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The days are drawing near that we will finally meet our baby boy, Rhett. 
We received word today that the day is sooner than expected so we are mere days, perhaps hours of embarking in this new and exciting chapter in our life. I am so incredibly blessed to have such a wonderful and supportive family, group of friends and loving husband. Going on 6 years married, 9 years together – we couldn’t be more excited about this new journey. Our little family is about to grow and completely change for the better. We know it will be hard, we know it will be challenging, but we also know how incredibly rewarding it will be to hold this precious child in our arms. Please keep us in your prayers as we welcome Rhett into our world. Until February, emma j design will be closed so that I can focus on this new delivery. I hope you enjoy the holiday season and I look forward to working with you in 2012!
A sneak peek of what’s to come:
To Rhett With Love
{ stylish snippets from the new life }
a website dedicated to this new life of motherhood, babies and the little moments in between.


  1. Rachel says

    I too have a sweet little boy named Rhett. He is my oldest of 4 little boys. He will soon be 11. Good luck with the new baby!

    December 12, 2011
  2. Ashley says

    Tag! You're it! (Hope you and Rhett are doing well.)

    January 23, 2012
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I wanted to do something simple yet fun this year for our holiday cards since we will soon be sending out Rhett’s beautiful letterpress birth announcements. My wonderful friend, Sarah Buck from Sarah Buck Photography, photographed us with baby bump and so we featured one of our favorite shots on the front. Of course, Dallas and Bailey had to adorn the back along with a special present wrapped for Rhett. I mailed them in charcoal grey envelopes with red liners and addressed them in white. Enjoy! 

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We’ve been hard at work on baby Rhett’s nursery! I can officially say that we are finally finished – just days away from our little delivery making his appearance into the world! We have poured our heart and soul into creating an inspirational environment for this little guy and hope he grows to love his room as much as we do. We both wanted a room that wasn’t too babyish or themey, but yet sophisticated, timeliness and full of unique touches only his room would have above all others.

Lots of credit goes to the loved ones that made such beautiful pieces for the room and the hard work of The Classy Crib for the bedding. Photos are below with brief descriptions about our choice on song lyrics, quotes and sentimental items throughout the room. We hope you love it!

Window Treatments and Pendant Light from RHBaby & Child in which I added border. Crib handmade by my father-in-law out of Caribbean Rosewood, Giraffe from Melissa and Doug

Rocking Horse made for my husband as a child by his father. Dresser belonged to my grandparents, Lil and Jack. Mirror by Ralph Lauren. Striped paint color : Crystalline by Benjamin Moore. Changing pad cover by RH Baby & Child. Changing pad holder made by my father-in-law.

Frank Sinatra song lyric from 1981 – the year we were both born.
To purchase print, click here

My childhood Bib, Rhett’s custom pattern design and our childhood cameos with birthdates.
To order a custom cameo combo, click here.
Bow tie artwork from my friend over at Be True Designs. She designed my wonderful baby shower invitation!
My favorite quote from my grandmother, Lil. To purchase a print, click here.

My husband’s baby bib, photo of him pitching in college, Christopher Columbus Quote.
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Bow ties worn by my husband as a child and his uncles.


Song lyric chosen by my husband for the nursery. “Make Your Mama Proud” by The Blue Dogs 
“Moon River” Song lyric – my father and I danced to this at our wedding.
“How to Tie a Bow Tie like a Gentleman.” Watercolor by Me.

“How to Throw a Fast Ball like his Daddy.” Watercolor by me.

“How to Tie a Square Knot like an Angler.” Watercolor by me.

“How to Shag like your Mommy and Daddy.” Watercolor by me.

Mr. Geronimo The Giraffe with this Tie (Baby gift for Rhett)

Cross stitch of the Irish Blessing that hung in my grandmother’s house.

Custom pattern design for Rhett’s bedding. The pattern features interlocking “R”s in a sea foam blue color.
Bedding made by The Classy Crib.

Custom pattern design for Rhett’s bedding. The pattern features interlocking “R”s in a sea foam blue color.
Bedding made by The Classy Crib.

Glider by Little Castle

Table from Nadeau

Custom handmade diaper bag by Satchel.

Rhett’s First Christmas Tree

Custom-made Baby Book available through La Paperie

Wonderful painting by a dear friend of mom’s, Aunt Larcie!

Sign given to us by my grandmother years ago, Silver Mariposa Baseball Spoon from Grandma, Black and white photo of my husband’s great grandfather, Simeon. 


  1. Dixie Delights says

    Everything is just stunning!!! I am drooling over those water colors. Such talent in your family 🙂

    December 5, 2011
  2. DietCokeStraightUp says

    I just love this nursery. The rug makes it. SO many things are fabulous.

    December 6, 2011
  3. JMW says

    Your nursery is stunning – I would love a bedroom like that! Congratulations on the impending arrival of your little guy. Such a wonderful time!

    December 6, 2011
  4. RoseMary says

    I absolutely LOVE your nursery –such detail!

    December 9, 2011
  5. Amy says

    I stumbled upon your nursery through Honey & Fitz. I fell in love immedately, then I discovered I could relate to all of the person touches throughout – my husband was a pitcher in college as well. Thank you for posting this. Your little man is one lucky baby!

    December 15, 2011
  6. Just Kiddin' Photography says

    sooo much family history packed into this room! I love, love, love it. You are so very talented. Thx again for my logo…everyone LOVES it!

    January 16, 2012
  7. Kristina says

    I love your nursery. I am curious about your window treatments – I see that they are from RH Baby & Child, but how did you do the top portion? It looks as though there is a loop of fabric around the top pole. Is that all there is? Or is it a double rod? How was this fashioned, is it custom or from RH? And is it just looped around? Would love to know. Thanks!

    January 27, 2012


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