mobile July 2015The Cocooners: July 2015

The Last Days

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Don't be so glum, I'm not talking about the last days of life - just the last days of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  

The sale ends August 2nd which is right around the corner.  And just so you know, it's not all about me and what I would buy for myself.  Today, you get to see some of my cutest pics for the littles in your life.

Master Peace

Friday, July 17, 2015
We are slowly getting our master bedroom together.  We purchased our side tables from Pottery Barn, and now we are looking for a bed/headboard, lamps and some classic and comfortable linens.  However, being in Texas in the summer calls for some edits to our bedroom space as we plan on having peaceful nights of slumber.  I don't want to buy too much now and create a heavy space that literally feels too warm. 

In the summer, I remove our duvet cover and let the duvet go commando.  We have a very light weight down comforter so without a heavier duvet cover, it's really the perfect amount and cozy coverage for summer nights.  I still need new linens that will complement my stark white comforter.  I came across some gorgeous linens at Parachute Home and am intrigued by the possibility of getting linens from Italy.  That's the elitist snob in me, y'all!  

Photo via Parachute Home
I read on the Parachute Blog that in Europe, the use of a top sheet is quite uncommon.  This blew my American mind.  But think about it.  Why do you need a top sheet, especially in the summer?  I can't come up with a reason.  And one less thing to buy - my budget likes that!  

I think this set of pillow cases and a fitted sheet in crisp, white cotton percale would be perfect for our room for summer and beyond.      
Photo via Parachute Home
What do you do to get your bedroom ready for summer nights?  Do you sleep with a top sheet or without?
**I was not compensated in any way for this post.  All opinions are my own.**

The Decision

Monday, July 13, 2015
So everyone knows that once you have your first child, the folks start immediately asking, "When are you going to have another one?"  For the longest time, we weren't sure if we wanted to have another one.  Meaning, I wasn't sure if I wanted another one.  I prayed so hard for Dax and he's here.  He's really enough so I just wasn't sure I wanted to rock the boat, aka my life, our life, with another child.  It is a decision I have thought and stressed about for a good year (or more) now.  Weighing the pros and cons, mulling over being Advanced Maternal Age (such a disgusting term to me) and doubly high-risk, wanting a girl, trying save money in case... and finally, I decided I wanted to try for another one.  So that meant I needed to share my feelings and my decision with my husband to see if he was on board.  Surprisingly, it was one of the easiest conversations we've had.  Not that I thought he'd flat out say no but I thought I'd meet some resistance or the obligatory, it's not the right time.  But alas, my baby daddy is ready to sail these uncharted waters. 

It may not happen, and that's ok but we are ready to give it to God and see.  If it doesn't happen naturally, then it just won't happen.  I'm not stressing and how unusual is that!  I've also come to terms with the fact that I could have another boy and you know what, that would be great too.  I would hardly need anything new thanks to Big Bro Dax and my unwillingness to part from anything of his.  Seriously, whatever happens will be fine but at least we've finally made the decision to try.  The relief of not stressing over this anymore has lifted an anchor from my shoulders.  And now, we're off. 

This Is Big!

Thursday, July 9, 2015
It's time for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and here's your chance for Early Access!  Nordstrom Rewards Members earn double points now through July 16‏.  Sweet.  I'm supposed to be on a budget but I may have to scramble up some ends from somewhere.  This is too good to miss!

Here are some of my picks: