Before my trip to St. Paul for AMS, my sister came over to help me get the house cleaned and my bags packed. In the process we dedicated some shelfs to little Ms. Pickle to start to get her things organized. Of course the setup is just temporary because it’s simply not cute enough LOL!
On our way home from St. Paul my co-workers and I stopped at IKEA. I picked up just a few goodies but I know I could have brought a truck load home! I found a fun play mat that’s nice and padded for our hardwood floors, a organizer for toys and what-not, a drape to hang around her crib and two funky flower shapped lights.
Our neighbor’s, Brandon and Amy, have two daughters and a son. Having two girls who are now five and three, Amy had lots of goodies to hand down to us. Mom came over for a bit today and we got everything sorted from NB-6m, 6m-12m and 12m and up. We are so fortunate to have such good friends in our lives to help us get on track…lord knows we’d be lost without Brandon, Amy and their kiddos! We’ve often joked that we’ll never be able to live apart from each other.
Oh yes, I had my 22 week appointment on July 29th. Her heartrate was exactly the same as my last 4 week appointment, 143. The doctor even let us listen to her for a good minute…I could listen to it forever! I can’t wait to see her again! Next appointment is the glucose test…YUCK!
My BFF Ashley kept telling me that she had a surprise for me but didn’t want to mail so her mom, Lori, would be dropping it by…I figured out why she didn’t want to mail it…it was nail polish titled “it’s a girl!” How stinking cute is that?! I still need to make time to paint my nails with this sweet pink color
I saw an ad for Kohl’s that said all maternity clothes were 50-60% off so mom and I headed up there today. Fairly certain I about bought one of everything so when this baby bump finally pops, I’m ready! Tomorrow marks my half way milestone so anytime now — everyone keeps saying that it just happens overnight…maybe tonight is the night?! LOL
I also found the outfit that I just may bring her home in…I just know she’ll be a daddy’s girl just as I was and it matches the cutest pickle blankie that my Shawna-na-na got her!
For all of life’s moments that you’d like your family and friends to be a part of, send out a quick postcard! These baptism invites also incorporated all the fun activities planned for the 4th of july weekend with a timeline…
Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th! Been super busy lately with lots of projects so be sure to stay tuned! Sorry for a short blog today…need to get some things done around the house so we can enjoy the beautiful day outside!
We are so excited to announce that we have a healthy little lady on her way! We just found out on 6/30 that it’s a GIRL! Her due date is 11/29 and she seems to be right on track for her size, weight and all organs looked good. We are so blessed!
My dad was just sure it was a girl because for 6 generations on the Candee side of my family, the first born has been a daughter. Even after telling him that it’s a up to Bry, who comes from all boys, he still believed it was a girl. Needless to say he did a little happy dance and proceded to say that “girls are the best, he knows so.”
My sister and I have seemed to be joined at the hip lately…lets just say she’s loving all my pregnancy cravings which I think she’s really having rather than I LOL I took her to go see Eclipse on Thursday and on the way there she says to me “I know you want a boy and a girl but having a big sister is the best.” And I’m tearing up! Not to say Mel and I haven’t had our rough patches but she is one of my best friends…A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. ~Marion C. Garretty
Oh and for those of you who don’t know the story behind the pickle…Bryan’s nickname since school has been “Pickle” or “Pickelson” so we’ve always joked that we’d have a baby pickle someday
Thanks for stoping by! Be sure to stay tuned to my blog for updates on “our little pickle”
These damask patterned wedding programs proved yet again that your print projects can be done easy. They were simply printed on a glossy paper and folded in half…no need for extra work when the wedding is a week away! Congrats to Trudy & Nathan on there big day this coming Saturday!
Stay tuned for some more save the date magnets — we went with the “large” magnet and included a picture of the couple for something a little different…
And how much more convenient can it get than Save the Date magnets that your guest can stick right on their fridge for the upcoming months to remind them of your big day?! This is also a great way to show off your engagement picture(s), how you got engaged or even your wedding theme…your options are endless!
And again, I’ve let my blogging go to the way side. Good news is, I have some projects to share to (hopefully) keep me up on my blogging…
On April 9th, Bryan and I were invited to a beautiful daffodil wedding for the King’s. Being the busy bride that Sara was, I wanted to help her keep life less stressful. So, when it came to thier programs, I thought, lets print them on the same pearl paper that we printed the invites on with the coordinating design. Between that and making them a oblong shape, it put them in a league of their own. And the best news, as soon as they were printed/cut they were done! No need to worry about making time to collate, fold, add any embellishments, etc. The perfect example of elegant yet simple…done easy!
Next up on my project list is some wedding thank you’s for Sara and Jeremy! Also, stay tuned for some save the date magnets I did for Matt and Sunny!
Litterally! I’ve been sick as a dog the last few days…sneezing, coughing, achey! All this just as I thought the other day that I’ve done really good all winter not getting sick! Boy, did I jinx myself! I spent a good part of Sunday relaxing and slept in until 10:30 today! Much needed!
After I gained some ambition, I decided to go through my many emails in my inbox which then inspired me to to work on some side projects, update my website…simply get organized. Even though I don’t feel good, that felt pretty good!
Last week I finished up a project for my friend Sandy with http://www.rememberwheniowa.com/. She needed to make some gift certificates and we decided to have a little fun with them by getting #10 Onyx Black Metallic Policy Envelopes and customized seals. Then Sandy took it a step further by adding on some ribbon — the front had a nice gift bow while the back had the flat ribbon that wrapped around the envelope with a seal keeping it shut.
The possiblities are endless when you add on your own person touch with embellishments such as ribbon, jewels, paper clips… The sample shown to the left are wedding invites with tiny jewels in the middle of the paisley on the main invite. It’s amazing how adding something so little can make your print pieces really standout in big way!
Things have been going just great at the Nickelson household…must still be a bit of Valentine’s Day floating around our house LOL! I’ve been having to work late at EDJE to come home to work more on side projects and the hubby couldn’t be more helpful…making dinner and cleaning the house as I work away. Perfect!
Speaking of love being in the air, Sara & Jeremy’s big day is only 46 days away! I went over to Sara’s with a few other ladies last Friday to help stuff and seal all 300 invites! One of my favorite pieces from these invites are the seals…they are the perfect ‘into’ piece and they serve as your return address!
One thing I remember the most from our wedding, once I put those invites in the mail box, nothing felt more real! Maybe that’s because as a designer I put a lot of heart and soul into them