Miller Brooks Nursery Reveal

Hey y’all!

Miller Brooks is 5 weeks old and I just feel so blessed to be his mama! He is the most handsome little man that ever lived. I had no idea how much my heart could love until I laid my eyes on him! His sweet baby snuggles make this mama so happy! How did we ever live without him!? He came into our lives with lots of love and a little bit of science & changed our lives forever in the best way possible! Miller is such a good little baby! He sleeps like a champ ( like 6 hour stretches every night kind of champ!) he is obsessed with his paci, lives for snuggles, loves his big puppy sister & is a very hangry little milk monster! We just adore him! Kyle and I look at him everyday and still can’t believe he is ours forever, Mills is one loved little man!

Im so sorry it took so long for me to get his nursery reveal up. Mama life has consumed every second of everyday since he was born and I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. We have finally started to get into a routine and life has slowed down enough for me to be able to put a little more focus back into the blog! I am SO excited to share his nursery with y’all. Kyle and I both worked so hard to make it perfect for him and I am so happy with how it turned out! I knew I wanted something light and warm with pops of emerald. My inspiration came from the thought of new life & growth. We waited so long for a little baby to join our family & we had so much faith that Heavenly Father would answer our prayers! when I think of faith I always think of new life, like a seed that turns into a tree & green just seemed so perfect for the new life coming into our family! We hand picked everything in the nursery with so much love and what a beautiful, peaceful place it has become! I just love rocking him in this special place made just for him. Who knew a room could have so much meaning!?

Life took on such a new meaning when Miller Brooks joined our family. I have never felt a love so fierce not only for our sweet boy but for my loving husband as well. While parenthood is no easy task I have never felt so complete. I knew this was my calling from the beginning and being a mama makes me the happiest girl in the entire world!



Nursery details:

Crib: Wayfair ( This crib comes in black & gold + its on SALE!)

3ft Name Sign: Lily Branch Designs

Dress: Ashley Lemieux ( no longer available but similar style linked HERE in black & green!)

Custom Baby Animal Painting: Loo Artwork

Palm Blanket: Saranoni Blankets

Palm Changing cover: Amazon

Rocking chair: HomeGoods

Basic Invite

Last Saturday was Amanda’s baby shower! This was a day that we had been looking forward to for SO long! I wanted the day to be absolutely perfect because Amanda deserved it after so gracefully throwing multiple baby showers for friends, while she was suffering through infertility. We will share more details about the shower in another post because today, I wanted to share with you the greatest stationery company EVER!

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Arizona weekend getaway

Hi Friends!

It’s been a little while! Sorry about that, we have just been busy bust getting ready for baby boy to make his arrival! I am officially in my third trimester and I literally cannot believe it! I feel like this pregnancy is flying bye, though EVERYONE tells me that times slows to a crawl once you hit 30 weeks so we shall see!

Kyle and I took a much needed getaway to Scottsdale Arizona a few weekends ago & it was magical to say the least. Its a whole different ball game out there with the beautiful desert, no humidity & soaring temperatures. We spent ALOT of time relaxing by the pool & taking in the beautiful scenery. It’s so different from the south but I especially loved that my hair stayed curled for longer than 5 min outside! Am I right or am I right?

We were lucky enough to stay at the gorgeous HYATT REGENCY SCOTTSDALE RESORT & SPA AT GAINEY RANCH for the weekend and IT.WAS.A.DREAM!!! The grounds are unlike anything we have ever experienced with majestic cacti, palms & true Arizona scenery all around, we felt like we were in a desert paradise! We spent all day Saturday lounging by the adults only pool in our cute little private cabana overlooking the lake and golf course. We felt like royalty and could have spent the entire weekend at that exact spot 🙂 The Rooms at the Hyatt were large & clean and the bathroom was AMAZING! The soft robes and exta comfy bed made for a glorious weekend stay! The staff even noticed I was pregnant & brought plenty of extra pillows! The service was top notch to say the least! Kyle & I felt beyond relaxed and well rested for our 6 am flight the next morning and are itching to get back there again soon! If you are in the Scottsdale area or planning a trip add the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale to your must stay list!

A few must do’s in Scottsdale 

1.) They have a Cafe Rio so you can bet that was our first stop! If you haven’t tried this place you are in for a treat, its my fav! make sure to get the Pork Salad, you won’t regret it!

2.) Take a little trip out to the desert. I am not the most outdoorsy type of girl but hiking & exploring the beautiful Arizona desert is a must! Here is a link to Scottsdale’s best hikes!

3.) Lounge by the pool! Check out the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale for your relaxing day in the sun!

4.) Shop till you drop! Scottsdale Fashion Square in Arizona’s largest mall. It has all of your upscale stores including Nordstrom. Plus lots of places to dine & relax from your shopping spree!

5.) Set up a photoshoot! We took our maternity photos with Amy & Jordan Demos and they did not disappoint! Being from Georgia a destination maternity shoot was on the radar for us from the beginning! we couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate our miracle boy than with our dream photographers in a dream location! Arizona is full or the most gorgeous scenery and beautiful light with no trees blocking that golden hour glow. Remember your trip with the photoshoot of a lifetime!

Traveling has always been a favorite of ours, exploring new places whether it be in the US or internationally has brought us so much joy! We can’t wait to show our sweet boy all of the breathtaking ventures with world has to offer! With that being said what are your fav tips for traveling with a baby!? We are complete newbies to parenthood and can’t wait to hear all about your tips and tricks! leave your advice in the comments below 🙂

Have a wonderful Monday!

xoxo

Amanda

Baby Must Have’s!

Hi Friends!

I hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday! It’s always hard to kick off the week after such a fun weekend full of friends & family, but for me it’s one week closer to meeting my little boy so bring it Tuesdays! I have my anatomy scan this week & i’m so excited to see how much our nugget has grown. We are half way there at 20 weeks and I just can’t believe how time has flown so far.  The second trimester has been so nice, I have so much more energy & a MUCH bigger appetite, grow baby grow!

I am a going to be a first time mama and was a bit overwhelmed at how much baby stuff is out there! Am the only one!? I mean really it’s insane. Sometimes I wish someone would just tell me all of the most essential things that I need for baby boy! Luckily I have many mama friends that gave me some advice on  just a few things that were life changers for them and their littles!

First up on the list is the DockATot!

My husband & I have already made the decision to not co-sleep but the DockaTot has so many more uses than just a co-sleeper! I received the Deluxe Plus Dock in Marble, which fits babies ages 0-8 months. It’s so lite, portable & perfect as a traveling bed for baby! Not to mention it’s great to put baby in while getting ready for the day!

Next up is the Binxy Baby!

Y’all I can already tell that this is going to be a life changer when it comes to going shopping! It’s a sweet little sling that you hook onto you shopping cart and strap baby into, no car seats needed for the grocery store, YESSSSSS!!! All of your groceries can fit right under your snuggly baby! Check them out at www.binkybaby.com

Number 3 on my list is the Ollie Swaddle!

Not only does it come in the sweetest little packaging, it makes swaddling baby SUCH a breeze! All you need to do is places baby in the middle of the swaddle and velcro across so he is nice and snuggly, all ready for bed! I received the Ollie Swaddle in Stone and I LOVEEEE the color!  I’m so excited to use the Ollie Swaddle on baby boy, I have a feeling he is going to love it as much as I do! Click HERE to check out how it works!

Number 4 might just be my fav- a Saranoni Blanket!

They are truly the SOFTEST blankies on the planet and I cannot wait to bring baby boy home from the hospital all snuggled up! Stephanie has so many beautifully made blankets in so many colors and prints! Baby boy’s nursery is a palm theme so I had to go with the navy and Palm blanket! It’s just so sweet & soft! I honestly can’t say enough great things about these blankets, your little needs one asap!

Last up are a pair or 2,3,4,5 of Freshly Picked Mocs!

Y’all I have always been obsessed with the Freshly Picked mocs. The second I found out we were expecting a baby boy I ordered a pair of the Oxford soft soles in Cedar just for him! They are so soft and go perfectly with almost ever outfit! I am so excited to see baby boy in his tiny Mocs come December!

 

I know I will be adding SO many things to this list, but I already feel so much more prepared for sweet baby boy to join our family! I would love to hear what your favorite baby essentials are so I can add them to my collection 🙂 Comment below or on our insta with your baby essentials!

 

xoxo

Amanda

 

 

 

Pink Blush

Hey y’all!

Oh my goodness, where has time gone? I can’t believe we are almost half way through July, Summer is flying by! We have SO much to catch you up on. I’m sorry its been a while, its been a whirlwind of up & downs. A little break from the internet world was a must to just catch our breath. But seriously I am so excited to tell y’all what we have been up to!

As most of y’all know at this point, Kyle and I are finally EXPECTING! We cannot wait for our little man to join us this December. I will do another post going into details later but for now I will leave our announcement video at the bottom of this post! I may be biased but I think its the cutest thing ever!!! I’m almost half way at 18 weeks and could not feel more blessed to be carrying this sweet baby! I haven’t felt his little kicks yet but I am anxiously awaiting those tiny flutters!

Let me just start by saying carrying a baby in the summer is HOT but carrying a baby in Georgia in the summer is on another level! I have been on a mission to dress the bump as fashion forward as possible while still being able to breathe. I have come to the conclusion that dresses are a lifesaver and that is pretty much all I wear 99% of the time. All you sweet mama’s out there do you feel the same way? I have been on the lookout for cute flowy dresses that still enhance my ever growing bump & y’all Pink Blush has been my best friend! They have the most darling maternity clothes that I seriously cannot get enough of. I found the most perfect dress for our 4th of July festivities as well as the comfiest shirt ( ON SALE) that is actually LONG enough to cover my belly and my unbuttoned jeans! (or let’s be real, leggings!) Make sure to head on over to Shop PinkBlush if you are in the market for Trendy Maternity clothes 🙂 All Dresses are on sale right now for 25% off with code TAKEURPICK!

Pregnancy announcement:

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I hope y’all had the most wonderful 4th!

xoxo

Amanda

Hot Pink Shirt: PinkBlush

Navy Shift Dress: PinkBlush

Amanda’s Beauty Fav’s

Hey y’all!

I hope you are having a happy Wednesday.

With our clocks moving an hour ahead for Spring forward I have felt a little bit like a zombie. Anyone else feeling that way? Who knew that extra hour of sleep actually did something, it has never hit me this hard! Im seriously STILL trying to recover. It may have something to do with the fact that I am up bright & early everyday with Emory appointments but still…..7 o’clock hits and I am ready for bed hahah! Anyway I have put a list together of my fav beauty products to get me through the day. I may feel like a zombie but no way am I going to look that way!

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