After three and a half years of prayer and struggle, we are parents to the most precious bean I could have ever imagined. Per usual, God’s timing is always perfect. I assumed the entire pregnancy that she would look like Tim, so when the nurse brought her around, I was shocked. I’m pretty sure I gasped. Everyone seems to think she looks like me. Either way, I love her so much and still seem to be in a bit of shock that she’s ours. Here’s a few things I’ve discovered post pregnancy:
* I cannot stomach coffee the way I used to… and now seem to be a tea drinker
* My voice is significantly lower (which is probably a good thing ha)
* I thought I “wasn’t sleeping” at all during my third trimester. HA… think again
* I didn’t know I could love or worry about anything so much
* Changing diapers is not bad at all. I’m so eager to help her
* I’m pretty sure Taylor will have a great sense of humor as she has already mastered side eye at the ripe age of three weeks
* Being someone’s main food source is NO JOKE
* Parenthood emphasizes the need for complete dependency on God (I am certainly not in control)
We are so thankful for you little lady and pray daily that we are good parents. You were worth every day of waiting.
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Mother’s Day is on Sunday and if you have a pregnant brain like me, you may be running around last minute. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite things that could double as a great gift! I have really been eyeing these Kate Spade mules (which also come in a delicious camel color). I have one of these Tory Burch candles and besides being a beautiful accessory, they smell like heaven. I know this is an old suggestion, but if you don’t have a Longchamp Tote by now, you need to snag one. It’s the perfect travel bag and folds up so nicely.
What are you doing on Sunday? Don’t forget to treat ‘yo Momma!
Lauren Conrad recently accepted an offer on her Pacific Palisades home. This property was featured on a catch up special for The Hills and I loved it. I have to say, I get so attached to things. I can’t imagine selling something after only living there two years. Not to mention, after our last move, I NEVER want to move again. Take a look. It’s clean, fresh and dreamy.
Ugh, dreamy right?
All imagery via Realtor.com
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably seen the styling of Syd and Shea McGee floating around the internet. The owners of Studio McGee, a firm founded just three years ago, is taking the design world by the horns. I love her style and bold use of pattern. They recently did a project here in Denver. Take a look:
If you’re somehow not familiar, make sure you check them out here! Shea is definitely one to watch.
All imagery via Studio McGee
I’m so excited to finally reveal project nursery! We had a few hiccups (I’m looking at you, dresser) but it’s done and I could not be happier. It’s a dreamy space that I plan on her growing into. I think the older she gets, a great upholstered headboard would look lovely on the main wall. Check it out:
You can shop my nursery below:
Bedding (sheet, skirt)
Giraffe Basket, Swaddles
Changing Pad Cover, Topper
Drapery Panel, Rod
Maya Angelou Print
I hope you love it as much as me! Happy Saturday!
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I have been SO quiet on the blog… apologies! I am exhausted. Still working full time (not to mention my side clients), my creativity is usually spent by the time I get home. I went to a shower a few weekends ago and some ladies were talking about my blog. I feel so honored when anyone tells me they’re a reader. Sometimes it feels like you’re talking to yourself! I am eight months pregnant now and very much looking the part. The above is from Easter Sunday. We are in full nesting mode as our little lady will be here in less than four weeks. Bitty scratched her cornea and has been in a cone for quite some time…
Needless to say, she has not been happy about it. She got a great report on Monday, but has still been scratching so we are putting the cone on when needed. Hopefully little Miss will be in the all clear next week. We are going to the groomer today (after a three week delay by our vet) and I am guessing she will have much more pep in her step afterwards. Like any lady, she is grumpy when she doesn’t look her best.
She is very aware something is going on with me and follows me around the minute I get home. I hope she loves the baby, but someone barks at the TV currently if a baby is crying… haha. This old Shih Tzu is in for it! I am having the nursery photographed this afternoon, so stay tuned for a post this weekend. I can’t wait to share. I am in love with the space.
Hope you have had a wonderful week!
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I’m less than four weeks out from having the baby, and spring is upon us. I don’t know about you, but I’m dying over the latest Target collaboration with Victoria Beckham. Every piece is adorable and something I would wear to work, but it’s hard to pull the trigger on an orange shift dress when I have no idea what my body is going to look like in a few months… that’s where you come in! I need to live vicariously through my friends (or start plotting my diet now). This dress with bunnies on the collar really wants me to have it. These earrings are now $30! At least I know those will fit.
Hope it’s a wonderful week!
Looking for inspiration last week I spotted this dreamy modern mountain getaway in Cashiers, North Carolina. Designed by Kay Douglass, the client gave her free rein (and this, in all honesty is the best scenario. If you’re going to seek an expert, let them do their thing!) The result is such a fun take on a mountain home. Take a look:
All imagery via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
It’s almost April and we’re nearing the end of the school year. How is that possible?! With that, many seniors will be off to college. It’s the perfect time to start thinking dorm design. The above scheme is mostly from Target and Walmart (believe it or not!). I think the key is great bedding, storage opportunities and creative accessories. Shop my design here:
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This week I’m style stalking Katie Hodges Design. LA based interior designer, Katie has a bohemian eclectic flair for interiors. I am loving her work. Take a look:
All imagery via Katie Hodges Design