Thursday, May 5, 2016

What's In a Name...

When deciding on a name for our baby girl, one thing was a given, her middle name!

A couple weeks back when our Fiona Grace was just 3 weeks old she had a very special play date!
My two very best friends since childhood Rebecca and Katie came over with their beautiful little ones, Carley Grace (5), Raylee (3), Bailey Grace (3), and Judson (6 months).

Do you spy a trend yet?

The three of us girls have a bond and friendship that is undeniable.  We have experienced elementary, middle, and high school together and when college came, we managed to find a way to live together.  When walking down the aisle to marry our amazing husbands we each stood next to each other as Matron and Maids of Honor.  We have experienced so much in life together that it only felt right when our first born daughters entered the world that they be connected to each other in some way.
Katie for as long as I can remember wanted to name her daughter Bailey Grace.  Bailey is her mom's maiden name.  Rebecca clenched to her faith more than ever when conceiving her first child so a middle name of Grace was more than appropriate. As for me, there was no way I would let my best friends or the  "Grace Trilogy" down.  Fiona Grace it was.  I find it so very special that not only do these three girls share the same middle name, but we all had our baby girls first.

Here are a few pictures from this very special day when all the kiddos met Fiona Grace!  

This was a surreal moment and one I will never forget.
(left to right) Carley Grace, Fiona Grace, Raylee, Judson, and Bailey Grace.

The "Grace Trilogy" is complete! 

4 best friends just hanging out!

Everyone got a little special time with little Fi...

Raylee is so sweet!  Every time I hear her say "I wanna see Fiona" my heart melts!

I think it's safe to say that Fiona's first play date was a total success!

I could not be more proud to be Aunt Tiff to these 4 angels! 

Oh my dear are going to have your hands full protecting all these girls!

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Our Daughter...Fiona Grace

I'm back!! Today marks one month since our lives changed forever for the better!  On March 25th at 2:10pm Scott and I welcomed our daughter Fiona Grace into the world.
After taking a month off to enjoy every single moment with our little angel I thought today would be the perfect day to return to "work" and start sharing all the wonderful events and pics that have happened the past few weeks.

Let's kick things off with Little Fi's 1 Month pictures today!   

Don't forget to follow Delightfully Chic on Instagram to see more! 
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Our Wedding on The Knot

Scott and I tied the knot back in August 2014 and I find it so fitting that just before we are set to welcome our first child into the world our wedding is picked up and featured on The Knot

How exciting?! 
We were thrilled to relive our magical day and have it shared with so many.
Stop by The Knot today to see a glimpse into our special day! 

"He loved her, and that was the beginning and end of everything" 
F.S. Fitzgerald


Thank you to ALL the amazing vendors we had the opportunity to work with!

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Quote of the Week {Weekend Wrap Up}

Well, the week has officially arrived!  Baby G is due to arrive this Saturday, however, I think we all know this little one and "the man upstairs" are in control of this!  I am sooooo ready to meet our angel!!! So, Baby G, feel free to make today your birthday if you think today feels right! 

For us, this past weekend we tried to take it slow, keep the feet elevated (edema is so not cool nor flattering) and enjoy what might have just been our last weekend before becoming parents!

I came home to fresh flowers and strawberries on Friday, Scott knows how to make me smile!
I had a major craving for Zack's, a longtime local spot in Burlington.  So we satisfied my craving.

On Saturday, we spent the morning having a little qt with my brother and soon to be Uncle Brent!
We got out and about and ran a few errands and enjoyed the sunshine.  We even made it out to my BFF's house to see the progress as they move into their forever home. I also totally lost a game of Trouble against Carly Grace (5) and Raylee (3). 

We wrapped up the weekend with a little yard work and watched What to Expect When You're Expecting.  Cliche, yes, but it just felt right and was so hilarious! Thank you to my Mama for buying the movie for us! I also think this was her way of keeping me at home and resting!! ;)

I have exciting news to share tomorrow so make sure to stop by!

Wishing you all a beautiful week! 

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Maternity Session with Brittany Blake Photography

At 34 weeks my dearest and incredible photographer friend Brittany Blake of Brittany Blake Photography was back behind her lens again for us capturing the most precious memories.  Maternity pictures are something I knew I wanted for Baby G to have to look back on one day, but not something I was thrilled about taking.  I once again let go and left it all in the hands of Brittany who made me feel completely beautiful in my own skin.

Today I am sharing a few of my favorites (I love the black and white shots) but to see the complete session stop by the Brittany Blake Photography Blog and join us on our journey to becoming parents!


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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Baby G's Nursery

We are less than two weeks away and I am so very excited to share with all of you our Sweet Baby G's very first room, the nursery!

When deciding how I wanted to style our little one's nursery there were a few things I was immediately certain on.   I knew I wanted it to be bright and clean and I wanted it to really feel like a peaceful oasis.   So many times I have been asked, “How will you ever decorate the nursery when you don’t even know Baby G’s gender?”  For me, this was easy.  Even if we had found out the sex, that wouldn’t have swayed my design plans.  There would be no blue and no pink.  As you know by now one of my favorite color combos is white and gold.  Ok, so I knew immediately white and gold were a must, next it was deciding on a soft shade of color that was gender neutral.  After a trip to Lowes and a handful of paint samples, we decided on Valspar Mint Hint!  It was the perfect pop of color for the nursery. 

Next, a “theme”!  I am not one to swoon over the typical baby items, but I did want the room to still reflect the tiny little angel that will soon be joining our family and hearts forever.  I am a huge lover of animals, especially baby animals.   A while back I had spotted the most gorgeous photographs of baby animals by The Animal Print Shop and quickly knew these were a must!  Once we had these prints in hand, the rest of the nursery just fell into place. 

For us, the nursery just wouldn't be complete without our two favorite toys from childhood.  Scott's teddy bear wearing the t-shirt he was given when he was born in Okinawa, Japan and my precious Raggedy Ann that I like to call "Rags".  

Scott and his close friend Isaac built the changing table for Baby G which makes it that more special.  They even took the sides a little higher with hopes that this Mama-to-be would worry maybe just a tiny touch less.  

The closet, couldn't be forgotten.  Shopping for this little one has been a bit challenging, but I have had moments of weakness and purchased gender specific items.  I am doing my best not to shop until Baby G arrives.  For the closet, organization was a must!  So far we have kept things very tidy however, I make no promises on how long this will last! 

All that we need now to complete the nursery is our Sweet Baby G!  We have 11 days until our due date, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I would love to meet our precious angel today.  When you are ready little one, we are ready! 

Wayfair: Glider in Sand
The Animal Print Shop: Baby Animal Wall Art
Rylee and Cru: Bunny Print 
Freshly Picked: Red Moccs  
Anthropologie: Elephant Hardware
Melissa and Doug: Plush Giraffe

The gold and marble side table was one of my DIY projects and the dresser and chest of drawers were actually thrift store buys that a coat of paint and I brought back to life!

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Quote of the Week {Weekend Wrap Up}

Happy Monday!! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend!  I am so excited for this week and the warm temps that are headed our way!! 

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to have Sweet Mama and Mama Gaither swoop in to my rescue and tell me to "rest and put your feet up" while they tackled my Saturday cleaning and picked up last minute items for the big delivery day! I am beyond grateful I have not been put on bed rest! I think I would go completely stir crazy!  For us the weekend was pretty low key.  We tried to relax and soak up the calm before the storm.  

Mama Gaither brought over my first spring flowers of the season! Spring through summer fresh flowers in our home are a must!!!

We even managed to decorate a touch for Easter and set the table for spring. 

Yesterday, Scott and I escaped for a little joy ride in the '48 to wrap up our relaxing weekend!

As we welcome the warm days this week I leave you with these very wise words! 

Ps...make sure to stop back by tomorrow to see Baby G's completed nursery! 
Here is a sneak peek I shared on Instagram this weekend!

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