So we finally finished some of the things we needed to get done for the nursery! I got my shelves projects done – FINALLY!!! Brian took a trip to Lowe’s the other day and came back with some board for us to cut 🙂 We got it all done yesterday and it looks so lovely.

Basically for this project I wanted to redo this old chest of Brian’s since we were getting new furniture for our bedroom. To transform it I…

– gutted the drawers & tracks (the drawers are now under the bed pull-out storage for our shoes!)
– took off the back panel & took out all of the annoying little staples
– sanded it
– primed it
– painted it!
– I scored this awesome self-adhesive shelf liner that I may or may not have mentioned before in a previous post or two, and covered the back panel with it.
– nailed the back panel back on
– FINALLY got some boards for the shelves! & cut them to size
– covered them with the pretty shelf liner as well
– nailed those suckers in there
– add pretty baskets & voila…




I haven’t painted or covered the left/right insides of it because we had painted lots of things at the time I painted this and I was soooo sick of painting! I will probably end up painting it eventually though because I know it will look a lot nicer. 🙂

I’m going to add some ribbon and cute labels to the baskets! I’m so excited my little project is finished. :’)


In other Nursery News, we have finally got all of her clothes sizes newborn to 3 months washed and a lot of 6-9 months, and very few 12 months washed. The rest are still hung up but we aren’t going to wash them til we need to. I ended up hanging up all of her clothes for the most part.. yes, including onesies and sleepers. 🙂 It might not be totally necessary.. but I don’t care. I’m a new mom, I’m allowed to be “ridiculous” right? 😉



Baby girl has so many cute clothes.. lots of it family and friends have bought us. I’m so grateful that we have so many wonderful people surrounding us with so much love and excitement! We really are blessed. ❤


All things MADISON

We have decided on a name for our baby girl! Madison Summer. (: I’ve always been in love with the name Madison (and no, I don’t care how trendy it was the last couple of years, how overused it has been, or how many there are!) and my mom suggested the name Summer, since my name is Autumn. At first, I thought it was a little tacky.. and then it grew on me a little. And then a little more. And I ended up falling in love with it too. (:

Other names we had thought about were Madison Cate for a girl, and for a boy we had considered Aiden Elijah and Aiden Ross (B’s middle name).

So now that I’m 21 weeks, right smack dab in the middle of my 2nd trimester, I’m in super-nesting mode. For real. If the bed isn’t made before I sit on it or before Brian gets home from work, I’m a little devastated. That’s not me!! haha! I’ve also been subconsciously cleaning up the room, like if a little something is in the floor I will bend down and pick it up, I like to keep the dresser top neat, if any drawers are pushed out a little, they have to be pushed in, etc. I’m just really getting into this mom thing I guess. And if I’m going to be a WAHM with my photography business, I’ve really gotta get used to doing all this on a regular basis any way!

On another note, we’ve been going nuts with all the decorating ideas, outfits, themes, just everything! My mom painted some on the nursery yesterday… I won’t spoil any plans for it yet. 😉

Here are some photos to visually catch you up on what’s been happening!

I’m a little bit obsessed with owls…

I am not sure about wearing HK myself anymore even though I’m absolutely in love with everything HK, so I will live vicariously through my daughter.. 😉

Our Abbey girl turned 1! And is obviously still the most adorable dog in the world.

We watched the KY Wildcats blue & white scrimmage. Go cats!! Funny story, I had a dream that all the boys on this year’s team signed my baby belly and they were all super excited about it. Pregnant dreams… so wild.

I’ve had lots of business lately with the beautiful Kentucky fall we’ve had! We haven’t had a fall this amazing in years. So I’ve had some really beautiful photoshoots. (:

We carved pumpkins! One of my favorite things about fall.

This is my size right now, at 21 weeks!

My hair is growing and looks AWESOME. I almost don’t want to get my roots done because my hair is just so healthy. My natural color is barely lighter than the color it is now so I’m hoping it will just fade in together and be unnoticeable.

I made a super cute new beanie.

My belly is too big for my regular shirts!

That’s the most exciting it gets around here. (: I’m loving life lately.