9/20/10

I'm Nesting!

Hi all!
It's been a bit crazy around here lately.  For one thing, no one told me that Grandma's to be also get a strange urge to nest.  I was reading to my daughter the other night about some unusual signs of impending labor.  Well after she got exasperated with me, having learned it all in birthing class, I decided to continue to reading to myself.  Often the Mom to be will get an overwhelming urge to nest.
Well this Grandma to be is having that same urge.

So I got busy and made a little Autumn centerpiece for the dining room table.


And an arrangement for the front porch.  I got this sweet little basket for only a buck at a garage sale this summer.  I picked the cattails and the foliage I had on hand.



And my biggest dose of nesting is coming from this room.  This is my daughter's old room and hubby and I are giving it a complete make-over.  We are even re-doing her 20 year old crib.  We have just a wee bit more to go.....

I used the cute little basket that Gloria sent me for my table vignette.


On the bottom shelf I added this cute little bird box.  I am hoping to show the room soon, just a few more projects to go.
I am joining the lovely Marty for Tabletop Tuesday, be sure to check it out!
My daughter is 15 days away from her due date.  The wait is driving me crazy!  She calls me several times a day with strange pains, usually little cramps but then they go away.
I think I'm starting to have some labor pains myself!  lol.
Have a great week !
Cindy


41 comments:

  1. Your just too funny girl. Please call me if ya have any labor pains, I want to know. Heeehehehe!

    I must say you have gone went and feathered your nest just beautifully girl and that baby is gonna feel right at home in the precious little room your spiffin' up for spoilin'. :o)

    Ya'll have a super blessed day and I sure hope your wait isn't much longer, otherwise we'll be sendin' ya pickles and ice cream.

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  2. Cindy, can you believe it!?!? Two more weeks till we meet our granddaughters!! I wake up every morning in awe that there is a little person that is about to change our lives.
    So excited for you Cindy! You are going to be the best Grandma!
    What do you want to be called?
    Love you,
    Linda

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  3. All your nesting is lovely! And I do think it's a real thing too...I nest a lot! Love all that you have been doing! :D

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  4. Hi sweet friend...

    Ohhh Cindy, I think that it's wonderful that you're nesting! I love it! Well, for one thing...we all get to benefit from your nesting...love getting to see all the pretties that you have been working on! I love, love, LOVE your new autumn floral arrangements! Absolutely gorgeous, my friend! I especially like your the basket full of autumn florals that you hung on your door! It really is pretty! Girlfriend, I can hardly wait to see your "Grandma's nursery"! What a tease you are! Hehe! I can tell that it's really beautiful...what a special room...for a very special baby girl!!! Love your tabletop vignette! That Gloria, isn't she just the bestest friend a girl would ever want! The Victorian plate trays are so pretty and I love the little angel that you added to it! Ohhh...and that beautiful box with the birds...love it! Of course, you knew I would! wink! Well sweet friend, I'm so glad that you are enjoying being a Grandma...it looks sooo good on you!!! Thank you for sharing all of your pretties with us! What a joy!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari

    PS...make sure you let me know when it happens! Hehe!

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  5. 15 days and counting. Everything looks so very lovely!

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  6. This is so cute. Sympathy pains and sympathy nesting from the Grandma. Yes, it's almost time. Sleep with your makeup on....you never know when you'll be needed.

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  7. Beautiful nesting there, Cindy. Love the arrangements. I hope the time passes quickly till that little ones arrives safe and sound! Linda

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  8. Oh boy! You are nesting aren't you? LOL! Everything really looks wonderful and welcoming. I especially love the front porch arrangement. I really like how you hung those pinecones on it. That's a great idea!

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  9. Everything looks great Cindy! Such an exciting time, I hope to be in your shoes one day-enjoy:@)

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  10. Waiting can drive you crazy! Keep busy and time will fly. Your vignettes are lovely.

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  11. I love your nest, Cindy. So fally and pretty!

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  12. You can come and nest at my house! Everything just looks beautiful. I can't wait to see the new room!
    Sandy

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  13. The arrangement on the front porch is my favorite! I love it! I'm sure this is an exciting time for you!

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  14. Oh Cindy, everything looks so pretty. I love the arrangement on the table and the basket on the porch is fabulous. I really like how you have the pinecones hanging on the front. The sneak peek at the baby's room looks fabulous. I know you are all so ready for the little bundle to get here. Hang in there. Hugs, Marty

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  15. 15 days....and then if she goes late each day seems like FOREVER!! It is always so exciting. My daughter is due to have her third in January.....it is exciting but also tiring! ha!

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  16. I really like your Fall decor - very pretty. Sounds like Braxton Hicks to me!! :D Tell her to take the nesting thing seriously. :-D Time to get things in order!!
    Keep us posted.

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  17. I know exactly what you mean. It happen to me when Our Daughter had her first Son and than again when she had the twins.

    Love your pictures. The arrangement is so pretty, love that one.

    Willow

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  18. A labor of love for sure! :)
    Don't worry, it gets easier after the first!
    That's why all Granny's have gray hair!
    My prayers for a very safe delivery!

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  19. Of course grandmas feel like nesting too! After all, at some point that sweet new addition to the family will be visiting and you'll want to have it all comfy cozy, well not that it isn't now, but babies in the house call for that extra comfy cozy touch. Like a nice padded rocking chair for when your arm falls a sleep but you still can't bear to lay them down!
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  20. Hello Cindy,
    Ilove your little bird box, very pretty! 15 days is long for the mother and grandmother, isn't it?HUGS Catherine

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  21. LOL! I'm sure your daughter is counting the days! I love that $1 basket! It looks just wonderful filled with autumn goodness. Love that sweet angel on the table too!

    Manuela

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  22. My older brother actually had morning sickness when my SIL was pregnant with their first child!!! That was so funny to me...but not him!!! Happy Nesting!

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  23. Sure Grandma's can nest...Grandma's get to do whatever they want too, lol!!

    Your arrangements are gorgeous. I love the cattails and that basket for only a buck...WOWSA!

    I am a huge fan of those little foldup trays. I have one and just love it...it too was from a dear friend.

    Always fun to visit and praying little grand makes a safe entry :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  24. Your fall nesting is just beautiful! Oh my, that waiting is the worst ever, isn't it? Oh those sympathy pains, they'll get you! What a very exciting time for you and your sweet family!!

    Nancy

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  25. I love that charming fall arrangement you made for the front porch!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  26. Hi Cindy! What a wonderful time to be nesting, just when our thoughts begin to turn to the indoors and cozying things up! You have so much to look forward to. Keep those pics coming of your nursery. With your decorative touch I know it will be stunning!Hugs

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  27. You are so cute getting that nesting instinct :-) I love your fall creations and that tabletop looks very sweet.
    Enjoy your week my friend.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  28. I do believe you're right. Sort of like we're getting ready to give birth. Well, in a way you are. You're becoming a grandma. That's a new beginning too. Everything looks so beautiful in your nest.
    Brenda

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  29. Your fall arrangements are beautiful! How exciting!!! a new baby! We just added #15 to our crew....
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  30. Aaaahhh.... Baby's room is going to look sweet. Have fun nesting...
    Love your cute basket- I like cat tails in arrangements. Didn't see any to buy this year, and I didn't get out to any creeks or ponds, either. :-(
    I'm sure you'll be staying busy for a while.
    hugs, Sue

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  31. I love your arrangements you made, they are very pretty for Fall. Congratulations on going to be a Grammy and I know you are ready for sweet baby to come along. Happpy
    nesting. Have a great day!

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  32. Cindy, I frequently get the urge to do a little nesting around here. ;-)
    Looks great! ~ Sarah

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  33. count down to a whole new world....you'll understand after the baby comes...great nesting...

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  34. I love your centerpiece, Cindy.

    I'm not expecting a new g'baby, and yet, I am still having the urge to nest.:-)

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  35. Pretty fall flowers. I can't wait to see the room redo! Enjoy your nesting!

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  36. Everything looks great Cindy. I love your centerpiece you made for the dining room table.

    Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Gail

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  37. This is such an exciting moment, Cindy. I bet you can't wait for the baby to arrive. The room you are recreating is so adorable. I love your flower arrangements too esp. the one in a basket outside....Christine

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  38. She better hurry and have that baby or you are going to be exhausted!!

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  39. My goodness, between you and Gloria..am I in a constant state of suspense! I DO SO LOVE BABIES. I keep buying doll clothes..so guess even at this late age I am not really over babies. Let us know when it all happens. We are sitting here at our computers...holding our breaths...inhale...holding it...holding it...(please tell her to hurry! Ok? :) LOL
    Hugs,
    Mona
    Give my best to the Great Grandma!! :)

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  40. I love how excited you are. Since my little grands belong to my son, I didn't get to do any of this stuff. I just waited for a phone call telling me there was a baby. I'm sure it will be very different when my daughter has hers (which she has promised me she will at some point).

    Your fall things look wonderful...just stay busy, these last days will pass quickly!

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  41. How exciting! I can certainly understand the nesting feeling what with a new grand baby on the way any day AND the fact that it's fall and time to decorate for it. I'm really excited to see your daughters old room fixed up! Love your flower arrangements too. Have fun!
    Maura :)

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Welcome,
I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy