A few reasons why I woke up smiling today, aside from the fact that it is September and that means Fall starts this month. One. Claire is two months old today! She is smiling & talking baby talk, and her little chubby cheeks are cuter than ever. We just adore her so much! Happy two month birthday little Claire Berry Pie!!
Two. College football! We are so excited for the three day weekend ahead of us & can’t wait to kick off football season! We are going to celebrate my dad’s birthday Saturday & have some friends and family over to watch football and eat tons of good food. I am also especially excited for football gear this year, if you follow us on Instagram (@jlgarvin) you may have seen a sneak peek of these hand-lettered football shirts in collaboration with my friend Katie’s shop, they are available now for purchase here and 15% off with coupon code gamedaydeal. I had to put them on the girls as soon as they came, they are super soft and come in adult, kids & baby sizes. And grey makes them universal for accessorizing with any of your favorite team colors!!
It was a chick-fil-a on the porch kind of afternoon! 😉 I love how Harper chose to accessorize her shirt, always a tulle skirt & glitter!
And three. Some super exciting, and also bittersweet news over here today, we are putting our house on the market!
That’s right, we are moving. We have decided that although we love our house soooo much, we really need a yard for the kids & a little more space. We want to be able to have grass, a place for a swing set & kiddie pool, space for the girls to run & play. Our backyard is beautiful, for adults, we love it & spend so much time out there. But because of the shade from the 60+ pine trees, we cannot grow grass, and the yard is such a steep hill that it requires a retaining wall (the ivy) for drainage, so it is not kid friendly at all. We are sad, but also super excited to see where this adventure may lead us. We have a few options on the table, including new construction which would be really fun. We have met with a few builders, gone over floorplans & lots, and have also checked out quite a few other homes for sale in our area. There are pros & cons to both building and buying, so we are just going to continue checking out our options & see what happens!! I will share more later this week! 🙂
So I wish you all a happy September first, here’s to finding lots of things to be happy about today! XO5
Exciting news on the house! We just got done building our house and moved in last weekend! We love it, but there are a lot of decisions! We loved some features of our old home and made sure to incorporate in our new place – the best part of building!! Good luck with whatever you decide to do!
Happy house hunting! And your girls are adorable.
Aww…Eloise looks adorable!!! And Claire cheeks ?
I hope the house hunting goes great and your new house must have a brick wall!!!
Kelsey Dewey says
Noooo! I love your house now! I can't wait to see which house you guys pick next
If I could convince my husband to move to Georgia I would buy it! I've loved all the pictures you've shared from your home!! So exciting though! Moving is always great time to decluttering and get some new energy! Good luck on figuring out your options! Happy September!
Sarah Holtz says
We built our house last fall, it was a wonderful experiance and we got exactly what we wanted. I hope you guys find your dream home too!
So exciting! My husband I are 2 months into a 4-6 month build, and it's exciting! The hardest part was trying to get the building permits — as our lot is on a lake, the city we live in was extra persnickety with regards to the regulations for our build. But, we are now picking out all the fun stuff – flooring, cabinetry, & countertops – so it's getting real!
Good luck to you guys – it's an exciting time!
Elizabeth Birenbaum says
SO exciting for you guys!!! I completely understand where you're coming from as I'd LOVE to have a backyard with grass for my son. At this point in time, we haven't found anything we like in our price point, but we're looking too. Good luck!!
Sarah Polk says
Is it really cool enough there to wear long-sleeved shirts? If so—-I am extremely jealous. I'm pretty sure we won't be in long-sleeves until AT LEAST December.
Allison Cooley says
We built a few years ago and it definitely has its pros and cons. One piece of advice is to always add extra outlets and lights, especially in the garage and kitchen!
Stacey G says
Oh my!! How exciting a new house! I hope it has enough trees for the hammock farm 🙂
Oh my, moving with 3 kids! You are my inspiration and I will be taking lots and LOTS of notes on how you manage it all!
Oh my goodness! Those shirts are adorbs! AND I can't believe you are moving! I have always thought your home and backyard was lovely, but moving is always exciting. Good luck in your home search.
How exciting to be moving again! Your current house is beautiful but I understand your desire for a more kid friendly yard! I'm sure your house will sell fast.
L.J. Chaney says
I hope you decide to take us on the journey of decorating and how the design goes if you choose to build. Thank you for all you share with us so far. How about a Basket Ball design collection, as well?
Good luck on finding your new place, Jessica! I also want to say I love reading your blog and even though I'm just now starting to really comment, I just adore your family and your lifestyle. You are a huge inspiration to my own blog writing and my life. So thank you and keep up the good work!
Brianna Franzosa says
How exciting for you guys! It's always a little sad to leave the place you brought your babies home to, but you'll make new amazing memories anywhere you go.
Wow I could totally imagine you building a house!! Do you ever watch Fixer Upper? I'm already picturing you and Brandon and the Jo and Chip of Georgia haha
Dang! Hopefully the move will spice up your life. Sounds like things are entirely too quiet 😉
That's so exciting! Congratulations on this new adventure for the Garvin family. We will be putting our first home on the market in 2 or 3 years and building a new bigger home at that time. It's scary and exciting. Good luck!
Omg if I lived in GA I would buy your home in a heartbeat!!! Good luck to you on the sale
Very exciting! Enjoy the house hunt!
Tammy Rago says
Happy 2months to Claire!! My husband and I are closing on our house on September 14th and we are already taking about what we want to change, the kitchen has to be bigger, we need a tub in the bathroom(not smart buying a house without a tub with a toddler, I know, I know). If you can have a house built the way you want the first time around, I say go for it and good luck!!
Bree Gale says
Yay for so many exciting things happening! XO
Whitney Nobis says
How's Claire sleeping??
Amanda Klein says
Congrats on the new-home journey! We had those same trade-offs when searching for our new house last year, and opted for the big, flat yard (perfect for a toddler!) over the gorgeous cliff face yard with a view (um, I think even dangerous for me in heels after a beer or two). Happy Chik-fil-A day! I never knew what I was missing out on living in California. I don't think Parker ever leaves there empty handed (balloons, little cow stuffed animals, stickers). They are THE BEST 🙂
Mackensey Stang says
congratulations on your future move! we just sold our house/purchased our dream 'lot', so despite claiming we would never go through the hassle of a new construction, here we are 😉 good luck to you, can't wait to follow along and see what you decide on!
AND the game day shirts are absolutely adorable, my little man may just have to have one!
mindy D says
We moved into our home, a new build in April! It was stressful at the time but we absolutely adore it! Good luck on your house search!
When did Eloise get so big?! She looks so much older!
I hope you get a house that you love even more than you love your current one, whether you buy one of build one. Good luck! 😉
Best of luck in your house selling & buying/building! We have our house on the market too and I'm excited to see what happens!
I'm SO glad it's September! Yay for fall & football! Eloise is adorable in her pig tails!
I'm so happy somebody else out there considers the beginning of September to be fall, or maybe we are just overly excited for some boots and all things apples and cinnamon. Congratulations and good luck with putting your house on the market! We are putting ours on the market in a couple weeks, such a process, right? As always, your girls are darling and I love those shirts!
E Hayes says
Congrats on the listing and good luck with building or buying! Can't wait to hear how it all goes. Also, seriously, can't get over E's pigtails!
Natalie Sanders says
These girls are just too much cuteness for one post!! Big and exciting things happening this month for you and the family; beyond stoked to see how the new house comes together!!!
So exciting! Happy house hunting =). P.S. where is Harpers tutu from? Adorable!
Your football team is playing my football team! I'll be watching the same game this weekend, but cheering for the underdogs! 🙂
Chelsea Cooper says
We are in the process of a new build. We are so excited for a new home, but it is a long and stressful project. We're already 3 months in, 2 months behind, and have another 6 months before we close. If you choose to build, make sure you have back-up housing available if your current home sells before your new home is done. Goods luck!
Sara Holt says
Congrats on putting your house on the market! That's so exciting. The prospect of new beginnings always makes me giddy 😛 Can't believe Claire is 2 months old. Where is the time going?!
Where did you get the girls table and chairs set? Its lovely!
Lauren Uloth says
Claire's baby mohawk is on point! Hehe
Amanda Graviano says
Congrats on the move! Where is the kids table from??
Katie @ the acre says
I know you probably hear it 101 times a day, but your girls are so, so cute. Congrats on the big decision to move!! We just went through the house buying process… Two months after our offer being accepted and three closing dates, we finally closed on the perfect home for us. Can't wait to read all about your house buying experience with three littles!!
So excited for football too! This holiday weekend I will be traveling five hours to cheer the Hawks on at Kinnick!
Brittany Fry @ The 26th of August says
I always wondered where your girls were able to play in your backyard. House hunting or building will be a great adventure though 🙂 Can't wait to follow along!
Bella Brunette says
So exciting! Best wishes on your move 🙂
Shadia Brown says
What! Noo! I love your house! haha how exciting!! I'm happy for you! I'm sure that whatever you find you'll make it beautiful and you'll build beautiful new memories there. That pic for Eloise is the sweetest. She's such a gorgeous little lady! Good luck on your search!
Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld says
Hubs and I built a house six years ago and we adore it! A lot of people told us how stressful it would be to build, but it was easy peasy and we had a great experience! We were able to get exactly what we wanted, and we didn't have to compromise anything. I say go for it, girl!!
On a side note, I'm about to order one of the adult Game Day tees as well as one for my little, but I'm wondering how the sizing is for the adult shirts? I'm assuming I would be a small, but I just don't know… what size is yours?
Leah Hazley says
Love these sweet pictures and Eloise's hair is so long! We just put our house in Orlando on the market so we will be on the house hunt in Denver soon! This will just make for some more great decorating and design posts from you 🙂 Happy almost fall and looking forward to all the fall posts, can't wait!!
Liam and Eva says
Your little ones are so adorable! I have a daughter that was born right around when your Claire was born. Can't wait to see her personality come through!
quinn caffrey says
I have been following your blog for years now and just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy it. Good luck with your move. I was a little sad to hear as I love the pictures you post of your home. That backyard is everything- so relaxing; looking forward to pics of the new home!
Sadie Peterson says
I would love love love the link to your home once it is up on the market, we would love nothing more than to purchase it. It is so gorgeous
Sadie Peterson says
I would love love LOVE the link to your home once it is up on the market. We would love nothing more than to purchase it. It's gorgeous
Elouise is soo beautiful!! Exciting!!
We built our house last fall…best decision ever! I loved being able to pick out things exactly how I wanted them!
Darmawati Majid says
Lovely girls. Congrats, Mam.
Oh em gee your daughters are so adorable I can't stand it. I usually don't follow many mommy bloggers but I simply can't resist all those blue eyes!
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