Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Nesting Pt. 1

So if you talked to my husband he would tell you that I am nesting.

I think that may be too kind of a term.

Nesting at our house sounds a little more like Angry Birds than soft cheeping and layering of layette pieces.

Ever read P.D. Eastman's The Best Nest? I texted my sister in law the other day that I was becoming the mean mamma bird in the book. . . she sends the papa bird all over the place frantically trying to find the perfect spot for her baby and is really quite crabby in the process. I always thought she was mean. And then, this week, I was reflecting on my nesting and this thought popped into my head. . .. I nest like. . . . . oh my goodness, I nest like the mamma in P.D. Eastman's book!

Anyway, my husband promised me two days at home and that he would do all in his power to cross off all items on my honey-do / baby-get-ready / nesting list.  My absolute favorite item on this list is not baby related at all, but I am in love with it.   Daniel doesn't want anyone to know that he made it because he fails to see the beauty in reclaimed trash and doesn't want his name or carpentry skills attached to something that took him two minutes to make and two minutes to hang. But, drumroll, I have a pallet shelf rack now!

Did I say that I love it?

Now I think I need some words in the space between the pallet shelf and the alphabet board (from Loren. . . the giver of perfect gifts).

I keep mulling over ideas for a short phrase that would just fit.

Grab a Kleenex, blow your nose and keep studying. not kind enough

Study to show thyself approved too King James-y {Jacob was reading something in the unfamiliar-to-him King James Version the other day: "Mom, is this supposed to be Godlier or something?!"}

Readers are leaders ummm. . . no.

Oh well, I'll think of something. Suggestions welcome!

Nesting Part 2 tomorrow. . . check back for instructions for a DIY roman shade out of existing blinds.   I love this allllmost as much as the pallet shelf.   But not quite.


  1. "A room without a book is like a body without a soul"

    I love the Book Rack! (and my dad and brothers are all journeyman carpenters!)

  2. These are few I like :)
    "Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere."
    "The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you."
    "Tell if you know, ask if you don't."
    "I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand."
    "Wisdom begins with wonder."
    Hope you find a nice one to fit in there :)

  3. I love it when the Honey gets the Honey-Do stuff done. What a great project, the bookshelf is amazing.

    Maybe that's why my house is unorganized and undecorated...haven't had a baby in 9 years. I miss that nesting energy. Blessings on your nesting!

  4. ok. I L.O.V.E that book shelf. I would be so PROUD if I had put that together!!! :) Yay for you:)

    - Oh, the places you'll go. Dr. Suess

    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”Dr. Suess as well :)

    (i'm not trying to be cheesy here :p but if you want vynil lettering for the wall I'd love to help you:) or maybe you do it your self??!! :) :D


  5. If you know how to learn you will learn all you need to know!

    That is a summation of my philosophy of education :) LOVE the book rack! I will so have another baby if 2 days would get "the list" pared down.

    Praying for you as you enter the home stretch...

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