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:
 Crib -Jet.com
• 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

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

Other: 
• 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. 

daisy's blessing.



Miss Daisy was blessed on September 3rd and both of our families from all over came to celebrate this special day with us (both of my grandparents from Utah, my siblings, Tate's aunt and uncles - it was awesome seeing everyone!). Tate's aunt took my wedding dress and sewed the fabric into a baby blessing dress for Daisy. I wanted the shape to be similar to my wedding dress and she made it look so beautiful. We're going to keep her dress forever. And who knows - maybe Daisy's baby will one day wear the dress for her blessing.

After she was blessed we had a luncheon at our house with pulled pork sandwiches, chips, salad, and lots of treats. We had close to 50 friends and family at our home celebrating Daisy. My sister made Daisy a garland from her own paper line, Turn the Page. And my mom made dozens of yellow and white tassels (shop TasselLove on Etsy) to hang in our back yard. It was over 100° that afternoon so we didn't spend too much time outside, but the tassels were so pretty (I just took them down after a month of keeping them up). I wish I had half the design talent that my family has.

We're so grateful that Daisy is ours for eternity. She's been such a blessing in our lives. I know every parent says this, but we're not sure how we existed without a baby! She's so fun to be around and her smile is contagious. 


yellowstone national park

Tate raced Lotoja over the weekend and we decided to make a road trip/vacation out of it. Today we drove to Yellowstone from Idaho Falls. We haven't been here in about 3 years since we went to college at BYU-Idaho so it was a huge trip down memory lane coming here:
^^Grand Prismatic Hot Springs^^
^^We spent a lot of time walking around this boardwalk and took a ton of pictures. Couldn't decide which ones were my favorite so I'm posting all of them :)^^
^^My man and our baby^^
^^We parked in the busy parking lot, made sandwiches and ate lunch in the car while I fed Daisy, then made it just in time to watch the Old Faithful geyser.^^
^^Old Faithful Geyser^^
^^I wasn't expecting this many people in Yellowstone at this time of year, but it was packed.^^
^^Spotted a few buffalo along the Lower Loop scenic drive.^^
^^Emerald Pool^^
^^Couldn't resist! We didn't actually hike to Daisy Geyser (because, well, Daisy wasn't really in the mood) but we had to take a picture in front of the sign.^^
Tomorrow Tate and his dad are going fishing and we're heading into Rexburg to meet up with old friends. Idaho, you've been so good to us! 
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