Baby Girl's Updated Nursery in Virginia


We are currently setting up a new home in Washington but I wanted to share some updates I made to our baby girl's nursery in Virginia before we had moved.

After a few months of feeding our baby girl in her sweet room (and staring at the walls!) I craved a little change. I wanted to switch out the art for her Birth Poster as well as move her crib so she wouldn't grab at the curtains as she got older.

The room began as how I wanted it to look and then it merged into what was the most functional. New spaces seem to work this way for me and I figure it is all part of the process! I am learning that all over again as we start to set up our new home!


Things remained pretty neutral but I added colorful pom poms on her window that were leftover from big brother's birthday.


I switched the location of the crib with the book shelf and while they are two very different sizes the swap seemed to work out well. I always like to have something pretty to view as you walk by the door. The styled book shelf is the first thing you see when entering the room.


Since she has a lot of little things I like to use baskets to corral small items. A few new items include her Virginia rattle and name puzzle.


This room has been a special space to bring our baby girl home to. I am hoping to replicate most of it in our new home and look forward to sharing that with you all as well!

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Merry Christmas + A Photo Of Our New Home!


Merry Christmas friends! I hope you have been enjoying this holiday season. We have arrived to our new home in Washington and are working on getting settled. Still knee deep in moving boxes but we managed to get up our Christmas tree and hang up our stockings!

It is a simple holiday this year for sure, but still a special one. A new home...our baby girl's first Christmas...and relishing what it means to let go and let things be (moving and getting settled is a little crazy)!

I managed to get together our holiday card before we left Virginia as I knew I wouldn't have the time once we moved. Seeing this sweet photo of our family is an emotional one - our last year in our beloved Virginia home.

As we start to get back into a normal routine and get the house in order, I look forward to sharing our new home with you all in the new year.

Until then, here is a little photo I shared over on Instagram:


As always, thank you for following along with my creative endeavors and our family life. It is a great blessing to continue to use this space to share our lives with you all. Much love to you this holiday season.

xo Ashley

Vehicles And Cars Themed Birthday Party


Our son turned three this summer and we celebrated with a vehicles themed birthday party. He loves all things cars so we put together a colorful little gathering using mostly toys we already had.


My main vision was to use his train tracks as a car track that would loop around the cupcake table. It turned out so fun! I was very pleased with how this simple idea turned out. I used all the colorful cars that we had and purchased one additional set from Carter's.


The colorful hanging pom poms are from Target and they are currently being used in the kid's bedrooms. They are very cute and inexpensive.


I also added a few accessories from our train set, including trees and street signs. The paper cupcake banner toppers and candles were also found at Target.


I started baking from my favorite east coast bakery's cookbook - Georgetown Cupcakes (The Cupcake Diaries). The cupcakes were delicious and I also got new large pipe tips to make the frosting look like they do at bakeries.


We did a simple spread - picked up pizza, put together a few bagged salads, fruit, and a favorite Dorito dip.


We blew up a bunch a balloons that instantly made the house feel like a party!


My brother and his family had been visiting the whole week so my goal was to have simple setup I could do the day before so we could focus on spending time with our family and getting out to sight see. The little decor ended up being perfect and ultimately having cousins to play and celebrate with was the true gift this year!


We got him a balance bike for his birthday and he had plenty of other gifts to open sent from our family back in California.


Our sweet neighbors also joined us for the celebration. 


It was a very special day for our very special boy. We love him so much and keep on being reminded that he truly doesn't need much to feel celebrated and loved. Another simple yet festive party for the books.

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