1.23.2011

weeks five & six

I can't believe that we've already come this far! Baby girl is getting so big! She'll be seven weeks already this Wednesday! Amazing!

It seems like just yesterday she was this tiny little angel who had just been born.... ♥

* week five *

* week six *


She's even already smiling... 

love & cupcakes, 
elissa

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cupcakes!

We stopped by Kohl's today to look at the Valentines Day stuff... So awesome! Check out all the cute cupcake stuff I got!




There are some placemats, a towel and a potholder as well, but I didn't find time to grab pictures of those yet... Hopefully soon!

Such cuteness! I can't wait until Valentines Day... It's my favorite holiday ever!

love & cupcakes,
elissa

1.17.2011

books i've read... [so far]

In my quest to read more books this year, I've already finished two out of the twenty.... I like to read "fluffy" books, so don't judge my choices, please! ♥

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
and...

Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn
Any suggestions for future reading material???


love & cupcakes, 
elissa

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1.06.2011

a year in weeks...

I can't believe that Scarlett is already four weeks old! Where has the time gone?!?!

Inspired by John and Sherry at Young House Love, I wanted to document how fast Scarlett is growing up, so we're taking a photo of her each Wednesday for the rest of this year - all posed in a onesie and in her bassinet next to her beloved seahorse. 

Here are the first four weeks...♥

[week one]

[week two]

[week three]

[week four]

Time is flying!!!

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elissa

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Here is my first photo of the day for this year.... I'll play catch up and post all the other photos of the day right in a row, too. 

[PS - I just had a baby so don't be surprised if most of these shots are of her... She's just so darn cute!] ♥

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elissa

22 before 2012

In light of it being a new year and all, I thought it would be nice to make myself a list of goals for this year. Since I generally don't make resolutions and those rare ones that I do make often get broken almost immediately, I figured that my list of goals had better be things that I can stick to and actually want to do, for the most part. Nicole posted a picture on her Facebook page of her "Thirty before Thirty list that got me all inspired [so don't be surprised if my list looks similar...] but since my birthday is just around the corner, I thought I would be nice and give myself an entire year to knock my list out...

Here they are [in no particular order]:
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* Dye my hair a brighter red again [it used to be fire-engine red but it's been so long...]
* Read 20 books [already on my way!]
* Take one picture each day [I'll be posting these so you can all track my progress!]
* Start going to church again
* Bake cupcakes at least once a month
* Complete at least one crafty project each week
* Get at least one tattoo from my [ever-growing] list!!!
* Make a new friend
* See my friends more often [I miss you guys!]
* Sing!
* Blog more often!
* Take a family vacation
* Journal
* Keep up on Scarlett's baby book [and don't forget all about it at the six month mark like so many other people have]
* Put something in my Etsy shop!
* Build something
* Be ready for Christmas before December rolls around
* Have date night once a week
* Take more walks
* Workout more!
* Start Scarlett's college fund
That about sums up my list.... 
What are your plans for 2011???

love & cupcakes, 
elissa

1.03.2011

happy new year!

It's 2011! Happy New Year!

It's been quite a new year for us so far... So different with a little one around. But so amazing.



I have some fun stuff planned for this year so stay tuned...

love & cupcakes,
elissa