Maternity Photos

This is a really special post to be sharing today, because I really never knew if we'd ever get to take maternity pictures while we were going through infertility. It seemed like a far-off dream. But it is here! We have two healthy baby boys growing in my belly and I'm just so grateful we got to capture this special time in our lives. My friend Ashley did a beautiful job and I know they are photos we will treasure forever and ever! 

I was 28 weeks when we took these, so I've grown quite a bit since then ;) It was April, which in Michigan means the landscape is still very much dead looking. I was so excited to find this beautiful greenhouse nearby called The Glass House. It was just the perfect backdrop! My dress is Nothing Fits But and it is legitimately the most comfortable, well-made dress I own. It's not maternity (but is marketed as maternity friendly), so I envision keeping it forever!

We love you so much, little babies, and can't wait to meet you so soon!

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Peter Rabbit Themed Baby Shower

Last month I had both of my Michigan showers back to back. It was a whirlwind of a weekend, but so, so fun to have everyone there to celebrate the blessing of these twin boys! My best friend threw the most beautiful Peter Rabbit themed shower for us, I just had to share :) All the details were precious and made me feel so loved! It was extra fun because one of my past clients, who I adore, hosted the shower at her house that we built back in 2019.

Come on in!

I have to tell you, I am terrified of birds (always have been!), but my friends just got these new chicks and they wanted me to hold them for a picture because TWINS ;) 

The entry was set up so cute with the shower favors of macarons and flower seeds. Did you catch the precious rain boots stuffed with flowers?! They got two pairs-- one for each boy -- and I can't wait for them to wear them when they're older.

We had the most delicious punch, teas and coffee waiting for guests. I just loved how the theme was was so beautifully tucked in every corner!

The shower was in the morning, so it was perfect for a lovely brunch. We had delicious quiches, salad with berries, scones and brunch coffee cake. yum!

My friend is incredible with flowers (you should see her massive cut flower garden she grows every year!), so the arrangements she made were stunning. She definitely brought the garden aspect of Peter Rabbit to life!

Look at these adorable napkins they found with bunnies!! 

Having all my friends there to celebrate was so special!

They had this little activity set up where they could write on cards with encouraging words or bible verses, then clip them to newborn diapers. I just loved this! I have tons of diapers with notes on them to read after a diaper change for some encouragement :)

I couldn't believe how many beautiful and thoughtful gifts we got! These babies are already spoiled ;) We asked everyone to bring a book and we got some of the cutest books I've ever seen. I'm so excited to read them to the babes!

I got my diaper bag (aka backpack!) and I was just so excited about it. It was filled to the brim with diapers, which was so fun.

Just a handful of my friends who came...I am so thankful for these ladies who have prayed us through a really difficult season and are now rejoicing with us over the babies' lives. God has been so faithful to us to provide such a wonderful community. And a really cool thing happened-- the friend on the bottom left was also struggling with infertility at the same time as us. We never knew if we'd get a picture like this, both holding our little baby bumps, but here we are both pregnant! Praise the Lord.

Thank you to my friend Ashley for taking these lovely photos to get to remember this special day!


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My Spring Headband Collection: MND x Ronni & Blake Co.

If you know me, you know my favorite accessory is a headband. It has been since high school. I'm so glad they've been back for a few years now, of course in a new, more updated way than the ones I used to wear. (And man, they used to kill my head back then...but I still wore them ;))

Probably a year and a half ago I discovered the cutest headband shop and was thrilled to find out she was local to Grand Rapids, Michigan! I immediately bought 3 headbands just based off my friend's recommendation, who said they were so comfortable. She was SO right. No headaches or anything! 

Then I learned more about the company, Ronni Blake & Co., and was delighted to find out the owner, Carlye, first started her company as a way to help fund her IVF journey to start a family. This made me even more excited about supporting a small business, as now we had the shared life experience of infertility. 

Carlye and I connected over instagram, then met at a local market last summer (where I bought 2 more headbands-ha!). She is so sweet, fun, creative and talented! Last fall I reached out to her about going to coffee to see if she'd be willing to share her fertility journey with me, as we were on this unknown path. During coffee that day, the idea of creating a headband collection together was born! (Fun fact: little did I know, I was actually pregnant that day!)

We knew we wanted the collection to be about more than just headbands, though. We both know these aches and the grief of waiting, so our hope was for it to bless some women who are going through fertility treatments, infertility, or loss.  A portion of all the sales will be used to bring some joy to some ladies in our community walking these roads through a surprise flower arrangement, coffee on their doorstep, a goodie basket of some fun products, and more!

Okay, let's see these cute headbands!

You can use the code MNDSPRING15 for 15% off TODAY ONLY! 

Our collection has five headbands, all perfect for spring and summer. I sent Carlye photos of interiors, fabrics and dresses I loved and she worked to find some of the cutest fabrics inspired by those pictures. 

The Marigold

This happy, floral block print features white flowers and green/blue leaves, against a pretty neutral clay/terracotta colored background. The Marigold is perfect for spring, all the way through fall!

The Nantucket Embellished 

Calling all blue & white lovers! Our Nantucket headband puts a preppy and elevated twist on the classic blue and white stripe with the addition of hand-placed pearls. You can wear this headband throughout the year, but she has an extra special feeling in the warmer months paired with sundresses, casual denim, neutrals, and espadrilles. 

The Eisley Eyelet

There is nothing more classically "summer" than the perfect white eyelet! What makes the Eisley so special is the way her texture looks like little flowers. You can truly wear this cheerful headband with any outfit. Not to play favorites, but I think she's my favorite ;)

The Flora

An all-over floral pattern that instantly adds joy to any outfit. White blooms are intertwined with greenery against the light blue background to create the perfect accessory for spring and summer! Pair Flora with a white or blue sundress to dress it up or throw it on with a neutral, more laid-back look. 

The Poppy

Classic, feminine stripes in our subtle blush pink hue makes Poppy wearable with nearly anything! This is our second most neutral headband, next to the Eisley Eyelet.

These headbands are extremely flexible and they're shorter behind the ears, so they don't sit on your mastoid bone behind your ear. These two things combined are what make them so comfortable, you literally won't even know you're wearing it!

We hope you love them as much as we do! Let me know if you have any questions :) As always, thank you supporting me in all my creative endeavors. It means so much!


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