Life lately: leaves

Both those that fall and those that allow you time to bond with your sweet little butterball of a baby. Both are immensely beautiful, so it’s quite fitting that as the first fall and hit the ground, the latter is coming to an end.

Since I am heading back to the grind on Monday, I’ve been filling the past few weeks with all sorts of seasonal goodness… as well as multiple trips to Target. Sorry Marcus😉

[baby’s first Oktoberfest]img_4114
[hey, it’s part of our heritage…don’t worry, he was having ginger ale]img_4155
[super snuggles amongst our front stoop pumpkins]img_4165
[too many pumpkins, so little time]img_4188
[no October is complete without a trip to Howell’s Pumpkin Patch with the cousins]img_4253[obsessed with my new felt notice board (similar) and garland from Hobby Lobby]img_4262
[homeboy loves his daddy’s tractor]img_4265
[Karl loves Halloween too]img_4278
[these two…all the heart eyes]img_4303
[man, I’m sure going to miss this #momlife]img_4321
[the same gown Marcus wore for his baptism]img_4323
[good set of godparents for baby Fitz: Uncle Jerry & Aunt Mo]img_4339
[not great quality but I had to share this – Ev almost ended up with his second baptism]img_4341
[after a roll in the mud at our post-baptism celebration…ugh, boys]img_4346[my sweet little Bitsy]

I’m both ready and not ready to return to the workforce. I’m sure most moms can relate. Wish me luck😉

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Little looks: Halloween jammies 2016

Ghouls and goblins unite dressed up to give us a fright! It is no secret that I’m a sucker for themed pajamas, so here is this year’s crop of Halloween jams perfect for your little tricksters.littlelooks_halloweenjammies2016

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

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Fitz // two months

I was a little late on Everett’s two month photo so it’s fitting that this is a little late as well…


Fitz’s favorite things:

smiling (see above photo)
blowing lots of spit bubbles

facing out when being held
surviving his first illness thanks to his older brother

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Obsessed: Fall wish list

The official start of fall was last week and I’m hopeful our recent heat wave is on its way out. I’m ready to sip warm PSLs and be basic! Mo has already shared a few of her faves, but here is what is on my fall wish list. These pieces are perfect for ushering the new season in with style.


hi-lo striped tee // camo pants // sweater // plaid flats // boots


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Life lately: I keep on fallin’

[Ev cheering on the Hawkeyes and ushering in the season]img_3992
[picked our last crop of apples]img_3993
[raspberries are ripening]img_4001
[enjoying that new baby scent up close in my Happy wrap]img_4011
[the cutest bedtime sessions with these two]img_4047
[sneak peek/taste of the Hurts Donuts Co.]img_4050
[Fitz’s first Beaverdale Fall Fest parade]img_4057
[grandpa snuggles are the best]img_4074[mama bakes an apple pie to die for]

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Mo’s fall faves 2016

While on maternity leave, one would think I have an abundance of time to spare each day. False! So while I feed Fitz every three hours and manage to keep up with laundry and errand running, I’ve enlisted my sister Morgan to do her annual fall faves post. Enjoy!

Fall is finally here whether this 85+ degree weather wants it to be or not. It’s here. And it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. At least, I hope not.
Round 2 of: Something You Want, Something You Need, Something to Wear, Something to Read
Something you want…
  • More scarves, duh. Mine are currently packed away in my parents’ basement so I figure a few more won’t hurt, right? Love this one from Target.
Something you “need”…
  • Cowboy boots! Luckily, my bestie Sara & I snagged some – BOGO style – at Famous Footwear a couple weeks ago. We rocked them to see the Dixie Chicks last Thursday. We acted like giddy little school girls the whole time and loved every darn second of it.
Something to wear…
  • I recently got this sweatshirt as a birthday gift and I can already tell I’m going to be living in it this fall. Gotta rep my hometown, weird name & all.
Something to read…
  • I have a loooong list of books I can’t wait to read but here’s a small sampling:
    • Scrappy Little Nobody – Anna Kendrick (out November 15th)
    • When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi
    • A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara
    • Dark Matter – Blake Crouch (read in 2 nights – highly recommend)
    • Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman – Lindy West
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Family of four

A little over a week after Fitz was born we welcomed our favorite photographer, Rachael Hall, over for a newborn shoot at our house. She did Everett’s newborn photos as well as our family photos over the years (2014 // 2015) and is the absolute best!

Here are a few of my absolute favorites from our session:


So the big question everyone is still trying to figure out: does Fitz look like Everett?

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