Briar Handmade Bonnets + a Giveaway!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Babies in bonnets goes on my top ten list of cutest things ever a baby could wear, it just melts me! When I found out we were having a girl I was pretty excited to get to dress her up and buy her cute things I'd been dreaming of. Briar Handmade makes the most gorgeous modern bonnets and were one of my very first purchases for Isabelle. I can't wait to get get that pom-pom bonnet on her head... but I suppose I don't want to wish winter upon us that soon.

I've been having her wear this one non-stop because the fabric is so soft and it covers her sweet newborn head from all the sun we've been having. Their new brimmed bonnets would be perfect to keep the sun out of their eyes as well. I think I have a bonnet addiction and may form quite the collection at this point. Good news is they're really well made and are totally the type of quality item with classic style that can be passed down from child to child, which we love.

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 Briar Basics Oxford Bonnet c/o Briar Handmade

+ GIVEAWAY! Right now on my instagram you can enter to win a $40 gift card to Briar Handmade so head on over there for that :)

Isabelle Snow Hill

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Say hello to our sweet new baby, Isabelle Snow Hill. Born April 30th at 6:50pm. 7lbs 8oz, 20.5 inches. She surprised us by coming two weeks before her due date, and we could not be happier she's here with us! Here's a bit more about the name we chose for her.

Isabelle: Devoted to God
Snow: We chose snow not only because we love snow, but because of the purity the snow represents. "...though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow" Isaiah 1:18.

When we went to take these photos for our baby announcement this pregnancy, snow began to just pour from the sky. We had this name chosen in advance if we were having a girl, and we kind of thought then the snow was a sign our Isabelle Snow was on her way. What a sweet sign it was.

Welcome, Izze, we just love you!

Our Easter

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Oh Easter was a week ago you say? That's ok, I'm giving myself a break this year remember? So here are some of our Easter photos. We had a fun morning giving Eli his treats, he ooo'ed and ahhh'ed and broke open eggs to make craisins and cheerios rain over our carpet. We hid in the kitchen to eat our chocolate without him seeing it ;) (That's the parent move, right?)

We had a fresh snow so Eli got to do his mini Easter egg hunt in our backyard in a bit of snow, which he was over the moon about. We have had a rabbit that comes into our yard daily to munch on the remnants of last year's garden and Eli is all about it. He's always babbling about the rabbit and looking out the window hopefully for him to arrive. He stands on the chair by the window with wide eyes yelling "Rabbit! Outside, please?!" My phone is filled with videos of him chasing our very own personal Easter bunny. 

We spent the day at home eating good food, watching General Conference, and teaching Eli about Jesus and the resurrection. We fit in a really relaxing nap and our couch probably has an Anne + baby bump shaped indent in it from me and my relaxing hah. 35 weeks has me quite wiped out, but I'm so thankful for each baby kick I feel and the growing anticipation of her coming to join our family! 

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter last week! Time flies (look at last year, Eli was so much smaller, ahhh!) 

33 Weeks

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

*I'll try to leave my bed next week for an actual bump photo ;)

How far along are you: 33 weeks, 6 days

-Baby is: weighs a little over 4 pounds (about the size of a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. 

-Movement: I feel her moving a lot more these days. They're more of the sweeping movements instead of quick hits. And I felt her get hiccups the other night which was so sweet!

-Maternity clothes?: I'm past maternity clothes and onto wearing things of Dan that may fit me haha

-Belly button in or out?: Innie for life. Tell me outies, is it more comfortable, like does it make it feel more roomy?! Cause if so I want it to pop out bad.

-Stretch marks: I've got a few tiny ones on my side now :( I'm pretty bummed about it. I'm counting on my trusty bio oil to make them disappear.

-Sleep: Oh sleep and the third trimester, such a love hate relationship. I'm tired all the time, but so uncomfortable it's hard to sleep. Then there's those days where I lay down for a 20 minute nap once I put Eli down, and wake up 3 hours later. It. Was. Glorious. I'm still swearing by my body pillow *linked for all you who asked on instagram!

-Favorite moment of the week: getting outdoors this weekend with my boys! I may get winded a lot more, but it's totally worth it.

-Feeling: Sore and tired and ready to get this baby out. I've been pretty grumpy lately about being pregnant and need to have an attitude adjustment. Have you seen What to Expect When You're Expecting? I'm basically Elizabeth Banks character these days haha. Worth and embedded video vs a link if you've never seen this:

-Working on: Being more at peace with things out of my control, and making our disaster of a spare room into a livable space. 

-Anticipating: Getting further along, into the home stretch where I know baby will be coming our way!

-Currently craving: Chocolate, all day every day. It's kind of a bad season for that craving because Easter candy is just sooo good and so readily available...

-Wishing: For a professional massage to magically fix my back problems. Sounds heavenly right?!

Friday Links

Friday, March 27, 2015

no one's life is as perfect as their instagram feed quote

-(Above) a good reminder I need every once in a while about my favorite online pass time, instagram

-41 Incredible Photos That Show What Parenting is Like in the Wilderness  - the baby and mama elephant, come onnnnnn

-Kate Middleton at 8 Months pregnant - she's my favorite! Even if she makes me wish I was half as cute and graceful looking while with child

-Downton Abbey ending after next season - total bummer

-Love these typography Easter Eggs - problem is I hate hard boiled eggs, so when it comes down to decorating eggs I just can't jump on board with wasting that much food :/ Anyone else have that problem?

-These painted Easter Egg balloons may be a fun alternative for us! - So smart Abbey

-Lies I Told Myself About Baby #2 - may be a good reality check for me at this point. I think I'd almost forgotten how bad the baby bucket is.


-Way too many cute baby things to fawn over! If only I had all the money ;)

Have a great weekend friends!

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