Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 28

Fireside 5 on Friday

Where has March gone? We’ve had a month full of fun visitors (every weekend!), sickness (all 3 of us, luckily not at the same time), and house projects. Here’s a little recap of what’s been going on around here.


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Fireside 5 on Friday


ONE– My Dad arrived a couple weeks ago with his tractor to start some serious demolition around here. We are SO appreciative for him and all the work he has done. It’s been a huge lifesaver AND money saver. Eric is excited to show the before and after photos of all the work they’ve done. It feels like a whole new piece of land! While my Dad was here, he wanted to take Charley for her first tractor ride. She loved it while it wasn’t running, but boy did it startle her when the engine started! I love these photos of the two of them so much 🙂Fireside 5 on Friday  Fireside 5 on Friday Fireside 5 on Friday Fireside 5 on Friday Fireside 5 on FridayAnd this guy is pretty cute, too.Fireside 5 on Friday

TWO– The first leg of the patio project is complete! We love it and can’t wait for the weather to warm up so we can enjoy sitting out there. Next up, staining, new stairs and ripping out that ridiculous ramp (and replacing it with concrete and pretty landscaping)Fireside 5 on Friday Fireside 5 on Friday


THREE– My new craft room! Eric bought these countertops on Craigslist for $50 and installed them for me a few weeks ago. It is so nice having all of that open space to get my craft on.

Fireside 5 on Friday


FOUR– My friend, Leslie, gave me a refresher on how to use my sewing machine the other weekend. Since then, I’ve really enjoyed making some fun new things. We bought some new outdoor furniture from…where else, but a garage sale! It’s in great condition, but the cushions were less than appealing to the eye. So, I bought some cute furniture and recovered all of the cushions. I’m definitely not a pro sewer, and really the only thing I know how to do is make a pillow, so I’ll just pretend this is really impressive work 🙂

Fireside 5 on FridayThe pillow before and afterFireside 5 on Friday

FIVE– What would a 5 on Friday be without some close ups of this cutie? Unfortunately she’s on her second ear infection and has a nasty cough. Poor thing!! I wish I could just wave a magic wand and make her all better. She’s on antibiotics and starting to look like she’s feeling better. It’s crazy to me how often babies get sick their first year. We sure are learning a lot as new parents!

Fireside 5 on Friday

Look at that red hair!Fireside 5 on FridayHope you all have a great weekend!

Mar 09

Celebrating Charlotte’s Half Birthday!

Charley bug is 6 months old! I know everyone says it, but time sure does fly by, especially with a little one. I think I say it every month, but this is my new favorite stage. Charlotte is babbling, sitting up, eating solids, grabbing things, and putting everything in her mouth. She’s happier now than she’s ever been and her cute personality is really starting to come out. The fun has just begun!
I realized that I haven’t taken a naked baby photo shoot yet…and who doesn’t love to see all of those adorable fat dimples and chunky legs?!

Celebrating Charlottes Half Birthday!
My friend, Meagan, gave Charlotte the two adorable headbands she’s wearing in these pictures. She is seriously so talented and makes the CUTEST vintage baby headbands, tiebacks, bonnets, clothes…the list goes on. She has an etsy shop, Little Dream Props, that you should definitely check out here. You can also follow her on facebook to get updates on new items! I’m kind of particular about the headbands I put on Charlotte…some make an indention in her head and I’m sure that can’t feel good. But these headbands are nice and soft for little Charley’s head. Plus they’re dainty and vintage-y, which I love 🙂


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Look at this beauty! I’m kind of obsessed.

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That’s all folks! Be sure to stop by Meagan’s etsy shop to see all of the cuteness!