Monday, August 13, 2012

Reveal: A 'vintage world traveller' inspired nursery

The Mister and I have finally put the very finishing touches on the Mini-Mister's nursery and we're ready to share it with the world!

The colour scheme was going to be grey, white and navy whether the baby was a girl or boy. I just love the fresh preppiness of those colours for both genders. Things really snowballed from there. The Mister and I love to travel and that lends itself well to a little boy's room. I also like a vintage feel for adding character plus that allowed us to add items from our youth without it seeming out of place! (We're not THAT old though!)

Unique items that you'll find around the room;
  • Vintage maps
  • Travel memorabilia that I've collected over the years
  • Old books of the Mister's and mine (children's books and his baby books)
  • Sports medals and trophies (the Mister's)
  • Vintage luggage (my mother's honeymoon gift from my grandparents - 1977)
  • A rocking chair that belonged to the Mister's grandmother (A gift for her 25th wedding anniversary - approx. 1975)
  • Crocheted items (by the Mister's great grandmother - 1977)
  • Baby keepsakes of mine (1983) and the Mister's as well (1977)
  • Travel advice frame from the guests of my shower
  • A beautiful custom name print
  • Many other cute gifts that we received
  • ...and SO much more!

Projects done in this room;
  • RAST hack (Union Jack night stand)
  • Paper airplane mobile made from vintage maps
  • Painted wall letters
  • Vintage Pepsi crate refinished as a toy box
  • Built-in shelving
  • Ikea spice rack bookshelves
  • Refinished rocking chair
  • Roman blinds and cushions for rocking chair (the Mister's mother's handy work)
The whole project was a real labour of love. At this point in time, we understand that it's all for us and that Mini-Mister couldn't care less about his surroundings, but we hope that as he grows so will his interest in the uniqueness of his space. We also hope that he'll grow to see just how much we wanted him to love his room.

Truth be told, we used to have a double bed, two small night stands, and a tall dresser in here and it felt absolutely tiny. Today, I can sit on the bed and look around and feel like our little boy's room is huge... proof of the value of a proper layout!

At any given time, you can probably find me leaning on the door frame, admiring the space.
We hope you love the room as much as we do.

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Friday, August 3, 2012

One Year (via photo overload?)

I have two pregnancy tests saved in a drawer upstairs with the dates; July 30th, 2011 and August 1st, 2011 written on them in sharpie. There have been some MAJOR changes around here since then, but I'm sure you knew that.

I honestly don't really have many words to describe how I feel about it all, but I do have many pictures, will they do?

(I have to warn you that there are a lot AND sometimes with few, if any, days in between!)

(oh, and most of them are from my phone and therefore pretty crappy. Sorry.)

October 30th, 2011 - 16 weeks, 6 days.

November 25th, 2011 - 20 weeks, 4 days.

November 26th, 2011 - 20 weeks, 5 days.

December 3rd, 2011 - 21 weeks, 5 days.

December 12th, 2011 - 23 weeks.

January 23rd, 2012 - 29 weeks.

My baby shower!
February 19th, 2012 - 32 weeks, 6 days.

March 12th, 2012 - 36 weeks.

Maternity pictures!
March 17th, 2012 - 36 weeks, 5 days.

Maternity pictures!
March 17th, 2012 - 36 weeks, 5 days.

Full term!
March 19th, 2012 - 37 weeks.

Just arrived - April 6th, 2012

April 8th, 2012

April 9th, 2012 - Due date

April 14th, 2012

April 15th, 2012

April 16th, 2012

April 17th, 2012

April 22nd, 2012

May 13th, 2012 - Mother's Day

May 24th, 2012 - Last midwife appointment

May 24th, 2012 - Very last weigh-in, each one more heartbreaking than the last! :P

May 27th, 2012 - After bath time

June 7th, 2012 - Two month pictures

June 7th, 2012 - Two month pictures

 June 13th, 2012

June 14th, 2012

 June 17th, 2012 - Father's Day

June 20th, 2012

June 20th, 2012

July 1st, 2012 - First Canada Day

 July 13th, 2012 - 3 month pictures

July 13th, 2012 - 3 month pictures

July 14th, 2012 - First Bastille Day AND first tears (totally unrelated!)

July 28th, 2012 - At great grandma's for a visit.

July 30th, 2012 - Laughing along with a Dr. Seuss book, like a big boy!

There you have it, one year in pictures. (Can't say that I didn't warn you!)

What a year!

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