Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Graham Michael Cousar

Our sweet baby boy is here!  Graham was born on Thursday, July 12th at 7:09 pm and weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 21 and 1/4 inches long.  Big boy with a head full of blond hair!  Here are some pictures to share from the special day.

Ready for our big day!
Right after the epidural
Already in love!  Holding our baby for the first time.
Family of 3!
Our sweet boy!

Heading home

We are so thankful for Graham and praise God for an easy labor/delivery and a healthy baby boy!  

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


The nursery is complete...for now!  I'm sure I will change things up a bit once Graham is here and add some pictures but am happy with how everything came together.  

Crib:  Jenny Lind, Bedding:  Serena & Lily Sprout

Chevron Animal Prints:  ZeppiPrints, Keep Calm Wooden Sign:  WordWhipped, White Frame:  Local Antique Store, Grey Frames:  Purchased from Hobby Lobby and Painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen

Glider/Rocker:  Best Trinity Chair, Chevron Ottoman:  aletafae, Drapes:  White linen fabric purchased from fabric.com, Greek Key Border Fabric purchased from Premier Fabric, Made by a local lady in Southaven

Twin Bed: Grandparent's basement (got to love free!) painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen with Soft Wax, Wooden Cross:  Hobby Lobby, Euro Sham Cover:  TeaOliveLiving, Lumbar Throw Pillow:  SweetDreamsBedding

Bedside Table:  Garden Ridge, Bowl:  Anthropologie, Lamp:  TJ Maxx with shade from the Lamp Shade House in Memphis, Wooden Frame:  Gift

Changing Table/Dresser:  Young America Ma Marie Single Dresser  Rug:  Dash and Albert, Mirror:  Marshall's, Changing Pad Cover: SweetDreamsBedding, Lamp:  TJ Maxx with Burlap Shade from Lamp Shade House

Now we are just waiting on Graham's arrival in about 7 weeks!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Peach Cobbler

I am WAY behind on the blog but I have a lot of things to catch up on.  First up is this YUM-O Peach Cobbler recipe from Southern Living I made last night.  Not sure if I have ever made a peach cobbler before but this recipe is super easy and delicious and I will definitely be making it again, soon.  I cut the sugar down by 1/2 cup because my peaches were very sweet.  Also I suggest serving with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream!

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar, divided
1 tablespoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup milk
4 cups fresh peach slices
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Ground cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Melt butter in a 13x9 inch baking dish

Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt; add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.  Pour batter over butter (do not stir).

Bring remaining 1 cup sugar (or 1/2 cup) peach slices, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly; pour over batter (do not stir).  Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg, if desired.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until golden brown.  Serve cobbler warm or cool.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring Trend: Color Blocking

Color blocking made a come back last Spring/Summer but it's even more prominent in stores now. Below are some great way to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe.

Colored jeans are everywhere and there are very affordable options at Old Navy and Target.  

Shorts with a bright top and blazer

Lots of adorable Spring Dresses

Ark & Co Colorblock Dress, Anthropologie Striated Maxi, Forever 21 Swing Dress, BCBG Maxi Dress, Loft Colorblock Shift, BCBG Louella Dress, Dillard's GB Colorblock Dress

Adding a pop of color with accessories

Anthropologie Ramparts Bib Necklace, DSW Red by Marc Ecko Handbag, Bloomingdale's Piraya Sandals, Tory Burch Amanda Handbag, Kate Spade Stella Lipstick Heels, Anthropologie Willemstad Necklace, Sam Edelman Flats

Happy Spring!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Nursery Progress Part II

I have had fun picking out things for little Graham's nursery.  After finding out we were having a boy, I decided to still stick with the mostly neutral theme but also add in a few boyish colors.  The colors I decided to go with are green and navy and I love how it is looking so far!

The paint color is Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray. I ordered a Jenny Lind crib in white from Baby Time in Memphis.  The crib bedding I decided to go with is Serena and Lily Nursery Basics in Sprout.  

I picked up the middle frame from a local antique store, covered foam board in burlap and ordered the wooden letter online.  The two animal prints were purchased from the Etsy store ZeppiPrints.  I purchased the wooden frames and mats from Hobby Lobby and framed them myself. 

Close up of the bedding:

I have everything ordered so it should be ready around the first of May so I can relax until baby Graham makes his debut mid-July! 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring Shoes

Here are some that I am loving right now.

1.  Steve Madden Bethanyy Sandals - - Dillard's
2.  Mixed Media Heels - - Anthropologie
3.  Vince Camuto Kastern Sandals - - Dillard's
4.  Matisse Ipanema - - Piperlime
5.  Michael Kors Vail - - Piperlime

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

19 1/2 weeks

I have had several people request a "bump" picture so here I am in sunny FL at 19 and 1/2 weeks:

Not much to see yet but I'm sure there will be more of a "bump" in the weeks to come.