So what's new? We've almost been in our home for 2 years now. It's still coming along and we are always working on some kind of project.
Over the last year…
*We built this awesome "mudroom" area in our entry way. The hall was full of closets and so closed off, so we opened it up a bit with shoe and coat storage. We just need to put the finishing touches on it and then I will share pictures.
*We repainted the living room per my husband's suggestion and I am so glad we did. It looks so much better! I just need to trust his judgement with picking colors, because apparently that is not my forte.
*We also added new crown molding and baseboard to the living room.
*Our kitchen is still living in 1965, but hey the original stove still works perfectly so we are going to hold off on that for a bit, especially because that will be our biggest expense. Our plan is to turn the basement into Eric's "man cave", turn the family room into the dining room, and knock down the wall between the kitchen and the current dining room to make one large kitchen. I am REALLY excited for that, but we don't want to charge ANYTHING so we are saving our pennies!
*We are REALLY ready for spring and summer to get here. It's "officially" spring, but today is in the 30s, so we'd rather stay inside baking brownies and playing Wii games. But once the weather is nicer we have a lot list of things to do to the yard, including staining the fence that we finished last fall.
*We're going to attempt planting all of our own seeds for flowers this year, rather than buying flowers at Lowe's.
And the list goes on and on and on…
Well, I am just about 31 weeks pregnant with baby girl Leathem #2! And we are sooo excited! My due date is June 1st. Nesting is in full effect and Shaklee is certainly coming in handy for all of the cleaning that needs done.
This pregnancy started out very familiar with tons of nausea and all of that fun stuff, but luckily it ended around 3 months, just like it did with Lana. I have SO much more energy, and I have gained a lot less weight than I did during my first pregnancy. Norah (that's her name) is a true Shaklee baby! I've used all Shaklee supplements, with the exception of folic acid, Shaklee shakes, meal bars, and energizing tea. I've cleaned my house using only Shaklee products and it feels great to know that baby and I (and Eric and Lana of course) are surrounded by a much less toxic environment.
Did you hear about the study done on newborn umbilical cord blood? Over 200 toxins were found in each of the babies that were involved in the study. When I read that I was floored! And it's all due to the environment that we are surrounded by. That is the moment we decided to become a Shaklee home!
Lana is 3 1/2 now and just finishing another year at her toddler school. She has really blossomed in the last year since she started school. It amazes me how much she learns and how smart she is. She's got this incredible personality that just puts a huge smile on mine and Eric's faces and we feel so blessed to call her our daughter.
In the fall she will be attending Eden Christian Academy, which is very exciting. I am anxious to see how that transition goes.
So that is an update on Mama Knows Nest. I hope to come back each week to share more with you!