Inspire Me Link-Up: Summer Love

Today's inspiration board prompt is

"Summer Love"

I love everything about summer. Bright colors, swimming, tanning, good food, and yummy drinks! I wish I could live somewhere where it stayed summer weather all year long. That would be heaven!
Photo Credits (clockwise):

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 1. Create your own inspiration-board based on our pre-determined prompt.
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3. Link up your blog post, be social, make new friends and get inspired! 

We will feature our favorite inspiration board on the off-week and announce the prompt for the following week.


Our Days Lately

I used to be one of those girls that got all giggly when I thought about having a baby. Don't get me wrong, I love my little guy to pieces! But, I wish I would have been more prepared for what really comes with the territory. Having a baby is a 24/7 J-O-B. It's constant and never-ending. They need your undivided attention at every waking minute - and this I was not prepared for. 

Right around the time Aiden turned three months old, we finally slipped into somewhat of a routine, of which I was extremely thankful for. Newborns are so unpredictable! The waking up every two hours during the night drove me to the utmost craziness that even sitting in a dark corner binging on toothpaste sounded like a better idea. 

Since I'm the one staying at home with our boy, I'm the one to implement all of our daily rituals. I try my hardest to stay consistent, but sometimes it doesn't prove to be so easy most days. And most of the time I would rather sleep than eat - yeah, it gets that bad.
So, our days start around 11am on most days. We play, I change his diaper and outfit, then he gets a bottle and then about a 30 minute nap.
When he wakes up, we play again, usually incorporating some tummy time. I'll put on some laundry or sweep the floors, then I'll give him another bottle and put him down for another 30 minute nap.
Adam and I workout whenever he gets home from work. Sometimes this is really hard because we don't know if this will fall during Aiden's feeding time or nap time, so our workout either gets interrupted or held off. 
Adam showers (and every other evening Aiden takes a bath with his daddy) then I will take a shower. 
The hardest part of our day is deciding on what we are doing for supper. Yes, I'm one of those horrible housewives' who stay at home all day and don't have dinner ready and waiting on the table when our husbands' get home. I don't cook, and husband loves to, surprisingly. So I let him. 
After we finish eating, Adam usually takes over a feeding and I get a minute to myself.

When Aiden turned three months old, he would eat around 10-11pm and would sleep until about 6-7am! I loved this so much. It felt really, really good to finally get some sleep. But, this didn't last long before he started eating his last bottle of the day around 9pm and he would pass out, then wake back up between 3-4am to eat again. He's made the later a habit and it's driving me crazy! He eats every two hours during the day once we are up for good and it lasts until his last bottle of the night. I'm chalking it up to a growth spurt. I'm crossing my fingers that it will be over with after this week. I seriously hope.


Inspire Me - Dream Home

It's Wednesday which means link-up time over at Life Unpublished! I was asked to be a co-host this week and had the awesome privilege of picking out this week's prompt - "dream home!" I'm super stoked about this one. Even though there are infinite ways I could do this board, I narrowed my picks to my absolute favorite. I love the rustic look and I think it fits for the rooms that are used the most. It has a warm, inviting feel to it. But for the more personal rooms such as the master bedroom and bathroom, I would prefer for them to have a modern, crisp and clean look. Now if only I could win the lottery to build this bad boy!

Photo credits (clockwise)
Kitchen//Wine Cellar//Laundry Room//Girl's Room//Closet//Boy's Nursery//Master Bedroom//Master Bathroom//Pool Bar//Outdoor Kitchen//Outdoor Oasis

Now It’s Your Turn! 

 1. Create your own inspiration-board based on our pre-determined prompt.
2.Grab the html code below & add our button to your blog post. 
3. Link up your blog post, be social, make new friends and get inspired! 

We will feature our favorite inspiration board on the off-week and announce the prompt for the following week.

Inspire Me - I'm a Co-host!

Last week's inspiration board link-up prompt "naturally me" was a little challenging...! Apparently, Chelsea and I were the only two up for the challenge!!! I love that we both used photos from our iPhone's camera roll. In case you missed our inspiration boards last week, I have shared them below. If you would like to see more of our photos, you can also follow us on instagram (links below!).

Follow me on instagram @ chelseadward

Follow Deanne on instagram @ deannedowden

Since Chelsea's partner in crime and dear friend, Elle is unfortunately without internet for awhile, she has asked me to co-host the next link-up with her! And, since I am the first co-host, she thought it would be fun for me to pick the next prompt!

The prompt for next Wednesday's Link-Up is: "Dream Home"

This next prompt will be a fun one! If you are struggling for ideas, I recommend checking out pinterest for inspiration!!!


3 Months

I absolutely can not believe my nugget is already 3 months old! This month has been a whirlwind for sure. He has been super busy learning all kinds of things. I work with him every day to help him get better at lifting his head during tummy time. He can hold his head up pretty well on your lap, but he is pretty lazy when it comes to laying on his belly. He will talk to you all day long. He tries oh so hard to laugh. And he will most definitely cuddle you to death if you let him. Right now we still don't have a set bedtime routine. We give him a bath every other day and I put him in bed with me around 10-11pm.

Another month has come and gone and I can't wait to see what kind of excitement this next month will bring. I'm looking forward to all of the new milestones he reaches and the new things he will learn. I absolutely love being a stay at home mom and watching Aiden grow a little more each and every day.

Sleeping patterns: He has started sleeping about 8 hours at night. Every now and then he will get up around 4am and eat. Usually, though, he gets up at 7-8am and goes back to sleep. Then he will wake up again at 11am to eat and he is up for the day with a few short naps during the day.

Eating habits: He is still eating anywhere between 4-6 ounces at a time.

My accomplishments: He has completely developed his social smile and he coos and gurgles all of the time. He is such a ham! He is also getting much better at lifting his head during tummy time.

Places I went: Lots of trips back to our hometown and out to eat a couple of times!

Special memories: Any time I get to watch him interact with his grandparents. He loves talking to you!

Likes: Staring at the light, cuddling, talking to you, playing in his bouncer, listening to me sing songs to him, playing with his daddy. He is in such a sweet stage and I love every bit of it!

Dislikes: He hates when his diaper is wet and still has zero patience for waiting on me to make his bottle. He hates to be alone, but I try a little every day to get him to learn how to be on his own.

Aiden didn't have a well baby check up this month, so all of my measurements are estimated, but I think I got close enough.

>>>>> 3 Months <<<<<
Height - 26.5 inches long
Weight - 13 pounds