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The Year Without A Blog

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It hasn’t quite been a year, but it has been more than six months. For me, that’s pretty close. Time sort of jumbles together every now and then, and I find myself already making Holiday plans in the middle of everyone else’s St. Patrick’s Day planning {Seriously, everything on Pinterest right now is green with rainbows.}

Anyway, a lot has happened while I was away. Most of those things would not have been possible without stepping away from the blog for a brief time. That brief time got longer without my realizing it, until last week when I truly could not remember when I’d last reached out to my readers. Today, I decided to remedy that, and it’s as good a day as any. Better than most, I suppose, because I come bearing good news…

We’re having a baby!

This is one of the things that probably wouldn’t have happened without my taking a step back and deciding where to put my focus. I made a constant conscious effort to spend more time with Hubby. Not just when a mommy and daddy really love each other… but just being together. Going places. Snuggling on the couch to watch TV. This was also a good chance for me to stop “keeping score” on who is the Give and who is the Take. It was a two-fold problem: I was keeping tabs of my giving {which is not the way to give} and I was grumpy for my not taking {which doesn’t even make sense}. Once I pushed aside whatever ugly-little-monster that was, things got a lot more pleasant around the house. For all of us. We’ve even cleaned off the kitchen table to start eating together as a family instead of from TV trays in the living room. We’re not the Cleaver’s, but I also wouldn’t want to be…

Back to the pregnancy bit. I’m 12 weeks today, and I’m very excited for September when I get to see the little booger who’s been giving mommy such a tough time. I’m not going to unload a bunch of pregnancy complaints, because I’m really trying not to be “that mom” but I will say that the first time was a cake walk, and this is feeling a little more like being the underdog in a WWE cage match. We already knew going into it that this would be our last, and I have to say… the way things are going, I’m not inclined to change my mind on that.

We’ve been making slow-but-steady strides at clearing out the nursery. My parents took some furniture for us. Hubby Dearest relocated this bookshelf into the living room, where he de-ironing boarded it. It now holds board games, photo albums, vinyl records, and the record player. There are several more pieces that need a new home, but I’ve got some ideas. Once we decide what stays and what goes, I’ve got stripes to paint! I’m leaving the room that gorgeous yellow that I painted last year {for one, I love it & for two, painting over it would be a nightmare} and adding grey & white stripes to the wall where the crib will be. For a girl, just the yellow, white, & grey. For a boy, I’ll be adding touches of navy blue to the mix. I saw an adorable plaid with all the colors in a Pottery Barn catalog, so I’m hoping I can still find it when the time comes.

That basically sums it up. I took a blog break to do stuff. I did stuff. I’m still doing stuff, and I now have a lot more to do. Posts are likely to be sporadic, at best, but I have a few things coming up that I want to be sure to share. Until next time…

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I shall call her Cupcake

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My sister is having a baby {like, any day now she could pop} and with the new addition comes clothes. Lots and lots and lots of clothes. So a dresser was needed. She found this really nice, white dresser at a yard sale for $25. A little steep, but it’s solid wood, and more important it was needed. 1022122255

“London, can you make this pretty? Ooh! and sparkly!!”

“Of course, I can!” {Because never have I turned down the chance to paint a piece of furniture… and I hope I never will.}

So, I started with color choices. I had just bought her a pink and blue baby blanket with cupcakes all over it. Chocolate cupcake with pink sprinkles!!! That was the easy part… After several days, I was able to narrow down to one brown, and two pinks. A 9-year old girl made the final pink decision for me.
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Who wouldn’t love a dresser in their room that was a “Fudge Celebration”?!! I mean, really.

I got slightly carried away, and didn’t take “during” pics. So, above was the Before… and here is the After.
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However, I did not get the “sprinkles” made until after I had returned the dresser to her rightful home. With baby coming any day now, her momma needed to start loading all those clothes into her dresser. These will be added to the “Cupcake” next time I’m over to the house.
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