Surprisingly, I haven't spent TOO much time gathering ideas for the nursery -- but I've definitely been looking. I think part of the problem is that I haven't really committed to one style -- I don't have a definite idea in mind -- so I think that can make things slow in getting started.
But! I think I have come up with a rug idea. Back when we were deciding on a runner for our hallway (we went "Sea Foam," in case you were wondering) -- what I REALLY wanted was a faux bois runner. I liked the idea of the contrast between our dark wood floors and a lighter woodgrain rug pattern. Pottery Barn had one, so did Martha Stewart (in her line for Safavieh) -- but both were out of our price range, and in the case of PB - discontinued (the runners never seemed to show up on eBay, only the area rugs).
I kept thinking - WHY doesn't Martha Stewart add a faux bois pattern to her collection at Flor? Apparently, the MS gods were listening to me ...
I noticed the new pattern when the Flor catalog arrived the other day -- I'm so excited! I really been wanting to incorporate faux bois SOMEHOW into the nursery and I had been pondering refinishing an existing dresser I had in a faux bois pattern, but this rug would be a MUCH easier way to subtly bring in this pattern.
I've ordered a sample of the "Moon/Bisque" colorway and the "Bisque/Reed," to see which looks best against our floors. The room of our intended nursery is quite small. I'm initially imagining a 5x8 rug - but maybe even a 3x5 would work. I'm going to need to do some measuring when I get home.
What's great about Flor, is that if one square gets horribly stained and ruined, it will be so easy to replace! I'm excited about the versatility of this product.
So, I've finally made one small step towards nursery preparedness! Well, other than shredding 3 bags full of paper and old bills (the room is currently our office - i.e. paper dumping ground).
I am very excited to finally be able to announce on my blog that I'm pregnant! My husband and I could not be more thrilled. It was definitely a surprise - but what a wonderful one :o)
I've had quite a bit of trouble trying to decide how I would make this "announcement" and what I would say ... so I thought it might be best to just start out by sharing the darling little custom onesies that I got from Etsy seller mooshy gooshies:
They are even cuter in person! I love the felt. She had the Frenchie silhouette one in her store, but she modified her Boston Terrier face onesie to be a bit more Frenchie-like. I sent her a picture of Norman as inspiration :o)
We used the onesies to tell our families the news. My mom was totally confused at first - it was really funny. She thought I had bought the onesies for our dogs :o)
And now our boys are going to be furry big brothers! This caused much confusion on Facebook when I mentioned that the other day, since several people thought we were adding another dog to our family, which - given our obsession with our dogs - is not completely out of the realm of posibilities.
I tried to get a cute picture of our positive pregnancy test - but Louis just kept trying to gnaw on it:
So that's my news! I guess I really haven't been all that boring lately ;o)