Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Nursery is Complete

Hooray!  It's been a bit of a process but little Charlie's nursery is finally finished, all that is needed is a little baby to put in it.  Here are pics from the transformation:

The nursery before was really cute, our friends who lived here before had a son and it was cute for him, but we wanted to change it up a is the closet before...

The far wall before and of course a horse, because who doesn't want a horse?

next wall before...

and wall by door before...

The room was dry-walled except for the closet and ceiling, so Adam got on it...

adding mud to seams and where we took off the chair rail...

next we did a real thick and swirly texture on the entire room...

more texture...

and even more texture

close up on texture, Adam wrote Charlie's name in the mud...kinda hard to see in the pic

Finally some paint!  My mom came over and offered her artistic talent to the room...there is a sky background, trees, birds and girlie

the new closet, Adam added a permanent shelf and painted her dresser to match the sky background

the tree by door.  This is where the crib will be

flowers and leaves blowing in the wind
the horse sitting beneath the tree...silly horse
inside the closet on the right, a tree branch with flowers

left side of closet, two sweet cuddle birds

Charlie's Room!

Furniture!  All done with the nursery!
my mother-in-law bought us this amazing crib, it goes so well in the room, I loves it!
close up on the crib and bedding, so cute

Well, now that the nursery is all done and everything is put away, all that is left to do is pace around until little Charlie gets here...can't wait!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Warm Hearts Project

Click on the link Warm Hearts Project above to participate in this wonderful project!  A talented jewelry designer, eNVe Designs has created a beautiful necklace that is currently traveling around the globe in hopes of raising awareness and funds for St. Jude Children's Hospital.  All you do is sign up to recieve this necklace, wear it, take a picture of the awesome way you wore it, submit it to her and mail it on to the next person.  So simple!  She will donate $1 for every person who participates.  Learn more on her blog and sign up!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

 Me and my mom getting our tan on!

Today is the day the world was graced with my mom's presence.  She is the most amazing mom that anyone could possibly ask for and I am the lucky one who gets to have her for one.  As I am soon to become a mom myself, I have been thinking about all the things that my mom has done while I was growing up to make me feel completely loved and special.  There are way to many to list, but one of my most favorite memories growing up was waking up to the sound of music and laughter.  My mom and my Aunt Linda, who's birthday happens to be today also,  (Happy Birthday Aunt Linda, I love you!!!!) would call it their "Sunday Morning Laughs" and it is the most wonderful sound I have still ever heard.  Their is nothing better than waking up to a happy home and I hope my daughter will have the same wonderful memories.  I always feel utterly happy when I am with my mom and no matter where I may have lived, just hearing the sound of her voice overwhelms me with joy and love.   I am so grateful to be once again living within a mile of my mom and knowing that she is going to be such a huge part in my own child's life is the greatest gift that I could give my daughter.  So, thank you mom for being you and giving me life and loving me so much.  I love you sooooo much.

My Aunt Linda and Mom doing what they do best...laughing!

My mom and I at my Aunt Linda's last weekend

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentine's Day at Chickmunk Funk!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I've been putting some sweet V-Day jewelry up in my shop.  Here are a few of them, but be sure to check back often as I will be putting more up within the next day.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Fidel!

Today Fidel is officially 2 years old!  Woo Hoo!  Hooray!  Yip Yip Yip!  We celebrated yesterday with a small get together in honor of my favorite little man.  I realize that this may seem "ridiculous" as our friend BJ put it, but my friends humored me and attended Fidel's Birthday Party.  It was fast and furious and left everyone with a sense of how much I need to give birth to this child that is growing inside me so that I can stop channeling all this maternalness (is that a word?) to my dog.  Regardless, a fun time was had by all.
Fidel's Bow Wow Beef and Bacon Birthday Cake before it went into the oven.  Click on the link to get the recipe.  FYI - a total hit with dogs and our friend Mike Honcho!

Mmmm..... I was afraid that the dog's wouldn't like the cake but it was a huge success!

I couldn't even get a picture of them enjoying the cake because they ate it so freakin' fast.  I am assuming the cake was a total success but then again, Fidel still eats his own poop.  My mom's dog Molly isn't one to turn down a plate of anything either.

Gary was so excited he pushed his cake plate right under the fridge

After cake came presents.  Here Gary is trying to show Fidel that it is proper etiquette to open the card first.

With a new bowl and something awesome in Adam's hand, Fidel is picture perfect.

What could it be?  A new Pirate Chicken of course!!

Well, after too many goodies, cake and presents all the dogs were pooped and had to go.  We had such a good time and hope that Fidel has many more fantastic birthdays!