Adorable Charley at 2 weeks

I’m so happy to share some photos I took of my friend Tanisha’s beautiful baby girl, Charley, when she was 2 weeks old.  After we had Tanisha’s Cowgirl themed baby shower it was a waiting game for Charley’s arrival on June 14th, a few days before her due date.   Charley was the perfect subject. She was alert for half the time and asleep the other half. We started with …continue…

Tahoe Time!

(Uncle B and the kiddos, playing in the sand) A few weeks ago Erica gave her 4th of July Tahoe recap, and now it’s my turn! We were both in Tahoe, but in different parts.  It was a great weekend, with 9 adults and 2 children in our little cabin–we were cozy but had a wonderful time!  We mostly relaxed at the beach and played with the kiddos and soaked …continue…

The South in the Summer

(image found here) My husband and I are heading to Nashville for a wedding in August, and decided to piggyback a babymoon onto it.  After brainstorming many locations, we realized it would be much more economical to combine our babymoon with the trip we are already taking, instead of going on a completely separate trip.  We’ve both wanted to see a new part of the country, and the wedding provided …continue…

Mood board: viewers choice

We shared some of our favorite nursery mood boards last week.  So now we want to get some advice from you for our next one.  So, we selected three items we love for you to choose from.  Comment below, on Facebook, or Twitter on which is your favorite and our next board will include that item as our inspiration. Number 1:  An adorable Bear Mirror from Gretel Home Number 2:  The stylish Finn Rocker …continue…

Vacation Day 5: Be Mine, Valentine Nursery Mood Board

In honor of my baby girl on the way, I chose the Be Mine, Valentine nursery inspiration board for this vacation Friday!  Pastel pink and warm, relaxing tones make me want to kick my feet up in this sweet nursery.  See our original post for image credits and sources! Are you planning your own nursery and struggling?  Is there a mood board idea you’re dying to see?  Let us know …continue…

Vacation Day 4: Geek Chic Nursery Mood Board

Reaching back to our early archives again, today we’re feeling the summer school vibe with our geek chic nursery inspiration board.  Bright colors with furniture and accessories that help channel your inner nerd were the inspiration for this one!  See our original post for all image credits and sources! Are you planning your own nursery and struggling?  Is there a mood board idea you’re dying to see?  Let us know …continue…

Vacation Day 3: Eco Casual Mood Board

It’s day 3 of summer vacation here at chalk + dot, and for today’s post we’re going back to April with our breezy eco casual mood board.  A little bit cheery, a little bit relaxing, it feels perfect for this midweek day.   Are you planning your own nursery and struggling?  Is there a mood board idea you’re dying to see?  Let us know by dropping us a line at …continue…

Another mood board

And summer vacation continues with another one of our favorite mood boards from the past.  I’m planning a ‘Welcome Aboard Baby” baby shower and the mom-to-be is creating a sailor themed nursery so today’s pick is our “Anchors Away Nursery“. We have the perfect anchor’s away inspired baby shower invites on our etsy shop too. Are you planning your own nursery and struggling?  Is there a mood board idea you’re …continue…

Summer Vacation!

Hope your summer days have been wonderful so far.  Can you believe that July is halfway over?  Brieanne and I are taking a little summer break this week, but we don’t want to leave you hanging so we’re reposting our favorite mood boards each day.  Starting with our very first mood board, Sweet Simplicity . . . For the full break down visit the post from November.  What were your …continue…

What’s your sunscreen rated?

(photo from EWG‘s website) It hasn’t been sunny at our house in a week.  Fingers crossed for some sunshine this weekend!  I wanted to share some information I found recently about sunscreens and which are the best to use.  I use California Baby sunscreen on Jackson but I wanted to do a little research to see what else is out there and if there are any more affordable options, it’s $19.99 …continue…

Starting solids without the purees

A month ago we started Jackson on solid food. The kid is a natural — he stuffs his face and gets so excited when he is put in his high chair (which is more of a low chair, as you will see in the last photo). I was never the type that looked forward to spoon feeding my baby. So when I learned about baby led weaning (starting your child …continue…