Well well, what have we here?

Dang, it’s been so long since I’ve posted that Blogger went and completely changed the layout of the “new post” screen… I feel so disoriented… where am I? Who are you? And what’s with all this paint on the wall?

This is the upstairs spare room, a.k.a. snake-and-guitar room, a.k.a. random junk room, a.k.a…. nursery?!?! Yep, the rumors are true, I am officially parasitized.

But ain’t it cute? I mean, except in that top right pic, that is some straight-up alien sh!t right there.

Cletus The Fetus will be arriving (and most likely renamed) on or around January 22, 2013. We are going to find out the sex (hopefully in early September, if Cletus cooperates), but we are definitely forgoing the pink-or-blue color selection for the nursery. In fact, B ruled out the blues in the pic above (L to R: Crystal Blue, Tranquil Blue, and Icy Blue, all Benjamin Moore and all left over from our frenetic whole-house paint selections last year) on the grounds that JUST IN CASE Cletus is a boy, he can’t have a blue nursery, too gender-normative thankyouverymuch.

I love green in theory, but we have so much greeny-yellow (Summer Lime) going on everywhere else in the house that all of the greens looked a little clashy from the hallway. So call me crazy, but orange it is. I have a somewhat long-standing obsession with partiality to orange home decor, so this isn’t really that shocking. That said, I also don’t want a color that will glow in the dark (I hear getting babies to sleep at night is recommended if possible), and a couple of these were just too bright.

Nacho Cheese (L) (I REALLY REALLY WANTED TO BE ABLE TO SAY I PAINTED THE NURSERY “NACHO CHEESE”… SOB) and Sweet Orange (R). These colors do not look as psychadelic in real life as they do in this crappy cell-phone picture, but they were still pretty bright (and would probably be overwhelming in larger quantities).

These are the colors one shade lighter than each of the ones mentioned above – Yellow Haze (L) and Morning Sunshine (R). I think something in this ballpark will work better given the very tall expanse of wall we have going on in this room. They look pretty washed-out here (again, crappy cell phone photos, sorry, have been meaning to buy camera batteries for ~2 months) but in real life they are still bright and cheerful without being ker-azy.

I really thought Morning Sunshine would be the winner based on the paint chip (OK, and the name), but in person it’s a little banana-y, and I wanted creamsicle. If that makes sense. Humor me, I’m pregnant. So anyway, I think Yellow Haze is the one, despite having the least cool name

And so ends today’s poorly-illustrated tale of paint selections and knocked-up-edness, and proof that YES I still know how to type, it’s just so haaaaaard to fit in between eating pickles and taking naps.

Oh, plus I owe you all an update to the dining room table saga that you probably don’t recall from three months ago. And when I say “saga,” I mean that the current “table” is still a discarded door (complete with knob, for extra class) perched on two sawhorses. Because we’re fancy.


  1. Love the ultrasound pics!! Isn't that just so super fun, getting to see there's really a baby in there? πŸ™‚


  2. tell brandon those are about the girliest blues I can imagine, and they're beautiful. Also, have you considered purple accents with your orange? Think about it. Babies do well with high contrast, I hear.


  3. OMG congrats you two! I like the orange. Pinks and orange are one of my new favorite girl nursery color combos. And orange goes with many traditional boy colors like blues and greens.


  4. Thank you all so much for the messages! πŸ™‚

    Anne – totally fun! It made it so much more “real”… we couldn't believe how much s/he was moving around in there!!

    Jen – I knew you would approve, lol! xoxo

    Julie – I agree about the blues. The one on the far left is in our guest bathroom, and it's really pretty. The darker one in the middle is from the guest bedroom and entryway. I love both colors, but it'll be fun to try something new and different too.

    Jessica – thank you! I'm going to try to keep up with posting progress updates. In between naps. Haha.

    Seth – ummm, thanks for the suggestion… πŸ˜‰ I just realized I never returned your phone call. I'm a turd!! It was lovely to hear your voice. When are you guys going to be in OH again so we can rendezvous?

    Corey – that's totally the plan! Unless I get selfish with them and put them downstairs instead…

    Val & John – thanks guys! I hope you and your kiddos are doing well. I can't believe how big they are getting!

    Robin – thanks! I think the orange will be fun either way, and of course we can always repaint when s/he is bigger… although the thought of letting a small kid pick out paint colors is a little terrifying. πŸ˜‰ How are things with you?


  5. Yay! Congrats! My one bit of advice for you is really enjoy and use wisely your current autonomy. As awkward as it can be in the later stages of pregnancy, it is 10 times harder to accomplish things once the baby is born. But if you breast feed, there is plenty of time to catch up on reading and tv!


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