The Living Situation: Freddy’s Hot Rod Nursery

frddys nurseryI have always loved vintage cars. I could only pick out a handful of the popular ones that everyone knew, but I have always found them beautiful and I just love watching them drive by. An homage to a time I never knew, they exude style with beautiful lines and curves. The drivers know how much you like their cars, and more often than not, they are the ones who put all the blood, sweat and tears into it. A labor of love.

This love I had worked out really well when I met Sam because he and his dad have been working on vintage cars and trucks since Sam was a little tyke. And he plans on doing the same with Freddy. That’s why we thought it would be perfect to give his nursery a vintage hot rod theme. It will be eclectic of course, because I don’t know how to do it any other way, but that will be the major theme. Here are a few adorable things I’ve found for his room so far:

Photo Credit: Target / eBay

Photo Credit: Target / eBay

First Trike Crib Set from Target – It’s no longer available at Target but I found it new on eBay. I’m trying to find some more nursery bedding kits that aren’t through big box stores but are affordable, so if you know of any, please let me know!

Hot Rod Vintage Car Pillow / Photo Credit: Brandi Fitzgerald

Hot Rod Vintage Car Pillow / Photo Credit: Brandi Fitzgerald

I love this adorable pillow from Brandi Fitzgerald Fusion Arts and Photography!

Vintage Wall Decal Sticker / Photo Credit: Sticker Brand

Vintage Wall Decal Sticker / Photo Credit: Sticker Brand

You can choose from several color options for this vintage truck decal from Sticker Brand!

Photo courtesy of Rhinestone Armadillo

Photo courtesy of Rhinestone Armadillo

Sam already bought a carriage like this from a swap meet a lonnng time ago. It needs to be cleaned up before it graces the internet, though. We’ve decided we’re going to clean it up and get a bassinet mattress and blankets for the little dude so he can sleep in style.

Vintage pedal car

Vintage pedal car

We already have a vintage car for him, but I just fell in love with this pedal car when I saw it! I’m definitely going to be on the hunt for one, and he will just have a room filled with old cars.

What’s your take on decorating your living situation? Do you go vintage, new or a mix of both? Share in the comments and connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google + and Pinterest!

Momma’s garden project: week 3

Now that the garden has been successfully relocated to the backyard, the “ghetto” doesn’t really fit anymore. So for now I will call it my garden project. My dad made two garden beds and installed a drip system for watering the plants. We moved the majority of the plants to the beds and left most of the herbs in the planters.

DSC06148I have a bed dedicated to tomatoes, and two tomato plants still in planters. I’m waiting for a variety of tomatoes to fill up the tomato bed. In the other bed, I have lettuce, spinach, five different hot peppers, banana peppers and broccoli. Outside of that bed, I planted cilantro and onion. I need to move the onion so that they are all planted separately and will have room to grow. In the other planters, I have parsley, thyme and rosemary. Then, I have a planter for mint and a planter for basil.

NeDSC06160xt, I’m going to build a garden bed for Cecilia out of the fencing wood we have in the backyard so I can keep all the vegetables I’m growing for her in that bed. I need to get some cucumber and asparagus to grow and I still need to plant the potatoes. Finally, I need to plant some pumpkin. I could use the heck out of some pumpkin.

Now, I’m looking into starting a compost.

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All pictures were taken by Patricia Branham