Thursday, November 15, 2012

Express Yourself

I LOVE accessories, so of course I am having fun accessorizing my little princess. I spent some time over the last week (an hour here, an hour there) making some super cute headbands for little miss Haley. I didn't do photos for a tutorial, but I posted the links with the instructions I used below!

How to:

Gray headband (this has a hidden loop to clip any flower on!):
Fabric flowers:
Ricrac flower:
The big pink flower is just a piece of ribbon that was a flower chain.

Here is a sizing guide for the headbands:
10" for newborn
12" for 0-3 months
14" for 3-6 months
16" for 6-9 months
18" for 9-12 months
I hot-glued all of the flowers to these: 

Finally, here is my model!

There will be MANY more accessories to come!

Monday, November 12, 2012

How Time Flies

Haley and I are both named after my Great Great Aunt Mae and I just happened to receive her childhood rocking chair when I was little. I am super excited to be able to use it each month to show how much Haley has grown. Of course, with her being so little I had to wait a little longer than I wanted to start this project, but here are her first two pictures. MANY more to come! I love it!

At Haley's 4 week appointment she was a whopping 5 pounds 10 ounces, so at 6 weeks she was probably close to 6 1/2 pounds. :)

At Haley's 2 month appointment she was 7 pounds, 5 ounces (the size I thought she would be when she was born!) and has grown almost 3 inches!

I just love watching her grow and learn. It is so fun to see her progress and see her little look of concentration as she is trying to figure out new things. Being a mom is the best!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Bathroom Remodel

So...back in February we decided to remodel the bathroom. It was partially because we wanted a makeover and partially because it NEEDED it...the bathtub had been leaking, causing water to go into the floor under it and into the basement bathroom, which also caused MOLD to grow. We had just found out I was pregnant and mold + baby = not good, so out came the saws-all!

Here are the before pics!

The previous owners PAINTED the counter and the tub. Then, when the painted the walls they must have spilled in the tub so to cover it up they "splatter painted" the tub. Really?!?! Then they used those cheap sticker tiles on the floor and they started to peel.

The vanity was super cheap and no amount of varnish could've fixed it. We also had NO storage in it so I had to put a second set of drawers to hold my makeup.

This is during:

This is when we took the tub out and cut out the parts of the floor that were rotten.

New tub and walls are ready for tile!

Travertine floor to ceiling with glass and slate accent tiles. I LOVE the way it turned out! That was the first wall color we tried...WAY too green. We tried a few after that before we found one we loved...a slate gray with blue undertones that matches the accent tile perfectly!

Jesse putting up tile!

And this is how it turned out!!
So, here is the end product! 12x12 travertine on the floor, polished 12x18 travertine on the walls, a paint color we love!

I just LOVE our vanity and the hammered copper sink! Oddly, even though it is way smaller than the last one it has WAY more storage space! I also love that the smaller vanity makes the room look a little bigger.

So glad that project is done, but mostly, I am glad it is a safe place for Haley!