he's here!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Leo Joseph Enzo Fazio was born at 4:07 am on Nov. 22 - 8lbs 6oz! He's so sweet I'll write more when I have more than one hand :).

around the house

Friday, November 19, 2010

So we're down to 6 days overdue -- good thing I have a lot of patience! While we wait, I thought I'd share some of the things we've added or changed around the house in the past week or so.

My artichokes from Goodwill added to the side table

We added a stair runner so I wouldn't fall down the stairs (again...) and two pictures of our sweet nephews Sam and Max.

We moved this starburst mirror from over the mantle to the entrance way

This is one of the frames we got from Goodwill. We painted it black and used the mat that came with it. The picture is of the house where Mark and I met and lived for four years during university.

Finally, we got some photos printed from our honeymoon in Italy. This photo (on the right) was taken of a side of a hill with a zillion houses in Mark's dad's hometown in Sicily. The painting on the left was a wedding gift from my mom and is one of my favourites -- it's a road called Merwyn Lane which is in my hometown. I just love the colours and the rustic frame.

Ok the baby can come now 'cause we're running out of things to do! ;)

getting started on the christmas decorations

Monday, November 15, 2010

Since there's no sign of my baby coming yet, I decided to get started on some Christmas shopping and decorating. Well I won't be technically decorating until December (even though there are lights and Christmas trees up on my street already!)... but I wanted to start thinking about it. I did some shopping on Etsy this morning (love online shopping!) and thought of an idea to make a star garland to go over the fireplace.

I just printed off some stars on some card stock and I think I'll go to Michaels to see what type of glittery things I can get to punch them up a bit. I'm super excited about the holidays this year because we're going to have our first Christmas at home... with a tree! I can't wait.

waiting and stuff

Saturday, November 13, 2010

So I'm 40 weeks pregnant today which means this baby should be coming any time. I'm not exactly sure when he'll come, but I'm thinking he'll come Thursday for some reason. Until then, Mark and I needed something to do, so we decided to go to Goodwill to see what kind of frames they had. We need to add some oomph to our bedroom and I want to do some type of framed vignette. We scored about 10 frames and Mark got right to work spray painting some of them white and black.

I also found some artichoke vase thingies that Mark is painting white. I think I'm going to put them on the hall side table. Aren't they cute?

While Mark spray paints, I'm making beef stew for dinner. Might as well do something while I wait!

side table revamp

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I found this table in the garbage. I am a garbage picker. At least I admit it. Remember these chairs? I found those in the garbage too. I found this table in the garbage near a friend's house and thought it would be perfect for our upstairs hallway landing area. The only thing is that it had a hundred zillion nails in it that were keeping some type of material in place on the underside of the table. We weren't going to bother with the nails or even the fabric, but they were bothering me so I went to town pulling them all out.

Here's Mark sanding the table after my handy work.

And here is the finished product!

We gave the table a couple coats of black paint and added a little knob on the drawer that we had already. The mirror was in our bedroom but just didn't work so we moved it here. I'm also on the hunt for some decorative boxes or something to put on the left side and I'd like to get a nice basket and some type of blanket to put under the table to soften the lines a bit.

My favourite part of the area though is the statue of the mother and child. It was a gift from my Mom at one of my showers and I love it so much. The table and statue sit right outside of the nursery, so I'll be able to see it every day as I walk in to get the little guy out of his crib. Thanks Mom :).

mudroom - the hooks

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The mudroom is moving right along: next up we have some hooks! We had a bit of wood leftover from the bench, so we decided to use it to make a hook rack that we could use to hang for coats etc.

Next up is the window trim, which I believe it will be made in the next week or so. Happy week y'all!
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