The Place We'll Call Home...

The Place We'll Call Home...

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Dress: Free People | Earrings: Sachin & Babi ℅ | Watch: Michele | Bracelet: David Yurman | Lips: Soar liner and Snob lipstick by MAC

Isla's Dress: Wren and James (similar style here) | Isla's Sandals: Freshly Picked

Jackson's romper: Zara (similar style here) | Jackson's Shoes: Freshly Picked


Sorry for the delay of the launch of the new design of Pink Peonies!! We had some issues transferring content over to the new site, I've had my blog for six years and the number of images on my site kept breaking the transfer. Luckily we got it all figured out but my web guy told me I have over 120,000 images uploaded to my blog!! So crazy!! I can't believe it's been six years since I created my little space online. Thank you all so much for following along over the years. It truly means the world and none of it would be possible without all of you reading and following along my life journey.

I've been saving these images to share with you all since May!! We were in the process of re-designing my new site and I knew I wanted to save these photos for launch day. So here we are 5 months later!! These are such special images to me because not only are they captured beautifully of my little family BUT they were taken on our new property, the place we will call home hopefully sooner rather than later.

We took family pictures on our lot right before we broke ground to begin construction on our new home that Drew is building (if you haven't seen it already he posts construction updates of the new home all the time on his Instagram, @drewparcell). I mentioned in this blog post that the view from our new home is absolutely majestic! I've always been in love with our Utah mountains, I don't think I could ever leave Utah because I would miss them too much. I'm so excited to be able to wake up and look out my window to this view! It's breathtaking and is what sold me to move from our last home. And let it be known here that I am never moving again (Drew are you reading this??;) but seriously, I'm not.

We broke ground in late June and are just about to start framing!! I can't wait to see our plans become a reality here in a few weeks. We started working on the home plans in June of 2016 and it almost took a full year to finally start so I'm so anxious to see it come to life! I've had tons of questions about what architect and designer we used for the exterior. His name is Joseph Ward and he's amazing! He created a life-like rendering of our home and I almost started crying when I saw it. I'll have to find it in my email and share it all with you! It's so pretty and looks real even though it was done on the computer!

Today we have our first meeting with the design firm we chose to help us with the interiors and finishes of the home. Watch my IG stories today to see who we ended up selecting (although I'm sure you could guess who it is ;). I'll be documenting the entire build process so stay tuned for much more about our new home in future posts!

Also, I mentioned on my IG story a couple days ago that every Wednesday as part of my "Inspiration Wednesday" I would do a Q&A to answer your questions! I've already sifted through all of the questions left on my blog and Instagram and can't wait to receive more! So if you have a question for me (it doesn't have to be blog related, it can be literally anything!!), leave it in the comments below (or any blog post) and I will look through them and pick a few (anywhere from 5-10) to answer every Wednesday! So ask away and maybe your question will be one I choose to answer!!!

I know I say this a lot but I honestly can't thank you guys enough for your love and support!!! None of this would be possible without you, so thank you.

Have a lovely Thursday!

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