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Happy Sunday

Hope you all are having a fantastic weekend!

I turned 35 weeks on Friday. Only 5 more to go!!

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I’m finally starting to feel like I’m getting a handle on everything that needs to be done before our girl arrives. This week we DIYed her crib skirt, bought an BMW X5 (yayyyy!! I’m obsessed) & saw our doctor. The dr says she is head down & very very active! Baby girl’s heart sounded strong and fast. She kicked the dr a couple times.

Now all that’s left to do is finish planning the shower & finish my baby reading! We are having a kind of “welcome to the world” shower for baby girl in May so all of our friends and family can meet our munch.

Hopefully this week, I’ll share some of our maternity shoot photos!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday – GO NINERS!!!

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Happy holidays from us

This is the time of year I really enjoy sharing all the accomplishments and events we’ve experienced throughout the year, both personal and in business.

The most exciting thing I want to share with you – as I’m sure you already know, is that Melissa is going to be a mommy in March of 2013!!  Yes, I will be a “Grammy” once again. Can’t wait to meet my new baby grand daughter!

We have had a very good business year and the Real Estate market is absolutely on fire.

One of our recent listings had 20 offers and sold for $72,000 over the asking price!! The crazy market is back.

I am so proud of the teamwork we have established in our business which contributes to our success in a big way.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year in 2013.

We hope Santa brings you all you want this holiday season.

As always, we thank you for your continued support and choosing us to help you with all of your Real Estate needs. Thank you for all your generous referrals!

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This is where you’ll find us this holiday season!

 Warmest Wishes,

Melissa & Virginia

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Nursery + baby update

After searching Craigslist for a couple of months, I finally found the perfect dresser for the nursery. This will also double as her changing table.

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I have such a thing for well made antique & vintage furniture. The only thing I’m not completely loving about this piece is that the top is laminate. So I’ll probably prime it with some Linsser primer & then paint over. While I’m at it, I was thinking about doing a stencil on the top part too. Kind of like the quatrefoil stencil I did on our antique buffet. Honestly though, I might just keep it the way it is.

gold antique hardwareI’m so in love with the original antique gold hardware

drwers openSurprisingly the drawers don’t stick or get jammed. They slide out like butter! This piece was made by Morris of California. They are known for their smooth sliding drawers. So if you love vintage furniture, but hate the sticking drawers, search for one of these.

Above her changing table, I plan to make a gallery wall out of gold frames & other accents. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out!

***Baby Update***

I’m officially in the 3rd & final trimester!! We have 90 days to go. I can’t wait to meet this daughter of ours!

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We had a doctor’s appointment last week & everything is right on track

Current cravings: candy canes & lemon water

Current weight gain: 24 pounds

Current annoyances: not being able to take my shoes on & off without it feeling like a workout, occasional lower backaches

Things I miss: caffeine, wine, sleeping on my stomach, sleeping through the night & not having to pee 8 times a night (NOT an exaggeration)

Things I’m loving: All the kicking from my baby – except when she is stomping on my bladder in the middle of the night. ouch! Having dinner made for me & house cleaning done by my sweet loving husband! He has been so helpful & incredibly sweet throughout the pregnancy. Love him!!!

Xo, Melissa

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Our Thanksgiving weekend

We hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! Me, the husband, mom & Evan all went up to San Francisco to Clayton’s aunt’s house for a massive delicious feast. The following day we took our annual trip to Frosty’s Tree Farm to pick out our trees! This is one of my absolute favorite family traditions. It’s crazy to think that next year we’ll have our little 9 month old daughter with us! I couldn’t stop imagining what it will be like next year. Can’t wait!

25 weeks btw – only 3 1/2 months to go!!

We searched for the perfect tree with our hot cocoa in hand. It was such a gorgeous sunny day, it was almost too hot for the cocoa.

Mom checking out the trees.. growing up, she would always pick out the funniest trees! She has a strange affinity for the underdog half balding trees LOL.

Clayton cutting down our massive tree! We didn’t think about measuring it before hand and I swear the tree was about 9 feet tall!! Our ceilings are only 8 feet, so we had to chop off some of the top to make it fit in the living room LOL. What were we thinking?! We’re nuts.

Clayton & Evan with our trees! Mom’s on the right, ours is on the left. We picked out almost identical trees.

We had the best time!

The rest of the 4 day weekend was spent doing a little Christmas shopping, decorating the tree, gardening (by mom), movies in front of the fire & lots of lounging around.
I love long weekends. What sort of family traditions does your family do around this time of year?

Merry Christmas!

XO, Melissa & Virginia

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Exciting News!!

Well we’re back from our hiatus! It’s been almost 5 months since my last post ekks. I’ll admit I definitely dropped the ball on the blogging front. The real estate market finally heat up and we became insanely busy this past summer.

AND… my husband & I found out that I am PREGNANT!!!

Frank announced the news to all our Facebook friends hehe 🙂

We found out on July 5th that I was 5 weeks pregnant. Couldn’t be happier!

I scheduled an early sonogram on my birthday so we could find out the baby’s sex & IT’S A GIRL!! It was funny because I was 100% convinced I was having a boy for some reason. Maybe it was those stupid chinese baby gender predictor tests I kept doing online lol. We were both in shock & so incredibly happy to find out we are having a baby girl. It was what we both really really wanted.

My mom was just dying for me to have a little girl.. so you can only imagine how exciting it was to share the news with her. She was the first person we called.

Here she is at 16 weeks

I’ll be 23 weeks (5 1/2 months) tomorrow & I’m due on March 8th.

Here’s her little feets!

It’s been an amazing experience. I had no real morning sickness, except in the beginning & that was just nausea in the mornings. So I really lucked out with the pregger symptoms.

We can’t wait to meet our daughter! Here’s the latest belly shot – at 22 weeks + 5 days pregnant

I really look forward to getting back to blogging & keeping you all updated with our personal & business lives. I have definitely missed it.

As always let us know if you need any real estate help, suggestions or advice. We’re always here to help!

Warm Wishes,

Melissa & Virginia

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Weekend veg-out has officially begun.. Complete with a Lifetime movie

Weekend vegg-out has officially begun.. Complete with a Lifetime movie

Happy Friday!!!

I’ll be back Monday to share all the fun deets of Clay & I’s 10 year anniversary trip!

Xo, Melissa

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April 6, 2012 · 6:19 pm

DIY Tufted Headboard Sneak Peak!

We are loving our new tufted headboard!

The step by step tutorial will be up tomorrow. For now here is a little sneak peak:

Here is the tutorial

Xo, Melissa

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