How were your weekends? If you saw from my snapchats (@kavanderploeg), ours was filled with SNOW. What the heck Michigan. Despite the weather being pretty nasty, we still had a good time. Friday night some friends from Chicago stayed with us, Saturday was designated to lots of spring cleaning, and Sunday I traveled to the other side of the state for a baby shower (and didn't even get picture in this dress because I had to layer my trusty blazer and North Face parka on top) in a mixture of rain/sleet/hail/snow- so that was fun.
But! The upside to the crappy weather was that we got quite a few things done around the house, along with some purchases I've been meaning to make for a while now.
The first being the one I am most excited about, a fiddle leaf fig! Not a real one because I have a terrible track record with keeping greenery alive and I want to put it in a corner in our living room that isn't going to get much sunlight. I did a ton of research online trying to find one that didn't look super fake and was reasonably priced, and this one fit the bill. Tons of great reviews and it's on sale right now! Should be here on Thursday and I'll report back after.
Another idea to add some green to your house: this set of watercolor paintings. I haven't ordered them (yet), but I'm obsessed. They would look awesome in a kitchen or dining room or heck, anywhere in your house. There are so many great finds out there on Etsy.
We painted our downstairs half bath a dark navy color last year and I've hated it since about then. After Amanda's post about her DIY striped bathroom, I got the drive to finally fix ours. I'm thinking something nice and light like this picture above. I'm a sucker for white, what can I say. Now to put my husband to work ;)
Last is something I need desperate help with: nursery curtains. Are blackout ones necessary? I don't know why I have such a hard time picking out drapery, but I do so please just tell me which ones I should buy ;) I'm thinking simple white and was leaning towards these from Pottery Barn Kids. They're just so expensive, worth the money? I don't know, probably but also don't know if I want to spend that much. I'd love to hear what you guys have used!