“Winter is over, which means just one thing…” – Olaf
It means that I’m in our backyard with Reegan on a daily basis. Seriously. This kid wakes up, grabs her shoes, and walks to the back door. I feel pretty lucky to have a backyard after 13 years in apartments, but as of right now, there’s no where to lounge and chill. So as I sit in the grass, I often day dream about what patio furniture I would love on our patio and deck. The list of things to get for this house is never ending, so it’ll be a hot second (Jeff says years. Dear Sweet Jesus…) before we actually get these pieces… But this is what I’m thinking…
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You. Guys. It’s 2017. Like when did that happen?! How was everyones holiday season?! Ours was so relaxing. I took a detox from social media here and there and started to get my life together after this insane move. We had visitors in town and even went on a little weekend getaway to Charlotte to visit a few friends, played trivia, restored some furniture (you can always see that going on on my Snapchat), and did about a thousand trips to my mecca, Targét. It was one of those months that just flowed right by in the best kind of way.
In all the hustle, JORD watches reached out to me and it was a pretty fun email. Because this time, it was for my husband!
So, I’ll be the first to admit, I LOVE buying clothing for Reegs, but I also have to be honest and say I put her in the same stuff over and over again. Why? Because those things just work. And this whole mom thing is hard enough as it is. To make her look an like an Insta-Baby all the time it a joke. I don’t know how those moms do it. Teach me your ways, Unicorns! Teach me your ways! Anyways. I wanted to share our favorite go to’s with all of you.
Ok. I can’t take it anymore. You need to know this.
The other day is was checking in with my friend who is 2 weeks postpartum, and she just kept sounding like she felt like she sucked at this whole mom thing. She doesn’t. She has a beautiful healthy baby. She is giving him so much love, has help from her wonderful family, has all of his best needs in the forefront of her mind, and she’s still running her business. While on a “maternity leave” that basically just means she is working from home.
Here we are. A few long and delirious weeks in our new home. 90% of our belongings trapped on a dock in Nassau, the other 10% put away in some haphazard ‘we have no furniture’ way. The air is beginning to crisp. My favorite uniforms (sweaters, jeans and boots) are back in play. And the holidays are quickly approaching. So, how are we?
Well. We are doing amazing. Sure, Jeff’s hours are longer than they were the last few years, and Reegy’s ability to get into EVERYTHING is growing daily. I’m exhausted by her consistently have more energy than me, but I have never been happier. Cheesy. Fine. But true. Slowly we are making this house our home. And while the vast empty spaces are far from ‘finished’, they are quickly filling with memories and love.
My entire life is Blue, Gray, Beige, and White. Simple. Basic B. Classic. Whatever you want to call it. I know what I like. It works for me, and therefore I just keep heading in that direction. When it came to grabbing a few things to make our guest room cozy ASAP, I ran to my trusty Targét down the street. Threshold never fails me.
When I was planning our wedding, I remember being the most annoying bride ever by never telling anyone our ‘color’ or ‘theme’. There was no ‘theme’ or ‘color’, there were shades and vibes. Annoying. I know. I don’t care, it came out gorgeous. So, moving into our first home, we have basically been implementing those wedding shades and vibes, into an entire house. So far, so good.
For three years, I have been aching to just get in the car and drive. Finally, this weekend we were able to do just that. We took a break from the hustle that is home reno’s and DIY’s, and took Reegy to her very first pumpkin patch. And to be honest, probably mine too. Sure, I have been to church parking lots filled with pumpkins, but I don’t think I have ever been to a straight up pumpkin farm. (Mom, fact check me here.) The drive was gorgeous, leaves of all shades, and just an hour outside of Atlanta, we found Burt’s Pumpkin Farm. Our lovely real estate agent, Kathy Lacy, let us in on this Fall must do, and even met us there to join in on the fun with her family.