Thursday, January 13, 2011


Sometimes it gets really lonely here in Michigan without any close friends and very few casual friends. Why does loneliness seems to spawn listlessness for me? I wish it would at least spawn productivity :) Poor Scott has been working crazy long hours this week. As of yesterday he had 47hrs clocked for the week so far. He is still at work as I speak. I think perhaps I will read our new camera's manual. Doesn't that sound exciting? Here is a picture I took with our new camera on the brainless auto setting. Enter the bump.

Ok, I'm done with my eeyore-ish post.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

My Very First Nursery Inspiration

I finally had a bit of inspiration on what to do for the greene beans's room. Now, I'm not committing to this color scheme or general idea but it is a really good start :)
I have compiled an inspiration board using Polyvore to try and give you an idea of what is going on in my head (and to help me if I forget what I was thinking!). Now you will have to imagine that the crib is the butter yellow shown in the paint can. One of the disadvantages to Polyvore is you can't use any images that have a busy background and so I couldn't use a picture of the actual crib. Apparently Jenny Lind cribs don't come in pale yellow any more....
My basic color scheme would be the pale yellow, navy blue, and grey. I think a few little accents of color in green, red, and deep yellow would fit nicely too. I don't want an outright animal theme but a few cute animals scattered about would be lovely I think. Any thoughts or suggestions on the nursery inspiration? I would love to hear your ideas!

Monday, January 3, 2011

And you thought I had died....

Goodness I have been doing horrible at updating this here blog and for that I sincerely apologize. I could make excuses about the holidays, losing my camera charger, and having to share the computer with my husband but that is just lame so I will stick with apologizing :)

I had a wonderful Christmas holiday back with family in IA. It was so good to spend unhurried time with family and friends. I was especially thankful to see that my dad was healing well from surgery. He is currently fighting cancer for the 3rd time and Christmas is always when we seem to find out about new cancerous growth. Sometimes it seems just horrible to have cancer appear like some sort of sick and demented Christmas gift but at the same time it is also a wonderful time to be facing trials (if there is ever a 'wonderful' time). With Christmas our focus is already turned to God even more than during other mundane times of the year. It makes it easier to remember that God is in control of all things (even the things we don't understand). God is good all the time this I know for sure. Times may hurt but everything will eventually work for God's glory. And isn't that what we are all here to do anyways? Bring glory to God?

On a more cheerful note, let me tell you about a few of the lovely gifts I got for Christmas!

Scott bought me a beautiful sewing machine (this is also my birthday present and possibly another year's worth of Christmas and birthday gifts as well) and I simply love it! I love being able to make and fix things. One of the first things I am going to be doing is making diapers for our little one before he arrives. I received some diaper making supplies such as PUL and heavy duty elastic from my parents for Christmas and I am excited to try my hand at making diapers. I am forcing myself to clean/unpack/put away Christmas decorations before breaking out the sewing machine. Tonight's activity will be diaper making! :) Having the ability to sew has also sent me in search of ways to inexpensively outfit the baby's room/storage room. My urge to make a cute nursery probably also stems from the fact that we picked up the crib my siblings and I used when we were in Iowa for the holidays. Don't worry, it is safe even if it is old, I've done my research. :) Anyone have any color schemes that would work for a little boy and would incorporate a pale yellow jenny lind crib? I would love any suggestions :)

One of the many disadvantage to not posting more regularly is that SO much happens that I would love to tell you about and my posts then go on for ever and ever. I suppose I should just go back in time periodically to fill in the gaps and tell you all the neato things that happen when I'm absent from the interwebs. I shall resolve to do so :)

I should go and finish cleaning the apartment now. I don't want to fiddle away my last vacation day!