Thursday, May 29, 2008

Christmas in May!

Imagine my delight when I opened my mailbox this afternoon and found not one, but two exciting packages I had been waiting on! First up, Crunchy Clean laundry soap that I mentioned in my previous post. I ordered samples in the Chamomile scent and also Monkey Farts! I immediately tossed a load of extremely dirty laundry (more info in a minute) into the wash with the Monkey Farts. The girls on the Eco-family friendly board on the nest were right about this whole house smells sooo yummy. Next up (and currently still in the machine) a load of towels with Chamomile. It smells good too, but I'm definitely digging the Monkey Farts a little more. Now back to the extremely dirty laundry. Rob decided he was going to extend our back patio. So he's been slaving away for the past two days excavating and laying paver stones. It's coming along very well and is almost complete. He just needs to finish a few details and sweep the sand into the cracks (or whatever that's called). Anyway, he's spent the last two days in 90 degree Alabama heat wearing long pants (to protect his knees). Let's just say I've never seen such dirty, sweaty clothes before. I am happy to report that these clothes are now outside drying on my new clothesline, clean as can be, and smelling like some monkey's farted on them! If Crunchy Clean can get those clothes clean, I think I might be hooked :) Check out their website here

Next fabric swatches for the baby bedding that I ordered from Javis Davis have arrived! Here they are in their pretty little packages. 

Originally I was set on wanting to have a "vintage theme" and (mostly) gender neutral nursery so that we could reuse main items for our next few kids. Then I saw some really cute & funky bedding on the Land of Nod website and started to fall in love with the idea of doing more of a funky eclectic theme. However, after seeing these adorable fabric swatches I think I've gone back to my original idea of "vintage". Normally custom made bedding would completely be out of our budget, but since we plan on having at least 2 more kiddos I think we'll get our moneys worth. I'm not 100% certain but I believe the winner will be...

Over the Moon Pastel!

We do plan on ordering our crib, swivel glider, and (possibly) dresser from Land of Nod. I've requested wood & fabric swatches for these items which should arrive early next week. I want to make sure that all the colors work well together before we finalize anything. What I'm thinking however is using the main fabric (in the center) for the outside of the bumper and bumper ties with the green/white polkadot pattern (top left) for the inside of the bumper. Then using the multicolor strip (2nd from top left) for the crib skirt. For window treatments I'm thinking of ordering some extra fabric and making them myself. I'm thinking of doing a valance across the top of the window in the green/white polkadot (top left) and adding some of that funky trim with the soft balls to the bottom. Then using the 3rd fabric down on the left which is a solid green with a diamond pattern stitched into it to make drapes to flank each side of the window. On the bottom of these I thought it would look nice to use the multicolor stripe (2nd from top left) for the last 10-12 inches or so of the drapes. I know that you are utterly confused right now...and so am I. Check out Nesting Place (a blog that I highly admire) for an idea of what I'm talking about...she calls them "mistreatments". 

And because I know you all care so much about our nursery (NOT!) here's the furniture we'll probably order...


Dresser (will also double as a changing table)

Glider - in Godiva (dark brown/chocolate)

I could go on all day (which I already have) about my "big" plans for this room. Unfortunately I've got to get busy on this...

....studying for my Spanish test tomorrow :( School just started on Tuesday, and we already have a test!?!  The joys of summer semester! At least this is my last college course EVER...I will finally be graduating with a BA in History (a useless degree) after this class is completed!


Justin said...

Whoa, you women are sooooooo weird. I never knew you could spend so much time on infant's bedding choices. You need to get a useful and productive hobby like xbox 360, where you can gun down imaginary people on the street whilst talking with your homies on your fabricated cell phone. Geez.

Britni said...

I am so ashamed of my husband's comment! I found your blog from one of the boards on the nest that you commented on. I was so excited! Now we each know that at least one person reads our blog. SATC sounds great! Justin is working so just let me know when you would like to go. I have no plans except a possible trip to the estate sale on leroy stevens tomorrow....let me know if you want to cautiously attempt this with me.