Weekend, News and a Bijou Board

Weekend, News and a Bijou Board

Good day everyone.
I trust you enjoyed a beuno long weekend.
Mine was swell…we took the big kid to university, which was both joyous and poopsticks all at the same time…
…the red head was particularly not pleased with her sister’s new living arrangements…

…the little one threw me over the edge on the way home when she said…and I quote…”Mommy, first Lola and now Tasha…our family is falling apart”.
Anyhoo…we got the big girl all settled in to her new room and I couldn’t be prouder of her…the house is feeling mighty empty without her though:(
Aside from the move in, I spent the rest of the weekend on my DIY project and I have to say, it turned out exactly as I had envisioned..here’s a little peakski of what I got up to…
…the bad news is that I put the finished number in my foyer to take pictures of it and well, it’s sort of meant for the spot under my desk…I very much wish I could keep the damn thing…feeling like I might now be on a search for something I can make into its twin….will keep you posted on that front and promise shots of this little lady in a few weeks.
And now, I thought I’d share my big news.
You might have noticed that I’ve been visiting you all a little less these past few months…well, there’s a reason…I’ve been sick…but not bad sick…
This sort of sick…
…yuppers….a new little love bug will be joining our family in March and we couldn’t be happier:))))))))
I’m 3 months along now and starting to feel more like myself but ’tis been a haaaard few months.
You might remember that I took some time off at about this time last year…well the reason for that was a miscarriage…it was devastating and awful and something I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy…we got through it though and knew we desperately wanted another baby so after a few months, we started trying again….the very crappy thing about miscarriage is that it sort of ruins the naive joy that comes with early pregnancy…I’ve been a nervous wreck this time around…and…well, it hasn’t been easy.
We found about at about 7 weeks that I was actually carrying twins…probably the reason why I’d literally been in bed most of the day for weeks on end…of course, this sort of news came as a total shock but felt like such an incredible gift…sadly, a week later we found out that Baby B didn’t make it…I’ve since learned that this is really common…apparently, 1 in 8 people walking around actually started out as a twin…crazy beans.
So…we’re here now and happily pregnant with one sweet baby…and thankfully, I’m starting to feel more like myself…the total exhaustion is beginning to subside and my desire to do anything but sleep is returning…this is PS, the reason why Wink of Pink has sort of been at a standstill…the smell of paint has been more than a little disgusting up until now so I promise I’ll rev stuff back into high gear soon.
So…that’s the news.
Happy, happy, happy.
It seems as though our crappy stretch is taking a turn for the better…we had more great news this past week…hubster GOT A JOB!!!
Aside from the obvious perks like health insurance and paid bills etc…this most importantly means that…
Project Nursery can roll into gear:)
Scarlett’s moving into the big room over the garage and her old room will be for bambino.
If it’s a girl…which I sort of feel like it is…this will happen…
…I can’t WAIT to get started.
And hope you’ll all follow along as I nag you with baby decorating questions:)
Thank you all in the meantime for still visiting these past few months despite my total lack of blogging support…I cross my heart that that I’ll be popping by to catch up on all that I’ve missed.
Love you cyber buddies.


  • Jessie
    Posted at 08:16h, 04 September Reply

    Christine! Congrats! How exicting!

  • Kaylynn
    Posted at 08:17h, 04 September Reply

    πŸ˜€ That is awesome. Congratulations!

  • Adding the finishing touch
    Posted at 08:19h, 04 September Reply

    This is amazing!! Congratulations!!! All the best πŸ™‚

  • Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    Posted at 08:21h, 04 September Reply

    WOW!!! what exciting news! congrats and all the best to your growing family! πŸ™‚

  • Alex {Things That Sparkle}
    Posted at 08:21h, 04 September Reply

    I am so so so incredibly excited for you and your growing family!!!!! xoxoxo

  • Lindsay
    Posted at 08:22h, 04 September Reply

    Oh Christine, what fabulous news!!!!

  • Abby
    Posted at 08:25h, 04 September Reply

    Congratulations – that’s lovely news! Glad you’re feeling better, too!

  • Agnes Erazo
    Posted at 08:26h, 04 September Reply

    OMG Christine, that is amazing news! I’m so sorry to hear about what happened to you last year, I unfortunately know that sadness all too well. But now you’re having another baby! I’m very excited for you guys!

  • Vanessa@decor happy
    Posted at 08:27h, 04 September Reply

    Congrats again – so happy for all of you! The nursery is going to be amazing!

  • Liz {Sequins And Stripes}
    Posted at 08:28h, 04 September Reply

    CONGRATS!! So thrilled for you! xoxo

  • Nataliya
    Posted at 08:29h, 04 September Reply

    congratulations! we’re recently miscarried and I absolutely agree that the naivette of the process is dead and gone. But I’m really happy to hear your news and look forward to posts about the nursary.

  • Tiffany @ Savor Home
    Posted at 08:31h, 04 September Reply

    Fabulous news!! So happy for you. Glad things are looking up and I can’t wait to see the nursery!

  • Hollis
    Posted at 08:33h, 04 September Reply

    We are so happy for you!

  • Brandi@ Flights of Whimsy
    Posted at 08:39h, 04 September Reply

    Congratulations! Your house won’t be feeling empty for long now! I am very excited about following the nursery decorating plans as well. Glad you’re feeling better. I found out recently I’m finally going to be an aunt and I am very excited about that!

  • Sarah Gunn
    Posted at 08:41h, 04 September Reply

    So VERY happy for you! xo

  • Kerry Steele- Design du Monde
    Posted at 08:41h, 04 September Reply


  • Sadie + Stella
    Posted at 08:45h, 04 September Reply

    Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Congrats pretty mama!! Another ginger in your future? Us gingers have to stick together!

  • Lindsey
    Posted at 08:46h, 04 September Reply

    XoxoxoxoxooxooxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxCongrats to both you and hubs on the baby (again) AND double congrats to hubs on the new job – I know it has been stressful!

  • kalynor
    Posted at 08:48h, 04 September Reply

    Great news, congratulations!! My third child also began as a pair of twins and we lost one of them at 2 months, had to stay bedridden for 4 !! Again congrats :)….

  • A Delightful Design
    Posted at 08:49h, 04 September Reply

    Christine! What an emotional roller coaster. I already had tears in my eyes when I was reading about your daughter missing her big sister, but by the end I was ready to burst! My boys are five years apart and i’m already dreading the day my big kid goes to college. I’ve experienced that loss ( at 11 weeks) and I’m terribly sorry you have had to endure that experience. But I am SO THRILLED for you! And a new job for the hubby is just so freaking fantastic. Blessings to you and your family. This is going to be a great year. xo

  • Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home
    Posted at 08:52h, 04 September Reply

    WHOAAAAAAAAAAA CONGRATS CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s AWESOME! And PS – Tasha is SO incredibly beautiful. You must be so proud.

  • BTLover2
    Posted at 08:54h, 04 September Reply

    Congrats!!! What wonderful news, Christine! Just couldn’t be happier for you knowing all the sadness you’ve had to deal with the past few months. I’ve been wondering where you’ve been and this explains everything!!! XOXO!

  • Apollina
    Posted at 08:55h, 04 September Reply

    Oh congratulations!! How wonderful, I am so happy for you and your family. It’s beautiful that after such sadness joy unspeakable can still come. Cheers to the wonderful 2nd trimester!

  • Designwali
    Posted at 08:56h, 04 September Reply

    Congratulations!!! What fantastic news and glad to hear that you are feeling better.

  • Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    Posted at 09:04h, 04 September Reply

    So excited for you Christine πŸ™‚ You deserve the world! Great post, lots of goodies today!!!

  • Elizabeth / Stone Textile
    Posted at 09:31h, 04 September Reply

    Wow, congratulations!! So happy for you and your family!

  • Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic]
    Posted at 09:33h, 04 September Reply

    I’m so very happy for you, Christine! I can’t wait to follow along in the process and see the beautiful nursery boards you create. πŸ™‚

  • Sketch42
    Posted at 09:34h, 04 September Reply

    Congrats!!!!! So happy for you! Really sending you virtual hugs!

  • Emily Curfew
    Posted at 09:39h, 04 September Reply

    Congratulations Christine! What wonderful news.

  • mhegan kate
    Posted at 09:51h, 04 September Reply

    congratulations! That’s a wonderful news. You have a daughter moving for college but still you’ve got a blessing. Ain’t that a miracle?
    Perth property

  • ashley nicole catherine
    Posted at 09:59h, 04 September Reply

    oh christine, this post warms my heart. i am so happy for you!!! congrats on the one on the way and to your hubby’s new job!! xoxox

  • Lisa
    Posted at 10:01h, 04 September Reply

    Hippity-hip Hooray!!!!! Congrats Christine, this is incredible news. So glad to hear you are feeling better. And SOOOO excited for you!! (Big congrats to the hubs as well – he must be so relieved.) xo

  • Andrea
    Posted at 10:07h, 04 September Reply

    WOW! Congrats! So incredibly exciting! I understand being nervous after the miscarriage (I was too, when pregnant with Madelyn). Glad you’re starting to feel more yourself-this past pregnancy was a bit of a doozy for me, and it wasn’t until around 22 wks that I felt more normal. I am so happy for you, Christine, but may need to give you a bit of a spanking for holding out on me with the big news!

  • Tobe | Because It's Awesome
    Posted at 10:09h, 04 September Reply

    awww. congrats, sweet christine! so excited for you guys!

  • Trissta
    Posted at 10:19h, 04 September Reply

    WOHOO! Congrats on everything turning around and the baby! πŸ™‚ You’re the best mom ever and that little red head (i hope!) is going to be so spoiled and loved!

    Much Love,

  • Holly Phillips @ The English Room
    Posted at 10:47h, 04 September Reply

    Congrats to you and your family. That is such wonderful news! Cannot wait to see the nursery designs …

  • Hannah
    Posted at 10:54h, 04 September Reply

    Congrats!!!! Wonderful news πŸ™‚

  • Leigh Viner
    Posted at 10:58h, 04 September Reply

    Oh congrats love!!! So happy for you guys xoxo cyber hugs!

  • Sharon@house58blog.com
    Posted at 11:31h, 04 September Reply

    Very best wishes to you and yours. What joyful news! Love pregger bellies!

  • Maggie Rose
    Posted at 11:52h, 04 September Reply

    Congratulations!! And your first set of photos had my on memory lane – when THIS little redhead took her big sister (10 year difference) to college back in 1993!

  • Erin | Holtwood Hipster
    Posted at 11:58h, 04 September Reply

    Just so, so happy for you and the fam! Sincerely… Lots of transition going on, but it’s all so very good! Best to you Christine!

  • Amber B (Simple Dwellings)
    Posted at 12:42h, 04 September Reply

    Wow- congratulations! Such an exciting time for you. Get lots of rest- we will always be here for you!! πŸ™‚

  • Sarah @ Just The Bees Knees
    Posted at 14:25h, 04 September Reply

    Congratulations!! Wishing you all the best and a happy healthy pregnancy πŸ™‚

  • Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    Posted at 14:27h, 04 September Reply

    Congratulations lovely! So very happy for you, the hubs, and the kids. xoxo.

  • my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you
    Posted at 14:53h, 04 September Reply

    babbbbyyyyy!!!!! that’s awesome christine! congrats to you and your family.


  • lisaroyhandbags
    Posted at 15:05h, 04 September Reply

    So exciting! Congrats!

  • Nuha
    Posted at 15:36h, 04 September Reply

    aghhh how exciting!! congrats christine – you deserve the best! i can’t wait to see your cute little red headed edition!

  • Jordana @ White Cabana
    Posted at 17:22h, 04 September Reply

    Congrats Christine and Hubby too!

  • Jamie is Here
    Posted at 17:36h, 04 September Reply

    Congratulations to you and your family!! I’ve been a huge fan of your blog for some time, and am so happy to hear this great news. Amazing!

  • littleblacksweats
    Posted at 17:39h, 04 September Reply

    Congratulations to you and your family, and am so happy to hear that hubby got a job! I gotta say, I was a little panicked when you said you were preggers. πŸ˜‰
    Great news all around!!

  • Pam @ Cherish Toronto
    Posted at 18:28h, 04 September Reply

    Congratulations on the baby news, Christine!!! Although it sounds as though the journey has been difficult, I hope that the path your family is on will bring you much deserved joy!!

  • Tim
    Posted at 18:59h, 04 September Reply

    congrats C!! Sorry to hear about the baby situation last year and yes, it is actually rather common too during the early stage. A couple of my friends had gone through the process … Big hug to you … retroactively speaking.

    Your nursery is looking fab. .. it’s serene and calm… perfect for the little one!


  • Tim
    Posted at 19:00h, 04 September Reply

    congrats C!! Sorry to hear about the baby situation last year and yes, it is actually rather common too during the early stage. A couple of my friends had gone through the process … Big hug to you … retroactively speaking.

    Your nursery is looking fab. .. it’s serene and calm… perfect for the little one!


  • Linda W in Waterloo
    Posted at 19:42h, 04 September Reply

    Congratulations on all the good news, especially in light of everything you’ve been through. Wishing you and your family the very best and all good things as you look ahead with anticipation to better and brighter days ahead!

  • Danika Herrick
    Posted at 19:49h, 04 September Reply

    Oh this made my day to read this! So happy for you and your family, what great news!

  • Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File
    Posted at 19:59h, 04 September Reply

    Congrats to you and your family! That is so exciting!!! What a roller coaster you’ve been on lately… I can’t even imagine. So happy to hear your good news today!

  • Irene
    Posted at 20:17h, 04 September Reply

    OMGoodness this is INCREDIBLE news!!! You’ve been on my mind with your hubby’s job situation :(, and i’ve been bad about keeping up from summer’s end into school now beginning… OH HAPPY DAY!!! So thrilled for u! Keep us posted! I’m just updating my daughter’s room, very similar colors, had for her as a tot, now almost 12.. very fancy little girl rooms are SO delightful!

  • {Hi Sugarplum!}
    Posted at 20:52h, 04 September Reply

    This is so exciting and amazing!!! Congrats sweet mama…and I hope you’re feeling better soon!!! xoxoxo

  • InteriorGroupie
    Posted at 21:02h, 04 September Reply

    COngratulations!! New job + baby + healthy + happy = good times all around. Keep feeling good xo

  • Rachel {little bits of lovely}
    Posted at 21:24h, 04 September Reply

    How exciting Christine! Many congrats to you + your family. Much love xx

  • Natalie
    Posted at 22:18h, 04 September Reply

    Such a packed post that I could say so much about but CONGRATULATIONS! So so excited for your sweet, growing family!

  • The Zhush
    Posted at 23:03h, 04 September Reply

    HOLY MOLY that is the best news! Congrats! I know all about morning sickness and sadly miscarriages too,:( but happily I have my three kids now, makes you extra grateful:) Can’t wait to read and keep up with your newest adventures!!!

  • Sarah
    Posted at 23:36h, 04 September Reply

    Congratulations Christine on another baby on the way, your eldest baby leaving for university and your hubby getting a job. So much going on, what an exciting time for you and your family.

  • Kerry
    Posted at 01:09h, 05 September Reply

    CHRISTINE! THIS IS INCREDIBLE NEWS! I am so incredibly happy and excited for you! A baby and hubby with a new job too! Ooooh, I knew that only good was coming your way! So happy for you! Can’t wait to see project nursery begin! πŸ™‚

  • Debby Steele
    Posted at 07:32h, 05 September Reply

    First of all CONGRATULATIONS!!! So glad you are starting to feel better final.

    I am very very saddened to hear that you previously suffered a miscarriage. I can’t even begin to imagine what that must have been like for you.

    Your older daughter’s face in the photo of her hugging her younger sister is very moving.

    So many exciting changes for all of you!! xo

  • How2home
    Posted at 14:50h, 05 September Reply

    What a fabulous news!!! Congrats Christine and family!!! This is going to be so exciting πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see what you’ll do with the nursery πŸ™‚ EXCITING!!!

  • Natural Beauty
    Posted at 17:24h, 05 September Reply

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  • Sarah Roads
    Posted at 20:20h, 05 September Reply

    How fantastic is that news!! Congratulations Christine! Cant wait to follow your journey! xo

  • Kecia
    Posted at 05:50h, 06 September Reply

    Congratulations! Some very happy news indeed. πŸ™‚



  • Danielle Oakey Interiors
    Posted at 10:31h, 06 September Reply

    So so happy for you! I was just thinking of you the other day hoping things were going well. So glad to hear you are doing well! I find out the gender next week, then the planning will begin!

  • Beth of designPOST Interiors
    Posted at 10:48h, 06 September Reply

    Congrats! I can totally relate to the roller coaster…I went through two miscarriages and ended up losing both fallopian tubes. I wanted to crawl in a hole but we did IVF and now a baby girl on the way who will join my two boys. Makes you appreciate the miracle of getting pregnant even more! I can’t wait to see what you whip up for the nursery!

  • Lindsay@domicile{blog}
    Posted at 13:49h, 06 September Reply

    Sorry I’m late to the party.
    CONGRATS to you and family on the baby news! A new baby makes everything more exciting. Looking forward to nursery boards.

  • Lissa Pierce
    Posted at 07:48h, 07 September Reply

    Congrats! So happy to hear all the good news. College, job, BABY! Glad to hear everything worked out for the positive in the end πŸ™‚

  • the Queen City Style
    Posted at 14:04h, 07 September Reply

    Christine, I LOVE ALL of this post!!! So glad to hear of some good… make that wonderful news your way for you and your family and your husband! On another note, I just returned from LuckyFABB in NYC and met the precious Mackenzie and asked her if she got to meet you recently at another conference. She did and I told her how jealous I was and how much I adore you. The first thing out of her mouth was how drop dead gorgeous you are. πŸ™‚ You are beautiful inside and out my dear! So happy for you πŸ™‚ Whitley

  • GB
    Posted at 19:25h, 07 September Reply

    Christine, Congratulations!!! That is great news (both the baby and the job), so happy for you and your family.

  • Marianne
    Posted at 17:15h, 13 September Reply

    Oh, my goodness… I am so excited for you and your family! Congratulations!!!

  • Naomi@DesignManifest
    Posted at 16:06h, 27 September Reply

    GAH SO BEHIND! Soo very happy for you my friend. Such glorious news. Fingers and toes crossed for a healthy easy pregnancy,


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