Yeah, so, uhh….we’re still working on the kids’ furniture. Ugh. It’s SO hard trying to fit 2 kids, a boy and a girl, one preschooler and one infant, into one tiny little room with a set of stairs in it. I just can’t seem to get it right. But we’re making small strides, and I’m confident that once we get our bunk beds in, the room will start to take shape.
The problem is that I’m pretty picky about what kind of furniture we buy. We can’t spend too much, but I want safe, well-made furniture that will last. And if it’s unique, that’s even better. But I’m happy to report that we did find one piece of furniture for kids that is all those things and more: our new Tidy Books Kids’ Bookcase!
This is a photo of my parents’ new willow tree. But, if you look closely, there’s something else there..
It’s a swarm of honeybees! There was a time when the sight of them would have scared me out of the yard. But now that the health of some bees is in jeopardy, I’m just really glad to see a happy, healthy swarm!
They only stayed a few hours, then left, so I’m glad I snapped this photo when I did.
Sorry it’s not too clear. I didn’t want to get any closer!
Are you afraid of bees? Have you ever seen a swarm like this?
Check out this cutie-pie baby footprint art project I made!
It was so easy that I made it during naptime in just under an hour. And it only cost me a few bucks (sheet of paper + ink, $3 certificate frame and a $3 ink pad!)
I can’t take credit for the idea, though. Danielle over at Happenings of the Harper Household is the mama behind the magic. Go check out her footprint nursery decor post for easy instructions on how to make one for yourself! (Note: Danielle’s directions include the use of Paint. I’m on a Mac, so I used PicMonkey.)
My husband’s been telling me for a while that we need to run a humidifier. He was all, “Hey, we need a humidifier” and I was all, “Yeah, whatever.” And then I got pregnant and completely freaked out at the thought of a stuffy nose (seriously – congestion sparked panic attacks that would. not. quit.)
So I gave in. And then I was all, “Wow! Why didn’t we do this sooner!?”
Most days, it’s so easy to miss.
I’m feeling very thankful to be on maternity leave for these first days of spring…this is the first year in a very long time that I’ve been able to dedicate a few moments to watching the beauty unfold around me.
We even invited some of it inside – these pretty pussy willows we found growing in our yard!