Getting Creative

I have been working on a few projects for the room!   Since I finished the dresser I have been given a few things, bought a few things and made several things!


I bought this lamp at Michael’s a little more than a month ago.  It was normally priced at $60.00 but it around 70% off and then I had an additional 20% off so I ended up getting it for under $15.00.  I wanted a big, “different” lamp and I think I accomplished that!


My sister-in-law gave us this rocker recliner she bought when she was pregnant with her oldest son.  She decided she did not plan to use it in our niece’s room.  She offered to let us use it and of course I jumped on it!  It is comfy and I have loved it since she ordered it (I was there when she designed it).

The pillow I also got a Michael’s on sale and with a 20% off coupon so it ended up being around $7.00 when it was normally $30.00.  I love it when they have great sales!!!


My mom made us a fan pull (because I am too short to reach it).  This picture does not do it justice – it is cute and sparkly.


I sewed a cradle mattress cover to match the room.  Gender neutral of course!  It was my first attempt at making a cradle cover and it probably should not have taken me so long but I am proud of it none the less.


I attempted to change the black mirror into a cream mirror.  I told everyone on facebook as long as you don’t look at it closely it looks pretty good!  (Haha)


I gave in and bought this print at Hobby Lobby.  I have been looking at it for several weeks now and since it was half off I broke down and bought it.  It obviously won’t go on the dresser/changing table – I think it will probably go on the wall between the bookcase and the dresser but I haven’t quite made up my mind.


I started working on a growth chart that will eventually go behind the door in the room.  The “blue” color is a little dark but I do like it so far! I have to distress it, glaze it, seal it and put hardware on the back to hang it but I am pleased with it!

So project wise I think we are making great progress!  This weekend I hope to start on a pallet project that I think will end up with a Dr. Who quote on it in the room colors.

Once we match and place, I also have plans for our child’s name on the wall but I can’t do that until later.  =)


IMG_5849Whenever I am in the room Fry always follows me in and crashes on the floor.  As you can see it is still a work in progress.


No news is . . . well . . . no news

In the last few days I have gotten a few questions about any advances or changes in our journey.  In response to that I can only reply “nothing is different”.

We are still on the list to be shown to prospective mothers/couples.  Basically when a couple or mother inquires about possible adoptive parents we will be shown to most if not all.  Then when someone picks us we will be notified.  This could happen at any time or could take a while.

So in the meantime . . .

I have been working on projects for the room (and when the weather cooperates I will be able to finish painting stuff without waiting forever for things to dry) so as soon as those are finished you will be able to see the finished products!  (I currently have a love/hate relationship with spray paint but more on that later.)

And I am trying to get a head start on Christmas (the nephews already have their gifts purchased) so I have been making plans for crafting and trying to shop local boutiques to look for unique and different gifts.

I thought I would close this simple post with a few pages from our photo book  – ignore my attempts to put a watermark on after the fact on our pictures.  Our actual book is 16 pages (8 front to back) and much more detailed.

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Our Crazy Life

Our Crazy Life