The Name Game

When Brandon and I were choosing a name for Eleanor, we were a bit overwhelmed.  There are so many names out there!  We only knew one thing: we weren’t going to reveal the name until she was born (this turned out to not be a problem since we didn’t settle on her name until she was in our arms).  Other than that, the sky was the limit!  Because of this, …continue…

CMYK nursery

I have been thinking CMYK since this post.  And I’m currently piecing together a craft desk for myself out of an old ornate bed frame which I plan on painting a shade of cyan.  So today we go for the gusto with a CMYK inspired nursery. Mike was second guessing my buggy bank, saying it would terrify the baby who lives in this room.  But I happen to like the …continue…

The real reason

The real reason (or major obstacle) in adding another baby/kid to our family is how to fit everyone and all our crap into our car.  Ok so this sounds like a stupid reason.  I know, I know.  Of course the finances are something we think about too, but I think that will work itself out. We don’t have a small car by any means, we have a Chevy Trailblazer (pictured …continue…

{DIY Card} Happy Spring!

Can you believe it is spring already! Wow, how time flies by these days. Here’s a quick and easy DIY card you can make this spring. Use whatever materials you have on hand. I tend to save paper shopping bags for reuse. I had a Paper Source bag which I used for this project. You could use extra wrapping paper, color/stamp on some regular old printer paper, even try using …continue…

Top of the Morning!

A bit o’ green in time for St. Patrick’s day Vintage Green Kids Scho… BusyBreeVintag… $40.00 Baby Shoes Ruffled Mary… podsshoes $27.00 Green Apple of my Eye K… LAOriginalsjus… $19.00 St. Patrick’s Day, … WeChooseJoy $22.50 love birds Wall clock- … Shellyka $30.00 Nursery Art Chevron Boy… ZeppiPrints $48.00 nursery art print. fox … lulufroot $30.00 Eco Friendly Citrus Gre… JoanOrr $28.00 Green Tree Print JudyKaufmann $25.00 Tomte, Infant gnome …continue…

Every girl needs a DVF

My absolute favorite dress designer is Diane Von Furstenburg.  I have a few of her dresses (they’re not cheap so I don’t have as many as I’d like) and they are the only dresses that I feel as comfortable with myself as I do in jeans and a t-shirt.  Seriously, the woman knows how to make a dress for women.  They fit just right.  I’m not being paid to say …continue…

play date + st. patty

(image from nashvillemoms) I love this play date + st. patty’s day party from Nashville Moms.  What a great idea!  And it looks like they all had fun. Have everyone bring a green themed dish, I love this one: (image from nashvillemoms) Cut out some shamrocks out of construction paper, or old book pages, or even old shopping bags and make some garlands. (image from nashvillemoms) Lay out some construction paper and …continue…

Sleep…the Update

So. A few weeks ago I wrote about the subject of sleep and my sleep woes. I thought I would give an update as to our progress. Confession.  I wrote those two sentences on March 1.  I was all fired up, feeling great about the progress we had made.  Then last weekend hit and I got very discouraged.  The baby was up frequently at night, she was crabby in the …continue…

Get in on March Madness (and feel good about it)

I know that I am not the type to run.  I will hike, I will ski, I will walk, I will walk fast, but running is reserved for if Jackson is running into the street, or maybe if I’m late to the Nordstrom sale or something. (Image of happy people who appear to have fun running from here) I just don’t like running.  I try it, I wish I liked …continue…