Wednesday, August 20, 2014

More of my Milesbear

I thought I needed an entire post just dedicated to the amazing pictures of Miles! He is truly the joy of my life! Doesn't his happiness and chubbiness in this first picture just make you melt?


I'm really excited because we just set up another session with this photographer in late October! Outdoors + Fall Colors = Perfection!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Our Family Photos

A few weeks ago we had our family pictures taken by the amazing Kayla of Full Bloom Photography. I could not be happier with how they turned out! This first one is one of my absolute favorites :)

 I'll share a few more of just the Milesbear in a few days.. they are TOO CUTE!!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

We finally got a new couch, BUT.......

WELL, for our 6-year anniversary we finally decided to pull the trigger and buy ourselves a new couch! (As you know, I've wanted one for a long time!) We decided to go with the Value City Furniture Burnham sofa, which is the knock-off of the Restoration Hardware Lancaster Couch that I love. It fits the room perfectly, it is so comfortable, I lovvvve the size, and love the price! (We got it out the door and delivered for right around $1,550!)

The ONE problem? The couch has some serious red undertones when you look at it in a certain light, and I'm not 100% sure I can live with that. Ugh. 

When you look at it from the front of the living room at dusk, it looks red. BRIGHT RED! But, if you stand at the back of the room at the same time, it looks chocolate brown (which I like!) You can totally see what I'm talking about the pictures above and below. 

In fact, I was so thrown off by the color, I even brought one of the cushions to the store yesterday to compare it to the model to see if we just got a defective color, but no - it looks exactly the same as the display in the store! The issue is just the lighting in our house I guess.

Now, the Restoration Hardware one DEFINITELY has more brown undertones. But, we priced it out and to upgrade to their couch would be another $2,500 out-of-pocket. If I didn't have a messy husband, messy dog, messy kid, and more messy kids probably on the way in the future, I would definitely make the investment to get it PERFECT! But, is it really worth the extra money when we will probably destroy it in the next 10-years? Leaning towards no, but still debating.

Evan thinks I'm absolutely crazy and that there is no way we should upgrade. Your thoughts?

Friday, August 15, 2014

So much for that idea!!

Ok, I guess the blog update is going to have to wait due to people being COMPLETELY unresponsive! I could go on and on about it for an entire post, but I'd just end up getting myself worked up and I don't want to take away from this beautiful day! That being said, the blog makeover is going to be on hold for a little while I shop around for a new designer.

LOTS of exciting things to share though:

1) New Parade of Homes pictures! (They are a-m-a-z-i-n-g!)
2) Pictures of the new couch we may have purchased for our anniversary! (FINALLY!)
3) Beautiful family pictures we had taken a few weeks ago
4) Decor ideas for Miles' "Big Boy" room
5) Fall Decor ideas (Yes, they are already brewing in my mind!)

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Pardon the template changes the next few days as the blog gets updated! So excited for the facelift :)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Wedding Weekend

Last weekend my cousin Burton got married in Iowa. We had the BEST time! Here are some pictures with my awesome family, including my brother Brian and his girlfriend Allison, my sister Amy, and of course Evan and baby Miles :) LOVE THESE PEOPLE!! 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fourth of July Recap

We had a GREAT fourth of July! I absolutely love my family :)

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