friday I’m in love.

welcome back friday! be sure to pop over to see what kendra, mary beth, & amanda  are loving this week. we would love for you to join us! leave a comment and we’ll come check out what you’re loving each week!

{one} friends on netflix.

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fellow friends fans – we will be able to watch all 10 seasons on netflix starting january 1st!

{two} old navy vintage tee.

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these old navy vintage tees have been a long-time favorite of mine, but even more so now when my usual daily uniform is jeans, a tee, & a sweater or button-up shirt. these are the softest tee shirts & right now they are $5!

{three} hunter rain boots.

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rain boots are pretty much a must-have when you live in the pacific northwest. last year my j.crew wellies sprung a leak – major bummer – so I have been on the hunt for a new pair. I am loving these high gloss hunters!

what are you loving this week?

M

project house {diy sputnik chandelier}

a house update – it’s been a long time, huh? I guess that’s what happens when you have a baby at the end of a house remodel… in happy news, I am going to share a fun house update! {& in even happier news, we are 100% DONE with construction!}

as soon as I started seeing the entryway come to life – demolition of the office & old entry walls, & drywall – I started brainstorming what type of light fixture would go above the stairwell. the space is so big & bright with two big windows centered in the space, & was begging for a big, bold, & dramatic light fixture. given our very tight light fixture budget, I started the hunt for an awesome DIY & found the perfect one!

much like jenny over at Little Green Notebook {her blog is absolutely inspiring!} I was dreaming of a sputnik chandelier (like the one pictured below). wouldn’t that have been amazing? needless to say, this wasn’t in my budget. luckily, jenny created an ikea hack for a DIY version of a sputnik!

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{sputnik chandelier via}

I followed jenny’s tutorial pretty much exactly, but have included in progress photos of my version. while I had plans & the supplies to do this project by late spring, I didn’t find the time to actually do any of it until I started my maternity leave at the end of july. so, you can picture me at 37 weeks handpainting all of these flowers {that’s two coats on each side!}. by the time I had finished painting the flowers, I made aaron find our paint sprayer so I didn’t have to handpaint the rest of the fixture!

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& the final product!

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this is such an amazing piece & I am so, so proud of it! it makes such a statement & you see it as soon as you walk in the front door. one of my favorite DIYs to date!

& for reference, this is what the original ikea fixture looks like. an improvement, right?

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have you DIY’d a light fixture?

M

eloise {week 10}

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{Indiana onesie: etsy* // jeans: Old Navy (similar) // socks: crewcuts (similar)}

{week 10} we are into two digits – seriously? I think I say this every week but where does the time go? slow down!

eloise is still lots of smiles this week & absolutely obsessed with her hand (mostly the right one) & any kind of light. it is the sweetest thing when she stares at her hand, wiggles her fingers, & then shoves the entire thing into her mouth. an endless source of fun! & lights, boy, she is definitely living up to her nickname: Bug.

feeding is going well & I finally feel like I have hit a good stride with nursing this little one. it only took 9 weeks, but we got it! it is amazing how much eloise has filled out – those cheeks! – & it is what everyone comments on whenever they see her. we are loving all of those little rolls! eloise is also just starting to fit into 3 to 6 month clothing, especially when wearing a cloth diaper, though it is slightly large still (as you can see from the big cuffs at the bottom of her jeans this week).

*showing some Indiana love this week – thanks auntie Erin & Uncle Colt!

happy 10 weeks eloise!

M

my weekend in pictures.

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{seriously, this kid! love her.}

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{trying out homemade cloth wipe solution.}

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{my two favorite people!}

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{eloise is loving play time.}

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{family nap time.}

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{I’ll take the fall weather if it means baby jeans & moccasins!}

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{I am not doing the 60 day challenge, but did make it to my sunday morning barre class. what a great way to start the week!}

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{packing for quick trip this week.}

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{what a happy kiddo!}

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{even though it means I can’t do anything else during nap time, I live for these cuddles. her little hand gripping onto my shirt is the best!}

we had a low-key weekend spent mostly at home just hanging out & getting a few things done here & there. with most of our weekends packed full, it was nice to just lay low. despite some rainy weather making an appearance recently, we had beautiful & sunny fall weather! how was your weekend?

M

friday I’m in love.

welcome back friday! be sure to pop over to see what kendra, mary beth, & amanda  are loving this week. we would love for you to join us! leave a comment and we’ll come check out what you’re loving each week!

{one} made by layla peg dolls.

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{maddie all in a row set}

aaron & I both really love wooden toys for kids & hope to limit the amount of plastic toys our kiddos have {I know all of you parents out there think we are crazy, & we probably are!}. when I saw these peg dolls show up in my instagram feed the other day, I was dying. how cute are these?

{two} little guy in a minion costume.

 

one of my favorite animated movies is despicable me & I adore those minions. {doesn’t everyone?} this video of a little guy dressed up as a minion is hilarious!

{three} baby hats.

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as the weather is starting to turn colder, I am on the search for cold weather accessories for eloise. I am dying to get her this pom-pom beanie!

what are you loving this week?

M

eloise {week 9}

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{dress: Old Navy // tights: babyGap}

{week 9} this week has been filled with smiles, giggles, & hands. as you can tell by the blur that is eloise’s hands in the picture, she has found her hands – mostly her right hand – & cannot get enough. they are constantly moving & we often look over to find her just staring at her fist. & then she shoves the entire thing into her mouth {well, the best that she can}!

eloise has also been very aware of things that are a bit further away from her face, including trees, lights, the sky, & her stroller cover {it’s yellow so it’s very bright & attractive}. when I hold her up on my shoulder & she isn’t asleep, she is holding up her head & always looking all around with eyes wide open.

eloise is such a happy, happy baby & we are feeling so lucky to have her in our little family!

happy nine weeks eloise!

M

eloise {nursery reveal}

yay, eloise’s nursery is finally ready for its big reveal! last spring I shared the moodboard I created & looking back on it, it was pretty darn on point!

when I first envisioned this space, I knew that it was a room that I needed to love. new mamas & papas spend so, so much time in the nursery & it is important that they feel comfy in the space. the two requirements for me were: calming & sophisticated (in that it didn’t feel like a pre-school). plus, let’s be honest, nurseries – like first birthday parties – are much more for the parents than the babies.

I was a bit nervous about how this space would come together since I did so in bits & pieces, & really didn’t get everything together until the week before eloise was born (due to our on-going house remodel). I had to trust my instincts on what I thought would work & wouldn’t work, & I am so thrilled about how eloise’s nursery came together!

& what you have all been waiting for. enjoy!

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source list:

rug: west elm safari

light fixture: west elm braided rope pendant

crib: babyletto hudson

crib sheet: american baby

dresser: craigslist

glider: land of nod milo

ottoman: anthropologie (old)

table: overstock blake nightstand

lamp: oh joy for land of nod

picture ledges: ikea ribba

baby animal prints: the animal print shop little darlings (zebra // giraffe // lion)

picture frames: ikea ribba

changing pad: keekaroo

diaper basket: handmade by amanda

bookends: restoration hardware baby & child (elephant // giraffe)

curtains: ikea lenda with added pom trim

shelf: ikea ekby (brackets painted gold)

eloise blocks: handmade by e’s grammie

gold figurines: target (old)

abacus: land of nod

elephant hamper: home decorator’s collection

mobile: diy

moccasins: freshly picked (gold // turquoise)

paint colors: simply white by benjamin moore (walls & ceiling) & quartz stone by benjamin moore (ceiling)

 

if you have decorated a nursery for your little, what were your favorite design choices?

M