Monday, February 11, 2013

Our Baby Gender Reveal Party: Its a....

Yesterday we had a gender reveal party to find out if we're having a girl or a boy. It was such a special time with our close friends and family. This is our second baby and we did the same idea to find out we were having a girl the first time around. Here's how it works... the doctor at the ultrasound determined the gender and wrote it down and sealed it in an envelope for us. Then, we took the sealed envelope to the bakery and asked them to put pink on the inside if it says girl and blue if it says boy. This way, we got to find out with everyone else and it was a surprise for everyone! (For anyone who's worried, we had the doctors do a back-up envelope just in case)

The frosting is... PINK! 

Ava is beyond excited to have a little sister! 

Its a girl! And we are beyond excited!!

Sharing at these fun blogs this week....

A Creative Princess Party
Show and Share @ Southern Lovely
Whatever Goes Weds @ Someday Crafts

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Ava's Vintage "Big Girl" Room

Today while I was supposed to be doing the dishes and mopping the floor... I got a little distracted. I started my 2.5 year old daughter's room when we first moved in and it has been "almost" done for 6 months now. Well, an adorable table found at goodwill provided the motivation I needed today. So, the sink is still full of dishes and the floor is still dirty... BUT my daughters room is adorable and she is smiling so I guess I count that as a productive day. The table makeover is still in progress and the paint is drying as we speak...  Here are some pictures of the room minus the table and chairs...  I'll add them tomorrow and post as a "part 2."

I found this dresser at a thrift store for $25.00. I love the pale pink, original hardware, and chipped paint... I didn't get a good picture of the brass casters on the high boy legs.... Its a gem and I love it in the room.

Ava's bed is Ikea... As much as I was dying to do a real vintage brass I had safety concerns and couldn't find one sturdy enough with safe distance between the bars etc. Plus, this one extends from a toddler size to a twin size and has an extendable mattress too. It works. 

Reading Nook... 

That quilt was my momma's and then mine... and now I smile when I walk by and see her snuggling with it. 

This toy chest was also my momma's... I painted it but left the original vintage bottom and wheels.
Normally, its full of stuffed animals but I wanted to show the adorable bottom.

I made the curtains and pennant banner from vintage fabric
 found in a cousins old farmhouse attic in Kansas. 

Avaree loves her room... 
and I love that it has family stories to tell and a legacy interwoven in every touch. 

Now, if we are having a boy... I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M GOING TO DO! 
Definitely not a "gender neutral" room! 

Table makeover final touch coming soon... 

Linkin to these lovelies...

Show Me What Ya Got #105 @ Not Just A Housewife

Overflowing with Creativity 2/2 @ Its Overflowing