Thursday, November 13, 2014


Where did fall go?! It was snowing today! This weather is not really helping me fight my urge to decorate for Christmas. Luckily, I have been too busy to even think about decorating. I have been busy with fun photo sessions, preparing for baby, and spending much needed time with friends and family. I am sad to see the fall season come to an end, but there is so much to look forward kissing these little cheeks! 

For now, I am going to continue to enjoy what is left of autumn...and a couple slices of pumpkin pie! The leaves are beautiful, the weather is cold, and the blankets are cozy. Speaking of blankets, I found this cable knit throw at West Elm the other day, and instantly added it to my must have list. I can just imagine curling up with a baby, cup of hot chocolate, and this beautiful blanket! (AHHH! Curling up with a snuggles are in my near future!!!)

Another reason to love this time of the year...I got to stock up on my favorite Scentporotables from Bath and Body Works! Leaves is my absolute favorite, but I did grab a couple Christmas scents too. These would make great stocking stuffers! I just love it when my car smells all yummy.

I recently started looking for my next sewing project. If you follow me on Pinterest you may have noticed that I am kind of in love with the half triangle quilts! I can't wait to pick out fabric with my grandma and the girls! I am happy that I will be able to share the progress of this little project. This is the first quilt or blanket that hasn't been a secret gift! 

This is probably the most random post that I have ever written! (Sorry about that!)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

31 Weeks

Time is flying by so quickly! I cannot believe that we have less than 10 weeks to go. Our sweet baby boy will be in our arms before we know it. Dane and I feel more and more blessed everyday. It still amazes me that God chose us to raise and care for this little man! Every time I get to feel him kick and squirm my heart grows a little more in love. 


We have had the privilege of seeing our little guy through sonogram a lot. There have been some concerns that required a little more monitoring than normal, but both baby and I are perfectly healthy. Over the weekend we had a 3D sonogram and our families got to join us to see the little guy. Every time we see him I am just in awe, and it was wonderful to share that with our loved ones.

How Far Along: 31 weeks
Gender: boy
Sleep: I would love to sleep through the night just once before he arrives
Best Moment: making tons of progress on the baby's room
Miss Anything: being able to pick stuff up off the floor
Movement: he is very active
Cravings: not really
Queasy or Sick: I have started to get heartburn
Looking Forward To: celebrating with family and friends at the baby shower this weekend

The picture above was taken by my lovely friend, Chelsea! She did such an amazing job capturing this special moment in our life! I will be sure to share more soon, but for now you can see a few of our sneak peeks on her
Facebook page.

Saturday, October 25, 2014


I have really been in the Christmas spirit lately. I know, it is only October, but I really think it has something to do with this little squirm worm growing inside me. I haven't gone crazy and started playing Christmas music throughout the house...yet, but I have been buying presents for months! Who knows when little man will arrive! I have to be prepared! Anyway, I thought I would share my go to places for finding the perfect Christmas gifts.

Shutterfly: If you are looking for a personalized photo gift, Shutterfly is the place to go! The selection of home décor and gifts is fabulous, and they run specials regularly. They even have personalized wrapping paper! That is pretty much the coolest thing ever, don't you think!? Moms. Grandmas. Sisters. Aunts. You will be sure to find something that they will like, and there is nothing more thoughtful than a personalized present!
Zulily: I have little nieces and nephews in my family. When I need to find an affordable name brand gift, this is the first place I look. They always have great deals! Zulily also carries home décor and clothing for adults.
Jane: This is a site that I check regularly. The items offered change daily, and there is always something great...AND the prices are amazing! For stocking stuffers or little gifts this is a great place to look!
Uncommon Goods: There are so many interesting things available on Uncommon Goods. One of the things that I love about the site is they make searching for the perfect gift a breeze! You can choose gifts based on gender, age, price, or interest! Have a grillmaster on your list? They have already compiled all of the gifts that person would love!
West Elm: Okay, I can't say that I have actually ever purchased a gift from this site (maybe I have, but I quickly decided it was to amazing not to keep for myself), but I absolutely love all of their Christmas décor! If I had about 4 more jobs, I would totally own everything they offer! Some of my favorites include this felt mistletoe, felt garland, and these stockings! Oh, and did I mention they almost always have free shipping! They just make it so easy to splurge! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nursery Plans

I have had several people ask how Dane and I were planning on decorating the nursery. I can't say that we really have a theme in mind, but we I have found some inspiration on Pinterest. Our spare room is already painted gray, and we have no intention of changing that. I love gray for a nursery. I plan on brightening the space up with some fun pops of color.

MobileLamp ShadeDeer PrintBlanketMetal LetterChair

A couple of weeks ago Dane and I picked up some art at Hobby Lobby. My favorite is
this canvas by Lindsay Letters. You seriously need to check out her shop! I want everything!

Some other things that I have planned for the room include decorative arrows, bright pillows, and lots more colorful wall art! And, what is a room without chalkboard piant? I can't wait to put everything together and reveal the little man's space!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

THREE Months...Let the Countdown Begin

Oh my goodness!!! I may or may not have switched over to freak out mode this morning. I woke up and realized that it was September 27...exactly 3 months from little man's expected arrival! Am I ready to meet him, cover him with kisses, and snuggle him hours a day? YES! Is the house ready for his arrival? ABSOLUTELY NOT! We have a pre baby to do list that is probably a mile and a half long, and very little time to get it all done.

Regarless of the crazy list and quickly approaching deadline, I could not be more excited to welcome this little guy into the world!

How Far Along: 27 weeks
Gender: Boy
Sleep: Getting comfortable is not always easy, but I haven't had much trouble sleeping.
Best Moment: Buying some art for the nursery! (More on that soon!)

Miss Anything: Sleeping on my back.
Movement: Lots of kicks...I am still waiting for the hiccups!
Cravings: Pumpkin spice anything!
Queasy or Sick: Still feeling great.
Looking Forward To: Fall's cooler weather...I have been waiting to break out some of my fall maternity finds!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall Favorites

Yay! It is finally September, my favorite month of the year, and the start of my favorite season! I have some fun crafty things planned for the weeks to come, but first I want to share some of my favorites with you.

I have been eyeing these baby moccasins from Freshly Picked for a while now. Our little guy will be sporting these next fall, for sure!

Vera Bradley just released their new
leather collection! I am in love! They have several cute colors and styles to choose from. Now, I just have to decide which one I will be purchasing for myself! Happy Birthday to me!

Fall nail polish is my favorite, and Essie did not disappoint this year!
Fall in Line is going to have to make its way to my collection. You can never have too much nail polish, right?

I would burn fall candles all year if I thought it was acceptable.
Leaves is one of my favorite scents! My house always feels so cozy with the candles glowing and the smell of fall everywhere.

knit pumpkins! AHHH! There is not much more to say...they may just be the cutest pumpkins I have ever seen!

Monday, August 25, 2014

DIY Fall Wreath

Fall is right around the corner, and this girl is pretty stinkin’ excited about it! Pumpkins, the changing leaves, and an assortment of cozy scarves…what’s not to love?

I recently found this tutorial on Shanty-2-Chic, and fell in love! Of course, I had to make one for myself. It was honestly the one of the easiest DIY’s I have done. I already had a spare wreath lying around, so all I had to do was find some artificial fall berries. Dane and I made a trip to Hobby Lobby, where I found these for $1.49 each…PLUS, they were on sale for 40% off! Not a bad deal, if I do say so myself!

Originally, I was planning on cutting the short stems off and pushing them into the wreath. However, I thought it would require some hot glue, and I really didn’t know how that would end up looking. So, I tried inserting the long stem of the berries into the wreath, and that worked very well. The long stem held the berries securely to the wreath. I used nine bundles of the berries, and placed them evenly around the wreath.

I could not be happier with the way that it turned out. I cannot wait until fall is officially here so I can start decorating. This beauty is going to look great with pumpkins and purple mums! You think it is too early to start decorating now?