Friends I cannot believe this is our third and final stop on the Merry & Bright Blog Hop! I have loved being teamed up with some super talented and sweet ladies to share our Christmasy homes with you! If you missed the last two weeks, check out our Entry spaces HERE and our Living Rooms HERE. Third and final stop is our Dining Rooms… full disclosure, we’ve lived in this house right at a year, and decorating this space for Christmas was like the third time I’ve been in this room other than to fold laundry. It’s such a pretty space that I’m almost inspired to cook a meal so we can eat in here again. I said almost, don’t get crazy. Let’s go check it out!
Friends I cannot believe this is our third and final stop on the Merry & Bright Blog Hop! I have loved being teamed up with some super talented and sweet ladies to share our Christmasy homes with you! If you missed the last two weeks, check out our Entry spaces HERE and our Living Rooms HERE. … VIEW POST
Go with me here guys. I consider myself to be an intelligent person, but over the last three years I’ve had some pretty astonishing “DUH” moments. Yes, I am entirely blaming pregnancy/motherhood. I was in the drug store the other day, and by design, I fell into the trap of eyeballing all of the impulse purchase items that they have so thoughtfully displayed by the register as I waited in line. The packaging of one item in particular caught my eye, so I picked it up and read a bit more. Before I knew it, that little impulse item was in my basket. I couldn’t wait to try it out. I’d never seen anything like it. The product did exactly what the packaging promised and I couldn’t believe it. Blissfully unaware, I thought to myself, “So cool! I’m going to get this for stocking stuffers for everyone I know!” It wasn’t until later that I thought to myself… wait… is this a sex toy?
Welcome back to the second week of our Christmasy-good Merry & Bright Blog Hop! I’m lucky to be on this fun blog hop with some super talented ladies that are buddies from Instagram land. Their gorgeous living rooms are linked at the end of this post so be sure to check them out when you leave my crib. Last week we showed you our Entry spaces (check it out here if you missed it!), and today we’re chillin’ in the living room, so come on with me!
Fa la la la la la la la long time no blog post! We have been busy enjoying the season, and by “enjoying” I of course mean surviving the sleep deprivation that comes along with a four month old in the throws of teething and sleep regression. Alas, we had a great Thanksgiving and are blessed to have been able to spend it here with our family. I am excited for our first Christmas here in this house, and for my youngest daughter’s first Christmas ever.
I’m also pretty pumped to have joined up with some of my oh-so-talented Instagram friends for a Merry & Bright Blog Hop that begins TODAY and will feature new posts for the next two weeks! The links to these fabulous lady’s blogs are at the end of this post and you simply must check them out for some of the most gorgeous Christmas décor and home decor inspiration that you could hope to find. We are starting with our Entry spaces, so come on in peeps!
Welcome to TINI FRIDAY! If you’re new here, my husband makes the best martinis and on Friday nights, we drink ’em! It’s our time to reconnect and RELAX, and at some point during the night I usually secretly record him on a rant about something. It’s always a good time.
Hi friends! I am so excited to be sharing a little Fall Home Tour with my sweetest Instagram buddies this year! I know that you’ll get so much fall décor inspiration from these talented ladies, so be sure to click on over through the links at the end of this post. (To Pin any of these photos to your Pinterest boards, for mobile users hold the photo and a PIN IT button will appear at the top left of the photo. Desktop users just hover on the photo.) Okay, let’s get going!VIEW POST
A few things you should know if you’re new to Tini Friday… Lane (my husband) makes really
good strong martinis. I only crossed out “good” for humor purposes because they are actually delicious. He has a tendency to fill your glass back up when you’re about half way done, so you’re never really sure how much you’ve had until it’s too late. These nights are our time to reconnect, put the pause on chores and bills and diapers, and talk about WHATEVER. Usually at some point in our conversation, Lane slips a little deeper into his sexy Southern gentleman accent and gets on a rant about something. That’s when I start secretly recording. I’ve done this so many times that you would think he’d suspect it at some point, but he honestly never knows until I hit the “end” button on my phone when his rant is over. And usually then he goes “awwwww maaaan.”VIEW POST
Well, it’s over. My twelve weeks of blissful baby snuggles ended with my return to work today. I have dreaded this day, not because I don’t want to go back to work, but because the thought of leaving the tiny human that has not been out of my sight for more than an hour since her invention with essentially a stranger is enough to break my soul. I spent so much time preparing my daughter for her first day at “school”, that I completely forgot one BIG thing I should have done to prepare for my return to work.VIEW POST
Leave it to me to find the most obscure and bizarre post partum affliction available. I hadn’t a clue that D-MER was even a thing until it happened to me. Oh what’s that you say… you’ve never heard of it? You’re in good company because basically 99% of the population hasn’t either. Who has ever heard of depression when breastfeeding?! Well now I have, so today let’s chat about D-MER, or Dysphoric Milk Ejection reflex, what it is, my experience with it, and what can be done about it.
I just love a good birth story. Maybe it’s my nosy nature, or maybe I just find birth that fascinating, but either way, when I see one pop up, I’m intrigued. In my last few weeks of pregnancy, I can’t even tell you how many times I searched “second time mom birth story”, as if the stories of others would somehow give me an indication of what to expect for my second birth. Spoiler alert: They didn’t. One of the things that you will hear from your care provider and doula the most is (annoyingly) that every birth is different. And they are. But alas, if you’re a momma-to-be searching for answers, or if you’re one of my
nosy curious friends, then here is MY second time mom birth story of my sweet little hurricane baby.