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Sunday, December 30, 2012

threats and nesting

This is just a little note I left for my husband. I've left him notes before asking him politely to wake me up to ensure I'm not wasting the day away in bed (13 hours of sleep is enough!) but he says he feels bad for me and wants me to get all the sleep I can- so he won't wake me up. 
That's very lovely and all but I'm tried of waking up at dinner time!
Thank God he took my threat seriously and woke me up! As soon as I was awake a very powerful nesting urge began to set in and I immediately started working on the baby's room.The baby's room is also my office and craft room, so I've been trying to work on making it look and feel a little more kid friendly without being too "babyish".
I'm not too fond of decorating with bright colors- I prefer a busy palette in muted tones but I would like to give the baby something a little more festive (but something that won't drive me nuts). 
I started by painting the end of this dividing wall in mint green, turquoise, metallic bronze and golden yellow. This might not seem like much to you, but this is as bold as I've ever gotten with colors in the home. I'm very pleased with how this turned out.
I also added this scrap fabric bunting (left over from my faire) from the ceiling where the crib is going to go. I plan on making some puff ball garland to add to all of this for a little more color and texture.
Kinda like in the photo below but with those small fuzzy puff ball thingies you get in the craft section.
Making a colorful felt ball garland.
The drippy art was made from a kids art project thing that made its way into our home somehow. As you can see under this first layer of paint, it had a robot on it that you're supposed to color in. I didn't like it very much, but I'm not a fan of throwing away perfectly good canvas. 
Just paint over it.
I didn't just stop with painting stuff. I spazzed out all over the house cleaning and organizing. Even with my husband's help with things like staining unfinished wood, vacuuming and laundry, I still managed to push myself too far physically. I felt like these things HAD to be done... pronto!! 
Now I'm stiff, grumpy and stuck in bed. I've still got more to do!

I can't say that my nesting is due to the fact that I'm rapidly approaching my due date. I've been nesting all throughout this pregnancy. In fact I've had terrible nesting urges waaaay before I got pregnant. Nesting was a sign that my monthly was coming for sure within the next 24 hours. The nesting urge then was very handy. That was pretty much the only time my house got clean!

So what's on your nesting priority list??


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