oh, it's my favorite time of the year!
and now that our babe is finally with us – it's even more fun.

these days we explore the yard afternoon and this week it got super interesting. 
the milkweeds are doing their thing and all the coolness that comes with it...
{click photos to look closer}

totally cool.
(i love that all the things that hang with the milkweed are poisonous to eat and show themselves to be that way in bright orange and black. danger colors are rad.)

showing Lu the fun of spreading the milkweed seeds!

hunting for more interesting stuff...

more poison. good to look up and read about so that little peeps don't eat.
such beautiful colors and not so dangerous looking, eh? 
hmmm. kinda looks delicious. 
extra caution in the years to come...

checking out the fish...

and we found a wooly bugger!

did you know they turn into this guy?

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after much exploring Lu zones out.
usually it's followed by a nap where the downloading process happens.

can't believe her 1st birthday is just 3 weeks away.

soaking it up before winter comes...

hey friends!
as you can tell i'm putting my all into this little babe of mine 
and slimming down on the blog posts
but hopefully i'll try to keep them worth the wait.

this one is a little update on her room...
as you may know, i like eye candy. and i love to see how people decorate for their little ones so i hope you like the sharing on my end. 
if you know me and visit me often, you'll back me up on this– 
one thing i like to do is change things up. 
like, often. like, super often. 
switching it up is so much fun to me. 
how will you know what is best if you're not always trying new things? 

keep in mind too that we started her room without even knowing 
if she was a "she".
so here's how it's been morphing into it's own little butterfly...

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every morning is such a treat because this is my veiw!

{got this pretty chalkboard hanger thing at marshall's. so nice.}
she's learning hello and goodbye and waving all day long.
plus crawling and standing! gah!

i get such a kick out of her little western birdhouse 
from michael's in the window 
and i just got her drapes made...
hmmm. not totally sure about the drapes so this is just a test. 
love the fabric ordered from joann and hand made by wooden bridge 
but feel like it might be a bit too much? 
i just can't be sure since i went with no curtains for sooooo long. 
it's hard to say.

her view from the floor of the changing dresser and windows...

i still love that bird print ordered from paper-source 
and how it totally matches those drapes! 
(didn't try that, but love it anyway.)

i have so many more prints to frame. 
maps and more maps! can't wait 'til that day comes.

and this wall will be ever changing – here it is for now...

 she loves to point at each framed thing and squeal and babble with delight. it's so exciting.
it makes me so happy that her favorite seems to be the hawk mother right bottom which i made a very long time ago with her in the back of my mind. xoxo

oh and! luleebee has a fish! mermelda. he is beautiful.
she likes to see him from the top and the side, of course. 
she also likes to put her hand in – but we try not to do that so much...

 hope this gives a little inspiration to change things up 
and not be afraid to try new things!
remember just how much time you spend in your space 
and try to make it spark that happiness we all love to feel. 
the sunny spot on the carpet kinda feeling. 
mmm yeah.