Life lately

Monday, October 16, 2017

Over the weekend, Thomas, Mila and I, had an awesome adventure! Above is a photo foreshadowing the story to be told and the adventure that happened. Yes those are llamas! The post will be up this week. I really look forward to sharing the escapade!

- Lately we've been working on landscaping our yard, or should I say my husband has, he's been digging holes and getting the flowers and shrubs planted. We got an unbeatable deal on outdoor plants at Lowe's, that was too good to pass, which resulted in 80 new plants! I'm so excited to see the end result. The new plants already absolutely make the curb appeal of our home so much better.

- As far as the interior of our homes goes I plan on getting a a wall painted in our family room this week, painting some frames white and ordering some hanging planters for the plants above our fireplace. I also have a fun DIY I'll be sharing soon.

- Mila is 9 months! We plan on being festive and getting pumpkins to decorate soon.

Anyway, I hope you all are doing well and I'll be posting new blog posts soon! How was your weekend?

My Solar Return

Saturday, October 7, 2017

In astrology our birthdays are called our Solar Returns. This is because each year the Sun returns to the exact degree it was when we were born. When I was born the Sun was at 12 degrees Libra, which happened on October 4th. Each year though your Solar Return can happen the day before or after your birthday. I had a great Solar Return/birthday! I turned 29 years old, which is really crazy to think I have one more year left of my 20s. 

This birthday was also significant because Thomas and I spent my 19th birthday together as friends, ten years ago, and here we are ten years later hanging out on my birthday again as husband and wife and with a beautiful baby girl! How special. :)

I feel like my 20s have flown by and on some level I do feel a bit sad that I am getting older, but you know aging is a part of life and I do want to accept it and embrace it. I do feel wiser as each calendar year passes by. I feel like I know my self more, my likes and dislikes and also the areas I need to improve, simply I feel like I have more self-awareness.

I have my BS degree in Psychology from the University of Utah, but it is through the subject of Astrology that I am truly able to understand myself and others. We all are born at unique locations, times and days and this snapshot of the sky the moment we were born is called our birth chart. Astrology is one of my biggest passions, I'll save the discussion for another post, but I look forward to writing about astrology here on the blog!

For now let me tell you about my birthday...

Garden of the Gods

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

After spending so much time working on house projects we decided from now on that we are going to dedicate Sundays for adventure. So on Sunday we spent a beautiful day exploring Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The park is free to enjoy and full of spectacular sandstone red rock formations. It was the perfect Fall Sunday with lots of sunshine and the perfect cool breeze, we had an awesome time exploring the natural landmark as a family!

Mila: 8 Months

Monday, October 2, 2017

Our beautiful baby girl and you can see three of her teeth on the top of her mouth.

Mila has been 8 months old since September 10th. Our little girl is getting so big! Can you believe she already has 6 teeth?! She has four teeth on top and two on the bottom. She is so talkative, adventurous, curious, and more confident in her standing abilities. She is silly and loves to laugh and to learn. The other night Thomas and I spent the night watching videos of her we've recorded since she was a baby and it made me tear up. She has grown so much since the day we brought her home and it is exciting to see her develop and grow and see her personality shine through. I'm excited to watch her grow up each day and I anticipate all of the exciting things that are ahead, like her talking!

12 Fall sweaters for baby girl

Saturday, September 30, 2017

With Fall upon us I am so excited to dress Mila up in adorable sweaters. Babies look so cute in cardigans and sweaters! Below you can find these sweet sweaters to layer your baby girl in this Fall.

1 Fox Print Sweater

This Fox Print sweater is adorable! I love the knitted fox with flowers in her hair and it totally says Autumn. We need to get this for Mila because she adores her fox stuffed animal.

2 Embroidered Nature Sweater

I love this unique nature sweater! Great for the outdoor enthusiasts with a baby girl who joins them on their fun adventures. There is a little squirrel, leaves, a chickadee bird and flowers beautifully embroidered on it, how cute!

3 Organic Cotton Horse Sweater

A darling red horse knit sweater for the baby who loves horses. Such a sweet sweater and even better it is made of environmentally friendly organic cotton!

4 Fawn Cardigan Sweater

I love everything about this baby cardigan. It is a pretty teal color and has such beautiful embroidered flowers, fawn, bird and little mouse, how sweet!

5 Bird Fair Isle Dress

What a beautiful and unique baby sweater dress. The bird pockets are so pretty, as is the knit design on the top! This is sure to keep your baby girl warm this Fall and into Winter, paired with some leggings.

6 Flower Embroidered Cardigan

Simple, yet classy this mustard cardigan totally reads Fall. The embroidered pink flowers along the edges are really elegant. This is the perfect piece to have as a layer for your baby this season.

 7 Knited Koala Bear Cardigan

This cardigan is gorgeous! It features two knitted koala bears along with other intricate designs that would definitely look cute on any baby wearing it. This could also be worn by a baby boy as it has a neutral design.

8 Cat Knit Sweater

What a cute little cat sweater! I love all of the embroidered flowers on the kitty's head along with variety of colors on the trim and sleeves.

9 Fair Isle Cardigan

I'm a fan of Fair Isle knits and this cute sweater for baby has lots of fun intricate shapes and designs.

10 Floral Embroidered Cardigan

Pretty embroidered flowers stand out on this navy blue cardigan. This is a nice piece to have in baby's fall wardrobe to mix and match with other pieces.

11 Crochet Cardigan

This is a timeless piece that will match with everything in baby's fall wardrobe! The crochet is so pretty and it looks both cute and comfortable.

12 Chevron Lace Sweater

This chevron knit sweater is adorable! I love the pink and orange color combination, the chevron pattern and especially the attached knit flower.

Which baby sweater is your favorite?

Kitchen hardware update

Friday, September 29, 2017

Our new pretty brass hardware!

One of the first updates I was excited to make in the kitchen was to replace the cabinet's hardware. The kitchen was newly remodeled when we bought our home, but the cabinet knobs were dark and not our style. I searched all over the internet to find the right knobs and things actually worked out perfectly by chance when I ordered through The Mine.

A week in Couer D'Alene, Idaho

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

The view from Beauty Bay.

My husband had a week long business trip to attend in Couer D'Alene, Idaho (CDA) and fortunately Mila and I were able to come along. Mila and I hung out during the day and went exploring. After the work day was over we all got to spend time together. We stayed with Tom's family and it was a wonderful trip! I have visited CDA Idaho before when Tom and I were on a road trip to Canada, for a week long hiking adventure back in 2012. We had ate lunch and had wine at the Coeur D'Alene Resort that overlooks the lake. The city is really beautiful. I was happy to be able to see the town more this time around and even more excited to be on this trip with our daughter.

Our trip highlights were swimming in Beauty Bay and taking Mila to the lake just the three of us, seeing family, seeing fawns, wild turkeys, seeing Mila spend time with her grandparents, stroller walks to the amazing park, date night, and all of the yummy food we ate.

Stargazer Lily bouquet

My husband surprised me with this beautiful Stargazer Lily bouquet last week. It was the best surprise and it definitely made my day! I seriously have the most amazing husband who is so thoughtful. :) I absolutely love flowers and I really love how they look on our dining table arranged in a vase. This is my first Stargazer Lily bouquet and they are definitely gorgeous blooms!

Birthday wish list

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Now that I am a mother and I have given birth, one's birthday has so much more meaning. It is an ABSOLUTELY magical day when your soul chose to enter this life, your parents having created you, and I believe it is always a cause for celebration. From an astrological perspective your soul even chose the exact hour, minute and location of where you were born, all which make up our birth charts which are hugely symbolic and have so much significance.

Giving birth to Mila was one of the most surreal experiences I have ever been through. I gave birth to her naturally, with no pain medication or epidural and after 14 hours of labor our amazing, sweet little girl entered this world, it was an unbelievably beautiful experience. She will forever be our blessing and our pride and joy. :)

Mila: 7 Months

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Our baby girl turned 7 months old on August 10th! It is crazy to think seven whole months have gone by as we've loved, nurtured and cared for our little girl. It's been the greatest blessing in the world to be her mother and experience what it means to be a mama. It is amazing to feel so much unconditional love for her. It has been the greatest gift to watch her learn and grow as her cute personality emerges. :) We love Mila so much!

Exploring Manitou Springs, CO

Monday, August 7, 2017

On Sunday we decided to visit the hippie mountain town of Manitou Springs. I have heard about it but have never visited before but have always wanted to. Since it is close to our new home we definitely had to check it out! Honestly, I LOVE Manitou Springs! It reminded me of Estes Park and Boulder, CO. It had an old town mountain feel but it is also a spiritual town with lots of cool eclectic local shops and restaurants, amazing scenery and an overall positive vibe.

The mountains behind Manitou Springs.

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