Posts Tagged ‘family’

lace, pearls & angel wings

I recently read this article over on coolmomtech that names babies as the next great American consumer. I believe it. Who knew I would ever spend so much time browsing any Etsy page, baby boutique or store aisle that remotely appeared to have baby clothes, toys or accessories? Not me. But I have. And I’ve found some fun stuff. With treasures like a lacy bubble, ruffle butt bloomers, homemade flower headbands form here to eternity, a garland crown and gorgeous angel wings, I’ve been dying to do a backyard photo shoot with Emery. This weekend, I finally found enough time to get all the cool stuff together and hit the grass at sunset with my sweet girl in tow. Our country setup just happens to bring the perfect backdrop at the end of the day. The recent chill meant we couldn’t be outside long, since I had my 6 month old outside without a “wrap,” as my grandmother would say, so this took two sunsets. I couldn’t get her to smile, but she sure enjoyed nibbling on the J.Crew necklaces Hunter had given me awhile back. I think she has a future in baby food commercials!

 One of my favorites!

going, going, gone

People always say it’s the little things in life that can make you happiest. Since we’ve moved to our new house, it’s been busy non-stop day and night. We’re a week in and we’re still unpacking never-ending boxes, trying to find the glasses, forgetting where the shampoo is, staying up to finish tasks once Emery goes to sleep and hoping we can really settle in soon. Did I mention we don’t have furniture yet? We at least have all of Emery’s room and a guest bed to hold us over until we order new furniture after we (finally) close next week. So excited for that!

In the midst of all this mild chaos, I’ve found time to stop and enjoy the beautiful sunsets from our new view. I’ve even been up for the sunrise on a few occasions. The sky is absolutely gorgeous during these times and I really look forward to sitting on the porch watching them with my sweet girl. It’s a great reminder of the beauty around us every day and that God’s creations are truly awesome and inspiring. Please enjoy. :)

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three months young


My, how time flies! We’re celebrating the three month milestone of our sweet girl’s life and finding it hard to believe she’s been with us this long. It seems like just yesterday Hunter and I were breaking the big news to our families.

emery’s nursery

I’ve finally FINALLY finished Emery’s sweet little space. It took months of contemplating colors, cribs and furniture selections before I eventually put it all together for the princess. It was mostly complete by the time we packed our bags for the hospital, but a few details and waiting for the chair to arrive meant it wasn’t finished until after we brought her home.
The possibilities were endless. I knew I wanted something less “baby” and more of something she can grow into. I wanted quality pieces that would last and transition through toddler-hood and beyond. That wasn’t an easy task considering many of the options are obviously kiddie-looking with cartoons or unsophisticated construction. I also liked to think Emery will be a girly girl like me and not mind too many sweet details. While I am typically not a fan of pink at all (I own one pink shirt and have worn it twice), the first item I finally decided on was a pinkish Serena and Lily crib set. I thought it was pale enough that I could manage it, but still had the lady-like qualities I was thinking of. The copper brown accents helped round out the palette and I opted for dark finish furniture to balance out the light pink and white. I’m really not a fan of light or medium wood finishes so the options were either espresso, white or black. Espresso it was! Mixing personal keepsakes and details plus flea market finds with high and low furniture pieces totally made the look. Check it out.
A friend of mom’s made this cute sign to hang on our freshly purchased 5-panel doors from Lowe’s.
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I matched the bedding color to a paint chip to get just the right sweet, pale pink. Apparently, there are way too many pinks to choose from with some more peach, some more purple and some the color of Pepto Bismol. I thought this shade was perfect, though it seems a little brighter in this photo.
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