It’s been six months of self control. Up until recently, I hadn’t bought a thing for the baby. Maybe it was easy to abstain from shopping before we knew her gender. Or maybe it was the morning sickness that kept me locked up inside and glued to the couch. Or maybe I was just busy with our big move. At any rate, I was being good.

The past month I have been hitting up my local thrift stores and finding some fun treasures! These two gems were added to my bounty recently. My babe is going to be quite the retro girl. I hope she grows up to appreciate the past eras as much as the hubs and I do.

The nursery planning is underway too, but I still have to be patient. We don’t have any furniture yet, and my mom is making a few key items that will shape the look and feel of the room. So, until I have those things, I am trying to be patient. I think the “nesting” part of being pregnant has arrived early for me.

I have a list of projects I want to get done before baby arrives. Some of them include sewing. I picked up the fabrics pictured above for half price at the fabric outlet. I can picture some clothes and a big cushion made out of these. I’ve also got a painting project in my head. Check back for some fun project details soon!


Thrifty Office Ideas from Martha

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Yesterday I posted some fun Office Organization ideas from Pottery Barn. Today I’m sharing some DIY home organization for the office. You can see more organization ideas from Martha’s Organized Spaces section on her blog. Unfortunately there are not any DIY directions, but they look simple enough to figure out on your own, especially if you are a crafty person. What do you think?