Pregnancy: Nursery Reveal

“Sometimes the littlest things take up
the most room in our hearts.”
– UNKNOWN


I am so excited that the nursery is complete! We were blessed with so many wonderful things at our shower last weekend. This week, I was finding a place for everything and getting all the last items we would need. I’m pretty happy with how it came together. Now, we just have to wait for the little guy to arrive!

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We love how the paint color (Behr’s Cathedral Gray) turned out. It matches both the wood and white throughout the room. Two of my DIYs are the signs above the crib and the mobile. There is still a crib skirt to come (I’ll update when it arrives).
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Close up of the mobile.
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Just a few of the stuffed animals from friends and family on the adorable owl sheet.
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I know he is going to love his giant teddy bear from my shower at Corbin’s work.
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Corbin’s mom and stepdad purchased my favorite place to sit in the house. I know I’m going to spend a lot of time here!
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I thought the corner looked a little bare so yesterday I painted some trees.
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I knew these were the shelves I wanted but it took me forever to find them. I am so glad I did though because I love his books next to the chair.
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I couldn’t resist putting the tee-pee on my registry! Thank you to my Uncle John, Aunt Marty, and cousin, Megan, it was the first shower gift I received.
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I put good use to my old dresser.
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Corbin added shelves and rods to help me utilize the small closet. I’d say it works pretty well now. The baskets are perfect for essentials that we will not use everyday or until he is a little older. 
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The dresser would not be complete without his owl nightlight/noise machine from my Aunt Sheri and Grandma.
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Michaels had a whole aisle of letter, but not many C’s. I ended up purchasing an O and having Corbin cut it for me. The woodland animal print was from my sister, Faith, from my shower invitations. The large print was purchased from an Etsy shop, ThePrintAnnex.
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Ikea drawer organizers made a lot of stuff very easy to sort and find.

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Hope you liked the nursery! Keep an eye out for a post in the next few weeks with more weekly belly shots!

 

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House: Kitchen Renovation

“The kitchen is the heart of the home.”
– UNKNOWN


After our wedding last year, we decided to start some small house projects. When I say small, we planned on painting the kitchen cabinets, replacing the kitchen floor and countertops. We got much more then we bargained for! When we pulled up the floor we found termites and it was worse then we could have imagined. The support beams were just laying on the dirt and were completely infested. We had to replace everything! The exterminator said that they had probably been there for years and it must have been missed in the inspection. Thankfully, Corbin, with the help of our friends and family, was able to do the majority of the work. It took longer that way, but saved us a lot of money and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Take a look for yourself!

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BEFORE: Our kitchen when we moved in.
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BEFORE: The first thing you saw then you walked in was the oven.
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Before: The dining area was carpeted, just had a recessed light, and there was a step up to it.
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BEFORE: This was the step up that everyone loved to sit on, but I always worried that someone would fall. Now, without it I could extend the table for holidays and have an island.
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Ready to rip up the floor.
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All the years of vinyl floors!

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Corbin prepping for the concrete countertops.

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We got the wood floors from two places, our attic and Corbin’s dad’s house. He was taking them off the walls of his backroom.

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We used the old cabinets, but changed the layout.
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Now, the window is the first thing you see when you walk in. It is so much nicer then the oven!

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Corbin will be making an island that will go under the pendant lights.
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We save a lot of money on the pendant lights by making our own shades with Ball jars.

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Wedding: Decor & Sweets

“I just want to make beautiful things
even if nobody cares. It’s for me!”


Looking at these images really brings me back to the day before where we set everything up. I was so blessed to have everything feel as though it fell into place. I could not have asked for better people in my life! I really felt like the luckiest girl in the world and I still do.

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This was one of Corbin’s projects. He cut the signs out of old pallets and I painted on them.
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I put the fan programs in a crate that we used to hold magazines in our living room.
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The weather forecast said 0% of rain the entire week. What more could a bride ask for?
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Our reception look place in an old horse sable that had been converted into a dining hall. It had some vintage horse photos and the old stall doors were used for the restrooms.
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We wanted a simple guestbook that we could hang in our house.
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We asked guests to sign a heart with their name.
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This now hang in our hallway and I love looking at it everyday.
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The table had a satin tablecloth and then I overlaid with lace.
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We sat in the middle of the family style table with friends and family surrounding us.
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The table had confetti all over it. There were different size circles that I cut out of a sparkly pink, gold and bronze card stock. I also includes old photos of Corbin and I in both color and black and white. The backside had gold paper and a description with the year it was taken.
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I wanted to find a nice way to display the sparklers for the end of the night. I attached paper circles that I stamped with text and embossed. On the back, there was a circle of sandpaper and a match.
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I could not be more happy with how the dessert bar turned out. My bridesmaid, Megan, made our cake which was funfetti. She did and awesome job!
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One of my coworkers, Chelsea from Elsie’s Goodies, makes the most amazing cupcakes, so I asked her if she could make some for the wedding. These are her apple pie ones.
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These are the raspberry vanilla ones, they were filled with fresh raspberry filling.
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Corbin’s only request when it came to desserts was that he wanted a chocolate cupcake.

Check out more of the desserts from Elsie’s Goodies!