I have never fallen in love so hard.

With a chair.

My friend Briana had one of these in her nursery and I pretty much lost my mind when I saw it.  I had to have one.  Immediately.

I ordered it the next day (not kidding) and the love affair is still going strong a year later.  As shown, it was hung in our bedroom for the first 8 months or so, but is currently in the backyard hanging from a stand Briana had.  (I owe her…not my firstborn, maybe my second.)

I love supporting small business and artists, and the folks at Cobble Mountain Hammock Co. are both.

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Cobble Mountain's Hammock Chair

” Though she be but little, she is fierce.”

Jess Bailey is a creativity machine.

Kind, generous, faithful, and honest- She’s a loving wife, sister, daughter, and mama-to-be.  She’ll put you at ease with her bubbly, positive personality and then knock you out with her general badass-ery.

This chick gets shit done.

*disclaimer- Jess was 3 months pregnant and I was breast-feeding when we did this interview.  There were hormones everywhere.  Just… hormones flying through the air, smacking into each other, and bursting into tears.  It was intense.

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Maternity photo of mom to be Jess Bailey

Marriage after baby is a whole different ballgame.

I’ve been married for 8 years and with my husband for 15.

Essentially since we were fetal.

We know each other so well it’s frightening and obnoxious.

We were “that couple” in high school that made people throw up in their mouths because of annoying cuteness.

(Not so much in the physical sense- I had an unfortunate haircut that made me look like a mop, gnarly braces-filled teeth, and a unibrow.  My husband…. dammit, he was totally cute.  What a dick.)

We were a pretty solid, easy-going couple.

I never thought I would want to punch him on such a regular basis…. enter, BABY.

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Marriage after baby
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photo: hello pinecone

Alt. title- “When in doubt, pee.”

admin-ajax (2) Always pee.

When you wake up, pee.

When baby goes down for a nap, pee.

Every free second you have, every time you think of it… pee.

Because you will inevitably forget, and then the baby will fall asleep on you for the first time all day, and you will get stuck, and have to somehow extricate yourself from a 6 month old who somehow weighs 800 pounds and will startle at a pin drop…so you will sit, and squirm, because you will HAVE TO PEE SO BAD.

And then the baby will sleep for 2 hours.

Do yourself a favor, always pee.

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