April 30, 2014

Little of This and That

A couple of weeks ago, my hubby and I decided to purchase our first home!  It's something we've been dreaming of and waiting for the right opportunity.  Even though we had been looking for awhile, it seems that it was just sort of impulsive when we finally did find our dream home.  The only drag is that it is being built so I have to be patient but at the same time, it's going to be built to our specifications.  We had so much fun a couple weekends ago picking out the counters, cabinets, and flooring!  We felt so grown up!  I've been a pinning machine and pretty much the only room I know exactly how I'll decorate is...Lucas' room!  Figures.

These earrings sent to me by the lovely Marlene of MDC Artistic Designs.  I love me some jewelry but something I hardly ever gravitate towards are earrings.  No reason, I just always go for necklaces instead.  Then I saw these beauties and couldn't wait to wear them because I love the colors so much.  Marlene makes beautiful jewelry and I know I will be wearing these a lot this summer.
Stop what you're doing and get thee this Too Faced Chocolate Palette instantly!  I am a makeup junkie...a junkie I tell you.  I have two MAC palettes that I made, all of the naked palettes, some smaller Too Faced palettes, the Urban Decay anniversary palette...but this Chocolate palette is my favorite ever and not just because it smells like chocolate (which it does and it's amazing!)  My hubby surprised me with this after hearing me talk about this and after a particularly rough week and I have not stopped using it since.  I like natural shadows that are long lasting because I do not reapply makeup during the day and because I'm gone for 10 hours or so during the day.  Not only are these shadows long lasting but the colors are so beautiful.  There are so many different combos and color variations that I could only just use this palette forever.  Love this!

This crazy type-A mommy is starting to plan Lucas' first birthday party.  He's only nine months but with the move happening, I don't want anything to slip through.  It's his first birthday after all!  I'm definitely having more fun planning the party than he probably will at the actual party but oh well.  I'm going to try to get crafty and hopefully all the craft supplies actually end up being something other than folded up in a store bag.

April 25, 2014

Pink Reds

Lately, to take photos for the blog, they are taken literally right before we get in the car for work and my poor husband is holding the camera in one hand and Lucas in the other arm.  Since the weather last week was ugh but it was the only day I made an effort to look decent, blog pictures were in order.  So we did the next best thing and took Lucas on a car ride.  He seriously is the best baby and so patient with his crazy mommy.

The pictures didn't turn out great but I'm wearing the same pink dress I wore for Lucas' baptism.  Are pink and red combos still in?  I love the two colors together so I hope so!

Sweater: Loft  /  Dress: Target {similar}  /  Shoes: Steve Madden {similar}     
Bag: Louis Vuitton  /  Necklace: J. Crew {similar}

April 23, 2014

9 Months Old

My baby is nine months old!  He is a babbling, crawling, eating, and sleeping machine.  His favorite things to babble are dada and baba.  No mama yet!  He has quite the little personality.  He dislikes when we take anything away from him which is always something that he shouldn't have been playing with in the first place.  To change his clothes and diapers should really be an Olympic sport.  Whoa.  It's a two person job because he is so fidgety and wants to roll and take off.  When he was in the NICU, a nurse told me that he had a spunky personality and boy is he really living up to that!  I absolutely love that he recognizes us and will scream/babble for us to come towards him.  It's still really hard to leave him during the day and especially now that he's on the move but I know this is for the best right now.   I say this all the time, but this is my favorite month yet!

April 22, 2014

Two Year Blogiversary

Two years ago today I started Dainty & Decadent.  This has been my place to come and vent or have fun after long days at the office.  I truly love blogging.  Even though I've slacked on the posting lately, I'm excited to get more into a consistent routine.  I decided to go back through my archives and...yikes...there are some baaaaad posts!  What was I thinking?!  I love that my pregnant belly was well documented and made me teary looking through those posts.  But the best part of blogging is by far getting to know readers and connecting with bloggers I've been reading years before I started my blog.  I feel like I know some of you even if we've never met.  I still consider you to be my friends, blog friends!  Two years have gone by so quickly!

April 21, 2014

Easter 2014

Easter 2014 was an event!  I finally got to put on this little outfit my cousin gifted Lucas when he was born.  Two of my sisters came into town for the weekend and while we were expecting one, my other sister surprised us!  She said that there was a package outside for Lucas but when my husband opened the door, she was standing outside.  It was great to see both of my sisters and the last time they saw Lucas was in January so long overdue Auntie playtime was in order.  It was a great day!  Now back to the work grind :-/

April 11, 2014

Personalized Jewelry

Anyone who knows me is aware of my love of jewelry.  My absolute favorite pieces are those that are personalized.  So I was thrilled when Onenecklace sent me the loveliest personalized necklace!  I chose this necklace with the initials of my hubby and baby boy.  The store has so many pieces to choose from that it was hard just picking one!  I've worn this necklace many times since receiving it and it holds up well so the price is well worth it!  If you are in the market for a beautiful personalized necklace for you or a friend, Onenecklace has great options at an amazing price!

More importantly!!  Onenecklace is graciously providing a 10% off coupon to all Dainty & Decadent readers with code daintyanddecadent

Necklace: Onenecklace c/o  /  Sweater: GAP  /  Skirt: J. Crew Factory  /  Bag: Coach

*I was sent this necklace by the company but the review is 100% my own honest opinion.

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