HELLO WORLD

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On January 1, 2017 at 4:26am, our baby boy made his debut.

Introducing Oliver Francis Reid. Baby Oliver is 2 weeks and 3 days old today! He is serious, sensitive and strong. He loves to be cuddled and enjoys looking out the window while bundled in his Tiny Love rocker/napper. His big sister gives him lots of love and I can’t wait to watch them grow together and become close.

Last week Bethany Sousa captured these precious images of our babe. He is laying on my favorite, ultra soft swaddle blanket by Modern Burlap. I’m also obsessed with this cozy, knit outfit from H&M…can you handle the cuddly cuteness?! 🙂 DETAILS:

Knit Sweater & Pants | H&M {Sold out online}

‘HELLO WORLD’ Swaddle | Modern Burlap

Wood Rattle Toy | Little Sapling Toys

Leather Braided Pacifier Clip | Madeline’s Box

Pacifier | Natersutten

PHOTOS: Bethany Sousa Photography

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FALL FUN

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True, consistent Fall weather is finally here. Mornings and evenings are quite chilly and we love it! It does make morning walks a little trickier, but it’s absolutely perfect for afternoon play time in the yard. We took full advantage today, playing with Stella puppy in the yard and going to the park to swing and slide {snacks included in case you are wondering why her cheeks are so full in a few shots, haha}.

With the weather shift comes that moment when you realize it’s time to pretty much fully transition your babes wardrobe to the new season, but then discover their warm clothes are either too small or too big. As I was pulling out all of Em’s sweaters to see what would fit she spotted the kitty one and her eyes lit up. I remember the day we purchased it at Gymboree. I think she was only five months old! We went to the mall with daddy and she was loving all of the clothes, but she especially loved this kitty sweater and made the most excited sounds. Of course daddy had to buy it for her {and so it began}!  🙂 All that said, this sweater is 6-12 months but she squeaked in to it today over a Summer top in a whirlwind to get out the door to kids church. She ended up looking so cute in her basically cropped sweater that I couldn’t help snapping some pics. OUTFIT DETAILS:

Sweater | Gymboree {Last year}

Chambray Tank | Peek Kids {Found at Kid to Kid Consignment this Summer}

Leggings | Cat and Jack for Target

Moccasins | Ciao Co

PORCH PLAY

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We can’t get enough of the cooler weather, especially since we have a front porch with a swing now! Em can still squeak in to her 6-12mth Spring dresses from Gap Kids since they run quite generous; so we are trying to get as much wear out them as possible by adding leggings for the season change. This woodland critters dress is one of my favorites! This outfit would also be adorable with a faux fur vest when it’s even cooler.

Who else loves how transitional dresses are for babes and adults alike?! We are forever dress girls. XOUTFIT DETAILS:

Dress | Gap Kids {from Spring}

Leggings | Cat & Jack

Scalloped Ballet Flats | Gap Kids {online code STYLE gets you 40% off right now!}

BABY BUMP

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I can’t believe that I am already almost 28 weeks along with baby number 2, a boy! Time definitely flies when you are chasing around a 15 month old toddler and packing up your first home to move to a new home in another part of town. September was a whirlwind but it was all worth it! We are loving our new home {new to us} in East Nashville and have been taking full advantage of being walking distance from so many great spots.

I haven’t been taking as many photos of my growing bump this time around since Emma keeps me on my toes, so I love that the beautiful Bethany Sousa captured these images before we moved. I was 26 weeks. Dress | Who What Wear Collection for Target

Photos By: Bethany Sousa

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JUNE FLATLAY | VOL 2

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SUMMER ESSENTIALS:

Harper “Medium” Felt Bow in Mint Julep | Little Mint Julep

Heart Sunnies | Circo

Floral Tank | Janie and Jack {Found at Kid to Kid Consignment}

Denim Bloomers | Gap {Similar style here}

Braided Leather Pacifier Clip in Ivory | Madeline’s Box

Sophie’s Busy Day: Board Book | Buy it here

IT’S FALL Y’ALL

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imageIt’s finally cooling down in Nashville and this morning we had the perfect weather to go pick out pumpkins at the Nashville Farmers Market! Emma had so much fun and nothing is better than watching her explore, laugh and interact with everyone around us. She is one social butterfly!  🙂

I’m beyond excited to transition to cozy clothes in the upcoming weeks. Is anything cuter than babes in cuddly sweaters?! I can’t get enough. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!image
imageimageimageimageimageEM’S OUTFIT DETAILS:

Shearling Cardigan | Gap Kids Outlet

Tee | Cat & Jack

Jeans | Carters {Part of a 3 piece set}

Moccasins | Ciao Co

GIRLS NIGHT

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So it’s been a while, again. I know! I struggle with consistency when it comes to this blog. I’m constantly debating whether or not I should just close it up and never blog again. Comparison will do this. I can come up with a million reasons why mine is total crap compared to so many that I follow, including friends. I don’t have a good camera {I generally use my phone}, I don’t have any editing software or a fancy laptop, it’s just me sharing humble photos and thoughts. It’s the online journal I’ve never been good at keeping up with. But ya know what? I enjoy it when I do post. I love style, styling and helping others in any way that I can. That said, I’m not going to make promises I can’t keep and say I’ll be posting “x” amount of times a week, but I will say that I’m going to stick around for now. Even if it’s just for me and Emma to go back and look at down the road. If you do follow me when I post, thank you! I hope you’ve found some inspiration. Now here’s the latest.  đź™‚

 I am 24 weeks pregnant…and feeling it! This baby boy never stops moving. Yep, we are having a BOY! Eek!!

Saturday I went out for lots of girly fun with one of my favorite babes. We started the day with coffee, doughnuts and badly needed pedicures; then met up again later for a delicious dinner at Josephine in 12 South, followed by Cinderella at the ballet. There isn’t much that beats a good girls night! It gets a little trickier to dress exactly how you want with a rapidly growing baby bump and swelling feet, especially in the Nashville heat. September is still a hot month here. I wanted to feel light and flowy for the ballet and this Who What Wear for Target dress allowed me that breathing room. At the end of the day I chose a short heel for comfort, but with a touch of leopard to keep the sass. My fashionista friend, Muna {aka @moonsies}, never disappoints and she rocked a red For Love & Lemons dress with some gorgeous YSL shoes.

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! X
MY OUTFIT DETAILS:

Dress | Who What Wear for Target

Shoes | Sam Edelman ‘Okala’ Ankle Strap Pump

Handbag | Vintage

Necklace | Forever 21

Earrings | Kate Spade

Ring | Spring Street Jewelry

Lipstick | Mac ‘Ruby Woo’

EMMA’S 1ST B-DAY PARTY!

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Emma turned one on June 20th, and two weeks ago today we threw her very first birthday party. The pretty little princess had a ball celebrating with her Nashville friends and Grandpa & Grandma Schroeder from MN! It will forever be a memorable day, and we were lucky enough to have our good friend, @harrisiii, photograph the event. As I look through the photos, I love each one more than the last! I’m still overwhelmed with emotion over how beautifully Harris captured this special day. There are a lot of photos in this post, but they are too good not to share with you!

I also want to say a huge THANK YOU to Abbey Gail Moore, owner of The Perfect Little Store. When I started planning Emma’s party I showed Abbey the decor ideas I had and she told me she could custom make pretty much anything. This talented babe custom made Emma’s gold crown, the floral “E”, the “ONE” cake topper, and the tassel garland for her highchair. If you live in Nashville, go visit her shop in Germantown! Out of state? No problem. You can find her designs on her shop site: ThePerfectLittleStore.com and Instagram: @theperfectlittlestore. You can also contact her with any special, custom requests and I promise she can probably make it for you!

Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated Emma with us! {And to everyone who couldn’t make it but sent birthday wishes and gifts!} We love you all!! X
Photos By @Harrisiii

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Gold Crown, Floral “E”, “ONE” Cake Topper, Tassel Garland for Highchair | The Perfect Little Store

Gold ONE balloons | oh shiny! paper co.

Greenery Garland and Floral Garland | Hobby Lobby

EMMA’S FIRST TOPKNOT

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Emma is one year and one day old today. This called for something new, so I pulled her silky strands up in to a tiny topknot. Be still my heart. Every time I think she can’t possibly get any cuter…

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY, EMMA!

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On June 20, 2015 at 6:21am, baby Emma Ruth Reid was born. She immediately stole our hearts and there are no words to describe the love I feel for her. She is my heartbeat.

I am overwhelmed with emotions as she is one year old today. The months go by ever too quickly. Each day is a new adventure in motherhood. It’s not easy but it’s the best job in the world. The early years are so precious and I want to cherish every moment that I get to cuddle her, love on her, train her and watch her grow. I’m not sure how I will be able to stop calling her “baby Emma” as she is now a toddler. It just doesn’t seem possible that she can be a toddler already. I must let go of the desire to keep her a “baby” and embrace this next phase. I know it’s going to be so much fun as she will be able to communicate more, start running around and becoming more independent. Ready or not, bring on toddlerhood!

Also, today is extra special…because in addition to Emma turning one, we told her that she is going to be a big sister!!! 🙂 I am 11 weeks and 4 days pregnant, due January 4th, 2017. There may be a baby on Christmas or New Years! So if you have been wondering why I’ve been MIA for the past month, this is why. I haven’t been feeling well so I’ve just been resting as much as possible while chasing Emma around. Nausea and dizziness aside, I’m going to do my best to get back in to the blogging routine. X {Below is an open letter from me to Emma}

To my dearest baby girl,

I love you with every breath in my being. You came in to this world and stole our hearts. We dreamed of you and waited for your arrival with great anticipation. You bring joy when there is sorrow and you bring light when there is darkness. You are perfect, created by your heavenly Father. You have a great destiny! I wish I could keep you from the hurt and trials of this world, but I know it’s impossible. So know, my sweet girl, that I will always fiercely love and protect you as long as I breathe. I will be your biggest cheerleader. I will be here with open arms whenever you need me. Always be passionate and brave, have courage to stand up for what you believe in and know your worth. Be humble, kind, compassionate and quick to forgive. In the words of Tim McGraw, “bitterness will keep you from flying” and that couldn’t be more true. I want you to soar in this life and embrace each day. Don’t let anything hold you back. You are already so strong and full of personality and I know you will grow up to be an extraordinary woman. I thank God everyday for giving me the honor and privilege of being your mama. Happy 1st Birthday, my darling.