Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hospital Bag.

It is getting close! We have less than 3 weeks till baby is due.
I have packed our bags. I wanted to let you know what is in there. Mostly, so you can tell me what I am missing. I know I may not use everything and we are only there for 24 hours AFTER delivery.

- slippers
- robe
- chapstick
- nursing bras
- hair ties
- going home outfit for baby (one boy and one girl)
- 2 receiving blankets
- camera and phone chargers
- camera
- 3 outfits for me
- extra underwear
- 2 outfits for dad
- a notebook/pen
- travel sized toiletries
- toothbrushes/toothpaste
- feminine napkins
- tylenol (for dad)
- brush

- extras that are in the car: a blanket, pillow, and towel (mostly for dad)
- For distraction: puzzle book, Crochet needle and yarn, ipod
- snacks

I think that's about it. Let me know if you have any other suggestions. There is still plenty of room for more and better safe than sorry, right?

Also, comments do not show up automatically. I have to read and then approve them to show so don't worry about decency...I'll read it all :)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Nursery tour.

Since the room is mostly done, I thought I would give a little tour. 
We went with a travel theme but didn't want to go too overboard so just a little adventure here and there.
Here is the changing table/dresser. I made the cover for the changing pad and the banner.
That white trash can on the right is called the Diaper Genie and was recommended by a new mom.

Had to add the lamp for midnight changes.
I found the base at a thrift store for $2.00. I already had the shade. And Neil spray painted the base.

 Here is a close up of that lamp. We added direction arrows so some of our favorite places :)
  This is the large wall you see when you walk in.

The details.
 The window seat is not exactly what I wanted but its functional.
I used a twin mattress topper for the cushion. That is the fabric that will cover it but I have not sewn it shut yet, hence the wrinkles.
 I made the curtains and the art. 
The US map is a chalkboard.

Still need to hang the mobile up but I wanted to get a picture of the rug.
 A suitcase for storage.

 There is one last wall where the closet is that is not done yet. 
Just some decorations so we are in no rush. I'm dealing with a little bit of a cold so maybe that will get done next weekend. Regardless, Baby has a place to sleep and nurse so we are as prepared as we can be.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Nursery Sneak Peak.

The nursery is coming together and I am finally putting on the finishing touches.
I needed a few small pieces for the wall. Knowing we wanted a travel theme, it was pretty difficult to find prints in the right colors and/or size. Plus, I liked the idea of using small items from our travels as well as being intentional about which places are meaningful to us.

I pulled a few small pieces together, looked for empty frames in storage, and used fabric from nursery projects. I spray painted the frames to match the room.

I found the OHIO flag for like $0.40! They had a few different states but I knew I wouldn't use all of them and OHIO is where my Iowa Dad is from. The fabric is from the quilt I made.

When shopping at Hobby Lobby, I spotted these small wooden US cut outs. They are about 3 inches wide. I thought they were so cute and at $0.25 each, I picked up a couple, not knowing what to do with them. When I found out it fit perfectly in this already matted frame, I painted it with left over paint from another project.

This small peach frame was $1 at Michaels and I bought it just because the color was perfect. I put in a coin from Belize, one from Mexico, and one from Thailand.

The GPS locator picture is and idea I saw on a pillow on Etsy. I used leftover fabric and a sharpie  for the words.

The big one below is a cut out of Belize where we did mission work and fell in love <3 p="">
I just used scrapbook paper and leftover fabric.

I made this banner for over the crib using wood letters on cardboard. 

 Hope you enjoy the sneak peak. Hopefully the full tour will come soon. Just waiting on a couple more pieces to get done.