Luca Bump Maternity Session: snowy outdoor + snuggly indoor

Whoa! Where did time go? My little bambino and I are at the 9 month marker! Why does it seem like the first 8 weeks drag by and the last 4 weeks fly at mach 10 speed? Either way, I am so excited to meet this little guy! One more month of this belly growing even bigger.

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This past weekend I was beyond blessed to experience an amazing maternity session with my bestie at Photography From Eileen.  She never ceases to amaze me and I cannot wait to share her work with you! Here are just a few of my favs from my snowy outdoor and snuggly indoor maternity shoot.

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Luca’s modern woodland nursery: simplicity + serenity

I’m officially in total nesting mode over here at 34 weeks. After finishing little Luca’s nursery this past week (with a ton of help from my pro-DIYer mama), I am excited to share it! Here is Luca’s woodland style nursery with a modern approach to coordinate with the rest of our home.

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All of the furniture is from Rocco’s nursery, so this time it was all about the fun stuff! My vision of a reclaimed wood accent piece kicked off the planning process. The current home decor trend of combining rustic with modern inspired me to create a fun focal point above the changing table dresser. After explaining this idea to my mom one day, she was certain we could bring it to life. The wood is actually leftover from a basement renovation at my parents cabin. My mom and dad put it together and I added the marquee letters and an arrow from local craft stores. I love how it makes the room feel modern yet classic.

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Dreaming of a white Christmas: decor + more

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to get on here and write. As much as I’ve been missing it the past few months, there is a very good reason for my absence…I’m cooking up another baby boy! Baby Luca is coming this February. And with Rocco turning three tomorrow, my 24/7 mom status has kept me busy keeping him busy. Most days I need a nap when he does!

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However, today I have an open afternoon with some banana bread baking in the oven and the perfect opportunity to snuggle behind the computer and chat for a bit. You’d think with Christmas in 10 days I would be baking cookies, but that’s next week!

Speaking of Christmas, decorating the past few years has got me humming the tune “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.” I finally got the white tree I’ve been dreaming of for years and decorated it whimsical to please the eye of my almost three-year-old little guy.

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A rustically sweet maternity shoot: bliss + beauty

My glowing sis-in-law asked me to take some maternity photos for her. With my love for taking pictures and capturing beautiful moments, especially of my family, I was thrilled that she trusted me to do so! I have to admit I was a bit nervous. This was my first attempt at a maternity session and I wanted it to turn out just as she envisioned it. I am happy to say that with this mama-to-be’s pure beauty, the gorgeous location and the magnificent lens my dear friend borrowed me, they turned out better than I imagined. And of course, it was so much fun! Here’s a look at my blissful and beautiful sis-in-law’s rustically sweet maternity shoot.

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Operation Patio Project: stamped concrete + seating

So, I have a good excuse for my lack of posting lately! With summer in session, we decided to start our patio project. Until now, we have not had an outdoor spot to dine or relax, so this is super exciting for me. This project was on the top of our house wish list since we moved in two years ago. We’ve devoted the last month to pulling it together and spending time out there. I love how it turned out and am excited to share some images with you today!

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