In "nesting" mode...

I think I am in love with my latest purchase...

It's an ivory shag 5'x8' rug from TJ Maxx and it is amazing. There were several rugs laying on a few tables in the store so I thought I'd take a look. Peeking out from under a stack of boring rugs was some fluffy amazingness. After several attempts to free it, I feasted my eyes on this beauty. A quick picture text to nessa and a phone call to Nicholas later, I loaded it onto my shopping cart and pushed it up to the check out counter. And the rest is history. :)

Vacuuming, housecleaning and a snack were in order, but finally my living room is home to "The Shag" and I can relax and watch Oprah. See it for yourself below and let me know if you love it too!

Yes I am a little excited but I think it's just the whole nesting thing kicking in. The rocking chair in the above pictures is also a new treasure. It is an antique Nicholas got from a family friend. We plan to use it when our son is born. I need to find a chair cushion for it so any suggestions/ideas are more than welcome. 

Next up for us is choosing a crib. Since the in-laws have graciously informed us that they will be purchasing it as a gift for Nicholas and I, we know need to actually narrow down our choices and select the perfect one. Hopefully that will happen in the near future since I just found the crib bedding set that I plan to use. We'll keep our fingers crossed. Stay tuned for more nesting photos. :)

~Mrs. S.


weekend here I come.

It's Friday, it's Friday! :)

I can't believe it's already been a week since the new year began. Time is flying by and I feel a little lost. This past week, I passed the 24 weeks mark until my little guy is born. That blows me away. I've been trying to read books and research all the things I feel I need to be aware of prior to the little guys arrival, but a lot of things just make me feel even more nervous and apprehensive. I think the plan from here on is to just rely on my doctor for information, and read a few good books on the specific birthing method I have chosen. So if you have some crazy horrific birth story, just give yourself a pat on the back for enduring it but no thanks, please don't share it. :)

Today is filled with potential since it is my day off. Yay! First of all, happy birthday Nessa! It's my sister's birthday. And second, my good friend Sammy promised to visit me today. I am super excited to see her since it's been quite a while since we last visited. I'm also feeling very creative so I may wind down later with a good project or my journal while I catch up with Oprah and Rachael Ray.

But, the day is young and who knows what sort of amazingness I can find my way into....
Have a wonderful weekend folks! :)

~Bethany S.