Wednesday, December 3, 2014

BM Archives :: Wrap In Style

Have you completed your Christmas shopping or are you like me, who will be scrambling at the 11th hour to get it all finished? I do love wrapping gifts and always try to leave enough time to wrap things with creativity and thoughtfulness. There are a gazillion ideas on Pinterest for DIY gift wrap and these were some of my favorites!


Saturday, September 27, 2014

BM Archives :: 8 Reasons to Get Excited for Fall

I posted this last year and it still applies today! Fall is here and I'm excited - what about you?!

Well, it's time for me to accept that summer is officially over and Fall has arrived, something that's always a little tough for me since Summer is my favorite season! Although the weather here in southern California feels like the middle of July, that "fall feeling" is in the air and I'm looking forward to cooler weather arriving soon. To fully embrace the season changing, here are some of the things I look forward to most during fall. What are you looking forward to most this season?

 No.1 - Decorating your front porch with pumpkins and and maybe a wreath for your door

 No.2 - A great excuse to purchase some new pillows and a cozy throw for your living room sofa

 No.3 - Homemade stews and soups - the season for comfort food!

 No.4 - Cozy nights curled up by the fire

 No.5 - Creating festive centerpieces and arrangements for the dining room and kitchen 

 No.6 - Catching up on reading a good book on a cold and rainy night

 No.7 - Lighting tealights all around the house for a cozy ambiance 

 No.8 - Hosting an intimate Fall dinner party with your closest friends


Monday, September 15, 2014

Baby Jacob Has Arrived!

Well, he arrive on August 11th so this post is just a little overdue! Jacob Gregory Thigpen was born 10 days early and weighed 9 lbs 6 oz. / 21" long. I decided to go for a VBAC  which was a success! Although delivering a 9.6 pound baby was no easy feat and I've never worked harder in my life (pushed for 2 hours!). I'm sharing this mainly for any of you mommies-to-be who are considering a VBAC and are unsure about it - it was an incredible experience and I'm so glad I decided to go for it!

Being a mother of two now has my world turned upside down! Luke, my 2 1/2 year old, loves his new baby brother but has his moments of jealousy and confusion. We've had to stay very patient with him and make sure to give lots of love and extra attention.  Baby Jake is so precious and I am in LOVE! Here are some photos taken over the last month. Hopefully I'll find time to start blogging again one of these days. Until then, I'm enjoying my maternity leave and doing nothing but being a mommy and wife :)