Monday, February 2, 2015

HELLO Monday........

 It's Monday and time for some HELLO's, lots of excitement around our house these days as the house construction continues and the arrival of Andi Kate is days away. Whee...........

HELLO Cutest Baby Bump........yes, while Windy definitely doesn't look like she is very near delivery, she is.  No one looks at her and thinks she is 2 weeks from her due date.  She has made a really pretty pregnant gal and while she may not look uncomfortable, she gets pretty weary by day's end and often has trouble breathing.  She is still working and unless something changes she will work until the day Andi Kate makes her entrance.  
 HELLO all things Mardi you probably know, Mardi Gras is a huge deal here in Louisiana.  And, as I have stated many times, I have never been to Mardi Gras and will never go.  I do not like all that generally goes along with the celebration.  But, I do LOVE the color and festive spirit.  We had company this past weekend so I took that as an opportunity to get us a King Cake.  They come in many flavors but there's only one in my book, the cream cheese and cinnamon.  And, Hanna Beth had fun with my Mardi Gras mask.  I believe the actual day for the big Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans is Fat Tuesday, Feb. 17th. I wouldn't want to even be close to New Orleans at the time.

 HELLO House Progress....things continue right along with the house construction.  This past week they put the vinyl trim up around the house and it really added some "spark" to the overall look.
And, the cabinet work continues and will for a while longer.  This past week they hung doors on the cabinets already installed and put the drawers in too.  It looked like way more doors and drawers than there were cabinets so far, but it wasn't.  I don't think I'm going to be lacking for cabinet space.
As the doors go on and drawers go in, the cabinets really begin to take shape.
The front steps were almost finished the week and the back steps off the patio were started. 
 And, some of the real fun has begun.  This is one of the selected fabrics for one of our guest rooms and I found this rug to go with it this past week and that was such fun.  I cannot begin to know how I would have done all this without my wonderful decorator.  I will just say that she makes pulling things all together so easy.

Wishing you a wonderful new week!


  1. Good morning! Such an exciting time. It's getting close now. No, she doesn't look near delivery, but she sure looks cute. I think Melody looks the same size and she is only 6 month, lol. Your dil looks like she is caring the baby quite high and deep inside which is probably why she doesn't look that big and is having trouble breathing. It's just how I carried Melody and honestly I felt like I could barely breathe through the entire 3rd trimester. The 3 boys on the other hand were all out front and sooo low they were practically falling out, lol. Anyway, not much longer and she will have that precious little bundle in her arms. The house is really coming along. I'd be so excited over the kitchen cupboards. Hope you have a good week!

  2. Wow, your DIL certainly doesn't look like she's days away from delivery. On your cabinets - is that the finish you've chosen or will they be stained/painted after they're installed? That rug goes so well with the fabric chosen ... score!

  3. Your DIL does not look ready to deliver! Must be all baby within that bump. I enjoy watching the house progress, I get so excited to see it all done!! Love the rug and the fabric :-)


  4. So excited for your new grandbaby- can't wait for pictures!

  5. How exciting, she looks wonderful and surely doesn't look like she is two weeks away from giving birth!
    I've never had a King's Cake but cinnamon and cream cheese sounds delicious to me. House is looking amazing and I love the rug/fabric you have picked out.

  6. I'm with you on the Mardi Gras. I am always attracted to all the festive colors, though. Your wreath is adorable!
    Your house is looking beautiful and I love that fabric!
    What a special time for you and your family.

  7. Like you, I would not want to be at the actual Mardi Gras celebration, but the door decor you pictured, as well as the cake, look really interesting. L.O.V.E. the brick design for your front steps!

  8. The house is looking good! LOVE King Cake...especially with cream cheese! I've ordered a few from Marguerite's in the past...when I remember to order in time!

  9. I am lovin' your new house, Lea! I'm a huge fan of all your cabinets and pretty windows. Yes, Wendy is as cute as can be! Hope her labor and delivery goes as smoothly as possible.

  10. Hi Lea, Firstly your girl looks so beautiful! She reminds me of how I carried my babies-no one would believe I was at the end of pregnancy because I am long waisted and my babies were small. Now-onto your house; you must be getting so excited and antsy! I would be! Last year when we bought our home, we rented it for four months to the previous owners and I was so ready to be in it by the time they moved out.
    Thank you for your encouragement and prayers-it means the world to me!
    Love, Noreen

  11. Andi Kate is such a great name! And you are so right.....she doesn't look like she's about to give birth. She carries it well!

    Your house is just beautiful!

  12. WOW~ Windy doesn't look like she is so close to delivery, I love the name Andi Kate!
    Your house is certainly coming into fruition, I am so excited for you, Lea! been there done that!

    Thanks for sharing

  13. What fun to anticipate a new baby girl. The name is pretty, and so is the mother! Best wishes as you all go through the next few weeks.

    Your decorator is doing a great job! The fabric and the rug look so good together. I am enjoying the pictures of the progress of it all. Thanks for sharing it.


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