I've got the Blues (Navy and Indigo, that is!)

After my Dad visited at Christmas and remarked: "Your whole house looks...the same", I was a little inspired to try and inject some colour. Trust me, he is not the first person (hello husband) to say the same thing. I just have such a hard time with colour and am such a neutral lover-I find beige's, creams and whites so soothing!
After scratching my head for awhile, and considering our mainly cream and taupe colour scheme, I settled on blue accents. Blue is just about the only colour I love (besides pink, but there is no way I could decorate with pink). It can have a classic timeless appeal with Navy, a little Bohemian vibe with Indigo, and I always loved any coastal influences with white washes and oceany blue accents.

We purchased an Indigo blue area rug from Urban Barn for our living room after Christmas, and I have been on the hunt ever since to inject colour in other places. I have added a few pieces of art on the main level-some existing, some new, but keep coming up empty when it comes to accent pillows. Until now!

Check out these beauties from Pier One:


I love how these mix creams with washed out indigo's which still speak to my neutral loving heart!
I can't wait to get out and check them out in person. They are totally reasonably priced too.

There are still so many design projects around our house that need tackling. I will be sure to share any updates as they come!

One Month

Month One:
Well, I can definitely say that this day snuck up on me! One of the funniest things about having a newborn is how fast and slow the days are at the same time. I feel like this first month just flew by, while some days it feels like foreverrrrr until my husband gets home and I can talk to someone without cooing and making silly faces :)

Besides the quick passing of time, what a fun month it has been! I love watching our little guy grow and change. My husband commented that every day when he comes home from work, Vince looks different. I don't disagree! One of the benefits of being at home with him is watching all these minute changes as they happen. His little personality is developing (seems quite calm and loving, but isn't afraid to let you know when he wants something!), and his strength and interest in the world also grows with every passing day.

I hope to never forget those little firsts...the first tummy time and head roll, the first smile, the first diaper blowout (a rite of passage?), and the first "aware" moment when he looks into your eyes and not just past your face. It's all so...interesting! You feel like such a proud parent every time they do anything (even toot-haha!)

This first month has also changed me in more ways than I was prepared for. The idea of slowing down and taking it easy has never come naturally, even while recovering from a C section. But every day I am learning to take care of myself and my little guy, and knowing that I don't have to "do it all". 

I promised myself early on that I can do one thing a day-even if that simply means laundry or housework, or a visit with a friend. It has made this transition much more manageable, although I can't wait for a little more freedom once I am fully recovered and get the hang of this whole motherhood thing ; )

Sweet baby boy

Welcome Baby Vincent!

We welcomed our little baby Vincent on Monday, February 23rd at 3:32am.
Baby Vince loves to be early for everything, just like his mama, and arrived 3 weeks to the day ahead of schedule.

We are so in love with our little nugget (he really is little-6 lbs 1 oz at birth), and are really enjoying the extra time we got to spend with him. He looks just like his Daddy, and is as sweet as can be.

Welcome to the world, Baby Boy.