Happy Thursday, friends! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done an outfit post on my blog, and I am so excited to be bringing them back! Today I am teaming up with UOIonline to bring you one of my new favorite summer outfits. UOI has so many cute and seriously affordable options, and I may be a liiiittle biased because I worked there for two years before I had Lucy….but I’m obsessed with them. I love everything Meg sent over to me, but these shoes, whoaaaa baby they are GOOD. They are the Mason Mules in taupe, and I’ve worn them probably ten times in the two weeks that I’ve had them. Not ashamed. I wore them for the first time to the Tim and Faith concert, (read about that here), and they did not hurt my feet once. We did so much walking and standing, and I didn’t even need bandaids. That ladies and gentleman, is madness. Oh, and they are only $31.50…sold! I think I need every color. Okay, enough rambling on about the shoes.READ MORE »
I hope you all had a wonderful kickoff to summer this weekend, I know we did! I lost track of my phone for most of the weekend and we just had fun! The way it should be;) Now that our weekend off is over though, it’s back to the grind on the house! There are some new changes happening, so I figured it was time for another house update.
This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
We were spoiled with amazing weather last weekend, but this week we haven’t been so lucky. It’s been a chilly and rainy mess in our neck of the woods, so Lucy and I have been spending our days at the house working on her walking skills and snuggling the day away. I never would have dreamed that I would be content cooped up in the house, but Lucy has completely flipped upside down everything I thought that I knew. These last ten months of being a mama have been no question, the best of my life. This baby changed everything, and I have zero complaints. Okay, well maybe I have complained a little about the sleep deprivation, but she has been *knock on wood* sleeping through the night, so I just decided to block it out of my mind;)
Big things are happening over at our house, and all of the walls will be out of the downstairs by the end of this week! My open concept dreams are coming true, and I am so anxious to see it come to life. We need to have a layout mapped out downstairs for the plumber and electrician, so I have been a pinning fool trying to figure out what is going to go down in our kitchen. Down below I shared some kitchen remodel inspiration, and I really wish I could have them all. Can I have three kitchens????
My first Mother’s Day has been so wonderful, I couldn’t ask for a better day! Shane let me sleep in (even though I woke up an hour before everyone else……typical me.) He wrote me the sweetest letter, booked me a massage for this week, and made us all breakfast. Pancakes are my love language. After Lucy’s morning nap we headed to church, Shane took a few pictures of us that I am obsessed with, and then we went to my mom’s for lunch. I even took a nap this afternoon! An uninterrupted nap! It was the perfect day with my little family.
The only way I can get anything done while Lucy is awake right now, is if I stick her in a laundry basket. I don’t know why, but she lights UP when I bring one upstairs. Kind of like me when I get a glimpse of turtle cheesecake. I can’t help but smile. Anywho. I put a blanket in the basket, make sure there is something soft underneath it, and the girl goes to town. She leans forward, tries to balance, and nose dives over, and over, and over again. Endless entertainment for Lucy, and time to put away laundry in peace for mom. She was being extra cute today while she was doing it, and it was cracking me the ef up. This is also the first glimpse of that itty bitty tooth popping through, and that is also extra cute. Good golly, I LOVE HER.
These are the days.
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WHEW, it has been a busy week. I had a garage sale this weekend, and I spent the entire week preparing for it. My house was in shambles while I was going through the piles and piles of crap we accumulated, and there were price stickers stuck to every surface, baby, and pet. It went really well though, and I am sooooo happy that is over. Garage sales are exhausting, and I had no stinkin’ idea! While I was working hard on that, Shane was d o m i n a t i n g over at #littleoleblue. Almost the whole house is gutted, and I can’t believe how much progress he has made this week.
We had a structural engineer come over this week to give us a second opinion on whether or not we were able to take out all the walls boxing in the kitchen without a beam, and I am happy to say…no beams necessary! We will be saving thousands on that, and I couldn’t be happier. The downstairs as is was so closed off and tiny, so taking out all the walls will make it a completely open floor plan and it’s going to transform the space! I shared photos of the progress made this week down below, now that we are actually getting somewhere…woohoo!
I always dreamed of having a baby girl of my own, and I am happy to report back that it is as wonderful as I thought it would be. I love dressing her. I love pulling her hair up into a tiny little sprout. I love painting her toes. It’s not all rainbows and sunshine, she kicks my butt plenty of days; but she is my sweet little angel girl and I cannot thank God enough for bringing her to us.READ MORE »
It has been a hot minute since I’ve shared the links I’m loving lately, so let’s do this.
1- I’m a liiiiittle embarrassed by how many times I have watched this video of Ludacris rapping the children’s book Llama Llama. Could this be the new genre of kids music? I wouldn’t be mad.
2- I started using Amazon Music this month and it is AWESOME. You can get a 30-day free trial right here, and it sucked me right in. I had been using Spotify Premium before Amazon Music, and it is probably 100,000x’s better. Yes, 100,000 times.
3- I made this Creamy Avocado & Spinach Pasta yesterday, and Lucy went HAM on it (see photo below.) I didn’t add the pecans or basil because I didn’t have any on hand, but it was tasty and I give it two thumbs up. Lucy devoured two tray fulls (because that is an accurate unit of measurement once you have kids) last night, and the leftovers today. Girl can eat.
4- Pinterest has been my obsession lately, and I am having so much fun pinning home ideas, birthday party ideas for Lucy, and quotes that make me want to run a marathon. Obviously not going to do that….ever…. but you can follow me here and maybe you can gain a little more motivation too;)
That’s all I’ve got. Happy almost Friday, be sure to whoop it up! XO.