10 years

Submitted by Lisa on Tue, 08/02/2016 - 15:57

I meant to write this post sooner, but again life got ahead of me. June 13th 2016 marked the 10 year anniversary since my grandmother's passing. I seriously do not know where 10 years went?? It feels like yesterday we were just celebrating her full life with friends and family. So today, I am dedicating my post to my grandmother. She passed away at the age of 82, and while I would love to have her here today, I know she had a happy full life. Hope you enjoy the photo's that I gathered over her 82 years!

Early years

Music for Baby

Submitted by Lisa on Mon, 08/01/2016 - 17:57

A few months ago I wanted to purchase a CD player for daughter's room. I wanted to be able to play CD's while we play in her room and have her listen to classical music while going to sleep. My husband suggested we just buy a speaker and use one of our old phones and play Pandora. Yes, this would be the "cost effective" way to go. But one, we listen to the free version of Pandora, so I did not want loud commercials to wake my child up and second, I wanted to be able to play certain music at certain times. We are slowly starting a collection of up of all the Disney movie soundtracks. I thought a CD player would be the best way to go.

Guardian Angels

Submitted by Lisa on Thu, 06/23/2016 - 15:36

So I would never really consider myself a "spiritual person." Sure I have my own religious beliefs, but I am also one to not talk religion. I can probably say that I somewhat believed in "signs" from up above, but never actually had one appear right in front of my face, until now.

My husband and I always say that my sister Susie is our daughter's guardian angel. At times my daughter reminds me of my sister with her blue eyes and auburn hair. I know if my sister was here on earth she would be the best damn Aunt there was. So thankfully, my daughter will always have Susie for her guardian angel, still the best damn angel there is.

So here is my story...

New baby, new ways (update)

Submitted by Lisa on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 14:18

My friends always said that families change when you have kids, but I never bought it into it. I thought they were crazy. I have great relationships with both sides. Nope not me! I started to see the changes during my pregnancy but just thought it was my hormones. Then my precious little girl was born, and the changes were so evident. I began seeing things that my friends talked about, but I never believed.

Nursery Reveal

Submitted by Lisa on Wed, 02/17/2016 - 20:26

Here it is! We had so many projects lined up, we were able to complete almost all of them with the exception of the custom closet. There is just not enough time in the day to tackle everything. We decided to move the custom shelving project to our pantry which would be 100 times more beneficial to us. So that will be a future project.

Nursery Wall Art

Submitted by Lisa on Mon, 07/27/2015 - 19:17

Nursery Wall Art

Since we are not finding out the sex of the baby we decided it was best to go with something gender neutral for the nursery. Most of you know I love pandas! This was the perfect opportunity to incorporate pandas into the mix. I did not want to go black and white theme and base it just on the pandas, so I thought why not make it jungle themed/ABC themed. That way I am not limited to just buying panda items. My goal is to keep the nursery colors fairly light and pastel-like. That is just always how I envisioned our child's nursery to be.

Baby Cradle Sheets

Submitted by Lisa on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 15:24

We got my husband's adorable wooden cradle from when he was a baby. I love it! Its so old fashioned and different from today's style.

Since its old and custom made its a little difficult to find sheets for it. So it just made sense for me to make my own.

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Our Announcement

Submitted by Lisa on Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:00

So its official, we are going to be parents!!!

We are due October 17th, 2015!

easter2We made the announcement on Easter weekend to all our family and close friends. Everyone was really excited for us. It was super hard to keep it a secret until 12 weeks but we did it! We told a few of our close friends very early on and we told our parents after our 8 week appointment.