Weekend Things

Ooo, this weekend was a good one! I’m just going to jump right into it!

Friday has become our take out night and I’m not mad about it. We decided on Work & Class, where we brought home way too much food for two people but it was all so good. I got a raspberry date honey mocktail and it was amazing! Back inside, we watched The Devil Wears Prada because I’ve watched 75% of it like three times and never seen the end?? Stanley Tucci was my favorite part.

I made us both avocado toast for Saturday breakfast and then when we were done watching The Kitchen (Sunny made paella packets on the grill and said it makes a perfect camping meal and now I’m never going camping unless there’s a paella packet πŸ˜‹), we started our breastfeeding class. Not going to lie, I’m excited but overwhelmed by the thought of starting this journey in a few weeks, but it’ll all be okay!

Later on, Joey put up these cutie bookshelves in the nursery (they came sooner than I thought!) and then we maybe ordered two more because they’re actually in stock now and turns out baby already has a ton of books! We ate leftovers for dinner (this was SO GOOD) then watched Vertigo (we are on a real Jimmy Stewart kick apparently) and I did not see that twist coming! That Pink Elephants on Parade-esque scene (you know the one) really freaked me out 😱 but I truly dug the movie.

Sunday was the best day! Firstly, we didn’t have to decide what to have for breakfast because we were headed to my parents’ for John Legend’s breakfast sandwiches + hashbrowns by Mom ❀ She pasteurized eggs for me, can you believe it?? Afterward, we FaceTimed my uncle in New Orleans and got to chat for a good bit! Joey, my mom, my sis and I all walked over to the grocery store so Joey and I could grab mums and pumpkins and then, since Joey and I are putting ourselves into quarantine this week, I made my family take one last picture with pregnant me. The next time they see me in person, we’ll have a baby!!! Whoa, that is surreal to think/say!

Back at home, we set those fall decorations out on the front porch, finished our breastfeeding class, read, watched football (well, one of us did…) and sanitized stuff for baby. Another check list item to cross off! We made this Roasted Butternut Squash with Chorizo-Spiced Kale for dinner and it was a lovely little fall veggie dinner for a chilly Sunday night. Big Brother afterward and I’m ready for this season to get interesting already. I hope your weekend was wonderful as well!

A Nursery Tour

I am so excited to show you our nursery today! I feel like it took soooo long to pick a paint color and then a wallpaper for the accent wall and to get all the furniture, but then a couple of weekends later the whole thing was finished! I am so loving how peaceful and calm it feels (till there’s a crying baby in there, right?? πŸ˜‹) and even though baby will actually be sleeping in our room for a while, I’m excited to sit in that rocking chair, use that changing table, open that closet full of teensy baby clothes and maybe even use that crib for daytime naps?? Who knows! Here we go!

First off, here is how the space looked when we first moved in. The previous owners even had our same crib! Felt like everyone we showed the house to assumed we would just leave it as was, but though it was totally sweet and cute in there, we wanted to make it our own. Apologies to those happy animals that we painted over 😬

Here are some in progress photos that I’ve already shown you, but you wanted to see them again, right?? We definitely tried a lot of paint colors and I think four different wall paper/wall decal samples before settling on the ones you see here. I’m really happy with how both of those things turned out and how they look together. The wallpaper was definitely a project (that I really thought I’d be able to help with until I remembered Joey hasn’t let me help with anything this entire pregnancy!) but wow, Joey did such a wonderful job! I’m so grateful ❀

And that’s the whole finished product! Do you love it? I love it! I will link all the items below in case you are curious, but I think the photos are pretty self-explanatory. I will also mention we are waiting on some small hanging bookshelves that are supposed to come some time in October, but those can wait I suppose. We do have a ton of books waiting in the closet though! Joey thought it was weird for me to take a photo of our cloth diaper bag and trash can, but I was sure you guys would want the details of our diaper routine πŸ˜‚ We didn’t want to commit to any of those expensive trash cans until after we figure out if cloth diapering will work for us. Now all we need in here is a little baby!

Paint Color: Glidden Milkweed

Wall Paper: Botanical Wall Paper Jumbo Eucalyptus from Etsty

Crib: Babyletto Lolly 3-in1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Bed Conversion Kit

Crib Mattress: Moonlight Slumber Little Dreamer Dual Sided Crib Mattress

Dresser: Babyletto Lolly 6-Drawer Assembled Double Dresser

Changing Tray: Babyletto Universal Wide Removable Changing Tray

Changing Pad: Munchkin Secure Grip Changing Pad

Mirror: Target 22″ x 22′ Travis Round Wood Accent Wall Mirror

Floating Shelves: Floating Shelf and Brackets from Etsy

Baby Monitor: Littelf Home Camera

Hanging Diaper Bag: Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag

Wall Prints: Winnie the Pooh Print from Etsy

Rocking Chair: Pottery Barn Kids Minna Small Spaces Rocking Chair in Oatmeal

Ottoman: Pottery Barn Kids Minna Small Spaces Ottoman in Oatmeal

Lamp: Target Edris Metal Globe Floor Lamp (We still need a dimmer or a dim light bulb because this lamp is way too bright!)

Table: Target Round End Table with Tray Top

White Noise Machine: Dreamegg D1 Sound Machine