Easters & Why I am Cam from Modern Family.

I didn’t realize that I started a tradition back on Valentine’s Day, followed by St. Patrick’s Day.  I’m only kicking myself for missing Christmas (at only 2 days old, how flipping cute would that have been?!  I die.) and New Year’s.

For Easter, I present to you, my little chickie.

Easter Baby Picture Ideas

(But imagine me presenting her like this)

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My friend, Valery was also having Easter mini sessions, so of course I was all over that.  You know… since I already had that outfit.

Baby Easter Pictures

I’m a little sad that the next major holiday isn’t until The Fourth of July.  I guess I’ll just have to get creative.

Cam Tucker gif

Baby Easter Pictures

Baby Easter Pictures

Baby Easter Pictures

Baby Easter Pictures

She’s just such a beautiful child, I can’t help myself.

This is me.  I’m Cam.  Wait til you see my master project.

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And when Evelyn won’t let me dress her up anymore…

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Happy Easter, my friends.

We’re out adventuring in the trailer this weekend.  Can’t wait to show you her paint job when we get back!

Photo Project: Three Months

This post is a little late, but I’m sure you’ll kindly forgive me.

This beautiful soul is 3 months old.

The kid is a blossoming wildflower, exploding with personality.

Weekly Photo Project

You are beautiful
my tiny child,
wrapped tightly in my arms,
close to my heart.

I listen to you breathing,
and count your fingers and toes.

Big-eyed,
you cry out to me.
And I love you
with every ounce of my soul.

Monthly Photo Project Evelyn Faye

Each day with Evelyn Faye gets sweeter and sweeter.  #cavities

I’ll be painting the trailer this week!  Wish me luck, hopefully I have some good progress to report soon!

Cheeky Cheeky Baby

Dressing a baby is not to be taken lightly.

You have to take into consideration the amount of looks a baby gets.  When you’re the center of attention, you need to be on your A-Game.

Everyone likes a cute baby.  So, for the good of mankind, I do my part as a citizen to dress Evelyn in the finest garb.

My good friend Nicole just opened up an Etsy Shop: Cheeky Cheeky Baby.

She was sweet enough to send Evelyn this fetching arrow onesie and pair of vegan moccasins.

Cheeky Cheeky Baby

Cheeky Cheeky Baby

I can’t handle how perfect these moccasins are.  Evelyn has a LOT of newborn shoes, but none stay on her feet very well.  These moccasins didn’t fall off at all.  They stayed on 100% of the time.

Cheeky Cheeky Baby

Cheeky Cheeky Baby

Nicole has a lot of other items in her shop worth checking out.  All of which are super affordable.  If you have a baby, you need to check out her store.  And if you have a baby shower coming up or any nieces & nephews, make sure to get them an arrow onesie!

Cheeky Cheeky Baby

St. Patrick’s Day Baby Pictures

It has happened.

I’ve turned into one of “those” moms.

Actually, Aaron says I’ve turned into Cam from Modern Family.

The plus side is, I don’t dress up the dogs for holidays anymore.

We’re just practicing for when Tyra has a cycle called “America’s Next Top Baby Model.”

Evelyn Faye has it in the bag.

St Patricks Day Baby Pictures

My little pot o’ gold.

St Patricks Day Baby Pictures

St Patricks Day Baby Pictures

St Patricks Day Baby Pictures

As good old Benjamin Franklin once said, “Diligence is the mother of good luck.”

If you follow on Instagram, you’ll know what my next post is about!

Photo Project: Two Months

Another month has passed, and it’s time to share where I’m at with Evelyn’s weekly/monthly project.

Here are 5 things I’ve learned in the past 2 months.

1.  Nyan Cat soothes a screaming baby.

2.  I will be single-handedly keeping earplug companies in business.

Nyan Cat Baby

3.  If you follow a baby’s example, you might become as good at sleeping as they are.

Sleeping Baby and Mommy

4.  But probably not.  You’ll still be exhausted all the time.

5.  There’s nothing cuter than a babe in a bear suit.

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She’s growing as fast as a cheetah on the split.

Weekly Photo Project - Evelyn Faye

Evelyn Faye is also much more pleasant when it comes to being sat up these days.

Monthly Photo Project - Evelyn Faye

Valentine’s Day Chalkboard Art

Valentine's Day Chalkboard Art

Evelyn wanted to wish you a happy Valentine’s Day.  However, that would have been impossible if her mum hadn’t have made her this sweet action chalkboard.

This project was free to me because I had everything hanging around.  I had a spare piece of MDF board in the garage, left over chalkboard paint from the chalkboard back door, and some gold craft paint left over from a project you haven’t seen yet!

Valentine's Day Chalkboard Art

Valentine's Day Chalkboard Art

I freehanded some scallops.  Because, scallops.

Valentine's Day Chalkboard Art

Of course Buster assumed the photoshoot was for him… based on past experience.  He’s having a hard time adjusting to not being the center of attention.

Valentine's Day Chalkboard Art

Valentine's Day Chalkboard Art

Valentine's Day Chalkboard Art

Purple and Gold Matryoshka Nursery

It’s nursery reveal day.  It’s embarrassing how long it took me to write this post.  We had the nursery done by Thanksgiving, but time just slipped away.  I’ll blame the tryptophan.

My client was very easy to work with on this project.  She had amazing taste.  Her communication was clear; she either kicked, or she didn’t.  Evelyn Faye is extremely pleased with the results.

Purple and Gold Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Nursery

We’ve come a long way from when this room was the old-furniture-graveyard/Aaron’s office.

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Purple and Gold Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Nursery

Purple and Gold Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Nursery

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Purple and Gold Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Nursery

Purple and Gold Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Nursery

Like I mentioned in the Nesting Doll Mobile post, if you reach out to Etsy shop owners, they are often willing to do custom jobs for you.  I had this shop owner customize this print with a purple background special for the nursery.

Purple and Gold Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Nursery

The adorable crocheted hedge hog pillow was made by Bethany of The Sepia Puppy.  And there’s Buster’s stuffed doppleganger.

Purple and Gold Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Nursery

Purple and Gold Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Nursery

This matryoshka set was given to me by a close friend.  It came from Ukraine and belonged to her grandmother whose name was also Evelyn.

Purple and Gold Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Nursery

My sister Gina gave me Pilot Barbie for Christmas the year I got my pilot’s licence.  I never knew what to do with it, until I had a nursery to decorate.  Now it belongs to Evelyn to remind her to always follow her dreams no matter how many people doubt you.

Purple and Gold Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Nursery

Homegirl has more clothes than I do.

Purple and Gold Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Nursery

I mentioned in the Gallery Wall post that I was going to make some changes to it.

Purple and Gold Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Nursery

I added this nesting doll wood cutout art made by Beth of Sawdust and Embryos.  There is nothing she can’t do with a scroll saw.

Purple and Gold Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Nursery

It looks perfect in the mix of art! (Sources at the bottom of the post)

Purple and Gold Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Nursery

This quilt was made by Kim from Newly Woodwards.  Her quilting skillz run so deep.

Nesting Doll Quilt

It looks so beautiful on the back of the Wingback Rocker.

Purple and Gold Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Nursery

Purple and Gold Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll Nursery

Several people have asked me how the DIY Wingback Rocker has held up since July.  It is perfect.  I’ve never loved a piece of furniture more.  It rocks perfectly.  It is strong and sturdy.  It is extremely comfortable.  It’s easy to get in and out of.  It is perfect for nursing.  It works wonders when I need Evelyn to fall asleep.  I couldn’t be happier.  It’s calling in life was for the middle of the night.

Stranmon DIY Wingback Rocker

I love Evelyn’s nursery.  It is the best room in the house.  I chose purple and gold because those colors symbolize royalty.  I want her to always remember she is the daughter of a King.

Nursery Source List:

Rug:  Home Decorators Medina Over Dyed Rug 
Curtains:  IKEA Marjun modified (Tutorial here)
Light Fixture:  Hampton Bay Estelle Champagne
Chair: IKEA Strandmon + Runners (Tutorial here)
Nesting Doll Mobile:  Dolls (Tutorial here)
Crib:  IKEA Hensvik
Changing Table: IKEA Gulliver 
Bookcases: IKEA Billys + Paint (Tutorial here)
Lamp: Mainstays + Gold Spray Paint
Gallery Shelves:  IKEA Ribbas + Gold Spray Paint (Tutorial here)
Prints: (Left to right-top to bottom)
The Whale
Framed Nesting Doll Fabric
Camera Bunny
Lily – Clearance at Michael’s
Ewok – Aaron bought at Comic Con
Nesting Doll Wood – Beth, Sywoodink
Fisher Price Little People
Elephants In Easter Attire
“Beautiful Inside and Out” print