What’s Up Lately

So… I had all these plans for a super productive summer and here it is, the end of June, and I’ve barely scratched the surface on my massive to-do list for summer break. I’m going to blame being 8 months pregnant and tired (after all, when else will I have that excuse?). 

Even though there are still a lot of things to do, I have made some progress on getting the house ready for Jack, which is the most important thing on my list anyway.

In an earlier post, I told you that I was going to build some awesome, floating bookshelves for his nursery. It turns out that I am not the DIY Diva I wish I was. My mom came earlier this week and we put together a cubby storage unit from Target and worked on getting the nursery organized. We planned to work on the shelves that day, but we didn’t get to it (due to our trip to Target, probably). The cubbies I got at Target provide some good storage, but I still want the floating shelves; however, I can’t build them by myself and I was starting to feel like they just weren’t going to happen for our little guy’s space.

Guess what… Papaw Hoot came to the rescue! My mom called me a few days ago and told me that my Papaw was building the shelves for me, so we’ll be able to put them up next week! Yay!

Here’s the other progress we made in the nursery:


A friend made me the vinyl letters that are above the crib. Once we got the letters and the stars put on the wall, our mural really stands out and looks pretty darn good, if I say so myself. 


I updated the knobs on that old nightstand to match the ones on the dresser and bought a cheap lamp at Target (where else?). It makes the perfect little place to rock the baby in my great-grandmother’s hand-me-down chair (which I love). 


Here’s the storage unit that I got at Target. I decided to lay it on its side so it will be short for when Jack gets to be old enough to play. I’m still planning to get some bins for the bottom four cubbies so his toys will be hidden and it will look neat. The metal USA map came from Michael’s and the Little Explorer sign came from Hobby Lobby. The cream and navy striped basket is from Target. 

I’m planning to put the three floating shelves Papaw makes above this to display Jack’s books and some pictures. 


This dresser is a family hand-me-down (my favorite kind of furniture!). My mom and I cleaned it up and I updated the knobs on the top drawers. This is where I’m planning to put Jack’s changing pad and a little basket with diapers, wipes, lotion, and such. The pictures above the dresser are from Amazon. My mother-in-law bought them for us from our Amazon registry weeks ago, and I have just gotten around to getting them framed and hung up.

We’ve got a few more little touches to add here and there, but for the most part this room is done and we’re just waiting for Jack to get here to enjoy it! 

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