Sunday, February 10, 2013

Baby Prep Day

Well I have been up cleaning since 6:30 this morning. I guess this is when the heavy duty nesting kicks in! The house has been bugging me a little but I gave it a good once over and got things back to order so I feel much better. Ryan, of course, got to sleep through all of this and wake up to a sparkling house! I must admit though that he is being a super husband today because I sent him to the grocery store with the longest, most detailed list ever and he left with a smile on his face! 

I still feel rather unprepared for the arrival of Snugget despite the amount of goodies we racked up at our showers! Please tell me that no one ever feels truly prepared for their first day of parenthood and I am not alone in this feeling! To help alleviate some of the stress I am preparing lots of crock pot freezer meals to have ready for when the time comes. I used to think that the crock pot was for people who didn't really know how to cook...growing up the crock pot was ONLY for warming meatballs and dips at parties...however I have recently purchased one and love it. I have been able to make these freezer meals ahead of time and the beauty of it is you get multiple meals and only have to clean up one mess! Plus it frees up my day when I pull one out, I can put it in the pot and get completely lost in my crafts (or naps) and by the time Ryan is home from work we have a meal ready to eat! I. Love. It. 

My next goal is to get our master bedroom ready for baby since I will not be traveling up the stairs to the nursery too often! I am pretty excited about this because (I can't believe I am admitting this) we have been using our queen size comforter on our new KING sized bed since we got it! I am so ready to quit fighting over the covers. So my goal is to redecorate and clean before baby for less than $100! Good luck to me, I am going to need it. Here is what I am thinking...

These colors came after lots of  "NO's" from the hubby! He axed turquoise, red, orange and teal! But we finally came to an agreement on these and I must say I am happy with it!
I am trying to keep it plain, simple, and cheap! So to start out the most important thing is the duvet, which I thought I had found at Target for only $35 but I couldn't seem to find it online today, hopefully they still have it at my local store! Lamps I plan on making myself from goodwill finds, I want beautiful emerald bases with grey shades! The headboard will have to be last, and even if I make it it may be a bit expensive. I did the one in our room now but it isn't tufted so this should be quite an undertaking but I am ready for the challenge.

Other than baby prep I was pretty busy this week making wreaths! I am super happy with the one I just made for my brother-in-law's front door...And what an accomplishment to make something that a man is willing to hang on his door!! Granted, his girlfriend bought it, I am just tickled he said it was "awesome".

I have to get back to cooking before I lose all my motivation!!
Any new parent advice is always welcome! Or funny stories. Or helpful hints. 
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  1. Love your blog. Thank you for liking my facebook page. Congrats on the new baby coming soon. So exciting. Just enjoy. It goes by so fast. Glad that we connected.

    1. Thank you so much Leslie! I am looking forward to enjoying every minute of parenthood!