Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sneak Peak

Just thought I would give y’all a little sneak peak into Baby V’s room. We’re not going for anything traditional in the sense of nurseries. I wanted something that would {obviously} be gender neutral and would also be able to grow with our little man/lady.

A picked up and ordered a few pieces this week in anticipation of work starting {teachers you kow what I’m talkin’ about} and the last minute trips I’ve planned. I’m feeling great and really motivated to get the basics done for Baby V.

I’ll let you use your imagination as to what the finished {or close to finished} product will look like. hope to be posting that in a few weeks time. 😉





Will most definitely be posting some bump pics soon for you guys. Although small, I finally have something to show for the morning sickness and cravings.


You Know Your Preggers When….

You know your pregnant when you are craving a classic sandwich like a BLT, but you haven’t had any meat since 2007.

And your know your REALLY pregnant when you actually order AND eat one for dinner last night! You guys, I ate every bite of the sandwich and it was delish. Don’t think I’ve jumped off the meatless bandwagon by any means though. It was like a one time {alright maybe one more time?} thing that satisfied this baby and his/her mama.

That is all. Have a great weekend y’all.


Today has been a good day.

I woke up early {8am on summer vacay, ok} and make a trek to my fav thrift store down south and stake out the door before they opened. What would prompt me to start my day so early? Well, this beauty is what.


I found this yesterday 45 minutes before closing anthey knew it wouldn’t fit in my car. I would have to drive almost 30 minutes each way to get this awesome piece and they wouldn’t hold it since it was a new item. boo. Well not boo anymore this I’m the proud owner of this cane rocker. Hope Baby V appreciates these efforts!

I picked up the geometric print pillow this morning after my thrift store score while looking for curtains at Marshalls. It was a bit more than I wanted to pay for a pillow {20 bucks} but I figured the money I didn’t spend in myself while thrifting clothes went to this purchase for the nursery instead. {….way to fudge the budget eh?}

Don’t think I’m cray cray writing this post about a thrifty find because the day gets better!

You sir, are looking at an one employees lady! While on said decor extravaganza hunt I got a call from the principal at my former school, Grandview Hills, asking if I’d like to accept a 3rd grade teaching position. Now you guys, that is literally the ONLY other team I wanted to teach with at the school! How awesome is that? Of coarse my hormonal self burst into tears in the middle of a fabric store and gladly accepted the job. She was super supportive about me taking time off for the baby and already is working on getting a long term sub by early December just in case I go into labor early.

I can’t tell you what a relief this news was today. Since being let go this past March I’ve gone through a roller coaster of emotions- angry, pissed, motivated, relieved, etc. Trying to figure out what I wanted ti do next has taken a lot of journaling and reflecting. What I’ve concluded is that {for now} this is the right step for me. I was burned out on teaching and thought I wanted a break, but with a baby in tow my feelings have changed. Seeing friends of mine who have little ones and don’t have “teacher schedule”, along with a lot of time to think put my professional career into perspective. I want time off with my family, something that not all careers support or offer, and I want a position where I can leave my job “at the door”. Teaching offers time off with winter break, summer vacay and other holidays. The second part is something that is completely up to me. I’ve recently realized that it’s all about balance. This is something I really strive to work on this school year. I can still be an awesome teacher AND balance family and “me” time with a little extra effort. This is truly an ah ha moment for me, something I’m very grateful I’ve been able to come to on my own. {sorry to those who’ve probably told me this same advice awhile ago. I was a little late really getting this}.

And so there you have it. Two things, one big and one small that made my day- a Monday at that! Now we can finish planning our babymoon, book our tickets for our couples baby shower {pencil your calendars for early Ocotber!}, annnnddd breath knowing that all will be well.

Operation Baby Project

I’ve been bitten by the baby bug. I’m really motivated to get the Baby V’s room started since I know that this free time won’t last (more on that later…). We are renting and don’t want to bother with painting. I’ve also determined to make something cute since everyone asks if the room will be yellow. Little chance there will be yellow in this room and {gasp} there might even be a hint of pink. Thats just how these hippies roll: home birth, cloth diapers and all.

Here are the “before” pics. Excuse the poor lighting 🙂


This is what you see as you walk into the room. It’s nice and bright but looks at those hideously frilly curtains! I’m all about bringing back Gma style in a modern way, but there’s seriously no way to save these guys.


This closet {empty and saved for baby goodies} is the left side of the room. Lots of storage and built in shelves inside too!


Back around to the right. There are two windows off to the left of this closet, making this room one of my favorites in the house {tied with the dining room and that fabulous peacock wallpaper}.

I just picked up a changing table for 20 bucks this past week thats being painted this weekend in a light gray, nimbus cloud to be exact. I also picked up mix of baskets to put on the shelves below and some cloth napkins for some homemade art work.

Next month: purchasing crib, rocker and some other art we saw last weekend.