Friday, February 15, 2013

font friday what what

It has been a reallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllly (enough l's?) long time since I participated in a Font Friday. I'm feeling a little guilty. Hopefully, maybe, this adorable font will make up for it. I love the serif capital letters paired with the calligraphy. It makes for a beautiful hand-written combination. Has a casual feel that could easily be dressed up. Even better is the price tag. Saint Agnes is only $30. Seriously, that's kind of a steal for fonts like this. Snatch it up!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Font Friday crew: Follow along on Twitter, and check out their lovely blogs here:

Jenny at Hank & HuntAlexandra at Aerialist Press, Alison at Alison Owen Design, Jen at Blush Printables, Steph at Bubblerock, Sofia at Branco Prata, Catherine at Design Editor, Chelsea at Fourth & Folded, Allie at Honey Bee Invites, Lauren at Lauren Elise Crafted, Jenna + Elizabeth at Little Bit Heart, Lauren at Palm Papers, Kerry at Super Swoon, Vickie at Vickie Designer, Wendy at Wesewn Design, Vicki at Curly Willow.  Enjoy! 


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

a little R&B

Reese Sofa  |  Elton Bookcase  |  Rae End Table  |  Chain Rug  |  Anders Cabinet  |  Eames Molded Plywood Chair

My nesting seems to have extended into my entire house. Well, our house has been a work in progress since we moved in a few years ago. It's taken some time to decide what direction we want to go in as far as colors. All of our old stuff is very bright (chartreuse, lots of it) and we have this very big wall in our living room that is a light blue. To say that some of our stuff clashes is an understatement. Originally I wanted to repaint the wall, but I've recently decided to keep it and instead bring in grays and whites into the living room. Since I've been pregnant I've realized just how uncomfortable our current sectional is. Having 4 small pieces instead of 2 large ones means lots of sliding around and laying across them is pretty uncomfortable. While a new couch and new rug are at the top of my list, these are just a few things I'm also lusting over. Especially a new bookcase for the living room. Room & Board has become an obsession lately and who knows if I'll ever be able to afford it, but a girl can dream. (that's why I blog, duh.)


Thursday, February 7, 2013

the lovely list

This lovely list is all about comfort. It's pretty much become my #1 priority lately. Being this pregnant gets uncomfortable so it's important to find ways to indulge and help yourself relax. Of course, you don't have to be pregnant to need a break from the aches of every day. I have scent-triggered migraines so it's a big deal when I come across a scent that isn't overpowering yet smells amazing. I like the more natural, floral and citrus scents and all of these fall into that category. And I can vouch for that candle being one of the best things I've ever smelled. Put all of these together for an evening bath and you've got yourself a homemade spa.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Name

Naming our baby boy was no easy feat. Coming up with a list of favorite names is really easy. But then  to picture that name on the face you've envisioned and a personality you don't even know yet makes the whole process impossible. And then there's the husband who shuts down every. single. suggestion. you come up with. ;) I tried not to stress too much about the whole naming process. I mean, we had awhile to decide and eventually something perfect was going to come up, right? Indeed it did. I don't remember exactly how Owen came to my head, but it was one of the only names that made Matt stop and think for a second (rather than his "ehh" response to everything else). The more I played with Owen in my head the more I saw this sweet baby's face and I just knew that we had to name him Owen. It just felt like this was his name. I wasn't prodding Matt to tell me whether he liked it or not and I tried to not be too pushy about how much I liked it because I wanted him to decide on his own. So when he brought it up on his own one evening a couple weeks later and said that he loved the name Owen I definitely cried a little bit. I'm even more anxious to see this baby's face. And that, in a nutshell, is how we came to name our son Owen Matthew. 


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

at-home bars are fun

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I was inspired by a post that the lovely Fabulous K made awhile back. We have a bar much like the one above in our home, but it's been awhile since I've paid any attention to it (a cool 6 months at least..winky face), and was thinking about all of the things I'd like to add to it to give it a little update. I received a Mark & Graham catalog in the mail the other day and loved every little monogrammed thing in it. Especially the hand blown glass ice bucket. 


Wednesday, January 30, 2013


I'm sorry for bombarding you with a lot of pictures today, but I thought you were due for an update. It's been awhile, and each week my belly just gets bigger and bigger. It's fun to document because I like to compare how small I was at one point. These days I'm feeling rather large and whale-like. 

20 weeks pregnant. I feel obviously pregnant here, but still on the cuter side of the belly. 

I have not forgotten about my sweet Winston. Isn't he sweet?

22 weeks and my nails are in a hideous state. I kept getting gel nails only to realize that I should probably not soak them in acetone to remove them. So, instead I demolished my nails by peeling the paint off. I am awesome like that. 

I recently discovered this awesome snack at Whole Foods. They're only $7.99. So I tried to find out how to make them at home and it turns out it's some crazy flash fried technology only available in labs (or something like that…I'm being sarcastic about the lab part). I guess I'll just have to cough up the big bucks for them instead. p.s. Okra is delicious! 

My appetite has seriously increased in the last couple weeks. I've been eating spinach omelets like they're going out of style. I passed my 3 hour glucose test but it was confirmed that I am, indeed, hypoglycemic and the Dr. emphasized that it is important for me to eat small meals throughout the day rather than 3 big meals. I admit to being bad about this, but am trying very hard to change that. I guess being hungry every hour or so is making that more and more possible.

I got this beautiful book of inspiration! Kate Spade's Thing We Love is full of beautiful images and of course all things Kate Spade.

My new Cece flats from J.Crew came in. I love them. But I did have to take them off approximately 30 minutes after putting them on. My feet are starting to swell and it's ain't swell. But how pretty is that cobalt?? 

26 big weeks. I mean, I'm really popping out now. Getting out of bed is quite the feat. I kind of have to hurl myself forward and then roll. I've really gained quite a bit of weight in my upper body - my back and arms, which is where I always gain and it makes me feel HUGE on top. Dolman tops seem to be the most flattering on me right now. But going out in public is getting to be hard on my self esteem.

There are lots of baths happening lately. Soaking in the tub with bubbles and epsom salt and lavender candles is the perfect ending to any day. 

Just some pretty lighting from the bath. Courtesy of my husband.

I joined vine just like the other 10 million bloggers. Come find me. I can't guarantee I'm going to keep it or update it all that often. 


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Open Toes

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Ok, so it's January and it's currently raining outside. However, it's also been in the 70's and 60's lately and the rain today is like a spring thunderstorm. Can you blame me for thinking of spring? All winter I look forward to returning my toes to their natural state of barefoot-ness and pedicured goodness. Added bonus for me this spring: my feet will be returning to their normal, un-swollen selves. Who knows what February is going to be like, but for now I'm ready for spring. What about you?