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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Harper's Nursery PART 3 (of 4, almost done!)

We have made some great progress on the nursery since I last wrote about it. I know pictures are worth 1,000 words, so here you go!

We hung Harper's wall letters and framed them with painted crown moulding (thanks honey!!) and it turned out great! We also switched out the knobs on her changing table/dresser with some cute glass pink ones. My mom made the changing pad cover out of the same fabric used for the bumpers.

I made a few crafty things for the room as well: a doily banner and hung it above her closet, some tissue paper poms I hung from the ceiling where the glider will be and an H for her door, like the A I made for Avery's door almost 2 years ago. My mom and I also made the bird mobile that hangs above the crib. Alex and I found the bookcase on Craigslist and gave it some fresh paint and a rustic sanding treatment.

I got these corner shelves from Urban Outfitters, and gave them a coat of ecru paint as well. They are perfect for holding the video monitor camera and a few decorative elements.

My mom HAND MADE the bumpers for the crib out of the fabric I ordered from Annette Tatum and a complimentary fabric that we searched high and low for, from Joann's. They turned out AMAZING, thanks Momma!!

So that is the latest! We still have a few things left to add: glider with pillow and possibly a pouf ottoman, a rug and curtains. The next post will be of the nursery completely FINISHED!
Thanks for reading :)

"Sprinkle" for Harper

Today, 2 of my best friends threw a baby "sprinkle" for Harper and me at our house. Court arrived early to set up the house and Hailey and Christine came soon after, while I was kicked upstairs to get ready. When I came back down my house was transformed into an elegant and casual space honoring my next little bundle of joy, Harper! Nikki made an adorable and delicious cake and cupcakes spelling her name, Court made a yummy pasta salad, a banner, and put together the CUTEST shower activity ever: an ABC book for Harper in which each guest (and even some who weren't able to make it!) decorated a letter of the alphabet to put into a book for us to read together later! Hailey made the cutest flower arrangements with the sweetest "sister" quotes and a delish fruit salad.

It was so nice to be able to talk to my favorite ladies and catch up with those I don't see often enough. Everyone was SO generous and we received some very thoughtful and useful gifts for my sweet baby girl (and a few things for the Big Sis!). All in all, it was a WONDERFUL afternoon and I was reminded yet again, how lucky I am to have so many people in my life and my children's lives that genuinely care for us.
Enjoy the pictures!

The preggo line-up (minus Marcy)!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Avery's Animal Sounds

Cute video of our smart girl being extra cute :)