Wednesday, September 27, 2017

What's Up Wednesday

I've blogged twice in one week, and two days in a row! What is going on? Yay, it's been awhile. I'm teaming up with the ladies of Mix and Match Family, The Larson Lingo, and Pinterest Told Me To for What's Up Wednesday. 

What I'm Reminiscing About...
Judson turned 3! He was so excited to have his family Mickey Mouse Party. We bought little Mickey Mouse and friends figures to put on top of his cake and he could not wait to put them on top. The cake was in the oven and he kept asking if it was time to put them on. It was fun to see him so excited about his balloons, cake, and presents (which he may or may not have ripped into before it was time).

What I'm Loving...
I'm loving that it finally feels like fall here in Missouri. Up until two days ago, it had still been in the upper 90's and it was hard to get into the fall excitement when I was out sweating everywhere I went.

What We've Been Up To...
Bikes, Bikes, Bikes. Jack went straight from his strider bike to a regular bike (no training wheels). I highly recommend strider bikes. It took our oldest two longer to learn to ride a bike. The strider allows you to learn balance early on and Jack never needed training wheels on his big bike! 

What I'm Dreading...
Teething. Lincoln is five months old so I know teething is right around the corner. He is such a happy baby, I'm sure he'll handle it like a champ, but I hate knowing that my sweet babies are in pain.

What I'm Working On...
I'm working on getting ready for the Christmas rush in my Etsy shop. The end of October through December is my busy season for Kate W Designs. If you are looking for a fun gift or stocking stuffer come visit my shop at

What I'm Excited About...

I'm excited that I finished Lincoln's nursery! I talked about that HERE.

What I'm watching...

Chesapeake Shores...I love this show. I would love to visit the area where this show is filmed, it is so picturesque and beautiful. I believe it is filmed in Canada. Another reason I love this show is there are five grown children in the storyline. It fun to watch and see the dynamics of this big family. I cannot believe there is only two episodes left until this season is over.

The Roosevelt's. I've been missing the Crown so my mom suggested I check out the Roosevelt's. I must say I have learned a lot about this family. This series is on Netflix with 8, 1.5 hour episodes. I'm only on episode 3, so there is a lot left to learn about this family.

What I've Been Reading...

This is the Bible Study I've been doing on Wednesday nights! It's been great, check it out! She also has a book out on this topic.

What I've Been Listening To...

Broken Things by Matthew West. This song has been in my head all week. It came on while I was running the other day and I have been singing it over and over.

I love these two verses below.

Now I'm just a beggar in the presence of a King
I wish I could bring You so much more
But if it's true You use broken things
Then here I am Lord, I am all Yours 

The pages of history they tell me it's true 
That it's never the perfect; it's always the ones with the scars that You use
It's the rebels and the prodigals; it's the humble and the weak 
The misfit heroes You chose 
Tell me there's hope for sinners like me 

What I'm doing this weekend...
I will be at the ball field to watch Max play a double header on Saturday. I'm not going to's hard having double headers with a five month old baby.

What I'm looking forward to next month...
I'm looking forward to all things FALL. The pumpkin patch, pumpkin donuts, the beautiful colors, fall Hallmark movies, and the boys in their costumes. This is them two years ago. Lincoln will get to make his debut as a pumpkin!

What TV show are you most looking forward to...

The Crown on Netflix and Designated Survivor on ABC.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Lincoln's Light and Bright Nursery

Lincoln's nursery is one of my favorite rooms in our home. I spend so much time in there, I guess it should be. I love how light and bright and airy this room feels. It is warm and inviting, and as I sit and rock Lincoln in the comfortable glider, I love to take in all the fun, bright details of his room. The contents of this room are the perfect blend of old and new bringing back wonderful memories of time gone by. I have rocked all five of my baby boys in the glider, spending many sleepless nights holding, feeding, and dreaming about what was to come. We've put each one to bed in the crib, quietly tip toeing out of the room in hopes of a peaceful nights sleep. I love that this furniture has stood the test of time and made it through five boys.

To make the nursery extra special, I added many DIY projects. As I worked on each one, I excitedly anticipated the arrival of the new baby boy who would complete our family. I painted the walls Light French Gray by Sherwin Williams and painted the trim white. I sewed the quilt with organic cotton that I selected from Birch Fabrics. A wonderful friend embroidered Lincoln's initials on a solid white square that perfectly completed his quilt. I borrowed my Dad's scroll saw and hand cut each letter out of birch wood for Lincoln's round name sign. I added chicken wire to the back of an open frame, creating a fun place to hang pictures and memories of our sweet boy. I made the colorful mobile out of paint chip samples from a local paint shop. I enlisted an etsy shop owner to create the "There is No BUDDY like a Brother" print. The perfect addition to the room of a baby boy with four older brothers. I made the curtains and crib skirt from fabric I purchased at Carousel Designs, for Jack's nursery four years ago. I am so happy with how Lincoln's nursery turned out, and I hope my son will enjoy it as much as I do.

I love floating book shelves filled with board books, they add so much color to the room.


This night light from Target has been a must have item for the nursery. It puts off the perfect amount of light to see to feed and change Lincoln during the night, without waking him too much. 

The button "L" art was made by my Mom, Lincoln's Grandma.