one year.

my sweet girl is about fifteen months now. i feel like i didn’t get a chance to really gush all about her around her actual birthday, so i thought i’d share a little about eleanor now that i have a chance to breathe and upload some of these photos.


eats: everything. eleanor (and everett for that matter) are ALWAYS asking for snacks. or she’ll be begging for whatever you’ve got on your plate or in your cup! loves any cookie, pretzels, cheese puffs, blueberries, watermelon, dirt, rocks, pasta, cereal, french fries, and – most importantly – all the milk.

loves: stealing swigs of my coffee and snacks (did i already say that?). loves her sleep + dinos (good thing everett has too many to keep track of!). always pulling out her bows + barrettes when she’s in the car, plus ditching the pig tails that took me a good 10 minutes to sit her down for in the first place. wearing just her diaper/pjs with one shoe is her jam. tell her ‘NO’ she giggles at you, looks at you with those baby blues, and does it anyway. she loves to be outside and barefoot. destroying rooms in 2 seconds flat. dancing, jumping, books, + her stuffed animal collection.

says: she’s really saying a lot of words in the last few weeks. she says momma, dada, yaya, grandman, kiki, bubby, everett, thank you, and she just started saying ‘woof’ like a pup. which is the cutest thing ever. and she is trying to say her cousin ivey’s name too.


eleanor is full of personality. she is such a fun-loving, free spirit. she loves to be held and snuggled at all times, yet she’ll want to go on her own in the same moment. she is so curious and loves her brother so much. she looks up to him and tries her little heart out to do any + everything he’s doing. it has to be the best thing in the world to watch them chase each other around the house, laughing hysterically. man, do i love being their momma!

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PS: these gorgeous photos were taken by beautiful friend abigail gorski photography. if you’re in the STL region and need a family or wedding photographer – LOOK HER UP! she is the sweetest person you’ll ever meet. plus she is magical with children.






l a t e l y

total chaos. that is what comes to mind when i think of how hectic the last few weeks have been.

rett started school a few weeks ago. as you can see below, we totally nailed that first day photo… also, i had the class screamer. i was honestly shocked – and a little embarrassed that he was OUT OF HIS MIND when i tried to leave…so i was actually laughing the whole time. looking back, i feel bad for laughing but the situation was so out of character for him that i couldn’t help it! once i left the principal sent me a text with a smiling photo of my boy, so that made it all better. and when i picked him up, he said that he had, and i quote, a peachy day. haha! needless to say, we retook the first day picture when we got home.

moving has been so fun! i LOVE it! i could literally do this once a week…said no one EVER. E.V.E.R. i already told andrew that i will move one more time into our last home. that is it. moving is for the birds. #overit did i mention that i hate moving?

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in the midst of everything else – andrew went up to canada for a hunting trip, so thankfully my mom and sister helped me out with unpacking and with the kids. i don’t know what i’d do without them! although this process has been a little crazy, it is going to be so awesome living next door to my family.

so now we are just doing our new normal and it’s going great! i think we are all settled in. and i plan to get back into the swing of things around here, too. just in time for fall! here’s to pumpkin spice everything!

happy friyay!



f r i d a y.

i actually woke up everyday this week thinking it was friday…so there’s that.

i thought i’d end the work week with a round-up of some favorites. and a photo of my babes, because…why not?

my little man is off to school next week. it’s so bittersweet! he’s pumped to learn all sorts of new things and make new friends – while i’m in a puddle of tears. haha! can’t help it. he was so cute opening up his new backpack and lunchbox! we are going to be using the bentgo lunch tray for lunchtime. he is so picky as is, so i’m hoping by giving him a fun box with some little surprises he’ll actually eat lunch instead of roar at people like a t-rex… i found some cool ideas for keeping the lunch thing interesting here!

have you gotten into the bralettes? i have most recently and i love them! they are so comfy and cute! i have gotten a few from american eagle AND they are on sale right now: buy one get one free! my favorites are here, here, + here.

since we are moving, project decorate the rental house is underway. i just got this super cute bar cart and gold mirror (also on sale)! i have some plans for these two beauties. oh! and i also couldn’t resist this fun pillow! tassels + fringe get me every time.

moving out of our little house has been sad, but we are definitely looking forward to building our dream/forever home! i’m pinning all the ideas for interior! and this is the exterior i love…i just have to convince andrew. 😉 i’m hoping we can use this concept and work with a designer. fingers crossed! and don’t worry – i’ll be taking you along for that whole journey. i know – you can’t hardly contain your excitement!

i hope you had an amazing week! happy weekending to you and your tribe! xx