Thursday, February 25, 2010

when life gives you lemons....

3:14 yesterday i found out the fate of my next 17 weeks...bed rest.
with taylor, i spent 3 months on bed rest. and while people think that bed rest would be a luxury, i can assure you otherwise. only being allowed to get up to shower and go to the potty is not what i consider a luxury item....having to have someone wait on you 24/7 and take care of your child is like a prison sentence. it's hard on your whole family.
i have shed my tears and now i am stating that i am not going to dwell on situation but rather make lemonade from it: i'm going to be thankful for my wonderful supportive family, smile as i listen to tay upstairs playing the drums, laugh as i watch warren pick out her outfits and try to do her hair, give lots of kisses to tay when she is sitting in my lap, enjoy being able to catch up w/ my friends when they call to check in, work on expanding my business (e*design and a website are in the works), make my blog better, keep the designer's attic up (a huge thank you to all of the people who have supported that blog), take time to read books (any suggestions?), and most of all- take care of myself so that we can welcome a healthy, baby boy into our lives this june (and hopefully not before then)....

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

a fish and a hat....

the next time your significant other says 'i am going to mount a fish in our house', say 'that's fine...i'm going to spray paint it gold and make it wear a hat'...then you have a happy compromise ;)

Monday, February 22, 2010


sometimes when your child wakes you up really early, it's hard to get out words to go along w/ will a collection of pretty images do?

Friday, February 19, 2010

if these walls could talk.

sometimes it's a good thing that people can't see you....i'm waiting on a phone interview i have in thirty minutes for a magazine shoot that is coming out this summer. if only the interviewer knew i was hanging out in my bathrobe, pj pants, and had a towel in my hair. i swear i'm professional :) and that my sweet husband had to put a post it note on my desk lamp to make sure i remembered about it (oh, and the refrigerator...he knows where a pregnant girl hangs out)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

i have a secret....i love watching the halfpipe (although i have to admit, i have been calling it the half pike until my husband corrected me last night)...shaun white ROCKS!! he is so good!! the olympics was so fun to watch last night...i am so happy for lindsey vonn too.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

tay's room....

last night taylor told me she missed her pink room...i guess that means it's time to give her new room a little attention....starting w/ the walls.....

*images courtesy of unknown, new york times, hgtv, unknown, domino, ny social diary, pottery barn kids, this is glamourous, serena and lilly, elle decor (please forgive me, i have had a lot of these images saved in my personal folder which is why the photos are unknown)

Monday, February 15, 2010


49 states got snow this weekend....quite a big deal for a girl who grew up in middle GA and now lives on the coast in SC b/c snow is something i rarely see or drive in.....

*images courtesy of unknown, elizabeth bauer, katey elliot, yay everyday

Friday, February 12, 2010

heart u

happy valentine's day to you and you and you.....

*images courtesy of house of bliss, snippet and ink, kate french, daisy chain

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

our valentine's cards...

so here's my attempt to get the mommy of the year award: homemade valentine's day cards made with taylor. i saw the cutest ones in february's better homes and gardens (it's not online for some reason) and thought i could totally do that. and we did :) well, let's just say taylor did a lot of cutting on a random sheet of paper (she got bored pretty quickly) and then her little helpers pasted, cut, and assembled. and then she chimed back in to do her own "original artwork" on the inside of the cards. it was a lot of fun and super inexpensive (cupcake holders, construction paper, heart stickers, and scrapbook paper). sadly, we are leaving for atlanta today so she will miss her class valentine's party but i promise to make it up to her :)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


isn't it insane how something so simple can make such an amazing impact?

*images courtesy of the laurel hedge, lake jane, patricia mcdonagh, name is grace, sarah's fab day

Friday, February 5, 2010

it's the weekend....

yay! we have officially almost made it through the week....and my cold is almost gone. we are suppose to go to an oyster roast tonight but there is a 100% chance of rain....not ideal for outdoor cooking.
i hope y'all have a fabulous weekend!

*images courtesy of pink monkey, real living, katie brown, unknown, you are my fav, yay everyday