Mary Campbell Hall (Campbell)

Campbell made her grand debut on Sunday, July 11, at 12:17 a.m. She weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz and is 20.5 inches... the cutest little birdie you've ever seen!


7 months (and a trip to the White House)

We always enjoy a stroll on the South Lawn and this year the White House garden tour included a special addition of the kitchen garden (with some impressive rhubarb).



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Love That Bump Lemonade

I've been craving citrus all winter long, and I was happy to stumble across this healthier recipe for fresh lemonade, just in time for spring...

Love That Bump Lemonade
Makes eight 8-ounce servings

8 ounces fresh lemon juice (about 5 lemons)
½ cup clover honey
64 ounces of cold water (8 cups)
Mint sprigs

1. After you’ve juiced all the lemons, set them aside. Place the honey in a heatproof container, and microwave it for 30 seconds. It should be nice and liquidy. If not, put it back in for another 10 seconds (don’t do it for a full minute, or else it will get scalding hot).
2. Whisk the warm honey into the lemon juice. At this point, you can use the honey-lemon mixture as a concentrate, making a serving at a time and keeping the rest in a covered container in the fridge. Add ¼ cup of the concentrate to either cold water and ice for lemonade or sparkling water for a nice twist.



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Nesting, literally

Our baby girl (gasp, did I tell you we were having a little girl?! Think monogrammed bloomers and smocked dress, oh my!) already has a better art collection than we do. We'll be hanging this beautiful (and not pink) piece by the fabulously talented Kendall Walser Cox above her crib. Now we just need to get her a crib!


Nesting, part one

Some things I'm loving for the bébé...

Hot air balloon decals:

Peacock area rug:

Gotland sheepskin for tummy time:

mocs! Wish these came in adult sizes...

(photos courtesy of Artfire, Urban Outfitters, Huset and Freshly Picked)


Pho coma

I've never experienced a more refreshing food coma than after eating a big bowl of Pho on a cold afternoon. I may just have this for dinner too.



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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

It's been painful, but I've faithfully followed doctor's orders not to highlight my hair blonde. Truly a sign of love for the bébé... and we'll just have to see if MY gentleman prefers blondes...

(photo courtesy of Style)



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I love Love


Winter wonderland

I can't even keep track of how many feet of snow we've gotten this winter, but I surprisingly haven't grown tired of it yet. Especially when it means snow angels (me) and snow men (people with much more energy)...