Loft Upgrade

I am happy to report we have finally finished “upgrading” our loft space!  The couch that was here before has now been moved downstairs and in its place, this awesome 4 person movie theater seating. Also updated are the walls with new paint and a new lamp! I am loving this color and think it looks great in this space. I have moved some decorative pieces from downstairs up here. We have a few more things to do in the loft but so far we have made great progress. AND this wasn’t even on my “to-do” list.

Loft Before:

Loft After:

New Items in Loft:

  • Brown leather blend reclining seats with 2 consoles: Rooms to Go
  • Black and grey lamp: HomeGoods
  • Xbox: Rob’s Father’s day gift!
  • Paint: “rocky bluffs” by Valspar

Items Still need to Purchase:

  • Window panels
  • End table for the lamp
  • Art for the wall behind the sofa

Whatcha think!?




Hello blog friends, long time no talk post. Thanks to everyone for commenting and encouraging to keep up the posts! I do appreciate all of the feedback! 🙂 This post is two in one. I will recap our trip to NY and do a six month stat on M.

NY Trip

If you remember in my post about traveling with a baby, I was nervous, anxious and scared to travel with Mikayla. I think every parent probably envisions the worst possible scenario in their mind. I guess the up side to that is you are prepared if the worst does happen. We had a direct flight from Charleston to La Guardia and it was about 2 hours. Our flight left at 6:00am. We got Mikayla in her car seat at 4:45 and headed to the airport. She was awake but not cranky or hungry (yesssss). We managed to make it to the gate problem free and fed her first bottle of the day at the gate. Once on the plane she was such a ham and loving all the attention!  Just as we started to taxi she was ready to go back to sleep and was a tad cranky. It is very hard to get her comfortable in such an awkward upright position! She fussed for about 10 minutes then slept for about 45 min. Overall, not bad! The trip home wasn’t as good BUT there were TONS of infants on the plane! I have never seen so many kids on a plane before. Needless to say, at least one child was crying the majority of the time so she fit right in when she got cranky :-). Overall, I would say she was a champ!

The trip was long and involved too much driving! My parents are two hours from Rob’s parents so we split our time. After driving to see everyone (parents, grandparents, friends, etc.) we were exhausted by the end of the trip and were so happy to be home! Mikayla had a blast meeting all of her aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.

Mikayla with her cousin Dylan

Six Month Stats

This is long overdue! Mikayla will be seven months on the 29th! I can’t believe how fast she is growing! She is now crawling and its amazing to watch her crawl everywhere and see how excited she gets just roaming around.

Weight: 19 lbs.  Height: 27 1/4″ 91st percentile for both

Size:  3 diapers.  Size 9 month in clothes, some 9-12 month.

Eats: She eats stage 2 food three times a day and has 4 bottles at 6-7 oz each. She is starting to pick up food from her tray such as, puffs and cut up fruit.

Sleep:  About the same schedule as five month stats. Bed around 7-7:30 and up between 5-5:30.

Favorite and least favorite food: Still hates peas! Seems to enjoy everything else.

Milestones: Lots of milestones since five month stats! Sitting up, rolling over, talking, and now crawling! I hope to post a video of this soon!

Looking Ahead: Very curious to see what month 7 will bring! I am sure she will be crawling all over and getting into much more than she does now!

Thanks for hanging in there and being patient with me. I will post some fun topics in the near future. I have baking recipes and house updates to share so stay tuned!


Bear with Me

Hi blog friends…long time no posting. I have a bit of writers block and need to find the motivation to start blogging again. I am contemplating deleting my blog all together but haven’t made the final decision just yet. I am going away for the weekend and will think about what I want to do. In the mean time, if you would like Bach’s by the Beach to continue…I would love to know! Sometimes I feel (as I’m sure many bloggers also feel) as if no one reads my blogs or enjoys reading my blogs. So if you chime in with your thoughts, I would greatly appreciate it!