Our sweet baby Parker is 3 weeks old this week and I’m heading down this week with my parents and we finally get to lay eyes on this bundle of joy that has joined our family. We couldn’t be more excited to see her in person, I can assure you!
So, here are a few updates from the last 3 weeks for you to enjoy!
Lauren and Philip bring home baby Parker. Stickers, the dog is not looking too happy here. I asked how the dog as handling having a baby around and Lauren said, so far she is totally ignoring her. Hopefully, they will bond as the baby gets older. Stickers is a sweet doggie.
Lauren and baby getting some much needed sleep, I’m sure.
Proud daddy, Philip and baby Parker still at the hospital. Several of you have mentioned how she looks like her daddy and yes, she does. It was a hot topic of conversation while Lauren was pregnant that this baby would more than likely take after the daddy’s side of the family, because those genes are SO strong in the other 2 grandchildren in the family (Philip’s sister’s kids. So, no one was surprised when she came out looking like she did. Luckily, both mom and dad are good looking people, so it’s a win-win either way!
Isn’t she sweet? Those lips, oh how I love those cupid lips.
Caught in a smile, so sweet.
A really good shot of those pouty, perfect lips.
My sister, Renee is still down there and she is one proud grandmother. I also hear there has been major discussions going on as to the right timing on giving Parker a pacifier. Lauren says not yet and the rest of the females in the family down there are saying….give her a pacifier already! We’ll see how that goes.
Parker posed in a basket.
I can’t wait to get down there with my camera too and try to capture some great shots. You can be sure I’ll be sharing all the family happenings in New Orleans when we get back. It will be a major fast trip, but I’m so happy my parents are going down to see her too. I want to take a shot of all 4 generations and get that documented. What a blessing!
Are you as ready for Spring as I am?? Yes, bring it on!
It’s been such an exciting couple of years for me, buying my house almost 2 years ago now. How time flies! Can you believe it was April 2012 when I closed on my house and renovations began?
I can hardly believe that either, but at the time it seemed like 6 months of renovation would never end and now I’ve lived in my house for a … Read More»
I shared with you last week a non-profit called Dwell with Dignity, out of Dallas and the fact that they just completed their very first project here in Atlanta for a mom and her 2 sons. They live in an apartment building and I loved hearing about the new start that this little family will have in this new space. It was very heart-warming to have a small part in this endeavor and even though I … Read More»
Today’s Feature Friday is a new to me blogger, Angela with Unexpected Elegance. Angela has created a warm, cottage feel in her home with lots of rustic accents and a little color thrown into the mix. Like most of us, Angela decorates her home on a budget and has found ways to save money and still get the look she wants by doing a lot of DIY projects along the way.
Her entry has a planked … Read More»
Being in Atlanta, there have been numerous opportunities to work on charity projects around the city and last week, a group of Atlanta bloggers got together for just that purpose. Dwell with Dignity is a non-profit out of Dallas, started by Lisa Robison and Kim Turner, both interior designers who had their own successful businesses before teaming together for Dwell With Dignity. I love their … Read More»
I’m happy once again to be working with Joss and Main on a curated sale for them. This innovative online home décor shopping site has lots of great items to choose from and I have found several things for my own home. Shopping online has become the norm these days and I know many of you don’t have great shopping in your own towns, like we do here in Atlanta, so shopping online for home décor … Read More»
I’m so fortunate to live in a city that has an Ikea and it’s always a treat to go down there and browse. It can take days to see everything, but now I’ve got the lay of the land figured out in my store and know how to navigate. Their stores are set up pretty cool, in that the showroom floor shows their products displayed in room settings so that you can imagine how to use their products in your … Read More»
So, when this year’s Pantone color of the year was announced, Radiant Orchid, did you jump up and down with excitement?
Me neither. In fact, I looked at the color and said, YUCK. It’s definitely not my fave color to decorate a room around. Maybe wear it in clothing or paint my nails with it, but decorating a room? Ummmm, no, I just can’t see it. It took me right back to the 80’s when I … Read More»
Welcome! Thanks for stopping by! I'm Rhoda, from Atlanta, GA and I love decorating and DIY projects. Decorating a home doesn't have to cost a fortune and I've spent years thrifting at antiques markets and yard sales, finding those treasures that make a home unique. I'm here to inspire and encourage other women to find their own inner creativity. Won't you join me?