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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!

My Silly Girl

I don’t have my camera out quite as much these days. P Lily is on the move and we mostly play and run around the house all day! But every once in awhile I make it a point to get out my camera and follow her around for awhile. These were taken at the end of last year and she just looks so precious. Her hair is getting so long and somehow it’s nicely brushed to the side here! She’s working that side swept bang. These are also great because she’s strapped in the high chair so she can’t run away! They remind me a bit of this series that I posted here. She was only 8 months then! So fun to look back and compare.

Such a silly girl, but we are having so much fun! I’ll let you insert your own funny captions to these. Who knows what she’s thinking!

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She’s eating goldfish, by the way!

January 13, 2014 - 10:41 am

Emily - She is growing up so much and is just getting cuter!

Master Bedroom Update

We’ve lived in our house for a little over 2.5 years and we are still sleeping on our bed without a frame. Yep, box springs on the floor! Oh man, classy right? I am embarrassed. Well, no more embarrassment my friends! The day after Christmas, I was roaming on the world wide web and came across this pretty upholstered bed frame on Overstock.com

Grey upholstered headboard and bed frame overstock

Ahahahaaa! The answer to my prayers! And it was on sale! Me and the hubs decided to spend our Christmas money on it. Thanks SANTA! It’s possible that I am a little picky about things, but it took me a long time to find exactly what I wanted. One thing that I was looking for was a headboard that was tall enough so that you could lean the pillows upright and still see the shape of the headboard. Yes, that seems very random, I know, but you would be surprised how many headboards are hidden when you prop up the pillows, therefore almost making it pointless to have a pretty headboard! I’ve also always been drawn to the grey fabric (of course) but I have been worried about how it would look next to our grey walls. I did a little mock up with the sample of our wall color…

Bedroom

What do you think? I’m hoping there is enough contrast between the two! The bed is supposed to come in next week! Eek!

Since we moved in I’ve had this idea in my head of having the master be a neutral, calm space but I always wanted to add metallic accents. I love color but I just feel like this is the right space for some metallics! We’re not making a huge overhaul to the room but I’m hoping the addition of the bed along with a few new accent pieces will really make the space feel a little more polished and cozy! I’ll take a few photos once it is all set up!

January 10, 2014 - 10:21 am

Cassandra - We’ve also been in our house for 2.5 years and also don’t have a frame/headboard. It’s something I want to fix this year but I also haven’t found one I really like yet

January 10, 2014 - 10:59 am

Urban Wife - You are not alone! We lived without a bed frame for 1 year when we first got married. Now, we are still headboard-less…almost 6 years laters. *so embarrassing* I’ve been eyeing one from West Elm for a long time but just the hubs isn’t convinced yet. (I say that’s because he never knew the magical wonders that is a comfy headboard)

Can’t wait to see more pics once your room is all done!

January 10, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Camille - Love it! It will look great. And totally funny too because that was what I got for Christmas too! A new upholstered bed frame! It must have been a Lewis thing :)

2014 Resolutions

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This is clearly a random smorgasbord of things I’d like to do this year! I hope to continue to blog more over here! I have a bunch of cute photos of P I hope to get up on the blog this week. As for the master bedroom, we’re finally going to add a few upgrades! I’ll share more soon! Laundry…anyone have any good tips for a laundry system? I’m starting off by getting rid of a ton of clothes and simplifying my closet. I don’t know what my obsession with chalkboard art is, but I’m determined to create one goodie this year. It would probably help if I spent more than 15 minutes on it and didn’t start it at midnight…food for thought! I was inspired by Elise’s post today on the Pinhole Press album she created. It looks awesome and easy to do. I’m hoping to at least get our professional photo sessions into books this year. I also love how Ashley Ann orders two copies – one for safe keeping and one for the kids to look at. And finally, exercising. I really struggled with this last year. I usually am an exercise queen but I am still trying to figure out how to fit it in. I know that sounds lame…if something is important to you, you make time for it. But I just don’t have a lot of free time these days between the photo biz, shooting weddings with BTL, and P Lily. Running is my escape from the world. I put my headphones in and cruise. I can’t get into running with the stroller and I don’t get enough sleep as is to wake up earlier than Paige to fit it in. The only good news is that Paige is practically running as fast as me now, so maybe we can be jogging buddies?  :)

I recently found this list on my phone that I made last January. You’ll see some of them I obviously didn’t complete as they are on the list again for 2014 but I actually got through some of them!

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Here’s to 2014 and hoping I can cross a few more things off the list!

January 8, 2014 - 3:29 pm

Carly - LOVE the blogging goal! Keep it up!!

Holiday Sale Finds // Target & West Elm

Hello! Happy 2014! It’s been quiet around here since Christmas because I have been sick! Blegh. I haven’t been sick since before I was pregnant! Anyways, I am finally back on my feet and feeling better. Good news is that being sick didn’t seem to stop me from catching a few post holiday sales, ha  :)

gift wrapping paper kraft paper with arrows target

Oh Target, how I love thee. I saw someone snag this wrapping paper on Instagram and so I grabbed a few rolls (ok, 5!) when everything was 70% off! I’m kind of obsessed with it. And yes, 5 rolls, well I may use it for my business packaging of some sort. So I just had to make sure I got enough, ok?! Or I may just stare at it and never use it because I love it so.

christmas decorations silver sparkle glitter trees from target

And at 70% off I couldn’t pass up these sparkly trees!

silver bows gift wrapping from target

I also picked up some tissue paper and these bows for future gift wrapping. Love that these can be used throughout the year for things besides Christmas.

west elm christmas tree ornament penguin stripes and polka dots

I also ended up picking up two silly things online from West Elm. They were so cheap and had free shipping so I couldn’t resist! First, this penguin! I just love him.

west elm christmas tree ornament mistletoe

And this mistletoe should be a fun addition to our decor next year!

Did you find anything awesome?! Do tell!

I found a list of resolutions I made on my iPhone from Jan 8, 2013 and it was fun to reflect back on them. I will share them on the blog as soon as I finish making my 2014 resolutions. We definitely didn’t get to all of them but it is interesting to see what I was even thinking when I had a 6 week old baby! I can’t believe I even made a list!

January 3, 2014 - 1:07 pm

laura - Oh I had that paper for Christmas. Hated it! It’s faux kraft but so SO thin. Hope you like it better than I did! And mistletoe! My mistletoe ball died so I need a new mistletoe something!

January 3, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Jules - Thanks! Picked up a few bottlebrush $.99 penguins and a polar bear at West Elm (with free shipping).

January 6, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno - I am LOVING everything you scored on sale!! That wrapping paper is to die for! I’d love to use some in a frame or two around our house! :)

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Casa de Lewis! I had so much fun creating our card this year. Somehow I never get all of my cards out on time though! They seem to go out in waves and I might send the last lot out tomorrow. Oops. Good thing one side says Happy New Year?!

DIY Christmas Card Merry and bright whimsical DIY Christmas Card Merry and bright whimsical

I always get questions on how I make and print cards and invitations so I am going to try and make a post detailing all of that info. These I designed in Photoshop and actually printed by mpix. I used the DIY card option and it is so much cheaper than any other company!

Beautiful photos by Bend the Light!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

December 25, 2013 - 5:35 pm

Courtney - I would love a tutorial post on how you make your cards! They are always beautiful!

December 27, 2013 - 10:41 am

ellen patton - I love your card!!

January 2, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Jane - Thanks for the tip! I designed my cards in photoshop first and then couldn’t find any online shop that would print them for cheap the style I wanted… how annoying. But yours are exactly what I want! I tried to go on their site to order my cards (yes, yes, I know…. I’m even later than you, but we just moved into a new house so on the back we’re doubling it as new home announcement cards! It totally counts….) Anyway, I found the DIY photo card print but couldn’t find exactly what you did, with the rounded edges. Did you order yours in that print shape or did you cut them that shape yourself? I only found square/rectangle or a really ornate design.

Thanks for the help either way, I appreciate it!