Wednesday, March 4, 2015

So this happened...

We had another, amazing little girl.

Meet Collins...

I could gush all day, every day about how incredible this girl is.  She sleeps like a champ, eats like a champ, is always happy and when I see her smile at her sister, I feel like my heart just might explode. Collins has wild hair that is lighter and isn't quite as thick as her sister's.  Her eyes are blue and she has the sweetest little lips and the BEST double chin.  She's super expressive and is happy in anyone's arms.  But if she decides she's hungry... watch out.  0 to 100 with zero warning.  She definitely gets that from me.

Let me catch you up...

She was a week late.  I went completely overboard on Thanksgiving dinner, as I should have, and felt terrible.  Literally thought I would burst.  I woke up at 4am the next morning with pretty subtle contractions.  It felt like forever waiting until they were close enough together to head in to the hospital, but it was really only 11am.  We checked in, walked around, hung around and visited with friends who had just welcomed their sweet little girl that same week.  I started to push around 2:45pm and by 3:20pm, our sweet Collins had arrived.  It was hard to believe I could love someone as much as I love Winslow, but it was instant.  Head over heels for this one.

The transition to 2 has been easier than we could have ever anticipated.  We aren't the walking zombies that we were in the first couple months as new parents with Winslow.  I want to say we've hit our stride and are pretty high functioning these days.  There are definitely challenges, like how to get two ready and out the door without being 45 minutes late for everything, or getting them both down for bed to finally eat dinner at 8:30pm, and finding some time for yourself (doesn't exist).  But I thank God every single day for them and for the guy I get to do this with.  I couldn't and wouldn't do this without you.  Del, you are the absolute best.  I know D2 is so proud of you and the father you are to Winslow and Collins.  You did, after all, learn from the best.

We have been blessed beyond belief with these amazing little girls and I will cherish every moment I have to watch them grow up together.  Love, love, love.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Repurposed Birthday Cards

I think I'm a hoarder.

I have such a hard time throwing away the sweet little cards that Winslow has received over the years.  There's a part of me that thinks she'll have fun looking at and reading through them when she's able to.  Mother of the year, right?!  To prove to my hubby that I do not, in fact, have hoarding tendencies, I threw all but a couple away.  And I've FINALLY figured out what to do with them.  I picked up 16 two dollar frames from Ikea, threw a deer head into the mix and voila!

Anything to pass the time waiting for Baby Girl #2.  We're ready to meet you, girlfriend!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall Focused

8.5 weeks.  That's crazy.  8.5 weeks until we meet little girl #2.  Excited/terrified/anxious/terrified!  Winslow must ask once a day when she gets to meet her "baby sister".  Soon my child, soon.

With this quickly growing belly, I'm dying a little bit inside, not being able to shop for any fun new Fall clothing.  So, I'm zoned in on outerwear, boots and handbags.  100% focused.  Loving these...

1. Milly Feather Trim Jacket | $795
2. Zara Faux Fur Long Vest | $99
3. 10 Crosby Derek Lam Rounded Cardigan Jacket | $595
4. Zara Fur Lapel Coat | $169
5. Rebecca Taylor Melton Cocoon Jacket | $750

1.  DV by Dolce Vita Myer Over the Knee Boot  $240 
2. MICHAEL Michael Kors Regina Over the Knee Boot | $289
3. Tory Burch Simone Over the Knee Boot | $525
4. DV by Dolce Vita Pilot Bootie | $89
5. MICHAEL Michael Kors Salem Bootie | $198
6. Steven by Steve Madden Klick | $149
7. Zara Soft Leather Ankle Bootie | $99
8. Joie Rigby | $375

1. Kate Spade Cedar Street-Maise Satchel | $298
2. Vince Camuto Alice Leather Tote | $298
3. Chloe Medium Marcie Leather Bag | $1990
4. 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli  Leather Satchel | $895
5. 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli  Leather Satchel | $895
6. SJP Waverly Leather Crossbody Bag | $345

Friday, September 19, 2014

Number 5!

We met 10 summers ago and have been married for 5 years, today.  Thank you for giving me our amazing little girl, her baby sister (arriving in 2 months!) and for this beautiful life we get to live together.  You are more than I ever dreamed I'd have as a partner in life.  Love you more every single day.  Thank you for being you :)

How about a stroll down memory lane...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hoo Loves You?

There's nothing like waiting till the last minute to figure out what to do for your 2 year old's class for Valentine's day :) Luckily Winslow and her BFF were up for crafting this evening...

Pretty darn cute.  Yes, that's embossed.  Because when you purchase an embossing gun, everything in sight gets embossed.

Happy Heart Day!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Electric Orange.

Instead of ditching our bedside lamps completely, a good friend and designer suggested painting them.   And here you have them… electric orange!



And my silly little monkey, who wanted to get involved…

I love the way these turned out.  The bright accent of color is just what our room needed.  The next to go are those super dark and bulky bedside tables.  Hoping it doesn't take me another 10 months to pick them out.

Have a great weekend y'all!