Monday, January 16, 2012

Miscellany Monday

1) This weekend consisted of some amazing productivity. Something hit me and I was in the mood to CLEAN. I'm talking deep-cleaning-on-my-knees-scrubbin-shower-curtain-laundering-baseboard-scouring cleaning. It felt GOOD. I cleaned my bathroom and bedroom and the kids bathroom. That doesn't sound like much but it really is in the midst of raising two babies. :) While I was a cleaning fool, Brett was a painting one!

We bought an unfinished pantry from a local furniture store a week before Christmas and just now had the chance to paint it. Brett did a ton of research on what product to use to paint the wood. I initially wanted to just stain it because I think a lot of painted furniture looks too DIY (in a tacky way) but Brett found this "Milk Paint" and I just love it. It's a unique product and it comes in a powder form to be mixed manually. I love how it turned out. Once it's all put together I'll post more pics. Now I'm looking around the house, wondering what else can be painted with it. :) Update: just put Emersyn to bed and spied an unfinished baby bed that is so asking to be milk painted!!!

{2} The week before Everett was born, I bought and spray painted an 8 x 10 frame that I was going to add ribbon to as a way to organize Emersyn's bows. Well, I never got around to finishing it and then I thought I would just use this canvas that Ems had in her room with pictures on it. It's a little small for pictures and I was kind of tired of it in her room so I thought even though it will be WAY too big, I'll just put what I have on it. See above, ha! It was NOT way too big and apparently Ems has way more clips then I realized. And there are a few pairs still missing that are somewhere. It's so cute to see all of these put up! I am a sucker for Gymboree sales, as evidenced above. A LOT of her clips are from there. The entire section on the right are darling bows made by a sweet friend of mine. She has her own Etsy shop and the clips are great quality!!! You can find her shop here: Bebe Boutique

{3} Ems is really into being an older sister these days and now that Everett is more interactive, she can't get enough of him. She was a big help this weekend by playing with him, singing him songs, and reading to him.

{4} Guess who is in his big boy crib now??? It finally happened. Everett slept in his pack and play bassinet longer then it was intended to accommodate him. Or that's what I gathered when it started sagging. A couple nights ago he was having trouble falling asleep and I could hear him moving around so restless. I decided that he was not sleeping well and that he would do better in his crib. Sure enough, my mommy instinct was correct! He slept great. I on the other hand tossed and turned and mentally went over my "How to Prevent SIDS" checklist 1000 times. Ultimately I just had to pray and give that worry over to God. I have to pray and surrender that worry every time I lay him down in his crib and I check on him a million times. It is nice having our room back again and not having to whisper and sneak around in the dark. :)

{5} My church's preschool program started a blog. I was the first featured "M.O.M" (Mom of the Month). You can read my interview here: Puddle Jumpers

{6} We got the jumper out! Everett loves it and Ems loves entertaining him in it. It's time to put away the baby swing. *sniff sniff*

{7} My handsome dude before church yesterday.

{8} My girls got style too. :)


MiMi said...

Than you Patti and Brett for such beautiful Children!!!!
Thank you Lord for Blessing them !!!

Kristi said...

Thanks for the "shout out" friend!!! Your hair clip board looks great! You have been a busy lady lately :)