March 7, 2018

Heaven Is Here

I recently finished re-reading Heaven Is Here by Stephanie Nielson. The first time I read this book was four years ago, before I had Bubba. I loved the book then, but I feel like I loved reading this book even more now that I am a parent. If you are looking for a heart wrenching and touching read, I highly recommend this one. It is a very powerful story.




March 4, 2018

Nursey Redo Before & After

We purchased our first home about a year and a half ago and we have done a ton of work to it. I was adamant that we not unpack our boxes until we finished painting the entire house. When I first came home from the hospital with Bubba, most of our things was still in boxes-- it was a bit stressful at the time. I thought it would be fun to show what Bubba's nursery looked like before and what it looks like now.

 *Note: The before photos where from when the house was for sale, I downloaded them and cannot take credit for them. And, Bubba's name is not Wyatt.

BEFORE


 
We pulled the trim board that goes around the middle off the wall down. The former homeowners not only nailed it to the wall, but glued it as well. When we pulled the trim board down it really damaged the sheet rock. Andy did A LOT of work to fix it and then he painted the walls and the ceiling. We also ripped out the unfunctional shelving in the closet and built our own shelving-- it's so much better now! We also had the carpets replaced just before we moved in.

AFTER


We bought this book case used for $10. We sanded it down, repainted it and anchored it to the wall.

We picked up the toy block used.

The rocking chair and octopus came from Target. The blanket was gifted to us.

The mirror is old, it is from Ikea.

The clouds came from Target.

I love the deep shelves.


We bought the crib and mobile at a garage sale for $15. The mattress was gifted to us. The bedding came from Target.




The giraffe came from Hobby Lobby.

We bought the dresser used for $30. We sanded it down, repainted it and replaced the rails.

This print came from Hobby Lobby.

The sign was gifted to us. The elephant came from Hobby Lobby.

The sound machine is from Amazon. The bird is old, it was a gift. The lotion is our favorite it comes from Melaleuca.