Baby Bee’s Bedroom Budget Breakdown

Try saying that three times fast! :)

So this post is gonna be short, sweet, and to the point. If you want more details or links to specific items, see the reveal post– it has all the gory details! :)

But here’s the cold, hard numbers (rounded to the nearest dollar because I didn’t feel like messing with change!):

Paint– $50. This was for two full gallons and a quart. We already had the ceiling paint and the paint for the trim and dresser.

Furniture– $184. Broken down further, it was $80 for the crib, a total of $80 for the chair, and $24 for the new knobs to put on my free dresser!

Art/decor– $177. The mobile and heart art were made from free items or things I already had on hand. The poster was a total of $30 including the frame. The A was $25. The curtains were $17, the crib skirt $20, and the sheets $10 for a two pack. The high dollar item was her rug at $75.

All of that brings the total to $411.00, which I don’t think is too shabby! :)

And just ’cause I can, I’m gonna end this post with the pretty pictures of her room again… So sorry if you’re sick of them! :)

LOVE!

LOVE!

So pretty!

So pretty!

Did I mention I LOVE this room? :)

Did I mention I LOVE this room? :)

Dressing up the Dresser

When we began work on baby bee’s room, I knew exactly what I wanted the end product to look like, including the dresser I wanted. Her room isn’t very large, so I knew there wasn’t room for a big dresser, but I wanted something small that could hold onesies and diapers and act as a changing table for when she was tiny.

Do you know how hard it is to find a small dresser?!

Well, let me tell you! We searched. Granted, we didn’t want to spend very much money, especially if the dresser required refinishing, so that made it a bit more difficult. But even just finding something the right dimensions was hard. I got to the point that I was even looking at the cheap flimsy stuff from Walmart and Target. And every tutorial I saw in blog land about this amazing Craigslist find or great dresser found on the curb just made me annoyed…

Until I found my own! :)

In a last ditch effort, I made a Facebook status asking my friends to keep an eye out for a small dresser that was preferably white or could be refinished to white and not too expensive. Can I just say my friends are awesome? So many of them tried really hard to find what we needed! How cool is that!? And one of them ended up being perfect:

Yes, I did say perfect...

Yes, I did say perfect…

Our church’s youth pastor text me the day after I posted that status asking me if it was true that we needed a small dresser. His mom had seen my status and mentioned something to him. Of course, I said yes. He told me that they had one we could have, if we were interested!

Woot! Woot! :)

The next day we went to the church and out he pulled our little blue baby! It wasn’t pretty but it was the perfect size, made of solid wood, and in decent shape. I knew it could be just what we needed with a little TLC!

And that’s exactly what I did! I by no means am an expert at furniture refinishing. Like with little miss’s chair, this was my first experience with redoing a dresser. Also like her chair, the end result isn’t perfect, but I love it!

First, I sanded. Luckily we still had Corey’s dad’s hand sander from the floor refinishing project. It still took three passes to make it even remotely ready to be painted. That blue layer was thick, and under the blue was white, followed by green. Unfortunately I didn’t take any pictures- I was too much in go mode! After each pass I wiped it down with cheesecloth. Originally I left the handles that came with it on, since I wasn’t strong enough to take them off on my own (like I said- that blue was thick!) and I was working on it while Corey was at work. When Corey got home though I had him pry those suckers off and I sanded some more!

Next, I started painting. I could have used our paint sprayer, but decided against it. I have no good reason really, except I haven’t used the sprayer yet and didn’t feel like trying it for the first time on my dresser! Instead I just used one of my good paintbrushes and the white paint we had used on the trim in her room since we had it on hand. I did the drawers first and then the dresser itself. If I remember correctly, it took six coats. It was a lot of painting. If you look closely, you can see some brush strokes, as well as where the original handles were, but it’s not noticeable unless you’re really inspecting the thing, so I let it be. I also didn’t bother with polyeurathane or polyacrylic. Quite frankly, I was sick of painting and since it was a semi-gloss paint, I figured it would be glossy enough. Plus, the dresser is small enough that if I decide it needs freshened up later I can go for the poly then.

We let it dry for two full days before moving it inside… I was mega paranoid about it being sticky or getting dinged up. Plus, the new knobs I bought hadn’t come in yet, so there was no need to rush! :)

Once the knobs came in though and the dresser was in place, Corey hopped right to getting those babies on! And ooo, mama- they are perfect! They took a little searching to find- I started looking at Menards, but they were $5 a piece! I wasn’t about to fork over $40 on knobs for a free dresser, so I held off. I checked Walmart just to see, and surprisingly they had some, but they weren’t quite what I wanted, so I waited again. Then I went to trusty, good ol’ Amazon and found the perfect match– cheap and pretty!

To finish the dresser project off then only required the mirror, which was another free project! We had the mirror itself from remodeling at our old house, and Corey used the trim we had replaced in the baby’s room to build the frame. The pink was the paint we had already used for her room too! Corey just framed it out, we hung it up (using the heavy duty command strips on the mirror and nailing the frame over it), and there you have it! The finished product:

The dresser from one angle...

The dresser from one angle…

And from the other!

And from the other!

All dressed up and ready to go! :)

Everything is Prettier in Pink!

Some of you may remember the post from forever ago when I shared the original picture of the chair for baby bee’s room:

I got this baby for $15 from a friend on Facebook! Not pretty, but let's see what magic I can work! :)

I got this baby for $15 from a friend on Facebook! Not pretty, but let’s see what magic I can work! :)

I had scoured the Internet and various stores for a chair for her room, but couldn’t bring myself to spend $200+, especially when I couldn’t find anything quite like I wanted. Finally I decided to be brave and try my hand at reupholstering, especially when I saw my friend post that chair on Facebook. What did I have to lose!?

I bought the chair. I bought the fabric. I was ready, right?

Let me disclose something quick- I had never reupholstered anything in my life. I had watched Mom do basic kitchen chair cushions, but that was the extent of my experience. Still, how hard could it be!?

Hmmm…

I read just about every possible “how to reupholster tutorial” on the web. At first, I was determined to do it perfectly. And then I realized if I waited until I was prepared to do it perfectly I would never even start. So I dug in.

I shared these pictures from my first day working on it:

When I first started taking the chair apart. It was definitely a little scary! And let me tell you there was definitely no shortage of staples where this chair was concerned!

When I first started taking the chair apart. It was definitely a little scary! And let me tell you there was definitely no shortage of staples where this chair was concerned!

The back showing the tufting. And yes, I had to figure that out too!

The back showing the tufting. And yes, I had to figure that out too!

I'm pretty proud of it, if I do say so myself!

I’m pretty proud of it, if I do say so myself!

My partially finished project! :)

My partially finished project! :)

I started out following all of the guidelines I had read, but it didn’t take long for those to slowly be rejected one by one. It was so much easier to just do. Hence why this is in no way a tutorial. I have no knowledge of how to reupholster. I literally chose to wing it. My only advice?- Just do it!

After finishing the top part I waited a long time to get it out again. It was a little intimidating. I was pretty sure the part I had finished was the easy part… What was I going to do with the bottom?

Well, once again I decided to just take the leap. I spent literally a whole day on the bottom portion of her chair. It was a ton of work. My belly was in the way 90% of the time. My fingers ached. My back was sore. But by golly, by the end of the night I was finished and so incredibly proud because I did it!

The only picture I took that day was this one:

Success!

Success!

My house was a complete disaster area, there were staples, thread, and fabric all over my living room, and I might have used hot glue on the chair more than once and many other unconventional reupholstering procedures (let’s just shove this material there!), but none of that mattered… Or matters now! It’s not perfect, but it’s perfect for my little girl’s room and I love it!

Here’s a picture of it in her room, just as a refresher:

LOVE!

LOVE!

I’m actually looking forward to a few restless nights curled up in the cozy thing! :)

And if nothing else, it looks way prettier in pink than that ugly green! :)

Daughter of the King

This week has been a little crazy for our family, but not entirely in a bad way… Just different!

The biggest change has been in Corey’s work schedule. Not that long ago I posted about how there were rumors of layoffs at the factory Corey works at and how we were a bit nervous how it would impact him and our family as a whole. Well, the layoff did happen, but thankfully for our family Corey had enough seniority to not be a part of that group. However, the company also chose to get rid of four crew, the shift Corey was on that gave him weekends in the middle of the week and have to work every other weekend. As a result, he was moved to second shift. This was our first week dealing with the change, and so far I think it’s safe to say it definitely has its pros and cons. I love that he is home to sleep every night, and knowing that we will have every weekend together instead of every other. The not so great part is him being gone in the evening, and therefore missing out on family stuff, like the big brother class I took Tate to at our hospital Monday to help prepare him for baby bee’s arrival. It’s also been an adjustment for us to have him working a normal forty hour week- it’s made this week drag a little! Ultimately though, we are just incredibly thankful that he is still employed and we aren’t wondering how we are going to pay for little miss’s arrival on top of bills and all!

Anyway though, as I was debating on which part of the nursery to talk about on her first, I realized just how perfectly the phrase on her poster fit our, or particularly my, lives/life right now. I am the daughter of a King who is not moved by the world for my God is with me & goes before me I do not fear because I am His.

Such a good, powerful reminder!

Such a good, powerful reminder!

God will always provide, no matter what. No need to fear. If I could remember that and do a bit better at trusting, I would save myself so much worry and heartache! :)

But on to the deets on this lovely little poster…

Forever ago I pinned this sign, loving the phrase and thinking of how powerful it would be as a little girl to have this reminder daily. It wasn’t exactly what I wanted for baby bee’s room, though, so I searched Etsy to see what else there was to choose from. There are quite a few vendors who offer signs with this phrase, and many have options to customize it, too. My biggest problem was finding one I wanted to fork the money over for. And then I remembered my dear friend Ashley does this for a living! I sent her an email asking if she would be interested, explaining what I was thinking. And I got back the beautiful file you’ve seen printed and framed! :) All I did was upload it to Office Max’s website to be printed, purchase a frame for it, pick up the print at our local Office Max a few days later, and put it together! Easy, peasy!

(P.S., Ash, if you’re reading this you are the best and I’ve been meaning to send you some moola not just for your awesome work, but towards your trip, too!)

Yes, I said trip… Ashley will be leaving for Africa next weekend, where she will be serving on Mercy Ships. I’m so incredibly proud of her, albeit also a little jealous and bummed I won’t get to see her for a few months and that she won’t be home for the birth of little miss. Still, I know it will be an awesome experience for her and I will be praying for her daily. I’m sure she wouldn’t mind if any of you would add her to your prayers either! And, in all reality, this fits right in with my little girl’s poster- Ashley, too, is a daughter of the King who will be right there by her side during this adventure! :) Love you, Ashley!

Also (and I haven’t checked with her so take it for what it’s worth) if any of you are interested in your own poster or need a graphic designer for anything (did I mention she also made my wedding invitations!?), feel free to shoot me a comment or email and I would love to hook you up with Ashley to see if she would be interested in helping you out when she gets back! :)

So I guess this post isn’t much of a tutorial, but more of a mini how-to wrapped in a reminder that God is there! Always, no matter what. It is so good to be a daughter of the King! :) Happy weekend, all! :)

P.S. I realize not all of my readers may share my Christian faith. It is a huge part of my life though, and I am proud to showcase it along with the DIY work that is a big part of my life, too. If you would ever like to discuss faith and whatnot with me, feel free to shoot me an email! And if you find my faith related posts offensive, please know that is not my intention. I love you regardless of belief differences we may have, and appreciate you reading my blog! :)

DIY Distractions

Apparently Corey and I have “ooo, shiny!” syndrome when it comes to DIY.

I realize I have a whole slew of posts to do about baby bee’s room… And I promise I will churn them out soon! But today Corey and I tackled a completely unexpected project and so I had to share!

Some of you may remember me mentioning the only things left on the “To-Do Before Baby Gets Here” List are cleaning/organizing the extra bedroom, dining room, and laundry room and hopefully have a garage sale. Well, today Corey and I decided to get started on tackling the extra bedroom…

And it somehow turned into us ripping out carpet again!

Here’s the way it went down:

Corey: Let’s just get all of the stuff out of the extra bedroom and into the dining room first, and then we can put the bed and stuff that belongs in there back and move on to the dining room.
Me: Okay, sounds good.
Emptying out the extra bedroom begins… And we actually get it done quickly. It looks like we may be able to cross off the extra bedroom sooner than I thought!
Me: This carpet is really nasty.
Corey: Yeah it is!
Since I’m already on the floor, I decide to peel back a corner. I stare at it a few minutes. Corey comes to see what caught my attention and pulls it back further. Yep, it’s hardwood. We look at each other in disbelief. What do we do now?!
Corey: Let’s just pull it up.
Me: You do remember what happened last time we did this?
Corey: Oh, no, I’m not refinishing any floors or anything.
Me: I was talking more about the whole change of plans and fifty thousand projects that sprouted.
We mull it over. And decide to go for it.

I know… Bad, bad, boring storytelling. Sorry.

But really we just tore the carpet out. That’s it. We still need to clean the floors good and organize the room a bit, but I promise we aren’t getting distracted with any other DIY projects in there. Not even painting. That room is not a priority. Plus, I’m gonna have a baby in a few weeks… Bad idea to start new projects!

I do wish I would have taken a before we took the junk out photo because this room was a hot mess. Part of why we had forgotten how nasty the carpet was was because you couldn’t actually see the carpet. But since I was just planning on more or less organizing the junk, I didn’t think about it. All you get is are these after most of the junk was out pictures so you can see the gross carpet:

Mmm, look at those stains. Disgusting.

Mmm, look at those stains. Disgusting.

Isn't that color beautiful?

Isn’t that color beautiful?

And then we have an in progress photo for you:

Yes, we were thinking once again, "why in the world would you cover this up!?"

Yes, we were thinking once again, “why in the world would you cover this up!?”

And I guess this is still in progress, but it’s what the room looks like right this minute. I’m hoping to do some work on it tonight and then have Corey and I finish it up tomorrow… Which okay, even when it’s “finished” for now it’ll be in progress! :) Anyway- the room’s current state:

I would say an improvement!

I would say an improvement!

And there you have it- today’s little DIY distraction! :) It’ll be back to nursery land next post!

Swelling with Excitement

That’s probably a really bad blog title, but it’s actually quite applicable. There’s all sorts of swelling going on in our household- my belly, my feet, and the excitement of how close we are to finishing the baby’s room, and even more about how close she is to coming! :)

We were busy this weekend, both with doing stuff around the house and having lots of fun… And I personally think those are always the best weekends! We dubbed this “Corey and Tate’s Redneck Weekend” in terms of fun, since they slept (part) of the night in a tent in our backyard on Friday, went to Monster Jam on Saturday, and just were generally a little more hillbilly than normal this weekend! :) They both had a complete blast though:

Ready to camp out in the backyard! :) Excuse the bad quality- my iPhone's flash is a little janky!

Ready to camp out in the backyard! :) Excuse the bad quality- my iPhone’s flash is a little janky!

Tate's favorite monster truck!

Tate’s favorite monster truck!

My favorite picture that Corey sent me of Monster Jam- it just seems to be the epitome of what I think of when I think redneck :)

My favorite picture that Corey sent me of Monster Jam- it just seems to be the epitome of what I think of when I think redneck :)

Anyway though- enough with the fun! :) Oh! But we did get to hit up the 127/World’s Longest Garage Sale this weekend since it runs right through our town. My high school is actually on 127, so it’s pretty much home! We had a few good finds, but managed to keep our spending in check, too! :)

But back to the work- we did a LOT on the baby’s room, and I will probably be doing the reveal this week! :) We are mostly just wrapping up decor items… Although we do have a few more coats of paint to do on this beauty:

Our FREE dresser for the baby's room! :) Yep, free!!!

Our FREE dresser for the baby’s room! :) Yep, free!!!

I’m not sure if I’ve shared about our mad hunt for a dresser on here or not, but we’ve been searching high and low practically all summer and coming up empty. We would find one that was crazy expensive, or not the right size, or already sold, but couldn’t find what we needed. I had posted on many Facebook buy/sell/trade groups in our area and scoured Craigslist to no avail. Finally I posted on my personal Facebook site, and two days later our youth pastor text me and told me they had a small, ugly old dresser at church that they were going to toss if I didn’t want it! Well, let me tell you I snatched that baby up quick as can be- it is literally perfect for what we needed! I’ve been sanding and painting all weekend getting rid of that thick layer of blue paint… And I think it’ll be just one or two more coats and it’ll be ready for its big reveal! :) Such a huge blessing!So y’all have some pretty sweet reveals to look forward to! :) Fair warning though, it’s VBS week at church and this pregnant lady comes home exhausted so no promises on the timeliness. The goal is to reveal the baby’s room by the end of the week, though, so here’s hoping! :)

The Finish Line

Yep, I can see it!

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I don’t know if any of y’all are distance runners, but I ran cross country and track in high school, and I remember all too well the feeling of exhiliration when you’d get to that last little bit of the race when your body ached and you were exhausted but you could finally see the finish line! Somehow, somewhere, you’d find the strength to “kick it in,” as my coach would say and it felt oh so good! :)

Okay, okay, so what’s all that have to do with our forever home, or anything at all really?

Well, so glad you asked! :) I can finally see the finish line when it comes to some of the projects we’ve had on our to-do list since moving in and I’m starting to get that crazy excited feeling!

I’m the most pumped about the baby’s room. We are finally at the stage where I can see it coming together. The main painting is completely done except for a few minor touch ups that will need done once we finish the trim. We do still have to paint the ceiling, but that should be pretty quick and painless! :) Corey finished replacing the “bad” parts of the trim today… I’m not sure if I ever explained the trim situation in the baby’s room, but the previous owners had used a completely different type of trim around the door frame than the rest of the room and it drove me crazy! There was also a portion that didn’t have quarter round on the bottom of the baseboards, though the rest of the room did. However, thanks to my husband finally fixing the trim after his wifey poo went in and pulled the mismatched part off herself being amazing and realizing baby girl will be here in two months so we better get a move on it, it now all matches and there is quarter round in place where it should be! It’s just waiting for a fresh coat of white paint (the trim in her room is currently purple… It’s not pretty!)! And since we all know my obsession with lists, here is what the remaining items on the baby’s room to-do list are:

-paint trim and doors white
-touch up small spots on walls
-paint the ceiling
-find a dresser!!!
-update lighting
-finish chair
-decorate! :)

The chair will be done this weekend. I might do the light too- I have a fun little project for that which I can’t wait to share! We shall see about the painting… I hate painting! :) And I’ve been on a crazy mission to find a dresser for her room, but so far have had zero luck. This is partly because I’m cheap and partly because there are no dressers on craigslist, at the thrift stores, or anywhere else I’ve looked that match the measurements we need. Talk about frustrating! Maybe I will get lucky this weekend {fingers crossed!}! But see- the finish line is in sight! Which means the big nursery reveal is also in sight! YAY! :)

We also started cleaning out garages this week! My garage (aka the small garage) is officially cleaned out! Organized? Well… We will get there. Cleaned out is enough for now! :)

My Jeep EASILY fits now instead of being packed in!

My Jeep EASILY fits now instead of being packed in!

Corey’s garage (aka the big garage) will be the more complicated task, but I have faith in us. Plus, the weather has been cooler which makes me much more motivated to go outside. And my parents plan to have a garage sale next weekend, so that’s a tiny bit of motivation, too, so we can get rid of some of our junk and hopefully make some moola! :) I still want to have our own garage sale, too, and summer is ticking away so the motivation keeps on coming!

After that, the only other project that has a mandatory “before the baby is here” due date is cleaning up our dining room/extra bedroom. This is one of those projects that isn’t hard, just time consuming and very not fun. Hence why we keep putting it off!

And there you have it- my view of the finish line! Unfortunately it isn’t completely a true finish line, because we have a ton of other projects that will still be on the to-do list, just not the “before the baby is here” one! I guess I can look at it as this race is almost over, and then it’ll be on to the next one! :)

Hearts and Circles

It might be a record in our household- I finished not one, but two projects last night! Woot woot! :) And of course I shall share them with y’all:

Yesterday I shared the little art project we did with Tate over the weekend on an old canvas and mentioned we had started one for little sister, too. Last night before Corey headed to work we took a little family time to finish her little present from her brother.

I already have a wooden “A” that I’m putting up in the baby’s room (oh, look, a clue to her name!), so I thought it would be better to do something different for her canvas. The first thing that popped in my mind was a heart and so that’s what we went with! Let me tell you, though, a heart is much more difficult than a “T”. Looking back, I probably could have just cut out a heart and taped it down or something, but I was trying to be creative and decided to make a “striped heart”:

Taped off before paint.

Taped off before paint.

So obviously it wasn’t a perfect heart shape to begin with, but Tate approved and who said anything has to be perfect? Plus, it would have taken me forever to make it perfect. Instead, I eyeballed the stripes at the bottom and eyeballed the angles and then made a little template for the top curvy part:

The template for the top of the heart.

The template for the top of the heart.

Then it was time to paint! We used some leftover paint from the nursery and let Tate go to town:

Trying to cheese while painting! Such a silly boy! :)

Trying to cheese while painting! Such a silly boy! :)

Once he was finished we removed the tape:

Ta-da!

Ta-da!

You can tell which side of the heart Tate sort of attacked… And that’s okay! I think it’s adorable and a great present for us to put in his little sister’s room! He’s so proud of it too- he’s going to be such a great big brother! :)

I also gave you a sneak peek of the other project I finished today when I shared this picture:

Some of the supplies!

Some of the supplies!

I used paint chip circles, part of an embroidery hoop, some white thread, and my hot glue gun to make a mobile for the baby’s room. Originally I found this link on Pinterest and was inspired to try to make my own with a few modifications.

First I raided the paint chip aisle at Wal-Mart. That’s where we had bought the paint for little miss’s room, so I just got chips of the colors we used in her room along with some white. I really didn’t take that many, so don’t make me feel guilty (mom!). Then I used a one inch circle punch to cut out the colors I needed. This was trickier than anticipated at first, since it was hard to avoid all of the words and numbers on the chip, but once I got a system down it didn’t take long and I ended up with the little piles I shared above.

Next I had a seven inch embroidery hoop lying around from a project I had intended to do at our old house and never got around to that I pulled out and had Corey spray paint just the inner circle white. It worked out perfectly! Then, once it was dry, I cut seven twenty-four inch pieces of white thread and spaced them out around the embroidery hoop. I tied them approximately every three inches, though I didn’t measure exactly.

Now we are to the fun part. In the inspiration tutorial, she sewed the paint chips to her thread and then tied the thread to the embroidery hoop. Problem- I do not sew! Hence why my handy dandy hot glue gun became the star of the show! :) I honestly wasn’t sure how it would work out, but I think it worked out great and would definitely recommend it to my fellow non-sewers! :)

So about every two inches on each string I placed one paint chip underneath the thread, put a dot or so of hot glue, and then placed another paint chip on top. Here’s some pictures that might help this make more sense:

Every two inches I placed a paint chip.

Every two inches I placed a paint chip.

Placing a paint chip under the thread. From here I would put a glue dot on the thread and then put another chip on top.

Placing a paint chip under the thread. From here I would put a glue dot on the thread and then put another chip on top.

When that was all done I went through and pulled away any hot glue strings and cut the extra thread off of the bottom of each one. Now we just have to finish painting little miss’s ceiling so we can bring her crib in and install her brand new mobile! :)

Love it! :)

Love it! :)

Ooo! And last night I also ordered the awesome sign I had a graphic designer friend create… But I will share more details on that when it is printed and I can share all of the details! :)

Yep, look at me- getting stuff done!

Busy Weekends and Baby Projects

What does minions, an auction, a few garage sales, a wedding, multiple trips to various stores, and pink and red paint have in common? Well, they’re just a few elements of the crazy busy weekend our little family had.

Really it was very good as far as weekends go. Just busy. Good busy!

Friday we took Tate to go see Despicable Me 2 since he had rocked it out at swim lessons the past two weeks. It was really cute and he loved it. I wish I could have gotten a picture of the look on his face as he sat on the edge of his seat- he was completely enthralled! Moments like that make this mama’s heart happy! :)

On Saturday we woke up bright and early to head to an auction that caught Corey’s eye and stopped at a couple of garage sales on the way. Our big find was an old retro toaster for a quarter. Why is this cool? Good question. My son has a new obsession with Brave Little Toaster and LOVES playing with appliances. He found an old alarm clock of Corey’s earlier in the week and drug it around everywhere, so the toaster was a pretty big deal. It’s the little things in life!

Tate and Toaster! :)

Tate and Toaster! :)

Unfortunately the auction part didn’t go so well. We didn’t really think through the whole it’s hot, I’m pregnant, Tate’s three, and auctions last awhile thing. Luckily I married an awesome man who took his whiney, sweaty family home and then went back by himself. He didn’t end up getting anything, but such is auction life!

After the auction we had my cousin’s wedding. It was beautiful! They had a gorgeous outdoor ceremony and then a small reception where my son had a blast jamming out! I really wish I would have gotten some pictures- or better yet video- of his rad dance moves to torture him with someday! :)

When we left the wedding festivities, Tate headed off with my parents and Corey and I got a night to ourselves, which was really nice though about 90% of the time we were talking about Tate and how much we missed him! It had been quite awhile though since Corey and I had just us time, so it was good to chill out without interruptions and sleep in our bed without little feet in our ribs!

Sunday after church we intended to have a work/lazy day at home, but then ended up running to Defiance to pick up a few things for some projects we’ve been wanting to do or need to wrap up. Can I just say that a “quick trip” to the store never happens? Blah. We still got back home at a decent time though and after some relaxing and napping got some stuff accomplished.

Yep, you did read that right- we got stuff accomplished! Corey worked on finishing up painting in the baby’s room, so now all that’s left is fixing and painting the trim and doors in there and some small touch ups once the trim is fixed and painted. Oh and the ceiling- that needs painted. We are getting close to the final stages though! :) While he did that I cleaned up the house (it was a wee bit messy and I had laundry and dishes to catch up on!) and then started a little project for the baby’s room. Here’s a sneak peek:

Some of the supplies!

Some of the supplies!

I’m almost done with it, so stay tuned there!

Tate got a little jealous of all our projects for the baby’s room and that he didn’t have jobs to do towards the end of the day, so we decided it would be a good time to pull out a couple of old canvases and give our little man some attention- and something to be proud of.

We worked on two projects- one for his room and one for him to make for the baby’s. His was by far the easiest… I just used some painter’s tape to make a “T” and then let him go to town with some red paint. And it is all done except for being hung on his wall:

Painting!

Painting!

The finished project! :)

The finished project! :)

It’s not perfect, but that was half the point and he loved making it! Baby sister’s still needs some work though… So I will share that another day! :)

And that was our weekend! Busy, fun, not super productive, but we still got stuff done- I’d say that makes a good one! :)