The Good Stuff Edition

This week was a pretty good one. Between Julia starting to figure out nights and days, temperatures that *almost* felt like fall, and birthday shenanigans, there was a lot of good stuff going on.

1. Marcus loves himself some Julia.
The other evening we had a bottle on hand to feed Julia and Marcus was very interested. I asked if he wanted to help feed his sister and he was very excited to be able to help. Watching my little man with Julia makes my heart so full.

2. Mail Haul.
Between surprise emails and snail mail, this week did not disappoint.
Johanna speaks my language. She was so sweet and sent a little caffeine my way to give me a boost when nights are sleepless and days are long. 
Top left: My love affair with bows knows no end. ZoZu Baby bows are the cutest little things, and the fall collection is adorable.
Top right: Erin sent Julia this Love/Iowa onesie and I'm beyond smitten with it.
Bottom left: THESE THINGS ARE GENIUS. One of my best friends, Holly, sent these to me and they're the best. Keep reading to see what they are and how they work.
Bottom right: Stephanie sent this gorgeous scarf in celebration of turning 32. I am chomping at the bit to wear it. Now if only the weather would cooperate.
So the little rectangular thingys (I have no idea what they're called) wrap around door knobs to keep doors from clicking shut, and keep from waking sleeping babies! They also prevent doors from loudly slamming shut. Who likes a sleeping baby to stay sleeping? This gal. These things are such a good idea. Why didn't I think of them?!

3. Scott rocked the birthday gifts this year. 
This beauty is all mine! I can't wait to play around with it a bit. I'm hoping this weekend lends itself an opportunity or two to use the new lens.

4. Winner! Winner!
You know all those InstaGram giveaways that everyone and their grandmother enter? I finally actually won one! And... BOWS!!!! 

5. Just because...
She's mine and she's cute. She's becoming more alert with each passing day. Plus, she's starting to flash us her sweet smile. One of these days I'm going to capture her little grin when her dimple is on display.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Loving all the good stuff! And of course, the bows! Love all the bows!

  2. I'm asking for a lens for Christmas. I want to really get back into photography and I think having a fresh new toy would help me find my mojo again.
    The door closure things are genius! I have something like that pinned and think it would make a wonderful gift for a new Mom with a big kid at home.
    Enjoy your weekend! Hug those babes for me!

  3. Yay for winning headbands! So cute!! I've always wondered about the door silencer things!

  4. Love, love love all of this! That first picture melts me. The bows are adorable! I need a girl. :) And the scarf from Stephanie is beautiful!!!! And a new lens...so fun!

  5. =)
    The door silencer things are a brilliant idea!!!
    Have a great weekend!!

  6. Look how much Julia loves Marcus! The way she is looking at him says 'love'! :)

    JEALOUS you won!!!!! Those are super sweet bows!!! I've made myself stop buying bows (and clothes) for now b/c I could so easily go overboard, plus I'm figuring she will receive some in gifts. I did go buy the paint for her room today, so that's on for the weekend! Yippee!!! :) Once that's done I'll be setting up the crib, painting her dresser and starting to hang decorations. Then I will see where i'm at and what I still need to get/do. Really excited! :)

    Have a great weekend!

  7. What a fantastic week! That scarf is GORGEOUS! that onesie was the sweetest and DD that is the language of my people... I just wish that I had one close by :(. Someday, someday it will happen.

    Have a fantastic weekend!

  8. I looove that door knob thing! I love that people still come up with good inventions!


  9. BOWS!!!!!! YES! I hope Scott wasn't too mad about these ones HA! Tell him it was your birthday and on birthday week, bow buying doesn't count. But regardless, I'm on your side and will totally vouch for you and your bow addiction. In fact, I may just add to it!
    Marcus and Julia - I die. SO sweet he wants to help so much!!!
    YAY for winning giveaways!!! And for birthday presents! AND for birthday dinners! Last night was so much fun!!! Next up is a playdate for sure! Tell Marcus to practice his Mario Kart!

  10. Hi Des!

    Question - are you going to use that lens to photograph food? Or focus more on family and events? I'm looking for a good lens!