Thursday, July 28, 2016

Baby Room Decor Ideas

Those of y'all who have followed along know that I am absolutely obsessed with home decor so it should come as no surprise that when we announced that we were expecting that I had already been pinning like crazy on room ideas for our sweet baby. 

The middle guest room (see pic below) is what Amos and I chose to be the baby room. It is the closest to the master bedroom and the most central of all the bedrooms. I already really like the bohemian/eclectic feel of the room so that is what I plan to stick with for the overall theme. I plan on keeping the "futon" and most of the wall artwork in the room; however, we do have some new art that we plan to include. I also plan on painting the non-brick walls white to give it a cleaner and brighter feel. On the opposite wall of the "futon" there are two windows and the crib will go between them. On the wall perpendicular to the "futon" will go a rocker/glider and a smaller dresser with a changing table (where the computer and table currently is in the picture below).

We haven't bought any furniture yet as we need to move some of the pieces out of the room and we are still contemplating which pieces we should get and what we should splurge versus save. 

Monday, July 25, 2016


If y'all have been following alone on the past post of our honeymoon cruise itinerary, I will continue with more details and photos of day 5 in Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey. This was another place both Amos and I had both been before, but separately. The excursions we booked for this location were a tour through the House of the Virgin Mary (a first for me) and the ruins at Ephesus.

We started our day pulling into the port of Kusadasi which has tons of shops and restaurants; however, we didn't explore Kusadasi until after our excursions. The first stop was the House of the Virgin Mary and I was super impressed and in awe. It is just so amazing to think that this was possibly the last remaining place of Mary. It never fails how I am constantly impressed by the history and how old the landmarks are in other parts of the world, especially ones as spiritual as this one. Our second stop were the ruins of Ephesus. I feel like the second time around seeing Ephesus gave extra room to explore and more "sites" were open for the public to walk through, which was neat. This time around I tried to notice the smaller details in all the building rather than the full structure like I did the first time around (y'all will notice in my pictures below). Here are a few of the pictures of our time in Turkey. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Big Announcement!!!

Our family of three (including our pup Winston) is going to grow to a family of four! Amos and I couldn't be more excited and scared all at the same time. This means that Winston is being promoted to big brother and that our Baby Pardo will be rockin' and rollin' in our lives early 2017!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Our Honeymoon: Mediterranean Cruise - Day 4 in Athens

The next stop on our honeymoon itinerary was Athens, Greece. Amos and I had both traveled here before which made it nice to view this city at a slower pace and together. We hired a cabbie for the day and he was awesome (I totally recommend doing this if you have already visited a city before or have a small group). He took us to a cute breakfast stop and then afterwards he took us to the acropolis and gave us a few hours to ourselves where from there he drove us all around the city to conclude at a spot where all the locals go by a fisherman's bay where we drank and ate the rest of the afternoon relaxing to a beautiful view. When you are on a rather fast pace tour and want to do and see everything, it is nice when you get those breaks at sea or cities that we had been to before. This city was one that we got to enjoy in a totally different way and it didn't disappointment at all. Always a beautiful city to visit.