Mother’s Day is always a special time for us in our fam. Every year we get together with all of our girl cousins and moms and we go to tea time and share at least one thing you appreciate about our mamas. Our mom has given up her life for us and we love giving back the love on this special day. We’ve been on the hunt for the best gifts and here’s a quick rundown of our favorite items – for your mom, MIL, sister or bestie.
Shop: 1. The Soft Moisturizing Cream by La Mer 2. Pearl Bead & Crystal Statement Necklace by Ann Taylor 3. Polkadot Leather Wallet by Comme Des Garcons 4. Singa Blouse in Cobalt by Everly 5. Botanical Rose iPhone Case by Rifle Paper Co 6. Hesperides Grapefruit Eau de Parfum by Fresh 7. Nautical Stripe Tote by Tory Burch 8. Large Serving Bowl by Heath Ceramics 9. Walsh Gauze Scarf by Lemlem 10. Ankle Strap Leopard Wedges by J. Crew 11. Primary Aztec Drop Earrings at Baublebar 12. Essential Oils Collection by Williams-Sonoma 13. Persian Salt Lamp at Ionic Salts
In addition to the Everly updates and happenings, our Instagram is shamelessly filled of the savory adventures that we embark upon throughout the weeks. However busy we get, we ALWAYS have a satiable appetite for good food! From a morning cup of joe to savory apps to a late night bite of our favorite pie, there’s a recurring theme that makes our tastebuds dance: simple dishes that highlight its ingredients. Here is what’s making our tummies happy as of late:
It’s Friday and I can’t wait to sleep in, relax and eat some more good food! I hope you will do the same. Have an amazing weekend everyone!
I’ve been following this blog for a little while now, and found it suiting to share it with you all. You Are My Wild is a portrait project brought by 14 photographers set out to document the livelihood of their own offspring. I thought this project was interesting just in itself – a challenge to document your own life through snaps of your loved ones and of special moments found in your everyday life. The images that I connected most with were the quiet interactions and unspeakable bond of siblings that were caught on candid.
My fondest memories while growing up were with my sister Adri, and now with her very own little one on its way, I can’t help but think about the siblings and cousins that Baby Everly will have one day and be able to share these exact memories with. Back when I was planning my wedding, Adri surprised me with the sweetest words of encouragement and notes called Letters to my Sister. When I look back, I am so happy to be able to have these letters as part of my wedding memories too. Here, we continue Letters to my Sister, where hopefully my words of support will provide a memento for Adri during this exciting journey of her life:
My dearest Neca,
You just made the wildest announcement to our family tonight, that you and A will be expecting a baby in September!! Our crazy family really went crazy. Literally! Screaming, crying & laughing all at the same time is something I will never forget. My mouth literally dropped because I was really not expecting your amazing news but all I could think of was… I should have known! There were so many signs that you were pregnant and I still can’t believe that I didn’t know or even expected it, which only makes me realize that there’s just way too much going on to notice the little or BIG things. I should have known, so I’m sorry that I didn’t. To top it all off, you’re not even a good liar!
You know in my heart how I feel about being an auntie because you and I were able to experience these past 6 years with our nieces and it’s truly been the best experience yet, right? It makes me even happier to know I’ll be an auntie again, this time to YOUR baby. I don’t know anything about being a mom but I do know and have experienced your love, and with no doubt is your baby already SO loved by you and all of us. I’m so scared for you because c’mon, let’s be honest, YOU’RE GOING TO BE A MAMA!! I know deep in my heart that you will be the best mama ever. Baby Everly is so lucky!
Remember when I was a little sad that you were getting married because I was going to have to share you with your hubby? Now I’ll have to share you with 1 more person but honestly it’s true when they say the more the merrier. Watching our family grow and thinking about you being a mama makes me want to cry of happiness. I’m beyond excited to say that I can’t wait to share this next stage of life with you. Congratulations Neca from the bottom of my heart! I couldn’t ask for a better way to start the new year.
Always by your side,
(photos courtesy of You Are My Wild)
Today we find out if I’m having a boy or girl! Since the day I found out I was pregnant, I have been almost certain it’s a boy. I tell my husband all the time that I’m 95% sure it’s a boy. For the past 5 months there have been signs too! I haven’t had any morning sickness at all (boy!) and my tummy to me looks like it hangs kind of low which most say is a boy!
In the Korean culture, many say dreams will tell you if you’re having a girl or boy. Even dreams that close relatives have can reveal a little something. My mom had a dream she was picking up a little baby boy from his crib and I’ve had two dreams so far.
When I was a few weeks pregnant, I had a dream that my husband and I were in the delivery room and I was giving birth to a baby. Flash forward. My husband is driving and I am in the passenger seat. I am freaking out telling him that we must go back because the baby needs to be fed and the baby will get hungry!! (flash back) we are back in the hospital delivery room and I am sitting on the bed upright and I look up to see my husband facing the other way holding our baby whose face is facing me. I look at the face and the baby has my dad’s face but a more scrunched up sort of smeagol looking from Lord of the Rings face. I suddenly woke up, but that dream has been with me since. BOY?
Since we have been planning to do the gender reveal cake through my favorite bakery in my hometown, I had a dream that we had dropped off the card to the baker that says boy or girl. I went in to talk to the lady at the bakery and she accidentally slipped and started talking about pink and told me I was having a girl. In my dream, I was so shocked and a little saddened to hear that I was having a girl and then I thought about two close friends of ours who just gave birth to baby girls and I got happy knowing they would be great friends. GIRL?
We don’t know! I went to the Doctor today and he wrote it on a card for me. Tonight we are cutting cake for my birthday with the family and we’ll be cutting our gender reveal cake! News to come soon! Thank you all for your overwhelming support and hapiness for us. We are so excited!
image via etsy.
As always, we’ve been super busy here at Everly just prepping for the next season and this year we’ve decided to show in Atlanta, so we’ve been working overtime lately trying to make cuteness for all our Atlanta girls.
This year has been hectic enough for us with the shows and keeping up with our showroom, but of course — we love adding on new and exciting adventures on our list.
Our next big adventure here at Everly is the big news we’ve wanted to share with all of you for a while now, but we’ve been keeping mum until the time was right.
With our ever growing Everly team, we will be getting a new addition to the Everly family. I am 4 months pregnant with my first baby and baby Everly will be making his/her debut early September! We are crazy excited for this new adventure in our lives and it’s been amazing to see my belly grow and to feel everyone’s love and support throughout this time.
Auntie Fabe is one of the most supportive people and asks about baby Everly everyday. She took a little trip to Europe last week and brought back so many cute baby clothes! When I saw what she brought back and held it up in front of me, it was the first time it hit me that a little person was going to enter our lives.
I will keep you all posted as the weeks go on, but we wanted to share our big news with all of our Everly friends. Please keep us in your thoughts and send good love sprinkles our way!