Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting


Linking up this week with Michelle of The Vintage Apple for Oh, How Pinteresting!!




I actually did this in my guest bedroom, it looks adorable and will for sure have to show y'all some pics!!



If Money were no object...this would be my kitchen, love it!



Love this and every time I open our pantry I think of this picture and someday soon will hopefully put this to reality!



If this was mine, I would probably never want to leave the bathroom!



This is so great and will come in so handy as we start to really decorate our house now!

One Year Photos

Back in May we had L's one year pictures done.  I used Melissa Pickens Photography and she was so great to work with! When I booked the session I did not pay attention to the fact that we would be meeting an hour away from my house so by the time we met, L was tired of being in the car and not in his usual "ham hit up" self. He definitely made us work for these good shots!  Despite that she still managed to get some adorable pictures that I love so much and plan on ordering probably too many prints for our house!!  


This one ^^ is my ALL TIME FAVORITE I have an empty 16x20 frame that is begging for this picture!! I just love the wonder in his eyes :)

Captures his true personality!!

Love my sweet boy more than words!!!



By the end when it was time for cake he was so over it and wanted nothing to do with it!! I smooshed his hand in it but that was about it haha.

Thank you Melissa for meeting with us in the humid heat after such a long day and capturing this precious time in our sweet boys life!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!


I am linking up this week with Jaime  for What I'm Loving Wednesday! 

I ordered two of these from Jcrew, this color and peacock blue, they were on sale and I love the boatneck style and these look so soft! As hard as I try to be a fashionista I know I am not, Im a good ol' t-shirt and jeans kinda girl.  I love a solid shirt with fun jewelry and thats more often than not what I wear and what I am most comfortable in. Do you have any favorite plain shirts...usually the Gap Essential T is my favorite!


This is my new favorite show, HBO's Newsroom, yeah, just what I need, another show.  Who knew newscasting could be so riveting!!


I bought these bowls from Crate and Barrel with a gift card I received.  They are so cute and fun for summer time as dip bowls for a summer barbecue or as ice cream bowls which is my intended use for them :)



Friday, July 13, 2012

Birch+Bluum :: June

So I know its already mid July but the Birchbox and Bluum boxes were really good in June and I like to see what other people get in their boxes so this is what was in my boxes this month

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Birchbox

I have mentioned Birchbox before HERE, I still love getting this box full of goodies each month this one is only $10 a month and often times there are full size items inside! I am a loser and forgot to take a picture of my box this month so I am having to use the pictures from the birch box website.

First is a Tili Bag its a cute version of a zip lock that can be used for your 3oz bottles when traveling and going through security.  I am actually looking foreword to using this for my trip at the end of the month!



I have not yet used this mask, but, I am looking foreword to trying it very soon!


This was a full size bottle, I love this stuff its a 3-in-1 primer, bronzer, skin perfecter.  It goes on so smooth and gives me a nice amount of color so I don't look so zombie-ish!



I have yet to try this, I got two wipes in my box.  I love a good self tanner so I am excited to try these but to be honest a little nervous LOL I don't wanna look like Snooki or anything!




I love this on my lips and so far am not in love with it on my cheeks, it just doesn't seem to work well on my cheeks but I am going to give it a try, but so far I still love the Benetint stain the best!!

So that was my Birchbox, I really liked this months box!

On to my Bluum box.  I haven't mentioned this one here before, I really love the samples of stuff I get and there are often full size items as well.  **Updated** This one is also $11 a month, I was previously mistaken as I signed up to be charged every 3 months, thus my confusion.  Now that I have my facts straight, I think $11 a month is a fantastic price for the size and amount of items which are sent in the Bluum box!!



NurturMe Crisp Apples - I haven't used this yet, I have seen it in stores and I think it would be perfect for traveling or trips out of the house, but not so sure about every day use.  I just can't imagine feeding my baby freeze-dried baby food at every meal


Cover Up Kisses ® baby chap stick, this was a full size stick and its good for protecting L's lips when we go out in the sun because sun burned lips are the worst!!

Babybug Magazine- I love this and have considered getting landon a subscription, its just a little book with pretty thick and coated pages so he can't tear them and it has about 5 stories in it.  A cute little baby magazine.

Rockin' Green Laundry Detergent- I have used this in the past for my cloth diapers which it was ok for but for the price I have found better detergent for my diapers than this... it does smell amazing though!

LUNA Bar - love me some Luna Bars!! This one is peanut honey pretzel flavor which sounds really good but I haven't tried this one yet!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

July 4th Celebration


This year for the 4th we were actually able to participate in our neighborhood festivities as the fireworks weren't cancelled due to drought and L was old enough to endure the heat where as last year he was just a wee babe of 1.5 months old!

Before we headed out


Our neighborhood had a band and fireworks show on the big hill/amphitheater area.  It got so crowded but we got there early enough to nab a good spot.


We just hung out and L played with toys while mommy and daddy enjoyed some cool beverages


Enjoying the music

Takin a break to check Facebook

 The fireworks show was pretty good for a neighborhood fireworks show, they shot them off far enough away too that L wasn't scared at all! He actually rally enjoyed just sitting back with mommy and daddy and watching the show!! He did fantastic considering it was well past his bedtime, we did make sure to give him a late nap that day so maybe that was part of it.

Mom please! Im trying to watch the show!


I'm Katie a 27 year old mommy and wife. Welcome to my blog where I will chronicle the happenings of my life as I find the balance between being both SAHM by day and CVICU nurse by night.

I love Jesus and strive to be more like Christ every day. Running, reading, and cooking are some of my favorite past-times. I love photography but I am no pro, but it helps I have such a cute subject to practice on!!


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