The Baby Bump - Maternity Photos

I thought I would share a picture from my Baby Bump Session

My sister’s dear friend Jeanna Hayes traveled all the way from Vegas to take pictures of my brother’s wedding. 

The night before the wedding, we had a HUGE family photo session. All 34 of us on my side of the family were there, and surprisingly there wasn’t a lot of chaos :)  After the big group shot, each family got a mini photo shoot.  

I opted for my time to be spent taking pictures of the baby bump instead of a family picture, knowing that VERY soon a family picture would be outdated. 

Jeanna did an AMAZING job, a VERY talented photographer!
 This picture was just a sneak peek. 
I am dying to see the others!

As you can see Megan is EXCITED to meet her baby sister :)

Nursery..Take 2

I hope you aren't getting tired of my nursery posts just yet! :)  I swear I have a MAJOR case of Pregnancy Brain because I can't seem to make a FINAL decision about anything! 

UGH... That’s why my walls in my front room are still half painted :)

I THOUGHT I was FOR SURE going to paint my nursery pink and gray but now I’m not so sure?

I have been LOVING the new trend with fun colorful turquoise hues and wanted to add it somewhere in my home without having to be married to it for the next 10 years (just in case it decides to go out of style anytime soon). 

And so I thought WHY NOT A NURSERY???  

I was having a hard time  figuring out how to incorporate it UNTIL I saw the NEW Brooklyn bedding from Pottery Barn kids!

  I'm not a purple person at all, But for some reason this is drawing me in. 

I love this turquoise desk and I have a small round end table that is pretty darn close to that color, which would work perfectly by the side of my rocker chair, add a darling lamp and I would be set.  

If I do go this direction, this is the paint color I'll be using on the walls!

Pretty hu?

PHEW...I honestly feel like MAYBE things are falling into place, whereas before I felt like I was forcing the design. 

I am excited to also be able to still accent with gray. I suppose it is the BEST of both worlds! 

I ordered the bedding 
I am HOPING it all works out when it’s in the room! Crossing my fingers! :)

Who knows...You might see a "Nursery Take 3" (wink)

What nursery do you like better??

Grey Or Gray

OK, For those of you that voted grey! What is your FAVORITE grey color?? I am looking for something soft and doesn't look like concrete!! :)

Nursery Inspiration & Feedback

I need your HELP!!!  

I think I’ve FINALLY got this Nursery’s color scheme down to the fun colors of 

"Gray and Pink"

I am SUPER excited to MOVE forward with the design, But the problem is...I don't know WHICH color I should paint my walls???

I have to make up my mind QUICKLY because the painter is coming next week. So below I am going to attach random pictures of elements I am THINKING about putting in my nursery. 

After viewing the pictures, I HOPE you will let me know what direction you think I should go!


Ugh...I hate making decsions :) (wink!)

If it helps, this was the nursery before. Lots of white trim!

Remember this chair?... My old rocker got a Makeover! :) 
So far this is the ONLY thing in the room

So the question is....

 OR Gray??

Girl's Bedroom Big Reveal

 3 active kids, summertime activities, 24 weeks pregnant, and ALL my energy spent on maintaining the bare essentials of life has taken every ounce of strength from me. Nonetheless, I've been working slowly on each room in my house, hoping to complete them before this "little bundle" arrives.  
So I am HAPPY to finally reveal...drummer roll please... 

Megan's Room! happy it's done and SO excited to show you all! 
Her bedding, curtain and rug come from Pottery Barn Kids; I found  everything either online or on eBay.

Her darling 3-tiered bed skirt I bought on etsy from 
the shop named Amber Rose Garden TRULY Amazing quality!!!


Her armoire is a piece I bought for her when she was still in my tummy. We made this armoire into a make shift closet in our tiny, little college apartment. With Megan being our firstborn, there are so many memories attached to this armoire.  It makes me a little sad to think that the armoire that once held her little newborn clothes, now slightly altered holds a TV and DVD player.  Oh how life passes us by so quickly! 

The flowers, bunny and green bucket have been in my decor collection for years. 

The flower print above,and vinyl tree below is also from PB Kids. 

 Her bed is from DownEast Home, but again a Pottery Barn piece. Can you tell that I like Pottery Barn just a little?
That accruing store credit has REALLY come in handy:)

The Paint is a Benjamin Moore color called "Heaven on Earth." It's by far my FAVORITE blue paint I have ever used! 

I thought you might also like to see a brief history of the making of this room. 

Here is where the room started...

Brett did such a great job on the trim, Love my handy man..MUAH!!!

Here was my first decorating attempt...

Pretty, but didn't reflect our little Megan's personality.

There were a few mini-attempts to finish the room, like this one. Closer, but still not perfect:)

I ended up LOVING this green now white bed so much that I moved it into my room~ LOL :)

 Ya...looking back, I think I'll keep the NEW room ;) 

Of course, I would still LOVE to add a few more things to finish it off right, like a bench at the end of the bed and her name above the headboard, but that will all evolve with time :) 

Now onto the next big project, a Baby Girl nursery! 

Who might take me another 2 years to figure that one out, too :)