Wednesday, September 17, 2014

REVIEW: 9th & Elm Bicycle Clutch

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Recently I was approached by 9th & Elm to take a looksie around at their super awesome online shop filled with great sales, great prices and beautiful, handmade and independent designs. And one of those picks was this adorable Vintage Look Bicycle Clutch

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You can tell this piece was made with love and lots of imagination. It has enough room to store all your essentials and, the print is simply swoon-worthy. My only qualm was that is wasn't sent with a chain attachement to the links inside ... but it's a clutch, so who really cares about that right?

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Stay tuned for one more review on the genius designers behind 9th and Elm!

 *Disclosure: Compensation in the form of product was received to complete this review. The opinions expressed in this article are all my own.
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Monday, September 8, 2014

The results are in...

She had a dance party in my tummy today. We saw her brain, her kidneys, lots of bones, her bladder, her heart ... and even some lady parts. And now we have to construct an entire wardrobe and suppress Justin's urge to buy any weaponry to ward off future boyfriends. 

Baby Girl Announcement, Grace Lynne Fleming

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Seafoam Pearl, Baby!

Since our baby is due in January, we're pacing ourselves with our guest room redo. We didn't want to get stuck doing all the nesting and decorating throughout the holidays. Instead, we're taking it one week, one month at a time and checking off all the "have-to's" off our checklists (yes, we really have checklists). And although we don't know who is in my tummy just yet, we've known the color and theme of the nursery for a while. 

Seafoam Pearl

Seafoam Baby Nursery 
 Seafoam Baby Nursery

It's refreshing, it feels good, it's cooling and calming. We won't be diving into the details of the accents or theme just yet, but we can tell you that it won't be your typical "baby" boy or girl room. And whichever the way the wind blows in terms of gender, that will take our embellishments into a few different directions. But the foundation will be the same ... color, crib, dresser ... fit for a smarty-pants little boy or curious little girl. 

Want some hints on the theme??

Aquarius, Adventure, Stimulant

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pre-Fall Sprucing and Organizing

Last week I conjured up some magical energy and my mom came over to help me do a bit of sprucing, redecorating and organizing. From the kitchen to the dining room to the living area, it needed a quick, pre-fall pick-me-up and the kitchen certainly needed a clean out and a "find some shelves for baby" adventure. 

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We said goodbye to summer curtains and accents, and suppressed the urge to put out a pumpkin just yet. I cleaned out my China cabinet and made room for my mom's bell collection and beautiful glasses from my grandmother. And we even found a shelf to hide all the baby's essentials for bottle-feeding and our collection of food essentials for later too. 

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Now, all we have to do is tackle our closet sometime next month. And paint the baby's room next week. Maybe then I'll feel a bit more put together in the midst of the 2nd trimester vomiting and dry heaving. Yippee!

Fall Home Sprucing, Preparing for Baby
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Of course, Willow had to cheese and say, "Hello!" 

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