We’re moving!

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*The giveaway after this awesome good news is sponsored by Carter’s. See below for additional disclosures.

I’ve been reluctant to blurt this from the rooftops because I’m afraid to jinx it, but it’s finally starting to sink in so here I go… We’re moving!

Not far, just to the burbs. We’ve been thinking and praying about where to move a long time. I’d say years even. We found the perfect place last month, put money down, and we’re officially under contract. The builders are scheduled to break ground this Friday.

It’s a one story right on the edge of a culd-a-sac, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two living rooms, and two dining rooms. It truly is my (realistic) dream house. Needless to say my Pinterest boards are off the chain. We set an appointment for four-hours worth of design decisions and were done in two. I agonized over making the right choices the weeks leading up to the appointment, but during, I choose colors in a split second, and spit out my answers like a confident Jeopardy champ. I really hope I’m still happy with it once it all comes together. This is totally new for me. We own a condo too, but it was already built when we bought it, so picking out the insides and waiting for it to come together is whole different ballgame.
Lot sold

I snapped this photo the day after we bought our lot when I drove by to see the SOLD sign. I don’t have a natural eye for decorations but I do know I’m going to fill this new place with TONS of photographs.

And see that cute little number my little guy is wearing? I made that! Link to the cute tutorial is in my sidebar (to the right)! It’s made from a Carter’s bodysuit. For my daughter, most of her clothes are from boutiques. But for my son, for his first wardrobe, I love layering cute things from Carter’s. They have the most adorable layette collections that can be layered and miss-matched for different looks. I get a lot of cute out of date stuff at my local consignment store, and the new baby clothes in their store or online.


I personally love the bright colors of the Little Speedster collection. And my grandmother sent us pieces of one of their elephant collections as well. The “Elephant Friends” collection features shades of blue and elephants.

Another nice thing about our new place is we’ll have WAY more closet space. And since Big T’s wardrobe is already close to rivaling his sisters (definitely ahead of what hers was at his age) we’ll need all the space we can get for my stylish duo.

Lucky me, Carter’s sent me a gift card and to try some of their new collection and is sponsoring a $50 Carter’s gift card giveaway with you, that you will be free to use at your local store! So let’s celebrate our good news with a giveaway! It’s not a house but hey, it’s still awesome.

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.
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Also, make sure you “like” Carter’s on Facebook and follow Carter’s on Twitter to discover the latest great deals, exclusive events and offers for your little ones! There they’re also having a Carter’s Precious Gift Sweepstakes until July 8th. 16 winners will get a customized Gift Basket of new Little Layette product valued at $300. You can enter here or here if you’re using your mobile device.

little speedsterDisclosure: Carter’s partnered with bloggers such as me to help promote Little Layette. As part of the program, I received product or gift cards. Carter’s believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words, and therefore did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the products I used. Carter’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. The winner of any giveaway in this program will be randomly chosen and gift card fulfillment will be handled by a third party.

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  1. Love the baby girl fairy monkey nusery set. Love your blog and sweet baby T. He’s getting so big and looks os much like you!

  2. So happy for you all…how exciting! Love the pic of your 2 angels! Awesome! Can’t wait to hear/see all the details in the coming months!

  3. The love the shirts and pants. And I NEED to win. Our foster babies are out of style with all the cute colors and new lines. :>) MS

  4. I love the cardigan pant sets-I had a set for my baby girl when she was a newborn and it was great to be able to take the cardigan on and off depending on the temp without having to change a whole outfit! Congrats on the house! 🙂

  5. Always love the little girls pants with the image on the bottom – the monkey and the strawberry especially. And anything with polka dots!

  6. You guys are building?? How exciting! My son wore a lot of Carter’s sets as a baby and still does. I think the 3 piece outfit set is too cute! With the bear on the booty and the ears on the hat… I just can’t!

  7. Congratulations on the move! I would totally be pinning like a madwoman.

    Carters has such cute little blankets. I like the pink and white polka dot one the best. 🙂

  8. Congratulations on the big move! Hope everything goes smoothly :). And hooray for the fun giveaway. I loved Carter’s for both of my boys and would love to put this towards some new goodies for our newest little one.

    1. Thanks! I hope everything goes smoothly too! I’ve heard some nightmares about building, but I’ve heard good things about these guys so I’m hopeful there won’t be too many hiccups along the way.

  9. Congrats!! We are waiting to close on our first home! Just in time too since our second little girl is due in October!

  10. Congratulations on the house! That is so exciting.

    I absolutely LOVE Carter’s! Their stuff is my favorite, and I could REALLY use a gift card…since I’m having a girl after 3 boys and need all new stuff. 🙂

  11. I like the Microfleece Snap-Up Sleep & Play.


  12. Congrats on the new house and move!

    I love all of carters stuff but if I could pick up one thing tomorrow it would be the boys set that has the fox, raccoon, bear, moose, ect. My daughters nursery is woodland themed so I love when her outfits go with it. (I also love that they are unisex so I can pass them onto baby number two in a few years!)

  13. I love Carter’s! My daughter has some of the cutest stuff from there. I especially love thier sleep and play outfits. My favorite one was a yellow one with a little giraffe on it. I was so sad when Sonja outgrew it. Your babies are adorable. Congrats on the house! So exciting!

  14. I love Carter’s stuff. In fact, I sort of laughed one day when I realized just how much of my baby boy’s clothes were Carter’s…even more so because his name IS Carter! I have so many clothes making their way through baby #2, and they’ve held up well…yay!

  15. Congrats on the move! That is so exciting. =] Love the elephant shirt, too! My whole nursery is done with elephants so I’d have to say I’m pretty partial to the animal. =]

  16. I just love the little camper collection!! Congrats on building a new home, that’s a dream of mine someday 🙂

  17. Congrats on your new place! We love Carter’s in my house, their clothes just seem to fit the best on our little girl. We have the four piece ladybug set, and I can’t wait until our sweet girl is able to fit into it!

  18. Anything with stripes. I love stripes on little boys.

    I can’t wait to see your house come together. Your Pinterest has been inspiring lately. 🙂

  19. YAY! How exciting!! We actually just signed a contract to build a Gehan home here in Houston! How funny…Lil J and my 2nd little one were born days apart and now building at the same time with the same bulider! How totally weird. ha! You are going to love all the space! As far as Carters goes? I haven’t met an outfit I didn’t like!

  20. In the picture you showed, I really like that simple light aqua and white striped onesie. I miss onesies!!

  21. I love anything Carters! My nearly 3 month baby girl is in 6 month clothes already. What I like about Varters onesies is that they have more stretch but also keep their shape.

  22. I love Carter’s onesies and sleepers. My boys pretty much lived in those the first few months. My oldest was a preemie, too, and Carter’s was the only preemie clothes that weren’t huge on him. I’ll definitely be sticking to them with our next baby on the way.

  23. I love the giraffe swaddle blankets! I’m loving giraffes right now and you can never have too many blankets.

  24. Congratulations! I have a while before I even start this process since I’m JUST starting my career but this definitely makes me look forward to it.

    This post also makes me want another baby. Not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing yet. LOL!

  25. I love the little speedster collection -2 pack jumpsuit set.

    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  26. I love love love the Fox/turtle body suit set. The “just like daddy” makes me smile bc my baby looks so much like his daddy! Thank you!

  27. Congrats on your little boy. I have a 2 year old and 9 week old so I enjoyed following your pregnancy. I love the carter’s gowns when they are newborn, and the little whale overall set is a new favorite for my little one.

  28. Bodysuits, bodysuits and MORE bodysuits! I just found out we’re expecting our first baby and I am obsessed with how cute they are!

    As an aside, I read your blog throughout your first pregnancy just for S&Gs and now HERE I AM taking in all the tips/advice I can get! Let me get comfy…gonna be a long 8 months! ^.^

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