Thursday, May 28, 2009

Elephant Nursery Tour

Kelly's Korner is touring nurseries today, and Reese's nursery happens to be my favorite room in our home. Welcome to his elephant nursery!

The day I found out I was having a boy, my mom and I looked at this bedding from Pottery Barn Kids. I love elephants and I knew it was exactly what I wanted, but it almost sold out before I got my hands on it. We were able to get everything but the elephant sheets.

Since Reese came 1 month early, his nursery wasn't quite ready yet. My mom and her friend/boss, Diana, put up the quilt for me before Reese came home from the hospital. My dog is a bit territorial and nipped Diana on the neck. Sorry again, Diana!

Here's the changing station, where Reese kicks and screams when I change his diaper. My friend, Michelle, made the cute "R" painting and my mom painted the antique dresser.

The bookshelf holds some of my books from when I taught 4th grade and others we received as gifts. Reese likes to tear and wrinkle the pages, so I had to put some of them away for now. The fabric covered board holds birth announcements and photos of Reese's friends. I got it at the Pottery Barn Outlet for $4. I love the elephant lamp.

Here's my sweet little boy and his elephant. He doesn't like to sleep in his crib. Maybe he doesn't like all the elephants as much as I do!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I've Got Burlap, How About You?

Even if no one else in the whole world reads my blog, I know that at least my mom checks in from time to time. I'm sure she just comes here to see pictures of her one and only grandson, but she saw this post about how I wanted a pretty burlap table runner, and had one made for me!

Rhoda is having a burlap party, so I decided to post a few pictures of my new addition.

This is now the first thing you see when you enter my home.

I love the texture.

This burlap table runner is just the beginning. I'm planning on having burlap pillows made for my sofa.

Thanks, Mom!

By the way, I took these pics near midnight, and my dog was right in front of the cabinet and wouldn't budge. See? Rudy couldn't care less about burlap.

And, did you notice that ugly brown paneling behind my cabinet? It's finally going away very soon. Woohoo!

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, May 22, 2009

Flashback Friday

I cannot believe I'm posting this picture, but I got such a good laugh out of it when I came across it the other day, and I thought you should get a nice laugh as well.

Sporty, Scary, Posh, Baby, and Ginger Spice

This picture is from Halloween around 1996. Some girls from church and I decided to dress up as the Spice Girls. I'm Sporty Spice on the far left. That's my friend Brandy, as Ginger Spice, on the far right. (Geri Halliwell had just become a UN ambassador, so that's why she's in a suit.) We actually performed If You Wanna Be My Lover at a party. Talk about a scary Halloween!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Give Me a Caption

This picture was taken a few months ago. Can you come up with a good caption for it?

And just in case you didn't already know, we're not Osteen fans.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mother's Day

We had a lovely Mother's Day picnic at the Arboretum on Sunday after church. George's dad met us there and we enjoyed spending a few hours with him.

Love. this. little. guy.

The Deines men standing behind a waterfall.

Reese gave me a great Mother's Day gift. That night he slept from 9-5:30, which is the longest stretch he's given me in a long time. If only I had gone to bed before 11:30!

And now I've gone and stayed up until midnight. I'm off to bed!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Burlap is the New Black

I've noticed in blogland and in some of my home decor magazines that burlap is the "in" thing right now. I don't have any in my home yet, but I would love this personalized table runner. It would look perfect on my favorite cabinet in my living room.

Picture from The Lettered Cottage.
Table runner from Coastline.

Do you have any burlap yet?