• Design,  DIY,  Lifestyle,  Mommy

    Neutral Boy Nursery 

    Being an exclusive girl mom the last four years has left me seeing all things pink and glittery. When I found out we were having a boy, I was so excited for him, but completely clueless on boy things. Maybe that was the reason it took me until the week he was due to finish his nursery.  I found this herringbone wallpaper and loved the color. It’s neutral, but offers lots of texture. Everything came together after I found this wallpaper.   I knew I wanted a metal crib this time around. My girls have a white, wood crib they have chewed on, leaving teeth marks all over the top.…

  • Mommy

    Birth Story #1 and Breastfeeding Challenges

    Four years ago I was a brand new mom, and starting to come to terms with just how clueless I actually was. I had read the books, I did the classes, I asked a ton of questions, but I was left holding this tiny perfect bundle- clueless.  Everything went wrong with her arrival. My birth plan (ha!) was to have a natural labor- no medication for the baby’s sake, and to breast feed her exclusively.  My water broke at 40+5 requiring an induction, and my labor stopped progressing at 8cm and 12+ hours in. The recommendation was to have an epidural because at that point I was in labor land,…

  • Fashion,  Mommy

    Maternity Photo Outfit Ideas 

    I am so excited to do my maternity photos in about a week. I have been looking at pictures on Pinterest and planning my outfits. I don’t want it to be overly formal, but want some nice pictures to document this final pregnancy. I will be shooting with a very talented photographer Cayla, with Wild and Grace Photography. She does lifestyle and newborn photography. You can find her site here or follow her on Instagram @Wild_and_grace I gathered up all my maternity outfit inspo into one spot.  Outfit 1: This first outfit will be the most formal. The dress is not maternity but I’m hoping because the waist hits higher it will…