I could have never imagined that I’d be spending the last few months of this pregnancy at home, with no where to go and “nothing” to do. Quarantine has brought on lots of pleasant unexpected moments that we wouldn’t have gotten otherwise, so as tough as the situation has been on the world, I’m thankful for the time we’ve had.
I was thinking about it a little more the other day and thinking that, besides a handful of people, I have’t been able to experience the last days before our baby arrives with any other friends or family. My friends haven’t been able to see my growing belly, my baby showers have been cancelled (we rescheduled a virtual shower), I haven’t been able to visit with girlfriends and talk about all of the things that we like to talk about and I haven’t been able to make memories with people other than the ones in my house. It’s a weird thing to think about but for some reason I’ve had a lot of peace about it. A couple of weeks ago Wiley and I went to the doctor for a baby checkup and he wasn’t allowed to go in. This was early on, when the quarantine had just began. I was the only patient in the office and saw our baby on an ultrasound by myself. I was a little discouraged about this mostly because I hadn’t experienced anything like this before. With both of our babies, Wiley has been to 99% of our appointments and having him not there just didn’t feel right.
With all that said, I know that my family is fortunate to not be sick, to not have lost our jobs and to be growing a baby! I have been thinking about those who have been struggling though this time and definitely have a soft place in my heart for small business owners. I haven’t been doing a lot of shopping, mostly because I’m not an online shopper but I wanted to share about one of my favorite little stores that I think so fondly of. It’s not here in Nashville but happens to be Watercolor FL. Indigo WaterColor is a beautiful, quaint little store that sells the prettiest clothing, art and decor. I was drawn to it from the moment I first stepped foot in the front door and have loved getting the know Catherine (the owner) and her brand. Catherine says
My vision for the store was to create a space that felt comfortable, modern and earthy all at the same time. It ’s a small space so the use of different textures and surfaces are important to me.We live at the beach. Natural fabrics, Natural surfaces are a must.”
You know I live and breathe the beach so her vision for her store really makes sense to me. I picked out this pretty little pink dress for the end of my pregnancy and to take me through the summer. It’s a beautiful cotton fabric that feels SO good. I’m sharing a little bit more about the brand on my Instagram today + a giveaway!