Sunday, December 14, 2014

38 Weeks!


How is it possible that our little man is due to arrive in 2 weeks! We are keeping our fingers crossed that he decides to join us before Christmas. I know that is crazy! It would probably be so much easier if he just waits, but there are so many reasons I would love for him to be here for the holidays! I know that he will come when he is supposed to, and it will be perfect! I don't know why I am rushing him! Gosh, I remember when he was just the size of a sweet pea...he is already growing up too fast! 

How Far Along: 38 weeks
Gender: boy
Sleep: Sleep is getting more and more difficult...I just can't seem to get comfortable at night
Best Moment: packing our bag for the hospital (ahhhh, it feels so close)
Miss Anything: being able to paint my own toenails 
Movement: he is still very, very active...sometimes it feels like he is trying to escape
Cravings: a cold turkey sandwich
Queasy or Sick: nope...i have been feeling pretty good
Looking Forward To: celebrating the holidays with our family, and hopefully a sweet new bundle of joy...and meeting this little man, of course 


Sunday, November 30, 2014

DIY Arrows

Time is winding down and all I can seem to think about is how soon this little guy is going to be here. We have been working very hard to get the nursery ready for his arrival.

You may not know this about be, but I kind of have a thing for arrows. Maybe, it is because my my last name is Fletcher, and they just seem like fitting decor. Anyway, I made some cute arrows for the nursery, and I am in love with them! 


They were simple to make. I just found some dowel rods, colorful paint, feathers, and twine. I already had a lot of the items at home. I started off by taping off the rods for easy painting. However, I found that it is just as easy to freehand the stripes. I just mixed up the size and color of each stripe so they would all look a little different. Once the paint was dry, I picked out two feathers to add to the top. To attach the feathers I just wrapped them with twine.


I decided against adding points to the end of the arrows, after all, they are going in a nursery. I considered putting little felt points on them, but I am happy with them just the way they are! 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Christmas Decorating

Christmas decorating starts tomorrow! We are kicking off the holiday festivities with our 2nd Annual Deck the Halls Christmas Extravaganza! (You can read all about last year's extravaganza here!) 

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite Christmas decor projects! I am not sure how many projects I will do this year.


Our "real" Christmas tree stand is all ready to go for the holiday season! We did replace the rolled up paper with some styrofoam...it is much sturdier! I don't have to worry about it falling when the littles come over! 


These little snow globes are still my favorite of all the Christmas decor that we have! I usually leave them out until at least Valentine's day! 


Okay, this isn't really a decor project, but I love wrapped presents so much that they might as well be considered decor! I am doing the same thing this year! Fabric bows and brown paper packages look so cute under my tree! Most of my gifts are already wrapped and ready to go under the tree! I can't wait! 


I made these rustic ornaments the first year Dane and I were married. We still have them, and I love them just as much as I did then. I planned to have a themed tree that was rustic every year. However, we bought each other ornaments last year, and I think that will be a new favorite tradition...especially with a little one! 

Wow, I have done a total of four Christmas decor projects in the several years that I have been writing this blog...and one of them was wrapping gifts (not even sure that counts)! I am such a lame blogger! ;)

Happy decorating! 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Christmas Cards

I usually design our Christmas cards, but I decided that I would just order some this year...we have enough other stuff going on. Shutterfly has an amazing selection of cards to choose from. Here are a few of my favorites! 


onetwo / threefour / fivesix

It was really hard to pick just one design...they are all so fun and festive! I ended up choosing this card. They are probably the best cards that we have had...but I am sure I will love next year's even more. The paper quality is great, and the shipping was very timely. Shutterfly has yet to disappoint me! 

This is not a sponsored post. These opinions are all my own! 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lately

Where did fall go?! It was snowing today! This weather is not really helping me fight my urge to decorate for Christmas. Luckily, I have been too busy to even think about decorating. I have been busy with fun photo sessions, preparing for baby, and spending much needed time with friends and family. I am sad to see the fall season come to an end, but there is so much to look forward to...like kissing these little cheeks! 



For now, I am going to continue to enjoy what is left of autumn...and a couple slices of pumpkin pie! The leaves are beautiful, the weather is cold, and the blankets are cozy. Speaking of blankets, I found this cable knit throw at West Elm the other day, and instantly added it to my must have list. I can just imagine curling up with a baby, cup of hot chocolate, and this beautiful blanket! (AHHH! Curling up with a BABY...baby snuggles are in my near future!!!)

Another reason to love this time of the year...I got to stock up on my favorite Scentporotables from Bath and Body Works! Leaves is my absolute favorite, but I did grab a couple Christmas scents too. These would make great stocking stuffers! I just love it when my car smells all yummy.

I recently started looking for my next sewing project. If you follow me on Pinterest you may have noticed that I am kind of in love with the half triangle quilts! I can't wait to pick out fabric with my grandma and the girls! I am happy that I will be able to share the progress of this little project. This is the first quilt or blanket that hasn't been a secret gift! 


This is probably the most random post that I have ever written! (Sorry about that!)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

31 Weeks

Time is flying by so quickly! I cannot believe that we have less than 10 weeks to go. Our sweet baby boy will be in our arms before we know it. Dane and I feel more and more blessed everyday. It still amazes me that God chose us to raise and care for this little man! Every time I get to feel him kick and squirm my heart grows a little more in love. 

 


We have had the privilege of seeing our little guy through sonogram a lot. There have been some concerns that required a little more monitoring than normal, but both baby and I are perfectly healthy. Over the weekend we had a 3D sonogram and our families got to join us to see the little guy. Every time we see him I am just in awe, and it was wonderful to share that with our loved ones.

How Far Along: 31 weeks
Gender: boy
Sleep: I would love to sleep through the night just once before he arrives
Best Moment: making tons of progress on the baby's room
Miss Anything: being able to pick stuff up off the floor
Movement: he is very active
Cravings: not really
Queasy or Sick: I have started to get heartburn
Looking Forward To: celebrating with family and friends at the baby shower this weekend

The picture above was taken by my lovely friend, Chelsea! She did such an amazing job capturing this special moment in our life! I will be sure to share more soon, but for now you can see a few of our sneak peeks on her
Facebook page.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Christmas

I have really been in the Christmas spirit lately. I know, it is only October, but I really think it has something to do with this little squirm worm growing inside me. I haven't gone crazy and started playing Christmas music throughout the house...yet, but I have been buying presents for months! Who knows when little man will arrive! I have to be prepared! Anyway, I thought I would share my go to places for finding the perfect Christmas gifts.


Shutterfly: If you are looking for a personalized photo gift, Shutterfly is the place to go! The selection of home décor and gifts is fabulous, and they run specials regularly. They even have personalized wrapping paper! That is pretty much the coolest thing ever, don't you think!? Moms. Grandmas. Sisters. Aunts. You will be sure to find something that they will like, and there is nothing more thoughtful than a personalized present!
Zulily: I have little nieces and nephews in my family. When I need to find an affordable name brand gift, this is the first place I look. They always have great deals! Zulily also carries home décor and clothing for adults.
Jane: This is a site that I check regularly. The items offered change daily, and there is always something great...AND the prices are amazing! For stocking stuffers or little gifts this is a great place to look!
Uncommon Goods: There are so many interesting things available on Uncommon Goods. One of the things that I love about the site is they make searching for the perfect gift a breeze! You can choose gifts based on gender, age, price, or interest! Have a grillmaster on your list? They have already compiled all of the gifts that person would love!
West Elm: Okay, I can't say that I have actually ever purchased a gift from this site (maybe I have, but I quickly decided it was to amazing not to keep for myself), but I absolutely love all of their Christmas décor! If I had about 4 more jobs, I would totally own everything they offer! Some of my favorites include this felt mistletoe, felt garland, and these stockings! Oh, and did I mention they almost always have free shipping! They just make it so easy to splurge!