Favorite Project Yet

Okay, so I’m officially going to stop apologizing for my lack of recent posts…

The weeks leading up to my due date have been some of the most hectic I’ve ever known.

We’ve been tackling some all-consuming projects around here;

Each of which has been against the enormous “due date clock” that’s been ticking constantly inside my head.


(That was me at 38 weeks – smiling through the stress)

I’ve been vigorously trying to get client projects squared away before taking some time off,

Working toward completing the nursery when I could find a spare moment or two,

And taking on a last-minute rehab of our lower level to make room for a new employee.

So I hope you can understand why stopping to blog about all of it hasn’t been at the top of my “to-do” list.

Nonetheless, I really love getting the chance to write about things we’ve been working on,

Highlighting the creative victories…

And relishing in beautiful design.

Today’s post has me bragging about one project I’ve been working on for almost a year.

It’s the proudest I’ve been of ANYTHING I’ve ever been part of creating;

And I’m totally and completely in love with the results.


Meet our newest addition to the Kipling Household.

Emmeline (Emme) Simmons

Wide eyes
Pronounced Em-muh-line (Nickname: Emmie)

Born Sunday, January 15th at 2:29pm.
7lbs 11oz and 20.5 inches long.


She’s wonderful, and amazing, and pretty darn content most of the time…

(Even when I’m fumbling to get her dressed for what feels like a full 45 minutes).


We are thrilled she’s finally here, the anticipation was eating away at us.

And there was never a greater surprise in my life than hearing my husband announce “It’s a girl” in the delivery room…

(After months of being told how sure people were I was carrying a boy).

new family

And then there was all that speculation surrounding the BLUE crib…

What’s best is all the hard work we put in before Emme’s arrival makes me feel like I can finally relax,

And enjoy this thing called “Life” that’s happening to our little family.


smush face


My heart is filled with love.

My nights are filled with quiet moments with my girl.

And I’ve never felt more blessed.


While I’ve got quite a demanding new client on my hands now,

She takes several naps a day.

cute 3

And I’m hopeful that means I can sneak off occasionally, and post more often.

There’s so much we need to catch up on!

So Till Tomorrow, Happy Diapering Decorating.

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15 Responses to Favorite Project Yet

  1. Nicki Johnston says:

    YAY!!!!! Congratulations! She’s gorgeous! Love her name! Everything is perfect! Welcome to the wonderful world of motherhood! Its my favorite thing ever!! EVER! Enjoy every moment, every smell, every cry, every, every every… Love you to and your beautiful little family!!

  2. Molly Mc says:

    Congrats Marita – she is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

  3. Murph says:

    Absolutely the most beautiful of all of your projects! Welcome to the world sweet Emmie!

  4. Mickey says:

    Marita and Eric…how beautiful is she?? We cannot wait to hold and kiss her….Zeeeeez, hard to say at this point who she looks like, as I truly see a little of both mom and dad. How she’s changed already from the 15th…another Capricorn Angel! Congrats on your precious baby girl! We Love You.

  5. lindsay newton says:

    Marita CONGRATULATIONS! What a beauty she is and what a lucky little munchkin to have you two as her parents. Cant wait to meet her sometime. Good luck and enjoy it all… its the most difficult (at times!) and wonderful thing in the world! many hugs!

  6. Kari says:

    She’s perfect. XO

  7. Suzanne Lintzenich says:

    OMG I am so happy for you all. She is adorable. Now I can’t wait to see that Spencer-Simmons smile I have been anticipating.

  8. tiffany anderson says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Congrats and so happy for you!!!


  9. Aunt Kathy says:

    Marita and Eric she is beautiful and so are the smiles on your faces when you are looking at her, cant wait to meet her. Best wishes to all, hope grandma hasnt taken over completely, I know that she is thrilled Enjoy every minute….
    Love you!!

  10. Holli says:

    She is beautiful Marita! Congrats! I hope to meet her someday soon!

    P.S. You look beautiful too, which is so not fair!

  11. Maren says:

    Congratulations! I’m just so very happy for you two! I love your post about Eric telling you that it was a girl!!! OOhhh so cute! Nice work on making your beautiful, gorgeous little baby! 🙂 So sweet! 🙂

  12. Tom Rohan says:

    Congratulations Rita and Eric!!! Can’t wait to see your new addition!!

  13. Cathy Rohan says:

    I am so happy for you and Eric, she is so beautiful. I am looking forward to meeting her and to spoil and love her as much as you have my baby that is now 11. I love you and I am so proud of you mama.

  14. Betsy Simons says:

    Marita and Eric- congrats- she is just perfect in every way! XO

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