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A Little Housekeeping

7.06.2011

Being a week away from my due date and on summer vacation, the whole nesting thing has begun I am afraid. 

It may have started two weeks ago when I decided at 10 pm that all the cabinet doors in the kitchen were dirty and they needed to be scrubbed.  At the time Derek gave me a knowing smile and stayed out of my way other than an occasional “Be careful” and I retorted with “You can think what you want, but I am NOT nesting…they are just dirty”

Since then I have decided that waiting to have a baby is somewhat similar to trying to sell your house.  Sure there are tons of differences like the whole pain thing and relatives calling frequently “just to say hi” in case we had forgotten to inform them that we had the baby.  But on the house front, it is quite similar.  You want everything to be immaculate and you notice little paint chips and minor imperfections everywhere.  And since you don’t know when exactly the baby is going to come or when you might have a showing, it has be to nice at all times.  Which means things like vacuuming everyday.  And spending two days cleaning and organizing your craft room because it was such a disaster. 

Really it was and I have no pictures to prove it as none exist of the embarrassment.

The blog has not been immune to the nesting.  I was ready for a little blog makeover and had gotten feedback from numerous people that the type on the old template was difficult to read.  Something that I had no idea how to fix.  Lindsey from Sweet Simplicity Designs came to my rescue with this fab new look.   What do you think?

Also, I did a little updating on my own.  The Before/After posts had not been updated in a couple of years and the pictures and how-to was significantly lacking.  Not to mention that most of the rooms had been updated since the original posting.  I had meaning to do this for a long time but just somehow never got around to it.  So now when you click on a picture of a room from the sidebar or from the Before/After page, you will be brought to a newly updated post on most of the rooms.  The office is the exception as it is currently going through a mini-makeover as we speak and I am hoping to update the post after the drapes are sewn.  I have had the fabric since September, but maybe this whole nesting/boredom will kick it into gear.  Let’s hope.

Also the How-to’s have been updated.  The About Me page will also hopefully have a new addition sooner rather than later.  Hear that baby….sooner.

Wanna know one thing that has been largely immune from the nesting bug?  The garden.  Still very limited weeding and fertilizing.  Maybe it is because bending over is rather problematic at this point and being outside in the heat makes my ankles look even more like tree stumps.  But it is still thriving in spite of me.  Especially the weeds.

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We will see how the veggies turn out this year with the more laid back approach.

What do you think of the new look?

11 comments on "A Little Housekeeping"
  1. I was doing laundry at 2 a.m. a few days before my due date, so I totally relate. I think nesting frees us up emotionally and mentally for the weeks ahead when life becomes a blur with a newborn. You might feel as though you have no time for anything other than eating, feeding and sleeping. A messy house, unfinished projects, etc. can add to the stress and the feeling of being overwhelmed with responsibility. Good to get things done when you've got the will, the drive AND the time!

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  2. Oh the joys of nesting. When I was pregnant with my son I remember getting this wild hair to scrub the grout between the tiles on the Kitchen floor. ....It was after 10PM too.

    Even though im not pregnant now sometimes I still had some of those 'nesting' hormones because my grout could sure use some cleaning again haha.

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  3. I like the new look! And I'm just waiting for the nesting hormones to take over because I have got one messy house. Well. Messy I guess is subjective and generally I would say it's not bad, but somehow it seems to be getting worse as we speak...

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  4. Wow you've been busy. Although, I'm not pregnant but since summer vacation started 2 weeks ago I've; organized and painted 4 closets, repainted the craft room, reorganized all the cds and painted an outdoor bar. Maybe you can use that as evidence for your husband.

    I like the new look.

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  5. New look is great, make sure you get some rest ( although that was seriously the most annoying thing people kept saying t me!)

    Not too much longer now :)

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  6. Loving the new look!!

    If you run out of cabinets to clean...I can hook you up!! :)

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  7. Love the new look! I can't believe you are due in a week! Good luck with everything.

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  8. Loving the new blog look. Totally cute and "you."

    As for the garden, are those mums blooming? That's nuts! It looks great.

    Sounds like it's time for that little baby to come. ;) Or, you could come up to my house and help me clean while you are on a roll. ;)

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  9. Make sure you get some rest. :) Love the new look!

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  10. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the average first pregnancy lasts 41.5 weeks (unless you're induced for some reason).

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  11. The blog looks great!! I love the new look. I never ever got the nesting urge at all, which is why my kitchen cabinets are now truly disgusting. They needed to be cleaned 6 months ago!

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