Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fall Favorites & Being Thankful

Here in the Garvin house, we are pretty excited that the Holidays have arrived! Halloween decor has come down & we are ready to slowly start incorporating some Christmas stuff throughout the house. Super exciting that Thanksgiving is a week earlier than it was last year because that means it will be acceptable to put up the Christmas tree sooner! The down side? Thanksgiving can't possibly rock as much this year now that I'm not pregnant. I WISH I loved food as much as I did last year.... I could have bathed in cheesy potatoes & pumpkin pie.

On that note :) Some of our Fall Favorites that we are rocking lately! Including my Tiger Lily boots (of course I wanted them anyway... and the Halloween costume was just more ammo to scoop them up!), world's BEST baby pants & more splashes of my FAVORITE color... neon violet! 



Also, in the Garvin house, we have a new chalkboard up on our walls! Perfect for a Thanksgiving theme with some Christmas swag! :)
 
Yes, I do this freehand, no stencils. No, I don't use chalk pens/markers, just regular Crayola chalk.

Some exciting chalkboard news to come in tomorrow's post... so stay tuned!

 Harpie Doodle is growing SO. FAST. I can hardly believe my eyes. She is already almost nine months old, pulling herself up on everything, and eating blueberries like they are going out of style. Also? She gets cuter every single day.  Here is one of my favorite recent pics of her, rocking her adorable Jameson Monroe headband & these green cords and tights from Gap!


Yes, I was singing & shaking a roll of blue painters tape to get her to sit still and look at the camera. Don't be fooled, five seconds later she tried to nose dive off of this chair. I am so very thankful for this sweet girl!
We spent the weekend painting, lots of light grey going up on the walls! Harper's nursery is finally finished, pics to come soon. For now, I will leave you with this gem.
 

26 comments:

  1. she really is the cutest thing!

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  2. I love those matching Minnetonka boots!! and you are a chalkboarding god! lol. That is amazing!!

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  3. Can't wait to see the chalkboard news! & I love the Harper letters. By the way, I can't get over how perfect your chalk writing is. Tips please!

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  4. just found your blog and i'm loving reading through. all of these finds are lovely, especially that cowl :)

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  5. Love it all! Especially the neon purple and that darling JM headband. Harper looks too sweet for words. Excited for tomorrow's chalkboard news!

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  6. I have been on the search for the perfect light grey so you should definitely share what you found!! :)

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  7. Thanks so much! Love your blog!

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  8. She is going to be a mini YOU for sure!! Fashion & all. I tried to put the christmas decor up today but got lazy!!

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  9. I just want to squeeze her cheeks! She's so adorable. I love Essie nail polish.. that color is gorgeous!

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  10. How do you clean your chalkboard so it looks new each time?

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  11. Loving those boots, but loving little Harper even more. She is so so adorable!

    http://jessforshort.blogspot.com

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  12. For another "Fall Favorite," you should get Harper the book "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie!" It's a fun Thanksgiving spin on the traditional There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.

    tinytoeslittlenose.blogspot.com

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  13. I found your blog via Pinterest; I pinned the chalkboards you did weekly while you were pregnant and absolutely fell in love with how you did them. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Your house is amazing and I hope to one day be as lucky as you. Harper is just adorable! I look forward to each and every post and can't wait to see what the chalkboard news is! BTW it is so incredibly hard to find cute chalkboards have you ever considered making/selling them on your Etsy site? Because I know I would for sure be buying one!! Hope your having fun decorating for the holidays! It must be 100 times more fun now that you have Harper!

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  14. AHHHHH so cute :) You mentioned me on Istagram and I almost died in excitement! My mom just laughed at me because she said I sounded like a famous person did! SOOOOO, I guess you are famous ;) Can't wait for the chalkboard news, even though Im almost positive I know what it is!!!

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  15. Ummm I cannot wait for a second nursery revealing! Seriously makes me giddy! And H is seriously so adorable...like, stop it already with the cuteness!!

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  16. Miss Harper is adorable! Your chalkboards are amazeballs! :)

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  17. Hi Jessica, I was wondering if you have used that Piggy Paint on Miss Harpers piggies or fingers? I was thinking about getting some and wondered if you'd tried it out yet?

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  18. Looove the new festive chalkboard and looking forward to new chalkboard news! Would you ever consider doing a video of your chalk writing? I will never know how you make it look so flawless!

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  19. Adorable pics, as always! Can't wait to see the gray rooms! I want to paint my dinning room gray and it would be nice to see some different ones!

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  20. cant wait to for your upcoming posts on chalkboard and harpers room!!! so excited!!!

    the sweet life of a southern wife

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  21. CANNOT WAIT FOR THE CHALKBOARD NEWS TIPS!!!! :) woohoo!!

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  22. love, love, love your blog! Harper is soo stinkin' cute! always enjoy when i see you have a new post up! was wondering how do you create the collage of your favorites for you blog?? thanks!

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  23. beautiful family.. i have been reading your blog for a while now and i'm sure that i am not the only one who is dying for some ''chalkboard tips'' from you!
    How do you make your letters have such neat/straight edges and not dusty using regular chalk?
    looking forward to your next post!

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  24. She is gorgeous!!! & your hand writing is amazing!! :)

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  25. I loved what you did to distract Harper. L0L! You had me laughing! Looking forward to seeing her nursery!

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  26. I ordered my little guy those moccs. Love them. They run large though, which is fine since they grow SO fast!

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