My little man is going on eight months, I just lowered his crib –which actually makes me really sad. I loved seeing his smiling face, bink in his mouth, standing, holding on the edge of the crib when I would go in to get him every morning. But having a crib railing underneath his arms was just begging for him to try and climb out, so down it went.

Maybe it was the Colorado influence, but I went a little woodsy with his nursery. Wood and metal elements (which is pretty much all over my house), deer head, the most amazing crib sheet, antlers on the wall. It feels pretty boyish in there, and I love it.

When Jax was born, a flag was flown just for him on the day of his birth, and we were presented with it a few weeks later. I absolutely love it! I love the tradition behind it, and that he gets a piece of his papa’s legacy to keep forever.

 

I don’t know how soon the next move will be, and I have a guest bedroom to concentrate on getting in order first, but I would LOVE to see one of Livettes up on one of his walls! Right?! Maybe in the next house…

IKEA was a great resource for me, when looking for pieces for his nursery! I really have no complaints about the crib or the dresser–I still love both! And I even still like the rocking chair–it’s comfortable and does what I need it to without being to fussy. In the next house, I might not put the white shelf up in his room…it feels slightly out of place with it’s crisp whiteness, but for now, it works holding books and socks and swimming gear.

Crib : IKEADresser: IKEA
Curtains: Target
Curtain Rod: Target
Rocking Chair: IKEA
Poof: Target
Deer Head: Amazon (and then spray painted)
Frames: Hobby Lobby
Letters: Etsy: Shop1929
Antlers: c/o my father
Hanging buckets & plants : IKEA
Crib sheet: Etsy: Babiease (It’s so soft and I LOVE the fabric!)
Rug: IKEA
Shelf: IKEA
Chair: Nuna

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Why have books if you can’t pull them off the shelf?!

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Shorts // Baby Gap (older, but similar & a little bigger) – Shirt//Carters - Shoes//Baby Gap

I love me some Kate Middleton, but I really can’t say the same for Prince George and his pastel-wearing, sail-boat embroidered outfifs.  Granted, he’s adorable in anything he is wearing! But I’ve definitely gravitated towards outfits for Ajax that speak “boy”. And what is more boy than camo?! I absolutely love my little guy in camo. And a little pop of neon totally completes the look. Who said dressing little boys wasn’t fun?! Especially when I go all matchy-matchy with my camo pants on the same day…although I leave the army crawlin’ to him.

 

Has it really been over two weeks (or more) since I last posted? I blame Mimi and Pop….. or as I know them, my parents. Single mommin’ it is no joke, so we hopped on a plane to see my parents for a few weeks. Turns out, flying solo with a seven month old is also no joke. To the older gentleman who let Ajax pull your arm-hair and drool on your glasses, may your grandkids give you lots of hugs and kisses. Tip: flying later at night is so much better for babies…they sleep!

Spending time with Mimi and Pop was wonderful. Not to mention getting to see my sister and brother and his whole family. Wanderlust keeps me okay with living in different places, but having Ajax has made me crave spending quality time with family. Grilling, park walks, road-trips, and trying our hand at baking creme brûlée- it was delightful. Not to mention Jax just eating up all the snuggles he got from all his aunts and uncles, and of course, Mimi and Pop.

It was a great time relaxing and being loved on. Do you have a spot you head to when you need a little breather?

One of my favorite summer drinks is sangria, and I’m especially partial to Spanish Sangria. This sangria super easy to make, delicious, and if your not careful, you’ll drink half the pitcher without realizing it. It’s that delicious! Also, since it has orange juice in it, does that mean it’s acceptable to drink for breakfast?
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Spanish Sangria

Fruit
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups spiced rum
1 bottle red wine*
orange juice

I used apples and oranges for my sangria, but you can use whatever fruit you would like or have on hand.
Cut up the fruit and add it along with sugar and rum to a pitcher. Stir and refrigerate for a couple of hours. Add your bottle of wine (yes… the entire thing, minus the glass you stole). Add orange juice to taste–I prefer mine with lots of OJ– and you’re done.

Drink. Share. Enjoy.
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*I used Ménage à Troís California Red Wine–it’s a cheap, but good red wine. Just make sure to use a red that you love.

 

Recipe adapted from here