5.27.2016

Memorial Day Weekend

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, friends!

I'm currently working on trying to extend my birthday for as long as possible, so I think this holiday weekend is a good excuse to do that right? Besides having the whole day to myself (which was heavenly-I got my nails done and did a ton of shopping!), my Dad came over on Wednesday night to babysit Cam so that we could go out to enjoy a nice dinner together. We went to a restaurant called Basi Italia and ate outside on their gorgeous patio since it was a beautiful night. I splurged and got lobster tail and Billy got a pasta dish - both of them were so yummy!

Billy got me an apple watch (this pretty one!) I cannot wait to start using it! For those of you that have them, what are your favorite ways to use it and apps? 

I have some really fun posts coming up next week, but in honor of the holiday weekend I wanted to share some of my favorite links today that provide great ideas on how to make the most of it! 

Need a dish to bring to a cookout or want to make something fun for eating at home? Here she is!


This drink though! Mmm! Tropical Passion Sangria


Chocolate Dipped Banana Splits
Because you can't skip making a yummy dessert! (kids would love this too I'm sure!) 

And if you're looking for fun outdoor activities for kids this summer, I love this article with 18+ Sensory Tubs for Toddlers and this summer bucket list!


I hope the weather is warm for all of us and everyone has a wonderful weekend! 


5.25.2016

Another Year Older


....or wiser? I'm gonna have to go with wiser! ;)

If you hadn't guessed from the title, today is my birthday and I'm spending it the best way I know how: doing whatever I want! I took the day off and Cam is at his nanny's, so I'm running as many errands as I possibly can fit into my day (and getting my nails done of course!) before picking him up a little early and going out to dinner with Billy tonight. As excited as I am to have my day free (you don't get these often when you're a mom!), I'm looking forward to celebrating with my little family all together tonight, too.

This year has been full of happy moments and changes. I've learned to count on and cherish certain friendships, and am so thankful for the people in my life who support me, love Camden like he's their own, and help make me a better person. I wouldn't change a thing!

Also, I wanted to say thanks for all your comments on baby brothers nursery and for the birthday wishes on Instagram!

5.23.2016

Baby #2's Nautical Nursery

Happy Monday! I'm so excited to be able to finally share baby brothers nursery with all of you!

Originally, I was extremely iffy on this space when we first started out. The room is pretty small compared to Camden's (see his nursery here), so we really had to mess with the layout a bunch of times to see what looked and worked best. I also kept changing my mind on certain things (like the paint color...about four times ha), too, so I was nervous that I just wouldn't love the end result because of how indecisive I was about everything! Well, that couldn't be farther from what I feel now because I'm in love with how it turned out! I love how the walls match the area rug and everything just flows really well together.

One thing we did know was that we wanted to do a nautical theme because of my husbands love (and mine) for boating! It was really easy to find cute decor because it's pretty much everywhere in the stores right now. Also, since Billy's family has a boat and we go up to their cottage in the summer all the time, we plan to pick up some local pieces to add to his room too! Before taking these pictures, I had to triple check that all items with his name or initial were hidden in the closet because leave it to me to spill his name on this reveal post! I wouldn't be that surprised. 

Alright, enough talking from me...let's take a look and sea ;)

 
 


What do you think?! 

I really really really love the gray crib and dresser. I'm so glad we went with it! Billy followed this tutorial to make the shelves and we decided that since we rarely use Camden's glider and ottoman anymore that we would just move it from his room into here. We actually bought Camden a big teepee to put in it's place so that he can read stories and play in, which worked out really well because he loves it and is really excited about it! If you're wondering where the changing table/area will be...well with Cam we hated changing him on top of the dresser from the side, so we've always just changed him on the floor on a mat, facing us straight on. It's totally personal preference, but that's why we didn't even bother getting one this time around! We just plan to change him on the changing pad on the floor or on a bed. Does anyone else do this?

The oar side table is one of my favorite finds because it was on clearance for like $20 and it matches the room perfectly.

The only thing we have left to do is buy a blackout blind for the window (they sell them at Home Depot for like $10 and it's worked great for us in Cam's room). I know that curtains could really dress it up and I may eventually try to find some, but for now I'm OK with leaving it how it is! Now all that is left to do is organize his closet and clothes and then we're all ready for baby brother to join us! :)

Sources:
Crib and Dresser/Hutch-Delta Epic 4-in-1 Convertible Crib from Amazon (very inexpensive and love the color!)
Crib Bedding: Pottery Barn
Glider: Buy Buy Baby (it's called the Blake)
Ottoman: All Modern
Oar Side Table: Hobby Lobby
Rug: Rugs USA (this rug is so soft and such a great price)
Boat Oars: Hobby Lobby
Welcome Aboard Life Ring: Amazon (only $3)
Rope Mirror: Target
Anchor Hooks: Kohls
Nautical Prints: Etsy
Wooden Boat (that has the books in it): TJ Maxx
Whale Picture Frame: Hobby Lobby
Vases, Whale Tail, Ship in Glass Bottle, Whale (used a bookend): all from Hobby Lobby
Striped Sailboat: Target
Anchor Knobs: Hobby Lobby
Canvas Storage Basket: TJ Maxx

If I forgot something and you want to know where it's from, just comment or email me!