Friday, January 25, 2013

Baby's Dresser Dilemma

I swear indecisiveness is a side effect of pregnancy. 

I've gone back and forth a ridiculous amount of times with how I want this little guys room to turn out. 

But we've finally ordered and bought a few things, forcing us to make decisions.

The last "decision" is how to refinish the dresser. 

We bought this one from IKEA and we've stained it with Minwax Gel Stain in Hickory.

I bought these knobs from Anthropolgie (in lime) and we've ordered this rug from Urban Outfitters (in the redish-orange color). 

I'm not designing his room around a theme per say, but more the use of geometric patters, shapes and clean lines.

I promise it makes sense in my head. :)

 So this is where I need your help! 

I've narrowed it down to 2 ideas for his dresser. 

Option 1:

Keeping it simple and bordering the edges of the drawers with a basic white boarder.

Option 2:

Doing some kind of arrow on the drawer fronts.

My inspiration is from this wall/blanket.

So either I could do a literal arrow or something more like my inspiration pic and my sketch below. 


What would you do, option 1 or 2 or neither?

Feel free to offer suggestions!

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Life lately according to my Iphone

OK technically, Jake's Iphone.

I'm not cool enough to get my own Iphone yet. 








1. Pink peanut paradise
2. Family date night to Dairy Queen.
3. Yes, they are father and son
4. Family shadow
5. The Miller men
6. Our hardcore hiking backpack
7.  We sold our first car this weekend. The car we went on our first date in. The car we brought Rhett home in. Honestly, my heart breaks a little when I don't see it in our driveway anymore. 
8. Refinishing furniture? Please, we're building our own. (Aka: trying to.)
9. Bubbles
10. Nice bum, where ya from? ;)

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A new years resolution: Turning my "Wanter" off

It's 2013!

What the crazy?!

New Years is always a great time for our family because Jake and I were married on December 30th and my birthday is January 2nd. So for us, the New Year is always a time for us to celebrate the start of our married life, and more me the start of a new year of life. 

I love the concept of a "word" as a resolution for the upcoming year. 

It's a clear, concise, simple way to improve.

I've been trying to come up with a single word that I want to use for my resolution  but all that keeps coming to my mind is a phrase. 

"Turning my wanter off."

Let me explain.

We have been SO blessed this past year. 

We bought our first house, found out we are having another baby boy, Jake's job is doing really well, we've been healthy, safe, and in general just plain happy. 

And yet, since we've been in our new home, I keep wanting more and more, and I am failing to count my blessings. 

And to be honest, I'm kind of disgusted with myself. 

The night before the Newton shooting, I was obsessing over the paint job on the baseboards. And I honestly (and sadly) lost sleep worrying about it. 

And then the next day, with the shooting, I couldn't believe that my biggest worry had been about baseboards. 

I mean really. 

So my resolution for 2013 is to turn my "wanter" off and to enjoy all the good that I already have in my life. 


I don't want to keep wishing for the kitchen table of my dreams.

I want to sit at our table and work on alphabet sheets with Rhett and scream our letters at the top of our lungs.


I want to remember that most of my "problems" are silly compared to what others go through on a daily bases, and that I need to do more to reach out. 

I've bought a little moleskin to act as a gratitude journal to write 3 blessings a night in. 

It's a simple thing, but I'm so excited to fill it and look back through what I've written each night. And I'm hoping it will help me focus on the blessings I have and not what I "lack".

2013, you are going to be a good year. :) 

What are your resolutions/word for the year?

Feel free to link up your posts on 2013 below!

And check out these other amazing blogs and see all of the inspiration from their holiday link parties!

Embracing Change

Bliss Ranch

Southern Lovely

Dear Emmeline

Number Fifty-Three

Alderberry Hill

It's Overflowing

The Ironstone Nest

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