Downtown Stroll

May 26, 2016

Filed Under : Lifestyle - Motherhood - Style

Downtown StrollSince having Piper, one of our favorite things to do as a family is to strap her in the stroller and explore downtown. There are so many fun restaurants, coffee shops, and parks to visit (see some of my favorite spots here). Piper absolutely loves it too! It’s so fun to watch her observe and take in the world around her. We could push her for hours, and she’d be happy as a clam. When we first got our bugaboo stroller we were so excited to let her try it out that we put her in the stroller and pushed her around the house. She was so giggly and happy, we probably pushed her back and forth and made funny faces at her for close to hour. The silly things you do to make your baby laugh ;). The other weekend, on an especially beautiful day, we did a little exploring downtown. The weather called for rain, but the day ended up being gorgeous and sunny so we took full advantage. We snapped a few pictures and shared them below!Downtown Stroll^ Everything in her mouth..all the time…Downtown StrollDowntown StrollDowntown Stroll^ I spy little baby hands and baby feet ;)Downtown StrollDowntown Stroll^ These two together, I can’t even handle it. They are my redheaded people, and I love it so much.Downtown StrollDowntown StrollDowntown Stroll^ I mean, who wears sunglasses when you can use them as a teething toy?? ;)Downtown StrollDowntown StrollDowntown StrollDowntown StrollBugaboo 16Bugaboo 25 Dress: Sonnet James | Shoes: Converse | Hat: ASOS | Piper’s Bow: the Splendid Bow Shop | Piper’s Sunglasses: Janie and Jack |Piper’s Romper: Baby Gap| Stroller: Bugaboo, c/o

I cannot say enough about how wonderful this stroller is. It is perfect for any mamas or families that are always on the go or that travel often. It is super light and so easy to fold up and put in the car. Since I already have my hands plenty full when I’m trying to grocery shop and run errands with a baby, it’s nice to have a stroller that doesn’t add to the stress. Part of this is because it is not bulky at all. It’s the perfect size, which I appreciate when we’re out and about, and I’m sure others do too ;). When we’re walking down the grocery aisles or making a pit stop at a coffee shop, I don’t feel like I take up too much space and bump into everyone.

As a new mama, I have been overly especially concerned with the safety of any and every product we use for Piper. I would do anything to make sure my girl is safe, and I love that Bugaboo has done the same. All the safety tests they run and that the strollers go through exceed the safety standards globally. How assuring to know that!

One last thing I can’t forget to mention is that I have been so so impressed at how smooth our stroller rides. When I push it, it feels like we’re gliding. I know the smooth ride is comfortable for Piper because, if you can’t tell, I’m pretty sure she loves it ;). If I could pick any stroller, the Bugaboo Cameleon3 is by far the one I would choose time and time again. I seriously cannot say enough about it (clearly)! If you haven’t heard of Bugaboo, be sure to check them out! This stroller is a mama’s dream!

Can’t wait for a summer full of lots more strolling downtown!

thank you so much to bugaboo to partnering with me for this post
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Vann and Liv

May 23, 2016

Filed Under : Around Town - Style

Vann and Liv via Love Lola Blog | Jessi Nichols Photography

Vann and Liv is the cutest little children’s boutique there ever was. Not only are the clothes and accessories unbelievably adorable, but I cannot get over the beautiful decor. Major design crush over here. From the little dots on the ground to the hanging ice cream cones, it’s just so precious I had to share it on the blog.

We have been borrowing the rocking chair in Piper’s nursery from a friend, and are about to invest in our own. I am torn between dark gray or bright blue. After visiting Vann and Liv, I might have to go with the bright blue! We’ll see if I can convince Scofield ;)

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As we were shopping around, I couldn’t help but wish all the little clothes came in adult sizes too! All so cute. And there were so many things I wanted to get for Piper, it was hard to decide!! If you’re in the Greenville area, be sure to check them out!

Vann & Liv
1 N Main St
Greenville, SC 29601

*photos by jessi nichols photography

Four Years

May 21, 2016

Filed Under : Lifestyle

four years

Photo by Jessi Nichols Photography

On Thursday, Scofield and I celebrated four years of marriage and I can hardly believe it. Four years feels like a big number. Ya know, like we’ve really made it … four years of marriage. Do we get a medal or something?? I’m sure we’ll look back in 20 years and think “ha, remember when we thought we knew about marriage and what we were doing after only four years? kids.” It’s true, we’re kids. And only by God’s grace do we have the marriage, commitment, and love that we do. We are so thankful for the community, mentors, and friends who are an example of a healthy, loving relationship to us.

This picture was taken around our anniversary last year, when Piper was just a dream and a little bean growing in my belly. I was just 6 months pregnant then, and now she’s out in the world and already 6 months old. It’s amazing what can happen in just one year. We’re no longer just friends and spouses, but now we’re parents together. Crazy. Amazing. Wonderful. All the things.

Here’s to this adventure together. I can’t wait to see what the next year, and 20 years, hold.

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Owlet Baby Monitors

May 4, 2016

Filed Under : Lifestyle - Motherhood

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The Owlet Baby Monitor has quickly made the top of my must-have baby products list. If you haven’t heard of it, it is a little monitor you place on your baby’s foot, like a sock, that uses hospital technology to monitor your baby’s oxygen levels and heart rate. If their levels drop below normal, an alarm will alert you.

As a first time mom, who is already prone to anxiety, I have spent far much time worrying about all the bad things that could happen. I remember those first couple months, before we had the Owlet, when stress and anxiety interfered with my nights. We would finally get Piper down to sleep, and I would be exhausted but couldn’t sleep myself. I’d be too busy leaning over the bassinet, checking every few minutes to make sure she was breathing.

Now, since she has started to roll over, I am especially thankful to have the Owlet. That girl moves all over the crib in the night, and when I wake up in the morning she’ll often be on her tummy. With the Owlet monitor at work, I can go to sleep peacefully knowing it will alert me if there are any problems.

I have found this to be an invaluable gift, and think it would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift for any mamas of little ones you may know. I know Scofield loves it too, both for the well being of our girl, but also for a well rested wife which keeps the sleep-deprived crazy at bay ;).

Owlet is offering $25 OFF for all my readers, if you order through this link. If you are stumped on what to buy for Mother’s Day, you can’t go wrong with this invaluable gift!

thank you to Owlet for partnering with me in this post!

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