Paper Fish Nursery Decor

Paper Fish Nursery Decor

Oh man, am I excited to finally share the Paper Fish Nursery Decor I made for Ryder's room before he was born. When we started brainstorming ideas for his nursery I knew I wanted to incorporate fish. I had it in my head that I wanted a school of fish swimming from one side of his wall to the next. Then to add more depth to the wall we added the hand-cut letters of his name to the wall. It's like the fish are swimming from his name and I love everything about it! Can I tell you that this was … [Read more...]

DIY Nautical Burp Cloth

nautical burp cloth from @KatieJasiewicz #12MonthsOfMartha #MarthaStewartCrafts #Baby

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Martha Stewart Crafts as always all opinions are my own. I was never one to like customized clothing, towels, bags, etc... that all changed once I had my son, Ryder. For some reason, I want his name on EVERYTHING. I'm kind of becoming addicted to it. When I got my nautical stencil in last month, I knew I wanted to use it and make a custom nautical burp cloth. We can never have too many burp cloths. Especially since we are in that super drooly stage. I … [Read more...]

3 Month Update!

newborn holding his paci.

It's hard to believe that I was just bringing Ryder home from the hospital. Yet--he just turned three months old. I had every intention of doing monthly updates on Ryder since as we all know... babies grow so quickly. But time got away from me like it does most days. So I figured I would give a little three month update. Get ready for a photo-heavy baby update! Hopefully in the months to come I can actually do a month-by-month recap! The one thing I'm glad I did was give weekly Facebook … [Read more...]

Burlap Starfish Art

EASY 30 Minute Craft Project >> Burlap Starfish Art #12MonthsOfMartha #MarthaStewartCrafts #Craft #beach

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Martha Stewart Crafts as always all opinions are my own.  I'm still slowly putting Ryder's nursery together. For month's now ( I can say that since I've officially been sitting in his nursery day-in-and-day out for the past 3 months) I've starred at the stack of frames perched against the empty wall. Waiting to be hung and of course waiting to be filled with beautiful photos and prints. I wanted to make a few unique DIY pieces for his gallery … [Read more...]

Ryder’s Newborn Photography Session

Newborn Details - Newborn Photography Session

I had all intentions of sharing Ryder's newborn photography session with our reader's in May. And then May passed, and now June has officially passed and it's July! So I figured its better late than never to share some of the cutest photo's of an itty-bitty 8 day old baby boy. We used the same photographer, Christy Buonomo Photography, who did our Maternity and Fresh 48 photos for us. She does an amazing job and seriously has patience of a saint. Because I had a c-section I wasn't really able to … [Read more...]

Custom Newborn Snap Tee “I Was Worth The Wait”

Custom Newborn Snap Tee- I was worth the wait

The week before I was due to have Ryder I started nesting like crazy. I had a few DIY projects that I felt HAD to be done. I was staying up late after work every night to finish them. I just didn't feel like I could have this baby without completing the projects. One of the projects was creating this custom newborn snap tee. I had eyed the "worth the wait" onesie set from Uncommon Goods for years and always knew that when I had a baby I wanted he/she to have that onesie. However, I did not … [Read more...]

DIY Nursery Whale Lamp

DIY Nursery Whale Lamp

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Homes.com. Before I had Ryder, our friends at Homes.com challenged us to come up with a fun and easy upcycle project. I racked my prego-brain for days until one day I was cleaning up the craft room and stumbled across a lamp I picked up a few years ago at our local thrift store. The color of the base of the lamp worked perfect with Ryder's nursery. I used a piece of the whale fabric that I was using as the inspiration and color pallet for the room to … [Read more...]

Fresh 48 Newborn Photography

Fresh 48 Newborn Photography

Warning: This is a photo heavy post of pure newborn newness. So if you love babies, newborns to be exact you'll want to keep reading, and if you don't--well what's wrong with you? Only kidding. Not everyone loves kids. We get that.  I've been wanting to share our Fresh 48 Newborn photos with you guys for the past month now, and time has gotten the best of me. I'm working on this post at 3am, because someone is wide awake and well I am too, so why not utilize time to the fullest and work on … [Read more...]

Five Reasons Why We Love The Boppy® Newborn Lounger

5 Reasons We love the Boppy® Newborn Lounger

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Boppy Newborn Lounger . The opinions and text are all mine. I'm officially 7.5 weeks into this whole parenting thing. Day-by-day it is getting easier... Kind of. I remember the first few days home after our stay in the hospital. We had a crying baby and nothing we did made him quiet. One of the evenings, when I was feeling hopeless I opened up Ryder's closet in the nursery. I grabbed The Boppy® Newborn Lounger from the closet and … [Read more...]

15 Nursing Cover Tutorials

15 Nursing Cover Tutorials

Before the baby was born I was busy sewing up some projects. I'm glad I sewed when I had the chance because I still have a few projects I want to get too, but I think they will be waiting for a few more weeks. One project that came to mind was a nursing cover. The big box stores charge on average $30 for a nursing cover. I think I made mine for under $10 and even better I got to choose the fabric I wanted! Since there are already tons of fabulous tutorials out on the web already, I really didn't … [Read more...]