Mack & Nesting
August 5, 2011
Let’s start with the first man of the hour:
Closing thought: photographing a black dog is very difficult. That’s all. Carry on.
I was quite the critic when it came to the concept of “nesting” while pregnant. I mean, do you honestly believe I’ll be one of those I-washed-every-floorboard-by-hand-three-times-a-day kind of people? Absolutely not.
I recant my original sentiments.
I have not only taken off vent covers to vacuum inside the walls of our house, I have also recently undertaken every baking and decorating project possible. I gained 3 pounds last week due to the brownies, cinnamon bread, and pineapple cake I just couldn’t resist making. And eating.
I’ve spent entirely too much time on Pinterest this week deciding what DIY projects I could complete with the random stuff sitting around our house.
First, I needed a new table setting for our tiny table:
I can’t even tell you how excited I am to add to my wine cork collection once Beckett boy gets here. I keep the corks of bottles that have significance. Examples: the Chocolate Box wine mom gave me after running the half last summer and Arrington Vineyard corks from our fabulous trip to Nashville with Taylor’s sisters and brother-in-law.
Next, I needed some wall decor for our hall. (Yep – we only have one hall in our house.)
I wish you could see all the nail holes surrounding this shelf. I’m not a measure-5-times-cut-once kind of a person. I’m more of a “eh…that looks about right”person. It works about 75% of the time.
I also went ahead and put out some stuff for fall because I figured I’d be too busy in September to do it then. Plus, I’m pregnant so I do weird things.
Thanks to my fabulous parents, Taylor and I got a Keurig coffee maker for our birthdays. (!!!) Naturally, I was forced to take apart an old spice rack to create a K-Cup holder.
It also made for the perfect place to hide Buford*. Look closely:
I also painted and “distressed” an end table and tried to re-size and paint an empty picture frame (think hand saw). Those will not be featured because they didn’t turn out as well as one would hope.
I don’t know how much more I can find to occupy my time, but believe you me – I will find more. Ideas welcome.
*Buford: I’ll explain. Buford is an ugly little wind-up toy/Elvis impersonator that I bought for Taylor as a joke. Needless to say, he stole our hearts…or something like that. He turned into a mascot that we take turns hiding for each other just as a fun “I love you” reminder. If he had a highlight reel, it would certainly include being hand-delivered by a flight attendant and a Yellowstone National Park employee, as well as having a specially-made Texas Rangers jersey while the Rangers were in the World Series. He is forever a part of our family, mostly because he’s the most photogenic one in the bunch.
I’m compiling a list of things I will miss about being pregnant to post soon, (I can’t believe I said that sentence, let alone have legitimate items on my list) but I’ll give you a teaser in the form of a picture: