Friday, August 31, 2012

Fill In the Blank Friday

1.  Over this labor day weekend I will be      busy working on invitation designs, nesting, and hanging out with friends  .

2.  With the political debates going on right now, my thoughts are   nothing. I don't watch TV, so I have no idea what is going on. My husband says I should pay more attention     .

3.  Today    I am glad my work day is over and I can put on my yoga pants  .

4. The best thing I've cooked recently was    these yummy chicken nuggets and the best chocolate chip cookies ever .

5. The last thing I bought was  a pumpkin cupcake candle and some lotion .

6. The best movie I saw this summer was   The Secret World of Arrietty.  .

7.  The best book I read this summer was   right now I am reading books on how to write a children's book and survive pregnancy lol   .

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Shop My Closet

One of my friends once told me my closet is like Narnia. And I will admit that I have a slight shopping problem...Anyhoo, I'm in nesting mode and trying to clean out some closets around here. Tonight I listed 10 items (even a couple of my vintage pieces) on Instagram (@shopcupquakescloset). I hope to add more soon.....

PS all funds are going towards Baby Miller's college fund :) Apparently you have to start early with these sorts of things.

Nesting: Baby Miller's Nursey

Now that we know we are having a girl, we have been working on the nursery. Although as soon as I found out we were having a baby, I was pinning nursery ideas. We recently bought a 4 piece crib set at our local baby store, Cup O Tea Baby. It was the last one, and caught my eye. This set had all the fun colors I was looking for. We are now discussing which paint color to use for the walls (i'm going with the minty-turquoise) and saving up for the accessories!

This crib set is made by Zutano, and they have the cutest clothes that match!

I can't wait to actually get started and set everything up! I feel like the countdown has started and we are running out of time....

Sunday, August 26, 2012

That's What She Said Sunday

Today I am planning meals, going grocery shopping, and baking cookies. I have a little get together later this evening with co-workers. Other than that it's nesting, nesting, nesting....

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Downtown Art/Farmers Market

This morning, one of the local shops that I just started following (Dirty Deeds Soaps) posted on facebook that they would not be at the Downtown Art Market today. Art Market, today?! I don't have work until 2, so I woke up the husband and we headed down to check it out. 

There were tents set up out in front of Tornado Gallery on Buddy Holly Avenue, where tons of local farmers were selling their fresh and organic produce. The cantaloupe smelled amazing, and I really wanted to try some of the raw honey and different apple preserves.

There were also local artists booths set up. It was a mixture of jewelry and art. I would like to get to the point of joining them someday. :)

This is my cute husband, squinting into the sun. Behind him is where lots of fun food stuffs were set up to try. I really wanted to try Crusty's pizza, but wasn't super hungry. I did grab an iced caramel latte from Courier Coffee. It was super yummy, and the guys making it were super nice! Next time I plan to buy some whole bean!

Me squinting into the sun with my coffee.

Coffee and a bump.

It was super hot out and we headed back to the car and took some silly photos of our shadows along the way...

We parked near this prairie dog rescue truck.
The dashboard had lots of cute prairie dog figures hanging out.

I can't wait to go to the next downtown art and farmer's market! I can tell this will be one of my favorite things to do. 

Do you frequent your local farmer's market? What is your favorite part? I can't wait for pumpkins!

Fill In The Blank Friday (on Saturday)

Source: via Mrs. on Pinterest

1.  I am proud of   the steps I've taken and the ones I will take to continue on this adventure   .

2.   This weekend I will   be working at my day job, more planning and organizing on my dream job, baking cookies, going to a work back to school party, and nesting away    .

3.  A secret dream I have is    to  finish writing my children's book and get published, and turn it into a fantastic series  .

4. I can't handle    rude people and bad drivers .

5. The most annoying thing in the entire world is    people who come into places and talk super loud on their cell phones. Sorry but it's rude .

6. The most relaxing thing in the entire world is    taking a bubble bath, while drinking a glass of wine, and listening to music .

7.  I think everyone should    live their lives and let others do the same. I'm tired of seeing others judging each other for their life choices and spreading hate. People should be concerned more with their own lives and the imprint they are leaving. Make a difference and grow as a person, instead of tormenting others. (end rant)    .

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Taco Tuesday: Dolly

Today, I was transferring ideas from different sketchbooks and journals into one. I came across lists and lists of doll ideas that I wanted to work on. A few Christmas' ago, I made a couple of my nieces some felt and fabric dolls. I really enjoyed the process and have been wanting to make more. Check out a few inspirational dolls from Pinterest:

Source: via Mrs. on Pinterest
This last picture is of the dolls I made for my nieces. I'm hoping to start up the design process soon, and get a few up in my etsy store. 

What kind of doll would you like to see?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Baby Bump Recap

Now that I am over the half way hump, I decided to take a look back to see how this baby bump has been growing. This little girl is very active! I told Clint that she's practicing her dance moves so she can give him a few pointers. 

I'm really enjoying the black and white photos. One day I think I'll make a little instagram book of all my bump pictures. Most of the pictures are taken by my husband in the nursery we are working on, a few taken by friends. :)

More on the nursery soon!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

That's What She Said Sunday

This is how I feel all the time. And lately I keep forgetting all my ideas until I'm trying to sleep. Preggo brain.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Baby Reveal Party

This Saturday, we had a small gathering of family over to reveal the gender of our baby. I know it's usually the parents that have to wait to find out, but I just had to know. It was super fun, and it was really the first time we had lots of family over at the same time. 
I didn't go too crazy with the decorations. Our local party store had lots of cute things for only 50 cents!

I haven't baked a cake cake in a long time, I'm usually the cupcake master. So it was interesting to get the frosting on and keep it on. (Cream cheese frosting melts quickly, even at room temperature).

We had Granny Lou cut the cake! Everyone could hardly stand the wait! :)


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Day Off To Do List

Source: via Mrs. on Pinterest

To be honest I always think of a million things I need to do, and then when the time comes I can't remember what any of them are. I blame my preggo brain. Today is my last day off for at least a week, and I wanted to do more than just sleep (I did that yesterday).

1. Do my Prenatal Yoga

2. Finish the laundry

3. Put away laundry

4. Clean out my closet!!

5. Do my nails

6. Transfer ideas from one sketchbook to another. Duo thought it would be cool to pee on my sketchbook when I wouldn't let him outside to flirt with poodles. 

7. Try out the paint samples in the nursery. (I'll share my nursery inspiration soon!)

8. Finish my character study for my children's book.

9. Start working on some of the handmade Christmas gift ideas I have (never too early to start).

I doubt I will get to all of them today, but maybe this little list will help me to remember for next time I have some free time. 

What's on your to do list for today?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Taco Tuesday

I haven't done a Taco Tuesday post in a while! Things seem to be always busy around here....

My husband woke up with a sore throat on the morning of our sonogram appointment to find out the gender of the baby, so I made him some tea in his dad mug I got him for Father's Day.

My crazy husband eating his monster burrito!

20 weeks and trying on maternity jeans. Not gonna lie, they are pretty comfy...

I got a hair cut this week. My long hair was out of control!
(see below)

Embracing the bump!

Mermaid hairs before I cut them off!

This Saturday, we are having a baby reveal party for our family. I am going to make a cake that will reveal the sex of the baby! I am super excited. I hand made all the invites I sent out, and learned that preggo carpal tunnel sucks. They turned out cute, so I guess the pain was worth it. Clint and I are super excited to let everyone know about the baby! We have the name narrowed down to 2 possibilities and are working on nursery ideas....I will share more after the BIG REVEAL!