Instant Replay

Here's what life has been like this week:


+ Monday we put on some music (Rosi Golan's "Lead Baloon" album) and cleaned the entire house top to bottom while Toby napped. Something about cleaning is so therapeutic to me. Plus having a clean house is like the cherry on top!

+ We all hopped into the car and drove over to Belle Meade to scout for some photo locations. We poked around, looked at all the pretty houses, and listened to Toby say over and over "Are we going to the park to take pictures?" (so cute!). If there's one thing that kid loves, it's the park. It's so fun to watch him play with his "friends".

+ Tuesday I had coffee with Katie and Jessica of Porter Flea, and Elizabeth from Stockroom Vintage over at the new Barista Parlor here in East Nashville. It was a quaint little place and really cute. I actually didn't drink any coffee but we talked about next month's Porter Flea coming up. Hope you local guys and gals can make it! Honeybean will be in full swing :) (June 16th, 11am to 6pm at Marathon Music Works in midtown)

+ Tuesday was a very sleepy day for this household. I don't know if it was because we tend to be go, go, go! all the time or what, but Toby rocked his naptime for a solid 3 hours, and Mike and I may or may not have slipped back into bed during that time, too. Luckily we were able to get everything done that we needed to that day, but this whole house was just zonked.


+ I also picked up a few new design clients on Tuesday and have been hard at it all week. I'm trying to mentally (and financially) prepare myself for not taking on many (if any) clients for June. It's going to be the most insane month for us and just thinking about it gets me all worked up! haha Luckily almost everything that needs to be done come June is awesome, just exhausting!

+ Wednesday was full of a lot of design work and then that's when I decided to start watching Gossip Girl. Mike was in the living room editing some photos from a recent shoot and admitted after the first episode that it looked interesting. He likes anything with drama in it, though I think we both still prefer shows like White Collar, Burn Notice, and NCIS. We watched GG the entire time Toby napped!


+ After he woke up on Wednesday we loaded up in the car and headed over to Radnor Lake in Brentwood. We drove into the Natural Area, parked our cars and took off walking. Toby loved all of the frog sounds, the "animals in the trees", the deer, and the lake. He also had a blast racing us back to the car. A sundress + slippery flats don't make the best running shoes, but we had so much fun.


+ Once we wrapped up at the lake we headed over to Ivey Cake for some cupcakes (and we managed to eat 1 then toss the rest. They're SO/too sweet. The idea of cupcakes intrigues me, but I almost never really enjoy them haha So twisted). I bonded with the shop girl over Jeffrey Campbell shoes for a while. Love talking about shoes! Makes me really feel like I need to wear mine soon. Then we headed over to Target for some errands. An exciting day, I know! We came home and Mike made a delicious dinner and once Toby was cleaned up and tucked in for bed (he was worn out!), we picked up where we left off on GG. Such a guilty pleasure, but I'm glad Mike doesn't mind watching it! 


+ Yesterday was a pretty uneventful day outside of the house, less doing some yard work and whatnot. Toby helped us plant some flowers in the yard and he had a blast. He loves using his little shovel and he loves watering the plants. After we did that we played tee-ball for a little while using a makeshift tee. (A copper birdfeeder pipe, some bricks and potting soil in a pot! It worked!) We're going to go get him a real tee so he can practice. He has the perfect personality for team sports -- he gets along with everyone and loves being social. We're excited to enroll him... just wish it'd hurry up and get here! :P After that we headed over to Kayce's to drop off some photos we shot of her little family a few weeks ago. We were so proud of them. I'll share more of them soon!

+ Today is for tidying up, more location scouting and park playing, and preparing for my parents to come up tomorrow to start setting up a fence in the backyard for Toby and the pups. Inevitably we'll end up playing more tee-ball I'm sure. It's so sweet to watch him get so excited about hitting the ball. He's got a pretty good arm for a 3 year old, too!

+ A small but awesome victory in our house: Toby is totally taking to potty training. Less one accident I think, he's totally nailed it this week. Every morning he wakes us up with "Daddy I have to go pee. Daddy I gotta go potty" We bought him big boy undies and everything. So so so proud of him! Life is a lot easier with a toddler who knows to tell you he has to potty haha.

Happy weekend, y'all!

24 comments:

  1. i think i'm gonna have to leave work right now to go get a cupcake. i'll tell my boss it's your fault. sound good?

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    1. i accept all responsibility for this haha

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  2. Oooh, I'm totally hooked on GG too! I've been watching on Netflix and am on season three now. So trashy, but so addictive!

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  3. Wait, you buy cupcakes just to throw them out...? =(

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    1. ha uhh no, we didn't buy them with the *intention* of throwing them out. they're insanely loaded though, much more than any other cupcakes in the area. they look/sound delicious (and are!), but halfway through one and you feel like dying. therefore they don't get eaten in a proper amount of time and go bad.

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  4. Waiiiiit a minute - Barista Parlor? Where is THAT? Color me intrigued, I thought I had all the East Nashville coffee holes covered haha. Also, I think it's kind of hilarious (in a nice way!) that Porter Flea isn't even on Porter anymore because it's just grown way too big! I went to the Christmas one last year & I was driving up & down Porter road for what seemed like forever until I decided to look at the advertisement on one of the shop windows. OOPS haha.

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    1. just opened 2 weeks ago, but it's on gallatin right behind porter road butcher. haha SO many things in east nashville named porter that actually aren't on porter :P

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  5. I love all of the flowers in your house. Are they real or fake? Some look real, some look fake, I can't tell. Either way they are really cute!

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    1. they're all real/fresh flowers less the green one in the bathroom, which is from ikea :)

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  6. I love all those flowers! We just planted a whole bunch in our flower bed and I can hardly wait for them to start blooming! And that kitty illustration is pretty much to die for! I love it so much!

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  7. I love that cat portrait - so cute! This sounds like such a busy, but fun, week. And congratulations on Toby's big achievement xo

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  8. Those pictures of Toby and Mike together are ridiculously adorable. AH!

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  9. that cat portrait is pretty much amazing!
    i loved this post - it sounds like you guys had a really fun week :)
    and GG is my guilty pleasure as well, so addictive!
    xo, cheyenne

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  10. I can't wait for Porter Flea! Just scheduled it into the calendar on my phone. I'm definitely going to have to visit Radnor Lake too :)

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  11. Love your mixer and blender, so cute! And those cupcakes look soo tasty *_* ♥


    Rose Eva
    Silhouetted

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  12. OOO im just in love with your lovely kitchen appliances <3

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  13. I love Gossip Girl. Sometimes I feel bad about how much I enjoy it, but it's such a good distraction from real life.

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  14. I love GG so much! Blair Waldorf is a total fashion inspiration. My boyfriend always pretends he doesn't want to watch it when I turn it on but by the next episode he gets into the drama and then hes like "Whats gonna happen?? Play the next one!" lol BTW love the mums and daisies, I'm a cut flower farmer for a living so my little house is filled with them all season. = )

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  15. wow, a man who doesn't mind watching gossip girl!? Kaelah, you're the luckiest lady in the world!

    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

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  16. Can you send Toby round to water my garden? Thanks. Gossip Girl is fun. Ridiculous, but the fashion makes up for the crazy plots. My husbdan loves it, but I think that has something to do with Serena's legs.

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  17. I love reading about Toby, because I can see how much you love him and it makes me happy. Can't wait to have my own family one day. You are so lucky :-)

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  18. a few years ago i got super addicted to GG, but once i caught up to the season that was airing, i was like, 'WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?' plus, i just had my fingers crossed that serena and jenny humphrey were going to die in a fire together and it never happened. total let down.

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  19. love that lake! it's gorgeous. also, those family shots you guys got are pretty much amazing. xoxo!

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  20. I can almost imagine the sweet taste.

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB