Tuesday, August 19, 2014


::Baby Kingsbury's Nursery::
As so many of you have been patiently waiting, we finally got the final touches of Baby Kingsbury's room completed. So time to share away! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Now we need this little lady to make her arrival.

I think this little princess has enough shoes and hair bows to last us awhile. :)
Lots of homemade items surround this little princess's room. Wanted to share with you a few of my Do it yourself Projects.

Purchased this beauty for $75 off of Craigslist. Found the perfect chalk paint and painted away! No sanding, no prepping just paint and dry.  Applied two coats. Then added a clear wax with a tad bit of dark wax to add some interest.  Cleaned previous hardware and reattached.  Finding the perfect color was a bit of a challenge but thankfully I discovered  Persnicketys in Sumner, Wa where they carried American Paint Co. Chalk Paint in Coral Reef. Just Perfect!

The Process. I did sand the top a tad as it had a few soda rings on the top and I didn't want those to show thru.

Finding the perfect side table for my rocker was a challenge. One day while shopping at my favorite store, Hobby Lobby I found this beauty on the clearance isle all bruised up. Turned out perfect with a little chalk paint and roughing of the edges.

A Pinterest Find! take a Large oatmeal container. Add some Cardstock (you can do any color or design) I chose A paper bag design. Then I added burlap to the top using a hot glue gun to adhere the burlap to the edges. Glad I went with the burlap as it helps the headbands stay in place. I picked up this candle holder on the clearance isle at Wal-Mart so it coast a total of $4! Love it!

Needed a vase for at first I thought some twigs but that was a bit much with the rest of the items on the dresser and then I remembered I needed something for cotton balls and swabs so this cute mason jar worked perfectly! Added a little lace hot glue, and then a burlap flower from michaels (in the scrapbook dept) a little twine and done!


Hope you enjoy!

Special Credits:
Handmade quilt by my Grandma Forrest.
Headband Fame and Mobil above crib: All my girlfriends who attended my
Springfield Baby Shower.
Some of the headbands: My girlfriends who attended my shower in Dixon.
Headband Holder: Made by myself.
Beauty Flag: Made by myself
Confetti Wall: Hand painted by myself with the help of my mother in law, Gina's cricket machine.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Adventures on Shaw Island

::36 weeks::
Shaw Island, WA
Family Getaway
 Derek and I recently enjoyed a long weekend with the family at Shaw Island, the small San Juan Island. Very small, quaint little island with only a general store the size of my bedroom which thankfully included a good coffee and ice cream stand.  With that being said we made frequent visits there.   We enjoyed spending quality time with our family. Chatting, going to the beach, attempting to build sand castles, playing with our neice and nephew, enjoyed Friday Harbor, was transported to both islands via ferry. We survived in a cabin out in the middle of the island full of shade with the pleasure of an outdoor shower and out house as the restroom.  Being nine months pregnant made life a little more difficult but I had a fabulous time and would love to go back and explore when my body isn't producing a baby. Had to share these fun photos with you all.
Playing bubles with Kayla 

 Hanging out around the fire cooking s'mores.

 Ferry to Friday Harbor

 Amazing Solo drink straight from Australia thanks to my brother in law for sharing.
The Beckers

Kayla teaching Uncle Derek how to play princesses.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

::Maternity photo shoot| 37 weeks::

//Maternity Photos::37 weeks\\
   August 3, 2014
   Steilacom, Washington

Today my girlfriend delivered to me the photos from our amazing maternity shoot last weekend at Steilacom Park in Lakewood, WA.  It was a beautiful sunny day, actually pretty warm but it was just perfect. I didn't go into this photo shoot expecting anything but maybe one photo of my belly and a nice picture of Derek and I.  Quite honestly I didn't really even want to do that but knew I would regret it if I didn't.  Little did I know it would turn into some of the most amazing pictures I have during this pregnancy.  Sydne went above and beyond with so many cute ideas on how to capture us. (with the assistance of her little girl Holland too)  There are so many I want to share with you but don't want to overwhelm you! So I wanted so share a few here with you. Enjoy!
Next time you need individual, family or a special occasion photographer be sure and contact Sydne Roth Photography

Sydne, holland the amazing assistant and myself. 
DuPont, Wa