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.
Somehow Lucy is nine months old (madness!) and she has really settled in and found her favorite toys to play with. We have SO many toys, but at the end of the day she is content playing with these same things over and ooooovvverrrr again. I linked Lucy’s favorite baby toys below for you to check out! Oh, and one thing I didn’t link that is Lucy’s favorite toy of them all- our TV remote. I need to get something done? Hand her the remote. Toy remotes do not count, they CAN tell the difference.
We are slowly but surely making progress on our house, and by we….I mean mostly Shane. He’s been going over almost every night after work to get the drywall and plaster out of the entire house. He is a workhorse, and I love it. Now that I am seeing progress being made, I am in the early stages of going room by room and deciding on fixtures and the style we are going for. First stop- master bath! I thought I would share a few pictures of the current state of our master bathroom to jog your memory, along with some inspiration that I am loving right now!
This space is a good size, and it does really have potential. It just needs some serious redesign and TLC. The space it does have, is not utilized at all….So we are going to work on changing that! I have been pinning inspiration like crazy (follow me here), and I know that I want it to me light + bright with maybe a splash of color? Or wood? Or neither? For now, here is some inspiration to get me started….but there is one thing I do know: Apparently I like round mirrors;)
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My Dress- Similar HERE | Wedges | Lucy’s Dress- Similar HERE | Bow | Sandals
Easter has always been one of my favorite days, and celebrating it with our own little bunny this year is extra sweet. We had a full weekend with family in town, we started demo inside #littleoleblue, and even had our first fire of the season with Shane’s parents. It was one long, but wonderful weekend. I will share a home update later this week, but for now- here are the few pictures I have from our weekend! I have managed to fill up every single memory card I own with photos, and God forbid I ever delete anything (#hoarder), so until my new card comes in the mail….iPhone it is! I hope you had the most blessed Easter weekend, thank you for following along. XO. READ MORE »
In college, I lived in a tanning bed. Seriously, I liiiived for a good tan. A few years ago though, I realized not only that I was developing wrinkles (are you kidding me?!), but that it was a seriously dangerous habit to have. I was spending $50 dollars on a tanning membership every month and I was OVER IT. I quit cold turkey, and promised myself that I would start taking better care of my skin. That is when I started using sunless tanner, and I haven’t gone back since!
I’ve tried almost every sunless tanning product under the sun, and I have definitely nailed down a favorite. My tried and true, ride or die product is the Loving Tan Deluxe Bronzing Mousse. Depending on the time of year, I go back and forth between dark and ultra dark, but ohhhh man I LOVE THIS STUFF. It is the perfect olive color, and it looks so natural every single time I use it. I have people emailing me questions about my tan almost every week, so I figured I would share all of the details, and explain how to give yourself the best sunless tan (and make it last!)
Well, we bought a fixer upper! ….& it’s right next door to my parents! I never thought either of those things would come out of my mouth, but we have quickly learned to never say never;) In the week since we closed, it has already been such a blessing being next to my parents. They have helped so much with yard work (we come over everyday and more is done), my dad comes over to answer any questions about the house, and Lucy has a built in babysitter….It’s the BEST. READ MORE »
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It seems like everyone I know is pregnant at the moment, and it brings me right back to those long days preparing for our sweet girl to make her way into the world. I loved every aspect of nesting, but my favorite thing I did to pass the time was putting together Lucy’s nursery. If I could only spend time in one room 24/7, it would be her nursery. No contest. I have put so much love into her room, and I am so happy that she loves spending time in it just as much as I do! There are a few things that we just could not do without, so I wanted to share our 5 must have items for the nursery!
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One of the greatest things about memories, is making them. Our Jamaican honeymoon was one of the best memories Shane and I have ever made together, and I will cherish those days on the beach for a lifetime. If there is one thing I remember from that trip, it’s all of the different scents. The coconut, the salty breeze, the pizza I ate every single day of the trip; I loved it, I loved it all! The NEW Atmosphere Collection™ Fine Home Fragrance by Glade® in the scent N°3 Free™, Coconut Beach Woods, is our honeymoon wrapped up into one perfect PlugIn®.
Since our honeymoon on the beaches of Montego Bay is one of our favorite things to remember, I like to incorporate it into our bedroom with the New N°3 Free™ Coconut and Beach Woods Glade® PlugIns® Scented Oil Warmer. It complements the calm atmosphere in our room, and it instantly takes me back to those peaceful mornings drinking my coconut coffee in the sand.READ MORE »
Ohhhh, childbirth. The most painful, yet the most wonderful thing you will ever experience in your life. I spent months researching everything I possibly could about having a baby, but I never really had anyone tell me the extent of what you go through after the baby actually makes their way into the world. Well, wonder no more ladies- here are 7 things no one told me about having a baby.