Friday, August 26, 2011

Apartment Therapy-we're LIVE!!

Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to get in touch with the talented Leah Moss of the blog Moss Eclectic.  She and her husband have two beautiful daughters and just welcomed a son to their family earlier this spring, so I even got some great mom tips!  She is an amazing interior designer, DIY'er, blogger, mom, an Apartment Therapy contributor, and an all around joy to be around, please go visit her blog!

We were so excited and flattered to have her shoot our house & garden a few weeks ago.  I was a bundle of nerves preparing for the big day, being 9 months pregnant probably only made me more OCD-ha!  Leah was cool, calm and so sweet to work with.  I've attached the link to our house tour, so please stop by and check it out.

Image via Leah Moss

This is the first time we've really shown off our house, so be kind :)  I'm going to post some before and after's in the coming weeks.  Now that you've seen the final product, stay tuned and please let me know what you think!  And Leah, thank you SO much for coming and for the beautiful write up, we hope to see you soon!


Something To Celebrate!!

So I've been an inconsistent blogger as of late...and here is my reason...
We are thrilled to welcome the newest additon to our family.
Graham Hunter Strunk
Born 8-14-11
8:54 a.m.
7lbs. 10oz.

We are SO in love and are adjusting well.  He's an amazing sleeper and quite the hungry little guy.  I never knew you could love someone so much.  He's filled our life with so much joy, so we're going to enjoy every second with him!  I will be doing posts while I'm home on maternity leave so please do stay tuned!

Wishing you all a great week & please come back to check in!


Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy Birthday!

No, don't worry, there's no baby to report...yet...but today marks the start of the August Birthday's in my life.  My sweet husband Greg was born today and I am SO thankful to his parents (photo below) for bringing him into the world.
Chris, Susan, Greg and I
Christmas in Naples, FL

Greg, you have made the past 7+ years of my life wonderful in so many ways and I can't imagine my life without you.

You make traveling and exploring new places so much fun.  Plotting and planning are only second to spending every day of vacations with you!
Honeymoon, St. Lucia 
Honeymoon, St. Lucia

Family weddings are always a fun adventure and never boring! 

Cousins wedding
Charleston, SC

You inspire me even more to love the outdoors, nature and animals!  And you MAY even talk me into owning enough acreage one day to have chickens...

Company picnic (Bosses' chickens)

You have made me laugh so many times I've lost count!  Thank you for having a huge heart and an even greater sense of humor.
Eric and Greg
BOW Winery
Eric, Hallie, Amy & Greg
BOW Winery 
Neal, Greg, JR
Barring it up

You have pushed yourself (and me) to try new things we didn't think we could accomplish but did!
After completing our first triathlon

I can't wait to share this next chapter of our life together, you're going to make a wonderful father I can't wait to share even more years with you-300+ still left on our "lease"?
Yesterday-post birthday brunch at my parents house (9 1/2 months)

You are the best friend and partner a girl could ask for.
Happy Birthday bug, I love you!!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Giraffe on the brain

So without showing you the nursery just yet (SOOON I promise!!) this gives you a HINT into our little one's new lair...

I found these adorable notecards from Magpie Lovely that I may have to order to be used as future thank you notes from our little guy.  I mean I do want a polite and proper baby boy after all, and everyone needs their own stationery!  What do you think?  Too much for a boy?  Or too adorable to pass up?

I'm thinking of going with Pool, so please let me know what you think!  I don't want to be "that mom" that overburdens her children with thank you's, but I do think they'd be nice to have on hand when the time comes.  I love handwritten notes and think it's an important art to pass on!