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Favorites Friday: Fancy-free

Brimming with feelings of summer lightheartedness due to our 90 degree weather! In the spirit of all things summer I"m painting my nails and donning some summer dresses this weekend, while I pine away for my husband's return (per usual!) Summer also brings us steps closer to welcoming our …

The solution for a cluttered desktop {pinterest}

Completely jumping on the Pinterest bandwagon and smitten by its concept of "pinning" all your favorite images while Pinterest neatly organizes them on different boards. So handy, smart, and creative, don't ya love genius ideas?! I will warn you, its highly addictive!
Here's some o…

Outdoor space inspiration board

Attempting to put the finishing touches on our deck space. We bought the pictured table and chair set at ikea last spring, but I'd love to spruce things up with an outdoor rug and some planters. How cool is that swing chair too?!

sources- rug, umbrella, planters, and pillows- homedecorators swing…

Third trimester wardrobe

I'm quickly out of comfortable things to wear as I approach the end! Here's some pieces all from H&M that might be the ticket!

Our unconventional Easter

Not sure what we didn't do this weekend...we threw a birthday/easter party, dyed eggs, hunted eggs, attended an Easter eve service, ate thai/sushi, made homemade spaghetti and meatballs, and for the grand finale rode rides at Kings Dominion! Phew I' exhausted!
I was inspired by this party!


Favorites Friday: 3 days

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So captured by Hosea 6:1-2 this week, perfect for good friday and Easter sunday, " “Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces    but he will heal us; he has injured us    but he will bind up our wounds. After two days he will revive us;    on the third day he will restore us…

Stretchy skirts are my new best friend

I should say more specifically stretchy skirts and mens t-shirts are my new best friend; they are the solution to the third trimester (and chocolate covered strawberries!)  Just had to share our gorgeous woods with sister snapped this picture on her iphone yesterday during our hike. I migh…

Spring risotto

This is our go-to risotto when the asparagus is in season, delicious! Recipe here!

Color combination: pink and sienna

I love unexpected color combinations and with a forecast of pending thunderstorms these two colors are the perfect pick-me-up!

via jcrew

Nursery bits and pieces

My nursery/guest room had been a bit on hold due to my lent shopping hiatus! Here's a few more bits and pieces to go in the room, can't wait till its done!
I've been in love with this fabric for quite awhile via calico corners.
This sweet print from made by girl.
We have a throw blanket we…

Favorites friday: Floral blooms

I'm still being swept sway by all the floral blooms out there, may they never grow old! God is the ultimate gardner, now if He could teach me a thing or two! Hoping to do some yardwork this weekend, attend a party or two, and relax!
I love the way Spring feels like a rebirth, thank you Lord for m…

7 month baby bump

Can't get enough of fruit these days, can't complain about that craving. I'm starting to feel a bit uncomfortable now, mainly around the waist line might have to switch to dresses from here on out! Starting to get anxious to meet this lil babyman and we've definantly been prepping Gi…

Washington D.C field trip

I finally made it to the cherry blossoms, even though they were past peak, it was totally worth it! Of course we couldn't help but treat ourselves to some sushi in dupont circle and hello cupcake, what a day.

D.C's metro is so user friendly!
My sister!