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Della lately

20 Feb

I haven’t blogged since I got home from the hospital…oops! So here’s a little catchup on miss D.

Della came out bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and rarely closes her big baby blues (even when she sleeps)! Her first month out in the world she pretty much spent staring at everything. Her particular favorite was the pictures behind our bed and down the stairway. She loves her daddy’s face, especially his beard.

One of my favorites from a shoot with Graeme Pitman when she was a week old!

Watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade with Grandma and Pap.

2 months rolled around and Christmas was here. With it came the hustle and bustle that always accompanies the holidays. Della was learning that if she tried really hard, she could make a noise come out!

Trying to get a family picture!

Matching outfits and best face EVER!

Della got to meet uncle Mason for the first time. Love at first sight!

Lots of new faces to meet in MO. Center of attention.

Hangin’ out with Grandpa and Grandma Sue.

We headed home to TN, but Dell was done meeting new people by then, and promptly screamed when someone other than mom held her.

She was happy long enough to get some pics with her namesake and Poppie.

We visited the Gordons at Cedar Hall.

Then January snuck up on us!

We spent this month noticing our toys an sneaking a few smiles in.

And believe it or not, it was warm enough to go on some walks!

We learned how to ride our Bumbo. Yeehaw!

February has brought such new and fun things. Della thinks everything is funny now. She laughs at her mommy and daddy a lot, especially when she is supposed to be going to sleep. There is a lot more “talking” going on too.

Happy girl!

We are grabbing EVERYTHING and putting it straight into our mouth! She loves her Sophie giraffe and the soft blocks Jacquie made her.

We love our little Bean so much. She really is a joy! Time does fly, and I just try to cherish each day and each sleepless night. Children truly are a gift from the Lord! Sorry for such a lengthy post 🙂



2 Nov

Our little Bean is here! Della Louise Phelan arrived Sunday, October 30th @ 11:43 am. She is beautiful and healthy, and we are so thankful for her. We got the name Della from one of my favorite stories “The Gift of the Magi” by: O. Henry, and Louise is for Justin’s Grandmother. I’m most definitely in love!

Can’t get much cuter!

Happy to go home!

Lil’ Bean’s Nursery

27 Oct

Here’s our baby girl’s nursery, ready and waiting for her arrival! Thanks Uncle Nathan for taking pictures.

Her changing zone. Table/Vanity is retro from Grandma Englehart. The books on the shelf are “How to Be Well Dressed” and “How to Develop Poise and Self-confidence” from her Ganny Dears house.

One of my favorite thrift store finds for our little family of 3.

Beanie’s crib. My poor hubby had to paint every piece of furniture a different color. Leah’s snuggly blanket.

Don’t worry. I’ll take the pillows out before she sleeps in there! I made the mobil using some of my old Dakin Dream Pets. I wish I had them all b/c i LOVE them!

Justin made us an awesome floating shelf to go above her crib. She’s got some pretty cool toys up there.

This will be Bean’s little reading nook when her rocking chair arrives. I love our rug (West Elm)!

Bunny buddies. Ashlee made the ridiculously cute yellow one.

Another treasure from sweet Ganny’s house. I played with this house soooo much, along with all the other grands and great-grands!

Some better picture’s of Beanie’s paper dolls.

Justin and I made these front facing bookshelves. One of my favorites right in front!

Bean has an awesome owl lamp and retro yellow dresser (I don’t have a pic of the whole thing, but it’s cool).

This awesome thrift store find sits right above it. That’s Grace Kelly hangin’ out in there on the left. Audrey definitely made it into the room too, just don’t have a pic of her.

Jacquie made these awesome cloth blocks. They’re even cooler in person!

I’ve been waiting to have a nursery to put Nathan’s Playmobile pictures in!

Well that’s it! She can come whenever she wants now 🙂


24 Oct

So many things i wanna make for my little Bean!

So pretty!





Now if I only had room for these last two…


Nursery pictures next!







27 Jun

I’m loving these colors in this nursery. Plus some tomato red, black, seafoamy blue, and apple green.

Paper Doll Clothesline

24 Jun

This will be making its way into baby P’s nursery somehow…

I had already been thinking of doing a mobil out of paper dolls, and this is super cute too!




22 Jun

It’s a girl! Can’t wait to meet our little girl in November! I went a little crazy looking at clothes today after the appointment. I think that is what I was most looking forward to if it was a girl :). I must admit that my plans for a little boy nursery were pretty awesome, but that will just have to wait til later on down the road. Anywho, here are some of the things I’m thinking about for our little “girly wirly” room.

This lady will definitely be making an appearance somewhere, or at least inspiring some things…

I’m lovin these fabrics (most of them are from Spoonflower I believe).

Some cute artwork…

I love most everything from Berkley Illustration on Etsy. Most of them would’ve worked great in a boy’s room, but here are some cute ones for girls.