The Friday Jot List

Happy Friday, friends! Let's dive right in to what's on my mind at the end of this week.

1. Gold or silver? Hello? Anyone out there? You guys are usually so opinionated when I ask for your two cents but I didn't get a lot of feedback on my gold versus silver lamp makeover dilemma that I shared earlier this week. I totally value your awesome opinions, so let me know what you think!

I guess I should probably explain my overall vision for the nightstand area to guide your thoughts. I originally planned to paint the nightstands a deep navy blue (I actually bought Benjamin Moore's Hidden Sapphire after seeing it on here on Danielle's blog) but now I think I'm more inspired by a grey stain. Maybe something like the Minwax Weathered Oak stain?

I feel like the stain will give me more diversity with the nightstands down the road more than the dark blue paint. But who knows. Maybe give me your thoughts on gold versus silver lamp bases with either the navy blue painted nightstands or the stained nightstands? Yes, that's perfect for the indecisive one in me : )

2. Around the web. I've posted a few fun articles on other blogs I write for around the Internet this week. I'd love it if you'd check them out!
on Houzz:

on ForRent:
on BabyCenter:
For any of you mommas to two or more youngins (or if you know any mommas to multiple youngins!), you'll love my BabyCenter article this week. Ooh and as a fun little bonus, there are a few never before seen photos of Little Lady June's nursery in the BabyCenter post! Be sure and check it out.

3. Tuesdays at Ten June. I'm already gearing up for next week's feature post. Send me your projects, photos, before/afters, kid-friendly posts, recipes and more and I'll feature you next Tuesday! As always, you can email me at with the subject line "Tuesdays at Ten June" or you can tag your photos (don't forget to include your blog link, if you'd like!) on Instagram with #tuesdaysattenjune (and tag me @tenjuneblog too!). Can't wait to see what you're working with.

4. Baby watch 2014. For those of you who are wondering if Little Lady June has made an appearance yet, the answer is no! I can't even believe that it looks like I'll be seeing my due date on Sunday (March 2nd). I went into labor with HDawg at 38 weeks, 3 days, so this waiting game is definitely a change of pace for us!

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that we did make another trip to the hospital yesterday. Unlike the first two visits during this pregnancy where my doctors thought I was in labor (and it ended up only being false labor, of course), our visit yesterday was due to a little accident. H was riding on one of his toys and fell backwards off of it. To avoid watching the back of his head smash into the hardwood floors, I dove (like an idiot) to catch him. Oops. Momma's instincts. I ended up turning and catching most of my weight on my elbow and knee but the handlebar of his toy bruised the top of my belly. After extensive testing, we learned all is perfectly healthy with Little Lady. Thank God! She's just a little too comfortable in momma's belly ;)

With that said, I'm off to eat something spicy, take a long walk, get a pedicure and do all of the other fun old wives tales that people have recommended to me, ha! Have a great weekend!


  1. I'm still sticking to my original comment... I LOVE the stained nightstand idea and then paint the lamp navy!

    Glad you are ok!! Goodness that's scary. I was a teacher when I was pregnant with my first and during a fire drill I took the handle of a door (I was walking backwards/sideways to watch my class) to the side of my belly. It was bruised and hurt SO BAD.

  2. That's definitely a good idea! Then I'd get a little bit of navy with the versatility of the stained nightstand. Love the idea!

    And yes, I'm bruised and sore but thankfully ok!! Us big bellied mommas gotta be careful : )

  3. I LOVE the idea of navy and gold! I'm not sure how the yellow fabric will mesh with the gold though..Silver would look nice with the navy bedside tables and the yellow fabric. Maybe paint the bedside tables first and then decide on the lamp color. Because, ya know, what else would you want to do at 40 weeks prego? ; )

  4. I still vote gold! It will be great with the trim you just added!

    Glad that everything is ok with LLJ! Fingers crossed she comes soon!

  5. Hi! Glad you are okay! When LLJ arrives, the dilemma will be deciding who to catch when both are up to mischief!

    I've used the Minwax Weathered Oak - it is fantastic! I'd think about using a wood conditioner before though so it doesn't look streaky. The grey is beautiful and definitely dark. Have you thought about doing some sort of rubble or crackle finish on the lamps? I was thinking that with the trim, it would look nice to have a nod to the yellow, but keep a slight silvery sheen to it as well so it blends with the stained night tables.... sort of like the color of these frames from West Elm:||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-#viewLargerHeroOverlay

    Also, it would be a good excuse to go to West Elm and do some shopping-while-waiting-for-baby!!

    Good luck and hope you have a smooth delivery!


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