Tutorial: Faux Fur Tree Skirt

Thursday, December 24, 2015


this is a little bit late! I am still recovering and some days are still better than others. The last couple of days have been pretty good which means that I've been trying to cram in as MUCH as I possibly can before Christmas. Even though I am wicked behind in everything, it is a really nice treat to feel better than I have - just in time for the big day!

But anyways, on to the fun stuff!

I knew that I wanted to do a woodland theme this year for Christmas. I love the earthy tones, the cute little animals, and all of the sparkle! When Target first began stocking their holiday area, I saw this faux fur tree skirt and fell in love with it. Unfortunately it came with a $45 price tag. Eek. 

Emergency, Emergency

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

I've started and restarted this post for days now. Truthfully, I just don't know where to begin and I've wrestled with whether or not anyone would even want to know the cause of my silence. It's a long story, so if you are interested, be prepared to settle in a comfortable spot for awhile. It's also a moderately sad story so if you're an easy crier (like me) then grab some tissues too. Although, as I write this, I may be crying enough for the both us - so maybe nix the tissues.

Tutorial: Glitter Holiday Wreath

Monday, November 23, 2015

Rustic, Gold, Glitter Wreath - DIY

So I am really excited to share my first DIY of the holiday season! 1.) Because Christmas is right around the corner and it's Hugo's first Christmas (YAAY) and 2.) because I have a mild obsession with wreaths and glitteerrr. Combine all of these things, and woah... just woah. 

My husband and I decided that we are pretty much going to DIY as much as we can for our holiday decorations because our budget, truthfully, is limited this Christmas since I've been on maternity leave. No complaints here because I love projects and it also forces me to get some creative juices flowing. It's also a great way to unwind during my "mommy time" from 6-10 p.m. 

One thing that is a major budget killer are holiday wreaths. Holy expensive! I am also extremely picky about wreaths. There are so many in stores that are super cheap looking, cheesy, thin, and just.. blek. I like my wreaths full, and gorgeous! I also know that I can achieve that, half of the time, on my own and for way less. 

This year, I wanted to do a wreath that was gold, glittery, and rustic looking. So I got to looking for inspiration. 

Hugo: One Month Old

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Baby stories

My dearest little Hugo,

Today you are officially a month old and it's killing your mama! I can't tell you how many times I sat in your nursery, doing your overnight bottles, and tearing up because you are getting so big! And, yes, dad and I are excited for all of the fun things to come as you grow but some days, I would love for you to stay as little as you are right now.

This has been a big month for you little one! We've all been learning from each other, having fun, and experiencing lots.

Hugo Devereux: A Birth Story

Thursday, October 22, 2015

On the morning of October 13th, my husband readied himself for work, kissed my cheek, and wished me a good day. "Call me if anything happens, ok?" he asked. He was referring to the false alarm we had the night before. 2 hours in triage being checked after I thought my water broke. It hadn't. My contractions were 6 minutes apart, a minute in length, but I could hardly feel a thing. Just a couple of cramps here and there. I promised Scott that I would call him if there was any change and drifted back to sleep as I heard him lock the front door and start the car. 

I slept for about an hour when I began to feel tightening in my abdomen at 7:30 a.m. I was still tired and fought this feeling as much as I could in order to get as much sleep as possible. The night before was long and discouraging as the little one wanted to stay in the womb just awhile longer. At 8 a.m., I could no longer ignore the tightening and decided to get up for the day. 

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