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Long weekend.

Loving this look from My Style Pill with the gold against the orange. I think I'm getting more into gold.
Life: Oh, I took the most amazing nap this evening.  Eloise did, too.  Intense lack of sleep on my end.  I plan on sleeping in tomorrow as much as baby allows.  It will be GLORious.  And the four-day weekend means time thinking about something other than blood counts and liver cells.  :)  And getting excited for a sweet friend's wedding (which means catching up with lots of besties...and meeting baby T) in Cincy!!  It will be nice.  And I cannot wait to spend all day tomorrow with my sweet little girl AND go on a real date with my husband.  
p.s.  Have you guys seen Million Dollar Decorators yet?  I'm watching my first episode and I think I'm a little obsessed.


More cute iPhone cases?  Yes. :)

{Jonathan Adler iPhone 4 Case via Pinterest}


Just a little fyi...Miss Erin (remember this?) is selling some super cute vintage stuff on her new etsy site.  You should check it out.  :)  This is one of my favorites.


Today I had my midterms.  So I took a little break this evening.  My mind it stuffed full.  I still have lots of work to do for the rest of the week (and tomorrow).  I need to get back to it.  But, hi friends.  Oh, the past few weeks have felt hard.  Mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally.  They've been rough.  It's just a lot.  I'm exhausted.  But I know things will get better.  I'll adjust.  And it's simply the nature of what a signed up for...there's a lot of information and a short amount of time.  Naturally it will take a little bit.  Soon I will begin to get more sleep, I know.  So, tonight I spent some guilt-less time with this little babe.  Lots of smiles and lots of fun.  She's getting so big!  And she's such a sweetie.
Okay, back to it!

Baby iphone case.

Have you guys seen this yet?  Fischer Price is coming out with an iPhone case for babies.  Pretty funny.  I want to see this in person.


For some reason I'm a little obsessed with this backpack.  Maybe it's the fact that I actually have a need for one now (my books are SO stinking heavy).  

{Poketo Striped Fleece Backpack via Pinterest}

From Roma.

Zach brought me back this gift from Roma (he just got back from a work trip on Sunday).  It is a miniature moto.  It makes me really happy.  There's just something about it.
Now, off to bed.  I am actually going to get sleep tonight.  I'm pretty excited.
Also, after midterms are done next Monday, I plan to...well, sleep...but then I plan to write Eloise's little five-month update.  Sweet pea deserves a little documentation.  :)

Happy Father's Day!!

Happy first Father's Day to Zach!  You're a wonderful father to our little girl.  And an amazing husband.  Also, you never avoid changing diapers.  I'm so thankful.  We love you and we're SO happy to have you home.  :)
And a very happy father's day to my sweet daddy-o.  It's quite nice to be close enough to spend the day with you (even if it means you have to help me study :).

Crochet Crown.

Taking a little break and putting up a little post.  
You guys, my brain hurts.  I mean it.  It might explode.  Maybe I'm being a little dramatic.  But if you happen to see me in the next few weeks and I seem like I'm on another planet, I apologize.  Full brain syndrome?
And, segway. crown...cute for Eloise's first birthday (a long way away :)?  Is this not the sweetest?

{via Pinterest}
How are you guys doing?  Can you tell me so I feel connected?  I'd love to hear.  :)

Hands and Feet.

This girl has found her hands and feet.  They are her new best friends.


I bought them.  I might have added them to one of my school book orders when I was stressed this week.  A moment of weakness.  Pathophys and Bensimon sneaks.  Only on Amazon.  
Wow, this week felt like one really, really long month.  I worked my butt off.  I cried a lot (Really cried.  I mean really.).  I learned a lot.  I didn't sleep much.  It's all new territory.  And it was really hard, but here I'm at the end of the week and I'm relieved to say that I made it.  I survived. :) And despite the fact that I'm still getting used to all the changes and missing Eloise like crazy when I'm gone, the past few days felt far better than the first part of the week.  Have you ever heard of grace?  Sometimes I have a little trouble extending it to myself, even though God offers it so freely.  And this week was a lesson in that.  I have a feeling this whole year will be.  Thankful I made it to the weekend.  Only a little over two years to go.  :) 
Hey, and if we're frie…

Missing you.

I'm up.  Up working on school things.  
I've missed this baby so much these past few days.  I miss her when she sleeps, so it comes as no surprise.
But this morning she gave me sweet, sweet smiles.  And rolled over this evening.
We will take this all day by day for now.  We will.  It will be okay.

To the books.

This is where my head will be starting tomorrow.
The start of my twenty-six-month long adventure called PA school (Physician Assistant) begins.  It's been so hard to get used to the idea of leaving Eloise each day...I'm still working through it.  She'll be in good hands, I's just a hard thing.  I'm still not sure what this means for this blog.  It may have to go completely to the side or maybe it will be an outlet for me...only time will tell.  Any prayers appreciated tomorrow if you read this!


Love these glittered clothespins!

{via Pinterest}


Yesterday we took a little family trip to the zoo.  It was Eloise's first time and we had a lot of fun, despite the intense heat (we didn't stay too long!).  I normally like the penguin exhibit, but this time I loved it even more because it felt so nice and cool.  :)  Eloise looked at the animals, but that's about as far as it went.  Many more zoo trips to come!


I'm not much for sneakers (for myself).  I don't find them comfy.  I don't look good in them.  And when it comes down to it, they don't really match a lot of my clothes.  My Converse are about as sporty as I get (rare) if I'm not working out (even more rare).  I typically resort to flats or sandals in the summer, but sometimes, you just need a little something in-between.  After seeing these sneakers on A Cup of Jo today, I believe I have an answer.  Bensimon shoes, you have won my heart.  You are the perfect sneaker.  I'm just sure of it.

 {Tennis Elastique Rose S11}

{Tennis Elastique Kaki F10}


I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,     my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:2
Oh, that this would be true of me.  My desperate prayer right now.  Lord, teach me to trust in you more than ever these next few months.

Cloth Diaper Update!

Now that we've been using cloth diapers consistently for a couple of months, I'm here to write a detailed update!  Overall, our experience has been really positive.  When we were traveling recently, we used disposables and I really missed the cloth.  I actually prefer them now.  It kind of surprises me.  I needed to ask a whole lot of questions and read a lot of information before making the switch (as well as testing them out), so hopefully this post can help someone else make the best decision for them, too!  I didn't feel like we had to make the decision right away because I'd heard from many people that they typically keep their newborn in disposables until they're eight pounds or more (or until their legs are chubby enough so they don't leak).  They do sell newborn cloth diapers, but I don't see us using those next time either.  We are still using disposables at night...currently working on different way to diaper her in cloth at night (she ends up lea…


I bought these sandals for Eloise recently.  And almost every woman who sees her in them lets out a little gasp of delight.  It never gets old.  There is nothing like baby in miniature sandals.  Really.

{Old Navy Metallic T-Strap Sandals}

Weird post, I know.

I realize this is random, but it's worth telling you all about.  I currently have the fourth...yes, FOURTH cold since having Eloise (who is only 4.5 months old).  It will be a shorter one, I believe.  It seems like it's winding down now.  And it needs to.  Because I don't want to spend any more of my last week at home with Eloise doing anything other playing with her and hanging out with my family.  Or catching up with friends while she's napping (also thwarted by stuffy nose).  Either way, I've used a netipot before to get rid of congestion, but today my mom brought this "sinus rinse" (by NeilMed) over.  It is incredible.  Today, I could breathe through my nose, which takes away a lot of the unpleasantness of a cold.  I highly recommend.  And I'm sorry if this grosses you out.