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25 Sep

Reading: I have finally gotten around to Emily Giffin’s, Where We Belong, and I am loving it. I am a little over halfway done and I don’t want it to end because it is that good. I have actually found myself reading most nights in the past few weeks and it has been super relaxing.

Watching: I haven’t been watching near as much tv as usual. There really hasn’t been much on that has sparked an interest. However, all my favorite fall shows are about to premiere so I am very excited about that. I have been watching Parenthood the last few weeks and it never fails I am sobbing at the end. How can they manage to make each and every episode so darn emotional? I love all the story lines and I get so wrapped up with each of the characters. It looks as though this season there are going to be more tears than ever.

Excited about: All the great deals we scored at Duck Duck Goose last week. Lila’s winter wardrobe is ready and we got it all at a fraction of the price than we would have buying everything brand new. Not only did we get her lots of clothes but I picked her up several toys for Christmas. It is kinda crazy to think we have already started shopping for the holidays but there were such incredible deals I had to take advantage of them.

Loving: The cool, crisp mornings. Fall is by far my favorite time of the year and I try and savor all the little things I love about it. I get so excited when I break out my sweaters and boots for the first time, the warm drinks, and the re-energizing feeling I get. I could definitely live in a fall-like atmosphere all year-round.

Anticipating: Our 4 year anniversary coming up in a few days and also my 30th birthday. Some days I am completely fine with the thought of turning 3o and other days it gives me lots of anxiety. I realize there is nothing I can do about it and I would much rather have a birthday than to stop having them but it also makes me realize how quickly these past few years have gone by. I remember when 3o seemed old and it was a distant age somewhere in the future. Now it is but days away.

Keeping busy with: Mobile-making and chasing Lila bug around.

Goals: To start exercising again on good schedule. I did manage to run one night last week but haven’t been consistent. It’s so hard to carve out extra time and I find it almost impossible to sacrifice my sleep time for exercising. I’m really gonna put forth a better effort though.

Thanks to Danielle for providing the original inspiration for this post.

Lila’s Nursery

30 Apr

Since we have listed our house on the market I wanted to make sure and document Lila’s nursery and all the loving touches we put into it.

Decorating Lila’s room was one of my favorite things when I was pregnant and I was a little sad when it was all done.

It is probably my favorite room in the house because we were so hands on and really put much thought into every little detail. I hope she looks back on it and loves it as much as we do.

Josh and his papaw installed the french doors that lead into Lila’s room. We wanted her to have a quiet place to rest without our little animal farm roaming freely in and out of her room. I just recently painted the doors and I am happy with how they turned out.

We chose to paint the walls a very neutral color and then incorporate lots of colors through all the accessories .  The rocker belonged to my parents and I remember it from when I was small. We use it for story time, rocking and lots of cuddling.

Having beautiful artwork in the room was very important to us. We picked out several pieces from one of our favorite artist, Charley Harper. I also did several of the prints. We purchased inexpensive frames from Target to house them all in.

I love this part of the room because I really enjoyed all the painting that went into it. I painted the tree along with the birds and name above her crib. I also created the 2 mobiles hanging from the ceiling. I also found the cute curtain fabric online and created them using no-sew products. Towards the end of the pregnancy I didn’t feel like sewing, the no-sew kit was super easy and they look just as good as if I had sewn them.

We had found a really cute owl bedding set but it was super expensive. I was able to find this adorable owl print online and created her bedskirt. Then, we bought a plain white bumper and attached the green fabric on top.

This is Lila’s favorite part of the room. She loves pulling all the stuffed animals off the basket and shelves.

I love fabric and I had so many different prints I wanted to incorporate into the room and I found this lovely idea of displaying them in embroidery circles. Our mirrored closets help make her cozy room look just a bit bigger.

This space above the dresser acts as Lila’s main closet. The girl has an impressive wardrobe and is quickly outgrowing her small space. Josh uses the main closet in the room so we had to get a little creative. Personally I love looking over and seeing all of her cute, colorful clothes. We just have to keep them tidy to make sure it doesn’t become a a big mess.

This is one additional view of  her room that connects to our office/study/library.

This is such a calming place to hang with her at the end of the day. It has been a wonderful room where many memories have been created.


19 Apr

Reading: I have mainly been catching up on my favorite blogs lately. I haven’t really sat down to read a book in a while and I am disappointed in myself. I need to start carving out a little bit of time each day to start reading again. I have so many books on my list, now I just have to find the time. I love when I find a book that is so good that I don’t want it to end and the anticipation I have of turning the page. My goal: more reading.

Watching: I have been catching up on episodes of many of my favorite shows. Probably one of the many reasons I haven’t made time for reading. I have been watching the new series Smash on NBC and I love it. I am also thrilled that Mad Men is back on and I have been loving getting back into the storyline. One more new one I have enjoyed is GCB. It is kinda silly but some reason entertaining. My brain is rotting:(

Working on: I have been working on lots of mobile orders and I am in the midst of developing a new butterfly mobile. I am still working out the patterns and trying to get happy with it but I’m not there quite yet.

Thinking about: Being better. Lots of times I don’t feel like I am being the best me I can be. Sometimes I have a bad attitude, judge too quickly and think negative thoughts. I want to turn that around and make my influence something to be proud of.

Anticipating: There are a couple of events coming up that have me excited. The hub’s 31st birthday is quickly approaching and I can’t wait to have old friends together for celebration. Also, this weekend is my dear friend Jamie’s baby shower that I am helping to throw. Celebrating Baby Bray has me all giddy. I am working on a few projects for his nursery as well and I can’t wait to see how Jamie brings it all together.

Listening to: Mumford and Sons. One of there songs came on in a store while I shopping the other day and it reminded me of how much I love them. This will be on repeat today. I have a feeling would love dancing to this, I think we will have a dance party this evening! Yay for dancing:)


Eating: This sounds like I am five years old but I have been on a fish sticks and macaroni kick. I have no idea why, but it takes me back to childhood and it is delicious.

Wishing: I hadn’t deleted the 1200 pictures and videos I had on my phone yesterday. By accident of course. The only reason I didn’t have a coronary was because I had them backed up on my computer. However, there is something about having all those pictures at your fingertips that makes it so nice. I guess this just calls for more pictures!