Spelling in Style

I came across these really cute and affordable (if you have a short name) letter decor at Anthropologie a few days ago and had to get em.  They’re soft, covered in fabric and the edges in corduroy.  Each letter (even if it’s the same letter) has a slightly different pattern, so it was fun rummaging through the bins to find the perfect one.  Once we finally find a house, I’m so eager to hang these up in my little Mia’s nursery. Photo {Read More}

Baby got “Back ‘N Bellly” {FAVORITE!}

* FAVORITE thing to cuddle/sleep with! * As you pregnant gals know, and you future preggers will know…being pregnant isn’t the most comfortable situation to be in.  I’m 25 1/2 weeks along and I’ve already been introduced to some back discomfort and “pinches,” as I like to call them.  I’m at a point where they’re bearable and not painful just yet, but they’re not going away and I know will only come stronger as time goes by, and as I grow.  I’ve mentioned many {Read More}

Fun with photo cards

I don’t know about you, but with each year that passes (and as I age) I find that my mailbox becomes fuller around the Christmas holiday.  Sure, with catalogs and ads and crazy sales to get you to buy, buy, buy…but also with delightful Christmas family photos and cards wishing me and mine the merriest and most joyful holiday.  I love seeing all the smiling faces and the cute pet moments captured on a postcard.  I’m thrilled at the idea {Read More}

25 Weeks Pregnant {Rutabaga}

My little rutabaga (whatever the heck that is) and I carefully and slowly made it through week 25. (Average measurements: 13.5 inches, 1.5 pounds) I haven’t had any more contractions or pain or discomfort in my uterus.  I’ve been taking the week very easy and trying to stay off my feet as much as I can help it. Since I had to really take it easy over last weekend, I sat myself down and started making a quilt for my daughter and {Read More}

23 Weeks Pregnant {Large Mango}

 My Large Mango and I have reached 23 weeks on Friday, December 23rd! (Average measurements: 11.4 inches, 1 pound) I mentioned in last week’s update that I may have to take off my engagement ring due to chubby sausage fingers…well…it’s still on. It’s snug, but I’ve managed another week with it :) I’m not sick, but as I’ve read for pregnant women, I have a chronic stuffy nose!  I breathe louder than normal and have to constantly blow my nose. The time {Read More}

A baked Christmas tradition

There weren’t many traditions in my house growing up.  Maybe that’s why I feel so strongly about having them now.  I can’t wait to create all kinds of traditions with my new family.  In a world that’s constantly changing, it’s nice to know that there are some things you can count on year after year, like….annual camping trips, family vacations, painting Easter eggs, family game nights, holiday baking, etc. One Christmas tradition that I started a few years ago is {Read More}