Thursday, May 24, 2012

I Love You More Than...

I was browsing Etsy and found this card that made me laugh. I love my reality TV shows (Real Housewives) and my husband doesn't get it. I tell him it's my "mindless entertainment."

The seller has a few other funny quoted cards. A group of these framed would make for a creative and fun use of wall art. Check out the shop here.

Etsy Seller, Hop Skip Jump

Sunday, May 13, 2012

I'm One Lucky Mommy!

I had such a wonderful Mommy's Day. Last year Ellie was just 1 month old. Amazing how time flies. It's been the best year of my life. I love being a Mom- more than I ever could have imagined. I am so lucky to be the mommy to such a beautiful little girl. I cannot get enough of her!

This morning we had brunch at my aunt's house. We spent the day in her beautiful backyard since the weather was gorgeous. I was surrounded by family and it was such a great day. Here are a few photos:


Ellie will be taking her first step any day now! She started walking with our hands the beginning of May. Now she is walking around furniture like a pro. She has always been very vocal. She has added the words "up" and "uh" for "uh oh" to her vocabulary. She loves playing the game where she drops something on purpose and says, "uh!" Too cute! She also loves playing hide 'n seek with us. She will hide behind her crib or in a closet and wait for us to find her. The toys she loves most at the moment are musical instruments, her new dollhouse, the water table (she loves playing with water) her bike (that we push), and her baby dolls. Her favorite books are currently "Goodnight Moon" and "On The Night You Were Born." Two classics!

I also have to add that I've had so much fun dressing her. She is very lucky to have aunts and grandmoms who like to shop for her, too! This particular dress I bought is by Tea Collection (Nordstrom Rack). I love accessorizing her outfits with her adorable ponytails!

I am also very grateful to have two amazing Moms in my life- my Mom and my Mother-in-Law. I am very lucky to have such a wonderful relationship with both. My Mom has been the most amazing mother to me and I look to her as my role model. If I am half the mom to Ellie as my mom is to me then Ellie will be one lucky girl!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Luscious Yellow

I am loving the color yellow right now. Maybe it's because of the weather or the sun or spring flowers, but the color just makes me happy. Here are a few yellow items I'm loving:

Chair with nail head trim, Home Goods
Grey and yellow floral rug, Overstock
Kitchen towels, Crate and Barrel
Marimekko floral pillow, Crate and Barrel

Glass lamp, West Elm
 I saved this for last because this I'm inspired by this gorgeous yellow leather sofa. I love the detail!
 Yellow leather sofa, Layla Grace

I hope this inspires you to add some sunny yellow to your home- even if it's just in a bouquet of yellow flowers!