Sunday, May 28, 2017

Baby Boy's Room

I am still here and still pregnant :) Life has been crazy these last few weeks with little down time but I rely on this blog for memories. I couldn't miss out on sharing little man's room as we patiently await his arrival.

I know now that a good sitting area is a nursery must-have and I could not be more in love with this little space. Luckily, we could reuse a lot from Mary Tilman's nursery but add some new touches as well.

I love this sweet sign and this classic quote. I needed to fill the wall between the room doorway and the closet doorway and this was the perfect addition.

Again, I reused a lot from Mary Tilman's room like the crib and bedding but love the masculine look. The sheet is from my favorite, Serena and Lily.

Ever since finding out we were having a boy, I knew I wanted to incorporate a federal mirror. This little area is just like I imagined.

Picture close-up of the mirror and paintings, done by my dad. I wasn't planning for a jungle theme but it turned out in a subtle way.

I can't wait to have bring little boy home here in (hopefully) less than two weeks.

Chair - Reused from Mary Tilman's nursery
Ottoman pouf - Reused from Mary Tilman's nursery
Side table/ottoman - One Kings Lane
Floor lamp - Target
Curtains - Made by my mom; fabric here
Curtain Rod (how amazing is this lucite rod) - Ballard Designs
Crib sheet - Serena and Lily
Crib - Reused from Mary Tilman's nursery 
Dresser - Reused from Mary Tilman's nursery
Toy Storage Bags - Pehr Designs
Table lamp - Home Goods
Federal Mirror - Etsy
Peter Pan quote painting - House of Belonging
Animal paintings - painted by my dad
Animal Heads - gift from in-laws; found here

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Baby #2 Gear

Again sorry for the sporadic posts. My time management and lack of remembering anything is going downhill with only nine weeks left. 

Luckily I went the gender neutral route with our first, so little boy won't be surrounded by pink. However, there are still a few items I need to stock up on before his arrival (aka the no travel zone when we are scrounging for things to do).

Baby Monitor | So apparently our monitor has been discontinued by the manufacturer so I not only need another camera but need a two camera bundle. The first go-around I really wanted a Wifi version so I could view from my phone but with my decreased travel schedule, that is not a priority. Why are there so many options?!

Swaddles | I got rid of all our pink swaddles with the hopes of adding some new ones with this little man. How adorable is this line and these precious prints?

Wubbanub | Mary Tilman was never a pacifier lover as she much preferred her thumb, which was super convenient. In case he follows suit, I plan to not to stock up but maybe get one or two.

Nursing / Car Seat Cover | The 2-in-1 functionality of this is amazing! I love the fact that I can use this as a car seat cover and nursing cover as well, especially since we will be on-the-go more with this little. There is no playing around with little Miss's weekend time.

Convertible Gown | Not to plug J. Wills but these gowns are the best! You can make it a gown for easy diaper changes but also pant legs when a little more warmth is needed. Again I love a versatile piece.

Bath products | I am a true believer in Aveeno baby bath products but there is something amazing about Noodle and Boo. While on the pricier side, it is worth the splurge for that sweet clean baby smell.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

South's Best

Southern Living just released their South's Best list and it has great old and new favorites taking part!

Best Small Town
Beaufort is #1 and I could not agree more. After visiting last September, it is one of my new favorite places, perfect for a girl's getaway or a romantic retreat. The laidback vibe makes it the perfect escape.

Best Restaurants
The sad part of this list is I have not eaten at the Atlanta location but I have for two others! Hominy Grill in Charleston could be one of the best brunches I have ever had and Highlands in Birmingham is always a great meal. Saying that, this list contains several other must-try spots in my future.

Best Hotels
The only Alabama property is a beautiful restoration to the Battle House's glory. There are other great places I am eager to visit like the Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Best Islands
I love everything about Florida's Emerald Coast but there is something idyllic about South Carolina and Georgia's coastal island towns. Having never been to Hilton Head or Jekyll, I would love to cross those off my list.

Best Breweries
If you are an avid beer drinker and never been to Asheville then you are missing out. No wonder the Wicked Weed was #1 on the list.

Thanks Southern Living for adding to my ever-long travel list :)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday Thoughts

As if you couldn't tell, this ole blog has been taking a backseat. Not that I want it to but I don't have the time. Yes there are busier people out there but being a wife, mommy, employee, business owner, cook, cleaner, laundress and just a plain human being are sucking me dry of any free time. I haven't caught up on the latest Real Housewives or Scandal episodes if that tells you anything :) Hopefully I will have a nursery to unveil, fun weekends to post about or great new recipes, but right now I am running dry on ideas and stamina.

Baby boy has a name! While we are inadvertently keeping it close, thank goodness a name has been picked. Let the monograms commence.

Chrissy Teigen was all over the news this week for her Glamour essay. Mad props to her for opening up on a taboo topic like postpartum depression. To be honest, I think all of us mommas get something of the sort. I sure know I did. Your world is just rocked and you have so many body changes on top of so many new responsibilities that you don't know which end is up. I just wish people were more open about it. Kudos to her!

I am in the mood for some more sandals (I don't need them) but my feet seem to be the only thing not huge these days. These are too cute!