One Year Pictures

grey 12 month

I finally got the chance to snap a few pictures of Grey for his 12 month/1 year birthday. He was in a bit of a mood, so we didn’t get a lot of smiles. But I also love his somewhat serious side!

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Redecorating the Bedroom

Bryan and I have had the same tired Ikea bedroom furniture since 2008. It has survived 3 moves, but the pieces aren’t in the best shape. We recently decided that it was time to update to a king size bed (we get a number of nighttime visitors these days) and so I have been browsing pinterest obsessively, trying to figure out what kind of colors and vibe we want. These are my top contenders:


via westelm blog


via west elm


via pinterest


via west elm

and my favorite bedding from anthropologie.

i would also love to have a cute little sitting area like this:


via west elm blog

I am having a hard time deciding what we want though. We have never bought any furniture that wasn’t Ikea (because we couldn’t really afford to) but now I am overwhelmed with all the options and possibilities. We’ll keep you update on the progress.

also: tips for ideal bedroom layout