Saturday, September 24, 2011

Weekend Projects

Time to get some weekend projects moving...
We finished painting all the interior and touched up the base and crown moldings and I'm in LOVE!!! I was worried when the paint was drying because it was really really white, but once we started to move in our furniture it looks great! So bright, clean and cherry.
Here is the final product.. living/family room leading into the dining room and kitchen. 
Paint Test!! I went with the top left one. 

First thing tomorrow morning I would like stop at Homegoods to return bath towels, and then go to Whole Foods to buy Fresh Chicken to make baby R's puree's. And then hopefully try to tackle some projects around the house. This is tiring! I do not know how the guys at Young House Love do it, but it's hard to accomplish weekend projects with a little one to keep entertained.

YAY!!! Love the weekend...


Friday, September 23, 2011

Baby Food Making

I am not a cook by any mean, heck we barely cook at home. If we do cook it's 2-3 nights a week and one night is guaranteed to be an frozen pizza or mac & cheese. However, making Robert food is something I have always wanted to do. I remember when I was about 6-7 years old my grandmother would make all my food. I would sit on the kitchen table and watched her cook or she would give me a book to play with. This is a moment that I will always cherish, so I want to make this special for Robert as well. When I make his food he is usually in his high chair eating a piece of watermelon or is playing with his toy. Making his food feels like such an accomplishment, I love it!
My girlfriend gave me the book Baby Love by Norah O'Donnell and Geoff Tracy. It has been great to get me started, I also check out Wholesome Homemade baby food to get some ideas. I did not want to buy another gadget for the kitchen, so I used a blender that was a wedding gift (still in the box!!!!), syran wrap and a very thin scapula. I did buy the Tovolo Perfect cube trays from which I HIGHLY recommend. Buy 3 packs (6 trays in total). 
We started with veggies... sweet peas, butternut squash, green beans, carrots and zucchini. I just bought some fresh spinach so tomorrow I will be steaming it and throwing it in the blender! We will be introducing fruits this week... apples, peaches, avocado, blueberries and mango (I am going to rotate some veggies in between the fruits). 
Tonight I made peaches and apples
My little man Playing as I make his yum yum. So sweet, I just want to eat him...
7 months 1 week

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Weekend blues

I miss our snuggling in bed... 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Circus Party Inspirations

Is it crazy that I am already thinking about Robert's first birthday? He just turned 7 months yesterday and I'm already planning on what to do???? Crazy. I know. But I can not wait to share this special moment with our little boy. He loves animals and hopefully we will be able to take him to the circus when they come to town early next year.
I have been pinning away on Pinterest and everything I pin is Circus Theme... How much fun will that be???
Here are a few of my inspiration pictures... 
All we need is an elephant jumping through hoops and we are set! I think I might give face painting a try one of these days...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Shower Time!

It was a beautiful sunny, breezy South Florida Sunday afternoon and I could not have asked for more. My Mother in Law and sister did an amazing Job. My Mother law wanted me to help her with the decorations, of course if you know me... I could not refuse.
I wanted to start the 'nautical' theme with the invitations, the first thing your guests see.
So every Sunday with my 50 percent off coupon from Sundays Newspaper I would venture out to Micheal's and see what I could find. The White linen Card Stock paper as well as the Red envelops are from Micheal's, as well as the anchor cut out puncher (Martha Stewart Collection). The invitations and favor tags were printed at Staples. 
'WELCOME ON BOARD' Life Saver on front door (HomeGoods find)
Ikea White Pots with Wood emblem from Micheal's
Lobster cookie
Dollar bin find at Micheals! I found these rubber duckies way before We knew the sex of the baby. I just loved them, they even had anchors and lobsters tattooed on their tooshies!
Tin filled with Life Saver Mints
Fruit Platter and Cheese and Meat platter (super easy to make, bought at Cosco)

My Sister flew in for the weekend and she was a huge help!! My Husband's Aunt made the shrimp fettuccine, my Mother in Law bought the salad and bread and our other aunt made all the fruit salads and Shrimp Pineapple.

Dessert... agh.. What I was able to enjoy... no wine, but yes to cake... heaven. 
We went with the same baker which made our wedding cake, Mr. Bee's. Simply delicious and beautiful. It was a 2 tier, top tier was butter cream, bottom tier Marble and all the flags are made from sugar! 
Good times. 
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Baby R Nursery

We are currently in the process of setting up his nursery in our new house (well, really our old house since we are moving back in). However, I never had the chance to post the pictures of his first Nursery. This was the nursery we brought him home to from the hospital, the one that we bonded and were inseparable for the first three months of his life, the one where he learned how to roll over, I can keep going and going but I do not want to bore you. 

It was sentimental leaving the apartment and seeing that room empty of his toys and belongings, but I know we will make great new memories in our home.  
'Welcome on board' Lifesaver - I purchased this for the baby shower at Homegoods for $3.99. It was missing a few shells and the net was not on secure. So I had a few shells laying around from the beach and hot glued them on
View from the entrance of the room
Crib - Babies R us Carters collection (Scratch and dent sale)
Bedding - Pottery Barn Pique Navy Blue (discontinued sale)

HomeGoods Frames

Ikea dresser - Hemmes collection
Sailboat Mobile - A Baby boutique near his pediatricians office 
Side table - Target (we had it in the living room as a side tale next to the sofa, but recycled it for his room)
Metal Basket - HomeGoods $6.99
Fish Decor - Recycled from living room as well (originally from Z Gallerie)
Closet - sailboat end holders were a gift, as well as his first piggy bank
Hamper holder - Walmart (around 8-9 years ago). This was also recycled from our home. I bought 2 baskets from Micheal's at 50% off for the selves to store hid books and toys.
Decor - Star fish was used  in my cousins destination wedding as a place card, they tied a sting and a paper tag with our names and table number

Oh and the carpet, was also recycled from our living room, It was a jute natural color rug from Target. I cant wait to finish putting together his room. I want to keep the same theme, but make it so that he can grow into his room.

Any plans for the long weekend????? I know what we are going to be doing.... Painting, cleaning, moving and organizing!