Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Well, Hello!


I have great intentions about this little space but when it comes to the end of the day a post just is not happening. There several posts floating around my head that I want to share but just can’t seem to get it written down. I want to provide some insight on surviving those sleepless newborn nights. (There were plenty and lasted way past the newborn stage.) How I’ve changed post baby and what was most surprising post-partum (You will never guess!).   


The least I can do is provide a little update on our lives. Christmas with Caroline was so sweet. She is so social and loved seeing family. Honestly though, her favorite part of the whole thing was the wrapping paper. Girl loved to rattle and tear it up.  Joe and I attended the most gorgeous wedding over NYE weekend for one of childhood besties. We had the best time partying into 2017 with friends.  We had out first big winter storm which shut down Raleigh for quite a few days. I hate driving in snow/ice so we did not leave the house for at least 4 days. Our sweet girl is almost one year old and I’m in complete disbelief. Her party is going to be a little Valentine’s Day themed event at our house. I’m still working part time while my parent’s watch Caroline. It is the best being able to leave her with grandparents but there are still many days which I drag my feet dropping her off. Joe and I along with my parents are flying to Georgia this weekend to celebrate my Grandmother’s 100th birthday. I’m quite nervous about Caroline’s first plane ride but at least it is only an hour.  Here are a few photos over the past month...






No promises, but I hope to be back soon sharing more on these few post ideas swimming around in  my head.

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Christmas Photos

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and were able to spend some quality time with the ones you love. We have been enjoying a full week at home just the three of us and it has been quite lovely. We have rarely left the house except for gym and store runs. It reminds me of the newborn days except without the unconsolable baby. Caroline is such a treat these days and it is quite fun to just play at home and watch her explore new things.

Today I am popping in to share a few photos from our family photo shoot this November. We did a mini session with AJ Dunlap Photography in nearby park in Wake Forest and I just love how they turned out. They were taken right after daylight savings time which really messed up Caroline's schedule. So it unexpectedly fell right when she was getting tired. Carter was great with her and really got some great photos of her sweet smile. We learned our lesson on these as many of them Joe and I are making ridiculous faces trying to make Caroline laugh or smile.  It made it hard to choose favorites for our Christmas card this year.


















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Monday, December 12, 2016

Stocking Stuffers

Today I'm popping in to share a few great gift ideas for the fabulous girlfriends in your life. All these gifts are under $25. Many of these are my tried and true favorites that I use everyday! This lost would be perfect for a significant other looking for gift ideas as well.

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These hair ties are the best! I love that they don't leave dents and make the perfect messy bun. I bought this candle last holiday season and still burn it all the time. It's the perfect neutral scent. Plus lip balm is a necessity on these cold winter days. The formula is rich and leaves the perfect amount of color. 


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