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Friends, Scottsdale

Teaspressa with Kristin

teaspressa-tea-scottsdale-arizona-locationI met my friend Kristin for a little girl date this past Sunday and it was so lovely. We are HUGE fans of the local pop-up Teaspressa and have been DYING to try her new storefront with Ruze. We would always see Teaspressa at our favorite craft events, including Pineapple Triangle and the Phoenix Flea, and are so happy that she has her own location now where we can enjoy her tea anytime we want (plus it’s literally 5 min from my house!). The pairing with Ruze was a smart move as well .. we loved all the copper undertones (even down to the silverware!!!). Especially Kristin since copper/bronze is such a part of her life color palette (like coral is in mine). We ordered our tea, and some scones, sat and visited, and exchanged our Christmas gifts before heading to the nail salon to pamper ourselves. Kristin also walked away with some gold-coated rose sugar cubes and me a cactus-shaped cookie for Jace face. I love this woman dearly, and that we share in our love for thick paper stock, unique craft projects, and rose colored things. She is truly one of the best, and I always leave feeling inspired and so uncontrollably content. My mind actually feels lighter and happier. Can’t explain it. I simply never want our time to end. The next time you’re in old town, check out the Ruze Cafe House for some Teaspressa!

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Cher Joy

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What brought me joy this last week?? Oh, my! So much! For one, my sister got engaged! And I am of course beyond excited for her and her man Kevin and all the wonderful things that are to come this year for them. She is blowing my mind with all her life changes lately but it’s all amazing and I’m so happy she’s happy!! And I can’t wait to be an Auntie. But first, lots of celebrating and showering to do for this sister of mine. Can’t wait! Congrats sister!!!

A friend sent me the sweetest care package (Kristin!!) this week, to my surprise! Now I just need to find time to pamper myself.  My Birchbox also came in this week, too which is always a treat. Double the beauty this week, yay!

Friday we popped some popcorn and went for a sunset walk on the beach. What a beautiful night. Seeing Jace climb the sand mounds and hit balls, Walker’s skeptical face and beachy pull over, and Rob’s muscles ;) .. can’t get any better if you ask me.

Last but not least, my absolutely lovely tea party baby shower, thrown by my best friend Heather. More to come on that, but she really is the sweetest friend and always makes things so special with her Heather-ly touch. And afternoon tea with my girls was just what I needed. I even washed my hair for it! And now I have lots of diapers for baby #3, which we needed desperately!

Favorites, Jace, Walker

Greek threads

My friend Kristin got these shirts for my boys while she was in Greece last year and I’ve been dying for them to wear them together. Turns out Easter was the best day they could be matching. At church and around town, we felt so European. Almost like we were living in Jesus’ day. And somehow the boys lasted all day in them. Easy breezy material!

Family, Friends, Pregnancy, Scottsdale

Sunday luncheon

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On Sunday my sister threw me a little impromtu sprinkle shower, something small with family and a few of my closest friends. It was seriously the most beautiful day, from start to finish. I originally didn’t want any kind of shower since I really have everything from the first go around, but realized how lovely it was just to have a girls outing to mentally decompress and take a break before the rush of having another at home becomes a reality.

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at home, Pregnancy, Projects, Walker

Part I: A cactus wall for my southwest nursery

One day, on Pinterest or Instagram (where ever) I saw this cactus mural wallpaper. And then I realized that it cost over $400 to purchase enough for one wall. Being who I am, I couldn’t stomach spending that much money on wall paper. Or just really, PAPER. So, I decided to recruit my creative friend Kristin to help me do it myself, by hand! We first tried a stencil on cardboard, but that was going to take all day. Then I decided to just go at it by hand completely. We mixed some of the paint and then started swirling and sponging and dabbing paints over my sketched cactus spears!

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