pillow search - skinny laminx orla love

Thursday, August 30, 2012

I've been on the lookout for pillows for my living room for some time. Yes I can make my own, but I've always been a Skinny LaMinx fan, so why not get some pillows from Heather? I already have the Leaves pillow in autumn and recently moved it to the couch craving some yellows in the living room. I'd love to pair it with the Orla pillow in Lemon.

What colours are you craving right now?

what I've been up to...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The little bean is two weeks old now. So far she's pretty similar to how Leo was at this age, but man does she have some lungs! Leo has those too, but not as loud :).

Not too much going on around here - just a lot of spit up, sleeping (not sleeping), burping, feeding, park-going, strolling/walking, High Park train riding...

I'm also waiting on one more thing for the nursery and then I'm going to share some pics finally! It makes me happy every time I'm in there...

What have you been up to?

miss mila!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Here she is! Mila Eva Day was born on August 14 at 5:25 am weighing in at 7lbs 15 oz. (She
joins Mark's brother and sister cousins born on the same day...).

Let me tell you, she may have kept me waiting nine days over her due date, but she only took 4.5 hours from start to finish to get here. She was a quick one! (Leo took 26 hours the bugger).

We're just hanging out around the house getting used to taking care of two (and a cat ;)).

Have a great week!

Happy Friday!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Leo in the neighbour's yard trying to figure out what this is....
Happy Friday y'all? What are you up to? I'll be doing lots of stuff to try to have a baby :).

Have a great one!

got some tips on caring for two?

Thursday, August 09, 2012

I thought it would be fun to ask those of you with 2+ kids about what it's like caring for them. Advice? Things to look out for? Dos/Don'ts? Let me know what y'all have done to make it work!

Also if you have advice about how to keep your son from using your cat as a horse that would be great too :)

lamp shade cover-up

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Leo is in daycare again today, so I made a list of things to get done.
  • Drink coffee at my favourite cafe - done!
  • Make lots of turkey burgers for the freezer - done!
  • Fold the diapers strewn over the living room - done!
  • Watch Rookie Blue - in progress!
  • Lamp shade cover-up - done!
  • Nap - not done yet!
  • Baby delivering - ya...nope.
While I'm waiting to get in a nap and a baby delivered, I thought I would show you my lamp.

Here's the before:

Looks fine, but the colour was a bit off so it didn't look right. I had some fabric left over from my pillows etc so I decided to cover the shade with it.

A bit of sewing and glue gun action and tadaaa!

Much better and more fun.

Ok now time for that nap.

oh ya and here is the 40 week shot

Monday, August 06, 2012

Here I am at 40 weeks. Honestly, sometimes I still don't feel pregnant. This has been a pretty good pregnancy, but I'm ready to meet this little one! Come on out and play baby!

Hopefully you'll be mild-mannered like your brother - just a small request ;)

Hanging Origami Stars

Monday, August 06, 2012

Still no baby! She seems pretty cozy in there to be honest! We had my in-laws over for dinner so we had a little bet to see when she'd come: my father-in-law says tomorrow, my mother-in-law says the 8th. I say the 14th. For some reason I have an even number in my head.

Anyway, while we're waiting, I thought I'd share a pic of the mobile I ordered for the nursery. I wanted to make one myself with origami birds, then I came to my senses and started looking for something from someone who know what they were doing.

I found this origami stars mobile in yellow from Etsy seller theStarcraft and fell in love. Can't wait to get it and hang it!

Happy (long) weekend!

nursery update: curtains

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Can I tell you how much less I've been on the computer these days? I used to spend at least eight hours a day on the computer for my job etc. plus extras for blogging and blog reading. Now I'm on here probably 30 mins maybe a day if that? It's quite crazy really. That's what taking care of a toddler full time will do I guess! I kind of expected it though. Don't want to be on the computer all day while he's with me.

Anyway - to the nursery. We're getting there! Over the weekend I finished and (Mark) hung the curtains. It makes such a difference to have curtains in there - just fills it up some how.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I bought a West Elm shower curtain and sliced it in two. Then I bought some yellow fabric to add to the bottom so they were long enough, and then finished the edges. Pretty simple, but I like the impact of the yellow with the grey and white stripes.

I find it tough taking photos of curtains because you're basically taking a picture into the light (I could shut the blinds but I don't like them!), but here's an artsy angled shot for you to get the jist.

Not sure where I'll put that pouf, but I think it'll end up over on the other side of the room by the glider.

Tonight I'm hoping to finish up a few things in the room: a change pad cover I started last night; we also have to change the legs up on the dresser we got from kijiji - it's a bit too high for the change pad; hang some of my diy art and figure out what to put on our shelving unit. Oh and put all the clothes away!

This Sunday is my due date, but honestly I don't think this little gal is coming out any time soon!
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