May Mood Board

Have you been following along with my crazy month over on Instagram. I’ve been slacking on the blog posts, because I’ve been up to my ears in amazing projects! Of course you know I’ve been working away on the One Room Challenge. But this week was the culmination of two big fun projects I’m excited to share with you! I created decor and styled a party for a fabulous food blogger, Liz from The Lemon Bowl. I also created a series of backdrops for a huge local fashion show, the Boutiques of West Michigan, hosted by my favorite Grand Rapids shop, Marie La Mode. I am so grateful to be working on fun projects that I am so so excited about!

This month is all about gearing up for wedding season, and because I love to push myself to the limits, hopefully pulling off an editorial using this mood board as inspiration. What are you tackling this month?

Spring Editorial Mood Board

We're Having a Baby!

You guys! We’re creating another human!! We are so excited to finally share this news with you!! It feels like I’ve known forever and I am just so terrible at keeping secrets, so chances are if we had a personal conversation in the past month, I’ve probably told you this news!

I am about to answer all your questions, but before that, I just want to give a HUGE thank you to Alyssa McElheney for taking the most precious photos of our growing family!! She is amazing and if you are local to Grand Rapids you should hire her for any of your photography needs.

Pregnancy Announcement
Pregnancy Announcement

We had been trying for a few months, so it happened pretty quickly, but not nearly as quickly as it happened with Ollie. Speaking of Ollie, he is super excited to tickle the new little baby’s feet and has already been ooo-ing and ahhh-ing over how cute everything baby-related is. He has been hugging and kissing my belly unsolicited and telling me that he’s “giving the baby love.” He also talks about his big brother duties all the time. I know he is going to be amazing!!

Pregnancy Announcement
Pregnancy Announcement

I am 13 weeks along and due in September! Officially out of my first trimester, so this is going really fast!! Just as with Ollie, I am feeling good. I didn’t have any morning sickness, just some cramps, bloating and discomfort. I feel like I’m showing so much more, so much quicker this time. Before I took the test, right after the holidays, I was so bloated, my favorite high-waisted jeans were feeling so uncomfortable. Needless to say, I had to retire them two months ago! I have been trying to maintain my exercise regimen, however the weather and icy sidewalks has curbed much of my running, which has been really rough for me. So for now, I am riding our in-home exercise bike, doing Tone It Up videos and when I can make it, the classes at the gym.

We do plan on finding out what we are having and will do so mid-April.

Pregnancy Announcement

Anything I missed? Ask away!

I’m wearing: dress: Le Fluer Boutique / coat: Club Monaco / boots: Elliott Lucca

Baby balloon

Announcing Mother's Day Styled Sessions!!

I'm thrilled to be teaming up with my friend Anika once again, to offer styled Mother's Day sessions! Last year was such a hit that we are back again! I will be providing wardrobe and styling services, plus hair and make and refreshments. Scroll down to see some shots of the gorgeous moms from last year and get the details for this year's event. 

Mother's Day Sessions
Mother's Day Session
Mothers Day Session
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Mother's Day Session

All stunning photos by A. Fatouros Photography.