Sunday, March 1, 2015

Lists and Prepping for Baby Number

It is now officially March-the month of my due date! The shop has been on vacation for almost 2 weeks now and this list is actually getting smaller and smaller! I just have a few things left to finish as far as the shop goes but soon, I will be tackling another list...the list of things to do to get ready for baby #2! 

So far, the laundry is done and hung up for Lyla Rose but I still have to find a dresser that will accommodate both hers and her brother's clothes, re-do the nursery wall (remember this? Well, all of the decor was knocked off the wall  by big brother and, I have to rethink things here). We also have a few things left to find which has been stored in the garage such as the bobby pillow, breast pump, etc and pack for the hospital trip! I just ordered a diaper bad from Seaport Stitches that I LOVE and can't wait to pack full of necessities because seriously, it's the cutest diaper bag (that totally doesn't look like a diaper bag)! I will be sharing more about it when it arrives in the mail soon. I also have to sanitize and clean, clean, clean! I've been so disorganized lately trying to race against time to get everything done so I have quite a bit of catching up to do.

Any pointers, tips, advice on prepping for baby #2?? Please, please, please!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

{Styled Shoot} Vintage Valentine featured on Style Me Pretty

Today is the last day of February and my goodness, it has gone by all too quickly! It may be the last day of the month and Valentine's Day may well be over but this month is still filled with love, romance and friendship.

This bride & bridesmaids inspired photo shoot was recently shot by Grace Hurtienne of Hurtienne Photography and featured on Style Me Pretty. It is overflowing with femininity with pretty vintage dresses by Adored Vintage, luscious florals and styling by Ponderosa & Thyme and featuring the juliet cap style veil from the shop! The shop may be on vacation right now but as soon as early June rolls around, this veil will be available once again!

I am so thankful to have been a part of this styled shoot among so many talented women. See the end of the post for all of the credits and enjoy a little peek of the shoot.

See more of this styled shoot here on Style Me Pretty.

 Photography: Hurtienne Photography
Dresses: Adored Vintage
Florals and Styling: Ponderosa & Thyme
Calligraphy and Styling: Peregrine Press
Veil: Love Sparkle Pretty
Model: Sam Rosen

Monday, February 16, 2015

{Personal} My Secret Garden Themed Baby Shower

About a week ago, I had my baby shower for miss Lyla Rose. It was such a wonderful day and couldn't ask for a better shower! We were so incredibly blessed by our friends and family who came and celebrated the anticipated arrival of our second little love due next month.

Since I can be quite a control freak when it comes to events, I wanted to do the decor for the shower. My mother and mother in law took care of the rest as well as my dear friend Crystal, step mother in law and aunt in law which I am SO thankful for! Since I adore flowers (anyone who knows me or has even seen my shop knows that) I went with a little secret garden theme. I bought a bunch of fresh flowers at the farmers market, lots of antique style keys (thank you Michael's) and borrowed some vintage books from a friend of mine to create the majority of the decor.

The day went by so quickly but I enjoyed every moment of it! It was so good to see so many of those that I love under one roof, play some hilarious games and eat some YUMMY food (deli sandwiches, homemade taco salad, lots of fruits and veggies, bean dip, strawberry lemonade and let's not forget that AMAZING strawberry naked cake!!! I wish I snapped photos of the food-SERIOUSLY!).

Here are some photos of the shower (I wish I had more photos with friends and family but I will share some of the phone pics that were sent to me at the bottom).


Ok, so earlier in the post I mentioned that we played some hilarious games. One of them included a "memory game" where I walked around with a tray of baby items for everyone to see and left the room but instead of being asked questions about what was on the tray, it was questions about mommy (me) such as what color shoes I was wearing, color of nail polish, how many rings, etc. Needless to say, I was snickering in hallway as everyone was confused and making funny comments-Gotcha!

Another game (which was my fav.) involved making a baby in 2 minutes-with play dough. Seeing everyone's babies made me laugh and although there were SO many cute and funny babies, I had to go with a super creative one made by my aunt...the sperm fertilizing the egg. I couldn't resist!!! I laughed so hard...yes, I may be a tad immature then. ;)

More photos from cell phones.
Thank you again to all who came! It truly meant so much!! I love you all. <3
Now, let's try and wait patiently to meet this little lady.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

{Personal} SNEAK PEEK of my Secret Garden themed Baby Shower

This past weekend was my baby shower for our second little love, Lyla Rose whose expected arrival is just next month! Since finding out we are having a girl, I have been wanting to plan a secret garden themed baby shower with lots of flowers-so I did just that! With the help of my mom, mother in law, step-mother in law, aunt in law and my dear friend Crystal, the shower came together perfectly.

I am SO thankful for everyone who came to the shower as well as those who couldn't make it but still celebrated and showered our little lady with love.

I am still going through photos from this day and will post the full post by the end of the weekend but I wanted to share a little sneak peek of  the event because I just couldn't wait. ;)

The full post will be up by the end of the weekend!
Have a beautiful Thursday friends!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

{Personal} Little Peek of Baby Girl's Nursery

I am still in the middle of getting the nursery all situated for our little Lyla Rose on the way. She's due in March so the nesting has ensued once again.

Since the little lady and our 3 year old son will be sharing a room (at least for now) I'm trying to figure out clever ways to make it suitable for both a boy and girl yet still keeping a way to decorate specifically for each child. So far, they have their own decor above each bed with Levi having an archery/nature theme and Lyla having an eclectic/floral theme. I've been working more on the wall above the crib and I just finished her floral mobile yesterday.

Here's just a little beginning peek of baby girl's nursery. More to come once the other projects are done. 

What are some of your favorite nursery decor/projects? Any ideas for a shared room?