Archives: April 2011


I am a bit behind on my bump post.  So this pic is 4 days past week 22.  But HELLO BELLY!  It’s nice to officially meet you.

Our baby girl weighs about 1 pound now (mom has gained 9) and she is about 11 inches long….the size of a spaghetti squash.  I can’t believe how quickly i’ve grown in just two short weeks.  When I wear a fitted shirt, which is honestly rare, I see people looking at me with that question in their mind, but no one has dared to ask if I am pregnant yet.  I suppose out of fear I might just be uber bloated or something! Maybe a few more weeks and it will be obvious to everyone.  Bring it on!

I have started dreaming about her nursery and what I want to do with it.  I never knew how much baby stuff costs until I started researching everything.  I think decorating the room alone will wipe me clean!  Cribs are tormenting me right now.  I can’t decide if I want to go the more modern route and mix vintage with it….or get a more antique looking crib and create a really soft feminine space.  And then the question is cost.  Is it worth it to buy something expensive that I love or should I get one of the cheaper models and maybe refinish it myself to give it that “worn” look? Uhhh.  One thing I know is that if I am going to fork out the money on something nice, I want the crib to be convertible, so that she can grow with it and I don’t have to spend a loot more a year or so down the road.

Below are a few more nursery’s that I have pinned as inspiration.  I am still loving the softer, more muted palette with small touches of color  (I posted some others on THIS POST).  All images can be found on my PINTEREST. And if you are looking for more nursery room inspiration, check out the room tours at OHDEEDOH or head over to LAY BABY LAY.  Lots of goodness.


Happy Easter to you!  I hope it’s full of love, and lots of pastel!

Sam and I and baby bunny are bouncing off to church, then to my parents to feast!

Sources for these pretty pictures : 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7


I have such a fierce face in this first photo. Haha!  This is the first time I dragged Sam out to be my photographer for my lookbook post.  Usually the sweet girls from JOIELALA handle it for me (they rock).  But Sam surprised me! It was like he had done it a hundred times!  We are getting so much use out of our new Canon! I am so glad we made the purchase. I still have SOOO much to learn when it comes to taking photos, but even on auto it can take way better pics than our old digi ever could.  One day I will take the time to learn it! I swear!  Anyway,  we found this cute little field behind a local BBQ joint we frequent.  So yes, I wore this to chow down on a pulled pork sandwich and shoestring fries.  Fitting, yes? Well, no, not at all….but whatever.  I usually prefer that kind of meal over a fancy sit down anyway.  Speaking of food, the ‘ol appetite has not slowed down.  Sadly, it’s even picked up!  I think this little girl is going to be a porker….or maybe mom is just turning into one! Oh Lord.  Thank God for a change in body chemistry because I fear I would have gained far more weight by now if that was not the case.  Tomorrow I will be 22 weeks along in my pregnancy (5 1/2 months!).  People still laugh at how small I am, but the last two weeks I’ve seen the quickest growth.  I will have to do a belly post over the weekend (time has been getting away from me lately!).  This outfit does a good job at masking the bump, but I promise, it’s there.

Since I enjoy pairing the colors in art with fashion, here is a lovely watercolor painting by Stephanie Ryan that I thought suited this look quite perfectly.  I wish I had the time to create more character illustrations to go along with these posts like I usually do, but like I said, life has been craaazy.  So the pretty art of others will take it’s place for now!

Maxi Skirt - Free People, Blouse - Frenchi, Bag- Melie Bianco, Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Tomorrow I am having a girls day with my mom and two sisters.  Shopping and eating and chatting…what girls do best. To celebrate my baby sis turning 25!! (My sisters and I are all just one year apart in age).  Mom didn’t mess around.


xo xo