Monday, January 16, 2017

DRESS: Asos (more styles below) / TUTU DRESS: Old Navy / TIGHTS: Old Navy (similar here

One of my goals for the new year is to plan more special one-on-one dates with Olive. It might sound silly since I'm with her all day, but with a house to clean, meals to make, naps to take, and another baby on the way I was feeling like Olive was getting the leftovers of my time spent everywhere else. I want to be a little more intentional about setting little dates with her.

I've started incorporating art time with her (almost every day) where I put my phone away, sit on the floor and we color together. It has been soooo much fun! If you follow me on Insta you've probably seen some of our pictures.
Olive is always dancing around the house so I got her this tutu dress as a surprise and she LOVES it! We dressed up in our pretty pink dresses (side note, this is actually the dress I wore for my bump shoot when I was pregnant with Olive!) and twirled around the room together. I couldn't resist snapping some pics. She looked so sweet and girly. I can't wait to have two little ballerinas dancing around my room. =) Here's to a year filled with more dance parties, more dress up, more coloring, more bubble baths and more time spent with my baby girls! 

Have a great week! xoxo Christine


Sunday, January 8, 2017

^^ still using socks as mittens... at least they matched this time lol

First snow in our new home! Here in Charlotte, snow is a big deal. Schools literally close for just TALK of potential flurries. So you can imagine our excitement when we woke up to a winter wonderland this weekend! It snowed a whopping 1 inch and we couldn't wait to bundle up and get outside to play in it! =)

I remember last winter it snowed (quite a bit more than an inch) and I pulled Olive's pack'n'play up to the window so she could see outside. She was too tiny to play and we stayed in and watched the snow fall from our window. This year she was so excited to go outside - we had a blast running around the backyard seeing everything icy and glistening. The trees looked like they were covered in twinkle lights the way the sun was hitting them! I am not a cold weather person but there is something so beautiful about seeing the whole world covered in a blanket of white.

The last couple weeks we've been trying to knock out some home projects and we're just about finished! We painted our fireplace white and it's totally transformed our living room - I love how much brighter everything looks (just in time to start shopping for spring decor ;-)!  Isaac is building me a pantry since there were no shelves in the pantry when we moved in. It's coming along nicely and I'm hoping to have all the jars and dry goods off my dining room table by next week! haha

Hope you all are enjoying the weather wherever you are - have a beautiful week! xoxo Christine


Wednesday, December 21, 2016


We found out what we're having and it's a..... GIRL! We are so excited to have another little princess in this house! I just know she and Olive are going to be the best of friends. Olive hugs and pats my baby bump all the time and just today said "Baby" for the first time while we were sitting on the couch together. Whenever we see a baby out in public or in a magazine or even on Instagram Olive lets out the cutest little squeal (it's actually the same squeal she makes when she sees a cute puppy haha) so I'm pretty sure when she meets her little sister she will be over the moon!

When we went for our ultrasound we had no idea what we were having - I think I changed my mind on if it was a boy or girl a dozen times during the last 5 months! I was counting down the days till I could see our little baby on the screen moving and wiggling and turning around. I love watching the heart beat and the tiny swallows and those little fingers clasping and unclasping. It's just as amazing the second time around. =) 

We tried using these BABY balloons again but without the helium this time and they were a lot easier to handle! I wanted to order a cake topper from Etsy but ran out of time so I made mine a couple hours before the party with a piece of watercolor paper and a box cutter. Haha #diywin!

And since everyone is asking... yes, we have a name! Nope, we're not sharing it yet. I don't know if we'll be able to keep it hush hush until the birth (or if we even want to!), but for now we're keeping it to ourselves. =)