Thursday, January 21, 2016

Miles 5 months

Well, this little guy is already five months old.  How did that even happen?!  I haven't done any type of update on M.J. since three months, so I decided to share some stats today....ya know, since he doesn't have a baby book.  #momfail

AGE:  5 months
STATS:  18.4 pounds and 27.5 inches
NICKNAMES: M.J., monkey, chunky monkey, snuggle bug and love buns.

MILESTONES:  Rolling over, laughing hysterically and trying so hard to crawl.  Slow down big man.
FAVORITE THINGS: Boobies, of course! Miles loves his jumper, his JOOVY walker, tummy time, playing with his big sister, being outside, being tickled, and bath time.
LEAST FAVORITE THINGS:  Napping anywhere other than my chest.  
NOTEWORTHY: This week at the doctor's, we got the okay to start experimenting with solids. hooray!  I'm crossing my fingers he likes pureed vegetables better than Mila did.  

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Miles Nursery

I've been working on sharing our house tour (in no particular order) and today, I wanted to share a peak inside Miles nursery.

When I started to design little mans room, I had no set theme or inspiration.  I had a few hand me down pieces from Mila that I wanted to incorporate and I knew I wanted the space to be modern.  I started purchasing random items that I thought would tie the space together and thankfully, it worked like a charm.  
The finished product is relaxing and modern and I couldn't be more pleased.  


Sleigh Crib:  Pottery Barn Kids
Crib Blanket:  Etsy
Storage Bin:  Target
Dresser:  Vintage
Chair: Vintage slip-covered chair found at local thrift store - added rocker base
"Awesome"  Print:  Target
"Eye" Print:  Vintage from eBay
Floor Lamp :  Target
White Lamp:  IKEA
White Crib Light:  IKEA
Book Shelf:  IKEA
Marble Bookends:  Target
Ceramic Bear:  Target
"Miles Davis" Print:  Vintage record

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Oh, What Fun!

This Christmas was Miles first Christmas and Mila's most magical Christmas!  This was the first Christmas where Mila was really excited about Santa.  We called the North Pole at least 576 times and watched Elf daily since Thanksgiving.  We even made sure Mila heard Santa outside her window on Christmas Eve.  Magical.  

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 21, 2015

D.I.Y. IKEA Mirror Hack

If you read my last post, you know I had a hard time finding a piece of art that I liked for the living room.  We tried using our existing art and nothing looked right.  We tried purchasing new art but still, no luck.  So after weeks of searching I gave up and decided to do it myself.  We had an IKEA mirror laying around, collecting dust so I decided to paint it.  It was a bit of challenge, but so worth it!  

Here's how we did it:

1. Remove the mirror from the frame.  This a bit tricky and the most time consuming part.  
You'll need a box knife for this step.  Flip the mirror over, and use that handing knife to remove the seal around the edges.  Once that's done, you should be able to gently push the mirror up and slide it out of the frame. 

2.  Sand that glass down.  Don't go crazy, you just want to rough it up enough for the paint to stick.

3.  Prime it!  We did two coats of white primer to ensure the paint would stick.  

4.  Paint it!  For the base coat of white, we used Valspar "Gloss White", latex enamel paint.  
Once that dried, we used Rustoleam "Gloss Black" and "Flat Black." We spattered the paint with a brush and drizzled it with a spatula.  You can't mess it up, so get crazy!

5. Once the paint is dry, you can put the mirror back in the frame. Slide it in the same way you got it out. Easy peasy.  

6.  Caulk it!  Now that your mirror is in place, you'll want to caulk the back where the sealant originally was.  

7, Hang it!  You now have a one-of-a-kind piece of art!  

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Living Room Tour

It's been about two months since we moved into our new home and now that the dust has started to settle, I wanted to share a few pictures of our humble abode.

First up, the living room.  
This is where we spend most of our time so I wanted something stylish, comfortable and of course kid friendly.  

This wall has been empty since we moved in.  We had such a hard time finding art work that we liked.  So instead of buying (and returning) another piece of art that didn't work, we decided to make our own out of an IKEA mirror (you can find it here)!  I'll be posting a how to later this week. Get excited!! 

And there you have it.  Our living room! 


Lamp: Target 
Poufs: Target
Kilim Pillow's: Vintage 
Driftwood Bowl: TJ Maxx
Side Table: Home Goods
Art: IKEA Mirror D.I.Y.
Rug: Pottery Barn (similar one here)
Sheepskins: IKEA 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Miles Three Months

Sweet mother of pearl, Miles is THREE MONTHS old!!  WHAT?!  Aside from being the easiest baby ever, this handsome guy is growing like a weed and getting bigger by the day. We're talking 15 pounds type of big (just call me super boobies).  A few noteworthy things include laughing, sitting up for about 4.5 seconds and rolling over like a champ.  And let's not forget, he's pretty cute too!  Now if he would stop growing so quickly, I would be one happy camper! 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Days of Our Lives

It's been three weeks since we moved into our new home and I finally had the time to sit down and upload a few pictures to the computer when I realized it's been a hot minute since I've blogged.  So I decided to share a few random pictures (lucky you). 

This little guy will be three months old in a few short days. WHAT?!  It's funny, people always told me how quickly kids grow up, but I don't think I truly understood what they meant until I had kids. I'm not sure where all that time goes, but I wish it would slow down.  I think we all wish it would slow down! 

Mila and I have started getting in the Christmas spirit lately.  We're not quite ready to bring out the tree, but we sure are ready for some ginger bread cookies and Christmas music!  I put Mila in charge of making the cookies while I was in charge of eating them.  She was happy and so was I! 

Over the past few weeks, Mila has really started to pick up the things we say.  Which is usually fine, but of course she picks up some less than great words.  Right after taking this picture, she quickly yells, "Mom!  There's a damn fly in here!!"  I guess it's time to get a bar of soap for mommy and daddy's mouths.  

This guy.  He's the fun one and I'm totally okay with that!  Mila's in love with him and keeps saying they're going to get married.  She keeps asking if she can wear my wedding dress for their wedding. It's by far one of the sweetest things ever!