Monday, September 1, 2014

My "Welcome to the World" Baby Shower.

A couple of weeks ago my mom, mother-in-law, and sisters-in-law threw me a beautiful "Welcome to the World Baby D" baby shower.  While I saw bits and pieces of what my mom was pulling together (and let's be honest--helped with a couple of tiny DIYs), I was mostly in the dark!  Can I just say, not knowing the details is quite painful for a party planner?!  I suppose it's nice not to have to stress about it but I think I stressed more with hoping it was going to turn out okay, hoping my mom wasn't feeling overwhelmed, and hoping all the co-planners were doing ok!  In the end, stress wasn't at all necessary!  Besides it being on a weekend in the way-too-short-and-way-too-precious-new-England summer (i.e. many people already having other plans), it was beyond perfect.  And the people who could make it (including one of my dearest college friends who was visiting that weekend!) were the perfect mix of people I hold dear! It was a lovely shower and a lovely time and I'm so thankful!  So enough chatting.  Here are some images.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Our "chemo-is-over-10-year-anniversary-baby-moon" Getaway.

Joe and I finally made it on our little getaway!  This year we celebrated 10 years married and had loosely planned on a tropical vacation alone.  Then the diagnosis happened and that turned into a still wonderful getaway to a beautiful house on the beach in Charleston, SC.  Then the infection happened and that turned into a 3 night getaway to local Maine.  I'm not gonna lie- initially I was heartbroken.  I couldn't even bring myself to update you here on Taste{Full} because I was so discouraged over yet another setback.  Since it was exactly around the time Joe's last chemo was supposed to happen I think I'd let my guard down and emotionally had moved on to our next phase in life.  But at the end of the day I knew that the important thin was that Joe was ok.  And if there's one thing I've learned this year it's that we can plan all we want but at the end of the day it's not totally up to us.  And I have faith that everything happens for a reason and that God will take what the enemy intended for evil and use it for good.  Quite honestly there are some people who aren't fortunate enough to get away ever.  to anywhere.  And going away is going away.  I still got to spend uninterrupted time with my boo.  And I still got a chance to miss my kids.  Cause we mamas need those opportunities every once in a while.  At least this mama does! And it made me thankful that we live near so many great coastal towns.  Because it truly was a wonderful vacation.  Speaking of coastal towns...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Nadia's 3rd Birthday Photos.

Nadia's turning 3 in just a few weeks.  I can hardly believe it!  If there was ever a year to skip a party it would be this year.  But I'm already having anxiety about her having middle child syndrome so I just couldn't do it.   Instead I will kill myself to pull off a somewhat cute, very simple fairy 3rd birthday party. I took a few photos of her for her DIY invitation and wanted to share!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Sneak Peek... Actually E-Peek of the Nursery.

Currently I have guests staying in the nursery so I can't give you a real sneak peek.  So I decided to throw together a little e-peek.  All of the items pictured are currently in the nursery.  There is more to of course--a fun yellow side table, shelves, woodsy/rustic art, and fun DIYs, but this is the best I could do with items available online.  My instagram friends have asked to see more so hopefully this tides you over!  Oh and if you don't follow on instagram, there are more "real" sneak peeks there.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

We Survived a Maternity Photo Session.

It's amazing how we take family photos every year, yet I forget how crazy it is! I suppose if you have calm or obedient children it's easy but my girls are definitely not the former and only sometimes the latter (unfortunately- but we only have ourselves to blame!).  Anyway, it seems Miss Jordan caught every moment in between the naughty moments.  She encouraged me to do them in the first place (though I was thinking she might have been regretting that in the thick of it!) and I'm so glad I did--especially after seeing them.  Here are a handful of my favorites:

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Nursery Must Have.

I'm over on Live The Fancy Life today sharing a fun offer for a nursery must have!  Besides a FREE offer and gift basket inspiration, you'll also catch a little peek of my DIY changing pad cover & our maternity photos!


Check it out here!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Simple Gallery Wall.

Except, is there such a thing as a "simple" gallery wall?!  I suppose I just mean it doesn't include "found objects," DIY elements, or much creativity.  Gee, when I put it like that it's like I'm asking you to stop reading. I'm not.  I still love it and on a positive note, I think it's VERY attainable for the average person.  This isn't a tutorial but I listed some tips at the end. I know--Cue "Bossy" by Kelis.

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