mom, grandma and i ran to waterloo/cedar falls this past saturday to get some spring shopping in. i got quite a few things off my list (finally some clothes that fit better) but was also disappointed in most of the stores. i guess shopping in […]
Month: February 2016
Maternity clothes? haven’t worn any yet. not sure how much i will buy either, hope to live in dresses all spring and summer
Stretch marks? no stretch marks yet, but i’m bound to get them.
Sleep: like a baby! wake up once a night to pee, sometimes twice.
Best moment this week: hearing the heartbeat!! and getting an ultrasound picture. we had our first appointment on monday and left in the best mood!
Miss Anything? i do miss weekends with my friends, drinking, bar hopping, etc.
Movement: no movement yet, but the ultrasound showed an active baby!
Food cravings: no real ‘gotta have it’ moments, but i have always loved pickles and seem to love them a little bit more now.
Anything making you queasy or sick: smells! lots of different food smells, too much cologne or perfume, every smell is so heightened it really effects me.
Gender: we are not finding out (as of now) and i really don’t have a gut feeling on it either!
Labor Signs: none
Symptoms: tiredness, nausea, tiredness, tiredness…..
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: happy happy! the heartbeat was so awesome, words can’t explain it.
Looking forward to: we invited our friends down for a night this weekend, hopefully they can all make it, i’m really missing them!
the ‘say yes to the best’ wedding expo was held in elkader, ia on february 2nd and 3rd from 10-4 each day. last year was the first year they held the expo. this year i set up my two tables in JEM salon and spa. […]
when we bought the house is july of 2014 we were so excited to have a fireplace. it was located perfectly for us too. right in the living room that was open to the dining room and kitchen. the appearance of it was not my taste, but i wasn’t complaining. we left it in the state below for a year before i decided what i wanted to do with it…
i started with the idea of ‘white washing’ the brick. i wouldn’t consider my style as rustic as the first coat turned out…so i opted for one more coat.
the second coat turned out much better in my opinion! once i finished with the paint i left it as is for a couple more weeks. taping and painting around the carpet and fireplace insert was not much fun so i put the rest of the makeover off for a bit.
i tossed around a couple ideas of what to do with the mantel and the wall behind it. i thought living with it the way it was would help me determine exactly what i wanted done. i considered painting the mantel black…but then thought it would look like a big division symbol with the circle mirror, black mantel, and the black fireplace insert. i then considered painting it a darker gray (our kitchen island is dark gray so i thought of matching that to tie the two rooms together). i then came across the fire place in this post and knew i wanted that look!
he did such a great job! i was so happy with it i could hardly wait to get paint and stain on it. one thing wonderful through all these house projects is that fact that i work at a lumbar yard. i get all my materials for practically cost which makes little projects like these cost little to nothing!
i almost didn’t want to take down my fall decor because i loved it so much with the gray and distressed stained large mantel. but i’m a sucker for christmas decor and all things glitzy!
here is the state it is in now. i change up the decor often, probably too much!
i could not be happier for the way it turned out! i am also so very thankful to have a husband who loves to attempt and accomplish my visions on his own!