Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Nursery #2!

This is what I have decided on for nursery #2; 

I am using the same furniture and bedding from Landon's nursery but decided to go with some jungle animal touches instead of the ocean theme I used for Landon. I am digging the neutrals with the blues. I bought some "green tea" panels from West Elm for cheap and I am hoping it all comes together nicely. If not, I'll put them somewhere else in the house...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Soaking it up.

While the calendar almost says September and usually that means fall, football, pumpkin spice diets and cute means nothing to us Floridians. Absolutely nada. Fall doesn't arrive here until Winter arrives up North -- somewhere between November and December, usually. So, while we have been soaking up the last few weeks of "Summer" I am pretty sure we will have plenty of more days that look like this....

 Hope you've all enjoyed the warmth that summer brings! 

Friday, August 23, 2013


I am obsessed with this color combo. 
So chic and fab!
A few of my "wants" at the moment..

Rifle Paper Co. iPhone Case
J Crew Bangle
Aldo Boots

Happy Weekend peeps!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


I haven't posted since the 7th? Yikes. 

Going to keep it short and sweet because my brain isn't functioning properly today. 
Is it Friday yet?

Some of my favorite Etsy shops as of late: 

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


I stumbled upon this Pinterest board yesterday & as I started looking through the pictures I had the biggest smile on my face.....but then suddenly I was sitting in a puddle of my own tears. Motherhood is so bittersweet and I wish I had a full time photographer following me and the little one to capture moments like these....

"Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work."
- John Trainer

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Grow with God!

My Small Group and I are starting a new book next week called "Seeds" by Priscilla Shirer and I am utterly thrilled for it! It's about living in the word. Something I find hard to do with a full time job and a toddler. Lord help me! I co-lead with a sweet Mama named Magen from St. Louis! She moved here a year ago with her husband and two boys and we instantly clicked! It's funny because I had been praying for months for new friends. While that sounds bad, it's not. I just needed a different group of women who shared some of the same interest as me. Interest like changing poopy diapers, chasing toddlers around, eating left over bananas and half eaten pb&j's for lunch....women who understood when I came to study with ketchup on my shirt and my hair in a bun, women who wanted to hang out at jungle gyms and community pools, women who didn't judge me by my dirty house and stinky car. Women like me. God answered that prayer for me in such a big way and I am forever grateful for the women he has freshly put in my life. So so grateful! Thank you Jesus!!! With that being said, my sweet friend Magen and I decided to do a "Garden Party" to kick off our Seeds Small Group Study and I am so excited. I can find any reason to bust out the stripey straws and pom poms. Here is the "garden party" inspiration I have came up with! 

And I also love this print! 
Proverbs 138:8


A few Etsy Shops..

A few of my latest Etsy shop finds! 

1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5

Monday, August 5, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up

Why is that there are five days between Monday and Friday,
 but only two days between Friday and Monday? 
Bull crap. 
Total Bull Crap. 
I don't like it, if you can't tell.

This weekend had some high's and low's, as usual. 

Celebrated my sweet friends engagement with a bridal shower & bachelorette shenanigans
Rapping Old McDonald had a Farm with Landon
Adding some killer dance moves to the above mentioned rapping session
Lunch date with my little man @ Red Robin 
Ice-cream after the said lunch
Putting Landon to bed, only to return upstairs to find him sitting in the dark on the stairs. (so sweet!) 

Falling down in heels/dress in front of the valet at said bachelorette shenanigans..
 with open wounds to prove it
Sore legs from wearing heels for 6+ hours and falling down
Sleep deprived toddler who wakes up cranky 
Leaving dinner and having to stop at McDonald's to eat dinner 

All in all, it was a good one! Happy Monday! 


Thursday, August 1, 2013


I found this yummy food blog via Pinterest and I am obsessed. 
I am also obsessed with fruity desserts so I hit the jackpot! 

Honey. Grilled. Watermelon. 
I'm salivating. 
I'm also pregnant. 
Remember that. ;)

We are enough!

Read this .

The things that don't get celebrated on Pinterest that much. They're the just a mom things that I write about and celebrate. They're the things that most people probably won't see.
They don't see you stand in the bathroom and gather your resolve every morning. They don't see those of you who mother alone without much support. They don't see the trips to the car back and forth and back and forth. They don't see you counting to ten a dozen times before noon. They don't see you look at the bank account and sigh and try to figure out how to make three meals with what's left in your pantry. They don't see you walking into the principals office, doctor's office, friend's house and defending your child.

They don't see bandages placed on knees. Kisses on foreheads at night. Pillows pushed just the right way and blankets tucked to the perfect demands. Laundry folded and folded and folded. Tears that sting your eyes as your keep going. Dinners prepped over the stove. Times of laughter over silly things. Hair brushed and pulled back into pony tails. Prayers over wandering teens. Prayers over little babes. Nights spent sleeping in a chair holding a sick child. Days where the house is a wreck but you're reading books. The brave smile on your face when you're weary.

Those things matter.

Those things are the little things that add up and and up and up.

I say those things are enough.