About Me

Welcome to our blog! I'm Jessica, wife to Brandon, mama to Harper Eve & Eloise Ruby.



Here's my story. I met my husband on a blind date in high school. I fully believe it was love at first sight. We graduated together from the University of Iowa, got engaged & moved from the Midwest to the sunshine state. We worked (both in marketing) during the week & spent the rest of the time at the beach, in the pool or throwing festive parties in our small 500 sq. foot apartment.

In 2011, we were relocated to Georgia with my husband's company. All I could think of? Bring on the SEASONS! I couldn't wait to have Fall again.
Shortly after our move, our world changed when we found out there was a bun in the oven. This is how Little Baby Garvin began. I started this blog to document my journey through pregnancy via my obsession with chalkboards. If you'd like to start reading from the beginning, you can find the first page here!

Harper Eve was born on February 15th, 2012 & Eloise Ruby was born on April 23rd, 2014. I am documenting our journey as a (not so new) mom, cocktails & curse words included, and all of the amazing adventures that come along with it. Find 28 things about me from my 28th birthday here!
 
Disclaimer:
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34 comments:

  1. Just wanted to say how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new blog design! plus I’m an Iowa girl and you’re blog is hilarious so it is my favorite! Harper is SO adorable!

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  2. Since I've been following you from pretty much the start, I have to say Thankyou for always making me laugh. Its nice having a cyber friend/mom to help me from feeling like I'm not alone in the new journey of baby! Jack is about 2.5 months younger than Harper. All your tips and product info is great!! And you blog how you speak in life I am sure ... And I love it!! All your references to movies (meow!) crack me up!!! Keep up the good work!!!

    I was wondering... Are you still breastfeeding, pumping, or have you gone to formula? I'm undecided on what to do. I'm currently breastfeeding/pumping at work and its hard. Jack is almost 6 months. Just started on oatmeal and using the baby bullet for fruits.

    Thanks!! :)
    Heather

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  3. Happy Hallow's Eve!!! You're probaby in your glory today! Loving the new design!

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  4. I just want you to know I love your blog. You have inspired me to start my own and document this journey called pregnancy!

    http://littlebabygarvin.blogspot.com/

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  5. I just want you to know I loooove your blog. You actually have inspired me to blog through my pregnancy! It is my first one so we'll se how it goes~

    http://littlepumpkinreiner.blogspot.com/

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  6. This is a great section! I enjoyed reading through it :) I love the middle name 'Eve'... so clever and cute!

    xo Ashley
    chashh.blogspot.com

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  7. I've been reading you since I saw the first thing on pinterest, and then a few short weeks after reading your first post, I found out I was pregnant. I was going to do the chalkboard thing inspired by you, but then time slipped away from me, and things were crazy! I love reading your blog, so keep going please!! Your little Harper is so adorable. She is just a few months ahead of my little cutie pie. Love the blog and the new design! --Sharon

    cutiepiehandsomeandme.blogspot.com

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  8. Just came across your blog... and HELLO!!! GO HAWKS!! I live in Iowa and a huge Hawkeye fan. Alot of my friends graduated from Iowa (I went to Central College) so I'm sure we know some of the same people! Small world :)

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  9. Just finding your great blog.
    Digs Holiday Eve Hooplah, understands the importance of underscoring points with a curse and digs cooking but YES-sometimes it's such a chore to choose exactly WHAT to cook!
    I was thinking that you sounded like a Midwestern flavored version of my friends and myself (I'm from Brooklyn).
    I'm due with Baby number 1 (unknown gender) on 12 February. Let's see when this babe happens to show. Meanwhile I'll be following your great musings!
    Thanks!!
    Lou

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  10. Just finding your great blog.
    Digs Holiday Eve Hooplah, understands the importance of underscoring points with a curse and digs cooking but YES-sometimes it's such a chore to choose exactly WHAT to cook!
    I was thinking that you sounded like a Midwestern flavored version of my friends and myself (I'm from Brooklyn).
    I'm due with Baby number 1 (unknown gender) on 12 February. Let's see when this babe happens to show. Meanwhile I'll be following your great musings!
    Thanks!!
    Lou

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  11. As I have become an avid reader of your blog, I want to thank you for starting it and continuing your writing. The entire thing shows your dedication to being a fantastic mother, and also so generous for helping other out there. I am currently just starting to try for our first with my husband, and so elated about finding your blog. Thank you again for continuing this blog and sharing with the world your daughter, family, and passion for being a loving mother & wife.

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  12. What did you get your degree in?

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  13. I appreciate your passion as a mother and wife! I am as well a first time mother to an 11 month old and am soo in love with the man I call my husband! I can feel your sincerity through each blog post.

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  14. Hello! I hope it's ok but I featured your website and etsy link on my site muffinsandmocha.com . I think this is the cutest website with so many amazing baby ideas! I just say Harpers play room makes me want a tent with lights! Really creative. Keep up the good work. Article can be found here : http://muffinsandmocha.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1119&action=edit&message=6&postpost=v2

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  15. THANK YOU for being real about curse words being part of life ;) hubby and I try lol but they just slip out ;)

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  16. I recently found your blog and am just LOVING it! I have a little boy who's 2 and am due with a little girl any day now. I have to tell you that my wallet is now on lockdown because of all of the cute little things that MIss Harper models and then I feel like I have to have for our new addition to be. I just finally had to comment when I read the bit about watching Hocus Pocus. Everyone thinks I am so weird, but come October, that DVD is always on in the background around our house. There's no other movie that gets me more excited for fall and Halloween than some good ol' Disney Hocus Pocus. I was pretty sure I was the only person in America that still found joy from that movie all these years later... but thanks for nerding out along with me. Ha!

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  17. Can I just say how badly I want to be a mermaid too?! ...the closet I got was halloween a few years back!

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  18. I have been reading your blog since you were pregnant and I love it! I think it is so neat that you have four younger brothers. I have a daughter and three boys and she is the oldest. I think it is cool but she is not yet convinced that being the oldest with 4 younger brothers can be fun...I am trying my hardest to convince her though.

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  19. Just found your blog from a comment on another baby blog. I love it! You're so down to earth and real, and that is so appreciated. Like an "every-mom" so to speak. So many out there are all "holier than thou" and it's exhausting. Your blog is a breath of fresh air! I definitely plan to be a follower. And your daughter is adorable! I have a girl (born 3/24/12) so it's always fun to read about a little one around the same age. Keep up the great work!

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  20. Hello, we are wanting to move our family to Georgia and just cant agree on a city. I want all 4 seasons, and my hubs needs to be somewhat close to BIG hospital for his job. Any suggestions???? THANK YOU

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  21. What do you do to stay in shape? Can't believe you had a baby!

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  22. Awesome blog and I love the chalkboard!

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  23. Hi Jessica,
    I've been reading your blog since the beginning and I just love it! You mentioned your obsession with fall towns and I think you should definitely plan a New England trip some fall. Massachusetts has Salem and lots of apple orchards and wineries, Keene New Hampshire has a massive pumpkin fest (think thousands of jack-o-lanters, and it's where Jumanji was filmed!), and Vermont has the cutest Burlington area. You would love it!

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    1. I totally agree! Although you left out the coast of Maine. Pretty much anywhere in NE is breathtakingly picture perfect!

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  24. Hey Jessica,

    Just wanted to let you know that your blog has been so helpful to me as a new momma! I have been following you for some time & just never commented. :) My sweetie, Reese, is now 16 months old…time sure flies…and she is such a picky eater! I would LOVE to hear some great snack & meal ideas you make for Miss Harper. Always looking for good ideas. Congrats on Bebe Girl Garvin #2. Hoping to be adding a sibling to Reese's world in the near future.

    Keep on shining,

    Maria

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  25. Hi Jessica, my name is Kristen, an Atlanta girl too! I have a daughter around the same age as yours. Just wanted to tell you LOVE that I found your blog - it's all so familiar! xx Kristen

    mikie and kristen

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  26. I just came across this blog I was reading your post on breast pumping. I have been having a hard time breast feeding my little one so I've decided to pump. It is ALOT of work. I also am supplementing formula for my little one. She was just born on February 15, 2014!! :)

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  27. i love your style and great eye for design! please put up more outfit posts as i'm findjng it hard to find clothes that i like and feel stylish in :)

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  28. Please put up more of your outfit posts! love your style and design sense and i'm having trouble finding stylish things to wear during my first pregnancy :)

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  29. Where did you buy the light that hangs over your kitchen table? The light bulb inside of the bigger bulb? I absolutely LOVE IT!

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    1. I've read her answer this question before, and it's from Lowes I think. :)

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  30. Hi Jessica!
    Your post very frequently and always provide great contents and lovely pics.
    I love your blog with awesome design and contents - It is very GREAT !!!

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  31. You have to add Eloise to this page at the top! :)

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