Flashbacks

Sometimes you find yourself looking through old photos and it hits you - these people, these memories, these trips, these parties, these ridiculous antics, these times we stopped and thought, “Let’s take a picture!” - this is what you can’t replace in life. Relationships. Friendships. Good people to experience this weird thing called life with. Yeah, I feel pretty lucky.

treble clef clock hangs above the couch. It’s a really nice space but out of our two extra rooms it makes a lot more sense to keep our guest bedroom for out of town visitors. So the office will become our sweet baby’s nursery!

I’ve been desperately wanting a vanity table for our bedroom over the last few months but haven’t wanted to shell out the couple hundred dollars that I knew it would take to find a decent one. Nor have I had the time to even look! I’ve always stood at the bathroom sink to do my makeup and hair and therefore my bathroom sink always looks like an explosion of makeup, hair products, heat styling tools, brushes, combs, perfumes, nail polishes, etc. Completely out of control. Out of space and out of energy to continue standing at the sink every morning (thanks so much pregnancy), I decided that I had to find a vanity table STAT.

About a week ago while I was sitting on my couch thinking about my ideas for the nursery I started contemplating what to do with the office furniture. And then a light bulb came on. I had a desk that I needed to relocate, a mirror sitting in a closet downstairs, and a stool sitting in the corner of the living room collecting dust.

A few hours later Nate helped me move our desk into our bedroom, I hung the mirror, relocated my makeup and beauty products, and TADA - a perfect vanity table. I froze several of my old Bath & Body Works candles a while back and popped the last bit of wax out to make the clear glass containers for my makeup and brushes. I think they look great and I can see what all is in the jar with ease! I noticed that it would be a tad dark in the room for putting on makeup, so I strung up some white lights to give off a tiny bit more light. I’m obsessed with the way it looks and how much it adds to our bedroom. I love that if I don’t feel like having the bright lamp on my bedside table turned on in the evening I can just leave the string of lights on for a little bit of a glow.

I’m planning on replacing the drawer pulls and painting the mirror. All of the furniture in our bedroom is very mix and match so eventually I’d like to paint our bed frame, dresser, and bedside tables all white. Or pick one piece to paint a bold bright color. We also desperately need to paint the walls a different color and I’d like to replace the stool all together with a new chair (maybe

So, what do you all think of my desk turned vanity? This isn’t your typical “DIY” - I didn’t build this beautiful vanity out of reclaimed wood or anything. I just moved some furniture around. But ya know, I was proud of myself for re-purposing items that weren’t being used and creating a space that I needed - so I’m calling it a DIY, y’all! Our “office” is currently in disarray, but we have some time to figure out exactly what we want to do with it! Right now I’m leaning towards keeping the couch in there and recovering it to match the nursery. After all, it will be nice to have a comfy place to sit/lay down.

I had to throw in a few shots of me holding my sonogram photo from my doctor appointment at a little over 7 weeks. =)

Outfit Details:
Dress: Kenya Dress // courtesy of Eshakti.com
Hat: Forever21
Boots: Target
Tights: Target
Cape: New York & Co.

**Photos taken by Nate

big announcement and now it’s going to be pretty difficult not to continue blogging about it! It’s exciting in a way that feels like I’m the first pregnant person ever! Don’t worry though - I get it that it’s probably not that interesting, so I’m really thankful to those of you who will read these posts and pat me on the back and make me feel special. ;] I haven’t been great with making sure I take “the bump” photos just yet but to be honest there hasn’t been much of a bump to photograph! At this point I typically just look like I’ve eaten too many cheeseburgers or maybe I’ve had a few too many beers (BYE BEER!! I’LL MISS YOU.) But I really want to be one of those people who takes the time to make the pretty sign and stand next to it wearing the same form fitting outfit once a week. Maybe not the same outfit. The first trimester has made me pretty lazy so ya know, I’ll just do what I can!

Symptoms Up To This Point: I’ve been beyond blessed (so far) to have very few symptoms. So few that it’s made it a little hard to believe that I’m actually pregnant. I found out pretty early on and I kept waiting for the impending doom of nausea, but it never really came. The only TRULY odd symptom so far is that I got Chipotle one evening and couldn’t eat it. It disgusted me. I’m hoping that was a weird ONE TIME thing because Chipotle is my favorite food. And the only time I’ve gotten uncontrollably sick was after I smelled rotten Chipotle once it sat in my lunch box over night. Sigh. The other “you’re pregnant” signs have been very faint - I smell everything (but I always have), I’m a little crankier, I get emotional more easily (like at concerts and when the football team runs on to the field at a UK game. LOL. Ridiculous.), I wake up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night (I never used to do that), I don’t sleep very soundly, and I get tired pretty quickly. But none of those things are so off the charts that I would call them real symptoms, if that makes sense.

Aerial Training During Pregnancy: A lot of people have automatically assumed that I will give up Aerial Silks. But fortunately, as long as I continue to feel well I should be just fine to continue on with my training (per my doctor). I have some limitations now and I can’t do ALL of the things I was doing, of course, but I’m pretty excited to keep at it and stay in great shape throughout my pregnancy. I fully believe in listening to your body though and I plan to take it day by day! We have a showcase coming up in December so I’m hoping I’ll get some of my energy back towards the second trimester and be able to perform a routine. I have to start working on the choreography now though! I’m really looking forward to having to get a little creative with it since I won’t be able to incorporate a lot of my favorite moves/drops! If I can’t do it, that will be okay too! But it’s so much fun knowing that I have a little aerial baby flying along with me and I think it would be wonderful to perform a routine during this special time!

Feelings On Boy or Girl: I have no feelings what-so-ever, though I did have a dream two nights ago that it was a boy. Most people are leaning towards it being a girl, for all of the obvious reasons. Nate is completely convinced it’s a girl. We will definitely find out as soon as we can! I’ve thought about how fun it would be to be surprised but I just don’t have it in me to wait. We have a few names picked out and it will feel a lot more real once we can truly pick one and call them by it. <3

Current Focus/Obsessions: Right now I’m obsessing over our house - cleaning, organizing, completing projects we’ve been meaning to start/finish, and turning our office into a nursery. Being extra tired and having a cold has kept my butt on the couch while thinking about all of the things I want to do. I’m determined to make some progress this weekend!

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