seattle, washington.

Last weekend we took a quick trip to Seattle for the weekend to see family before Christmas. It's been so many years since my entire family has been together (between college, my sister living abroad for 4 1/2 years, missions, etc). It was Daisy's first flight and she did great. On the way to Seattle she slept the entire way (coming back to Vegas was a different story but it can't be a success every time!). 
^^Happy to be in Washington. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't freezing there, but we had a log fire running the entire weekend and that was nice.^^
^^Snuggles with grandma.^^
^^My family. So much love! We've been going to this hole-in-the-wall Thai restaurant in Seattle for years so we went there for dinner on Saturday night.^^
^^My dad bought a drone and we were testing it out in the backyard. I love how D is looking right into the camera with so much curiosity.^^ 
^^Training Gypsy and Daisy.^^

^^Met up for ice cream at Molly Moon's with my two best friends growing up. It was so much fun catching up after a few years of not seeing each other.^^

Note to self: Visit Seattle more often! We did a lot of relaxing and it was just what we needed as a family.

november moments.

^^Thanksgiving was spent outside deep frying turkey and swimming in the pool. Vegas is perfect this time of year.^^
^^Grandma visiting for the weekend.^^

Can't get over her! She's still our smile queen and we find ourselves taking way too many pictures a day. November was filled with lots of family visits, food, and warm weather. 

lounge queen.

I wish I could lounge as hard as this girl! Tate's grandma gifted us a Dock a Tot before we had Daisy and it's been our favorite baby item, ever. I just put these photos of D together and it's amazing how much she's grown these past (almost) four months. 

Snow White.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I love Halloween - everything about it. The scary movies, the spooky decorations, pumpkin carving... I could go on. But Halloween just got that much better because now I can dress Daisy up. Baby Gap had a Disney collection and when I saw this Snow White dress I couldn't resist:
^^We went to the pumpkin patch in our neighborhood and it was a new level of fun. They had goats, apple cider, and slides for young kids.^^
^^I don't know why miss D looks like a little old man, but it's so funny.^^

Halloween is also special to us because we found out we were pregnant exactly a year ago. We had been trying to get pregnant for 12 months and I was convinced that I wasn't going to be pregnant any time soon. But I was anxious on Halloween day and took a test thinking it would come back negative like the many others I had tried. When it turned positive several minutes later I was shaking and I showed Tate. We cried and hugged and 9 months later had our Daisy. If I had known back then how amazing Daisy was going to be I would have patiently waited as long as it took.

Tonight we're staying home and handing out candy to trick or treaters. Happy Halloween!

october moments.

Never realized how much space I needed on my phone until having a baby. I was looking on my phone this morning and I take about 30 pictures a day of Daisy... so below are a few snapshots of our month. I'll call it our October moments:

Daisy turned 3 months this October and she's all smiles. We love when she's in a good mood and her laughing squeals are contagious. Stay little, baby girl!

halloween home decor.

If you know me you know my favorite holiday is Halloween. Ever since I was little I remember watching scary movies with my siblings and mom (my dad was never into scary movies). When Fall rolls around I'm always on Netflix watching tacky ghost adventure shows. 
Glass Stars: Kurt Knudsen Pumpkin Garland: My Minds Eye Skeleton Table Runner: Pottery Barn Halloween Tassel Garland: Tassel Love BOO Marquee Letters: Grandin Road

When my sister lived in Germany her friends would drive over to Poland and buy Polish pottery. We took a girls trip to Poland back in April and I found a few more halloween skulls and pumpkins. I didn't take a picture of the Polish Halloween plate/mug set yet, but I will! 

nursery room.

When we found out we were having a girl I was so excited to decorate her nursery. I'm a lover of all things feminine and pink and I haven't really expressed that throughout our home. I also love a good challenge for finding things on sale, so there are very few items in her room that were purchased full price.
This room is so special to me because there are so many handmade items from my family in here. My dad made the standing bookshelf/cubby underneath the window - I keep blankets, books, and stuffed animals in the cubbys. My mom made the circle quilt on the rocker. I'll cherish this quilt forever! When we went to Washington for my baby shower we picked out the fabric and she made it in time for Daisy's blessing. My sister made the DAISY MARIE garland (details below).
^^My super talented sister-in-law painted the animal pieces. She originally painted the giraffe and when we were trying to get pregnant I bought it from her. Then when we found out we were pregnant and having a girl we commissioned her to paint the flamingo and ostrich.^^
^^I bought a 2016 calendar from Anthropologie on clearance, cut out the artwork, and framed them with Ikea frames. Tate and I have been to those four places so it seemed fitting for her room (and technically Daisy has been to Paris too on our babymoon!)^^
^^My sister made the "DAISY MARIE" garland from her own paper line, Turn the Page.^^

Crib Details:
• Pink lamb pillow - West Elm
• Rivulet quilt - Anthropologie
• Crib sheet + skirt from Anthropologie
• Decorative Pillow - Anthropologie

On Walls:
 Circular Mirror - Target
• Travel Prints - Rifle Paper Co
 House Shelf - Target
• Embroidered print - from our honeymoon in Cabo
• Quail print - West Elm
• Corner shelves - Ikea

• Dresser - Ikea
• Moroccan Pouf - Etsy
• Rocker - Downeast Home
• Side Table - West Elm

• Rug - West Elm
• Knobs on Dresser - Anthropologie
• Marble Lamp - West Elm
• Pineapples on Side Table - Anthropologie
• Globe - Thrifted

I loved spending time in here while I was pregnant and it's even more fun now that Daisy's here. She still sleeps in our room (which we really do enjoy) but I love hanging out in the nursery with her reading books on the rocker. 
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