Thursday, November 25, 2010

Yay, 100! Plus....I won, I won!

It's taken me a while, but finally I have 100 posts! I did start posting regularly but then I got a 'real' part time job and that mucked up my schedule (along with my housework schedule!)....and my 'followers' list is growing to in the last few days!

In other news, I don't think I've won anything since I was about 12 (which was a dinner set, very handy for a 12 year old)! This week has changed that! First I won tickets to the Australian Dance sport Championships (among my very many and varied talents, I used to ballroom & latin american dance) and today I won a gorgeous advent calender from over at I love Parties after I submitted Hugh's party. My luck is changing!

In 'me' news.....my ever expanding belly is starting to become difficult! I'm 28 weeks now and have gotten to that awkward sleeping stage. You know....can't sleep on your back because the baby is to heavy (more on that in a minute), can't sleep on your side because your hips hurt. I've been getting about 4 hours sleep each night, so am EXHAUSTED!!! I can't believe there are another 12 weeks to go, although I'm sure that will go quickly over Christmas and new year. I'm going to be so hot, swollen and horrid! I think my regular hangout will be the couch with the ac on!
And it looks like #2 is going to be another big bub (H was 4.5kgs)....my OB commented on babies size this week and we have another ultrasound in 2 weeks (to check on it's kidney's again) so will be very interested to see how big it is!

Now I'm off to have another sleep! Thank god, Hugh still has 2 naps a day!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Furious Kingston

I know I don't normally post about kids clothes, but I was at Mathilda's Market on the weekend and found gorgeous boys clothes (and for those of us with boys, you know how hard it is to find cute boys stuff!). Furious Kingston (very cute name to!) have funky hats, vests, t-shirts and shorts! I nearly got a hat for Hugh but because his head is so BIG, it's always hard to get the right size without him there...will be getting one for when the weather cools down though!

images via Furious Kingston

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gender Neutral Nursery

I noticed this gorgeous nursery on Silly Eagle Books (via With Two Cats). The colours they have used could be used for either a boy or a girl and I love the below....definitely going on my list of things for my next nursery (a space for Hugh to feel included)!





Tuesday, November 9, 2010

How a year flies!

I wanted to show you a little something I've been working on.....



I know it's nothing new, but we've been taking pics of Hugh in a white top on a white sheet every month since he was born and I've finally pulled my finger out and finished it. I can't wait to get it printed and framed!

Now we just have to make sure we do it with the next baby!

Monday, November 8, 2010

What have I been up to - Part 3.....Pimp my mirror

We all know how popular sunburst mirrors have been lately......well I got on the bandwagon as well! I have had this finished and on our bedroom wall for a couple of months, but never got around to taking photos, so finally this is it!
I purchased this mirror from Target (a whopping $18!) and spray painted it silver. Simple and easy!
Before: After:

Ahhh, much better!
I still have a heap of things to show you, but that's enough for now! Back to posting about nurseries!

Friday, November 5, 2010

What have I been up to - Part 2. Pimp my stool

Now that my big old belly is getting, well big, I wanted to have a step stool to make it easier for me to bath Hugh (and also to use when he needs to get up to the vanity to clean his teeth). Me being me, decided I couldn't find what I was looking for and set about pimping the below one from Ikea!
Initially I was going to try and stencil a pattern on the top, but it was just to hard! So I got some fabric and modge podged it on! Sooooo much easier and worked a treat! Plus it gives it a little bit of texture so when it is used as a step stool (rather than a big mummy tummy stool) it will give it some grip.
Here's some pics.....
Before:

After:

Ahhhh much better!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

What have I been up to - Part 1.....The baby shower!

We (being the fabulous girls I have mothers group with) have 4 girls (including me) currently pregnant with #2! 2 are due any time soon, so we decided to throw them a little baby shower. Nothing over the top and just an afternoon tea when we normally have mum's group and me being the planner, held the soiree at my house.

I wanted to go for lemon & grey colours scheme, but had lots of trouble finding decorations in the colours, so opted for lemon, blue, pink & lilac.

Here are some pics......


I made some bunting to go above the food table, whacked some lemon ribbon around the ice bucket (complete with both non-alcoholic & alcoholic champers).

I made a lemon runner to go down our table and I have a little thing for doilies at the moment, so used some cheapie paper ones to make the table pretty! I grabbed some flowers (not from my garden, but that's another story!) and made pretty posies and I had the butterfly & dragonfly's sitting in my craft box, so popped them in to! Finally I added a few candles I had stashed as well!

Lastly, I made some tissue poms.....I'm not really happy with how they turned out, but they are OK for a first attempt! I also had the white Chinese lanterns laying about from decorating my brother & sister-in-law's engagement party, so threw a few of those up to!
I have to point out now.....check out my cedar post! It had been looking a little tired, grey and yuck so another of the things I have been doing is sanding that (I'm still in the process of sanding another at the front of our house). It took 2 days to sand and I think my fingers are still vibrating! It does look beautiful now though. I had been waiting to sand the post before putting some cheapie Ikea curtains (to give it a bit of a lux feeling) and having the baby shower gave me incentive to do it!
We had a beautiful day, the kids played whilst we chatted and chatted and then chatted!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Movember

In honor of Movember......for when the little man in your life can't grow a mow! Available from Etsy - Sugafresh
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