Freshly Painted

The guest bedroom walls are now sporting their very own shade of almost white/nearly gray. Porter’s “Silver Sword” to be exact.

Freshly Painted Guest Bedroom

Let’s step back. Back when I shared the plans for this room, the walls were carrying a sage-y green gray tone.

Wallace House

The color (Chatroom by Sherwin Williams) was not my fave but I was trying to talk myself into keeping the color. I haven’t been exactly jazzed about painting these days (not because of babies, but because I needed a break after the 2014 renovation marathon that was the old house). Anyways, y’all stepped in and said PAINT THOSE DAMN WALLS and that was the motivation I needed. I think I started that night. YOU WERE SO RIGHT.

So here we are. Everything is so much lighter and brighter. It feels good to put down the white paint cans and pick up something with even just a tiny bit of color. I could get used to this!

Freshly Painted Guest Bedroom

I have to admit, as much as I was dreading the project, I really do love the whole process of painting. I zone out, turn on some podcasts and paint away. I’m worried about fumes this time around so I had the Porter color mixed up in the Sherwin Williams ProMar200 line, which touts Zero VOCs.

I wish I could take a little bit of credit for the color chosen, but I found a full can in the basement. I’m all about free these days (and avoiding the color chip aisle) so luckily it all worked out. This is the same color as our living room.

I ordered the same Tuscan bamboo roller shades from Overstock (that’s an affiliate link… I earn a small commission) I used in the old house. I love that the tone is different from the floors. It keeps it from looking too matchy matchy. Plus I think this specific tone lends itself well to that whole eclectic boho vibe.

Freshly Painted Guest Bedroom

That mirror is hung too high but I’ll fix it when we move on to the next round: hanging curtains and painting the campaign dresser.

Freshly Painted Guest Bedroom

Our campaign dresser (which I still need to paint) will go in the spot that the tiny 3-drawer guy is currently. I found that little dresser in my landlord’s trash in college and I swear I will never get rid of it. It’s one of the only pieces of furniture that survived the basement hoard purge, multiple times over. It’s really not that grand… I dunno… I’m just attached to it for a reason I can’t understand.

Freshly Painted Guest Bedroom

Progress feels good! And happy Friday!

xo,
emily

Let’s Talk Babies

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Aaron and I announced on the interwebz over the weekend that we’re expecting twin boys! Crazy, right? I’m already six months along and in these past few months I’ve realized that people have lots of questions. LOTS! So for today, how about a little Q&A? (And for those of you totally not interested in my babies… that’s OK…we’ll be back to regular programming soon.)

When are you due?!

Early May. I’m 6 months today… it has all gone by so quick (minus the first trimester…. the first trimester dragggggged along).

How are you feeling?

I am doing really, really well. Uneventful really, which I am beyond thankful for every day. No nausea, no weird ailments. My biggest complaints are nerve pain at the top of my ribs (feels like I have a bad sunburn) and being uncomfortable trying to sleep on my side. I’m still painting walls and DIYing and all of the stuff I used to do… I’m just a little more slow and I take more breaks. Ask me again in a few more weeks and I’m sure my answer will be totally different.

When did you find out they were twins?

We found out at our first ultrasound appointment… around 10 weeks I think? We literally walked off the red-eye from our Seattle trip and to the doctor’s office. And yes, of course we were surprised! We sat there with terrified looks of disbelief on our faces. There was no celebrating… I don’t think Aaron and I even hugged. We just grabbed each other’s hands and looked at the doc, like WUT????

What fruit are they?

Cantaloupes!

Do twins run in your family?

On my mom’s side, but it never happened enough to be really significant, at least to us. It never even crossed our minds that twins could be possible. It’s 100% crazy to think about.

Do you know if they are fraternal or identical?

They are fraternal! Separate sacks, separate placentas, separate everythings. We could see that on the ultrasounds pretty early. It’s like having two siblings (that just share 50% of each other’s DNA) at the same time… if we are anything I’d say we are efficient.

Were you trying?

Yes! For about 5 months. It’s funny… I look back and remember us approaching it all with hesitation. It’s scary! We were so comfortable in our childless newlywed life in our little house but we knew we could be ready for the next step. I’m still waiting for “could be ready” to change into actually ready.

Was the new house because of the babies?

A new house was always in the back of our minds, well before the babies. I was bored and out of projects with the old house. It sort of felt like we were done with that space, even as much as I miss it now. The babies certainly accelerated the timing… obviously! Two babies in that house, along with us and two dogs would have been really hard. I was convinced it would work too… and it probably could have… but it’s so nice now to have a place we can really settle into and grow up in. Plus, PROJECTS!

So, when are you going to show us the nursery?

I have already been working on it for a few weeks, so very soon. I can’t wait to show you guys the progress. It’s such a different aesthetic than what I am used to. Lots of wood tones, textures, greys, army greens, oranges and blues. It has been so fun.

Why did you wait so long to announce on the blog?

I get this one a lot! And the total, honest truth is I have been mourning the fate of this blog a little bit. I didn’t want things to change just yet… I was holding on to my comfort zone of normalcy for as long as I could! It’s important to me to keep this blog going and focused on decor, but I know it’s going to be hard with two babies in the house. I can barely keep up with blogging projects now but it’s so rewarding and I get so much life and energy from doing it. I really want to try and keep it going, babies and all. And no, this will not become a mommy blog! Famous last words I am sure…

Do you have names picked out?

NO! Names are impossible!

 

So, that’s the story. Two babies—two boys!—ready to rock our lives in just a few months. Welcome aboard the crazy train. And THANK YOU to those of you who already congratulated us via Facebook and Instagram. It made for a very fun day and made it all very easy to talk about here.

xo,

emily

Mattress in a Box!

Before we begin, some of you saw our good news (babies!) on Facebook and Instagram last night. We are crazy thrilled and heck yes even a little freaked out. I’ll have a post about that soon!

We’ve been full steam ahead on the guest bedroom since we last chatted our plans. We started our work with perhaps the most crucial component of any room of all—we now have a bed!

Mattress in a Box!

While this room is meant for guests, we plan to do lots of napping in here. I also loved how some of you “vacation” in your guest room space, with coffee and NetFlix in bed. That sounds AMAZING! So yes, while this is a guest room it’s also meant to be our little at-home retreat. And that meant the bed had to be really good.

Let’s talk the mattress. I am so excited to be partnering with Sleep Innovations today. They are known for their high-quality mattress that expands right out of the box.

I’ve been a fan of theirs for a long time. I had my first experience with a Sleep Innovations mattress at a friend’s house—it. was. amazing. sleep. I’m a back sleeper, but I also toss and turn. This mattress can handle all of that. It kept me cool, it supported my back… it just made it so easy to get comfortable. Other awesome benefits: it comes in a super-convenient-to-handle box and it is relatively affordable! A queen can be anywhere from $450 – $650 depending on the model you choose.

Mattress in a Box!

So let’s talk about the whole “in a box” and expansion thing. How does it work? It’s super simple. We made a little video to show how this mattress comes to life. It started expanding as soon as we opened it. I expected it to launch out of the box at Mach speed, but it was nice and smooth. No one poked an eye out.

Mattress in a Box! from Go Haus Go on Vimeo.

And just in case you can’t watch the video, it really is as easy as sliding it out of the box and unfolding it…

Mattress in a Box!

… then cutting the plastic wrap away.

Mattress in a Box!

Our specific mattress is the Sleep Innovations 12-inch Gel Swirl Memory Foam Mattress.

It’s made up of three layers of foam, one for cradling comfort, one for airflow and one for support. This specific model has a super-comfy fabric top, just to add a little more lux to the experience. I plan to do an update after we’ve slept in it a few more times, but I can already tell you that the lack of “motion transfer” is a godsend. Aaron is very thankful, lemme tell ya.

Overall, we’re really loving this new little space.

Mattress in a Box!

That orange thing is one of Suge’s toys. Suge left Aaron alone long enough to take this picture.

Mattress in a Box!

Once the mattress was set up we added polka dot sheets (on super sale btw) and soon we’ll be adding the rest of the bedding. We’re also sporting a headboard now (another Bargains & Buyouts find) and after a near-miss with the box spring, we’ve got one of those too. It’s starting to look like a real room! I think we’re going to end up pretty close to our mood board plans, so it’s just a matter of getting it all together. Oh yea… and I have to paint! If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook you already know I’ve started that and will share soon.

Now excuse me while I go catch a little nap…

Mattress in a Box!

Thanks Sleep Innovations for working with me and making my nap dreams come true! Go check out their Amazon shop or even better, go participate in their queen mattress giveaway on Pinterest. To enter, like their post announcing their Pinterest launch on their Facebook page and then follow them on Pinterest. Bonus entry: Repin a Sleep Innovations pin to one of your own boards. You have until January 22!

xo,

emily

This post is sponsored by Sleep Innovations. Home of the high-quality memory foam mattress that comes in a box!