Pantone Paint

Did you know that Lowe's is now caring Pantone Paint?

I did buy some, so I'll let you know what I think and what I'm painting {hopefully} soon.


Yes Please

But unfortunately Jake will not own this unless it goes on major clearance {not holding my breath}.


Farmers Market

We had a great Saturday!  First, Jake took a nice long morning nap, giving Mommy and Daddy some time to relax.  Then, we took a family trip to the State Farmers Market to pick out a pumpkin.  Lastly, we watch the Wolfpack win a game! I hope you all had a great Saturday.

We couldn't get a picture of Jake looking at us.  All he wanted to do was eat the straw.

Finally looking.

Lunch at the Farmers Market restaurant.

Family Picture.


The Nursery {Finally}

I finally got around to taking some pictures of the pretty much completed nursery.  I say pretty much, because there are a few more items I want to hang on the walls and I know I will constantly change things around.  This was definitely one of my favorite rooms in the house to decorate.  Not only because it's my son's room, but kids rooms are just fun to design.  I also loved that I was able to incorporate items from my childhood.  Like the nursery rhyme needlepoints above the crib, my mom made them when she was pregnant  with me.  When I was little I received a music box for my birthday and I was also able to add some of those too.  You'll see a Noah's Ark and a Peter Rabbit music boxes in a picture below.  My mom made the crib skirt (instructions from here) and pillow, my husband built the cornice boards and I upholstered them.  I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Some Sources:

Crib: DaVinci Parker Crib (purchased through Amazon.com)
Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Santa Monica Blue
Dresser: Ikea HEMNES 3 drawer chest
Dresser Knobs: World Market Bubble Glass Knobs in Blue
Bookshelf: Ikea EXPEDIT shelving unit
Fabric: Here
Prints:  Here & Here

Let me know if you have questions about anything else you see.


Happy Friday!

Heading to Charlotte to have play time with good friends and meet another sweet baby boy! Hope you have a great weekend!


Etsy Shop of the Week - k.slademade

Loving the bags, clutches, and colorful bracelets at etsy shop k.slademade.  Might have to put some of these items on my birthday and Christmas list.

{All images from k.slademade etsy shop}


Six Months!

My sweet sweet baby boy turned six months on Friday, I can't believe he is half a year old!  The past six months with him have been wonderful (and hard and tiring) and we really couldn't be happier!  I  can't wait to see what the next six months bring!

I love you so much baby boy!


The Weekend

We had a nice weekend.  Saturday we went to the NC State football game.  Unfortunately, we ended up not going in to the game (or maybe that was good, it's been a rough year for the Wolfpack so far), but did enjoy tailgating before the game with great friends and family.


On Sunday I finally got the chance to make some baby food, carrots and sweet potatoes.  It was really so easy.  I bought baby food first because I wanted to be able to buy an assortment to find out what Jake liked and disliked.  I didn't want to make a big batch of carrots and then Jake hate them.  So far, sweet peas are the only thing he doesn't really care to eat.  I have a few baby food cookbooks, but I think I'm really going to enjoy Tyler Florence's Fresh Start the best (and it doesn't hurt that he's one of my favorite chefs).  The baby food recipes for when Jake's a little older look amazing.  He also had a great tip for making those first pureed baby foods, use a blender and not the food processor.  It made the food so much smoother.  Oh, and did you know he is one of the founder's of the baby food brand Sprout, I didn't.




{all images from my iphone via instagram}