Monday, March 31, 2014

9 Months

We both feel this way about him continuing to grow up! 
(Actually He had an ear infection)

Ohhh these two. 

Try keep me busy, and tired, and my heart so full! 

9 months was the month I hit my "I don't have a baby anymore panic attack."

I am learning to slowly release my grip, let him explore and accept he is the last baby for our family. 

If you don't know my extreme love of tiny babies, ohhhh my word it's intense. 

Like we have discussed fostering babies I love them so dearly. 

I don't like waking up in the middle of the night but the rest. I love it. 

These toes!

This angel fell asleep holding my hand.

He truly melts my heart!
Clearly he didn't feel too well.

Our hair is growing and starting to curl!!!! 
Eeeekkkkkk these curls are heavenly!!!!

Here is a glimpse of his 9month portraits.

He is quite the ham in front of the camera.
Oh how I love him so!!! 

9month stats:
He gained one pound and was up to 18.5. Pounds, 50 percentile! 
Length about the same at 28"

His growing seems to have leveled off and this planner momma is a little nervous that everything I have planned for summer isn't going to work. 

What do you do! 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Coastal Bathroom Backsplash

Okay so Oyster mirror complete almost complete after attaching the final 2 shells.

So next up was adding a small backsplash.

We knew we wanted something the size of a standard vanity, (this one will soon be replaced) and something that will match the tile we have selected for the shower.

Then we discovered this awesomeness at Lowes!

Yall... they are peel and stick mats... and they are LEGIT!

They were a breeze to install for such a tiny project as this and look great!

Next up is upgrading the electrical outlet to gfi, then the hunt for a vanity begins....

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

More General Updates: Doorknobs

We have slowly made our way through the downstairs and updates all the electrical outlets. 

Next general home update is door knobs!! 

We went with oil rubbed bronze for the exterior doors. 
Oops... As you can tell spring cleaning hasn't made it to the doors yet! 

and for interior we chose the nickle egg shaped door knob.

I LOVE how the handle fits perfectly in your hand!!! 

Took us about 2 days to complete with 3 kids in tow but all in all not too bad! 

Next up is finishing the painting and we are addressing lighting room by room!!

Mardi Gras: Mobile Style

We enjoyed most of the night parades while down in mobile and I am so glad to be able to share a piece of mobile culture with the kids!!

Til next time!

Valentine's Day

Valentines was a simple coloring book and a sweet treat this year!! 
Used my favorite Lilly back drop and some simple roses! 

And baby whit got some new paci's!! 

And daddy have sister her first piece a jewelry! An add a pearl necklace! 

Twenty Eight

I wish I had more insightful things to say about what I have planned for 28.

(image courtesy of pinterest)

I would like to think this is the year I get me back.





A little at a time we have continued to simplify the clutter and "noise" in our home.

There is still alot to be done and more ground to cover than I anticipated but I am glad we are moving in the right direction.

Living more intentionally.

And investing in those around us who take the time to also invest in us.

I made a resolution to whenever someone is on my mind to text that person. 

I am so glad I have!
Dear friendships have picked up right where they were left off, ones I didn't realize how much I missed until now and I could not be more thankful to have these awesome friends beside us, just doing life!

So, twenty eight.... her is to making the end of the 20's all you hoped it would be.

Making up for lost time... and truly living each day to the fullest.

Yesterday was me day... I spent it making shorts, and monogramming, and stopping to change barbie's clothes, eat a cupcake with friends, change diapers, let the dogs in and out, wait for the mail, and do some laundry.

Pretty mundane, but quite honestly... I was with my family and living the life I only dreamed of a few short years ago. 
That to me makes it pretty awesome!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Coastal Bathroom Progress

Remember back at Thanksgiving when my husband took me down to Bayou La Batre' to collect oyster shells. 

Well I have quite a few projects planned for these shells so stay tuned!! 
One incredibly heavy storage container FULL of shells= LOTS of projects.

The mirror in the kids bathroom desperattely needs some sprucing.

The oyster shells were bleached and sundried for 2 days.

I had so much fun sorting through the various sizes of the shells to figure out what would work.

To attach the shells we used clear drying, all purpose construction adhesive

Took maybe an hour to select the proper shells and attach them to the mirror.

here you can see the adhesive underneath and I knew it was dry once clear.

I am going to go back and attach a small rope to the inside rim of the mirror to finish it off. 

Took about 5 days for all of the adhesive to fully cure. 
Then two of the shells werent attached well, so I had to take it back down and reattach.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Potty training....

sooo potty training was a NIGHTMARE with our daughter. LIKE i cried every day nightmare. 

i have asked every walking sole i have met what their tips are and naked seems to be the way to go...

we have been unofficially potty training since november. some days we do great... others not so much. 

but... he is pretty much hilarious while "trying"

he will kill me for sharing these when he is older. hahaha.

any pointers?

Friday, March 7, 2014

Modeling: The Travelin' Trunk

Recently The Travelin' Trunk was look for girls in sissy's size to model for their spring line. 

We were delighted to jump at the opportunity so we packed up and chance had it... the shoot was 4 streets over from our house. 

Here are the shots they used for the spring line.

And as a "thank you for modeling" we were able to pick out one outfit.

Here is the back of the one we chose. 
LOVE it and can't wait for it to come in!