Our eerie entryway

Baby’s first Halloween!

Gotta bring the goods inside, since that’s where we’ll be seeing it the most. The exterior is decorated too, but for safety sake, I won’t be showing the outside.

C’mon into our homely abode and take a peek at the eerie entryway that I’ve decorated for our first official Halloween in the house. Just two weeks away and I’m excited to see all the neighbour kids in their costumes come Halloween night. I’ll show you photos of bebs when he’s dressed up in his costume. Hint, it’s a bit of a throw-back to the 90’s. Maybe the 80’s? I don’t know which decade it’s from. But I’m sure someone will fill me in on it.

It’s fairly simple, but I think it all pulled together quite nicely, don’t you? I’m going to head out later this week to get some larger pumpkins for the front porch outside. Eeek, can’t wait!

Shop the look: ghost lights, bats, cylinder vase, orange lights, black waffle weave towel, velvet pumpkin

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8 months postpartum

One day I’m waiting for the first trimester (and a bit) to announce my pregnancy. The next, I’m 38 weeks pregnant, then he’s born. Now he’s EIGHT months old. Wild.

I have an amazing group of friends that I met, and many of our babies were born within just weeks of each other, almost all of them being February 2018 babies. It’s pretty special, and I love that we’re all in the same scenario together. Whenever I feel overwhelmed, or just need someone to talk to, a few of us will grab coffee and hang with our babies for a bit.

Baby now has four teeth – his top two came in early on in his 7th month. They’re pretty adorable looking. Who knew teeth could be cute. Baby teeth are, though.

Whenever he sneezes and say “bless you” or “gesundheit” he laughs way more at the latter, so I guess that’s what we’re going to continue saying now after each sneeze. It’s fun.

Baby saw balloons for the first time in his 7th month: for Dada’s birthday!

He isn’t crawling yet, but he can definitely find his way to Alfie and his toys. Also, his new move looks like this:

I’m also trying to teach him the word “gentle” this month. Gentle with Alfie, gentle with Mama’s hair, gentle with other baby’s faces, gentle with your toys…you get the picture. One thing he caught on a little was waving this month. He doesn’t always wave when you want him to, but when he does it’s this slow little wag with his whole hand and I need to capture it on video one day.

He’s starting to get possessive of his things lately now, which is an interesting development milestone. He tried to eat grass the other day in the park, and when I told him no he got upset. Same with the bath-water soaked face cloth he tried to eat. Ha!!

That’s all I’ve got for now. Baby is down for slumber right now and I’m going to turn off this computer and put my own PJs on and relax for the rest of the evening.

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Chilly mornings, autumnal vibes, and simple decor

Disclaimer: I received a Wayfair.com gift card to put toward fall decor accents.

This time last year we moved into our home and had our first child all in the span of four months. Now that we’ve been here a year, and I have a few minutes to myself each day, it’s time to finally start decorating for fall, and all the upcoming holidays!

I want to show how we decorate our home so it’s timeless and not too trendy. That way we can always reuse the decorations for years to come. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some good trends when it comes to decorating, or fashion for that matter. But at the same time I feel more comfortable with a good ol’ classic style that can be easily used from year to year. Since I spent the majority of my time in the kitchen, and dining area, I thought I’d show you guys how I’ve welcomed Fall into our home.

I don’t have many decorations for Halloween/Fall, and Christmas. Just a handful that I tuck away in a box after the season has passed. I’m a huge fan of earth tones incorporated into our decor, so I picked up a few kitchen pieces this year at Wayfair, and then some fresh blooms at the farmers market and my local grocery store.

For me it’s all about the natural elements (seasonal flowers and greens), with colourful kitchen towels tucked in a crisp white basket ready for use. 

It’s still pretty warm here in California (think high 20’s *celcius here folks* in the afternoon. But in the mornings it’s nice and cool so I can wear a sweater for a few hours, ha!). But I can’t wait to stick on a pot of chili simmering for hours on the gas stove in a worn in dutch oven, indulge in a hot drink while bebs naps, put on some mellow tunes, open the windows on a crisp cool morning and relax for that hour nap of his. That’s not too much to ask, right?!

I’ve always been enthusiastic with all-things holiday related (any holiday for that matter). But I feel completely different with this journey into motherhood. It’s the best feeling getting to relive all those fun memories, even though he’s 7months old and perhaps doesn’t get it this year. What odds! I’m havin’ fun and taking some snaps to have for his little baby book. I’m startin’ the tradition, folks.

Have you started decorating for Fall?

Shop the look: double walled cups | berry wreath | white metal basket | slim white metal basket | velvet pumpkins | acorn vase filler | waffle kitchen towels

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