Friday, March 31, 2017

Our Modern Farmhouse: Norahs Bed and Bath

When we first moved in I wanted to make Norah's main living spaces a priority so she didn't feel so disheveled during the move.

She had only been in her nursery at the apartment for such a short time that I wanted to use the same decor at the new house.

I didn't really have a theme because I wanted it to be whimsical and eclectic.

Paint: Sherwin Williams- Intimate White

* I spent months searching for the perfect pink that wasn't too bright. Lo and behold I found the perfect shade in the white section! Rolling it on it was very white but it dried the most beautiful shade of pale pink.

Crib: Hudson by Babyletto
Bookshelves: Ikea
Glider and Ottoman: Buy Buy Baby
Side Table: Home Goods
Go Girl Pendant: Hobby Lobby
Gold Circle Shelves: Target-Pillowfort
Dresser: Vintage and refurbished with knobs from Hobby Lobby

I really wanted to make her books accessible to her and I found this awesome Ikea hack on Pinerest! 
These are super cheap spice racks that hold books wonderfully!

When it came to her bathroom we had endless possibilities with a very white canvas.

I have always loved the mermaid print from Rifle Paper Co so I pretty much based it around that without going too mermaid crazy!

Tim put up the chair rail and I just love how finished it looks now!

Paint: Sherwin Williams- Aloe Vera
Mermaid Print: Rifle Paper Co.
Shower Curtain: Amazon
Gold Baskets: Walmart
Towels: Target
Lather,Rinse,Repeat Sign: Hobby Lobby
Rugs: World Market

Monday, February 27, 2017

Bohemian/Desert Vibes First Birthday

For Norahs party I really wanted to keep the costs low with the main cost being the Taco guy.

Luckily I was able to repurpose a lot of the supplies I already had and they fit the theme wonderfully!

I had a basket of flower crowns for guests to wear

I used all artificial flowers and succulents that I already had from my Jenna Leslye Designs supplies.

Norahs tunic and bellbottoms are from Baileys Blossoms

Thanks to my Aunt and Sister for taking photos for us!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wild One

Happy Birthday to Our Wild One....

Dear Norah Lane,
Today you turn one! I can't believe how fast the last year flew by. One year ago today I was holding this fresh, squishy baby and trying to take you all in. Your features, your sounds, and that new baby smell. Today you are a rambunctious, sassy, smart and beautiful wild child ( I can barely write this post because you're climbing on top of me).

I'm so proud of the little toddler you've grown into. Some days are exhausting but everyday is rewarding. Being your mama has been the best job and privilege of my life and I count my blessings everyday.

I hope you know that you can do anything you put your mind to and I know that you will. You are so very determined and smart. You are going to do great things once you stop eating books.

You are loved by so many people because you bring tremendous amounts of joy to everyone you come across.

Although I miss the squishy baby days, I'm equally excited to see you grow and learn and say really funny things.

I hope that I've done a good job at this whole Mama thing. There are days where I've felt like a complete failure but then you fall asleep in my arms and I know that I bring you comfort and I count that as a win.

I promise that I will always be there for you no matter what. You can count on me for comfort and love without judgment.

You will always be my little nugget and I will forever be thankful to you for making me a mother.

I also want to give a shoutout to Tim for being the best Dad and partner two girls could ask for.
We did it Cuddlebug! We survived year one!

"You belong among the wildflowers...."