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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.

dresser2

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!

27 weeks

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 favorite carpet cleaning sunnyvale! He has been so helpful & incredibly sweet throughout the pregnancy. Love him!!!

Xo, Melissa

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DIY Tassel Garland

While browsing online for baby shower/nursery decor I was seeing these cute tassel garlands everywhere. It was definitely on my to-do list to purchase one.

Via Confetti System

Then I found this super easy tassel garland tutorial on Pinterest by Linen & Lace & thought I’d give it a try. I literally spent $5 on materials! Much better than the $30-$40 + shipping off Etsy.

So while the hubs went out with friends on Saturday night, I dove into crafting mode

I chose four different colors of tissue paper – gold, hot pink, light pink & shimmery white

Because I decided to hang this on baby girl’s crib, you are getting a little sneak peak of her nursery!

I love how the garland brings texture & fun girly glamour to her crib & nursery
.. I think she will love it. Obviously I won’t be able to leave it there when she gets older but for now it works.

What do you think? I’m basically addicted. I’ll probably make one for xmas & other holidays too. These are great for any kind of party too! Baby & bridal showers, birthdays, holiday parties or just cute decor in your home.

BTW, yes I’ll be doing a post on the DIY black & white painted stripe wall in the nursery. I’ve got all the tips on how to make perfect stripes with no bleed through!

Here’s my latest pregger shot at 23 weeks

PS. if you’re preggers, check out the new maternity tanks at Target by Liz Lange. They are heaven!!

XO, Melissa

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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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