Sweet Sweet Baby Yawns



shoes / top . similar / jeans / purse 

If you've been following along with me since I've had Finn, you know what a struggle it has been going anywhere with him because he hates every car seat we've tried. No joke, we've tried three of them! When Cybex asked me to review the Cybex Cloud Q Infant Car Seat, I was a little hesitant because of Finn's hate for them. How the heck was I going to get him strapped into this thing and then proceed to take photos of him not losing his crap?! I'll admit, I put the whole thing off for about a week and a half, I didn't even open the box because I didn't want him to see what was coming. When I finally decided to unbox the Cybex Cloud Q, to my surprise, Finley came to see what I was up to. Once I got the plastic off of it, he plopped his bum right into it and started rocking. He was totally digging it! I quickly snapped a picture and sent it to Josh because of how rare this was!


You guys, I was seriously in complete shock. Then came the real test, to put him in and strap him down haha. This is what he hates most! We decided to take the boys to my favorite chocolate bakery, TASTE. I was pretty anxious about the whole situation. When Copeland was a baby we used his infant car seat all the time! He would fall asleep in it constantly and it made running errands and going out to eat so easy and convenient! Of course, Finn is the complete opposite so we never got to use his infant car seats, except for in the car, while we listened to him cry and scream. That is, up until now. We were able to go sit down and guys, HE FELL ASLEEP! My favorite thing about this car seat (and I'm sure it's Finn's favorite too) and what totally sold me on it was the fact that it has a full recline position outside of the car. It's the coolest thing! I hate seeing poor babies with their head slumped over when they fall asleep in their car seats. This eliminates that cricked neck by fully reclining! So while Copeland and I enjoyed some frozen hot chocolate, Finn enjoyed a peaceful nap. I was able to enjoy a restaurant with both hands for once! Haha, but seriously, I can't remember the last time we went out somewhere where I wasn't having to hold Finn if he fell asleep. 

^I know this photo of me is like, derp, but look at those baby yawns!^
YOU GUYS! Up until now, Finley has literally screamed in every. single. car seat. What the heck?!

So I've mentioned before that we purchased our Cybex Priam stroller when I was pregnant with Finn. Were coming up on two years since purchasing and it's our absolute favorite stroller! It rides like a dang dream. I wish we would've just spent the extra money on the Cybex Cloud Q Infant Car Seat because it's definitely worth it as I'm now finding out. We decided on this vibrant in Autumn Gold color. Check out the Cybex Cloud Q and all the available colors HERE.


Thank you to CYBEX for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

The Modern Farmhouse: Kitchen Accessories



We have started framing guys! Well technically, lumber has been delivered and we're framing next but still! They say within 3 1/2 weeks we will be ready to wire electrical. It's very exciting as each day passes knowing we are getting closer to moving into our new home. I think I've mentioned before that everything we own, besides clothing, is in our storage unit. While living in my grandmas basement, we're very lucky that it is set up like an apartment. We have a kitchen, our own entrance, bathroom, etc. It's completely furnished which is so nice but also so hard. It's hard not having your things. I'm constantly going to get "that one thing" only to remember that it's packed away in a box somewhere.

I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite old and new kitchen accessories that I actually did end up bringing with us to make this place feel like home for the next few months.

Recipe Box. 
I love this little tin box! I bought it for myself for Christmas last year, I believe and I've been slowly adding my favorite recipes to it. It's quite large and can fit a ton of recipes! Plus it's super cute to leave out on display.

Pop Up Sponges. 
I discovered these little cuties last year on Amazon and they are the freaking best! They come small and compact so they are easy to store. Once you get them up, they pop up into a sponge! They are my all time favorite sponge and the only kind I buy now. They come 12 in a pack so they last quite a while.

Utensil Canister.
I actually packed this away and am so wishing I had it with me, along with favorite utensils found HERE. My grandparents basement has a few utensils but I'm so missing my silicone ones.

Colorful Washrags.
I just ordered these and I'm already obsessed! I will say that I'm nervous to wash them because the poms might fall off, but the rag itself is very plush and thick. Super absorbent! HERE is the other option without the pom poms. I just thought the poms were super fun and cute!

Berry Basket.
I ordered this berry basket after we moved out of our old house, so I have it here with me and I really love it. It's very aesthetically pleasing and does it's job of holding my fruit.

Cutting Board.
Okay, obviously a cutting board had to make it in my list of kitchen accessories. It's must! And this is pretty so it wins :)

Some other things I wish I would've packed with us.

These Pots and Pans. They are my favorite and I'm so missing them right now.
My Utensils, like mentioned above.
This Little Catchall Basket. Catchalls are my favorite things in the kitchen. You should see part of our kitchen counter. Crap everywhere.

I also wanted to share an updated house plan with you all! We had to actually flip the house due to a water/sewer drain. I'm not exactly sure, but Josh said we could either run it under the concrete driveway, which would only suck if it were to bust later on in the future because we'd have to end up tearing up our driveway or we could just mirror the house.

We decided to mirror the house. The red writing on the plan are things we are still changing. Our architect has been incredible! We sent him a few things to change and move around two days ago and he already got us back the plans, and of course I found more things to change. But it's coming together so nicely. We are anxiously awaiting the walls to be put up so we can get a feel for room sizes. Going out to the lot this past week since they've poured the basement floor kinda had us worried that the home may be a bit too small. I mean, we were never going for a huge house to begin but definitely want something comfy for two growing boys. Who lives in a 2,000 square foot home? Is it just the right amount of space? Too small, too big? Our last home was a little over 1,000 square feet so this should feel a lot roomier. It just looks so small on the lot. Pretty sure our house is the smallest on the block haha. But my gosh, I'm thinking it's going to be very charming and cozy!