What to give mom is always the hardest question of the year! Mother's Day always seems to sneak up on all of us and yet it is on the calendar for all of us to see every year after year. It is my very first Mother's Day! I still cannot believe it! A list complied with love for all the mamas in your life. Of course, all items are hand selected by me, and I hope this helps no matter the occasion. You can always come back to list if you need a little something special for yourself, your best friend, grandmother, bhday, new mama, whatever it is here! Gift Guides are one of my all-time favorite parts of the blog, and nothing makes me happier than hopefully making your shopping a little easier!
Does springtime make anyone else want to start decluttering and organizing every single room and drawer in your home, or is it just me? This winter was long and grueling, piles of snow and bitterly cold temperatures, let's say she more than outwore her welcome! All the days we spent watching the snow fall I was slowly making a list of ways to refresh and switch up our living spaces! I am pretty sure that I have been in decorating mode since about January. I am ready for spring.
I can't get enough of this tablescape. Honestly, how many times have you seen me set this table over the years? This tabletop is hands down my all time favorite. There isn't anything quite like the feeling of springtime. Fresh flowers and cherry blossoms blooming. It is a season filled with fresh beginnings and in our family loads of entertaining! Spring has always been very close to my heart.
I half wrote an update at four and five months to share but never could seem to hit publish. Lately, I feel like that has been our story over here. Life is full on busy and active with our new six-month-old, and I find myself wishing I had a little more time to do everything but also wishing it would just stand still. Motherhood is strange like that. Please go to bed, but wait I miss you while you are sleeping. I know it won't get any easier either.
When I look back in 2018, it is hard to not feel every emotion in the book — a year filled with highs and lows and everything in between. A year that has forever changed me, one that made us a family, John and I first-time parents, and more grace to be given than I ever knew imaginable. When the ball dropped this year, we were all sound asleep. Well, I wasn't sleeping, I was wide awake in bed going back down memory lane looking at photos from the year. Honestly, New Year's Eve was nothing crazy. It could have been any old weekday, but it was meaningful to us: no frills, no sparkle dress or high heels, just me and my two guys in party hats, and a bottle of champagne by the fire.