Celebrating Blake’s 1st birthday has been something that we have been planning and looking forward to for a while! Here is some of the decor that we used for our western themed party.  Links for the party details can be found at the bottom of the post.  Derek made the chicken wire frames with some spare wood and Minwax Jacobean stain.  We used them to display the monthly photos that we took of Blake.  We gave cowboy/cowgirl hats out to the… Read more »

Celebrating the Christmas season with our son this year has been a blast.  We were so excited to have our first holiday photo session with Patricia-Marie Photography.  I can always count on her to capture some of the most memorable moments of our life.  She has been taking beautiful photos for us since Blake was in utero!   A little bit of background…we took these photos in the very beginning of November on a gorgeous FALL day.  I wanted to… Read more »

Last month we had a beautiful baptism for our little guy.  I thought I would share some of the personal touches and projects that made the day extra special.     These are the centerpieces that I made for the tables along with the favors that we gave out.  

About a year ago we started out with an inspiration board and a lackluster space…   Our finished product today is…   The paint color is Alpaca by Sherwin Williams.  The crib, bedding, and light fixture are from RH baby&child. We found the dresser and end table in an antique store for $75 and I refinished them with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in cream. These signs were a custom order from Vinyl Crafts on Etsy. The mirror is from Homegoods…. Read more »

On January 25th my mom gave us a beautiful baby shower.  It was a quiet snowy day and everything was perfect.  The idea of being 30 pounds heavier and caught off-guard didn’t exactly thrill me so it wasn’t a surprise.  My family and I made the decorations and decorating the venue together was of course one of my favorite parts! Here are some of the photos from that day.

Soooo I took a 7 month hiatus (probably closer to 8) from blogging. There is a good chance that I am the only one that noticed this but that’s okay! There is something about blogging that makes me feel good and I am so happy to be back in the swing of things. Having my son has been the best and most life changing experience. So let’s get caught up on things…   My next couple of posts will consist… Read more »

We all need a few staples in our closet that can be worn all year and can be mixed and matched with blazers, sweaters, scarves, etc.  Here are two items that meet the above criteria but also can be worn before and during pregnancy!   Bandage Dress from Tees by Tina Here I am wearing it in emerald at six months pregnant. There are so many different variations of this dress (color, length, pattern) but they are all made with… Read more »

If you’re pregnant and still planning to put on a party dress for New Year’s Eve here are some ideas from ASOS Maternity that I love!  There are tons of dresses on their website so definitely check it out!

Registering for a baby shower is exciting and a little overwhelming at the same time.  A friend gave me this book and it was really useful when it came to deciding on items that we needed for our registry. We read through it and marked off the items that we decided on before going to the store.  The reviews are useful and really great for first time parents that have no clue what they’re doing!

It’s a boy!!!! We can’t wait to meet this little man in March! This was such a great day and it was really cool to celebrate it with our families.  Here are some details from our little celebration! The bow at the top was so that we wouldn’t have to use scissors when we wanted to open the box.  I felt like the scissors might ruin the photos and the bow was a nice touch! Another thing to consider if… Read more »