENTAL UNITS.)

The room we chose for the nursery is one that hasn't been seen here much on the blog. Mainly because it looked like this.

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Delicious Grilled Pizza + DIY Pizza Stone

Delicious Grilled Pizza + DIY Pizza Stone

Man. Monday already?  Where do the weekends go?  I need a time machine.  Not one that takes you back in time but one that gives you MORE time.  We enjoyed a busy weekend.  Part of it was spent in Des Moines hanging with friends and family.  The other half was spent getting our yard ready for Summer.  A good mix of fun and productivity!

We have been enjoying some pretty decent Spring weather in Iowa.  Spring for us means the start of grilling season!  We were super excited to eat our first grilled pizza of the season. 

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Old Wives' Tales and Gender Prediction

Old Wives' Tales and Gender Prediction

So I'm a total sucker for Old Wives' tales and other superstitious things.  You better believe I'm all over the gender prediction tales for this pregnancy.  I initially needed to know RIGHT NOW what we are having.  And then I became all cool with not knowing and even questioned finding out!  We've weighed the pros and cons and we've decided we are going to find out.  I'll share the results on Monday if baby cooperates.  In the mean time, let's rely on the super reliable Old Wives' tales. 

This stuff fascinates me. I mean, where does some of this stuff come from?  I am leaving out some of the more popular ones that include urinating on Draino or keeping pee soaked cabbage in your fridge over night.  Because gross.  And dangerous.

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Grown-Up Stuff Like Rug Pads

Grown-Up Stuff Like Rug Pads

I always thought at age 33 I would be a totally responsible grown-up. I would do grown-up things like have a job and a clean house.  I actually handle those parts of grown-up life pretty darn well.  It's things that I had never thought of that get me.  Things like buying athletic socks and windshield washer fluid.  No one does that stuff for you.  It's so weird.

Grown-up house needs always surprise me too.  My early 20-something self had no clue things like air filters needed changed or that a rug pad could rock your world.

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Vacation Life

Vacation Life

It's funny how fast time goes on vacation.  Sort of rude too.

Nate and I are thoroughly enjoying our time here in Sanibel.  The weather could get it's act together but it is still better than Iowa's so we won't complain.  I mean, it's 37 back home right now and 74 here.  Why don't we live in Florida?

I had planned to blog more but we've taken most of our photos with the DSLR.  Nate likes to shoot them in fancy photographer mode (RAW) and the laptop we brought doesn't have any fancy photo editing software.  #bloggerfail

Here's what we've been up to according to fancy phone photos.  So basically a lot of Instagram food photos.

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Striped Baby Quilt

Striped Baby Quilt

Happy Monday! How was your weekend?  Nate was home on both Saturday and Sunday.  It was strange and awesome.  We both got a lot of stuff done.  Nothing blogworthy but things that made us both feel better.  The house is spotless.  The garage is clean.  The dog is clean.  We took a couple of long walks and we all slept a lot.  Especially this guy.

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Friday Favorites {Travel Edition}

Friday Favorites {Travel Edition}

Happy Friday!  Who's pumped for the weekend?  I have a busy Saturday but I'm looking forward to doing a little crafting, reading and quilting on Sunday.  Or napping.  Napping is always good.

On Wednesday I had the opportunity to head to Atlanta to spend some time at The Home Depot headquarters.  It was a quick trip.  I left at 7pm (after a 2 hour flighty delay) on Tuesday night and was back home by 10:30 yesterday morning.  I was able to meet the other DIY Influencers who will be hosting DIY and DIH Workshops in 2015. It's always fun meeting other bloggers.  It's also scary.  I'm a total introvert and this is way beyond my normal comfort level.  I fake it the best I can.  Luckily this entire group is fantastic and I had a fabulous time.  I'm glad I didn't chicken out.

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