CHEEKWOOD HARVEST

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Fall at CHEEKWOOD, what’s not to love?! Today was the last day of the pumpkin house and I’m so glad we didn’t miss it! It’s finally cool outside, and the sun is still shining bright. It was the perfect day for an outdoor family adventure.

There was live music coming from the beer garden and game area when we walked in to @Cheekwood, and straight ahead was the famous pumpkin house and pumpkin patch. There were all sorts of unique scarecrows lining the sidewalks by the trains. Cheekwood never disappoints and is always at the top of our list every season.

We are looking forward to their Holiday Lights, our favorite thing to do in Nashville around Christmas time. See you there, Friends! X

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EMMA IS THREE!

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And just like that, Emma is THREE {cue the tears}.

June 20, 2015 Emma Ruth was born at 6:21am and has been making the world a brighter place ever since. She is the sweetest, funniest, most loving little beauty and I love her fiercely. She may be more particular than me, liking everything in its place and just so. 🙂 She is obsessed with music, art, reading, swimming, animals and stickers.

This morning our home was filled with friends that came to celebrate Emma’s Birthday with us. We are so grateful for these friendships and love watching Emma grow with her friends from school, our neighborhood and beyond. The little bonds being built are so precious. Watching them all hug hello and goodbye makes my heart smile every time.

We went rainbow crazy today and the little girl in me was in heaven! Rainbow balloons, a rainbow inflatable pool, an art station with rainbow coloring sheets, bright markers, starburst and marshmallows to glue on the clouds…rainbow sidewalk chalk, rainbow “Happy Birthday” bunting, you name it and it was rainbow themed/colored. Of course Emma wore a top with a rainbow and her swimsuit was bright with rainbows and ruffles. When you have a theme you really love, you might as well go for it!

Emma, Baby Girl, I hope you never stop singing, dancing and being a ray of beautiful sunshine in this world. Use your strong opinions for good, be a voice for the voiceless, love those who are hurting and never lose your incredible strength. You are a world changer, my darling. X

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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