Life lately… where should I begin!?!
It’s taken 10 weeks and I’m finally learning to “let go”. I learned early on that life with an infant is wonderful (beyond wonderful), don’t get me wrong… but it’s not what I expected, it’s actually better than I expected. I literally dreamed of my maternity leave looking something like this…
<showers + makeup . lunch dates + baby silently sleeping in it’s stroller . mall trips + lattes . prosecco + play dates . home cooked meals + aprons>
Although, the life listed above seems rather glamours, there’s no place I’d rather be than what’s been placed right in front of me. My days consist of jammies, unbrushed teeth, granola bars, a happy baby, a crying baby and the ball-n-chain… aka my pump. And literally they go by so fast. You blink and hubby’s home! You blink and it’s bath time! You blink and it’s time for the 3am feeding! You blink and 3 days later you’ve showered! 🙂 It’s going by way too fast!
On March 3rd I’m back to Be Pretty full time and my jammie days are few and far between. It’s been a sweet-happy-joyful-rewarding-hard-i’ve-had-my-moments, but I cannot believe it’s coming to an end. Makes me a little sad, but I’m anxious for the future and this next phase. I can’t wait to experience Henry’s excitement when I’m “home” for the day. I’m excited for the 2 days a week that will be dedicated to just him and my hubby. I’m also very excited for the future of Be Pretty!
I’ll end my novel there… I’m sure on March 3rd I’ll have different emotions. For now, I’m trying to see the positive!
What I’ve… we’ve… been up to?
Hubby and I ventured out BY OURSELVES on Saturday night. Big Night Out. We were gone for 2 hours while my sis and her hubby watched the Hurricane. Hubby and I planned out the office/ salon/ makeup counter/ studio for Be Pretty! Ekkkk! It’s gonna be fab!
I had this wild idea of painting the ceiling… PINK! And the hubby was actually on board. The color is ironically called, Blushing Bride. Thank you hubby for putting your muscles to work!
With the pink ceiling, I demanded (sorry hubs) that we paint our white walls — even whiter! We purchased a ton of furniture from IKEA and I’m attempting those IKEA “hacks” that you’ve seen all over Pintrest. I’m also spray painting the majority of the furniture GOLD! Bam!
Not only has Henry been a wild man lately… which is pretty funny, BUT his nursery is coming together. I pretty much had it planned out since about 25 weeks and the crib was purchased at 8 weeks thanks to a Resto 20% off sale. The day we moved in I had wallpaper installed. The minute we found out it was a boy, I thought I had to make his nursery reflect his Daddy… seersucker and Carolina blue. So, the stripes on the wallpaper, replicate the stripes in seersucker. When I was searching for wallpaper I just googled “blue and white stipe wallpaper” and this was the first that came up, pretty good price! I got a rocker from Celadon in Charleston and this pouf from Overstock. You might recall some of my previous blogs about odds and ends to bring the nursery together. Later in my pregnancy, I picked out this dresser/ changing table, a rug and a chandy thanks to one of my besties who is a fabulous designer and has an entire library full of the most beautiful furniture lines… and I got to use her discount! I used an Ikea piece of furniture, lots of goodies from HomeGoods (including the piece of art pictured above), white faux animail heads that we had in our condo and purchased a mirror from Kirklands to make it complete. I’ll blog the nursery soon! 🙂
Our house is coming together and I’m loving all the decisions we made along the way. I wanted subtle colors, contrasting surfaces and textures and the perfect blend between a beach cottage and a mountain retreat. Some might call it boring, but it’s totally us. I’m a lover of art, so I wanted the color in our home to come from art work that we currently have an will continue to collect in the years to come. John and I purchased this light fixture back in June during another sale at Resto. It’s finally hanging over our kitchen table. This was installed thanks to besties fabulous electricians on Monday… along with a few other fixtures. I’m fixture obsessed!
My son is wearing pants from the GIRL section at Gap. Don’t hate… they were too cute and I’m obsessed with stripes.
Over the weekend we experienced 5 solid hours of pure sleep! Henry did it! And we weren’t following any strict schedule. We rolled with what’s working for us and for him. We’ve been keeping him next to our bedside in a bassinet, he’s not too noisy either and it makes the 3am feedings cake. It’s nice having him so close for the times where he just needs to be soothed with a paci or a belly rub. SOON, he will venture into his big boy room. In the meantime, I love having him close by!
I’ll end this post with a happy first.
I cooked my very first meal in our new kitchen and since having a baby. It’s hard finding the time, energy and motivation. I’m trying to be healthy… besides the vino and boxES of Girl Scout cookies that I’ve been inhaling. So, I whipped up (ha, I make it sound that easy), some bruschetta chicken. Super easy and healthy! It was pretty delicious and it made my hubby feel like a king. I was even able to pump and chop veggies all while the mushrooms and chicken cooked!
Until next time, little lady’s! xo.