barefoot in her kitchen…

i can hardly believe emersyn is already two. i swear i just sat in my bathroom crying when i finally saw two pink lines on that test!!!  she was so wanted. so dreamed about. so thought through. and came out so perfectly perfect for us.

she is so silly. she is the cuddliest little girl there is. she lights up when her daddy comes home each night. she screams at the top of her lungs when she sees her ‘bubba’ and ‘sissy’. she loves to make us laugh. she loves to hold hands. she’s ocd like her mama and is already the 2nd best cleaner in the house. she is my little buddy and i can’t imagine life without her.

every day emy pulls my hand until we go play in her room while she makes me some delicious concoction. sometimes ‘mama cofff’ (coffee), sometimes ‘soooop’, and sometimes ‘cucakes!'(which includes pancakes, cupcakes, and cookies)

so i decided what better place to do our little birthday session?!

barefoot. in her kitchen. ❤



XO. marley

it’s a very chambers christmas.

merry christmas guys! ❤

it’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. gosh, time flies!!!

the kids had an amazing day. filled with happiness, sillies, surprises and soooo many presents.

there is nothing that compares to that christmas morning magic. here are some photos of our christmas eve and christmas morning fun…
christmas jammies!!!IMG_1939
our attempt at family photos…IMG_1952IMG_1961we tried. IMG_1987
yep. that about sums it up.IMG_2123
cookie time!IMG_2124
hard at work…IMG_2127serious concentration. IMG_2163oh so beautiful. 🙂IMG_2174ready to put out our magic key for santa and sprinkle our reindeer food…IMG_2180IMG_2207notes to santa.IMG_2226IMG_2237IMG_2248all ready to go…IMG_2259
santa came!!!!!!
IMG_2306IMG_2286IMG_2303IMG_2290IMG_2314IMG_2324IMG_2337IMG_2351IMG_2353IMG_2356IMG_2358IMG_2361IMG_2367IMG_2379IMG_2388IMG_2408IMG_2418IMG_2433IMG_2443IMG_2445IMG_2456IMG_2459IMG_2464IMG_2466IMG_2478IMG_2483IMG_2486IMG_2504IMG_2509IMG_2522IMG_2528IMG_2539IMG_2543IMG_2551IMG_2564IMG_2574IMG_2577IMG_2584IMG_2610IMG_2613IMG_2630IMG_2645IMG_2659IMG_2671IMG_2679IMG_2682IMG_2685IMG_2693as you can see…it was a pretty awesome day. the rest of the afternoon we played outside on the kids new scooters, opened a million complicated boxes, tried out new toys, hatched a hatchimal, helped weston learn how to work his very first iphone, picked up wrapping paper and tape stuck to the floor for hours and soaked in every second that was our perfect christmas day. ❤

woo. that was a doozy. thanks for looking.

happy new year everyone.

xo, marley.

herringbone heaven.

as you may have seen in the last post, SHIPLAP…this project stemmed from the obsession we had with the raw wood look of our loft wall prior to painting it.

i convinced kyle to do another big project. a herringbone pattern wood wall in our master bedroom.

let me tell you folks…we.were.nervous about this one. if you didn’t know, kyle and i are pretty new to this house thing. he’s just getting his bearings with the saw and we’re kinda learning as we go with these projects.

but as usual…he’s a complete stud and we totally brought my dream to life here. it actually came out better than i could have envisioned. and i gotta tell ya…i love waking up and looking at it every morning.

here she is before…an awesome blank canvas. 🙂 image1layin down the pattern.image2board number one….image3rocking that pattern. (these were the easy ones…)image4here she is…image5kyle gave me the awesome task of staining her…image6and there she is, COMPLETE! image7and with our dresser and tv back in place…image9
and i’m pretty sure i never shared the rest of our master bedroom on here’s that!image8small, simple and us. we love it. image10

thanks for lookin guys!

xo, marley.


alright so i know there’s a few of you out there who love you some fixer upper!

if you have no idea what i’m talking about, then this post might not be of great meaning to you. but if you dooooo……then i think you’ll enjoy it. 🙂

i, of course, after falling head over heels for the gaines’ love of original shiplap wood walls, wish i could have shiplap on every wall of my house. i absolutely love the simple texture it gives. and it’s crazy how something so simple can change a room completely.

i’m still trying to convince kyle to shiplap our 20 foot great room wall…..(it’s not lookin good)

but this was the perfect start…

the loft before…image1getting started…
image2some people cover up the lines between each board, to have the illusion that they are one solid board all the way across, but i like the look of the staggered pieces. but well, ocd. so we decided to create a pattern with our wood so we it would be aesthetically pleasing to the eye, not just random boards put together.  image3
almost there…image4kyle nailing up the last board…image5fillin holes and prepping for paint.image6image7go time!image8image9
finished wall.image10and finally….all decorated! IMG_4441

that raw wood look had kyle and i second guessing ourselves whether to leave it wood or paint it like we planned. i had THIS ^^ vision in my head for so long, so after sleeping on it – we decided to paint it like i originally planned. this also then stemmed the idea to create a wood wall in our master bedroom…

i’ll post that one next. ❤

xo, marley.


springtime in texas.

if there is one thing that’s for sure…it’s that springtime in texas is absolutely stunning. i’ve never seen so many wildflowers. all over the neighborhoods and lining the streets and even the freeways.

i’ve been dying to take the kids out for a session in the fields in our neighborhood, and attempted to do it last week with a big emy fail. so tonight with daddy’s help, we conquered the flowers!

here’s a few of my favorites from our flower mini session. these beautiful flowers are texas’ state flower – blue bonnets, and the red ones are indian paint brushes.
IMG_9246sIMG_9261IMG_9285sIMG_9295shappy spring. 🙂

xo, marley.

{house tour} kennadie’s girlie girl room.

i’m so excited to show you miss kennadie’s room! this was the first room we worked on when we got the keys, and man was it QUITE the project. we did gray stripes in our last house, but these tall ceilings and perfect trim lines made this paint job a little harder than we anticipated. after three days, a ladder, three cans of paint, a few rolls of frog tape, and many cuss words later – her epic room was painted. 🙂
IMG_001sIMG_002swhen we found this floor plan we absolutely fell in love with the size of the kids bedrooms and closets. we love that they have so much room to play and still have functional, cute furniture!
major inspiration for this room came from this insanely adorable teepee from land of nod. we absolutely LOVE this thing and the kids are always playing in it!
bed – coleman furniture
bedding – target
desk – ikea
dresser – craigslist score that i refinished
teepee – land of nod
frames & gallery wall decor – hobby lobby and target
as you’ve probably noticed i have a pretty heavy obsession with my cricut. #personalizeallthethings!!! and i’m a little banner crazy. 🙂

that’s all folks! thanks for looking!! i’m finishing up the kids bathroom, so hopefully i’ll post that soon!

xo, marley.