Monday, June 27, 2016


Whoops! I've done it again. So sorry, Mae Caroline. Your baby book may not be quite as thick as big sister Evans' was. It's not because Mommy doesn't love you, it's because you girls have kept me busy, busy! 

FOUR MONTHS OLD today!! How is it possible? Gosh this time around is seriously going too fast. I am longing for those sleepy sweet newborn days again. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Hubs thinks I'm cray cray. Maybe a baby 3 is in our future after all.... and then again maybe not. :) 

Mae Caroline had her 4 month check today. 14 lbs, 25.5" long, doing great. We were cleared to start on some baby food for practice. I can't wait! She loves to eat. She has started to drool like crazy recently... Guess those teeth are around the corner. 

A quick picture catch-up of the last few weeks...

Evans loves "helping" with MC. I really can't wait for them to be able to play and entertain each other. 

MC is the bomb sleeper still. We are working on weaning that swaddle still. Haven't quite kicked it yet. I'll have to go cold turkey I have a feeling. My moms on call book says it should take roughly 3 nights... I just dread the crying though! Ugh. Maybe it won't be as bad as I think. 

Evans calls her "baby sista" or "Mae Cal-o-rine". Daddy calls her "Mcarolin'" or "macaroni". I mostly call her "MC" or "Mae Caro" but an occasional Macy Moo Moo does get in... :)

She has started laughing at things she thinks are really funny (like her big sister). She's also super ticklish. The sound of those baby belly laughs are the best!

Thank you for being such a happy and easy going little girl. You make our days better! 

Friday, June 24, 2016


It's the weekend! And my hubby is back from being gone all week long. Yes, girls by myself. All. Week. Long. I do realize lots of mamas and daddies do it solo but doggone that is not easy! Between doctors appointments, VBS, work and regular mommy stuff- I am REALLY glad to have Daddy home. 

I was in get it done mode this week. Finished up a couple projects for clients. Started a commissioned painting. And got around to our kitchen- which has been half painted 3 different colors for almost a year now! HA. Yes, I'm serious. 

My parents are coming in town this weekend! Woo. We are planning a low key pool day tomorrow (well, as low key as it can be with my 2.5 year old wild child). Hubs is planning to FINALLY finish the fence painting out front. WOO. We will no longer be that house with the half-painted fence.  ;)

I found an Etsy shop that does custom door mats, and so I had this one made. Hello, Darlin'! 

Once the fence is done, we will do a little landscaping and thats it. The house has changed a lot in just 11 months!

Hope everyone has a relaxing weekend ahead!

Monday, June 20, 2016

New Railings

Over the weekend, I got to work on the new front stoop railings. My dad helped me throw a coat of primer on them, and then I filled holes, sanded, and painted. I'm in love! What a difference. 

I painted the railings the same as the house, which is Sherwin Williams Alabaster (SW7008). The hand rails are the same as our shutters, Behr Elephant Skin (PPU18-16). I figured the hand rails would get dingy from people touching them, etc. and I like the contrast of the two colors. 

This is after just one coat of paint, so I've still got some painting ahead of me. That is a constant theme around here... 

The mailbox got a facelift, too. I painted the post and we got a new white box. I need EASY landscaping ideas... as in something I cannot kill and grows easily. I'm not a plant-new-flower-beds every year kind of girl. At all. 

And a before and after. Can't believe we bought the house almost a year ago. We've been working hard ever since. I think Hubs is ready for the projects to quit :) I have to admit, I'll probably be sad when the work is done. I always love a good fixer upper project. I have major issues. 

Thank you to my Hubs and my Daddy for building these new railings. I love them so much!