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Weekend Wants

soft neutrals and touches of spring on my mind

Palmer James is TWO

Baby boy you’re two. This mama heart almost can’t take it. I remember feeling your contractions and counting them with anticipation. Not nervousness… granted being pregnant with you wasn’t easy, but I was so ready for your sweet arrival.

As I look back on it, it was all such a whirlwind. Chasing your brother around, getting through the holidays and birthdays and New Year I felt like the last 30 days and even your due date was a total blur.

Here you are now, the biggest two year old I’ve ever seen. You’re such a story-teller, boundary pusher, and animal lover. Your giggle is infectious and your big loving heart, back pats and eye kisses are my favorite.

For sure you’re every bit of two – you don’t listen, you do anything and everything you’re not supposed to. You’ve had some gnarly accidents, but your fearless and resilient and determined to learn things the hard way. You’ve been transitioning to eating at the table in your “big chair” and you can walk up and down the stairs while muttering “hard work” and you can climb in and out of your crib with pure confidence.

Palmer, we always knew we wanted Hudson to have a sibling. We tried for almost two years before we were in the “safe zone” with you. All the loss in-between you and your brother isn’t forgotten but I know know that it was all so worth it. You fill me up kiddo in ways I never thought possible. The last two years feel like they have flown by but was also set on slow speed. This past year with all of us being home, I think we were able to see you grow and develop and mature presently. For that I am grateful.

I hope you have the best birthday bubba – filled with balloons, donuts and maybe some french fries and a million trillion kisses. Mama loves you more than you will ever know.

Weekend Wants

lots of new spring picks from decor to fashion. kinda sorta ready for warmer weather.

5 Items to Style Simple Open Kitchen Shelving

after completing my first shoot/style of the year, I thought I would take a second to highlight the simplicity of styling and curating the perfect decor for kitchen open shelving.

Kitchen Open Shelving Styling Tips

It might depend on the style of the home, vibe of the kitchen and of course where the shelving is located, but these (5) simple items will make any open shelving look perfectly crafted but also useful.

  1. Cookbooks
  2. Cutting boards
  3. Fresh and faux florals
  4. Glassware and serveware
  5. Art (loving landscapes and vintage looking pieces)

A mix of any these 5 things will guarantee a beautiful shelfie moment. A key to making it look and feel complete is to play with layering and height.

Stack a few cookbooks and layer a few cutting boards. Bottom shelves should be styled with more ready to reach items you might need from time to time – like cookbooks, glassware etc. The higher shelving should be more for decor and use of taller items that help bring your eye up – I like to use faux florals or art. Cake stands are also great for this!

Most of these items are relatively affordable and can be found at your local Target, Amazon and my favorite McGee & Co.

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Weekend Wants

a mix of cozy and neutral – my typical type.

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