Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What I've been working on...




Sorry for the quiet, friends. I haven't been online much, but it has really been a nice break. My mind is always so quiet when I am away from the tv and internet.

We're down to the last couple weeks until the baby is here, (any day now!) and I've been so busy trying to get everything finished. In the moments I have left, I am trying to spend my time enjoying this calm before our worlds are turned up-side-down. The weather has been so lovely, and today I spent the afternoon and evening swinging on the porch swing, getting some sunshine on my big, round belly. I am glad we have a privacy fence, because I look pretty ridiculous in my teeny bikinis, these days.

Here are a few things I've been working on around the house, and for the shop.







































This weekend I washed and put away all her little clothes, blankets, and socks. Everything is in it's place, and ready to go. We're ready for you, little baby.

39 comments:

Morgan said...

exciting!
best of luck to you and the new addition to your household (:

janis said...

I can't wait to see your beautiful babe! hope the next few weeks fly by! xo

Ashley Somawang said...

I love all your photos! Congrats on the little one:)

Anna said...

I wish I had some of that sun here. Your baby will be here so soon! I hope you enjoy these last few days before she is here.

kimberly ann said...

you always take such beautiful pictures :) i was curious though, does your cat ever mess with the flowers and other lovely items you bring indoors? my three cats love to gnaw on branches, flowers, succulents... everything! :( congrats on your baby. can't wait to 'meet' her :)

Anita said...

Aww. Seeing all of those picture books makes me smile. I'm really glad my parents spent so much time reading to me when I was little-- I'm sure that's where my love of books was born!

Best of luck with the little one. :) This must be such an exciting time!

Laura Nelson said...

i love all your blossom photos, they are gorgeous & im so excited for spring. Our trees over here haven't bloomed yet :( Your baby girls room is so cute!
xoxo,Laura

Gaby said...

As always, your photos are spectacular. Hope your baby shows up soon! It must be so exciting/scary to know that it could happen any day. But you look like you have everything under control :)

kelly ann said...

So excited for you, Aura! <3

O'Melly said...

Wonderful photography!

You must be a ball of emotions with your baby about to come into the world. I can only imagine how exciting/terrifying it would be!

Keep up the great work :)

P.S. The nursery photo totally pulled on my uterus. Ha ha.

Nelly said...

Lovely. Can't wait for these to get to your shop!

I can't believe it's already time. I am beyond excited to see you become a mother, Aura. It's amazing and the changes you are about to welcome into your life are indescrible. Many good thoughts and prayers for a healthy BIRTHday for you and your little lady!!!

Hugs :)

Jake and Nikki Boden said...

Simply lovely. Make me long for sunnier days and blossoming trees here! Soon enough.
Blessings to you and yours!

Marfio said...

Wishing you all the best over the next few weeks. Are you excited about finally meeting your babe?

Annie Kennedy said...

Can feel the spring love! :) Such sweet SWEET pictures! :)

Kate said...

I realized yesterday that I hadn't seen a post in awhile, but I knew your were doing your almost momma thing and enjoying every moment of it. Thank you for sharing your past few days, beautiful shots. "little clothes, blankets, and socks" swoooon. I have such a thing for tiny socks.

robyn said...

oh, i love those yellow flowers - i may just have to pop into the flower shop down the street and pick a few pretties up for our home as well!

glad to hear you're keeping some time to yourself these days - it's so easy to get caught up in all the things that need to be done before your little birdie gets here!

Nicole said...

Not sure how I found your blog, but I'm glad I did! Really beautiful and inspiring photography and decor.

Urban Wife said...

Absolutely breathtaking photos especially the ones of the trees outside blooming. Spring is here! :)

Jessica said...

YAY! I am so excited for you Aura! Can't wait to meet the precious little one. I know you guys are beyond ready!
Enjoy these last few weeks together, they are so special.
Sending you love, blessings and a safe and happy birthing experience whenever little one decides to come into the world.
<3

Gina said...

This is so exciting to hear. I can't wait to meet your little joon soon!

Kim said...

Our weather has been up and down like crazy. In St. Louis we had snow on Monday and today its sunny and in the 60s. Your pictures have me itching for spring! Your beautiful nursery has me itching for something else altogether... Your little nugget is very lucky :)

toi said...

So beautiful I am lost for words :)! I am your new follower.

An Invitation said...

Is that Rumi hanging above the crib? What a perfect inspiration for the little one. Best of luck in the next few weeks :)

Jello said...

hi! new follower here... i completely adore your pictures! lots of talent...
enjoy your day!
love,
Jello

Simply Inspired said...

Hi Aura, I love your nursery! Where did you get the babys crib? I am looking for a sleigh crib, and haven ot found any in that dark of espresso, also what shade of white? We are not finding out what we are having so I am constantly looking for ideas. Thank you I love your blog!

jodi said...

Om shanti sukha Om - joyous and peaceful birth to you sweet Aura. I remember in the last few weeks (i went to 42weeks with Che) I was really impatient and wanted it to end so badly. And then a friend said to me: "You will never again be one with this baby. Try not to grasp too hard for the journey to end." I started to relish in the wholeness of us and before long contractions began.

May the transition of birth be safe for you and baby. Breathe, surrender and embrace.

Thinking of you from across the oceans x

Courtney said...

I totally love your photos and can't wait til you have your baby girl! I'm so excited for you and Michael. xx

MAJ said...

Hi! I've been following your blog for a while now, but have never commented.

I love your photography and outlook on life.

I'm going to Spain for a month and hop I have internet, because I don't want to miss you having your little bird. Surely you can hold her in a little while longer? :)

PS: Please check my blog out if you get a spare moment.

Rachel said...

Beautiful as always! Can't wait to meet baby Joon <3


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Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I hope that the lovely weather you've been having is on it's way over here to Alabama. We are anticipating 70 degree days this weekend and I'm so happy. Mike has even mentioned taking out the kayaks. The water is still freezing but if I can stay in the boat it will be all good.

Everything looks amazing girl. Wonderful work. I can't wait for you guys to bring your little bundle of joy home, her room is precious! oxox

silvia Navarro said...

honey!!!!
this is so cute....=)
congratulations!
xx


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Leslie said...

I'm not sure of your exact due date but just wanted to let you know, if you didn't already know, that first babies have a tendency to be late. My first son was born at 41 weeks 3 days and my second at almost 42 weeks! So if people start asking if you've had that baby yet and if you get tired of answering, you can direct them here:

http://haveyouhadthatbabyyet.com/

:)

Enjoy the last few days/weeks of your pregnancy! Her room is beautiful. Happy happy birthing!

Sabrina said...

Beautiful photos. Love the vase with the little opening on the side! :)

Adam and Hilary said...

I'm excited for spring! Beautiful photography! Sending good vibes your way with the arrival of your little one!

BiologistMomofThree said...

Serendipity! That's how I feel about finding your blog.
Your beautiful photos are so inspiring to me. I'm a nature-loving mama who also works outside of the home, and as a result doesn't seem to have time to decorate or spend much time on artistic endeavors. The way you use simple items from nature and arrange them in such unique and lovely ways in your home has shown me that I can do amazing things with what is already surrounding me in my world.
Best wishes for a safe and fulfilling birth experience. The first time is special beyond words.

You will be a lovely mama. And your hubby looks like a sweetie who will be a great dad. There's nothing more sexy than a loving father ;)

Notes from Holly St. said...

wow...any day now! my little one is three weeks old now and it's been an amazing journey. the first week is amazing and overwhelming but it gets easier and easier as the days pass. you are going to love motherhood.

Beatriz Craven said...

How sweet. I will never tire of your beautiful posts and the equally beautiful photographs. It must be so fun to be nesting mode :) I'm waiting for the chaos to start at my home too (moving), but I'm excited for our adventure to come!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
B.

That Girl in Pearls

Aron said...

You have a lovely blog!

Aron
www.babymine.net
www.hitherandthither.net

Nicole said...

Aura,

I just found your blog about a week ago, and I've been soaking in your beautiful writing and photographs. I love the way you bring so much of nature into your home. Your blog really inspires me and I will surely become a regular reader. Congratulations on your baby girl, I hope you are enjoying each moment that you share with her.

Thank you,
Nicole