Saturday, November 8, 2014

And Baby Makes Five...

We're so excited to introduce the third, and final addition to our family…

PC: Kinsey Meredith Photography
This little girl has already added so much to our lives, and taught us so much about the value of family, patience, and our health.

She arrived 5 weeks early, and to date, we've spent two weeks in the NICU nursing her to full health until she's officially ready to take on the world and bust out of this hospital. 

She's overcome several obstacles already, starting with a medical induction where she was straight evicted from the womb (due to a weird condition I get when I'm pregnant called cholestasis).

Once out, she spent 24 hours under the blue lights (for jaundice) because naturally, she's going to take after her momma and prob loves the sun.

She was in her isolette (fancy word for an incubator box basically) for about a week, and has since been working on regulating her body temperature and taking all of her calories orally instead of through her feeding tube.

I've stayed with her every night at the hospital, which although hard, has been a blessing. Some families in similar situations, don't have the luxury to stay with their little ones. So for that, we are thankful. And although isolating at times, I've found joy and humor in the situation - affectionately dubbing our hospital Hotel Evergreen.

It's been tough to be away from my boys, along with Blake and I oftentimes being apart so that everyone is cared for properly. But we've had help left and right (thank you!), along with countless texts from surrounding friends and community that they are praying for us - all of which we have humbly accepted and feel total gratitude for.

This has been a true "it takes a village" scenario for us, and we've never felt the love and support so strongly.

Although I am so anxious to have our little family of 5 all together (we only got to spend a few minutes together two weeks ago in the hospital when she was born), I know that this is the best place for her to gain strength and grow. We only want to take her home when she's strong enough. Because Lord knows that her two big brothers will put that strength to the test right away. 

Little Miss Brynley, 
Your mommy and daddy couldn't be more smitten with the loads of pink and girly-ness that you have added to our lives in the last two weeks. We have fought for you, and are so in love. We're praying over you daily, and can't wait for you to come home.

*Photo credit goes to the generous and talented Kinsey Meredith Photography. A special thanks to her for donating her time for these pictures and capturing part of Brynley's story so far. Again, SO grateful.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Grey Subway Tile in a White Kitchen

The masses (thank you Pinterest) have spoken, and it seems as though grey subway tile is in high demand!

I don't blame you!

This was a design feature that as we were building, I was scared to say yes to (against my gut instinct of traditional white), but I'm so glad that I did. It really warms up our space just the right amount, and I love it.

So without further ado, here is all of the info that I have on our beloved grey subway tile.

Ordered from: Millers Interiors (Lynnwood, WA)
Size: 3x6
Finish: Bullnose Edge (standard - this is how it comes)
Color: Pumice
Manufacturer: Tierra Sol
Type: Hi-Line Series
Grout: White (to contrast)

I did call the good folks over at Millers Interiors today to confirm that the line still existed (we ordered it back in Dec 2011), and he wasn't positive on the color but said for sure this series is still in existence.

Hopefully that answers your questions! As always, feel free to shoot me an email or leave a question in the comments and I can get back to you shortly!

Happy White Kitchen hunting!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Layered French Mirror Re-Do

It's the weekend, and I've got plans for projects as my husband and kids vacate the premise for the majority of the time!

Speaking of projects, I wanted to share the quick before and after of this thrifted wood mirror that had amazing french details on it.

13 week baby bump…now at 23 weeks - MUCH bigger today!

I'm really loving the finished look of layered colors, and how it adds so much "age" to a piece.

To read about the full process of how I transformed this piece, click here for what I shared with the readers over at Country Chic Paint.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Chippy Side Tables

About a month ago, I shared this guest post over at Country Chic Paint.

I always love when I find a matching pair of something, as they seem to sell quite quickly, and I love the symmetry of having two.

You can see the details of the colors and technique I used here.

Happy Tuesday!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Transforming Your Walls Without Paint

I'm always looking for new and creative ways to transform the spaces in our home!

Here is a fantastic roundup featured over at on 10 Ways to Transform Your Walls Without Paint

It just so happens to include a feature from yours truly!

After reading the article though, I'm thinking some sort of Sharpie treatment (like below) is in store…
A Beautiful Mess
What's your favorite way to transform a wall right now, without using paint? Renters, I know you've got something to say on this one...

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