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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Brealyn Nenes Photography | Branding


I am so excited to share a recent project I worked on with a dear friend of mine- Brealyn of Brealyn Nenes Photography! You might know our back story but here it is: Our guys work together at Discount Tire and she and I started chatting back in February, getting to know each other. After some time, we had a coffee date, totally hit it off and worked on a little blog/photography collaboration throughout spring and summer! During that time, she did all my blog photos and a few other events (herehere) and I worked on her new website launch. After getting it live about a month ago, I felt it was about time to share the mood board here and how it turned out!


I really do adore the whimsical touches of the color palette and the pop of gold glitter throughout. She was an angel to work with and we had so much fun pulling all her ideas together to create a space that's lovely and unique to her. I hope anyone who visits her site sees how much passion and joy she has sharing her love and talent of photography with the world!

Here's a bit about Brealyn:


Friday, October 10, 2014

My Baby Shower




my sister and cousins 



that's a diaper cake- kuddos to mama bear! 

 my mother-in-law and sister-in-laws



 dearest friend, Holly

guests took home fresh mason jar bouquets as favors 



 Aunt Kari, mom, sister, cousins and Gam Gam


 Gam Gam



 my besties- Marissa & Holly

 mom and sister

mom and Gam Gam 

my daddy

Considering it's been 2 months since my baby shower and we're about to welcome baby girl any day now, I thought it was about time to blog it! I first have to send so many thanks to my mom particularly for spending weeks on end and a huge amount of money on making this day special for me. She's knows how picky and OCD I am so it was hard letting go and letting her do it all and she blew my expectations out of the water! It was the perfect touch of feminine and girly while remaining classy and gorgeous. Not too overdone- it was just right! Another thank you goes to my sister, Sami and grandma for helping mama with all the loose ends to make this day perfect for me. I have quite the amazing support system and send so much gratitude to them!

When we started chatting about a shower, I wanted something in the morning so I originally thought a brunch styled party with a waffle bar and mimosas but after thinking about it more, I dreamed of a little tea party. My mom had her caterer bring in tea sandwiches, macarons, scones and yummy desserts while my grandma made cupcakes as well. They brewed some tea and offered sangria, which was a huge hit! We played some games that my sister created and opened gifts- all the usual baby shower details- and Brealyn was there capturing the whole thing for us!

There's always one gift that does stand out and I have to say, it was a precious bible from my dad with "Emery Kinch" engraved on the front. It's blush pink and small so it's perfect for her (thanks for suggesting this to him, mom!) but I was all tears opening that! Looking back, it was lovely and exactly what I wanted. We were showered with so many goodies for Emery and I can't wait to see her with everything.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Nursery Reveal











crib: Target | bedding: Restoration Hardware | sheet: Serena & Lily | throw pillows: Marshalls | gold dot decals: All Four Walls | lamb chair: Restoration Hardware | book shelves: IKEA | end table: Amazon | lamp: Target | deer head: White Faux Taxidermy | e letter: East & Acland | rug: Safavieh via AllModern | gold pouf: Waiting on Martha | rocker: Target (in Ecru) | dresser: Amazon | prints: B is for Bonnie, Lindsay Letters & SS Print Shop | frames: gifted from my mom (vintage) | mirror: Target | initial letters: Hobby Lobby | tassel garland: Studio Mucci | ceramic pig: Marshalls | picture frame: Marshalls | zebra tray: Waiting on Martha | misc bin: Target | curtains: IKEA

It's finally time to share this labor of love with you all! It's typical Aubrey in all it's gold and blush goodness and surprisingly, Andrew and Drake love it just as much as I do. Since finding out we were having a girl, I knew right away the direction I wanted to take this room and started getting things together quickly. I had a lot from my previous office so I was able to be resourceful but other items were either gifted by my parents or Andrew and I purchased them over the summer. My goal was to create a space that was soft, whimsical and serene for Emery but also something she can grow with and add lots of fun color to over time as she develops and becomes her own little personality. Looking back- it's perfect in my eyes and I wouldn't change a single thing. I hope you love it too!

Friday, October 03, 2014

Our Hospital Playlist


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A couple weeks ago I sat down and pulled together our hospital playlist. The list of songs I'd know would keep me calm or give me peace during labor and since creating it, I've been listening to it daily. Fifty-four songs, three hours and fifty-four minutes. It's something I'm cherishing because I know in certain moments while listening when we're in the hospital it'll be a moment that I'll never forget and in the future hearing those songs will take me right back to those sweet and wonderful memories of welcoming our little girl.

So without further ado, here's what made the cut:

CAPRI
Colbie Caillat
GROW OLD WITH YOU
Adam Sandler
FALL FOR YOU
Secondhand Serenade
YOU AND ME
Lifehouse
I'LL BE
Boyce Avenue
VULNERABLE
Secondhand Serenade
MARRY ME
Train
LORD, I NEED YOU
Matt Maher
WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL
Boyce Avenue
HANGING BY A MOMENT
Lifehouse
WE ARE
Kari Jobe
YOUR HANDS
JJ Heller
IRIS
Boyce Avenue
EVERYTHING WE NEED
Charlie Gore
HOW SWEET THE SOUND
Citizen Way
GIVE YOU MY LOVE
Adrina Thorpe
A DROP IN THE OCEAN
Ron Pope
YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
SAY SOMETHING
A Great Big World
IT'S GONNA BE LOVE
Mandy Moore
DAUGHTERS
John Mayer
BY YOUR SIDE
Tenth Avenue North
HEAVEN FORBID
The Fray
ONLY HOPE
Mandy Moore
I WON'T GIVE UP
Jason Mraz
SLOW DANCING IN A BURNING ROOM
John Mayer
HOW HE LOVES
David Crowder Band
WITH ARMS WIDE OPEN
Boyce Avenue
NEVER SAY NEVER
The Fray
HEAVEN
Boyce Avenue
FREE FALLIN'
John Mayer
BREATHE
Taylor Swift
LOOK AFTER YOU
The Fray
COLLIDE
Howie Day
SHE WILL BE LOVED
Boyce Avenue
HOW TO SAVE A LIFE
The Fray
I LIFT MY HANDS
Chris Tomlin
THE MOON
The Swell Season
A THOUSAND YEARS
Christina Perri
BROKEN
Lifehouse
OUR GOD
Chris Tomlin
NEVER GROW UP
Taylor Swift
BELOW MY FEET
Mumford & Sons
DIVINE ROMANCE
Phil Wickham
BABY GIRL
Will Hoge
MY LOVE
Sia
CRASH INTO ME
Dave Matthews Band
LIFE ON EARTH
Band of Horses
REVELATION SONG
Kari Jobe
BUTTERFLY KISSES
Bob Carlisle
IN YOUR ATMOSPHERE
John Mayer
STUPID BOY
Keith Urban
FOREVER
Kari Jobe
OCEANS
Hillsong United

These are in no particular order, we just plan to hit shuffle and enjoy! Some have zero meaning to them while others are ones I've always found comfort in but I feel like this is a pretty good variety while still giving calmer vibes. I just can't wait until it's that moment we're in the hospital, getting settled in and beginning to celebrate our baby's birth day! 23 days or less, friends.... not like I'm counting! ;)

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Happy Anniversary


HAPPY 4 YEARS, BEBE!
love you forever