Friday, November 8, 2013

flowers for friday #163

happy friday!

my mind is already reeling with the holidays.
this year i am chomping at the bit for them to get here.

i might put my tree up this weekend. for real.

and i'm on this kick where i want to make our little (soon to be) family of 3 a set of stockings. anthropologie/free people-esque. hand-made that we'll love for a good long time.

i'm still pulling inspiration but if i wasn't so swamped with photography during christmas card season, then i would probably be making those this weekend, too :)



{image via ruffled blog}

Thursday, November 7, 2013

a BOY!

you guys, during my absence from this blog, i found out that the little nugget
is most definitely

a BOY!

we were told it was most likely a boy at our 12 weeks sonogram but
i can't go making decisions and hopes and dreams come true, off of 'most likely'.
so we held out for our big sonogram at week 20,
to be officially told,
so we could officially tell,
that he is in fact, an active (KICKING) little boy :)

and so.

to announce it to our family that night,
i made one of those giant 3' balloons that i love.
they knew it was either going to be pink, or it was going to be blue.

and BLUE!

(and here's my disclaimer: i am way way better behind the camera than i am in front of one. oh good lord. my hands get all weird and i don't know what to do with my legs and i end up looking bizarre. which, i just scheduled my maternity session for the beginning of january, and i'm nervous! ha... DEAR LORD, please let there be snow so at least the background will be beautiful and interesting to look at and can take some of the pressure off. thank you. amen.)

here are some of the photos i had husband snap as we were getting in the car with our ginormous balloon. with an iphone. with the sun at full force. and the wind.

it was difficult. i should have used my big camera, they could have been arty and glorious, but i can't take them and be in them at the same time.

i used crepe paper streamers, cut in half for the fringe. in cobalt blue, light blue, mint green, grey, cream, and white with blue polka dots. i also threw some gold ribbon in there because i'm still me.
the B-O-Y was made with a gold poster board found at hobby lobby.

then i tied them all the balloon and voila.
not anywhere near geronimo balloon status, but it did it's job and it's still going strong hanging out in our living room :)

note-- they last for a really really long time!!


(ps - i am so stinking excited to be having a boy. i know i'd be just as excited if it were a girl, but a boy! things are getting very real. i hit the 5 month mark in 11 days.

i have lots to do in the next 4 months, my friends.)