Friday, July 29, 2011

Preparing for Baby

Only 14 days left until our sweet new baby is due to make her appearance in the world!  I've spent the week getting ready for her to come!
Her little bed is all ready...

Her clothes are all hung up...
Her pacifier...for the benefit of us all!!

A little mobile hanging above her cradle for entertainment...

A few days' worth of diapers!  Guess I better go stock up...
MY bags are packed and ready to go...all we're waiting on is you, Baby!
Meanwhile, big brother is exploring the nooks and crannies of the living room... This is what happens when Mommy leaves a 14-month-old to his own devices for awhile...

Sweet Baby Liam has no idea what's coming...  He will be a great big brother!

I'm linking up with Beverly's Pink Saturday today!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Week!

It's been a happy week here at the Coller house!  Jamie and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary on Monday!

He brought me home 18 of these gorgeous PINK roses that smell soooo wonderful!
I made us all a cake with our wedding topper.  We had hamburgers for dinner and shared our cake with the kids for dessert!  They all made us pictures and Lynzie painted us each a small painting.
Later in the week, I made Lynzie this pretty dress.  She has been saving her own money for several months now for a Revolutionary War era costume.  She ordered her own shoes and stockings and helped pay for some of the fabric for her dress.
Here's Lynzie showing off her buckle shoes! We still need to make her a lace shawl and mob cap but she's feeling pretty cute in her new outfit!
 Jamie will be home from work in a couple hours and then my weekend begins!  I plan to work on baby announcements all weekend and just generally be crafty!  Baby's due in 3 weeks!

Linking up today with Beverly's Pink Saturday!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Pinks and Greens

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!  It's a beautiful day here in Eastern Oregon and me and the kids are having a relaxing time doing crafts and playing toys!  I'm working on a baby shower gift and prize for my cousin, Whitney's, party on Sunday and the kids are occupying themselves and playing sweetly.  It's a great day!

This morning, as I was looking around the house for Pink Saturday inspiration, I noticed how many of my most special things are primarily pink and green.  I think my love for this color combination first started about 2 1/2 years ago when I started receiving pink and green gifts for our new baby, Avalon Grace.  For some reason, we just kept getting things in these colors...clothes, her baby book, shoes, even wrapping paper and party decorations randomly turned out to be pink and green!

Unfortunately, she outgrew her little baby dress, but is looking forward to matching her new baby sister (due in 27 days!) with this new one!

Since then, I've received even more pink and green gifts.  My husband bought me this gorgeous tea pot with two matching cups last year for my birthday!

This sweet pink and green book belonged to my mom and now I've got it displayed with other special things in my living room.

These little dollies are creatively named "Pink Baby" and "Green Baby"... I've had them as long as I can remember.

As I'm preparing this month for the arrival of our newest little girl, I think I'll continue on with this pretty color combination!  What color do you most like to pair with pink?

Make sure to visit Beverly for more Pink Saturday!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Gorgeous Swap Gifts!!

I'm so excited to show off my newest swap goodies from Miss Rhea's Spring Basket Swap!  I joined this swap early this spring and today I received my package from my second swap partner, Miss Rhea herself!

I usually wait for my husband to come home before I open special packages so we can share them together... But I really wanted to get this posted for Pink Saturday so I hope he will understand!!

I have to admit, I was excited to have Miss Rhea as one of my partners as she is so so so creative!  I knew that whatever she sent my way would be beautiful...and I wasn't disappointed!
Selah and I both fell in love with this gorgeous plate mirror she made for me.  I also love this sweet little crackled egg and the vintage shakers with glitter in them are so awesome!  I wonder if Miss Rhea read my post about collecting vintage shakers?

I love the beautiful vintage-look paper that she used to wrap my box of "little things".

Check out this gorgeous Tussie-Mussie she made me with the beautiful embroidered handkerchief! How creative!

Here's a neat vintage earring embellishment attached to a beautiful pink ribbon!  So pretty!

These pretty flower embellishments were wrapped in the neatest package with a clipping from a book attached at the top.

I love these two little vintage cloths.  Can you believe she was so generous?!!

Here's the sweet basket she made me!  I absolutely adore the pink toile picnic scene.  This is so delicate and beautiful!

Check out these gorgeous beaded earrings she sent along as well!  I am truly blessed by Miss Rhea's generosity.  Thank you!!!

I'm linking up with Beverly's Pink Saturday today!  Hope you can take a few minutes to visit some other great PINK blogs today!

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