Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Project Life 2013: 5 - M's Newborn Photos

Be still my heart. I LOVE these photos that Becca took. Like I said in this post, I was so stressed out and Miller wouldn't stop crying - I thought we wouldn't have ONE usable newborn picture. But somehow, someway, she captured so many sweet moments. I had to make multiple collages below to include them all!

I love the color scheme for these pages. The black and white cards and photos contrast beautifully with the "teal-y" blue color from my sweater, his blanket, and our collage wall.

I think I may just leave the album open on this page all the time. :)

Did you do newborn photos with your kids or are you planning to?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Project Life 2013: 4 - Getting Back to Normal

Left side: hanging around the house, Jack eating something messy, 1st trip to Walmart w/both boys, and "loving" being awake in the middle of the stinkin' night.
Right side: sweet boys both rear-facing in the van, FB post about getting 4 hours of sleep - in a row!!, dinner at El Metate, lunch with Bonnie & Brycen at Lillie Mae's, laying down with my kiddos, and Jack being obsessed with the Mickey balloon from Sam & V that lasted FOREVER!

As always, these are just day to day life photos. But they are off the computer and in something special that we will love to look back at!

Friday, September 13, 2013

My Fourth "Fix" - Stitch Fix Review

UPDATE: I just loved the first sweater! It was a keeper!! 
Can't wait for Fall weather so I can wear it!

I got my fourth "Fix" from Stitch Fix!! This was my favorite fix EVER!
 I was in trouble as soon as I opened the box - I loved almost everything!!

Okay friends. I am just going to put the pictures out there, and I want to hear from you!! 
Last time I made the decision on my own, and I wish I had asked your opinion first! :)

First pictures are with my phone in the mirror. 
2nd pictures are with the self-portrait camera and shows the colors/textures better.

RD Style Tiff Lurex Lined Knit Sweater

Papermoon Wynn Polka Dot Print Front Pocket Blouse

Collective Concepts Esten Button-Up Sleeveless Blouse

TCEC Roxanna Chevron Open Knit Cardigan

Rapti Pashmina Blend Scarf
Check out my previous fixes below or visit Stitch Fix to 
fill out your own personal profile and schedule your very own fix!!

Let me know what you think!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Monkey Grass

A week or so ago, Jack and I were walking to the car and I pointed out the monkey grass that lines our carport. The next day, Jack was walking with Jason and told him "This is the monkey grass, Daddy!"

Jason put his shoe into the grass and started moving it around, saying "I hear that monkey. Where's that monkey?" Jack thought that Daddy talking about the monkey was HILARIOUS! 

Now EVERY time we walk to the van...

Jack has to put his foot in the monkey grass and say "Where's dat monkey?"

I love this kid. :)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Project Life 2013: 3 - Miller's Visitors

These pages show just a few of the many visitors we had over the days that followed Miller's birth. I love the pictures of him with my Mamaw and both boys with the Cox grandparents.
One of my very favorite REAL LIFE pictures is the one on the bottom right. At this point, I was still sleeping in the nursery, and in the mornings, Jason would bring Jack in there to me and we would just lay there and watch Disney Jr. shows on my phone until I could pull myself out of bed. One morning, Jason took a picture - I look... like I just woke up and just had a baby. Amen? And sweet Jack just holding my phone like, "Can we get back to the show now?" This was an accurate depiction of exactly where we were at that moment. I love it.

What "real life" moment have you captured lately that wasn't exactly a glamor shot? :)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Project Life: Wedding Album Pt. 3

Alright, you finally made it! The 3rd and final installment of my Project Life: Wedding Album!! Be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 if you haven't yet. 

I didn't take pictures of all 40 pages, of course, just gave you a sampling of a few of my favorite layouts. But hopefully it gets you excited about starting a mini album of your own! It's much less daunting than doing an entire Project Life album (that's supposed to cover a whole year). You could choose a favorite vacation, or do a baby book, or really anything! 

Okay, enough talk. 

Here is part 3 of our wedding album - The Reception & Send-Off:

I was lucky to still have like 20 programs from our wedding, so I cut up different parts and put them into our album. It seemed fitting to put our "Thank You" at the very end. 

I truly loved planning this album, putting it together, and now every time I flip through or share it with someone else, it's such a great feeling. Just getting the photos OFF the computer and into something. That's worth taking the time for. 

Alright. Who's going to be making a mini album? 

Check back next week to see one of my favorite layouts from my Project Life 2013 Album!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Bathroom Before & Afters

It's been a LOOOOOONG time since I've posted anything about our bathroom remodels. And in all reality - I NEVER posted anything about our hall bathroom, just our master bathroom. 

Here's the big reveal of the master bathroom, and some of the photos you'll find there:

The big beautiful frameless shower door... that is currently quite soap-scumy.

But now, here are some pictures of the hall bathroom (aka the PINK bathroom). This is after we moved in and tried to make the pink "work". 

And now... the beautiful blissful new hall bathroom:
We used the same tile in both bathrooms, for the floor and the shower walls, but this one has a tub and shower instead of just a shower. The curtain was actually from my apartment, and was only supposed to be a stand in until I found something else. But it matches really well! 

The walls are a beautiful smokey blue-gray, and I loved them so much that we painted the big boy room the same color

We love love LOVE these bathrooms and are so thankful to not have pink and blue anymore! :)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Project Life 2013: 2 - Miller is Here!

Oh, sweet baby Miller!! On these pages, I printed Miller's birth story from the blog, and had a place to put things like a picture showing which room I was in (something I would NEVER remember), and his stats card from the hospital. I also made a 4x6 collage in Photoshop Elements to fit more pictures in the layout. 
I love that it has a cohesive color scheme (which I didn't think to do in a lot of my layouts from January-March), so that the cards aren't distracting, they just help tell the story.

What a wonderful day that was. Our little early bird, coming 21 days sooner than expected! I didn't do a pregnancy or baby book for Miller, so this album is functioning as that.

Did you do a baby book for your kids or are you planning to?

Monday, September 2, 2013

Project Life: Wedding Album Pt. 2

Okay, I know you are just on pins and needles waiting for the next installment of my Project Life: Wedding Album! The wait is over!! 

Here is part 2 of our wedding album - Family & Friends:

our awesome family

our fabulous groomsmen and bridesmaids

signing the marriage license and heading to the reception
I just love it. :)

Check back for the final installment soon!!


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