Wednesday, September 26, 2012


In a few days we leave for Chicago. My husband has some training for work and I was looking for an excuse to get away for a few days. This will be our first "trip" together since our honeymoon!!
We are so excited!!

We escaped for a night in 09' to go to a friends wedding but nothing like this!! I will have 3 whole days by myself to sleep in, shop, and be a corny tourist!!

We had reservations at 3 hotels and finally on Monday night narrowed it down to the Wit Chicago.

Apparently they are known for their rooftop.

I am still trying to finalize our itinerary.
Do y'all have any suggestions??

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


I have several things to share with yall but it seems I have lost the camera charger to my DSLR.... I am currently digging through every nook and cranny to find it.

Be back soon.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Etsy Favorites: A Crafty Shopping Post

Don't you just love etsy??

I love knowing I am supporting small business america when I shop on there.

Everything is unique, personalized, or the exact antique I have been searching for. 

Here are a few of my "favorites"these days:

Source: via Jenny Beth on Pinterest
Source: via Jenny Beth on Pinterest
Source: via Jenny Beth on Pinterest
Source: via Jenny Beth on Pinterest
Source: via Jenny Beth on Pinterest
Source: via Jenny Beth on Pinterest
Source: via Jenny Beth on Pinterest
Source: via Jenny Beth on Pinterest

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Favorite Toys: Alex

Do you have toys that you just LOVE to get for your kids? 
I sure do! 
These were some of my favorite things when I was little and I am so glad I can purchase them at a local toy store and continue the tradition with my children.

These are my favorites thus far.
We have been working on all the loopy friends for the past few weeks!

Aren't they adoreable??

What are your favorites??

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Orange Beach Labor Day

We snuck away for a last summer fling to go see my in-laws (who happen to live 45 minutes from the beach!!)

I was kinda papparazzi-esque once we got to the beach and got some hysterical shots.

I tell ya what. This iplay hat has come in super duper handy this summer. It's upf 70 and makes me feel soo much better knowing my babies shoulders, head and upper back are not getting sun.

Big sister was ALL about the water. As opposed to every other single trip to the beach.

The little lagoon we had going on was AWESOME for baby to play in. 

and superb for running and splashing in puddles!

Here is cbug with baby b!!
Cant wait to see what kind of trouble they will get into in the coming years together!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Little Sister Graduated!!

In August my sister finished her 4 years at the University of Memphis.

She obtained a degree in Sports and Leisure Management and Event Planning.

She also got a big girl job doing what she does best!

She will be working at Varsity Spirit Corp. She is a grown up Cheerleader!!!
Uncle Nick snuggling with baby brother.
ps. why do men swaddle babies like this?? Makes me laugh

waiting on Aunt Ainslie to graduate

It's official!

I insisted at dinner after graduation we take a super corny pic. Mom ended up photographing and it is super corny but actually really good. 
quite hysterical 

Happy Graduation sis!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bath time

This little fella LOVES bathtime. 
In fact my two babies will play in the bath for close to 45 minutes every night.

Sweet bliss to sit on the toilet, feet proped on the tub (reality people) and read a magazine while they splash and giggle together. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Project Fail....

Ever had one of those incredible ideas... get half way thru and think its going great...

Cut out one of your favorite cute little maps from a magazine...
(that you have been holding on to since 2005.. just sayin')

 Mix the perfect color coral

Paint canvas with beautiful coral

Then... fail fail fail with the mod podge...

Ruined... for evah!!!
makes me tear a little and yet I don't have the heart to do away with said fail...

So here's to what I thought would be a really good idea to share with you guys that turned into a really bad idea. :(

Hapy DIY'ing y'all.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Ode to our Auntie

A couple of weeks ago we snuck away on a very last minute trip to Tuscaloosa.
One of my nearest and dearest friends has returned to our Alma Mater to be an event planner!! EEKK!

Here are a few pics of our trip.

Can't wait to go back and see her beautiful condo and see some Alabama football!!

Roll Tide!!!