My goodness have the last 2 & 1/2 weeks been a blur. Part of me can’t believe Riley is already 2 & 1/2 weeks old, but the other half of me feels like this past 2 & 1/2 weeks have been the longest of my life. There have been moments when it’s felt like the happiest time of my life, and certainly many where it’s felt like the hardest part of my life. I guess both are accurate. And I think I’m gonna feel this way for the next year or two.
And little Riley has done a lot in his short life. He’s already powered through two photo shoots. One shoot was his newborn photos and some family photos and the second shoot was family photos while we shot our home tour. By the way I’ll start doing posts of our home tour starting soon! I’m pretty excited to share with all you guys what we’ve been working on for six months now!
The photos in this post were at the end of our home tour shoot the other day. Obviously I’m not in full make up every day right now. But after a long day of shooting all I wanted to do was snuggle up on the couch with a comfy blanket and my little boys – Riley and Owen. My friend Ashley snapped these pics right before she left for the day.
By the way I got a hundred questions about this blanket and my pillows when I posted them to Insta stories the other day.
I got the blanket from a small Etsy shop called Becozi. The owner, Larissa, makes all the blankets and they are absolutely gorgeous! I got this throw blanket in the color Snow White and a larger blanket for our king sized bed in the color Cloud. If you’re looking to get a blanket like this, I highly recommend Becozi. Larissa is the nicest person and I’m proud to support her shop! Like the name says, it’s so COZY and on top of that it’s soooo pretty for pictures! Which you know I love!
And the pillow shams also came from Etsy (I love Etsy) from a shop called PillowTimeGirls. I wanted oversized pillows for my couch and I love that they make all their pillows in multiple sizes. I emailed the shop owner, Linda, because I had some questions about sizing and she couldn’t have been more helpful. And responded to my question super fast which is always nice. I ended up choosing this pretty blue and white print and a couple navy velvet pillows for our couch. We got them at 24” x 24” and they are just stunning! I was honestly blown away by the quality of the shams when they arrived in the mail. I love them so much that I’m actually looking for more pillows for our master bedroom and I’m going to get them from this shop as well. You’ll see more photos of both the pillows and the blanket when I share our home tour photos later this month!
My top is of course breastfeeding friendly! I found myself nursing a lot throughout the shoot. And I wore this in between other outfits I put on for the shoot. I think the bright colors of the top make it feel cheerful and summery! I also linked our large table lamps, my farmhouse tin/vase and the faux olive tree branches inside of it below the pictures in this post. It’s just a little sneak peek of some of the items in our home!
Anyway, today I’m doing what I do most days. Trying to entertain an almost 2-year-old (I can’t believe Molly’s gonna be two in just one month!) and nursing/burping/changing diapers of a newborn around the clock! I definitely want to rest up today as much as I can because I have a fun Facebook Live event that I’m doing tomorrow! I did a couple Insta stories about it but if you guys haven’t signed up for it yet, please do! I’m sure you all have noticed that I haven’t been blogging on here as much recently and as I’m sure you can all understand it’s because I’m just a bit swamped right now. Ha! And when I do have free time I’m usually just too exhausted to write anything. So since I haven’t been able to blog and respond to all of your comments as much as I normally do, I thought doing a Facebook Live would be a great way to connect with all of you so we don’t lose touch! So if you click this link it will take you to the Facebook event page for the Facebook Live. That way when I go live tomorrow at 11 AM Pacific Time/2 PM Eastern time you’ll get a notification to join the Facebook Live in case you forget. I basically plan on sharing some of the stories from the last 2 1/2 weeks with Riley and reading all of your comments and responding to all of you. Think of it as one big Facebook chat between you guys and me! I just miss you all and I want to reconnect! So make sure you join! Love you guys!