Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Retracing our steps: living room edition
Jane @ urbanejane.5:30 AM 19 comments

If you remember my post from way back in the day from our previous house, I gave the low-down on some major facelifting we did before it became our first income property.

I had a bit of a *slap forehead* moment when I realized I forgot to give some before n' aft action for the living room (which is just a tad important in a home). So, here goes a bit of a late post on what our living room underwent while we stayed there!

Here's the hubby & I in the window of our first new home (where my rolled-up pants & curtains competed for shortest length!)

Monday, February 25, 2013

easy two-ingredient DIY lip gloss
Jane @ urbanejane.10:23 PM 19 comments

Who's the biggest blog-slacker? *fingers pointed at me*
sorry, folks, for disappearing for the past week... we've been enjoying our new little man & all of the craziness that comes with parenthood. Now, onto a crafty post (which is proving a nice retreat during these wild times!):

I'm not much of a lipstick wearer. In fact, I think I probably wore it less than 5 times so far (one being my wedding, and I think a couple of times when I tried a red lip, to which I had someone ask if I was trying to look like a geisha. uh, thanks).

Something I am addicted to, however, is lip gloss. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

custom photo magnets
Jane @ urbanejane.11:44 AM 9 comments

This is probably the easiest, and fool-proof craft there is... right beside cutting paper with scissors, and watching paint dry (well, I guess that's not considered a craft). I digress.

Monday, February 11, 2013

giving a plain storage ottoman new life.
Jane @ urbanejane.8:15 AM 54 comments

So, you know those pseudo-suede storage ottomans you see in Wal-mart, or other such fine establishments?

Well, we received one for a wedding gift (thank you, dear guest), and every time we tripped on it in our living room, it's served as a lovely reminder of our nuptials.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

stamped sugar cookies (and a virtual hug).
Jane @ urbanejane.8:33 PM 9 comments

I was going to be a good blogger and post this on Monday after taking a weekend break, but it just so happened I went into labour Monday morning and gave birth to our first spawn, Liam :)
Since then I've been trying to get use to running on 2 hours of sleep, having my body parts feel like they're going through the ringer (tmi?), and of course taking care of a new lil' human being...
I just have to thank you, amazing readers, for all of the lovely comments to come home to today, and to just be reminded of how wonderful community is, even though I've never met most of you. It meant the world to read them. :)
Well, before I get all teary (those hormones...), I'll stop, and go back to blogging about something that at this point just dims in comparison to the crazy amazing gift of life I've just received.
I'll post pics of the lil guy soon enough... now, sugar cookies. ;)

Friday, February 1, 2013

nursery love & life as of late (pt. 8).
Jane @ urbanejane.9:57 AM 2 comments

Happppy Friday everyone (and a happy February 1st as well!)

I just wanted to piggyback my life as of late post with a big WOWZA. You, reader, have been uber sweet and so so so encouraging about the nursery. Thank you so much for your kind comments, and for giving this soon-to-pop mama a warm n' fuzzy feeling all week long (much needed just thinking about the labour to come!)

There have been so many amazing blogs that have featured it, and you can check them out here. It's also gained a bit of love from these sites as well: (bringing a crazy flood of lovely visitors & readers such as yourself!)

The creative force behind Apartment Therapy had a lot of wonderful things to say about the project. Their site is an everyday read for me, and it was exciting to see a bit of lil' ol' me on their website! The article is here.