Monday, November 3, 2014

Dax's Little Explorer Nursery.

It's time I finally share Dax's nursery.  And admit to myself and to you that it might not ever be 100% complete!  It's good enough for now. And I'm excited for you to see it.

I'll start by saying I LOVE his nursery.  It's not perfect but it was so fun to depart from the ultra girly nurseries I created for Genevieve and Nadia and do something more masculine.  I jumped aboard the aztec/tribal trend and I can't say I'm sorry. I'll admit I meant for the theme to be more subtle but I just kept finding things I loved and "editing" has never been my forte.  It's trendy but there are definitely classic elements that can grow with him (and with me when I tire of the trend) over time.  I also love the main message-- be brave and courageous.  It truly embodies character traits I hope to cultivate in him (and each of the kids) and we've recently chosen Joshua 1:9 as our family scripture.  Be brave enough to tell the truth, daring enough to be different, courageous enough to stand up for what you believe in.  So here it is in all its glory. (and I'm sorry for the obnoxious watermarks. I tried to make it smaller way too many times and then gave up. I have a newborn.  Ain't nobody got time for that).

Monday, October 27, 2014

DIY Feature + A FREE Offer for YOU!

If you have an iPhone or iPad and are looking for some DIY inspiration, I'm happy to say I just discovered some for you!  You can preview the latest issue of DIY Lifestyle Magazine by following this link and enjoying a free download.  The link will also lead you to an offer for a free 18 piece Tri-Lobe Precision Knife set when you subscribe to the magazine (valid in the US and Canada only).

The content was contributed by many talented bloggers and I'm super psyched to have been one of the chosen few for the October issue.  DIY Lifestyle magazine is ranked #1 in the iTunes Newsstand for crafts and hobbies with a 5 star rating.  It's such a fun read! For the October issue they featured my Chevron Wall Tutorial and my "Cheap and Easy Ceiling Fan Makeover" tutorial. Check it out along with other fun projects.  Would love your support!  Download the magazine and get your free gift!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Dax is 1 month old!

My little man is ONE month old!  It's really amazing how quickly the time passes.  And while sometimes I'm eager for it to pass (3 am feedings anyone?), most often I'm trying to soak it up.  Perspective is a beautiful thing--with each child it seems the time passes more quickly and having lived through it, I'm less tempted to wish it away.  Here's a bit about how we're doing along with some notes about Dax that I want to remember (and hopefully include in his first year book like I did for Nadia and Genevieve):

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Welcome to our World Baby D + A Birth Story.

Dax Joseph DeLangie
9 pounds. 5 ounces.
20 1/2 inches.
Arrived on 9/4/14 at 11:30 am.

Unlike Nadia's announcement, I'll give you the play by play.  You're welcome.

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!
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