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Chase 8 Months Old – Lots of Love

Chase is 8 months old! I can’t believe it!!

8 Month Pictures

I only got two pictures with her chalkboard when she realized it was there and took her hand and swiped it across the writing. 🙂





Some photos that I have posted on Instagram.












Big Changes

Since our last update, Chase has graduated to a big girl car seat. Instead of moving the carrier in and out of the seat base, she is in a big comfy seat and we carry her into/out of the car. It’s nice to not have to lug a heavy car seat carrier around anymore. She never made a peep about the change. She seems to still like driving and just quietly plays and sometimes falls asleep depending on how long our trip is.

We got her a Peg Perego Primo Viaggio 5/70 in Licorice (black leather). Since the seat doesn’t unsnap from the base (like a carrier), we got one for each vehicle. We were very happy with our Peg Perego carrier so we just went with the seat, plus it had good reviews. We are very happy with how well they fit in our SUVs and how the seat/leather look.


Chase is also using rolling around as a mode of transportation. 🙂 She’s also able to move from lying down to sitting up in her crib. She is also very close to crawling and loves to pull herself up to standing.

Baby Nutrition

Chase is now on to Stage 3 foods, including new flavors like organic salmon, chicken, and leeks. Stage 3 foods are heartier combinations and chunkier in consistency. We still feed her Stage foods sometimes just because she enjoys the flavor combinations.

Baby’s First Valentine’s Day

Chase’s first Valentine’s Day was so nice. We got her a card, a couple valentine books and a Pottery Barn chair with her name. She seems to really enjoy her presents. 🙂 We then took in valentines for her class and her teachers.








She really enjoys reading. Here she is having story time with daddy before bed. So sweet! 🙂


Lots of love!! Can’t wait to see what next month brings!




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Before & After: Hall Closet

For home projects I’m going to try and capture a Before & After of what we have updated. This week we tackled the hall closet and boy did it need it! 🙂

Before – basically it looks like a couple of college students live in our house and just throw whatever in there and shut the door. We wanted to just get it organized so it will be nice when guests come over. We decided to get the same system we have in Chase’s room from the Container Store. It’s the Elfa Platinum Ventilated system. We did the customize your system feature they have to make sure it worked specifically for our space.


During – So this was an easy update. Just pull out all the mess and repaint. We chose a paint that closely matches the previous paint color. The main area and hallways are a butter cream type color that we got from Olympic when we had our house built, I can’t remember the color. We are planning to freshen up all the paint and decided to keep the same color type. This one is just a shade lighter, which I think makes it look brighter and works perfectly. It’s Parchment Paper by Behr. I can’t wait to get the rest of the house updated with this shade.


After – Ah!!! Much better. 🙂 This version of the system “Platinum Ventilated” is inexpensive when it comes to closet organization systems. We were able to get this updated for $200. Now that we have a nice system I know that Rob and I will keep it uncluttered. We don’t need 50 pairs of shoes in our downstairs closet like before. 🙂 It’s funny how an organization system seems to keep our messes in check. I love having the system in Chase’s room and I know I will love using this one. I can’t wait to update the rest of our house with these.


Can’t wait to post more on home updates and organization!