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a letter to my baby on the anniversary of your due date

Dear Bodhi,

What a year we have had my beautiful boy! You turn one in just a few days. At this time last year, I was still only imagining what you might be like and eagerly awaiting your arrival. Today is the anniversary of our due date. We expected you today and you made us wait. It was worth it. You have changed our lives in ways we never imagined. Continue reading



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{happy home} — bidding farewell to our first home together

Bodhi's paper lantern mobile is definitely coming with us! 🙂

I’ve hesitated to share much about our plans for the new house, in part because it felt like we’d never actually move. But, we’re two weeks out from closing and it appears things are happening! Not that I doubted it, but it just seems surreal.

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And I’m feeling a bit nostalgic about our current house. It’s a 1950s rambler with some great character, plenty of space and most importantly, it’s the house where we lived when we were engaged, got married and brought home our first baby. Continue reading


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monday {momday} — random baby fun — parties, nurseries and pretty mamas

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Hello! It’s been much too long since my last post. I am deep into planning for a number of fun events…our move to the new house next month, my 30th birthday, my husband’s birthday and Bodhi’s first birthday! Guess which one is getting most of my attention?

Yes, the little man wins again! It’s so much fun to plan and filled with cute, colorful details. And thanks to all of my bloggy friends and pinterest, I am soooo inspired! Continue reading

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{sale alert} — chevron onesies and nursery essentials

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! This year, I’m a little too obsessed with this little sweetie! He is the main person getting tons of kisses and hugs and gifts this year. My sweet husband and I celebrated Saturday night with a nice dinner and a couple glasses of bubbly. It was lovely and we are excited to spend today with our other love!

It’s also one of the many times each year when sales are everywhere. While I haven’t shopped for myself in a while (we’re saving for our upcoming move), I have picked up bargains for Bodhi on a weekly basis lately. The latest sale to capture my attention is Old Navy’s baby sale—going on now. We didn’t get the best deals in store, but we did grab these adorable chevron and stripe onesies for $12. They are so versatile—wear them alone with jeans, under a T-shirt or sweater or as an undershirt beneath a hoodie. Our favorite playtime outfit is:

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{big blog world} — champagne cocktail recipe, a beautiful story and more

Enjoy this week’s finds from around the blogosphere.

The most beautiful, honest, heart wrenching birth story I have ever read from Kelle Hampton’s blog which is filled with some amazing photography!

A delicious and refreshing ginger champagne sparkler recipe from With Style and Grace! When champagne is involved, I’m there… or at least interested. With a new baby, I rarely enjoy a glass of bubbly because sleep and feeling good are priority number one. This recipe sounds great though!

A lovely shabby chic nursery inspiration board by Jenna of Eat Drink Pretty! And she shared many very affordable pieces, so check it out if this is your style!


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monday {momday} — nursery glider-an inexpensive lookalike

My nursery inspiration board with the Luca in the bottom left.

I am all about making design fit any budget and in our case, the budget is often small. As was the case for our nursery. We wanted something wonderful without spending a fortune. I loved the Monte Luca glider! Love love love, but couldn’t make it fit in our nursery budget so we opted for an Ikea chair, but now check out this Babies R Us version for $399!

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We’re not sure it’s worth it now that Bodhi is six months old, but if we decide to add to our brood in the next few years, this glider will definitely be considered. Happy Monday! Live the fancy life!

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{big blog world} — free nursery prints, pumpkin recipes and more

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I am always excited to share fun finds from around the web. Enjoy this week’s picks!

Free printables of all sorts from The Handmade Home including these adorable alphabet prints above! I plan to spend some time writing about inexpensive ways to decorate the nursery in an upcoming monday {momday} post and I’ll tell you right now that prints from The Handmade Home will certainly be included. With many sweet options, you can decorate your kitchen, nursery and other rooms without spending much more than the cost of frames!

A delicious pumpkin bar recipe on Eat Drink Pretty and a lightened pumpkin spice latte on With Style and Grace. Yum!

An awesome cork board makeover by Rambling Renovators. Love it!

What are your favorite blogs? Live the fancy life!


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