We just got back from an incredible trip to the Caribbean with my family. It was beautiful. (Are you an Instagram user? Follow me @laceyjanep)



Instagram 1

I finally made my way to Instagram. And, I haven't looked back. (Do you use it too? Follow me at laceyjanep.)


The Civil Wars

Discovered a new band from a friend's suggestion. Think you'll like them too.


I did it...

I finally made something from my Pinterest board. And, trust me, it was worth it. These were amazing. Recipe here. (Image via Stephanie's Kitchen.)


Feeling "Risky"

I do realize that this photo is late news, but this photo just makes me laugh each time I see it. Gus was DJ Lance Rock for many Halloween parties we attended, but while dressing him for church on Sunday, I realized we could make a pretty amazing costume for Jeff's work party. So... here's Gus being "risky"... and quite adorable at that.


That Face


This boy is 19 months. I cannot believe it. In the meantime, I am kissing those cheeks as much as I can.


Playing with light...

These were taken at my family's cabin this weekend:






Happy Independence Day!


Gus is 1!








Our baby boy is one. We finally got to celebrate this boy today with cookies, cotton candy, Lion cake (when we were younger, my mom always made these amazing birthday cakes, so I am trying to continue that tradition), and our wonderful families. It was so fun to plan a party for my baby boy. If you can't tell, I think he really loved his cake (and party).


Another Belly Picture


Of my beautiful cousin Annelise.

Cover Songs


Am thoroughly enjoying this album full of cover songs.



Who wants to get into shape?! I know I do. Desperately. My little sister is starting a new session of her amazing Circuit Exercise class. You will love it. Here are some of the details:

Class starts Tuesday, April 12 6-7:00 AM
Session ends Thursday, June 30th
Class offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

*one day a week $80
*two times a week $150

Refer a friend a receive a free personal training session.

New this session: Bosu Exercise Series!

*Payment options available

For more details on the class, go here.


Gus + Balloon




I took pictures of Gus hanging out by a big balloon that I used for a baby shower. He didn't know what to make of it, and was a little scared of it, but it sure makes for some cute pictures.

(My baby boy is almost one in only a couple of weeks- I cannot believe it!)



I threw a baby shower for one of my favorite friends over the weekend (that's her belly pictured above). I remember how just a year ago, I too was being showered with so many baby gifts- and feeling so loved by family and friends. I love that so many people come together to celebrate motherhood- because it truly is an amazing thing.



Though we've enjoyed a couple walks outside this week, we cannot wait for the weather to be warm so we can play, swing, slide outside- especially now that this guy is crawling and exploring everything!


Miike Snow, "Animal"

I am having a horrible time removing songs like "baby you're a firework" and "it's a quarter after one, I'm all alone, and I need you now" from my head. It's driving me insane. But, I found the perfect antidote thanks to my Mix Club:

Watch the above video for Miike Snow's "Animal" a fun, catchy, can't-leave-head in a GOOD way song. Yes!


Happy Valentine's

I feel particularly lucky this Valentine's Day because I have two Valentine's this year.

And, for you, a download of a sweet, Valentine-y song!

Pictures from 2009 when I received gorgeous roses for Valentine's Day.


"I Capture The Castle"

Do you know that feeling when you're reading a book that you cannot wait to sit down with at the end of the day? That's how I'm feeling about Dodie Smith's book "I Capture The Castle." I absolutely adore the way the narrator, a young 17-year old Cassandra, voices the story. Her witty sense of humor has me laughing out loud at times.

Anyone else read it?

(And, I know there's a film adaptation of the book, which I will gladly be watching once I am done with the book.)


Gus's Quilt

This is the quilt my mom handmade for my baby boy. I selected the design and fabric, and she made it- isn't it beautiful?

She had to hand-stitch each and every triangle that make up the circles. His quilt is something that me and Gus will cherish forever.

And, if you can't tell, Gus absolutely loves it.