01 July 2014


I'm not sure where time goes these days. Life seems to be incessantly hectic. I always think it's just a phase--that things are going to slow--and I'll be able to drink every day in and really enjoy it--but that pretty much never happens. But busy is good. And we've certainly been busy! Here's a little glimpse into our lately (in no particular order):

The amazing team at Home Depot asked me to participate in another patio style challenge (remember my courtyard update from last spring?). This time it was a 'patio redux'--reusing the same furnishings, but freshening things up and adding to the mix. Here's a little glimpse at the photoshoot -- my friend and photographer, Geneva, and her insanely cute shoes.

Backyard bliss...again...thanks to Home Depot. 
I'll be sure to blog the link when my patio redux goes live! 

Maple and I spent a week beach-bumming it with my family. The solitude and salty sea air was everything and more that we needed...I tried so hard to relish every ounce of it!

It was bebe's first trip to the beach (ha!). Here we are...5 months along...just starting to show. You know...that point where everyone on the beach wonders if you ate too much ice cream for lunch (and yes, I did).

Hubby and I broke away from the oceanfront, and reminisced in Charleston for a few days. We paid homage to our favorite fooderies (made up word...yes...), and a few newbies that we were dying to try, like Leon's. It was nothing short of amazing, I tell you. I ate there twice...in two days...

And as if the food isn't enough to draw you to Leon's...just look at that decor. Simple and perfect.

Sweet tooth had to be satisfied by my favorite gem of a bakery, of course. 

And, back in Lexington, design projects are rolling right along. This one's taking shape as a dapper dude office space/bachelor pad studio. I snapped this pic right after cabinets were installed, but so much has taken shape since! Flooring is in...counters are on...appliances are installed...furnishings are arriving...and a custom concrete vanity gets installed this week in the bathroom. Can I move in? 

Umm...speaking of moving...Maple and I bought our third little casa. You see, the downtown cottage where we currently live was purchased as an investment property (it's actually zoned commercial). We said we'd live in it for a year or so until it was ready to be rented. Well, bebe came along this winter, and suddenly this one bedroom building on a super noisy street was no longer cutting it. It was a hellacious process (aka we are both self employed aka banks hate us)...and I recommend you never step foot into a for sale by owner without a realtor (so worth their fees, people), but we finally, finally closed! And this charming bungalow in the downtown neighborhood of our dreams is where Maple, Poppy, and girlfriend now call home. And it feels dang good.

Well...we almost call it home. Of course this girl wanted to make a few minor changes, so we are painting (and painting...and painting)...reworking a few ceilings and a bathroom...and refinishing those floors back to their 100-year old glory. And then we will move...and it will all be worth it.

Meanwhile, the bump is steadily progressing...

Into a full-fledged seven-month baby belly. And I couldn't be more thrilled. I never really knew if I'd like being pregnant...it always seemed so foreign and I honestly rather dreaded it. But, friends, it's been so fun, and I am already super sad that we're rounding third base and nearing the home stretch. Must relish these last few months! 

And there you have it. 
Our little lately. 



katie gavigan said...

Congrats on the new house - can't wait to see it once you're finished with it. :)

My Interior Life said...

Congratulations on your bun and new house!! You look adorable pregnant (duh!)! Can't wait to see what you do with the house, and of course, your most important new addition!

Unknown said...

I, too, can't wait to see how the house progresses. I'm glad you're back to blogging as it's nice to know what's up in Lexington- I'm from Paducah! Anyway, have a good holiday! The bump is looking good. :)

Claire said...

Wow, you look great! Love your bump pictures.

Hannah Maple said...

Thank you, ladies! You are all too kind! And thank you for being loyal readers despite my crazy long hiatus :)