Easter is honestly one of my favorite holidays of the year. I know it’s been commercialized with a terrifying looking bunny rabbit (seriously, I’ve never seen one that didn’t look like it would frighten anyone, young or old), but this past week is and always will be one of the most tender and precious weeks to my heart. I’m sure as Nora grows it will become more and more “fun” for all the excitement it offers to kids, but it will always hold a special place in my heart for so many reasons. I love having the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice made for me and I always enjoy thinking back to Easter 7 years ago when Wes introduced me to his family for the first time. Celebrating Nora’s FIRST Easter was a lot of fun. This is the first holiday we’ve had that she was really curious about. “What is this Easter basket? Why are these things in this basket and how do they taste? What happens if I hit this?” “um, you expect me to do WHAT with this thing? No thanks Mom. I’ll just take my milk the same way I always have.” After a lovely church service we had lunch with my side of the family at my grandparents house. We found a beautiful cherry blossom down the street and I couldn’t resist. They’re my absolute favorite tree and the ONLY good thing about this time of year (ahem… Allergies in overdrive!) I got her little dress from the sweetest little etsy shop. I’ve been eying this dress as her first Easter frock since I was pregnant with her. Seeing her in it gave me all the feels! By some miracle I found the exact color fabric to make the matching headband, and after neglecting to take care of my own Easter accessories I ended up making the necklace I wore at 10:45 the night before! I’m pretty great at procrastinating… This one was too cute not to include… She’s been sticking her tongue out since the day she was born so this is 100% her in every way… Her uncle Bryce and his girlfriend gave her the sweetest little bunny and she was absolutely adorable loving on it last night!
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A few weeks ago Pratima from Craft Street Design contacted me about her sweet print shop. She thought her work would be a great fit for my aestetic and she was RIGHT ON. A few days later a lovely print showed up in my mailbox and I was SO excited to hang it in our kitchen.
Kitchen art is TOUGH. I quickly learned this when I started attempting to figure out what would look best over our little eating space. For a year+ the walls have stood bare and begged for some loving. Thanks to this design, the process has begun and we will be adding new things to our little eatery SOON! Now I see the vision, and I’m so ready to pull this once lackluster space together!
In other news, we just got Nora’s highchair from IKEA in this week as well! It was super simple to put together and she is absolutly LOVING it. Every time I put her in it she grins up at me and starts hitting it as hard as she can! (which is baby talk for “this is awesome Ma!” She thinks she’s doing big things when we let her sit in it beside us while we have dinner. After a ton of research, and talking with our pediatrician who agreed, we decided to delay introducing solids to Nora until 6 months. She’s just one month shy of her first taste of a banana, so for now the highchair is a play-seat and a place to plop her while Mama and Daddy try to enjoy a meal without holding her in one of our laps!
I chose this print for our kitchen A) because I like the humor aspect of it and B) I think its a good thing to teach Nora as we start her out in life. I want to make sure she knows what a positive body image is, and that she’s beautiful regardless of what anyone else may say about her. Too many SUPER young girls are growing up with totally unwarrented pressure on them, I don’t want Nora to feel the weight of “the d word” any time soon!
Whether you’re looking for a little humor for a space in your home, or a motivational saying, or even decor for your nursery… Craft Street Design can meet the needs of ALL the above!
PS- I can’t even believe how big Nora is getting! And it’s all happening SO FAST! It’s so much fun watching her learn and grow, but at the same time it is heartbreaking how fast it all happens!