The nursery reveal and a few final bump shots.

Very thrilled to finally share with you all my little boy’s nursery.  I absolutely could not wait to get started on the nursery as soon as we found out we were expecting!! I was so thrilled when we found out we were having a little boy because it meant I could finally get to work!! My mom found the cutest sign on Pinterest that said “Shh, no wake zone” that truly inspired it all! Caleb and I are very into all things beach and boating so the nautical theme just seemed too perfect for our little man!

I’m so very thankful for my dear friend Kate Blauert over at Kate Blauert Photography for capturing these precious images of Tommy’s nursery and a few last bump shots of me as well.  I was quite pregnant and even in early labor during this time, so I wast sure I was quite up to getting my picture taken, but Kate was so sweet and encouraging through the entire shoot and managed to still make me feel pretty.  I’m so thankful I have these last few bump shots to always remember that time as well!











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Photography by: Kate Blauert Photography

The Little Details 

Wooden Monogram: A Charmed Nest

“Shh No Wake Zone Sign: Project Cottage Ink

Sail Boat and Buoys: Nautical Beach Decor

Rug and “Cement” Lamp: Target clearance section

Boat Hook Rack: Caleb Handmade from boat cleats found on eBay

Striped Curtains: Sewn by me from shower curtains

Blue and Red Quilt: Handmade by a dear friend

Rocker: Babies R Us 

Crib: Ikea

Dresser: Given to us by one of Caleb’s clients

 Bins and Baskets: TJMaxx, Homegoods and given to us as shower gifts

Artwork: From various places online then printed and framed from AC Moore

Navy Blue Sweater Outfit: Carter’s

Navy Blue Scarf and Teether: Buddha Bibs

My Outfit

Sweater: A Pea In The Pod Maternity

Pants: H&M 

Boots: Sole Society from Nordstrom Rack

Accessories: ShopLately and Nixon 

The most wonderful time of the year.

I have so much to update this blog about, but between managing/buying, my husband’s ACL reconstruction surgery, a national pageant and the Christmas madness I’ve been a bit busy.  I’m making lots of plans and looking so forward to getting on a much more regular posting schedule soon! But until then, let me leave you with a few of my favorite pictures from around our house during the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas!  Now, usually my husband calls me his very own Mrs. Claus, but this year I had to keep things low key and surprising enough, I still loved the way everything turned out!

     Since Caleb was a little “under the weather” this Christmas we had to keep it easy with the Christmas tree.   photo(1)So, we settled on a much smaller tree than normal and yet we still loved how it’s tiny glow warmed our living room for the season.


     Here is our little house all lit up at night for Christmas.  I was so excited to finally pull out my Pergola that we found on the side of the road last Spring! With a little greenery and lights I absolutely loved how it just gave an extra special feel to our little walk way.


     Okay, now I get it’s not the prettiest picture in the world, but I think you get the idea.    I realized after uploading this picture that I missed the fact that the upstairs window candles weren’t turned on either. Oops.

     Now how about a little peak inside our house?

     Since we don’t have an actual mantle to hang our stockings I improvised and used our staircase railing instead.


     After searching through Home Goods and coming up short on finding the right size runner for my little coffee table, I was quite thrilled with how a little burlap and ribbon created just the what I had in mind.


     I just cannot get enough of the warm glow Christmas lights .


Home sweet home.


Bella was sure excited for her 1st Christmas! She was so proud to show off her Christmas dress. bella

Thank you for checking out a little peek into our house during the Christmastime!


We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and wish you Happy New Year!