Thursday, April 14, 2011

Are these not gorgeous!?!


I'd have a hard time not killing one orchid...try not killing over a thousand!

Longwood Gardens - Orchid Extravaganza


























I'm sharing these beauties at A Rosy Note...



Sunday, April 10, 2011

13 Week Update





Official due date is... 
October 13, 2011

Our baby is the size of a... 
Peach (about 3 inches long)

Gender... 
Don't know yet, but we'll find out somewhere around the 20 week mark.  So excited to find out!

Names... 
Sorry, we're keeping this quiet until the precious little one arrives.  We do know that if it's a boy, his name will start with a B, following a Brinkmeyer family tradition.

Feeling the baby move...
 Not feeling anything yet, but I'm anxious for it.  I keep concentrating really hard to see if I can be still enough to feel it moving.

Cravings...
For the past few weeks, I have had an english muffin with cream cheese and hot sauce on top daily...love it!  

Sickness...
I'm so thankful that the yucky feelings and morning sickness the first trimester brings are pretty well over.  Besides my expanding waistline, I feel somewhat normal.  

Making way for baby...
So far, we've moved the desk from the former office (future nursery) into the guest bedroom, but that's about it.  We'll be able to get into more nursery decorating after we find out the gender.  I was really excited to find a Boppy pillow at a yard sale in excellent condition for $5.  I've heard these are great for sleeping, nursing, supporting, etc.  And, they have removable covers for easy washing...sweet!  I can't believe I'm getting excited about a pillow. :)

Favorite thing about pregnancy so far...
Hearing the heartbeat...so incredible!

Least favorite thing about pregnancy so far...
HORMONES and all that it implies!

What I'm reading...
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg...bought at a yard sale and really enjoying so far.

Most excited for...
Next milestone: Feeling the baby move.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Stylin'


I recently received this award from my friend, Kat over at Maples Leaves and Sycamore Trees.  Thanks so much, Kat! Although I like to consider myself more in the style-in-progress ballpark (mostly because I can't make up my mind on what my style really is), it is an honor to receive this award from you...someone who's style is totally inspiring and beautiful.  I mean, check out this ottoman she MADE...

From this...


To this...


Click here to see more of Kat's creation!

Well, to wrap up the acceptance of this award, I'd like to thank....

Just kidding.  Part of receiving this award is telling 7 things about myself that you may not know about me...so here goes...

1.  My favorite game is Clue although I rarely win.

2. When I was a kid (think 80's/90's), my favorite channel was TVland.... Petticoat Junction, Mr. Ed, Bewitched, Green Acres, and the like.

3. Speaking of Green Acres, one of my favorite family moments was when we were at the table for Christmas dinner and we all started singing the Green Acres song..."Green Acres is the place for me. Farm livin' is the life for me. Land spreadin' out so far and wide..." Hilarious...I will never forget it. :)

4. I have a slight obsession with starting things from the beginning.  Case in point...when Brandon and I were in college and dating, I roped him into trying to watch all the $1 movies at Family Video from A to Z with me.  We made it to the Bs. :)

5.  I broke my collar bone when I was a toddler by falling out of a shopping cart.

6. I cannot help but pick out all of the cookie dough from the chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.  My husband is not a fan of that trait. :)

7.  My cousin and I once drove 6 hours to go to an IKEA.  Good times. 

Well, now I have the privilege of passing on this award to 5 stylish gals.  Check these blogs out...you won't regret it!

Laura at Finding Home
Tricia at Three Petunias





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