One of My Favorite Blogs


(I'm not from the South but I am allowed to say that today due to my subject matter.)

I can't believe I've never introduced you to my cousin Jenny.  She lives in Atlanta (hence the y'all) and is a real interior designer.  Like, one that actually went to school for it.  Unlike me, who went to the Ballard-Designs-Pottery-Barn-Craig's-List-Country-Living-Magazine-Garage-Sale School of Design. 

Here she is, with her adorable son, Ward.

A few years ago, Jenny started a blog called Long & Found.  She is so talented, I can't even tell you.  Just look at this pumpkin she created for her son's preschool fundraiser.

Or these gorgeous chairs that she re-did. (Garage sale find! Love that.)

She has lots of DIY posts, which are my favorite kind.  You have to check out her son's room and the growth chart she made from a 1x10, white paint and a steel wool and vinegar concoction to oxidize the wood.

Now, I should warn you that Jenny just released some very exciting news...she's due with identical twin boys this summer!  She's going to be one very busy mama of three pretty soon!  I follow her on Pinterest and I know she's plotting a big boy room for her soon-to-be two year old, and a nursery for her little guys too.  I'm so excited to see what she does next!

In advance, you're welcome.  You'll love her!  :)


Baby Vivi is Here!

I have a confession to make.  

I've been holding out on you!

There was a new little person in our Christmas card photo this year.

And a new nursery to decorate in pink and green.

Vivian Frances was born August 9, 2013.  We couldn't be happier.  It's been a long road, but she was worth the wait.  :)

We've had lots of rocking and cuddling.

Lots of diaper changes.

(Some) sleeping.

And lots of fun times creating another little girl bedroom.  (When we could muster the time and energy!  Guess that's why it took me almost 6 months to update you!)

Life with three kids is such a blessing and was what we always hoped for.  I'm so glad to finally share the news with you all!  

If you'd like to know any of the details/sources about Vivi's room, see my handy little list below:

Paint Color: Benjamin Moore "Love and Happiness"
Crib Bumper: Carousel Designs "Shabby Chenille" 
Ruffled Crib Skirt: Pottery Barn Kids
Gingham Curtains: Pottery Barn Kids
Rug: Joss & Main
Monogram Above Crib: The Girly Twirly Gift Company