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Apparently big reveals are a “thing” on the Internet, especially when it comes to baby stuff. Now that I’m into my last month, I thought it would be a great time to share the big reveal of our nursery. Hopefully it’s not so awesome that it breaks the Internet. Which apparently is also a thing.

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At 28 weeks, I am officially in my third trimester. We have less than three months left until our little guy is due, and I’m equal parts ready for it to be here and content to have a little time left. The second trimester was crammed full of travel, visitors, projects, and general churn which only just wrapped up over Memorial Day weekend. It was great to be busy when I was feeling well, but now our schedule for the summer is looking more relaxed, and I am looking forward to coasting a bit to the finish line.

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Bart and I began work on Room #2 after Christmas, and progress has been slow but steady. We thought it would move faster, but I was too exhausted in the first trimester to do much, and Bart couldn’t work on much during the evenings when I was going to bed at 7 pm for weeks on end. But finally I felt better and the weather improved, so the update got rolling again. I am relieved to say that this room is finally done as of last weekend!

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The day before I returned home from Denver two weeks ago, Bart texted me to say he had a couple of surprises for me. One was that he was making chocolate chip cookies for when I got back home. The second was that our oven was suddenly only heating to 200 F. He  managed to salvage the batch of cookies thanks to our toaster oven, but we were still left with an aging oven that had a pretty significant issue.

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I like our house. It’s a cute little 60’s ranch with some recent upgrades and unique features. However, it does have a few flaws, one of which is a severe lack of closet and cabinet space on the main level. The basement has great storage, but I can’t exactly run down there all the time for daily necessities, so we’ve done our best to smartly utilize the space we have and only keep what we need at hand. This week, Bart and I installed two different yet similar storage solutions to add some functionality, and I think we’ve definitely hit on some winners.

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With the deepest part of winter behind us, February brings at least a glimmer of hope for the eventuality of spring. We aren’t quite out of the cold just yet, but this last weekend was a welcome respite, with temperatures up to 60 degrees and more on Sunday. We usually allow ourselves a bit of hibernation during January, purposefully taking a break, resting, and recharging for the upcoming months. This year was no different, as the relaxed pace of blog posts have probably indicated. The pace has picked up a bit this month, though, so we’re slowly ramping back up and getting back into the mood for tackling some new projects, because we’ve got quite a few on the docket.
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And so it begins

Well, we have the beginnings of a big mess. Hopefully that also translates into the beginning of an awesome, fresh, updated Spare Oom #2.

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Demo is always the easy part.

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