Friday, October 15, 2010

Baby Girl is Here

Here she is...Lofton Grace, she was born Friday Oct. 8, 2010! Weight 6 lbs. 9 oz. 20 in. long. She was the smallest of all our babies. We are all doing well and we're completely in love with our glorious child of God. Lofton is a week old today, she has dimples just like her sister Bentley.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

J.Crew Perfect Tees...even Perfect for Pregnant Gals

The above picture was taken at almost 32 my FAVORITE gray J.Crew Perfect Tee that I've worn throughout my entire pregnancy. I am absolutely in love with these shirts, pregnant or not.

You can see here that I'm wearing the ruffle front perfect tee, it's lovely and fits wonderfully. I probably didn't look necessarily HOT (at 35 weeks) wearing anything I had on that day, but I felt cute and that's what matters. :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Inspiration Photos

the ceiling in this room is lovely! the white walls with the unexpected ceiling color.

The tutu, the leotard, the bows.......all wonderfully girl friendly and just plain fun. Thinking of making something like this for B-Girl for Halloween

Would like to make a mobile using this idea for baby girl.

Simple curtains using ribbon and I think, napkin rings.

pretty colors, really like the pink dresser between the beds

Heather Bailey's studio, the colors in here are divine.

I like to give credit where credit is due, but my inspiration file doesn't always have info that I need, only pictures.

Have a GREAT and long weekend.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mc's Happy Birthday Post

Happy Birthday to you!........Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday Dear McQuinn, Happy Birthday Love you!!!!!!!!
{So sweet of dad to bring you home a cake last night, Yay for daddy...Happy Birthday Mister 3 year old!}

Monday, August 16, 2010

Baby Bedding for our Baby Girl

A mix of Amy Butler's Love fabric (above and below) .........

and a mix of this.....
Crib Bedding from Target.......I finally decided on this set by Tiddliwinks (well priced and looks custom, especially if you mix and match it with things you have and new things). The bedding came via UPS today and I could not be more pleased.

I had this pillow made by Color Me Cute on Etsy......this is obviously the back of the pillow, the front of the pillow has HER name on it and we're not telling the name until she's here. (we're tricky that way) I seriously love everything about this pillow, vintage mixed with fun, vibrant favorite way to decorate.

Here is the sweet baby quilt, it is very pretty in I said, GREAT price...but doesn't look cheap. This bedding will look so lovely with Bentley's twin bedding she already has, it's shabby chic (from Target as well). I've put the bedding side by side and it looks good without being "matchy matchy". I simply cannot wait to start putting their room together, a "Girly Getaway" it will be.......then on to getting the boys room, a.k.a. the "Boy Cabin" together. Think I can accomplish this in the next 8-ish weeks???

Friday, August 13, 2010

{A Cherry eater and Prego Mama at 30 Weeks}

This is my precious little man, he'll be 3 in a few short days.

He LOVES cherries!!!!...loves them
He stands at the sink and waits for me to wash them and he eats them straight from the colander.

.......onto another subject. Me at 30 weeks pregnant. The side view is much better than the...

straight forward view, but what's a girl to do.?! Have a lovely weekend friends.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

2 Firemen and a Pregnant Mama

These two boys are peas in a pod, they really enjoy each other....I love that! Mc is almost 3 and L is 7. (Miss B was in the house at the time playing with her dolls I believe.)
Logie took some pics of me, don't you love how kids chop off people's heads in photos??!! *funny* In this pic. I was 27 weeks pregnant.

He didn't worry about chopping my head off in this one, just my entire upper body...ha ha.
I will begin my 30th week of preg. on Monday. Have a loverly day friends!! P.S. If you have any "must see" baby sites that I need to see let me know about them. smiles

Monday, August 2, 2010

All Is Well

Hey Friends, all is well with me and baby #4...we've just been busy this summer and I just haven't felt like posting honestly. My due date is Oct. we've got about 10 weeks to go and little Miss will be here (poor thing is still not named, but she doesn't mind). I'll be posting pics pretty soon, maybe tonight or tomorrow if I feel ambitious.......did you know it's REALLY hot???? Yea, hot enough to make this mama want NOTHING to do with being ouside unless the sun is down or I'm in the pool. Hope you're all doing wonderfully and if you feel up to helping me name my little angel, send me suggestions. Chat soon.

Monday, April 19, 2010

They Have Something to Say

{If you could please excuse the dirt, spaghetti, and juice stained'd be much appreciated.} the news?? we do.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Baby Names, because it's on my mind

McQuinn, not an infant...but babyhood nonetheless.
Logan, 2 years old and Bentley (newborn).
So, I'm thinking baby names lately. Jeff and I named each of the children a family last name either from my family or his and each of them have a family middle name as well. I'd like to stay with family names for baby #4, but I also want to LOVE the name as well...just as I do our current children names. I don't HAVE to come up with a name now, but it doesn't hurt thinking about it either.
Here are some names that I like for a girl:
(some family names and some not)
Clara or Cora
Ann or Anna
Boy names:
..........not many boys names that I have
Here's where YOU can help. Send me girl names and boy names that you REALLY love/like....I need suggestions. Give me as many names as you can and I'll add what I like to the ongoing list I keep handy. * Do you think this child would feel left out if I didn't do a family name??? I don't want to do a family name just to do it, I want to love it..ya know??!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

No more Baker 5

...........because it will be Baker 6. Our new bundle will be here mid October. I was officially 10 weeks pregnant on Monday. It was QUITE a surprise to ALLOFUS, but we are happy nonetheless. :)
I'm sorry for the fact that my blogging has sort of halted as of recent, I've just had a LOT on my mind that I had to soak in.
Now all I need to do is have Mr. Baker get our bathroom finished, so I can post pics on that...............................and then on to reconfiguring bedrooms for our children and new baby, although that won't be happening until we find out "who" the baby is ...girl/boy??!
Hope you're all doing well and I'll be back soon. Love ya!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Artsy Project #2

Last year I painted the canvas below for my cousin's little Emma (who is now one). Just thought you might want see another project. My mind is swimming with crafty ideas lately and I cannot seem to get one thing started. This is probably due to my lack of laundering skills lately.
Her bedding looks exactly like the canvas, I wish I had taken a picture of the entire room...where was my head?!
Have a fab. day my friends. Stay warm and do your laundry. *smiles*

*my bathroom update: I still have unfinished painted cabinets and 3 diff. color swatches on the walls...i'm cool like that!.........but boy do I have ideas for that room.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Artsy Project

I had to do a quick "art" post for the mere fact that I'm tired of looking at my unfinished bathroom project below. I will say that I have started painting the cabinets and they're looking so much better, and I have 3 different paint colors on the walls right now. So, that is not ready to be shown.....but will be.
Ok, on to the art...I painted these canvases for Christmas gifts and had to show you how they turned out. The ones' pictured still have Mod Podge drying, that's where the glossy white stuff comes into account. The crosses are just scrapbook paper that I cut out into a cross shape and the rest is acrylic paint. I then covered the entire canvas in Mod Podge to seal everything in.
This blue one was made for L's teacher and I think she really liked it. The project was simple, quick and didn't cost much (especially since I have loads of paint on hand). I bought the canvases when they were 50% off.
Hope you all have a lovely day!
If you would like for me to paint something for you, just give me a shout out and your email address.......I'd be more than happy to do so! :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

When the A.D.D. hits me like a truck, I re-decorate

What started out as a complete and utter mess {because Mc took his dirty diaper off, himself} ended up with his mama taking down wallpaper border while he played in a sudsy bath {in the same room with me of course}. I just couldn't help it, the A.D.D. hit me and I was almost paralyzed into thinking ...."the wallpaper must come down" and so, it did. Do you do things like this? I can have laundry to do, dishes to put away, rooms to pick up, a child to sit and stare at while he bathes, but NO I had to pull down border because (well, I had to ...A.D.D. told me too) the decorating fairy was whipping me with her wand.
Yes, the room isn't spic and span..but the border is gondy. YAY!!

It's full of 1960's colorful tiles, most of the bathroom is covered in this peachy colored tile. Guess what though?!...I love it. (good thing right?)

I'm wanting to paint the walls, but I'm thinking I MUST go neutral so the room isn't too busy. I want it to be pleasing to the eye, ya know.

Check out the fun little built-in, where magazines and toilet paper can go...even a little picture frame. Love old homes, just love 'em! Character is what it's all about.

The bathroom isn't tiny, but not huge either. Any color ideas here? Throw them my way if so. I have some paints left over from my kitchen/living room/den and laundry redo's, but what do you think colorwise? Do tell. {no judging on my hand printy/dirty mirror}...thanks

Also, would like to paint the cabinets and mirror border...probably a creamy white, like my kitchen cabinets.

P.S. this is a small project, but don't tell my hubby...he'll have a heart attack just thinking of me and another project. shhhhhhh! thanks