Oct 27, 2014

halloween decorations

Since Halloween is this week I thought today would be the best day to show you our Halloween decorations. 

There was so much we wanted to do but realistically we were a little on the lazy side and didn't want to spend on decorations when we have so much other stuff to buy for the house.

However we did decorate just a tad because Cailee absolutely adores "decowating", just like her mama. 

We dressed up our front window with cute little white ghost and festive orange lights. It is nothing fancy but sure does look fun at night :)


We scored this cute hanging witch from Pier Imports over the weekend for 50% off! She is actually supposed to be wrapped around a tree as if she crashed into it but our tree was too wide for that. Luckily she looks just as good on our gate :)


I made these cute hanging ghost(using this tutorial I found on Pinterest) and they sure do add a little somethin' somethin' to our walkway. The window is also dressed up in some festive lights :)


I tried carving pumpkins again this year but just like last year I was not happy with the results. I have come to terms that pumpkin carving and I just don't mix. I did have tons of thumb tacks that ended up being my favorite decorating weapon of choice this year. I absolutely love how the pumpkins look and I loved it even more because it was quick and easy. 


The door is dressed up with the deco mesh wreath I made earlier this month. Every time I see this little wreath it makes me smile. 


When you walk into the house you are greeted with my favorite "Halloween find" of last year. This banner I bought from Target last year is just so cute and I love that it is a modern take on the holiday. The pumpkins we picked up in our first pumpkin patch trip of the season are still going strong :)


Our mantle decorations were selected by the boss herself. She wanted pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins...oh and fake mice too :) The three tier light up pumpkins were an impulse buy from Target that I am glad we didn't return!

And there you have it all of our Halloween decorations :) 

Happy Monday!!!

xoxo
Jocelyn

Oct 24, 2014

twenty-three weeks


Baby is about the size of a bunch of grapes !!!

| how far along | 23 weeks and 6 days
gender | It's a GIRL !!!
weight gain | Still at 119lbs.
maternity clothes | Yes, I totally need to wear maternity bottoms because aside from those only my sweats fit. With shirts I can still mix in my non-maternity tops. 
stretch marks | No new ones have appeared woot woot !!!
belly button in or out | Still an innie but slowly starting to see it being pushed out.  
sleep | Sleep has been so-so. I find myself wanting and feeling a lot more comfortable sleeping on my right side. So I start off sleeping on my left side get uncomfortable and switch.
best moment of the week | Hearing my 3 yr old telling her daddy she is gonna help with her sister's diapers even the "gross" ones. 
miss anything | I am slowly starting to feel uncomfortable as in I feel like I am huge even though I am not really that big. Basically I feel like I have eaten a dozen steaks or something. 
movement | Yes, yes, and yes !!! Charlotte can sure move a lot. Sometimes they are gentle little movements and other times its like she is using me as a punching bag. 
cravings | Broccoli and cheddar soup from Panera is still at the top of my list!!!
looking forward to | Furniture shopping for Charlotte's nursery and big sister has her first dance class this weekend!!! 

xoxo
Jocelyn


Oct 17, 2014

twenty-two weeks

Because we were all sick in bed during while I was 21 weeks there is no documented proof so will just skip right along :) By the way I can't get over this photo of my 3 year old rocking her "baby bump" lol !!! I had no clue she did that until my hubby told me to check out the photos because they were beyond hilarious. 



Baby is about the size as an ear of corn !!!

| how far along | 22 weeks and 6 days
gender | It's a GIRL !!!
weight gain | The weight is starting to come on now and truth be told I am not surprised I have been craving tons of sweets. I am now at 119 lbs.  
maternity clothes | Yes !!! In the photo above I am wearing my maternity jeans from H&M. They are absolutely comfy and pretty darn stylish they go with everything. 
stretch marks | No new ones have appeared woot woot !!!
belly button in or out | Still an innie but slowly starting to see it being pushed out.  
sleep | Sleep has been going pretty good despite the middle of the night trips to the potty and waking up from bizarre dreams. 
best moment of the week | Not really pregnancy related but we are almost done with Cailee's big girl room makeover and she is loving it all so far which makes me the happiest momma ever. 
miss anything | I miss not feeling bloated and being able to do certain things. Like hang up Halloween decorations. We have some more ghosts to hang up outside and hubby is terrified of me doing that alone so gotta wait for him to get home to tackle that job.
movement | Yes, yes, and yes !!! Charlotte can sure move a lot. Sometimes they are gentle little movements and other times its like she is using me as a punching bag. 
cravings | Sweets!!! Ice cream, milkshakes, cookies, and broccoli and cheddar soup from Panera !!
looking forward to | Putting together Charlotte's nursery!!! 

xoxo
Jocelyn

Oct 16, 2014

cailee's big girl room inspiration

While figuring out what to do in Cailee's big girl room, our number one goal was to make it a space that truly reflects her personal style. All ideas had to be approved by the little boss!!! Luckily she is pretty darn easy to work with. We present our ideas to her and she says, "yes or no or even ewww". 

First up on the task was deciding a paint color for her new room. Since her old room was pink, gray, and white, we knew we wanted to go a different route with this room. We found our inspiration for the color at drum roll please.....Ikea. We saw this Lack side table in light green and just adored the color. Easy enough we had found our starting point. 


Cailee and I got right down to business deciding what she absolutely had to have in her room. She is just like her momma and needs to visually see it. So we put together this little vision board.


| one | Animal flower art prints from Ikea. We found them at Ikea in early September and can't seem to find them on their website anymore.
| two | Although Cailee agreed with the color choice the hubby and I made, when we went to match the color we weren't loving the green tone to it. So after searching in the green/blue shades we found the perfect color. Seafoam Pearl by Behr!!!
| three | Gold Hearts were a big must. After seeing them while Pinterest browsing with me, Cailee fell head over heels with gold hearts. 
| four | Princess bedding from Ikea...that's just a big duh!!! My big loves anything Princess so while shopping at Ikea she saw the bedding and asked me if we could buy it for her big girl bed. 
| five | Big girl bed.  You might have read the post I wrote back in September about finding this bed in Ikea's "as is" section. 

A must have I had was a reading area in her room. In Cailee's old room we had one shelf for her books so this time around I know I wanted to expand the books we had on display for her to read from. 
I found these two images on Pinterest and still haven't decided which route we will take but Cailee and I are both leaning towards the second photo (with the bench seating with storage underneath).



Which reading area is your favorite?!?!

We have so much to get done, can't wait to get to decorating.


xoxo
Jocelyn

Oct 14, 2014

operation bye bye blue room

The moment I've been waiting for since we moved into the new house is finally here. Operation bye bye blue room is in full swing and I couldn't be happier. 

Cailee really liked the blue room when we moved in because it is very similar to her big cousin's room. However I was not a big fan of it because the room always looked so dark. Don't get me wrong it was a very nice blue but not a color I pictured in my toddler's room. 

Once I got the "okay" from the boss Cailee to repaint the room, I got to brainstorming. 

This was going to be her official "big girl" room  and I wanted it to be a special space for her. Especially with the new baby coming I wanted to make sure I gave this room my complete attention before starting the nursery. 

This is a before photo of the room in all its blue glory!


As pretty as the blue is, it sure was a pain in the behind to paint over. 


After two coats of primer it was finally ready to go !!! 


Gotta love "real life" photos :)


Stay tuned for the grand reveal, which should be completed by this weekend hooray!!!

xoxo
Jocelyn




Oct 13, 2014

our weekend recap

It's been forever since I've updated my little blog and I wish I could say its been because we were extremely busy. Nope that wasn't the case at all. Since my last post, Cailee and the hubby both came down with colds and then I was hit with it as well. We have been stuck at home for almost two weeks and it sure made us stir crazy. 

This weekend we were all finally feeling better so we got ourselves out of pjs and went on many little adventures.

I use the term "adventures" very loosely. For most, what we did is basically just run regular old errands but after you've been stuck at home sick for two weeks our outing was like a much needed vacation :) 

Our first stop was at Old Navy where I scored some much needed maternity tops on sale!!! To make things that much sweeter this weekend they were running a promotion for every $25 you spent you got back a $20 "cash" coupon in return. I got about 4 shirts but these two shirts(maternity shirt and non maternity shirt) are my favorites. 

Our second stop was at Michael's for some crafting goodies. I recently came across deco mesh wreaths and I have become obsessed. Like I want to make one for every single holiday obsessed. After searching on Pinterest for some inspiration I decided it was time to try this project out for myself and I am pretty darn happy with the results. For $20 I made this Halloween wreath :) Everything I used was on sale!!! I am already mentally planning out my Thanksgiving and Christmas wreaths. If your curious these are a couple of the wreaths I found on Pinterest that I just absolutely love...thanksgiving inspiration and christmas inspiration.



Our final stop on our little adventure was to the mall of course. Our mall is both indoors and outdoors, we love walking around the outdoor area because of the koi and turtle pond :) It is Cailee's absolute favorite thing. While we walking around we decided to hop into Lush Cosmetics and my little 3 year old made her first lush purchase!!! I can't tell you how excited she was, it was the sweetest thing ever. She already loves bath time so this new way of taking a bath is just sprinkles on top for her. We carried her around the table let her smell the different bath bombs and she selected the pink bath bomb with the little flower detail. While I picked out the northern lights bath bomb, which I believe is from their Halloween collection. Cailee didn't waste any time to use her bath bomb and is already asking her dadda to go back and buy her some more bath bombs. Yup my 3 yr old is officially hooked on bath bombs hahaha. 


That was our fun and adventurous weekend! 

Now its time to tackle my chore list.

xoxo
Jocelyn


Oct 2, 2014

twenty weeks


Baby is the size of a banana !!!

| how far along | 20 weeks and 4 days
gender | It's a GIRL !!!
weight gain | Last time I checked (weeks ago) I had gained 1lb. I have a doctors appointment next week so will see then. 
maternity clothes | Yes !!! In the photo above I am wearing my maternity leggings from H&M. They are absolutely comfy. 
stretch marks | No new ones have appeared woot woot !!!
belly button in or out | Still an innie but slowly starting to see it being pushed out.  
sleep | Sleep has been interrupted this week not because of my pregnancy but a sick toddler :( 
best moment of the week | Revealing our daughter's name !!! The newest member of our family is Charlotte Harper. We have had this named picked out since we were deciding on baby names back in January of 2011. 
miss anything | Sleeping on my stomach and coffee.
movement | Yes !!! The hubby was finally able to feel her kick too. She is such a strong little lady.
cravings | Chili cheese fries and candy. 
looking forward to | Finally tackling Cailee's bedroom makeover !!!

xoxo
Jocelyn
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