Thursday, December 29, 2011

My top 11 moments of 2011.. in no particular order

1.       Having a potty trained girl- this is truly the most life changing parental moment so far

2.       Celebrating 5 amazing years of marriage to my love.

3.       Celebrating weddings of 3 dear friends

4.       Being accepted to graduate school (while I didn’t begin classes at CSULB, it was truly an amazing accomplishment)

5.       Accepting our move to CO as an amazing opportunity for our family

6.       Our bon voyage party in Long Beach.  We were able to celebrate our move with all those dearest to us, at our home- the place we started our family

7.       Being offered my job at National Stroke Association

8.       Leaving the CSULB Tri Delta chapter with a wonderful new advisor and being confident in knowing they are going to continue to excel

9.       Leaving Emery with a non-family babysitter for the first time

10.   Our first family snow in Colorado… we survived to tell about it

11.   Right now, today.  Knowing that 2012 is going to bring our family such joy in Colorado.  We plan to buy a home, adopt a new dog and cat, and continue to fall in love with our new home.
Wishing all of my friends and family a safe and happy new year's celebration this weekend.  We had a wonderful trip home to CA this past week and we are so thankful that we got to see so many of you.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sneak Peek of our holiday card

Another huge thank you to Garrett Adrian for taking our family photos this year.  We had such a great experience and love our pictures.  I love picking out our holiday card every year, choosing the perfect pictures, the best card template... and this year was no exception.  I can't wait to share our holiday cheer with you loved ones!  Check your mailboxes!

Monday, December 5, 2011

The stockings were hung by the fire with care

We've kicked off the holiday season in the Blaylock house.  I've actually had these stockings since Jason and I got married.  I bought 6 at the time (2 for us, and 4 pets).  But, now I have plenty of stockings for our family to grow...and then some, because I am NOT having 4 kids.  This year, I picked up some wooden letters from Michaels to add a monogram to each stocking.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

We've had a few previous snow storms, but we've never had one fresh over the weekend.  So, yesterday, we decided to play in the snow outside our apartment.  There is a great huge grassy area pretty much right out the door.  Poor Emery had so many layers on, she reminded me of the kid from A Christmas Story.
To say that it was cold would be an understatement... it was seriously like 20 degrees.  But, we still had a ton of fun.  Emery hated the snow in her face, but loved telling her daddy to slide down the hill.  We made snow angels, threw snow balls, and mostly got soaking wet.  We also invited our doggie Jackson to the snow party.  Jackson is offically a snow doggie now.  He ate the snow, ran and frolicked in it... then peed in it.  It  was so wonderful to see my girl, my husband and my puppy having so much fun together. 

How cute is Emery in her snow gear? 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I miss CA everyday, but...

How could I want to be anywhere else but with these two crazy goons... my perfect husband and sassy girl.
I mean seriously, how beautiful is she?  How did Jason and I create this stunning girl.
I don't mean to brag, but she makes it so easy.

She's growing up so fast.  I swear she'll be a chef, she loves to help in the kitchen!

Look at this handsome doggie.  He loves his new big boy bed so much.

We miss CA so much, but my heart is with my husband, my little girl, and my furbaby.  And they are here, so we're going to make our home and life here.  And then we'll wait and hope for our friends and family to visit.

Monday, November 28, 2011

My very own Cowgirl Jessie

Since the very first time that Emery saw Toy Story 2, she has loved Cowgirl Jessie!  I think Jessie is the perfect mix for Emery because she is girly and sassy, but is a tomboy at heart.  As you've seen in previous photos, she was Jessie for halloween.  That costume has stayed with us.  She LOVES to wear it around the around the house, complete with boots and her cowgirl jessie hat.  The other night she wanted to watch Toy Story 2, for the 100000th time. And this time, she decided she wanted to be Jessie too. It was so cute. She loved being in character. My girl is so creative and has such an imagination.

Please ignore the mess of books on her floor.  Clean up is still often a work in progress.  In fact, she tripped over a babydoll tonight and fell into a door.  Clumsey?  She is the product of Jason and I, of course she is clumsey.

I love seeing Emery pretend play.  She creates these whole stories and has Jason and I help her fulfill her vision.  She makes up songs all the time... taking other songs and changing the words to express how she is feeling, what she wants to eat/drink/play/wear, etc.  It's funny.  This kid is a comedian, she has hysterical timing.  It's awesome!

We went back to our normal routene today and can't wait to get ready for Christmas!  Wishing all my friends a family a very merry start to the holiday season!

Friday, November 25, 2011

'Til the season

Well, now that Thanksgiving is over... and although we have not finished our turkey leftovers... I am ready to start decorating for Christmas.  We will not be going as crazy this year being in an apartment and all.  But, I'm ready to start creating some fun new things for our home for next year!

My darling hubby will drag out the decorations this weekend, incdluing our tree.  But in the meantime, you have to take a look at my very first christmas crafting project!  I was inspired by this fabulous monogrammed wreath on pinterest, the only difference being that they used little faux berries and I used giant sparkly foam balls.
The B was made a few days ago.  How cute is this going to end up, right?

I love it!  It's fun and festive.  So excited to put this on our door.

I can't wait to get the rest of the house ready and let Emery help with the tree this year!  We have so much to celebrate and be thankful for.  How are you getting ready to decorate?  Any fun new crafts to share?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Turkey Day!

2011 has given our family so much to be thankful for. The fact that I successfully cooked our Thanksgiving dinner tonight is certainly at the top of that list!

 A very special thank you to my bsbff, Bri, for the flower vace above, it was perfect for today!  Emery's "I'm thankful for..." headband as also a wonderful addition to our festive decor.

I love that I made these clothes pin mounts to display Emery's artwork from school.  Since it is Thanksgiving, we had to show off her fabulous turkey, leaves and corn!

Look at that!  I successfuly made my first thanksgiving dinner!
Our menu included:
Jennie-O Turkey Boob in a bag (since we really don't need a whole turkey)
Sweet Potato Cassorale
Homemade Mashed Potatos
Green Bean Cassorale
Cranberry Sauce
Deviled Eggs
Hawaiian Rolls

 Our morning included a skype with our family back home!  Emery loved seeing everyone, especially cousin Madison!  And, they (or we) had some fun... be below.
Yes, we're that mature.

This year, I'm thankful for so many things... but if I had to name a few...
1. Our friends and family back home that supported us this year.  Rather than cutting us out of your life because we were leaving CA, you held us closer to your heart.  We love you.  You know who you are.
2. My doggie, Jackson.  This year, I started with four pets, I'm ending it with just one.  Jackson is my lone furbaby and I'm holding onto him, desperatly.
3. My job.  When we left CA, I had a good feeling about this job, having already had two interviews.  But, I am so thankful that as soon as we arrived, I got the call.  I love having the opportunity to work with such smart, awesome people!
4. My girl.  This is where I should note that these are in no particular order.  I am so thankful for Emery's health and happiness.  She came through this move with such grace and a glowing smile.  She is so expressive, warm and kind.
5. Finally, this list couldn't be complete without my dearest husband.  I'm thankful to have a partner that supports me.  One that encourages me to volunteer, give back, and to take time for myself.  I'm thankful that he is the most exceptional daddy a girl could have.  Emery has the undivided love and attention from her Daddy.  My husband gives everything to his family and is always trying to make our life better. 
I married him because he was a great partner to me, a great provider.  I hoped he would be as good to our children as he is to me.  If you've ever seen the look on Emery's face when her Daddy gets home from a business trip, then you know, I was right.

Wishing all of my friends and family and wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday weekend!
Thank you for your endless love and support this year.  We love you all and wish we could be with you today!

See you in a few weeks at Christmas!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sneak Peek at our Family Holiday Photos

A huge thank you to Garrett Adrian for taking our family photos last weekend!  Please check out the link below for a sneak peek at his blog for our family photos!

Now, how do I choose which photo of Emery to use?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I'm thankful for...

I always love picking Emery up from school.  She loves to tell me who she played with, who fell down, share songs... She loves school so much and it warms my heart to hear all about it each day.

Today, when I picked her up, I also picked up a feather headband that read:
I'm thankful for...
and on each feather was something that each child is thankful for.
Emery's feathers read the following: my mommy and daddy, my pillow, my blanket, my couch, and my bed.
I guess if you like to sleep a lot, those are perfect choices.

And, she shared that she made a turkey today.  I asked her if her turkey had a name.  She thought long and hard before responding: Copper.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Two warnings for the coming days...

I have two warnings for the coming days...

1. As soon as a get even one shot from our family photos shoot tomorrow, I'll be shamelessly posting everywhere... We all got new sweaters today for the occasion, and Jackson will be joining us too! woo hoo!

2. I'm cooking our Thanksgiving dinner this week.  I might share a photo, or two, of that too.  This is a big deal for me, I'm totally nervous and if it goes well, I'll want to brag.

If it doesn't go well, I might share that too.

Oh, and I plan to do some Christmas decorating this weekend.  No tree, but maybe some other things... and GASP, I might make a wreth for our front door.

'Tis the season.

And, since we're 5 days from Thanksgiving...
I'm thankful for having settled so seamlessly into CO, that Emery loves her school, that I got a job, and that we've survived to big snows.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Because this needs no introduction

This post on my yahoo news feed is my wordless wednesday...
Because, if you're a mother you understand with nothing more than a silent nod (or in my case desperatly trying to mask my laugh because it is so spot on...)

10 ways NOT to raise your toddler

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I love a little inspiration

I've been pretty lucky to always be surrounded by awesome people in life... I'm not bragging or trying to sound TOO obnoxious, but it is true.  Somehow, I have managed to have pretty awesome friends and stumbled into jobs with exceptionally, smart people.  I love it.
I love the opportunity to share ideas... about anything.  This may be stemmed from my need to talk anything and everything into the ground... I'm the queen of the classic idea of beating a dead horse.  I swear it isn't  because I love the sound of my own voice, trust me, it's because I love the idea exchanges.  I love sharing my own ideas, passions, and knowledge with others and gaining something in return.
Not every "brainstorm" needs to be about how to change the fundraising world.  Although, I have had some of those moments... often over a bottle of wine in a hotel room with my SJ girls.  Many of those conversations also included idea exchanges about exactly what NOT to do to have a major impact the world of fundraising and event marketing.... but those stories should surely be saved for another time....
Most recently my bsbff, Brienn, and I have been sharing ideas for decor... general home decor, kids room... our bedrooms... Thankfully, I have a bestie that is my fashion and decor clone.  I love it.  We email blogs, websites, and fun tidbits that we KNOW the other person just has to know about right away.  It's just too bad that we can own homes next door to one another that would lead to shopping trips together... although, our husbands and bank accounts would probably be thrilled that we don't have that proximity at our fingertips.
And, thanks to said bestie... I now have a whole new place for personal inspiration!  Hello, pinterest, where have you been all my life?  I have a board for quotes, fashion, Emery's future room, our future home... and I'm sure it will only grow from there.  Seriously, amazing, smart and talented women from all of the place are providing me with a massive list of DIY tasks and fun things to keep me smiling and happy... and inspired.

Thank you pinterest.  I love you.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Oh thank heaven for a good heineken beer!

Today was one of those days... when you walk into the office refreshed from having a few days off, only to get slammed with 60+ emails, a few small voicemail fires and one major screw up...
I realize that mistakes happen, but I try to be organized, have good communication and take the time to ensure that I'm making the most sound decisions.  Well, put one mini-crisis in the mix and that is when mix ups happen.  And it costs us $1,300 in the wrong budget year, and 100 unbranded tshirts.... we'll make it work for this year, though it is not ideal.  I get to pick up my lively 100 mistakes later this week.  awesome.

But, I got to come home to my perfect girl, make my husband a yummy birthday dinner, and enjoy an evening of playing dvr catch up.  So, in the long run, it's not so bad.  I don't anticipate major professional ramifications, but I do know that this mistake will not happen again.  ugh.  I hate screwing up.  I'm not good at it...

Anyone else had a screw up lately?  It would be awesome to know I'm not the only one who has had a wtf moment.

In the meantime, I'm going to finish my reward for the day, because I did get through those 65 emails... and I did get my husband a fab bday gift...

 Hello, lover!

Monday, November 7, 2011

delta lovin'

This weekend we took our first trip back to California since the "big move."  We were so excited to see our friends and family... Emery was so excited for a slumber party with her Auntie Jenny and to see the whole family!  It was pretty perfect!  I am so thankful that we are close enough to CA to get there in an easy flight and that we are able to buy tickets to go home when we want.

This weekend was about more than just seeing our friends and family, it was about attending our dear friends, James and Angela's wedding.  Upon arriving in CA, we traveled up to Lake Arrowhead for their wedding.  Ironically, we left snow in CO, to get snow in Lake Arrowhead.  But, it was so beautiful, perfect for their special day... although, it was like 40 degree during the outdoor ceremony... I felt the worst for Angela and the bridesmaid in their strapless gowns.

But, I digress... Angela and I are sorority sisters.  We didn't attend the same university, but met through advising the CSULB chapter of DDD.  I am forever thankful to her for bringing my chapter to an amazing place.  She spent a year getting back to the purpose of what it means to be a sister and respecting yourself.  I had the great honor of advising these women with her for a year.  I learned such wonderful patience, sisterhood, and DDD purpose from watching her with these women.  I adore her.  And, I was so honored when she asked to wear my DDD pin on her wedding day.  This is such a special tradition, one that I regret not taking part in myself... so it meant even more.

I wasn't sure how many people I was going to know at this wedding, or if we'd be seated at the "awkward cousin" table.  But, I was thankful when I got to sit with 3 other sisters from Angela's chapter.  I had met one before, at the bachelorette, and had heard so many wonderful stories about the others.  This was a true testiment about being a sorority women.  Regardless of your chapter or place in life, you do have a wonderful thing in common with every DDD.  I loved getting to know these women, and sharing some serious dance moves!

With Founder's Day just around the corner, it made me thankful for Tri Delta and our purpose, our values, and our friendships.  I have not yet found my DDD niche in CO, but I know that once I get settled, I'll be able to find a home away from home here.  Each year around this time I reflect on my own initiation and how little I understood what I was saying, or committing my life to.  With each passing year I get a better understanding of what it means to be apart of this organization.  And as my sisters and I sang Alpha Theta Phi to Angela on Saturday night, I continue to love this bond, that ever grows stronger.

Love you Angela!  Your day was perfect!  Wishing you a life of love, laughter and happiness.

Please excuse the shinny faces it... it was a few hours into our serious dance moves...

Alpha Theta Phi

Isn't my hubby handsome (minus the beard)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! <3 the blaylock family

love my cowgirl jessie

almost ready for boofest at school

One of my favorite pictures ever of my two favorite people.

Denver Children's Museum Hallween Festival

Me and my cowgirl

I missed Emery's boo fest at school, but apparently it was a huge success!  She had a lot of fun playing with her friends from school.  Then, on Sunday we visited our local children's museum.  They had a lot of fun activities for kids Emery's age and she really enjoyed finding another cowgirl jessie!

We decided not to trick or treat this year, mostly because Emery is still pretty shy.  Maybe next year.  But, we still had some great family time and really enjoyed the holiday.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

We're not in California anymore...

I think these photos speak for themselves...

All decked out in snow gear for school.... first CO snow storm

Yup, that is our car under all that snow.

Cutest. Snow. Bunny. Ever.


Monday, October 24, 2011

A little better every day.

Things I am loving today.

... the possibility of experiencing a real fall.
... family walks around our new neighborhood.
... spontanious skype sessions with loved ones.
...smoothie time.
...planning a night out with a dear friend for Saturday. couch.  seriously, it's massive and amazing.
...tricking my child into drinking milk by putting it in a smoothie.
...fall clothes:  sweaters, scarves, & boots
...snuggle time with my girl.

and because I feel the need to complain a bit.

a few things that I don't love.
... the snow storm heading to Colorado.
...desperatly missing my friends.
...not having all my regular "things" here.. eye brow person, doctors, nail places, etc. 

And, because I know you want to see a picture of our perfect girl... She was singing us a song she learned in music class.

Look how long her hair is getting!  It's even longer in the back.  Now here's the question, to cut or not her hair? 


Sunday, October 23, 2011

A few new amazing things for our home.

When we first moved into our apartment, we had talked about not putting anything up on the walls.  We're in a transitional apartment for only 10 months.  Since we were moving 1,100 from home and to an unfamiliar area, we decided to wait until next summer to buy.  That way we could explore the Greater Denver area and find a community that is right for us.  Well, we hit the jackpot on the first try and have fallen in love with Littleton.  It is the perfect, family friendly community with excellent schools.  The homes are beautiful and totally affordable.  Needless to stay we've been here a little over a month and I'm dying because I'd love to be in a home of our own.
And, now with the passing of our beloved Carley, we will likely wait until we have a yard to get a companion dog for Jackson.
So... fast forward a few weeks and I'm sick of plan white walls.  I'm dying to actually feel like I live here.  I need to be surrounded by pictures of those I love, amazing colors, and fabulous places.  We're taking our time this time around with decorating.  I'll wait until I find the perfect piece, even if it is a few weeks and a bit more money.  I want to love the items in our home.

Below is our living room.  I'm still dying because I HATE the white walls, but I love our couch and the pillows... and I love the few pictures we've put up.  We have a lot more, including a great one of downtown Long Beach from the 1930s, but we just don't have the wall space.
 You can't entirely see how massive our couch is... but Jason, Emery, Jackson AND I can lay down with plenty of room.  It has a huge chase and ottoman.

I knew in our bedroom I wanted some really bright colors in our rooms.  With cold, snowy winters I figured this would give me a little piece of home.  We've had this bedroom set for over 4 years and the duvet isn't new either (bed, bath and beyond).  But everything else is.

Isn't it fabulous?
We're considering a new duvet, but I wanted tosee how it all came together before picking a color for that... Maybe darker?  Suggestions?
Subway signs: Marshall's in LB
j&c:  I made it!  Yellow paper, cute frame, and voila!

This is an original piece! =)  I actually got the burlap/canvas painted piece from my bestie, Kacie's church fundraiser.  It was in conjunction with a recent trip to India.  It wasn't actually for sale, but part of the event decor.  I loved it so much, I made an offer!  And, Jason built a frame for it today.  I seriously love it.  It's huge and is like sunshine.

Aren't these just the cutest collection of amazing?
Teal Pillow: local furnature store.  it actually has an amazing yellow, teal, and green print on the other side, but didn't really "go" once I got it home... but the back is purfect.
Chevron yellow/teal:  Amazing!  My bsbff, Bri, over at klahnsense, sent this to me as a house warming gift.  I know it's from etsy... I wish I could shout out the amazing creator.
Lime Green:  Ikea
"Home" and multi-flower pillows:  Just got them in the mail.  You can find these and other fab items over at Little Miss Momma

so excited to see what new things we'll continue to add to our home.  But, it is starting to feel like home.

It's been a really tough week.  The first really challenging week of having no family... with the passing of Carley and Emery being sick.  But, I've quickly realized what a wonderful work family that I've stumbled upon.  They've been so supportive and I am so thankful....


Sunday, October 9, 2011

I've been pretty silent on blogging and FB.. and life lately.  I've spent the past week getting caught up at my new job, getting used to our new schedule, and getting comfortable in our new home.  I am loving being back in a really creative non-profit and events enviroment.  Honestly, my brain hasn't worked this hard in a really long time.  My co-workers are so smart and talented.  Many are young moms.  I love being surounded by other amazing and hard working mommies.  It's helpful knowning that if Emery was up all night, or Jason is traveling... and it's 2pm and I'm running on empty, they get it.  And they are supportive. 
I'm thankful for this job for a lot of reasons.  Obviously, we have bills to pay, so financially it's amazing.  But, to have support and encouragement by these fabulous professionals is fantastic.  We have awesome brainstorming sessions and great conversation about work, life, family... My boss is so supportive and encouraging.  This organization is on the brink of doing huge things and I get to be apart of that education and fundraising!  I love it.
We are really getting settled into our life here.  We've been a bit shocked by how quick we have gotten comfortable or how well Emery has adjusted.  She loves school, sleeps pretty well, and overall is really happy.  Obviously skype makes a huge difference, but she is just an amazing kid.  And, we're learning our community, getting excited about house hunting in the spring, and just having fun.
Today, we went to a local pumpkin festival with a girlfriend and her family.  Our girls are the same age and they just really clicked.  They are both smart, sassy, beautiful girls, so it's a pretty good match up.  They rode ponies, went on the bouncey slide, and picked out pumpkins.  Emery got her own "baby" pumpkin that she picked out herself.  It was fun to see her make a new friend and we had a good time with new friends too.  It was such a beautiful day.  It was an amazing opportunity to know that yes, we are 1200 miles away from CA and out life there, but we will be ok here.  We may even be happy, really happy.

And, a few photos of our great day...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

We're official CO residents.


Just in case you thought we were pulling the grandest practical joke of all time and faking our move to CO… the jig is up, we’re really staying. We have CO license plates on our car and CO driver’s licenses in our wallets.

Don’t you just hate DMV photos? I often wonder if they strategically place the camera at a certain angle to make you look bad, or is it just the terrible quality of the government purchased cameras? Or did I really look this bad that day? I think that is now the 8th wonder of the modern world…

On a positive note, Emery LOVES her preschool. She is pretty much obsessed with her teacher, loves dance and music time, and has not had one accident in her first week. Yes, you heard me correctly, no accidents people! Even at nap time without a pull-up!
Plus, she is right with or ahead the learning curve of most of her classmates. We certainly have Auntie Jenny to thank for drilling the ABCs and her colors into her head. My girl pretty much talks non-stop about what she likes, doesn’t like, wants to do, eat, watch, etc. She has developed a strong passion for our doggies and won’t leave the house without giving them hugs and kisses goodbye. All in all, we are pretty thankful that she hasn’t regressed and is transitioning really well. Thank goodness for skype.
We had a last minute Skype session with Auntie Jenny last night. Emery and Bubbs have been apart 3 weeks now, but the smiles on their face when they saw each other for the first time was still priceless. They spent most of their time roaring at one another, or running away screaming like they were scared. It was amazing to see that their love affair has not died down.
All in all, I couldn’t be more happy with how our moved has turned out. We have all but settled in and are ready to truly start our life here. Maybe it’s time for a zoo visit? Or visitors from CA? hint… hint… shameless hint!


Monday, September 26, 2011

Big day for our school girl!

Today marks a very important day in the Blaylock family household.  Jason makes fun of me for making such a big deal about it, but our girl started school today!  Yes, it's preschool for a 2 1/2 year old... but she has a cubby, a teacher, a classroom and a backpack.  If that isn't school, I don't know what is.  Plus, there is a lesson plan.  It might include singing and dancing time, but it IS SCHOOL!  So, of course we had to make a big deal about it.  She got a new outfit, a gift for her teacher, and we took pictures!  She actually got TWO new outfits, but the first had long sleeves.  It's still 80 degrees, so I decided that was probably not a good idea.
Emery did a trial run last week with her class and LOVED it.  She has been asking every day since to go back to school.  And when we got there today she was more interested in getting into class than taking photos.  But, we got a few.  We got into the class and she practically ran away to play.  I love that she is so comfortable in new places and with new people, but I did long for a few tears, just to prove that she loves me... =)
Please ignore her road rash nose.  She fell off a curb and right on to her face the other day.  No scrapes on her hands, just her nose and knee.  We don't know how she managed to face plant right off a curb onto the parking lot, but my clumsy girl managed.

Now, for the main event.  PICTURE TIME!

Emery's outfit:
Shirt: Old navy
Skirt: Pumpkin Patch
Shoes: TOMS
Backpack: Sugerbooger

More big events in our family this week.  Wednesday I start my new job as the Special Events Manager for the National Stroke Association!  I am so excited to begin a new adventure with such a wonderful organization!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

It's little, but it's mine

Some time ago I mentioned that where we ended up living, I needed a small space of my own.  Well, our overall space is not huge, so my small space just got smaller.  But, yesterday Jason bought me this adorable little shelf that has made my space!  I love it!

We found this fabulous little shelf in Downtown Littleton in a "vintage" shop.  I've decided that vintage shops are just expsensive thrift store, but I still love it.  I specifically wanted a small yellow shelf for the closet.  I wanted to put my make up and a few photos on it.  I've got my make up and the small ceramic jewelry box that Emery painted me for my birthday last year.  It hold my every day chain necklaces.  Below, two pictures of friends that mean a lot to me, and finally my small clutch purses.
Above the shelf is my pride and joy (jk), the jewelry holder that I made over the summer and a fabulous card I framed.
It's small.  It's simple.  And yes, I realize it's being a bit swalled by my scarves and belts.  Work in progress people.  But, for now, let's just hope Emery doesn't try to scale it.

Tomorrow, watch out for some first day of school pictures!  My big girl starts pre school.  I bought a second outfit since it is 80 degrees and the long sleeved dress I bought last week is not that weather appropriate.  Please ignore the giant road rash you'll see on Emery's face.  THAT story will come tomorrow....