"Don't Drink The Water" - From Toddler Room to Nursery & More!

I feel like my life lately is a revolving door of designing and re-designing spaces! One year ago last month we finished the massive remodel on our home in Aviston, only to sell it one month later. It’s funny how life can lead you down one path only to open a completely different door at the end. Once we moved out of that house, we jumped right into another full remodel right before Thanksgiving of last year. So, make that two huge remodels in a matter of months followed by the expansion at the studio where we remodeled the entire building next to us for our new offices, production, viewing room and the salon! Whew! That’s a lot of designing! And just as that was all complete, SURPRISE! Time to design a gender neutral nursery, for the third time. Don’t get me wrong, I am THRILLED to have this opportunity, but it’s also shed some light on a few things…

1 - Designing a gender neutral nursery with today’s options is HARD. Especially when it’s the third time! 

2 - Combining both your older girls into one room, and one smallish closet, is equally hard. It makes me think that maybe my husband was right and they do have too many shoes. Although, who am I kidding? That won’t change. 

Over the weekend I took the time to completely clean out my youngest daughters room to start turning that into the nursery. It’s a mess right now, but soon it will be beautiful! Until then, you can see our multiple paint samples and process of making into a sweet place to welcome baby3. 

Another task we tackled on Sunday was going through the baby clothes. I quickly realized just how much girls clothes we have and immediately started marking items for a yard sale. So, if you need girls clothes sizes newborn through six, come see me the first weekend in October during the Breese city wide! 

Lastly, we all thought this might be a good time to share with you a few moments we found funny over the last few months! Pregnancy hormones can make for some great stories, that’s for sure. 


  • While shopping with Amy at Super Value for some quick snacks for the studio, Amy was desperately looking for Oatmeal Cream Pies. Up and down every aisle until we finally reached the conclusion that they were no where to be found. I knew not to mess with her when Amy’s response was, “I swear if they don’t have Oatmeal Cream Pies I’m going to tip this *bleeping* cart over!”… She was not kidding.

    A conversation with my husband recently…
    • “Babe, this update says the baby is the size of a head of lettuce!”
    • “Wow”
    • “Wow? That’s it?”
      “Well, don’t take this offensively, but the way you act lately it’s the size of the head of lettuce that won the blue ribbon at the state fair for being the biggest head of lettuce ever”
    • Evil Stare….
    • “You’re so pretty….” 

Next week is more funny stories and (hopefully) nursery progress! Thanks for reading!!!