Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Friday, May 28, 2010

maternity photo shoot

Last Friday, Jake & I had a maternity photo shoot with our friend, Joy. She did an amazing job. She'll be taking our baby pictures too! Can't wait for the baby photo shoot.

"baby flaming"

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Window Treatment

We still have a few things left on our To Do list for Baby Flaming's room. I started the window treatment Monday night & finished it on Tuesday. Then today I sewed the crib skirt. We're almost ready!

All 64 pleats, pinned & pressed.

Sewing intensely.

About to add the ribbon.

Done & hung.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Belly Bowl Mold

For my baby shower, a friend of mine gave me a gift card to Rojo Pottery. Robin at Rojo Pottery does belly bowls. Tonight we went & had the belly mold done. Robin first takes a plaster of paris mold of your belly & then makes a pottery bowl out of the mold. I can't wait to see the finished product. My 34+ week belly bowl will be done in a couple of weeks.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


See my previous post for the before picture.

This week Jake took the rushing off of the seat & primed the rocker. Today he sanded & painted the rocker ivory.
I found fabric for the seat this week. Jake put a board & cross support on the seat and I covered it with foam padding.

Almost done with the seat.

The finished product. We're looking forward to many nights of rocking our baby.

Monday, May 10, 2010


I've been looking for a rocker for the baby's room. Today I found this at a junky antique store. It was marked $20, but I talked them down to $12. This is the before picture. We'll be sanding, priming, painting & redoing the seat. Stay tuned for the after picture.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Weekend in Charleston

Jake & I went to Charleston this weekend to visit Emily. Our Grandparents met us in Charleston on their way from FL to IA. We were also supposed to meet some friends from MN, who were in Charleston for a family wedding. Unfortunately, they ended up with food poisoning & had to cancel. So bummed we couldn't see them too.

Saturday morning we went to the Summerville Farmer's Market. Jake being funny. He put a watermelon in his shirt.

Jake & Grandpa playing Checker's on the ipod touch.

It was so great to see Grandpa & Grandma. We hadn't seen them since our wedding.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

the crib

Jake started painting the crib on Saturday & finished it on Sunday. I'm sure you're all surprised that I picked black, to paint the crib.
The crib with the lovely quilt Mom Flaming made for the baby. I found a bumper tonight at Once Upon A Child. I'm still looking for a crib skirt; I may end up sewing one. I still need to get crib sheets as well. . . I'd love to find the lime green for the sheets.
I've been working in the baby's room a lot recently. Doing lots of reorganizing of closets & the lockers. I'll post pictures once it's presentable.


Jake's Jeep sold tonight!
We've only had it on Craig's List since Saturday night, April 24. Praise Jesus!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

new wheels

We picked up another new set of wheels this week.
It was so cute, Jake put it together as soon as we got home. I didn't even have to ask him to assemble it. We're a little stoked!