Friday, July 25, 2014

{My State of Mind} Five on Friday

Whoop whoop! Happy Friday y'all.

And yes, even though I am on maternity leave, I can still get excited about Friday! It was a BIG week around here- I had both boys by myself for the first time AND a little someone turned one month old!

Well, look at me- posting 4 times this week. I think I am back in the saddle again! And it feels great to have the creative juices flowing...

1. First up- did someone say blog makeover? Yeah. That's right! In the midst of hanging with two little guys, I decided it was time to update the blog (again.) And yes, for those of you that have been around awhile, you know I just gave the ol' blog a new look this past spring. But she was ready for something new again. What can I say, a girl's got the right to change her mind. So I did. I love the colorful heading and the crisp white background. I also love that I tackled this makeover myself. DIY girl through and through!

What do you think? How does she look? (and yes, this blog is a SHE! With two boys, this is my place to release my girliness!)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

{Hostess Gift} Summer Fun In a Beverage Tub

Well, since July is just about over, I figured I better squeeze this post in before we are all moving on to fall and back to school projects! :)

In late June, my sweet girlfriends threw me a baby "sprinkle" to celebrate Brooks. It was perfect.

And to thank them for this sweet showering, I put together a Summer Fun In a Tub hostess gift basket.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

{At Home With} Two Purple Couches

Yay! So glad to have you here today! Hopefully yesterday's post was a fun glimpse into the past couple weeks of life on maternity leave. It has been absolutely WONDERFUL bonding with my little man!

Today we are in for some fun! Emily at Two Purple Couches is opening up and sharing some of her favorite projects and tricks of the trade. Emily is a huge support to me and this blog and I so appreciate all of her help over the past year! 

Please enjoy your time "At Home With Two Purple Couches"! 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Motherhood Monday

Good morning, good morning! Did you all enjoy the amaaaazing summer weather over the weekend? Here in Atlanta it felt like fall which was a great treat in the normal sweltering of July! (And as much as I love summer, if I am being totally honest, it got me a little excited for fall.)

Well, it seemed only fitting that I evolve my Maternity Monday series into a Motherhood Monday series! You know that this blog is all about approaching your home as a "state of mind", and not just another item on the to do list. So, these days, I am just in a Motherhood State of Mind! Of course, I am still going to stick mostly to home posts but I can't resist sharing such a big part of my life here too.  

So, here we are. Four weeks into my maternity leave. 
How is that even possible? 

And that also means that we are 25 days into the "Our First 100 Days" fun I have been having on Instagram. (follow along @SouthernHeather) Today you are in for a doozie because I am going to share all of those images with you!

This little self challenge has been a really fun way to document each day of little Brooks life so far. There are about 2500 more photos I have taken, but I know I will enjoy looking back at these 100 images for months to come! Plus it's a really fun way to engage with everyone during the countless hours of nursing!

So, if you are not my mom, sister, cousin or aunt- you have been warned! Baby overload ahead...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

{Summer Style Soiree} Princess Diana

Hello my friends! Today it's all about Princess Diana for our third Summer Style Soiree! I have been looking forward to this one, because I think it might be the most challenging style icon yet! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

{Princess Diana Inspired} DIY Royal Blue Greek Key Mirror

OK, now I KNOW that Princess Diana is not Greek.

But she is Royal. And there is just something about Greek Key that has such a royal feeling. 

I have always loved the Greek Key pattern and this was the perfect excuse to bring a little "royalty" to my home! And since Princess Diana is also known for her royal blue sapphire ring, so of course this mirror is blue. Which is perfect, because you know I have a thing for blue.

Read on to see how I took this old free mirror from drab to super royal fab!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

{At Home With} Being Bianca

Hey, hey, hey!! How is your July going? Things are going great over here! Just been hanging with the little guy- he is already almost three weeks old. He is doing awesome and I am just loving this special time with both of my baby boys!

Thanks again for sticking with me over the past couple of weeks. I actually whipped out a can of spray paint today, and boy did it feel good! I will be back later this week with my Princess Diana Inspired project for the Summer Style Soiree. Hope you will link up your royal project too!

Although the spray paint was flowing today, the creative juices have not fully returned! :) Something about stringing 5 hours of sleep a night together for the past three weeks? So today Brett from Being Bianca is going to keep us in good company. Brett is a fellow Atlantan and sweet as a button. So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy being "At Home With Being Bianca":

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

{At Home With} Rain on a Tin Roof

I am so excited to kick off a new guest series today! I have asked some of my most favorite bloggy friends if they could stop in and keep y'all company while I adjust to being a mommy of two. Be on the look-out to meet some awesome new people!

This week, I can't wait to introduce you to Jenna who is the author at Rain on a Tin Roof. If you've been around here long, you know she is my partner in crime when it comes to the Summer Style Series and my first real blog "friend".She is a pistol and absolutely makes me laugh - girls got sass, and knows how to rock some awesome DIY. 

And don't get me started on that statement necklace she is wearing. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Second Time Around

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Thanks for all of your congrats on the arrival of our Little Mister! What an amazing experience, and SUCH a joy the the second time around!

While I am definitely still not a pro (seeing as how I would need to have 17 more kids to catch up with the Duggars- BTW, I've been logging some serious TV hours nursing the past week!) I am amazed at how much EASIER it is the second time around.  Looking back, I laugh now about what I was so worried about with my first. 

Although I have been through this before, there are a couple things that I completely forgot about from the first time or that I am experiencing for the first time.

1. First of all, I forgot that you leave the hospital looking five months pregnant. Seriously. I was all geared up to get rid of my maternity clothes 5 minutes after this baby came...and um, that ain't happening! It's back to that phase where you are not quite in maternity clothes, but definitely not back to normal clothes. BUT- it's so worth it because look what you get to hold in your arms!