ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 1 | THE BIG SURPRISES!


Hello hello!!

Well we are bursting at the seams to share TWO BIG SURPRISES with you! It's that time of year again and since we had so much fun last time ... WE ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE AGAIN (if you missed it back in the spring here is the link to our reveal). I know, I know, the title of this blog post sort of gave surprise #1 away a bit! But nevertheless, we're excited to be getting creative with so many other participants again!

OK... now surprise #2 ... Our GENDER REVEAL! Cam and I had our 20 week ultrasound in August where we were able to find out the gender of our baby. The clinic has cards that they will fill out in case you want to find out the gender, but not necessarily at the clinic, so we opted for that option. The technician filled out whether we were having a boy or a girl on the card and sealed it in an envelope. I took that gender reveal card to a local floral shop, along with a giant cardboard box, and explained that I didn't know the gender and wondered if they could take a look at the card and put pink balloons for a girl or blue balloons for a boy into the giant box! They were lovely and went along with the surprise! So later that day, my son and I went to pick up the giant box and we brought it home to decorate it. When Cam got home from work, we ordered in supper, had cake, and then because I couldn't possibly wait any longer ... we opened the box!! What colour do you think the balloons were ... get your gender guesses in now!

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We're having a BOY!!!

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JUST KIDDING. Yup, you read that right... JUST KIDDING. So when we opened the box, blue balloons did come out! So Cam and I and the kids celebrated having our third baby boy for about an hour! Just as my heart began to settle down, Cam asked if I had actually seen the gender reveal card yet and I said that I hadn't looked at it yet so we went to look at it together. To our surprise, the gender card said, 'You are having a: GIRL!' And I pretty much had a heart attack!

My mind started racing with questions like how could this have happened? It seemed like these things only happen in the movies! But somehow, an error had been made at the floral shop and we were in fact having a GIRL!

We were obviously happy with whatever gender we're being given! We were happy to hear we were having a boy ... and we're thrilled about having a girl too! It was all a bit of a wild whirlwind though! haha.

So as you may have noticed, I am a bit of a planner! So now the fun part starts - I get to use the One Room Challenge as an opportunity to refresh our nursery for our little girl! There's actually a lot of changes happening in our house - we're refreshing the nursery, and Sullivan is moving into Bennett's room and we're building a new room for Bennett in our basement. So there's officially a lot on the go over here! We can't wait to share it all with you in the coming months!

Here are the before photos of the nursery:

So please stop in next week and we'll be talking design plan for the nursery! We'll be chatting wallpaper, pretty lights, rugs, decor accessories, and furniture refinishing as this project progresses! Oh the fun we'll have! Talk soon!

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CAM & CHANTEL

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