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    Hola peeps! Welcome to Casa de Lewis. We are twenty somethings who got married in 2010, bought a house in 2011, and had a sweet baby girl in 2012! We both started our careers as CPAs and now Reagan works in finance and I have my own photography business. I blog about my baby girl (obviously), products we love, crafts, photography, DIY projects, sweet treats, random life tidbits, and the balance of being a mom and business owner! Our house is always a work in progress but we love working on it and making it our own. Thanks for stopping by! Snoop around, why dontcha :)

15 Months

Happy Easter weekend! Popping in to post some pics of Paigey! She looks so stinking big here! I guess it’s official that my baby is now a full fledged TODDLER!

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The picture above cracks me up. I think she heard an airplane and was surprised! In most of the pictures below she is dancing for me!

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It was windy and we all had wild hair!

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She’s definitely not lacking in the personality department!

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She loves to pick up leaves and bring them to mom…

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I love it when she puts her arms up to say “where” or “who”?

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And high fives are still the bees knees!

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 My precious little girl is growing up so quickly!

Spring Family Photos // What to Wear

The last time we took photos with the lovely Jenn of Bend the Light I was scrambling the night before trying to put our outfits together. Scrambling = Panic = No fun. Just the other day, Jenn and I decided it was time to take some updated pictures and I told myself that I wouldn’t plan our outfits so last minute this time! However, since I can’t shop with a one year old and I don’t have a lot of free time to go by myself, I do most of my shopping online these days. I started making a little collage trying to piece together our outfits. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far…

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I started by looking for something for Paige. I figure she’s the main attraction! I have a hard time finding pieces for her that I love. When I finally saw this top at Carter’s I snagged it! I was worried because some of the reviews said the color is different than pictures but we received it in the mail today and I thought it was pretty spot on! Plus, the material feels nice, which can be kind of hit or miss at Carter’s. And those gold shoes from Old Navy we already own! I’m slightly obsessed with them! I think she’ll wear some type of white capris or shorts that we already have depending on how hot it is. After I had an idea for miss Paigey I started looking at options for myself (the hardest one of the bunch). I can almost always find great stuff for Reagan easily so I decided to plan his outfit last. I’ll be honest, I am still trying to figure out my post baby bod. Ladies, you hear me. Yeah, I lost all the baby weight…but things just aren’t the same. I also knew that I wanted to wear pants this go round to make it easier posing with chasing a kiddo. I found these fun bright green pants at the Limited and decided to go for it. Plus, I reeeeeally need some pants! I also snagged the belt and necklace on sale from the Limited too. If you haven’t seen the Limited’s adjustable skinny belts, you must check them out. Life changing. The shirt pictured is a Banana Republic shirt and I already have a similar one from Loft that I’ll wear. And then Reagan came last! Slap on a button down and a nice pair of shorts and he always looks good! Boys have it so easy. I tried to mix in pieces we already own and just add to it so that the color scheme was cohesive. And the best news is that almost every piece that I actually bought was either 40% or 50% off and had free shipping. I watched my emails and waited for the right time to buy, however, stores these days are almost always having a sale.

What do you think? I thought it would be interesting to see if I could create a collage from items online and see if they will actually work in real life. Now we’ll have to try everything on and see if it works!! Wish us luck!

Me: Shirt/Banana Republic | Pants/The Limited | Belt/The Limited | Necklace/The Limited

Paige: Shirt/Carter’s | Shoes/OldNavy

Reagan: Shirt/Gap | Shorts/Gap | Shoes/Vans

April 14, 2014 - 3:27 pm

Melissa D - Love it! Coordinated without being matchy-matchy!

Kickin’ it // Mom Style

Clothing for Mom on the Go GAp Pure body leggings gap striped tee stone + cloth lucas backpack grey TOMS

Light Grey TOMS | Stone + Cloth Backpack | GAP Striped Tee | GAP Pure Body Leggings

Thought I’d share a few of my favorite pieces lately! I still feel like I’m transitioning my closet from being a CPA to being a work at home mom. This is a super easy outfit that allows me to chase around my one year old all day and still look put together. Plus I can easily change out the shoes, add a cardigan/jacket, and some jewelry and look fancier. Ha! Well, fancy for this girl! And I’m pretty much in love with every piece. The Gap Pure Body Leggings are so comfy and I am all about pairing them with a tunic or loose top. You know I love stripes. Oh and I should mention that I wear these Target tank tops in white under EVERYTHING. I love them. I wore them throughout my pregnancy too and it is just a nice basic tee to go under see through shirts and add that layered look. A few weeks ago Nordstrom’s was having a sale and I snagged this awesome Stone + Cloth backpack at 50% off and the grey TOMS at 30% off! I love a good sale, I love grey, and I love that both of these purchases give back.

Any awesome finds you want to share with me?! I do need some help on jeans, ladies. Holler at me if you have a pair/brand you love! Also, I ordered my very first Stitch Fix and it is supposed to come this week! I’m super excited to see what they send me!

 

March 24, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Melissa D - I have good luck finding layering tanks at Old Navy. I hit up the clearance section once every quarter and usually find a couple that fit perfectly. I have yet to try leggings (at least, not since the fifth grade–awesome stirrup pants!), but I know they would make this mom-thing much comfier.

March 25, 2014 - 7:31 am

Christina - I love those tanks, too! About jeans…I love them. They are my go-to item. I have just recently started trying out GAP jeans and they are turning out to be one of my faves. The only struggle is finding the right size in the right style but I hadn’t bought jeans in six years ( because of the frustration of not finding a pair that fit without that big gap at the waist. Ugh! Hate that.) and I have been so pleasantly surprised! They have Tall and petite and all styles…..love ‘em!!!

March 29, 2014 - 7:54 pm

Stacey - Another go to for this mother of 2:) are my navy blue converse from target, light wash boyfriend roll up jeans and a loose Gap T . Since becoming a mom I feel like I buy everything at the Gap or a Target for me and the kiddies:)

Lately…

I let Paige have her first Oreo the other day…

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I should probably rephrase that to include…I was dunking an Oreo in milk in the kitchen when Paige came in and busted me, so I shared!

And then Paige shared her Oreo with everything on the kitchen table and her shirt and my sunglasses…

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Love that crazy ponytail hair!

I’ve been taking pictures of her like crazy these past few weeks. Suddenly she seems so much older and it is freaking me out! Her hair is getting so long, I feel like she is constantly growing out of her clothes, I swear she understands everything that I say, and she is adding new words to her vocabulary every day. Her latest – “uh oh”. And of course, it’s the cutest thing you’ve ever heard.

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She loves building with her blocks…

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And she is obsessed with the moon!

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We occasionally watch Bear in the Big Blue House and she loves it when the moon comes out at the end. Now you will find us reading Goodnight Gorilla, The Going to Bed Book, On the Night You Were Born, and Goodnight Moon so she can point out the moon on every page!

We’ve been playing in our backyard a ton lately and she loves playing in the water and running through the sprinkler. I already have lots of nakey shots to blackmail her with later in life!

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She also loves to point out the airplanes any time she hears one outside. When she was a baby (wait, she still IS my baby!) she used to cry at the loud sound of an airplane so it’s a pleasant change for her to be so excited to see them.

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And she loves her daddy  :)

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She works hard, plays hard…or maybe just plays hard (and she also plays dirty) so at the end of the day we almost always dunk the nugget in the tub!

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Oh, I love her so!

A Blurb Book & Instaport

I got an email this month with a discount code for Blurb and I knew it was a SIGN that I needed to get my tush in gear and make some family photo albums! Well, unfortunately, my migraine medicine kept me up into the wee hours last night, however, I just stayed at my computer and got half way through 2012! I’m using the BookSmart software and it has been really painless thus far. I mostly make my own layouts because I am anal but it is coming together quickly (mind you, this is before P Lily comes into the picture so there are FAR less photos!). Here are a few screen shots of layouts so far…

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Easy Family Photo book with Blurb

Easy Family Photo book with Blurb

Easy Family Photo book with Blurb

Today during nap time I had to figure out how to get all of my instagram photos in. When I tossed (accidentally) my phone in the toilet in early 2013 I realized that I was really lucky to have most of my iPhone pics on Instagram so I didn’t completely lose them. However, I have been on Instagram since 2011 and was racking my brain trying to figure out how I was going to get almost 3 years worth of photos from the web to my desktop….enter Instaport! In the past I’ve gone through webstagram and individually downloaded each file…yeah, that was not gonna happen. Instaport downloads all of your photos into one folder on your desktop for you! Hallelujah! They do ask for a small donation (amount is up to you) but in this situation it was totally worth it. I’ve been having some fun going back through my photos and adding Insta-layouts!

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My coupon code is good through the end of the month, so the pressure is on! I’d love to make two books – one for 2012 and one for 2013 – if possible…eek! Wish me luck!

March 13, 2014 - 11:18 pm

Colleen Pence - Your book looks beautiful. I’ve been using the Project Life system to put my photo books together but this seems to be a lovely option too.

March 18, 2014 - 11:04 pm

Ashley O. - I don’t have an iphone, but I love google +
It instantly saves my phone photos to the cloud (google photos) I love it!

Can you post about blurb again once you receive the book? If you have time.
I am debating on going with blurb or mixbook. HELP! I’d love to read another post about blurb, your opinion…

Thanks!

March 18, 2014 - 11:16 pm

Sada - Ashley – I definitely will! :)