passing the time…

I feel like it is Christmas Eve. I have the biggest surprise/gift/blessing of my life coming right around the corner and I am so full of nervous excitement that I don’t know what to do with myself. As I was driving home from Target today it just hit me like a ton of bricks…the tears started flowin’ and I wanted to start jumping up & down. (Don’t worry, I didn’t) My life is going to change FOREVER this week. Like FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE THINGS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. And I am so beyond blissful & emotional that I cannot handle myself. I blame the hormones.

So, since I have cleaned, dusted, disinfected and vacuumed my house every single day for the last 5 days in nervous anticipation, I decided I needed to get a little more creative at passing the time. Oh, my husband is going to be happy about this one(riiiiight)…only because it involves the AMEX and, well, he isn’t much too thrilled about anything involving the AMEX. Just because I am a pro at using it. :D

I am so inspired by the talent on Etsy & I try to support is as often as I can. I adore handmade & one-of-a-kind items and so I have set out on the hunt for the perfect baby mobile…just to pass the time. I realized I haven’t provided my final little girl’s room plan (mostly because I don’t think I am having a girl) but if I have the time tomorrow, I will post that too. For now, mobiles…

Here is my current little boy fave made by Gifts Define (find it HERE):


I also thought of getting finger puppets, stuffing & sewing them closed & making my own using these by DaisyDaydreams (find them HERE):


or these by Cheryl Smith (find them HERE):


If it is a girl, I would pick a mixture of the black, white, grey, green & pink animals from (above & below) again by Cheryl Smith (find them HERE) and make my own frame, complete with (of course) some very girly elements like magenta buttons & bows:




Okay, so that passed about an hour…guess I better start getting more creative, huh?!?

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.