Well, this post is definitely long overdue! A lot happened between April and the current end of summer, so I kept putting off posting the rest of these Iceland photos. Honestly, we still haven’t even gone through the Iceland photos on our nicer camera. Turns out getting ready for a baby is really quite busy. 😉 So, before I forget all of our Iceland tips, I figured I’d go ahead and share the rest of our Iceland photos from my iPhone for those wanting to travel to Iceland in the near future. In this post, I’ll talk about our Golden Circle Tour, which tour company we used and specific stops along the way. If you missed Iceland Part 1 or Part 2, check them out!
If you didn’t catch my first Utah post, be sure to check it out for my recommendations on what to do in Salt Lake City and Park City. One of my favorite things we did in Utah was take a trip to Mirror Lake. It was a gorgeous 45-60 minute drive, easy for all of our family members (who were a variety of ages) and so much fun. We were able to walk around the lake and get some beautiful photos of the scenery. On our way to Mirror Lake, we stopped at the Samak Smoke House for a bathroom break, beef jerky and other goodies. We took our time on the drive up to Mirror Lake, admiring the scenery, stopping for photos and getting out to explore Upper Provo Falls.
At the beginning of August, we spent about a week in Park City with a day trip to a National Park and a day trip to Salt Lake City. Matt’s cousin lives in Utah, so we brought most of Matt’s family along for this adventure. This was new for us, because we’re used to traveling just the two of us, so it was fun to have others along with us. We absolutely loved Park City and thought it was a nice break from the blistering blazing Georgia heat that we experience in August. The weather in Park City was perfect. We found tons to do and lots of other cool places to access from Park City. Here are a few tips for a budget friendly, summer adventure in Utah!
Two weeks ago, Matt and I headed south to Florida for a weekend getaway in St. Augustine. One of our friends was getting married there, so we figured it would be a good mini babymoon. I’ve been coming to St. Augustine for school trips or with my family since I was a kid, but hadn’t been back in three or four years. The beaches are beautiful, the downtown is cute and there are lots of things to do. We decided to stay at the adorable and cozy At Journey’s End Bed & Breakfast. If you’ve never tried out a bed and breakfast, I highly recommend giving one a try. There’s something about staying in a cute old home and having an incredible breakfast prepared for you in the morning. I’m a big fan! Also, my favorite part of this weekend getaway was that we got to see my parents and brother for the afternoon on one of the days we were in St. Augustine. Living away from family is hard sometimes, so these times we get to see each other are all the more special.
I went to this really awesome antique store a few weeks back with my friend, Kristin, and purchased this antique side table! For those in the Atlanta area, it’s called Woodstock Market Antiques. I loved it so much despite its quirks and all the things that make antiques so fun. I loved the blue color, but it clashed with our nursery walls so I decided to use my trusty chalk paint and paint it white! Here are the before and afters.
For a couple of years now, I’ve had this somewhat plain lamp and lampshade that’s sort of made its way to several different rooms. It turns out that this lamp was just waiting to be used as a nursery lamp and needed a little extra help. So, here’s my DIY lampshade tutorial on how to make your plain old lampshade a little bit fancier.
Yay for more nursery projects!! My last project was a DIY Baby Mobile, if you’d like to check it out. I’ve always been a huge etsy fan, but especially for art work and prints to hang just about anywhere in my house. I wanted to share a couple of cute etsy shops and show you where I found some of my favorite prints for the baby’s room!
I keep seeing these really adorable pacifier clips, but I thought I could probably attempt to make them myself! So, I did a little research and found out that they’re not so difficult to make. Also, one clip costs about $20, but you can make almost 20 clips for the same price. Here’s my tutorial on how to make your very own braided and bead pacifier clips.
Over the last few days, I’ve had some time to do a few nursery projects! One of them was a fabric mobile I saw on Pinterest and etsy. I figured it looked easy enough to make and it turned out super cute. I’m excited to show you guys what it looks like once it’s hung up in the nursery. Here’s my step-by-step directions for making this super easy and adorable fabric ribbon mobile!
Step 1: Search your local craft store, Walmart or home craft bin to find the perfect ribbon and fabric for your mobile. I like choosing a variety of ribbon types so you get some dimension and variation. You’ll want to decide on your nursery colors first. I went with pinks, yellow, turquoise, greens. I wanted her room to be feminine and cheery. Continue reading
The heat has really been kicking up lately here in Georgia and my belly has been growing by the day. With our first baby on the way and so many fun things to do in Georgia, I made it my mission this summer to make the most of all these cool adventure spots. I also wanted to scout out future places to take this baby next summer when she’s been out in the world for a few months. 😉 With the help of friends, I’ve been knocking things off my summer to-do list. Two things I really wanted to do this summer were visit Berry Patch Farms and the Anderson’s Sunflower Fields. They did not disappoint and neither did a few afternoons spent with my sweet friend, Kristin (who sweetly took most of these photos)!
At the end of this post, you can shop this look and find a few of my other summer recommendations. Also, I’ll be doing a post soon about my favorite summer maternity items!