Maternity Photos!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Getting ready for a photo shoot is hard enough, right?  But, trying to prep and feel pretty at 35 weeks pregnant with two little ones in tow sounds nearly impossible (and super exhausting)!  Whew.  I'm so so glad we forged ahead (cranky kids and all) to capture this season in our lives.

My delightful and super-talented friend Jen was up for the challenge as well, and I'm THRILLED to share the photos with all of you today!  Enjoy!

Check out Jen's work at her awesome FB page for Jen Hunter Photography.  

Jen made me feel beautiful and we had fun posing around Nashville's Cumberland Park downtown as she kept us smiling even in the 90+ degree heat!  I'm so happy to have caught these moments on camera and I can't WAIT to have her take newborn pics of our little one in just a few more weeks (also because that means this child will be OUT of my body by then!)

Be sure and check out Jen's work and be inspired to capture more milestones in your own life - you won't regret it!

The Nursery!

Monday, July 13, 2015

With only 5 weeks to go until baby girl #3 arrives, I'm thrilled to reveal her nursery today!  Granted, I'm no designer, and if it weren't for Pinterest and creative friends I would be posting pictures of a boring pink box.

But, after planning and shopping and scouring the web for inspiration, I am happy to invite you into the colorful nursery that will soon welcome another pink bundle of joy!  Welcome!
(But seriously, enjoy these photos - cause it will never look this clean ever again.)

Sweet Pink (Valspar paint) walls with Aqua and White furniture
LOVE this new recliner/rocker - no doubt I will be snoozing and nursing in it a lot!  Recliner from Babies R Us, pillow from Target.   The lighting is deceptive (sorry!) but the fabric of the chair perfectly matches the aqua lagoon colored crib.  I found the storybook shelf at HomeGoods (in the office dept!).  White faux-leather pouf from Land of Nod, Ruffle curtains and Pink Chevron Tassle rug from Pottery Barn Kids. The artwork (shown in detail below) was a treasure found on Etsy!

In case the Sweet Pink walls didn't give it away - there's no doubt a GIRL is on her way!
Aqua Lagoon crib by Jenny Lind from USA Baby (this crib is so swoon-worthy, I chose it before anything else in the room!)  Bear, Love Stroller blanket, Chevron crib sheet, and It's a Girl artwork from Pottery Barn Kids.

Carnival photography found on Etsy inspired the color palette for the room (shown in detail below). 
We bought this dresser from Goodwill for $100 when my first daughter was born!  We refinished it then, but for today's nursery we lacquered it white, replaced the hardware, and added Pottery Barn Kids' Universal Changing Topper to create the look.  I had a heck of a time deciding what to place on the shelf above, but I stumbled upon some adorable tchotchkes at HomeGoods and Target that reminded me of giant monopoly game pieces and so I just went for it.  I love the metallic/white combo and how it looks against the pink walls! Lamp and Changing basket from Pottery Barn Kids. 

It's the little things for a little one...
For those squinting at their computer screens or phones, here's a closer look at some of the details I love most in this room.

I hope you enjoyed a sneak peek into our littlest girl's new room!  It's been such a joy to spoil her already and I can't wait until she is here to destroy it and make it her own.  Cause let's face it - it's never gonna look like this after she arrives!

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