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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

BOY! We are excited to share that we will be welcoming another sweet boy to our family in September! 

I will be honest, I had a feeling this baby was a girl, (only based on the fact that the pregnancy has been much different than my first) but I was so excited to find out that Rowan was getting a little brother. I can already imagine all of the messes and fun they will make together. 

Thank you for all of the prayers and good wishes for this precious babe. 

Color Inspiration

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

We have been spoiled with some beautiful weather during these winter months. I have been longing to open all the windows, breathe in the fresh air, and pretend that spring is here to stay. I can't wait until our neighborhood awakens with green grass and flowers and leaves filling the trees. Luckily, we don't have to wait for spring to add some green to our lives. With the addition about to begin, I have had decor and home design on my mind a lot lately. Clean, crisp whites, fresh greens, and natural light give me all the heart eyes! 

Pantone recently announced their color of the year, Greenery, and I am a fan. I thought I would share some tips on how to incorporate the color into your space. Painting a room green may not be your thing, but there are lots of other ways to add a splash of the trending color. (Disclaimer: I am NOT a design expert...this is just how I would use the color in my space.)

Find a collection of little green accents: I love the idea of grouping a bunch of green books together. This can be a very inexpensive addition to your space. Go on a hunt at your local thrift store or yard sales to find old books with green covers. Even if you have no intention of reading them, they will make a creative statement. 

Find a fun piece of green furniture: Add a colorful couch to an otherwise neutral space. There are so many spaces that this would work brick anyone!? Don't know where to find a green couch? This one from IKEA is perfect! You could also find a cool green chair to pair with an existing leather couch, or to stick in the corner of a room to create a little reading nook. The options are endless! 

DIY some green furniture: Don't want to go out and spend a ton of money on a green furniture that you may get tired of after a year? That is totally understandable. Hit up your local thrift store to find a piece of furniture that could use some TLC. A couple coats of green paint will have you on trend with color of the year. And there is no shame in repainting it down the road if your tastes change! 

Paint a green accent wall: One quick and easy way to add a splash of color to any space is paint. However, instead of painting a whole room green, try a small area of the room. I love the example above, because the green is hidden and unexpected, but it adds so much personality to the space. 

I must have flowers always and always. - Claude Monet

The easiest (and probably my favorite) way to get some greenery in your life, is to invest in some plants. I love the look of fresh flowers on the counter or a cute succulent in the window. Plants always seem to add life to any space! 

These tips could really be used with any color that you wish to incorporate into your space. The key to a happy home is creating a space that you love and feel comfortable in. :) 

Oh Brother...or Sister

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Rowan has some exciting news to share...

We are going to be adding a baby brother or sister to our "goop skeezes" in September. 
Rowan loves a good group squeeze.

We are so excited to be adding to our family. I am sure Rowan is going to be the sweetest big brother, and I can't wait to watch our babes become the best of friends. 

Also, Row is nearly impossible to photograph...he kept getting distracted by baby goats and crunchy leaves.

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend! 

Home Sweet Home

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Our sweet little house has served us well for the last 5 years, but we are ready for a little bit of a change. Over the past few months our home has felt a bit more cramped. So....we are adding on! Not where you thought that was going? I am still a little surprised myself. We have long been dreaming of the day when we found a little place nestled in the country. However, with that dreaming, came a feeling that our home was just not...well, home. Instead, it felt more like a waiting place until we got to where we wanted to be. We are not quite ready to commit to our forever homestead, so we decided to turn our little house into something that we loved and weren't waiting and dreaming to leave. 

Once the decision was made, it seemed like the best plan we had ever thought of. We quickly drew up plans and have been dreaming of our new, doing a lot of adulty stuff that comes with it. I can't wait to share all of the fun details with you!

Grown Up Art

Sunday, February 05, 2017

When I was younger I loved DIY art. I would buy paint and canvases and make all sorts of "masterpieces" for my room. As I have grown up, my tastes have changed, and I have developed an appreciation for beautiful, well crafted art. It seems that I am especially drawn to watercolor prints, photography, and signs with beautiful words and calligraphy...and I love the mixture of canvases and frames. Below are just a few of the pieces that I am loving right now.

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The thought of a beautiful gallery wall filled with art, family pictures, and some fun decor is giving me all the heart eyes!

A Curious Boy to Celebrate

Monday, January 09, 2017

Our curious little man turned TWO a couple weeks ago, and we finally got to celebrate over the weekend. Rowan is obsessed with Curious George, and I had decided a few months ago that I wanted to somehow incorporate George into his birthday party. We decided to serve some of George's favorite treats. We had a banana split bar, donuts, a little cake for the birthday boy, and some banana shaped cookies for guests to take home. My mom made the birthday cake, and it turned out so wonderful! Rowan LOVED it!

I kept the decorations pretty simple, and I love how it turned out. I was so excited to find a bunch of awesome quotes about curiosity and make up prints to display on the cake table. Rowan is also in love with "ba-oooons" and we had plenty there! We had TONS of yellow balloons and clear balloons filled with yellow confetti...which the kids loved! They are fun to pop, but not as much fun to clean up! 

Rowan had the best time celebrating his birthday with so many of his family and friends, and he sure was tired afterwards! 

"Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures." - L. Drachman

Sending Christmas Cheer

Friday, December 23, 2016

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. -Luke 2:11-12

Tis the season for all things red, green, silver, and gold. Stores are packed with holiday shoppers, houses are decorated with garland and lights, and everyone is anticipating the parties and presents. It is easy to get caught up in the merriment of the holiday, but we have not forgotten the reason for Christmas. We have been playing with Rowan's nativity and reading some of our favorite Christmas books, including Song of the new personal favorite! And this year we added a sweet Christmas verse to the cards that we sent out.

Picking out Christmas cards is one of my favorite holiday activities. I love sending some Christmas cheer to those we love! It is usually quite the processes...finding (or taking) a picture of our family, scrolling through the numerous options on my favorite card sites, designing roughly 5,206 different cards and ending the decision with a family vote. This year, I knew I wanted to use the family photos we had taken in Oklahoma, and I quickly fell in love with a design from Tiny Prints. I love that I was able to incorporate so many of our pictures.

I love looking back at all of our Christmas cards through the years, and this one is sure to be one of my favorites!

Wishing you all a very, merry CHRISTmas!