Customized Nursery Art

Friday, June 23, 2017

Up until a couple weeks ago, I had literally purchased nothing for this new babe...mainly due to the fact that we really have nowhere to store it. However, as the due date gets closer, I find that my urge to buy things is growing...along with my belly.

Eventually, this little one is going to need a place to stay, and I want to make his space as special as his big brother's. For the last few months I have been looking at art and decor for the nursery, and I am pleased to say that I finally purchased some. I am far from done, but the personalized piece will surely be my favorite for...well, FOREVER! In fact, I also got one for Rowan's room!

This adorable Etsy shop, Baby Blue Print, makes custom prints out of your ultrasound pictures! Ultrasound pictures typically fade after time, and this ensures that you can cherish them for a lifetime, and lets be real...they are way cuter to hang up and put on display! 
They have several gorgeous colors to choose from. I picked the color slate for the nursery, because I am envisioning a lot of black and white for that room. I also loved the moss and caramel! For Rowan's room I got cerulean...his room is gray and blue, you can check it out here!

It is so easy to do! You just email the shop a picture of your ultrasound (you can scan it or take a picture...they even give you tips for snapping the best image.) Once they receive your file, they make a beautiful print in the color you selected.

Next, I want to order some metal letters that spell out his name...which we may or may not have decided on! ;) 

House Update

Saturday, June 10, 2017

I finally feel like we are moving right along with the home addition! Cue lots and lots of happy dancing...well, as much happy dancing as I can do with this bump. 

The whole project started off a little rough (like, there was a moment I thought our house was going to fall into a giant hole rough). Our basement was dug right before a monsoon...okay, it was really only 8 inches of rain...but still. The workers couldn't get anything done, we had to keep pumping water out of the hole, and when it was finally "dry" enough to get a tractor back to our yard they decided it would be best to fill the hole in until the weather was better. 

What seems like an entire pregnancy later, we have walls and a floor and plans for a bouncy ball tournament (I don't know what that entails exactly, but I am sure Rowan will love it). I am starting to be able to envision us in the space, and that has me excited. 

Dane and I are incredibly grateful for all of the prayers & the friends and family that have helped with this project so far. We cannot thank you enough! 

I will be sure to keep you posted on the progress, and share some pictures soon! You can also check out #fletchersgrowinghome for updates! 

Simple Summer Fun

Sunday, June 04, 2017

We are in full summer mode over here. And while we are dreaming up a family trip to take before baby gets here, we are also embracing all of the simple fun that summer has to offer. Splashing in the kiddie pool, family walks to the park, and trips to the local ice cream shop are just some of the things that we have enjoyed already this summer...and I am sure we will do all of those countless more times before the season is over.

Sometimes the backyard can offer the most summer fun, and I am looking forward to this summer even more than the last. Rowan is at the age where everything is an adventure. It is such a delight to watch him explore. Kids are only little for such a little while, and I want to soak it all up! Here are a few of the things we are looking forward to: 

Chasing fireflies
Making homemade popsicles
Having a water balloon fight
Cooking s'mores over the campfire
Going to the drive-in
Visiting all of the parks in town
Camping at the lake
Pedal boating on Papa's pond
Coloring with sidewalk chalk
Trying new sno cone flavors
Building a sand castle at the beach
Having a picnic
Picking peaches at the local orchard

We are lucky to live in an area that has a lot of outdoor fun, but I am also hoping to squeeze in a few trips to the library...on those days when the heat is just too much. What are your favorite summertime activities? I would love some suggestions to add to my list! Jessica Garvin from Garvin and Co. has a tradition of writing down a summer bucket list, which is a really cute idea if your kids are bigger. What a fun way to keep them excited about the season. If I did that with Rowan the list would only consist of swimming. For now I will make the list and plan the fun. ;)