See you next year!

As a kid (and as an adult too, sadly), my favorite joke during this time of the year was ‘see you next year!’ So unless I get a hankering to post something in the next few hours (which probably won’t happen) . . . then it will be next year before we meet again.  It sounds like an eternity! It actually looks like an eternity.  This was poor, tired exhausted …continue…

First comes love, then comes marriage

Everyone sang this song growing up, right? So-and-so and so-and-so kissing in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage. So even though we’re going back a step today and showing something wedding related, it’s a part of the process . . . it’s a stretch. I wanted to share with you the Save the Dates I did for my sister-in-law …continue…

A Month as a Mom

Erica posted about a year as a mom, and here I am 11 months behind, with one month of motherhood under my belt.  I can’t believe we’ve had little Eleanor at home for 4 weeks now!  We’ve gotten through the month with a lot of blood, sweat and tears as well as many smiles and laughter and overwhelming love. (us on day 1) Overall we’re doing really great.  Of course …continue…

Brieanne’s Tea & Tales Shower

Ok, so I know Brieanne and Brandon’s daughter, Eleanor, was born a month ago today. But I am finally posting on Brieanne’s baby shower.  We decided on a Tea & Tales shower theme.  We held the event at Crown & Crumpet in San Francisco.  It was the perfect location, suggested by Edyta (who did Brieanne’s maternity photos — put mine to shame, right?).  Absolutely adorable.  No decorations needed.  Plus they …continue…

A Second Little Hero in Yellow and Grey

Jessi and Garrett are expecting their second boy very soon! Here’s their first, Weston, at one day old, he was precious, and still is — when he stays still. I designed the invite for the shower which is below. Garrett is a firefighter, and inspiration for this nursery mood board, so we went with a firefighter theme with a more modern twist.  Jessi likes modern and yellow & grey (or …continue…

New Year + Rose Bowl + 2 Birthdays = Party!

Now that the holiday is mostly over I get to plan for my husband and Jackson’s joint birthday party on the 2nd. Jax is on Christmas Eve and Mike is on New Year’s Eve. Since Mike’s last birthday (his 30th!!) was kind of a bust, I thought I’d try and put together a party. Mike (and Jackson) wanted a football inspired party so since it is bowl season we thought …continue…

Happy Holidays!

So I’m a few days late for whichever holiday you celebrate but better late than never, I like to say.  (I think all procrastinators do!) Happy Holidays from our family to yours! This photo you might remember was from our camping trip. We are looking forward to having our walking toddler on our next backpacking trip. Well, he’s not quite walking but getting close. He will only walk when the …continue…

A year as a mom

One of our guest bloggers this past month was Chandra from Oh Lovely Day with her son’s Circus Birthday DIY.  On monday she had a very wonderful and personal post about her first year as a mother.  I wanted to share it with all of you because it really brought a tear to my eye.  A tear of sympathy for Chandra, a tear for myself and all that I have …continue…

If you can’t give the gift of sleep . . .

I still can’t believe that the holidays are already here.  And I will have a 1 year old on Saturday!  I got my gift early, Jackson started sleeping through the night last wednesday!!! He now sleeps from 7:30pm  to almost 6am.  Now that I’m catching up on my sleep I can focus on finishing my Christmas shopping . . . Here’s a recap of some great gifts for all those …continue…

Red & Green Nursery

I went with the colors of the season today.  Red and green don’t always go together well unless during the month of December.  But I think this collection is fresh enough to work all year round. 1. Red crib by Young America 2. Storage Bench by Serena & Lily 3. High Chair by Stokke 4. Glider by Dwellstudio from House&Hold 5. Red Car by Kid O from Fawn & Forest …continue…

Giveaway winner!

I totally dropped the ball on the giveaway we had last month . . . too much was going on and it slipped my mind to enter the names into random.org.  So without further ado . . . PAIGE!  You are the winner! Someone from Inmod.com will be contacting you to send you info about designing your very own pillow.