Monday, August 10, 2009

Nesting with a Vengeance!

So.... I have had a MAJOR need to nest this summer. As with all things this pregnancy, this need was as strong as the morning sickness, heartburn, and exhaustion.  Nesting is a very real thing. I'm not sure if it's the desire to have a really clean house (which mine is not) or just to do the million things on your house list because life stops when a newborn shows up. I think it's the latter for me. Plus, I don't teach in the summer, so I go full force. 

I have put up new curtains in my living room,
Painted, re-carpeted, and redecorated the nursery (yes, I bought a new crib and new bedding....selling old stuff. I'm being very frivolous this pregnancy). I've still got to figure out wall decor in here, so any of you little decorator friends can come help me do it right.
New slate floor in my master bath...after a plumbing mishap, it was in serious need of a switch. Glad to get rid of the 90's linoleum and carpet. 
I even dusted the tops of these shelves....o.k. Bill did. But I supervised.
I re-carpeted the master bedroom, Quinn's room, the nursery and the living room. This is what that half of the house looks like when it is squished into the great room. Those are a few days I do not hope to relive!
So, will my little baby girl care. No. But I will. I feel good to be able to cross some projects off my list. Still have more to do! I start teaching next week, so I must be Super Woman in the next few days. Should be interesting. Wish me luck.


Edwards Family said...

Good Luck!! Looks Fab!! Love the bedding!! Very Chic :) BTW you need to email me your address so I can invite you to my blog. I changed it to private and asked Bill for your email but he forgot to give it to me.
Hope you're doing well. Sending good preggo vibes your way!

Emily K. said...

Looks great, you are nesting!

brooke said...

The voyeur in me loves this post. You guys have been busy! I can't believe how much you've gotten done. I especially love the new crib and bedding--you couldn't use the old crib--I was up at night worried about how you were going to paint it--love the new one.

Stacey said...

Boy, do I understand! I think 90% of the home projects I have done in the past 4 years happened in the 3 months before Charlotte and Trevor were born. I'm sure it all looks fabulous!

Karen said...

Wow Liz, LOVING the nursery!!! You know, I've never actually been in your house before. It looks lovely from the pictures! Good for you on all of your hard work!

pan x 8 said...

I love the nesting... and you're right ~ baby girl won't care but when you are down with her and loving her to pieces, you will feel good at all those crossed off duties! Good for you!! ;p

Lee,Rebekah said...

ooh all of your new stuff looks so beautiful! great nursery bedding!!

Cindy said...

Good Luck! Your nursery looks awesome! I love the color scheme and all of the new flooring!