The Ritch Life

The Ritch Life

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Something Old Something New

Well we have finally added two new additions to the nursery. I had mentioned in a previous post that my wonderful sister gave us a glider with an ottoman. Well the glider was great but the cushions were in bad shape plus they were pink. Since we don't know what the sex of baby Ritch will be we needed to make it more neutral. So hubby and I went to Hancock fabrics and found some perfect green poka dotted fabric...I fell in love with it, and I got to work sewing and stapling. So here is the before:

Defintely needed some work! Well here is the final product! Drum roll please!!

Doesn't it look awesome. Well the second addition is a set of book hammocks that I made. Lauren showed them to me because she wants me to make some for Matthais' room. So here are them hanging on the wall.

They are made with green striped fabric and brown fabric sewed together and then hung with dowels on the wall. Here are the book hammocks hanging on the wall next to the glider.

So we are getting there in the nursery. There are a few more decorative things that we need to add but we are making progress. Until later. Take care!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Well again we are becoming slack on updating this thing!! It's been hard. Quick update...still no baby Ritch but we did talk to our adoption agency and there are now a few more birthmothers that we are candidites for. That is exciting but I am tired of waiting! Oh well maybe right now I need to focus on fixing some things in our house and yard...the list is becoming long! Hopefully this to do list will keep my mind off of babies!! We'll see! Well I promised some pictures of the nursery so here they are:
We still have a lot to do! We recently got a rocking chair from my awesome sis but I have to recover the cushions. I will add pictures of that later. I also have made book hammocks that my wonderful hubby needs to help me hang.
The other weekend we went to a used bookstore to find some books and I decided to purchase some children's books on adoption and I found two. The one about the bears made me cry! Here are the covers.
Aren't they cute!! We still have tons to do and get but we are working on it. I guess once we get "the call" we will start kicking it into overdrive. Well until later (hopefully with some updates!). Take care!