Monday, July 1, 2013

My Newest Obsession

1 week old and already he can't stand the paparazzi.

He takes his pacifier seriously.

Sweet bedtime snuggles

My super cute shopping buddy.

 Contemplating whether he is going to let me clean or not. Not.

Fat baby cheeks!

A lot accomplished in month 1.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Big 3-0

For Super Hero, not me.

No, that doesn't happen yet for a few more months. I'm totally milking the whole, I'm-still-a-twenty-something, for all it's worth.

Turning 30 is a big deal. You turn 21 and you know the only next big milestone birthday is 30.

I always plan big things for my man's day but his 30th got two days.

First, we surprised him with breakfast in bed along with his gifts. (One of them didn't arrive on time due to my perfect order placement timing).

Then he was surprised to walk outside and find his car had been graffitied on. Ok, he wasn't really surprised. This is more of a yearly tradition. (BTW, I'm the Sox fan. He was born and bread in Baltimore so he supports our home team, the Orioles).

Let me just note here, he is not as happy as he looks. I guess the "Birthday Stud" doesn't like all of his fellow morning commuters to know this about him.

Whatever, he's my birthday stud!

I then surprised him by kidnapping him from work. I brought a change of clothes for him which included a shirt I made to celebrate his turning 30 before me.

We went out for a sushi lunch at our favorite restaurant, Cafe Zen. They have the best sushi. Ever.

Then we headed to our local wine bar, Grand Cru, and grabbed a birthday drink.

  But the drink was for the hubs, as I was 30 weeks pregnant (with baby #4).

We ended the day with a wonderful dessert, baked and decorated by our 7 year old daughter.

I had the privilege of running to one of our favorite restaurants to get the much needed raspberry sauce for this special cake. If Super Hero is going to eat cake, it has to be dark chocolate and raspberry.

He thought that was all there was to his day. But little did he know that in two weeks, he would come home to a surprise birthday party. I was so thrilled I actually surprised him! His face was priceless. I was so caught up in the moment and enjoying his reaction, I almost forgot to snap a pic.

What are some special things you do to celebrate the favorite people in your life? 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dried Hydrangeas

I love this little vignette in our bedroom. 

The mirror was a thrift find, and I'm still deciding what color to paint it. I was beyond thrilled when I found it. The wreath was made using coffee filters

On the tray is my bird clock and an owl jewelry holder, where I keep my frequently worn earrings. Next to that is a stack of paper suitcases and my lovely owl, holding twigs and a nest. 

Then there are my lovely dried hydrangeas. These are just so beautiful. I have a huge bush in my backyard that was here when we moved in and I can't wait to dry some. I think these may be my favorite flower. At least, this season they are.

What's your favorite flower?

Monday, April 22, 2013

Lace Necklace

I'm not really sure where the inspiration for this necklace came from other than seeing the lace in my stash and deciding to do something with it. 

Besides, who doesn't love a hint of lace?

I love the way it turned out. It's soft, romantic, chic, and trendy. I think this looks super cute with a jeans/tee combo. Of course, you could wear this with just about anything. 

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Thursday, April 18, 2013


 Back in December I was blessed with a free trip to NYC for the weekend. My time there was awesome!  

By about the 4th hour, I called my husband and told him I was ready to pack up and move. Seriously, I fell in love with the place.

I am a true city girl, but didn't realize it until I moved to Baltimore. I always thought I wanted to be surrounded by country, animals, and nothing.

I couldn't have been more wrong. I thrive in a city environment.

But, since we're not being called to NYC currently, I will continue to plan weekend trips for quick visits to one of my favorite places on earth.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Glimpse

This gorgeous little red head keeps me on my toes these days. 

She's full of wonder, adventure, and curiosity.

And her laugh lights up the room.

Soon she will be a big sister. And she will be perfect at it.