Front Door Sign

Front Door Sign


Ryan teases me that his cell phone sounds like a slot machine because he'll get an email notification each time I order something off of Amazon. I do a lot of online shopping and that means we have the UPS and FedEx guy at our house several times a week 😉. I cannot tell you how many times Magnolia has been woke up from one of her cat naps because of the doorbell. Why I ever waited seven months to have this sign made for our front door, I do not know! This would make a GREAT baby shower gift. I wish I would have had it when she was a brand new baby.


I also have a huge pet peeve about shoes being worn in the house, and now that Magnolia is crawling around on the floors I'm even more concerned about all the gross stuff that is tracked in from outside. Here are nine reasons NOT to wear shoes in your home. To take the awkwardness out of asking every single visitor to please remove their shoes, I had the back side of the sign made to ask visitors to take off their shoes. When we are expecting guests I can simply flip the sign over!


The sign was custom made from Enchanting Patina on Etsy here.

I hope you're having a happy little weekend.
XO

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When It Gets Crisp In The Fall

When It Gets Crisp In The Fall


Autumn just happens to be my favorite season, and I'm also one of those pumpkin-spice-everything lovers. I've never decorated much for my favorite season. Ryan actually encouraged me to fill our home with all things fall this year. As Magnolia and I were shopping for our festive decor, I walked by the Christmas products, and it dawned on me. I've always loved fall because of the anticipation that comes with it - the Christmas season is around the corner. Christmas just happens to be my favorite holiday! Looking forward to something is half the joy, I'd say. I'm glad Ryan wanted our home to be full of pumpkins, pinecones, and little reminders of the season of gratitude. Now we get to enjoy all the warmth that fills our home as the air begins to turn crisp. This is the season for chunky sweaters, hot chocolate, fuzzy blankets, and lots of cuddling. 

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Canceled Vacations

Canceled Vacations


Last winter I was on the sofa sitting next to Ryan as I rubbed my big belly and felt Magnolia kicking and somersaulting around inside of me. Ryan's phone rang and it was a salesperson asking if we'd be interested in traveling to one of their resorts for four nights for x amount of dollars. It was a great deal and we jumped on the offer. We knew we wanted to start traveling early on with Magnolia so she'd be a pro at being away from home, and we figured she'd love exploring as much as us. After she was born we picked the resort in Florida and we booked our flights. I started shopping for itty-bitty swimsuits, beach towels and coverups, sunscreen and swimming diapers. We couldn't wait to show Magnolia the ocean, my most favorite place in the world.


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Little Lucca Love + Coupon Code

Little Lucca Love + Coupon Code


My little sister Mallory is the shop owner of Little Lucca Love, a children's boutique. All of her items are handmade with love and the most beautiful of detailing. She has the prettiest selection of bonnets and for this fall she's added new items like the waffle knit peplum top and bloomies that Magnolia is wearing here. In her shop you'll also find rompers, polka dot peplums, and crochet sweaters.


What I love about small shops are the unique looks of each item. I love to dress Magnolia in items that you cannot find just anywhere. A touch of unique makes each outfit especially hers. When you buy from a small shop you're supporting an individual, a mom, a family. You'll feel part of a community that makes a big economic impact. And short & sweet, you'll feel really good about your purchase. Each time you put a handmade bonnet or bow or bloomies on your babe you'll know it was made with passion & love, something you cannot get from a factory made item.




My sister left her teaching career to stay at home with her babies and she started Little Lucca Love as a way to bring in extra money. Slowly but surely she grew a large following on Instagram and now her shop brings in enough money to support her family. Her fall line was such a big hit that she had to close the shop for a week or so just to get caught up. She has been working hard to add new pieces to her shop that re-opens today. And our Sweet Magnolia just happens to have a coupon code (found at the end of this post) for 15% off your entire purchase!




Magnolia has quite a few of the Little Lucca Love bonnets and at first I used to try and match her outfits with the prints. Eventually I found that adding a floral bonnet to any outfit, regardless of what her outfit looked like, was super sweet. Babies are meant to mix and match the cutest of prints!






You can find Little Lucca Love on Instagram here and Facebook here.

For 15% off your entire purchase enter coupon code: MAGNOLIA15 at check-out. You can shop her boutique here.

XO
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