Nursery Closet

land of nod storage bin

Last week I shared Owen's nursery, so today I thought I'd share his nursery closet and how I organized it. It's currently the most organized closet in our entire house so don't think every closet in our house looks like this.  Our master bedroom closet is in shambles but Owen's closet is the … [Continue reading...]

Custom House Portrait + Christmas Cards Giveaway


You guys!  I'm so excited about today's post.  Want to know why?  Because I'm giving away a custom house portrait AND custom Christmas cards! First, let me tell you the back story about how this giveaway came to be. A year ago I wrote a post on first wedding anniversary gift ideas.  I included a … [Continue reading...]

Baby Gift Basket

Fun and practical baby gift basket idea!

Brad and I are at the point in our lives where many of our friends are having babies. It's funny how life in our twenties has progressed for us and a fair amount of our friends. Graduate college at around age 22-23. Engaged at around age 24-25. Married at 25-26. Babies at 27-30. It's like … [Continue reading...]

Nursery Sources

eclectic boy nursery

Today I'm sharing where I got everything in Owen's nursery.  I'm including everything-- from the curtain rod to the trash can. I linked directly to as many things as possible.  If I don't link to something it means that there's nothing to link to.  Sorry.  I tried. wall color ... Tidewater SW … [Continue reading...]

Owen’s Bright and Colorful Nursery

blue and yellow nursery

When I was pregnant one of the most frequent questions I was asked was, "What's the nursery theme?"  I would begin by answering with my general color scheme.  But I would almost always get puzzled looks.  Maybe it's because I wasn't saying "Blue!  With whales!" or "Grey and white.  With chevron!" … [Continue reading...]

Fall Orchard Trip 2014


For the past few years, Brad and I have made our annual fall trip to our favorite Indianapolis-area orchard, Anderson Orchard in Mooresville. We've gone for the past few years (2011, 2012, and 2013).  This year was extra exciting because we had a special someone in tow. Our typical activities were … [Continue reading...]

My Must Have Baby Gear For The First Two Months

Must have baby gear for the first two months!

Today I'm sharing my must have baby gear that has gotten me through the first two months of motherhood. I'm just going to dive in.  These aren't in any particular order, although I'll try to cluster the things that kind of go together. Swaddles I don't know why it took me so long to figure out … [Continue reading...]

How To Plant A Tree

How to plant a tree! Good info to know!

Yep, today I'm going to tell you how to plant a tree.  You know, in case you ever have the urge to plant one. Now, we actually planted this tree last fall.  I'm choosing to post about it a year later because I wanted to make sure we didn't mess up and subsequently murder said tree.  Since I'm … [Continue reading...]

Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

mini pumpkin chocolate chip muffins 4

My pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe from last year has been so widely popular this fall that I decided to expand on the pumpkin-chocolate-chip-ness and create mini pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. You know, muffins are funny.  I feel like there's a healthy connotation to them.  Like if … [Continue reading...]

Owen’s Birth Announcements + Minted Giveaway

birth announcement

Today I'm sharing Owen's birth announcements from Minted, and I have a special giveaway I'll tell you about at the end of the post.  Woot! Personally, I love birth announcements.  It's always a fun surprise to get them in the mail.  I'm one of those people who loves getting real mail.  Call me old … [Continue reading...]

Fall Outdoor Decor 2014

fall front porch 2

For the past three years I've shared our front porch decorated for fall.  Here's 2011, 2012, and 2013 in case you want to check them out. Each year I try to add a little more and try something new.  This year I worked in a cabbage and wood slice.  I tell you what-- I'm really stepping outside of my … [Continue reading...]

Maxi-Cosi Bohemian Blue Collection

maxi cosi bohemian blue car seat 1

Thanks, Maxi-Cosi, for sponsoring today's post!  As always, opinions are 100% my own. A couple months ago I announced that I had been asked by Maxi-Cosi to participate in their Bohemian Blue brand ambassador program.  I was graciously gifted with three items (Kaia stroller, Mico AP infant car … [Continue reading...]