Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Home Office...or is it the guest room?

Brent had been waiting forever to be be able to work from home and he's finally made the transition. Other than Fisher wanting him to come play every once in a while, it has been a great set up. We get to enjoy lunch together and Brent gets more time with Fisher throughout the day. It's pretty awesome. 

Since we only have a three bedroom house and Brent's work requires his office to be in a room that can lock, we had the incorporate his home office into the guest room. We still need to paint the desk, but overall the room is looking great. I didn't want our visitors to feel like they are sleeping in an office, so I finally added some decorative accents to the "guest room" side and made sure to keep the "office" side looking a bit more "homey" rather than too professional looking. We still have some additional artwork to add, but it is basically complete. Check it out:

I really like how it all came together! The need to get the office ready helped me finally add some more style to the room. It was about dang time. :) I just love that pop of yellow and everything was super easy. 

Here are some of the details on this super easy, super inexpensive update:

The camera prints (to represent my hubby's new venture) and the quotes in yellow were FREE downloadable prints that I just printed on card-stock using our home printer. Most of the frames we already had so most of the new art was super budget friendly. 

I painted the "with God" canvas as a little gift for my hubby. It was a phrase that really connected with him during a sermon series at our church. I made it by painted the white and blue all over the canvas and then placed vinyl letters (cut by my Cricut) down and painted over it all with the yellow. (If you do this, make sure you peel up the letters while the paint is sill wet so it doesn't rip your top layer of paint off.)

The white mirror was a purchase from Michael's with a 40% off coupon and the side table on the left of the bed was taken from our living room and all the decorative items were also already owned. 

The clock is an inexpensive Target purchase and the sweet photo of baby Fisher was a gift from Father's Day that was always intended for Brent's office. Who wouldn't love seeing that precious face while working?

I think the office works great for the hubbs, for me and our guests. I call that a success. 

Until next time...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Fisher is 10 Months!

Can you believe we are only two months away from the one year mark!?!? Insane. 

Here's what has been going on with our little man this month:
  • He is eating more and more food. He loves banana, mandarin oranges and the newly discovered pancakes!
  • He's practicing his walking! He uses his walker, cruises along the furniture and will finally walk with us holding his hands. He just needs one of us in front of him for motivation. :)
  • He seems to be needing less sleep during the day which is making life a bit more confusing (and tiring) for me these days, but I'm sure we'll figure out the new routine soon. 
  • He LOVES his books. He will sit and play with a pile of books in his room forever. It's so cute.
  • He is now completely obsessed with crawling under and over anything and everything. I think he's is going to be an adventurous little boy.
  • He loves the dogs and wants to spend as much time with Maeby as possible.
  • Fisher is a very social baby boy. We enjoy story time on Monday mornings, nursery on Tuesday mornings during mom's group and now he stays up to play during our Tuesday evening couples group. He absolutely LOVES hanging out with the babysitters and his friends. 
  • Fisher got to swing at the park for the first time this month and he had a blast. I think it will be a regular activity once the warm weather sticks around. 
  • He is starting to jabber more and more, even on his own. 
Overall he has been a blast to have around. I love this age so much. He is exploring the entire house, crawling everywhere and playing well on his own. His giggles are by far our favorite. 

There are tons of more pictures (and videos) on Facebook from the past month if you need more, but these are some of my favorites. Such a goofy kid. 

Until next time...