7 Jul

A few of my current favorite things:

  • My 24 oz. monogrammed straw tumbler from the Monogram Chick! You can bet your bottom dollar it's on the "hospital bag" list too! She's offering FREE SHIPPING right now so click on over and get your orders in right away!

  • Sugar Blossom soy candle from Target for $9.99. It's such a fresh, clean scent. I've already gone through one, so it's a good thing they're only $9.99!

  • Sugar Baby lip gloss by Fresh from Sephora. Erika over at Urban Grace Interiors introduced me to this and I'm so glad she did. It's incredible and works wonders with the CoverGirl lip stain she also recommended.

  • And during a quick (in the loosest sense of the word) trip into Wal-Mart the other day, I was pleasantly surprised by this new greeting card stand. "Postage-Paid Greetings - just sign, seal and send!" Why did it take them SO long to come up with this one?! Genius. I can't tell you how long envelopes have lived inside my agendas because I didn't have a stamp on hand. Love love love this.

  • I'm enjoying my new "office space" in our guest room. It's temporary but it's working out exactly how I had planned. It's a great place for me to sit and I feel so much more productive than I do when sitting on the couch.


You may remember me tweeting about a rolling pin being on a hospital checklist I saw in a magazine (below is the second list I found, the other did not have explanation)  and we were all asking, "why?" Well I found the answer for us... Interesting, huh? I think I'll leave my rolling pin at home!


We've been working extremely hard on the nursery. We add a few things every day. We still have to add the window treatments, artwork and are still waiting for the crib and bedding quilt to arrive but I thought I would share the sneak peek I posted on Twitter the other day.


Also, thank you for all sweet and thoughtful comments on the maternity pictures. I'm still a little unsure of them because they are of me but I'm glad I have them now and I think Leigh did an outstanding job!

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  • http://twitter.com/FlavorBlueMama Em @ The Flavor Blue

    I know this is a way old post..but…what color is that on your nails in the Sugar Baby lipgloss picture?! I NEED IT!!!!

  • http://www.livinwiththelindseys.blogspot.com Elizabeth

    hi nina, i haven’t ever commented on your blog but i do follow you on twitter and i just wanted to say that i love your blog!

  • http://www.wonderlandpapers.blogspot.com Laura

    Thanks for posting about Monogram Chick! I had to get one and I love it!

    Congratulations on your sweet little boy!!!!

  • http://Beaufortlookout.blogspot.com Beaufort Belle

    Nina, believe it or not, the rolling pin was my best friend the last couple of weeks! I know it sounds strange, but it feels great and makes it very easy for the person helping out. Easy on their hands if not a pro massage therapist!

  • http://theculinarycouple.com/ Emily (The Culinary Couple)

    Rolling pin? Genius! I think I may need to add one to my checklist, too. And the nursery looks beautiful. What a lucky little guy!

  • http://planningsarahelizabeth.blogspot.com Sarah Elizabeth

    If the rolling pin is for back/neck relief it seems like a pretty smart idea. Although, like Steph, I could see myself likely swinging it if I was in a lot of pain!

  • Laura

    I have a monogrammed Tervis tumbler that I love because it doesn’t sweat. Does yours sweat? The monogram is so cute on it!

  • maria

    hahaha that’s great about the rolling pin! and the best is that they spelled “relief” wrong! haha

  • http://therestisstillunwritten-sjm.blogspot.com/ Stephanie @ The Rest is Still Unwritten

    The nursery looks great!!! Jack will love it!

  • http://livinlifeinthelowcountry.blogspot.com Steph

    Well, I didn’t have a rolling pin with me, but I had back labor and the only thing that would give me any relief was if my husband would apply really hard pressure on my back. Maybe a rolling pin would have been a good thing! Though when I went into the transition phase if I had gotten my hands on it I would have probably hit him with it! ;)

  • Virginia

    Is there a free shipping code? Because when I tried to place an order they want $7 to ship one of those cups…

    • http://www.accordingtonina.com Nina

      Here’s Sarah’s tweet–> Act fast! Today through Saturday….FREE SHIPPING at Monogram Chick with the code MCROCKS. Enjoy, chickadees! :)

  • Meghan

    I am thinking about ordering a tumbler, it would be so nice and functional on my daily commute on the subway. What color is the text on yours? It is so cute!

    • http://www.accordingtonina.com Nina

      The color is turquoise I think, when you place your order put in the notes would you like yours like mine. Sarah knows best! You’ll love it!