B&B Miscellaneous || November 2017

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In my second B&B Miscellaneous installment I will continue to share little tidbits about my life lately, things I like, do, want, etc. Hope you enjoy getting to know me a little better!  If you’d like to see more, check out my first installment.

B&B Miscellaneous || September 2017

Beauty, Broncos, Denver, Fall, Family, fashion, Football, Footwear, lifestyle, Motherhood, NFL, Parenting, Sweater Weather

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I thought sharing little tidbits about my life lately, things I like, do, want, etc. might be a fun way for you guys to get to know me a little better. So here goes:

Family Photos

Denver, Family, fashion, lifestyle, Motherhood, Parenting, Style, summer

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We recently had some family photos taken and I’m obsessed with how they turned out.  We used a local photographer Libby Felche who is so nice, it made taking pictures with a sleepy 1-year-old easy. 

The Prettiest Lavender Eyelet Top

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I recently picked up THE prettiest top on sale at J.Crew.  I live for summer and love to pair pretty tops with distressed denim jean shorts.  It’s my go-to combination for easy, chic outfits.

Baby Boy’s First Birthday Party

Birthday Celebration, Decor, Denver, Entertaining, Family, fashion, lifestyle, Motherhood, Parenting, summer

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I recently started reading the 5 Love Languages and although I’m not very far into the book, I’m wondering if there is a “Making A Big Deal Out of Milestones, Events and Parties” love language?!  Because if so, that’s me to a T.  I live to celebrate the special occasions in life… baby showers, birthday parties, bachelorette parties… sign me up!  I will pin ideas, craft decorations, and be the first one there.

Carter’s first birthday party was no exception, and actually my inner party-planner took over and relished in the experience. 

Happy First Birthday Baby Boy

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We’ve rocked countless hours,
Counted life in weeks and months.
I’ve kissed your cheeks,
your toes,
your Buddha belly,
your rolling thighs,
your fingertips a million times,
maybe more.

I turned thirty, just weeks before you turned one.
I got my first gray hair, while you grew a full head.
You’ve laughed while I cried and I you.
I’ve lost sleep, tracked milestones, snapped countless pictures, and stared at you in complete awe.
You are the best and hardest thing I have ever done.

My heart has grown and exploded with a love I’ve never known.

I have loved every minute of this first year and cherish being your mommy.  Love watching you grow and learn.  Love seeing your budding personality.  Love your infectious laughter. Love your (still) toothless grin. Love your wispy, uneven hair.

I yearn to keep you little but am excited for what’s in store.  You’ll accomplish great things little one and I’ll be here, next to you, watching, cheering, celebrating.

Happy birthday baby boy.

Love,
Mom

A New Mom’s Must-Haves for The First Year

Family, fashion, lifestyle, Motherhood, Nursery, Parenting

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My baby’s first birthday is a week from today and although I have no idea how that happened, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to list my must-haves for the first year as a new mom.  Since parenting is a moving target, I don’t use all of these things now but at some point in the past twelve months I’ve desperately needed each of these items and have been so grateful for their existence.  Whether it was bouncing my newborn to sleep on an exercise ball (which just so happens to be a fab ab workout), soothing diaper rash or testing my breast milk to make sure it was safe for my little to drink after a glass (or two) of wine.  See my favorites as a first-time mom!

XO, Libby

Winter White

Accessories, Denim, Denver, Family, fashion, lifestyle, Motherhood, Parenting, Sweater Weather, Winter

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Give your winter wardrobe a break from black and a breathe of fresh air with all white! Now that our February heat wave has come to a halt and there should be a light dusting of snow in Denver today, it’s the perfect time to try the monochromatic color coding in a palette of winter white.

Boho Embroidered Blouse

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I have been feeling a little bummed out with my lack of blogging lately.  It’s a creative outlet that I really enjoy and one which let’s me express my musings – typically involving fashion, family, travel and the not-so-occasional glass of bubbly.  With an infant at home it’s just plain hard to find time to write.

A Subtle Safari Nursery

Decor, Family, fashion, Motherhood, Nursery, Parenting

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Carter’s nursery is a subtle safari theme perfect for the wide-eyed and curious little boy that he is. I filled the room with dark furniture, cream accents and lots of animals.  The nursery may be pretty neutral but I had a lot of fun filling it and I couldn’t be happier with how the end product turned out.