Friday, October 9, 2015

Follow Your Heart

Have you ever sat back and wondered if you were really living life right now? Well that's how I've been for the last few months!

On July 11th, I built up enough courage to ask about a career in Real Estate after two months of debating if it was the route to go. I knew I loved to decorate and look at the houses that were out there on the market, but I didn't know if this was the way for me.

I found myself at Coldwell Banker sitting with a honest, loving, and caring woman, Tina Clark, and started to explore the path that I thought I had wanted to take. The moment I left her office, I knew I wanted to be a Real Estate Agent and there was no doubt in my mind.

So here I am now, traveling along the path that I know is right for me. How do I know this? I always asked God, what am I to do with myself? While going through college I thought I wanted to be a doctor, but that soon changed as I ventured into the Biology field. For a while I didn't know what to do, and thought that I would never know. As soon as I started trusting God, everything started to lay into order. Trust me, It won't all happen when you think it will happen, but it will happen right on time.

I am overwhelmed with happiness, excitement, and desire to continue on the path that is right for me. I encourage all of you to go out there and figure out what is that also. Not just sit behind a device and look at what jobs that you think you will love, but actually going out there and asking and learning about it to make sure it is the right fit for you.

Don't let fear overcome you, take a big breath and take a step into the direction that God has for you to go.

Living the life you want to live is better than living a life you don't enjoy at all.

Branch out, Learn, Live, and Trust that you will find what's in store for you.






Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Ooops I Did it Again!

Sorry for my Britney Spears' moment but that is how I felt about me disappearing on you guys again.

Where have I been? Enjoying my time with these two fellows here!


Don't mind Caiden's belly, he loves to eat!

Life has been amazing since Caiden entered this world almost 4 months ago, and I'm trying to soak up all the time I can with him since it seems like he is growing up so fast. Just a few months ago he was this little ole skinny little boy.


Now he is as big as I am. Well that is at least that's how I feel when I'm carrying him around everywhere.


He's never camera ready you guys. One day he will get it down pack, hopefully.

But I could go on and on about him so let's move on...

Oh yeah... my room changed around again and I didn't even get to show you how it was before. Hopefully I will be showing you all soon.

WHERE AM I IN LIFE??

I'm at a huge decision in my life and I have so many decisions to make and roads to take that it doesn't make any sense. I'm somewhat overwhelmed with life and it's decisions that I'm at a standstill. I'm not even ready to speak about them publicly yet. One day I know that I will be. Maybe soon, maybe next year, but I will say it's about pursuing my dream job and moving out. Well I can talk about the moving out part since I'm always excited about these things.

You may remember me talking about the project house I wanted to take on in this house. Well, unfortunately, I don't know when that will happen, but I still want to partake in those festivities whenever they do. I still remember I have to show you my bathroom plans, I haven't forgotten at all. Just got to get around to it. I was going to rent this house out from my aunt, but since plans have changed so has the road.

In the meantime, I'm deciding on if I want to move out or not. I already have an apartment in mind but I find myself at a standstill on whether or not I would rather just wait for how ever long and save up to buy a house or just go ahead and dive right into an apartment. All those problems that comes with a older home scares me, but I also know I don't want a new home because I feel like I can't really make it my own. Or maybe I just want to knock down my own walls, design my own kitchen and bathrooms, repaint the entire house just because I can, and do all those other things that I feel like a new house would not provide. I find myself asking, why tear up an new home when you can tear up a older home and "customize" it to the way of your liking. You may feel like this is getting a little too wordy, so I'm going to stop here before I go haywire

I really enjoyed speaking writing to you all and I plan on making mood boards for the rooms in the apartment. Even if I decide that it's best not to go, at least I will have a design just in case I ever change my mind.



Friday, April 17, 2015

One Month In: Feeding

Deciding to breastfeed was one of the most easiest decisions that I could have ever made when coming to Caiden. It was something that I knew I wanted to do from the start.



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1. You know you hear those horrible stories about how much soreness and pain you will be in for the first two weeks of breastfeeding?  Well I was lucky enough to only be sore for the first few days. If you are thinking about breastfeeding, I recommend using this the first day you start. I didn't start using it until a day or so after I started, but once I used it once, I could tell a big difference. It soothes the pain and makes it a lot easier to take on some more damage. I definitely don't know what I would do without this cream, most likely gave up breastfeeding.

2. The negative to breastfeeding is that eventually you are going to get too full. Your breast have a mind of its own I can say. What I mean is that your milk production is based off of how much your baby drinks. If he is drinking a lot, you will end up producing more milk and if he is not drinking a lot, you will produce less milk. The production level doesn't happen in a day though. If you are producing more than what he is eating, you can find yourself in a lot of aching pain. Breast aching that is. You are going to have to relieve that pain by pumping, unless you good at doing it by hand which I must say I was a pro at, but I didn't want to sit there for a full hour trying to get all the kinks out. Pumping not only saved me more than a fourth of the time, it also made the pain go away much quicker!

3. Bottle wise, I'm very picky. The only other bottle I use right now is Avent, but I have grown to love the Evenflo bottles especially if I pump over 4 ounces. The Avent bottles I have only go to 4 ounces and the Evenflo goes to 8 which is sometimes very helpful when I have a lot of built up milk waiting to be pumped out.


What else do I think would make this list complete? A bottle warmer!! Since I didn't use one, I didn't want to put it on here. Right now I'm using the hot water in the cup. It takes around 10 minutes to warm since the water will get cool fast which causes me to have to empty it out and refill. Right now I don't mind how the wait, but I'm sure Caiden does.

How often/much do you feed?

Caiden eats around every 2.5 to 3 hours. Even though I'm not sure about how much milk his is taking in while breastfeeding, I usually stop his feeding around 5-7 minutes since he always end up falling asleep. 

For the bottle I only give him 1.5 ounces since he throws up easily. He was taking in 2.5 but after the many throw ups at night, I decided that it was best to cut back until his stomach could handle it. Some days he does get more than 1.5 and when that happens, I make sure he has burped at least twice. He's the most gassiest fella I know.

Do you use an app to keep up with his feedings?

I used to not be the most technological person since I liked to keep up with stuff by hand. In the hospital, I wrote down his feedings for about a day and a half until I went looking for apps to keep track of his feedings so that I won't have to worry about losing a sheet. I'm currently using Feed Baby. It really helps me a lot since I'm always forgetting which side he fed off last, It also does a lot of other things I don't use yet like tracking when he took a bath last, your pumping, his sleeping, etc.

You can also add another child if you have more than one and see how many times and how long your child has fed for a certain day.


It is a trial and cost $4.99 for the pro version but I believe that this is an app that I would willingly pay for since I'm always asking myself which side did I feed him off last or how long ago did I feed him? You'll be shock how much you will forget when you are constantly tired and it feels like you just fed him an hour ago.



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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

One Month In: Diapering

One of the most expensive items you will have to buy for your baby are diapers and wipes.



What size diapers does Caiden wear?

We just switched him over to a size one yesterday. I didn't think he would be wearing newborns for as long as he did, but when I put on the size one diaper, I knew that we should've been switched him probably last week. I wasn't planning on him wearing newborns at all since doctors were estimating that he would be around 7lbs 6oz when he was born but that definitely wasn't the case. He ended up being 6lbs 2oz and then dropped to 5lbs 13oz the day we left the hospital. So four weeks later and at 7lbs 9oz (he could be a lot more now) he has finally graduated.

What brand do you prefer?

For newborn, I like Huggies a lot better compared to Pampers and Parents' Choice just because the umbilical cut out is more defined than Pampers. Now that his umbilical cord is gone, I might prefer Pampers over the others. Huggies thigh region was always loose and made it easier for leaks while Pampers thigh region is just right (no leaks yet! Hopefully I haven't jinx myself).

He has multiple brands in size one that he will be using in the next couple of weeks like Luvs, Pampers, and Huggies, so hopefully I will have a better idea of what brand I will be sticking to for size one. 

How many diapers per day did you use?

For the first few days he was born, we were off to a very slow start. He wouldn't urinate but he would have a bowel movement probably twice per day. Once we left the hospital I was still concerned because eventually it flipped flopped to where he would urinate but not have a bowel movement. Eventually everything got into full effect where he is urinating and dumping loads constantly throughout the day so I would say that he uses around 10 diapers per day. In total he has used 256 newborn diapers.

Don't forget about the wipes!

There's no particular brand that I like better. Pretty much all the wipes I've used (Huggies, Pampers, and whatever brand they give you in the hospital (yeah I didn't pay attention) got the job done.

This current day, Caiden has used around 442 wipes. They go a lot quicker than diapers. 64 wipes last Caiden no more than four days, so I know that I will buy in bulk whenever he runs out of his baby shower wipes.



Diapers and wipes are the one thing I dread buying, but I couldn't see myself trying out cloth diapers. Maybe in five years for our next child we will look into cloth diapers, but I'm not making any promises. I also see that he needs a diaper pail since using trash bags/grocery bags doesn't hold the smell good enough. I miss that first week of his life where his poop didn't smell like a grown man's!


If you are trying to decide what brand fits your child best, you can purchase some samples from Miny-Moe or if you already know the size and want to earn free two day shipping and 20% off of diaper subscriptions, sign up for Amazon Mom today for only $99/year (You also get a 30 day free trial for new amazon moms)!

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Monday, April 13, 2015

One Month In: Photographing

Can you believe this guy here is one month??


I know I can't! It seems like he was just born yesterday,but obviously I'm delusional right? A lot has taken place this month and this week I plan to tell all with you.

Picture Perfect

I took up this picture challenge where I document his growth/appearance. Even though I totally screwed over the first week picture, I think I have gotten the hang of it since then. Here are his progress photos.





For the first week I was a day late and it was hard trying to catch him while he was awake.On top of that, he wouldn't stop crying so I did what I could.

The second week was by far the easiest week ever!! He cooperated like he was a pro at taking pictures

Now the third week, that's an entirely different story. Pretty much he wouldn't stop crying, wasn't up during the day and if he was, he didn't want me to put him down or move from underneath him. So I basically took his 4 weeks picture and 3 weeks picture on the same day. Hopefully he didn't have too much of a growth spurt this week. He also wouldn't stop moving while taking these two photos so I did the best I could.  

The Process

Each week, I tried to choose a different background and let me tell you this is hard if you don't want to spend any money. (I still can't get over the first week picture as a total bust, hopefully I will forgive myself one day). Luckily, I have a lot of comforters that I can choose from throughout the house and when I run out of comforters, I can just go through some sheets. Don't judge me, it's free. I thought about purchasing some fabric, but eventually I realized how broke I was and how I didn't want to go asking for things when I can just make do what I have.

Overall, I like the way the sheets look better. 

Once the background is picked, it's time to let some light in. I chosed to either let up one or both of my blinds so that my pictures have the most light possible. I've recently learned that the less light you have and the higher you turn your ISO up on your camera, the more noise you have in your pictures. So I've been trying to keep my ISO in between so that I can have enough light to get the best quality of photos. I didn't discover that until the second week of photographing him though.


Lately, I've been taking his pictures in his crib because the light is more even there. The first picture I took on the bed and you can see the unevenness of the light. (Can you see all the peeling also? I'm glad that process is over). Did I mention I moved my bed? It's underneath my faith picture and his crib is now on the wall where my bed used to be.



Okay, so where was I? Oh yeah...

In total I probably ended up taking around twenty pictures. I then pull them up on the computer in Photoshop and see which one is the winner. 

If you are wondering what camera I use, it's the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Editing

I don't take a lot to my photos, basically because I haven't figured out all the tricks yet, but I'm slowly learning. I mainly just adjust the brightness and, if needed to, add vibrance to the photos as my editing trick.

For the circle, I use the ellipse tool. I then color the shape by picking a color in the fabric comforter or just picking a color I like if there are no colors that pop in the comforter. I then blend the shape as if it's a part of the shirt using overlay or linear light, basically any of the options that doesn't drown out the color but make it not look like a shape a part of a shirt.



Next is text. I add the number of weeks and the word weeks by using the Text tool and keeping it the color of the shirt. The font for the number is always forever while the font for weeks is century gothic. I also change the opacity level for the number, if needed, to make it blend more onto the shirt.

And that's about all it takes. I'm looking forward in seeing how big he gets as time passes. Right now his shirt size he has on is a 3-6 months, if you are wondering why it's so big on him. I'm wondering how long it will be until he can't fit it anymore since he is such a small little fellow.

If you have any questions just drop a comment below and I will be happy to answer any of them!



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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Rug Me Down

This week, I've been eyeing many of the rugs currently on Rugs USA until the point where I wanted to show you some of the rugs I would pick since I can't buy any at this time. They are currently having a 75% off Easter sale that ends.... TODAY!! So go ahead over there and find you a great deal and a rug you love before it's too late!

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I also have seen that a lot of the rugs look better when you see it on the floor than just in a picture which helped draw my eye to many of the other rugs that were on the site but I narrowed it down to these 6.

Option 1



I've always liked this kind of rugs and seen many of them done DIY style like here.

Option 2


I see from the multiple of rugs chosen that blue seems to stand out to me. There were plenty of other rugs that I loved but it just so happens that the color I loved it in was blue. So I'm thinking whenever I move out I will have accents of blue throughout my master bedroom or another room in the house.

Option 3


I tend to not like many grey (or gray, whichever you prefer, luckily they named this slate) but this one is a beauty. Maybe it's the interlocking going on between the shapes?

 Option 4



Now here's the love of my life! When I seen this, I automatically pictured it in Caiden's room oneday. I have fallen in love with anchors which is weird because I'm not a sea, boat, or anything else relating to anchors person. I can see my overall taste is changing when it comes to design. I'm a lot more open to items that I used to be afraid to try because it seemed to bold or not in my comfort zone. 

Option 5


You won't believe what color I saw this in first when I decided that I liked it!! No it wasn't blue, good answer though. Surprisingly it was grey. I love how bold this color is but yet relaxing and it being not too green is a score for me! 

Option 6


Chevron, the style that everyone likes and I can see why. This rug just makes me want to spread out on it and go to sleep. The calming blues just make everything feel like you are on cloud nine. 


Are any of these rugs on your list? What would you call a deal on a rug?

Monday, April 6, 2015

Got Cribs?

I really hope you read that right...

Well last night I found myself looking a cribs and must I say when I look at something, most likely I talk myself into trying to get it.

Eventually, I hope to get Caiden a new crib. At first I was settling on an espresso color but then again I realized how much I liked the clean look of white. Not only was I thinking about what color, I also had to think of what style I wanted, standard or convertible?

I never once thought about picking between the two and today I can still tell you that I'm not sure which one I would go with. For those of you who were as lost as I was at first here's the difference between the two.

Standard Crib

Does not turn into anything, basically just a crib and that's it. 
Fixed-sided, meaning that the side does not let down.
Easier to put together.
Less expensive.

Convertible Crib

Can convert to a toddler bed, full size, or even bigger.
Might have to purchase other parts to convert though.
More expensive, but you are getting more options for the money.

I won't go into more detail about the many other options you have since these were the two I was looking into.

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It looks like this could have been the under $200 team if number two wasn't in the race, but I love how it looks for some reason which is awkward since most of cribs I've seen with the different color bottom I didn't like.

One thing that I've realized is that a lot of these cribs probably cost a lot cheaper if you look for a deal instead of thinking that you have one. For instance, #5 cost $149.99 (taxes with free shipping over orders of $49) if you buy it from Wayfair, but Walmart carries the same crib at $131.99 and there are no taxes and shipping is free! You do get money back to use towards another purchase at Wayfair so in total with the rewards back ($4.23) you would be paying $145.76.

Moral of the story, LOOK AROUND BEFORE YOU BUY, but I'm sure you already knew that. :)

Hopefully I will make a final decision in the next few weeks. Since we are co-sleeping I'm thinking of even painting some dressers white to make the room feel more cohesive, but that won't happen until the pollen clears up.

In the meantime, which crib(s) are you leaning towards?


Monday, March 30, 2015

Daddy to the Rescue

So Friday my dad came home and stayed outside for a while. I wasn't very curious as to what he was doing but eventually, meaning once he got finished, I tuned in to find this.



I admit that I sneaked and looked a couple of times to see what he was up to, but I wasn't that interested because of the cold weather that sneaked in. I got used to the 70 degree weather and now if it drops below that I feel like it's winter all over again.

A very, very, very long time ago, I showed you how this space looked. Since dad decided not to holla at me and tell me to come take some before pictures, I found myself rumbling through my old photos to only find a photo that does no justice. This space looked nothing like this at the time, but just picture all the toys gone and just some muddy areas and some weeds.





Yea it looks horrible. But let's go back and look at how beautiful this space is becoming.








This is only the start of the backyard. There is way more to do trust me. I would write a list back up but who knows how long that would be or how long it would take to do any of those things. I'll let you in on the things I'm determined to do before the winter comes back around though.

Stain screened porch ( maybe fix the screen also and replace screen door)
Redo flower beds with mulch
Create a DIY water hose holder
Create a walkway from back porch to driveway

And that's where I will stop. I have plenty of more ideas but I doubt I will get to them this year. If I do then that would be a miracle.

Before we go, let's look at my dad hard at work.





Monday, March 23, 2015

Labor Pains

Get ready for a load full:

So we all have heard the many stories of many people's labor and some of them may have gotten us a little freaked out. Before you start getting scared or even overwhelmed, it's good to know that each and everyone of our bodies are totally different from each others.

Today I'm here to share you my story.

It all started Sunday morning around 8:00 am. I felt this cramping sensation which pretty much felt like the small cramps you feel before your period comes on (or maybe I'm the only one who feels this). Throughout the entire morning I felt the same feeling. Tried changing positions, walking, resting, drinking water, worrying, thinking, the whole nine yards if you ask me. Did I think I was in labor? OF COURSE NOT! Well there was a slight thought that I could be, but since the pain didn't increase and wasn't constant, I thought that it would just eventually go away on it's on.

Let me also inform you that I didn't have Braxton Hick's contractions my entire pregnancy. Lucky me right? Wrong. I always questioned how labor would feel like and how I would actually know. When you ask someone they tell you these things:

Bloody Show, Mucus Plug, Pain going from your lower back to your upper stomach, and only once I heard about feeling period cramps. There was probably a million other things people told me but who keeps up with all the signs when you are already overwhelmed.

But to continue on with the story that I am supposed to be telling you...

Luckily I didn't sit around all day since I had to work that day, but before work I decided to go on a walk. And to sum it up, the picture I took after walking was the last picture of me pregnant.

39 weeks and 1 day

And this is the first picture of me photographing my entire body willingly while pregnant. I hated how swollen my face was and that I just didn't feel or look like myself. But the sacrifice was indeed worth it!

Once getting to work, I felt somewhat fine. Didn't feel the pain, maybe because my mind was focused on cheerleading, but knew it was still there. Eventually when I got home, which was around 5pm, I decided to call the doctor and to see what I should do. Of course they ask you the million questions about what you feel and then ask you about the million things people tell you labor supposed to feel like but yet you don't feel anyone of those feelings they are telling you. So finally she tells me to go to L&D (Labor and Delivery).

Remember, that I'm still not in a lot of pain. The pain has increased a little but no where near the pain when you are on your menstrual cycle. Pretty much I was contracting but wasn't dilated any. I stayed there from 7:30 pm to around 9:30 pm, only to be sent home and given a sleeping pill. Deep down before I even went, I knew I was going to be sent home and I knew I hadn't dilated any. Did I jinx myself? Doubt it.


Oh yeah, around the time I was leaving the pain had increased and pretty much got me into tears. I have a high tolerance for pain so I knew that this is finally the real deal. So I took the pill and she told me that if I didn't end up going to sleep immediately I would be out of it and doing some crazy things. Well I went went to sleep once I finished eating a healthy snack from Mcdonald's for it only to be thrown up in the car on the way home.


10:00 pm - 1:30 am

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I'm completely out of it from the pill. I'm contracting and in a lot of the pain. I feel like a drunk and I've never gotten wasted before or even taken any pills but I'm sure how I was feeling would be how a drunk person felt. I know what's going on but then again I don't. I can't walk myself, I say whatever comes to my mind, I call my dad 20 times when walking in just to say hey. I lay on the couch and don't even know I'm laying on the couch. Yeah, you get the idea. When I look back at it, I wish someone would have recorded because I am indeed laughing at myself right now.

I lay down and try to sleep and that didn't last long. The pain became unbearable to the point where I couldn't take it anymore and was crying out to my mom to please take me to the hospital. I pretty much felt like death, if it's possible to feel that way. I don't think we will ever know though.

This time around was the real freaking deal. It was time. Not time to push or anything though. That would take a little under 6 hours.

ADMITTED

It's about dang time right? Finally after seeing the million and one birthing shows on Discovery Health, I finally understood why those crazy women yelled out give me a (insert your choice of curse word here) epidural. I thought getting an IV and epidural was going to feel worst than labor. Boy was I wrong, IT WAS THE BEST FEELING EVER! Especially the epidural. Can you say magic? Like paradise! I was finally able to sleep and not worry about a darn thing besides not being able to feel my legs and wondering if I will ever feel them again. Besides that, life was pretty much great at the moment. The best I've felt my entire pregnancy.

PUSH IT REAL GOOD!!

I think this is the part where I had it the easiest compared to most people. Around 6:00 Monday morning I told my mom that I had felt pressue and she told me to call the nurse and went back to sleep. My poor mom didn't get any sleep because she was up dealing with me the entire day so I didn't blame her. I did the same. Yep, didn't call the nurse that is. Dumb move right? It could've been but it worked in my favor. Oh I forgot to tell you, a nurse never did come and check me since 3:00 that morning. I was only 2cm dilated when they admitted me so I guess they didn't think I would progress that fast.

Around 7:00 that morning, the doctor came in just to check and see how I was doing since my doctor hadn't gotten to work yet. I told him I was feeling some pressure but other than that I was good. When he looked, Caiden was pretty much almost there. It was time to suit up and get to action!

I only pushed 2 (1.5 really to the doctor) times and he was here. I only had a 1cm tear and the doctor pretty much said that a lot of people would have loved to have my kind of delivery. I think the reason why I didn't tear as much is because I pretty much let Caiden do all the work since I didn't know it was time to push when it was time to push. I'm not saying to hold out like I did, please don't. I don't think it's recommended, but ask your doctor because I'm sure as heck ain't one.

Meet the Mr.

Caiden Ahmir Jenkins


March 16th, 2015 . 7.18 AM . 6lbs 2oz . 18.75in

He's pretty much the love of my life. There's no words I can say to describe how I feel, I just know I greatly enjoy being a mother. All those worries I had don't even matter anymore to me. He canceled all fear and doubt I had in myself and replaced it with hope, determination, and joy. There's NO ONE that could ever take his place. Welcome to the world Caiden! Mommy loves you!!





Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Watch & Learn

A lot of times I find myself confused on how to make a ranch style home look more modern, but watching the episode of Fixer Upper last night allowed me to see how it's possible to bring a home back to life while still keeping it's character.

If you didn't watch the show last night then you missed out or maybe it's just me? I know I haven't stayed in tune with this show but when I do have time to watch it, I enjoy every minute of it.

Here are a few ideas I love from last night's episode.

New Windows & Paint

BEFORE

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AFTER
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Of course some trees got knocked down so that you can actually see the house but what draws me now is how the big the windows have gotten and of course the paint color! 
I never thought about making windows bigger to not only bring more light into rooms but to also make the house look more uniformed. 

And let's talk about that paint. I've seen a few houses that were painted and sometimes I'm like why on Earth would you paint your house that color? If it makes them happy then who am I to say it's hideous when it is. I got my love from painted brick from Liz's blog, It's Great to Be Home . She has done quite a few flips where she has painted the brick exterior of the home and boy does it make the houses pop and feel more updated. When I think about it, I never did like all brick homes growing up. I always felt like they were outdated.

Kitchen

Of course how could I not love the kitchen! I easily fall in love with white kitchens. I used to love the cherry cabinets but white has stolen my heart since it brightens up the room a lot.

BEFORE
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AFTER
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For some reason I'm also a sucker for the hoods with tile all around them above the stove. I am also a big fan of those kind of cabinets. If you noticed, they are the same design that I want in this old style ranch I hope to update one day soon.

And that's where I will leave you guys before I get out of control. I had to narrow down what I like because I would end up showing you the entire house when you can just go check it out yourself!

Am I the only one a big fan of white cabinets and just the entire house feeling bright and airy?

Monday, March 9, 2015

Caiden's Closet

Well soon Caiden will be here hopefully. I've been crossing my fingers that he will be here before my due date but I'd be just as happy if he came afterwards, just not April. I've prepared myself for a March baby. Now if only I can convince Caiden that.

Back to this closet situation though.

I've been on this organization high horse lately and decided to make some dividers for his closet DIY style! I know, it's been a while since I've done a project but since I'm sitting at home all day with nothing to do, I decided, why not?



So here are the materials you need:

A circle to make the dividers (Painters tape worked for me)
Scissors
Adhesive (glue or tape, whatever you can find)
Decorative Paper (I used scrapbook paper)
Pencil/Pen 
Marker


So first I opened the cereal box and laid it out



Then I took my painters tape and traced it. I looked around for an object to make a smaller circle on the inside and found my Georgia State University class medal I got at freshman orientation.




Once everything was traced, I grabbed my scissors and got to cutting.


Right now I'm not worried about it being not perfect because next I got my scrapbook paper and traced each divider on it, cut it out and then placed it on top of the divider using my Scotch double sided tape.




Once it was cut out I wrote whatever size on the divider and then I trimmed it up to make it look somewhat presentable to myself. And this is the final product:


If you are wondering about the mix match hangers, I thought it would be a great idea to use that as a divider until I ran out of colors to choose from. I may end up further organizing and using the white as onsie tops and pants, green as sleepware, and blue as outfits, but for now it's fine the way it is.

This project cost me $0 so I'm ecstatic about that! Not the color scrapbook paper I wanted but I used what I had and it was better than my other choice, PINK! Overall, I think everything turned out perfectly for me. No more trying to remember what color hanger goes with what size!