Friday, June 28, 2013

Confessional Fridays

Today I am linking up with Leslie over at A Blonde Ambition for her weekly 'Confessional Fridays'  This weeks topic is Pet Peeves!  Oh my goodness I think we could all use a good rant every once in awhile.  So here it goes :)

1. People who are late! Oh my goodness I think it must of been how I was raised but to me being on time in running behind.  Being a manager most of my career being late is a non-negotiable!  when you are counting on someone to be on-time for a shift and then they are late it delays everyone else.  I guess I just hate waiting on people; as if I don't have other things to do :)  Rant #1 over :)

2. On the same line as people who are late, what about appointments that are not on-time. I think I experience this the most at the doctors office!  I swear doctors are never on-time.  Why have an appointment time scheduled if they aren't going to be there at that time anyways!  If we as the patient are late, oh man we pay for it, either by the office cancelling our appointment or charging us a late fee.  I think we should be the ones charging the late fee.  In all fairness it isn't just at the doctors office, but appointments in general!

3. Leaving the toilet seat up!  Come on ladies are you with me on this one?  I despise when my husband leaves the toilet seat up!  I think in the past month it may be slightly getting better now that baby Emmy is almost mobile....thank goodness!

4. Cell Phones!  Okay I realize we live in an age of techy gadgets and cell phones are a way of life but there is a time and place; at the check out counter or at work meetings I think they are out of place.

So what are some of your Pet Peeves?  Come join the link up here

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend :)


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Obsessed with Wednesdays-Reality T.V.

Okay so I have to say that I have a little problem with secretly loving what my husband likes to call 'crap' television.  My favorites are anything on the Bravo channel and my new addiction is the HGTV channel.  For me it is like living vicariously through my television :)
 I have to admit I don't have much time to watch t.v. but that is the joys of having a DVR that records them for you when I do get a moment to have some background noise :)
Some of the shows I love to glue myself to are any of the 'The Real Houswives' shows (guilty pleasure I know) Currently it is the ladies from Jersey and the O.C.  I tell you these ladies are crazy and not too sure why I can't stop watching it.  It is like watching a train wreck on t.v. every week!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

The Real Housewives of Orange County

I am also loving the HGTV channel.  Oh my goodness I love the 'Property Brothers'.  I wish that they would come remodel a house for me :) My husband is always telling my that my dreams and wants in a home are unrealistic to our budget :(  This is exactly what this show is all about.  The brothers show potential home buyers the house of their dreams and then tell them how out of budget it is.  They then show them 'fixer-uppers' that are within their budget and show them how with a little TLC and remodel how they can turn it into the home owners dream house!

The other show I like is 'House Hunters'.  I love seeing what different cities and countries have to offer for homes.

So what are your guilty pleasure T.V. shows?


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Baby style

Okay I have to admit that I LOVE having a girl!  I love the fact that I can dress her up like a little doll and put big flowers on her head :)  Anyways, I thought I would share a few pictures of Miss Emmy from this morning. 
Disclaimer-Emery has become such a little mover these days that it is hard to get her to sit still long enough to take a quick picture. The Bumbo chair is helpful most of the time but she like to try and wiggle her way out of that too!

Outfit from Carters- Purchased at the Outlet can find similar pieces online
Headband from Jameson Monroe on Etsy- Custom 'Anchors Away' collection. Similar here 2013 ANCHORS AWAY Collection - Perfect for Birthdays, Weddings, Holidays, Spring, Summer, Newborn, Photo props, Family Photos
Isn't this headband adorable!  If you know me you know that little Miss Emmy always has a flower or bow on her head.  Poor baby only gets a bald head at home and when she sleeps :)  My husband thinks I'm crazy but I just can't resist the cuteness!!!


Friday, June 21, 2013

FIVE ON FRIDAYS-Summer time Love

Okay so I am trying to do a link up for the 'Five On Fridays' This will be my first time trying it out so here it goes ;)

1.Summer BBQ's- I love that the weather is finally starting to get nicer here in the Pacific Northwest and it is finally time to uncover the BBQ and start grilling up some deliciousness! 

2. Family Vacations- This summer we are making the trip east to visit family and staying at the lake. Traveling with a baby (more on that coming soon) should be interesting but we are excited nonetheless :) 

3. Time for some color- If you live where I do you will understand that most of the year it rains and we don't see much of the sun.  My skin starts to glow a pasty white (scary I know :)  Anyways, I love using this Jergens Natural Glow lotion.  It gives me just the right amount of color without looking orange and it now comes in an 'odor free' formula so you don't smell like a tanning bed!

4. Swimming Suits- I cannot wait to put the mini in these cute little swim suits!  I could die they are so cute, and with her chubby rolls oh my goodness it is going to be so cute.  I purchased these a couple months ago from Carter's. The one at the bottom is for this sassy mom of course.  I have never really been a bikini bod and this suit from Target is retro inspired and very figure flattering.
1-Piece Ruffle Swimsuit
Beach Darling
Merona® Women's 1-Piece Swimdress -Black Quick Information
5. Summer time fun with friends!  Overall I am just looking forward to spending some good old fun times with our friends.  I am thinking happy hours on the waterfront sound amazing right now :) Below is one of my favorite local spots McMenamins on the Columbia.  Great happy hour that has local brews and wines.

Cheers to a great weekend!

Hugs, Darcy

Fashion Friday: Summer pictures-Mommy and baby style

So we have pictures this weekend and I have been piecing together what to wear.  I purchased this fun Maxi dress from Target a couple weeks ago and thought it would be perfect for our outdoor mini sessions.  I want something fun, relaxed and comfortable.  I love black because it is slimming but have to add a pop of color, so I was thinking in my jewelry and some cute wedges :)  For Emmy I love this little Romper also from Target.  I cannot wait to meet up with the amazing Miss Whitney Summers again and will post some images and our final outfits in coming weeks! What is your summer fashion style?

Summer pictures-Mommy and baby style

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Obsessed with Wednesday's-Online Shopping

So every Wednesday I hope to blog about things I am 'obsessed' with, whether it be my personal favorites, Emmy's favorites, or just things I am loving at the moment. 

This week I thought I would start with a new favorite obsession; Online Shopping!  I tell you, since I became a new mom I have a new found love for doing things online; especially shopping!  I use to hate shopping online.  I am the one who would love to just go browse and try things on, a total hands on person.  Once I had Emery that all changed.  It is work now to leave the house to even go grocery shopping let alone any other kind of shopping.  I am sure if you are a mom you understand what I am talking about.  While I was on maternity leave and Emmy (as a newborn) was sleeping I would love to go onto Etsy and Amazon and find cute baby stuff.  I think Chad was happy when I finally did go back to work so that I could support this new found obsession :)  Below are just a couple of my online shopping sites I love to stalk and a few of my new purchases.

Etsy- A favorite of mine for all things handmade.  I love shopping on Etsy for gifts for friends and family and I buy a TON of stuff for Emmy (mostly headbands :)

My favorite shop for Emmy's headbands is Jameson Monroe.  They make the cutest headbands. They will make you a custom order based on what you are looking for as well.  Chelsea and Megan are beyond amazing and great to work with. I am in love with everything they make.  I have more headbands from them than I would like to admit to.  Check their page out here:

Here is a Custom headband they made for Emmy's first birthday pictures (yes I am already planning every detail ).  I absolutely love how it turned out. 

NEW Paris Chic II- Perfect for Birthdays, Weddings, Holidays,  Newborn, Photo props, Family Photos
Amazon- I love Amazon because they sell pretty much everything you could need or want, and their prices are normally better than you can find anywhere else.  A lot of stores like Target now will price match Amazon.  If you have Amazon Prime, which I highly recommend if you order a lot like I do, you get FREE two-day shipping and returns! (Note: make sure to check if the order is shipped through Amazon or is on a back order because this could delay your 2 day ship which I just recently discovered)  Yes Please!  They also now offer free online streaming of movies and tv shows which is a nice bonus. Here are a couple things I just recently ordered :)

GroopDealz- Oh man!  This site is addicting!!!! I found this site through Jameson Monroe, of course :)  They started having deals on some of their headbands on this site, and I have been obsessed ever since!  This site offers daily deals on fun things like baby stuff , jewelry, clothes and other miscellaneous things that I probably don't need :) Here are a couple of my favorites.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Blog Lovin

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Week in Review

Well last week was crazy busy as always but good :)  Monday was my 30 something birthday!  My husband spoiled me with some nice goodies that I had been eyeing.  He got me this fabulous Michael Kors watch that I absolutely LOVE and a new Coach bag for my upcoming trip.  I was in need of a cross body purse since I will be flying with a baby and a diaper bag full of stuff.  I had my eye on the Coach 'Hippie' purse for awhile, but knew I really didn't need another Coach bag. My husband knows me too well and to my surprise got the exact one I wanted of course :)  I then came home from work to a nice dinner already prepared and set-up.  I tell you know-a-days with a baby the evenings are crazy and having dinner already made by the time I got home was wonderful!

The weekend was also busy with Father's Day and errands.  Saturday I took our fur baby Griffin to the poochie parlor for a much needed hair cut (he looks so handsome after a hair-cut:) Sunday we went to see the new Superman with Chad's family and then had everyone over to the house for a BBQ.  Overall, it was a successful weekend but as always over too quick. 


Friday, June 14, 2013

First Ever Blog!

Welcome to my first ever blog :) 

My name is Darcy and I live in the Great Northwest with my wonderful loving husband and beautiful baby girl.  I am a girly, girl by heart and love my high heels!  I love reading other 'mommy blogs' and figured it was time for me to join the world of blogging.  I have no experience writing a journal of sorts online but I am excited to make this my own.  I hope that with time it will be become like many of my favorites :) 

I first have to say thank you to a fellow new mommy blog friend Amber Massey :)  She is the one that has given me some mindful advise about the world of blogging.  Thank you Amber for your kind words, encouragement and inspiration throughtout this process.  I LOVE her blog and stalk it on a regular basis! You should definitely check her out here

I hope to blog about my life and everything that I love.  This year has been a year of new beginnings and growth for me on a personal and professional level.  I had a baby in October and took on a completely new career in May.  Needless to say life has been crazy, but good :) I am so grateful to God each and everyday for giving me such a wonderful life and family.

Here's to sharing my world and I hope you enjoy!

This is my beautiful baby girl Emery Marie.  These are her 8 month pictures that I snapped on my phone.  I have been doing a month to month series in her chair to show her growth.  She is growing like a weed and I cannot believe how quickly time is flying by!!!  I think I am biased, but she is such a doll baby.  Don't get me wrong she can be a challenge at times but I love her nonetheless :)