Harrison's Nursery Tour

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

I know it's taken me (what feels like) forever to get around to sharing Harrison's nursery, but that's because it didn't feel finished and it still doesn't feel finished.  But I think it's as good as it's going to get right now!

Because we pursued adoption and knew that it could move quickly, I wanted to have a nursery ready as soon as possible.  I knew it would have to be gender neutral, and I found creating a gender neutral nursery much harder than I thought it would be.  I searched Pinterest for ideas and basically almost all gender neutral nurseries are either farmhouse style (which is not my style at all) or modern/minimalistic--again, not my style.  I knew I needed to come up with my own design--but on a budget 😁

My favorite color is blue so I decided I wanted really pale, pastel blue walls with all white furniture.  Then if we matched with a boy, it would be easy to style it for a boy, or if we matched with a girl, I would add in light pinks.

The first thing that went wrong was the paint.  I picked out a color from Sherwin Williams (can't remember the name) and had them cut it down to 50%.  My mom helped me paint and when we opened up the can, it was the most beautiful shade of pale blue......until it dried on the walls.  It was so much darker than I had intended it to be.  We painted the first coat and decided I would sleep on whether or not I was going back to the paint store to get a lighter shade.  I ended up deciding to keep the color and figured I would repaint if we were matched with a girl.

Because I was on a strict budget, I didn't want to buy a cheaply made glider that wouldn't last long and we weren't in the place to spend a lot of money on a quality one.  I found the one we have at my friend's consignment sale and it was custom from a very expensive local baby store.  The only problem--it was gray.....a color I don't like.  I think I sat in the glider for 30 minutes contemplating whether or not I should buy it.  It was excellent quality at a good price but it was a color I hated and didn't want in the nursery.  I ended up buying it, and I'm glad I did because it's so comfortable and doesn't look bad in his room.

That's a little background before seeing his nursery.  Like I said, it's not finished--I probably want to add shelves on either side of his window--but I am ready to share it.

Come on in!
 This is the view from the doorway.  I'd like to have a rug, but that's low on the priority list.

 Pictures are from Harrison's 2 week session when my sister drove to San Antonio to take his pictures!

 We announced our adoption holding a gown with a lamb on it, so a lamb felt symbolic!

 I had to include the top left picture because Harrison was crying during pictures and he's holding Dustin's finger.

I've got to add pictures in those frames!

A Low-Key Father's Day Weekend

Monday, June 17, 2019

This was such a low-key, relaxing weekend and I enjoyed it so much!!  With Dustin's work schedule, he works two weekends a month and is off two weekends a month.  A weekend for him is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, so it's great for me during the summer because I love having three days with him in a row!

Friday morning I went with a friend to the mall while she shopped and Dustin took Harrison with him to run errands.  It was so nice for me to go with a friend and not worry about feeding on time or finding a bathroom with a changing table or a fussy baby 😜  But after a few hours, I was ready to get back to my baby!

Friday evening, Dustin and I went to see Aladdin (which we both enjoyed!!) and Harrison stayed with my aunt.  We lived next door to my aunt growing up and I loved staying at her house, so I know Harrison is going to be the same way!  

Saturday morning Dustin and I spent a good bit of time playing and talking to Harrison.  He's really started babbling a lot more and it's the sweetest sound ever!  I also came across an outfit I had bought this past winter and it's one of my favorites.  Because Harrison was born premature and was SO tiny, this little outfit was too big!  He now fits into it, but it's obviously way too hot for it so I snapped a few pictures of him in it to remember it by ha!  And you'll see that he was too busy "talking" to sit still for a picture.

(Outfit is Kissy Kissy--one of my favorite brands!)

Harrison and I ran a few errands while Dustin did yard work, and we came home to this...

Apparently he was pressure washing behind the garbage cans.

Sunday morning we surprised Dustin with a few gifts (after letting him sleep in) and then we went to church.  We did lunch with my dad and then Dustin watched college baseball--which is exactly what he wanted to do!

 (outfit from The Beaufort Bonnet Company!)

 Picture break while a peach cobbler was baking

Harrison during the Auburn vs Miss State baseball game 😂

My Current Makeup Routine + a Video!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

I have been meaning to do this post for a very long time!  I love finding out about new makeup products and trying new things.  I feel like I currently use a lot of products and one day I know I'll use less, but I do like the look these products create.

I did include a video clip at the end just explaining the order of my products and how I apply them.  It's a very unprofessional video (as in, I don't even have anything to hold my phone up ha), but I thought it might be helpful!

1. Primer
5. Powder
10. Mascara
11. Blush

And I've included this video to explain in detail, so don't judge!! 😂

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