June 29, 2015

Cambria's Nursery Tour

Click image to be redirected to the video tour on YouTube

Such a wee room but it's nicer than mine! At the time of finishing Cambria's room, she is 2.5 months old. Since we were in the midst of moving houses while she was born, I didn't have the luxury of setting up the nursery ahead of time like I did for Greyson...which also meant I didn't have time to make any customized mobiles or items for her room :( Subsequent children after the first always get the short end of the stick right?

Keep on reading after the jump to see more details on the nursery as well as see a video of the entire room contents! Exciting no??

June 17, 2015

My Hair Color Evolution

Ya...probably not a post a lot of people care about but I betcha there is one hair color enthusiast out there that is right on board! So long story short, I had short hair, grew it out with DIY extensions, then when I had my first kiddo I chopped all my hair off for the traditional "mom haircut" and have loved it ever since! It's such a great cut for those who still want to look polished, but can't spend 30 minutes just on their hair, I have an asymmetrical bob, or a-line bob and it literally takes 5 minutes to do in the morning and it looks good...seriously, I've had so many compliments on my hair I'm totally just used to looking good now ;p 

I'm now on mat leave for my second child and while I was planning to jump on the trend wagon and go silver...it hit me, while I'm on mat leave it will be the last time I will get to experiment with my hair color until I retire because I work in a very corporate environment, and I'm pretty certain blue and pink hair would not be well received by our president! So I have to take advantage and dye my hair all the colors that I'd always thought about but was never able to do. I follow Guy Tang and Vividartistichairdesign on Instagram and the color melts they do make me drool. So this year is my chance to bring on the funk :)

So this post will kick off the initial color change and as I go along, I'll link up the posts for those who are actually interested in following my color journey :) 

Click the jump to see my transition into blue hair!

June 5, 2015

Review: Behr Marquee Paint

The color isn't as blue in this photo, fyi!
I can sum this up in one word for all of you who don't have the time to read through endless posts on paint...AWESOME. Yup, I'd was skeptical and hesitant to purchase a gallon of this paint due to numerous negative reviews (and positive too), but I'm glad I splurged. The gallon cost me $60.97 cdn at Home Depot (and I'm getting a $7 rebate too!) and worth every penny, I think it's around $10 more a gallon than the other Behr paint and primer paint I've used in the past.

Does this cover in one coat? I would say yes...but also want to add in that you will be using more paint each time you roll than you're used to. I read a lot of negative reviews saying that it streaks, that it took someone 3 gallons to cover one room, that this paint is only for professionals who know what they are doing...nay I say! Nay. I'm no professional by any means, but I have painted 3 rooms prior to this so I sorta know what I'm doing here. Anyways, keep on reading after the jump for my experience painting with a gallon of Behr's Marquee paint.

June 1, 2015

Review: Mimos Baby Pillow

Excuse the dopey picture, but it's used mostly for a reference as to how large this pillow is :)
For those of you parents who are worried about your baby developing a flat head aka Plagiocephaly, this is a great solution for preventative measures. 

It's essentially a little baby pillow designed to prevent your baby from having a flat head by easing the pressure on your baby's head with even weight distribution over a much larger area of contact. Simply put, it's like a nice cushion for your baby's head.

Keep on reading to see my thoughts on this pillow!