Monday, June 14, 2010

Mirror and Quilt

I totally forgot to mention in my post yesterday that Jer and I finally found a home church! We are so excited and can't wait to become members. We tried out a few other churches previously and they just didn't 'feel' right. We walked in to this particular one yesterday and right when I walked in, it felt right. I didn't feel intimidated or shy like I had in the other ones. Also, it just happened to be the day that the new pastor started! Anyways, we are going to go a few more times before we start the process of becoming members, but I can say confidently that St. Paul's United Methodist Church is our new church. Yay!

I realized I never really talked about the starburst mirror that we put in Owen's room about a week ago. It was originally gold (I so wish I had gotten a 'before' picture) and was my grandmother's (Dad's mom). I remember always admiring the mirror when it hung in my grandparent's living room. When she passed away about 7 years ago, it was then hung in my parent's game room upstairs. Last year, my parent's were going to get rid of it, but I decided I wanted it. It sat in our 'junk room' (which is now the nursery) for a year. I told my mom that I wanted to put a big funky mirror above Owen's dresser, and she suggested that we just paint the starburst mirror... and so the orange starburst mirror was born.

It took 3 cans of spray paint to cover this sucker. We are so happy with how it came out! I also like that it isn't just a 'mirror' but has history.

Question- do these swaddling blankets look too 'girly'?? I was shopping the other day and was heading to the register with them, but kept second- guessing myself on whether or not they were too girly.

Speaking of blankets, I went with my mom and Granny to the fabric store today to pick out fabric for Owen's quilt. My Granny makes one for all of her great-grandchildren. Owen will be her 9th! Here is what we came up with..

Not sure why, but I have been drawn to dinosaurs when I see baby boy things.

We also picked out material for his 'boppy' or booby pillow, or whatever you call it. We found a cute material in terry cloth, which is stretchy won't be too hot. So glad my Granny is crafty and can sew like the dickens.

Sorry for the quality of pictures, they were taken with my phone. I can't wait to see how they turn out! No big plans this week, getting everything ready to celebrate Jer's 'first' father's day. We are going to The Woodlands with my parents and Granny for the day! Can't wait!

Hope everyone had a great Monday! Happy Flag Day!

XOXO Haley


  1. So precious. I love all of your colors!

  2. love love love that mirror!! the nursery is too cute!

  3. Yea for church home! SO important!! :) Love the mirror and story! :) Swaddlers don't look too girlie!

  4. Love the colors!!

    So your covering your own boppy?I thought they came covered...

    LOVE history and special meaning in things, especially to pass onto Owen!

  5. I do not think that the swaddling blankies look to girlie. The mirror is so perfect ( I know I say it every time you post it lol) I love that your grandmother makes a quilt. Such lucky grand babies that she has!