Friday, April 29, 2011

Baby's First Easter

Harper had a wonderful first Easter!! We were so blessed to spend it with our good friends. Travis, Becca, baby Ella, and Mimi came to visit from Nashville. We had such a nice time visiting with them! We went to church on Sunday morning, had a delicious brunch, then had a blast showing Harper his first Easter basket.

He crawled straight for the basket, grabbed the carrot Reeses bag and started swinging it around his head. Then he went for the Easter eggs and chucked them across the blanket. It was adorable. Here are some photos from the day:


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Nursery News

The new nursery is PAINTED!!! And it looks amazing. Erik and his dad worked hard painting until late last night. For the base color we used Sherwin Williams "Roman Column"

and then we did one accent wall with power blue metallic stripes. We used a paint from Lowe's and it was surprisingly easy (from what the guys tell me) to get the pretty metallic finish.

I am so in love with the new color scheme. Everything is really starting to come together.  Here are a few photos from last night:

In baby news, Harper is growing up way too fast. The kid can crawl like its nobody's business. He crawls straight across the room and tries to pick up things. When we bring him outside on the blanket he crawls right off and picks the grass and tries to eat it. It is hysterical. But now that he is crawling life is much more complicated. We can't leave him for a split second. If I turn my back he manages to go after something. I can't imagine how much things will change when he starts walking. He can also sit up on his own. He is so proud when he sits up. He giggles and gets an absolute kick out of it. And the kid can fly in his walker. He goes back and forth all over the house. It is really cute when he gets stuck because he throws a little fit but as soon as you turn him around he laughs and takes off again. He still has the sweetest personality of any baby I have ever seen and he is an absolute joy to be around. He enjoys most solid foods although he is not a huge fan of peas and he really loves playing with toys and balls. I can't believe my sweet baby boy is 7 months old. But I am absolutely loving this new stage and all of the fun "firsts" that come along with it!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Casting Call!!!

Hey y'all! Hope you are having a wonderful week. I just received fun news. I was asked to help cast an upcoming show on Country Music Television. I am looking for engaged couples or couples that have been together at least 2 years and are ready to take it to the next level for a new reality show. The show based on the book "10 Dates Before I Do." If you are 18-35 years old and want to share their story with America please e-mail me at Include your contact info, a photo of you two together, and a brief paragraph about your relationship. If you could answer the following questions in the e-mail it would be a huge help:

  • How long have you all been together?
  • How did you meet?
  • Do your friends and family think you are the "perfect couple?" If so, why do they think this?
  • Do your friends and family disapprove of your relationship? If so, why?
  • If you are engaged, when is the wedding going to take place?
  • If you are not engaged why are you all ready to take it to the next level?
  • What has been the hardest thing you have overcome as a couple?
  • Why were you all attracted to each other?
Pass this information along to any of your friends.  And if you happen to live in the Upstate I am holding a casting call next Tuesday so e-mail me for more details!

Monday, April 18, 2011

One down, One Hundred to Go!

I knocked the first thing off my "new home" list! As soon as we decided to buy our new house I knew I wanted to hang the South Carolina flag on the front porch. I am so happy to be back in SC and I absolutely love our state flag. I think it is the prettiest flag of all the 50 states. And it is officially up!!! Now I just have to finish unpacking and knock the other hundred things off my to-do list.

Up next-
*Unpack (unfortunately this one does not excite me so I keep pushing it to the bottom)
*Hang baskets of flowers on the rest of the front porch poles
*Paint Harper's nursery 
*Find prints for Harper's room (I could really use suggestions! Does anyone know of any good Etsy stores for nice nursery prints?)
*Get a gamecock welcome mat
*Get shoe boxes and take photos of my shoes to put on the front of the box

and the list goes on and on and on....

And if anyone knows of someone looking for an AMAZING nursery recliner, I am selling mine. It does not match Harper's new room so we are going to sell it. It is made by Best Chair and is the Tryp recliner in Navy. They are FANTASTIC! If anyone is interested shoot me an e-mail.

Here is a photo:


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Reba's Wisdom

"To succeed in life, you need three things:  a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone."-Reba McEntire

I saw this quote and and absolutely loved it. Reba is a wise woman. I love to wish and dream. I think that is what keeps me going and motivated. Sometimes my ideas are a little far-fetched but I guess it is always better to dream big then to just settle. And I am blessed to have such an amazing backbone, my sweet husband. Erik has such a sweet soul and manages to keep me smiling in stressful situations. And even when a smile is pretty much impossible to put on my face, he still tries! My little munchkin is my funny bone. He cracks me up and his little laugh is so contagious. Sometimes I will just lay down with him and we will go back and forth laughing at each other for hours.

I have needed all three this past month because my life has been beyond stressful. We moved, I just started a new job, and the entire family decided to get sick. We are still unpacking boxes and will be unpacking boxes for the next few weeks. But we are absolutely thrilled with the new house. It has four bedrooms so we have a guest room, a master bedroom, Harper's nursery, and I am going to use the fourth room as my craft room! I am so excited. The only bad part is having to redecorate everything. Of course I want to decorate Harper's nursery first! I think I am going to paint his walls a cream cream color and then have one accent wall with baby blue stripes. I found this very pretty metallic blue paint at Lowe's that I want to try to use. I went ahead and bought some cream colored paint from Sherwin Williams. It is called "Roman Column" and I think it will look perfect with the light baby blue. All of Sherwin Williams paint is 40% off today!! Great deal. We are going to try to paint on Tuesday but we shall see because our schedule never seems to go as planned these days.

Here are some photos from our move in day:

Testing out the new nursery:

The first time they walked in the new home!

I will try to take more photos of the new house as we start unpacking and redecorating! I would love decor suggestions.
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