Navy Bedroom Fabrics

Yes, I’m alive! Our girls have been keeping me super busy and are entering their “fussy” period, so it’s been taking me a bit longer to put together blog posts; but I guess that’s expected with newborn twins. I’ve had a few projects on my radar that I’ve been wanting to dig into, I’m just learning that things take a little longer when you have kids!

Our bedroom has been a slow moving decorating process. I painted it white last year before I was expecting, made a new headboard, got new lighting, and hung a few wedding pictures, but for the most part, the design of the room has been put on the back burner. We decided to renovate and needed to focus on the nursery, so all of our other house projects were pretty much put on hold.

I’m all about decorating with what you have, so we’ve switched a few things around here and there, moving a small dresser we had in our room to the girls’ room, and moving the white shag rug from our room to the nursery as well. We brought the oriental rug to our room, which changed up the color scheme a bit. In hopes of bringing some sort of harmony to our room of mismatched furniture, I’ve been looking at new bedding fabrics to coordinate with the oriental rug as well as the sage green curtains.

Here’s the bedding we currently have…

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And the rug we moved into the bedroom…

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Our bedding is pretty neutral, which is great, but I want to add a little bit of color. I’m in love with navy decor so I’m thinking about bringing out the navy in the rug and updating the shams. The shams usually end up on the floor when we’re sleeping, so I need a darker color to keep them from looking stained like the current ones. I’m so blessed to have a mom who loves to sew, and who taught me to sew, but I still can’t get it together to do it myself. So I’ll be sending her whatever fabric I pick out. :-)

I originally thought some sort of geometric pattern on the shams would look good to contrast with the floral pattern on the duvet cover. Here are a few I liked…

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I also like this one, but it may be too similar to the patterns on the rug.

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I’m now leaning toward a solid navy on the shams and a smaller patterned throw pillow…maybe in a different color.

I’m so indecisive about this room (and any room in my own house) which is probably why it’s taken me so long to decorate! What do you think? Patterned shams? Solid shams? Patterned throw pillow? Solid throw pillow? I’d love your input!

 All fabrics from fabrics.com

Life Lately

Things have been busy at the Lively household with two newborns joining our family. They’re almost a month old (gulp! *tears*) and adjusting really well, better than I could have expected. I anticipated not being able to be home alone with them for at least a couple of months, but Charlie has gone back to work and I’m actually managing very well! I always welcome a couple of hours of help here and there (I am out numbered after all), but I’ve figured out my groove when I’m alone with them and it just works. Of course it helps that they’re the sweetest little girls on the planet!

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Seriously, we’re so blessed with amazing girls. The pediatrician tells us over and over that we have such great twins. They’re both gaining weight, eating well, and actually sleeping great. We have them on a pretty strict schedule, which is absolutely necessary with twins, and they do so well. We hardly get complaints when we put them to bed and have very few wake ups, which means Charlie and I actually get some sleep (knock on wood)! The schedule makes things a little more predictable which is so helpful. Of course it hasn’t always been this way, the first night was a nightmare, but it gets better and better each day.

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They’re more awake these days, so we’re able to see more of their personalities developing. Both of them are so expressive. I love just watching their little faces all day, especially as they start to interact. June is going to be our firecracker for sure. She’s the youngest (by a minute) and the smallest, but has such a big personality.

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Faith is an absolute sweetheart, she’s happy to cuddle all day if you let her. I think she’s going to be one of those sweet spirited girls who is just naturally lovable.

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I keep saying it over and over but I can’t believe how blessed we are. All the aches and pains during pregnancy, the months of bed rest, the delivery and recovery, sleepless nights and endless feedings are so completely worth it and then some. Just when I think I can’t possibly love them more, I do. I guess that’s parenthood!

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Thanks to everyone for your prayers and kind words over the past few months. I know this site has been very pregnancy and baby heavy lately, but I don’t intend for this site to become a baby/mom blog. I have many readers, friends, and family who like to be updated on life at home, so I will continue have a few updates like this here and there.

I plan to have more design related posts in the very near future. I have a few little projects around the house that I’ve put on hold while I was pregnant, so I plan to share those soon as well as other design ideas I’ve been pondering. So stay tuned!

They’re Here!

Introducing our sweet girls!

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They were born Monday, December 22nd and we are all SO thrilled to have two perfectly healthy, happy babies! June (on the left above) was 5lbs 9oz and 19 inches. Faith (on the right) was 5lb 13oz and 18.25 inches.

Sorry for the late intro, but we’ve been busy “staring holes in these girls” as one of our nurses put it! Seriously, we’re so in love with them and we’ve just been taking it all in. It’s so much fun to see their little personalities develop each day. And then as soon as we think we have them figured out, they switch. It’s going to be a fun life with these little ones!

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We had a pretty hard time telling them apart at first, which we expected knowing that they are identical. There’s no question now, but we did leave their hospital bands on for a few days after coming home and we painted one of Faith’s toe nails…just in case.

We love being parents, it’s like Christmas morning every morning knowing that these sweet girls are ours! Charlie is the most amazing dad ever, seriously. I don’t know of many dads that do as much as he does for Faith, June, and me. We are so lucky to have him.

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Things will be a little slow on the blog in the near future while I love on these little ladies now ruling our house. As you can imagine twins are a lot of workso I’ll be focusing on getting them adjusted (and trying to catch a nap whenever possible) for the next couple of months.

I wish you a Happy New Year and look forward to wonderful things for 2015!