Wednesday, September 29, 2010

mackenzie's room phase one

well the bad news is that i ordered the fabric for mackenzie's room and the fabrics didn't mesh very well. the good news is that we picked the two pieces we really liked and found some others to go with it. 

here is mackenzie's new bed. it turned out great. now we just have to get her in it and pray she sleeps the night. 

phase one: bed

 (we started at night, in the driveway measuring out the bed. we had already bought a mattress at ikea.)

 (after agreeing on the design, we cut out foam to match the size that would be upholstered)

 (i used some of the fabric to make covered buttons)
 (we centered them and marked them with pins, this shows one of the new fabrics we went with)

 (the bed. so cute and small)

 (using a staple gun we attached the fabric, batting, and foam)

 (we first tried one method of attaching the buttons that failed, so then we drilled screws where the buttons would be. we wanted the gathered tufted look.)
 (the headboard ready to be attached to the bed)

 (we then attached the upholstered piece to the frame, little miss curly was very interested in the process.)
 (she LOVES her bed)

 (we hot-glued the fabric buttons over the screws...i don't know how sturdy they will be, i guess we'll find out!)

(happy happy happy)
(the final product. notice the cute 4" hairpin legs? we decided to leave the bed frame wood.)

 phase two: not sure yet...either a chair, curtains, paint color, rug

Friday, September 24, 2010

justin scott

i love this guy. seriously. for one, he has more "hobbies" than anyone else i know. including, but not limited to; backpacking, making bird houses, sewing random things like lunch boxes, fishing, hunting, reading non fiction really odd things like history books, camping, slacklining.... and now what are we adding to the list? writing.
that's right, j.e.scott (notice what his initials spell) is now the new author of this blog: check it out. you'll be impressed just like i was.

cute couple eh? and we make even cuter babies!

Monday, September 20, 2010

swimmin' lessons

kenzie had her very first swimmin' lessons. she gets to go with daddy. i gave special instructions to take pictures because i kinda felt like it was the first day of school. i laughed and laughed when justin showed me the pictures. mackenzie showed up wearing nothing but her bathing suit, parka, and rain boots.

it's a 9:30am class, so i assuming most of the attendees are stay at home moms. probably the ones with snacks in their purse, extra wipes in the glovebox and an ever ready pair of clothes in the trunk just in case. so picture those moms' faces as my little gem entered the pool wearing this getup.

(she loves to put on this swimsuit, she wears it over clothes around the house almost daily)

(the getup)

(ready to go show off in the pool)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

baby bean

we went to our 20 week check up this week. baby put on a good show. lots of burrowing. lots of kicking. lots of stubborn hiding from the ultra sound tech. best line of the appointment came from my mom, who considers herself a bit of an expert as this was her fourth grandchild's ultrasound.

mom: gasp "oh sweet pea, look at that! so adorable"
me to the ultra sound tech: "what are we looking at?"
ultra sound tech lady: laughing "the kidneys"

can you see the little mug? kissable right?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

the big reveal

i didn't know if we ever would finish the outside of our house. we started it in june. as per my usual style we also were tackling about fifteen other projects. but instead of telling you every obstacle, dilemma, or decision...i'll just show you the pics.

 (not the best front view, nor is it the original but it was the only picture of the front door that i could find)

(the almost final project. we still have some hardware on the door to replace and some touch up paint. but i could not wait another day.)

(our new light fixture, $1.00 at the rebuilding center)

 (the numbers, $35.00 at home depot)

(a different angle)

(another angle)

(a little bit of the process)

now on to the next project!