(image from True Value)
Believe it or not, this is one of my week's high...a paint sale. We're in the process of redecorating our home before Scout comes out, and True Value's timing was perfect!
(image from She Knows)
I call my belly tenant Scout, but that's just a maternal nickname. We still have a major task of coming up with Scout's legal name. As if that isn't difficult enough, my boss had to give me (well, she gave it to me more for A ) this article to read: Tricky Job - Choosing the Right Name For Your Child by Teh Kok Tiong. She just had to remind me that Scout will have a Chinese name.
Nest Building: Bed Rest Project
I finally got myself to go around redecorating the bedroom. For one thing, we were finally able to purchase a bed. Well, more of purchase a nice spring bed at 50% off thanks to Beeconomic and Mandaue Foam. Finally got to bring out the Abel Iloco blanket that I bought last year too (proud to be Ilokano, of course!).
With the new bed on the way, I finally have the time to sit down and look at headboard designs (well, at least for another hour and a half before A and I go out on an early date). I like a tufted headboard, but I'm not a fan of big items also. That alone is a challenge already. So, I ended looking for alternative headboard designs.
I move around when I sleep. So, if my hand hits this headboard, it's going to give me the ouchies. Solution for consideration: padded folded screen headboard.
(image from Decoist)
Now, what other options have I found?
Nest Building: Chair Makeovers
Remember our his and hers chairs that we got after we got married? It wasn't blending well with the new place because it gives a small space a heavy feel to it because of its upholstery. So, we decided to breath a new life into it...again.
Nest Building: Roman Shades
I've always admired roman shades with the elegant cascading effect of its slats as it rolls up and down. Of course, the mechanism doesn't come cheap. That's why I end up just admiring them. I would've tried to do a DIY thing with it if I didn't fail sewing during my Home Economics days in school. I was forced to wait for the apple to fall from the tree.
image from bosquehomes.com
I've been mentioning that our major problem with the new space is the lack of storage cabinets. We had to be selective of our big pieces in the domecile and opt for multifunctional ones. So far, we've ended up with having made-to-order furniture.
You know how we like going to the spa because of its relaxing feel? The smell, the sound, the whole shebang. I wanted to have the same feel at home.
photo from healingsoundphilosophy.com
We still haven't finished unpacking, but I do love the feel of the new abode. There's something about being able to see the night sky when you go to bed and waking up to the morning sun (which means I wake up earlier now). It somewhat gives you this relaxing, vacationy feel to it.
It's a little farther from my workplace, but public transport is still easy. In front of us is the bus station that leads me to the train station. The train station leads me directly to my work place. A shouldn't be having problems going to and from work since he's just close by. As for Snuz, she has the privilege of going out at night to check out the new neighborhood and meeting new doggy buddies along the way. This gives A and I an exercise as well. It's like a date for the 3 of us.
The crib still needs a lot of pimping up. We're still waiting for some more furniture to come in. I just hope we'll get everything ready before the Chinese New Year.
What have you guys been up to early this year?
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