September Stitch Fix


I'm finally coming out of the newborn fog since my little guy will be 3 months on Friday! Now that he's almost sleeping through the night (God bless America!) I've been taking more trips out of the house. I feel human again and turned to stitch fix for some cute new clothes. 

Sorry for the grump face pictures but I was able to get all this tried on while the baby was napping! Here's what I ended up with this month:

Market & Spruce Alan French terry asymmetrical zip cardigan. So soft and really cute for a light fall jacket. I like it both zipped and unzipped:

Market & Spruce Pacci Cowl Neck Serater. Very cozy and perfect for the cool fall days coming up:

Henry & Belle Paulie high waist skinny jean. Quite possibly the most comfortable jeans I've ever put on. And that's coming from a 3 month postpartum mom with some work on the middle to do! Long enough and so soft I'm in love:

Pixley Kendahl skirt. This is really cute but I had to suck in a bunch to get it on. Breathing might make this difficult to wear around ha. It's too bad because
I'm looking for more dressy pieces to wear to charity meetings and functions:

Lastly this fun2fun Broderick cut-out detail top. It was too tight and short on me but hey 3/5 isn't bad for this fix:

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He's Here!


Well he has actually been here for 6 weeks now. I'm finally coming out of the zombie sleep deprived mode and wanted to share a couple pictures. I have a fantastically talented friend who took some newborn shots for us and I am thrilled at how they turned out.

We were able to use his dads stethoscope and reflex hammer and incorporate it in these shots-so fun!

I found the cutest little scrub set when I first found out I was pregnant and seeing him in them was just the cutest thing ever :) Being a mom is by far the best thing I have ever done, every exhausting minute. The love you can have for this tiny little clone of you and your husband is beyond words.

Baby Boy Nursery Tour


We finally got our nursery finished this weekend! I will be 36 weeks pregnant tomorrow and its so nice to have this crossed off the list. Now all it needs is a little boy to complete the look :)

Even before we found out we were having a boy I knew I wanted to do a classy, more mature neutral nursery. I loved the look of restoration hardware baby rooms and set out to replicate that but in my own way.

I went with a pallet of neural colors. The paint color is coventry grey by Benjamin Moore and I am so pleased with it. I could have paired really any colors with it, such a fabulous neutral. In fact my mom and sister have actually painted their bedrooms this color they liked it so much!

We ordered our crib, dresser and bookshelf from a Michigan company called Windmill Designs and this is the Waverly collection. It was all custom made right here in our home state and a nice solid wood. It was totally worth the 4 month wait!

The animal wall art is from etsy and she has the most adorable custom nursery artwork I've found! Check her out here

The crown, elephant rocker and letter K are from Restoration Hardware. The crown was actually my first purchase and we kind of worked the room around it, going with silver accents.

The rocker is by Monte and is the Joya. It is very small and not the super plush, large glider that many people are used to. It fits our smaller room perfectly and I think it will do the trick for late night nursing sessions. Its also the leather version so Im hopeful it will be easier for clean ups.

The elephant wall print is from Pottery Barn kids and so is our bedding (the Taylor organic collection) and rug which has a cute elephant print as well.

Picture Perfect


Checking in at 31 weeks pregnant today. I have felt phenomenal throughout the whole pregnancy and am so lucky to really be able to enjoy this time fully. Still wearing heels and have probably felt more confident with a baby belly than I ever have pre-pregnancy. I can't wrap my head around the fact that we will be meeting our son in the single digit weeks now!

A friend of mine who is a photographer shot some maternity pictures this past weekend I have to share. She is so talented and I love how they turned out. We shot at a nature preserve and the rain held off just long enough to get some great shots. You can check out more of her work here especially if you're in the Michigan area.

We are having out Iowa baby shower this weekend and then our big Michigan one the following. Time has always flown by as I got older, but now its on overdrive. This pregnancy has flown by and I have to make sure to really enjoy these last few weeks and all the excitement and family visits to come :)

Bahamas Babymoon


Ive been majorly neglecting the blog. I swear I feel like it's been pretty boring over here and didn't really have too much to post. Then next thing ya know it's 3 months later. So here goes nothing...

My husband and I recently returned from our babymoon (aka our last vacation as a family of two). I'm almost 27 weeks pregnant now (how did that happen!!??) and this was really a glorious trip we had such a nice time. I've been feeling fantastic thoughout my pregnancy and this was a perfect time to travel. 

We stayed at the Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau. The resort was all inclusive and was one of the nicest trips I have taken. The food was surprisingly good, the service was friendly and always had smiling faces and the weather was a perfect 80 and sunny the whole time. With all the virgin drink options I didn't really feel like I missed out on the open bar either. I would highly recomend it to any couples looking for a romantic getaway. 

This was the most time I've spent with my husband in over a year since our last vacation, and it was so nice to see him outside of the hospital well rested, laughing and being relaxed. I cherished those times and was so happy we are able to get away like this and reconnect as cheesy as it sounds.

Here are a few of my favorites from the trip: