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June, 9, 2015

Afternoon Cuddles with my Isla Rose…

pink-peonies-1 nuna-leaf-bouncer-review nuna-leaf-bouncer-1 old-navy-grey-sweats nuna-leaf-bouncer Tee: Old Navy | Sweat Bottoms: Old Navy | Lips: Liner- Hip and Happy, Lipstick- Saint Germain, Gloss- Turkish Delight | Isla’s Onesie: J.Crew | Isla’s Bow: Lou Lou and Company ℅ |  Nuna LEAF Bouncer c/o

The thing I’m cherishing most as a new mom is being able to spend so much time (day and night!) with my Isla Rose. Lately because of random rain storms or really no desire or energy to get everyone ready and out of the house, we usually find ourselves cozied up at home – which has become one of my most favorite places to be!

Although I live for her cuddles and our 24/7 time together, I’ve discovered that (believe it or not) life goes on after you have a baby! Haha. It isn’t always easy juggling all of the responsibilities and getting everything done in one day. I’m reminded daily that there’s still a house that needs cleaning, clothes that need washing and folding, errands to be ran, and work to happen. Whenever I need to I use my Nuna LEAF bouncer and my Isla girl loves it! It’s easy to use and move around the house whether I’m in the kitchen cooking or in my bathroom getting ready for the day, or just on the floor of our living room playing. And when she gets a little bit older, I’ll be adding the LEAF toy bar to keep her busy and entertained so that as she grows her bouncer can grow with her! She never leaves my side, but when I need to get things done around the house, I’m comforted knowing she’s safe and happy by my side in her Nuna LEAF bouncer.

Thanks for stopping by!

Xo, Rach

Brought to you by Nuna

Photos by Emily Egan

  1. Vitri says:

    Isla Rose is so cute, Rach! Dasher boy is playing to be your bodyguard, haha! So cute!
    xo, Vitri

  2. Claudia says:

    Beautiful photographs and Isla Rose is adorable. She looks SO comfortable in her bouncer! xx

  3. Alyssa says:

    Such a sweet girl!

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  4. Soraya says:

    Such cute pictures! I’m not a mom yet but thanks for sharing this! — Soraya

  5. What a sweetheart! That bouncer looks really cool!

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  6. She’s such a cutie! Have fun with your sweet baby girl :)

  7. sasa says:

    She is so adorable:P

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  8. Prudence Yeo says:

    Isla Rose is so lovely and the pictures are so heartwarming! Thanks for sharing!


  9. Does is get any cuter. Beautiful photos! xx

  10. Grace says:

    So sweet! She is just darling! Love that little bow!

  11. Chottie says:

    How sweet are these pictures!! What a beautiful little girl:) Thanks for sharing!


  12. She’s just too cute…love these pics!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  13. Casey says:

    What a gorgeous living room! Your home is amazing!


  14. Lovely photos… Isla’s onesie is very cute!!
    We’ve had a lot of rainy weather in Chicago, too! Definitely a summer bummer… ha ha… I’m so cheesy!

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  15. Tiffany says:

    She is seriously so precious! I think your giving me baby fever now!!
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  16. She’s so precious! love this picture you both looked so happy and I’m happy for you now I’m just repeating happy a little too much:)
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  17. Jamie says:

    She is so sweet! Looks like Dash is a great big brother :) love your cute yet comfy sweats, too!


  18. Rach says:

    So cute!! I love how every time I see Isla, she has a bow on her hair!! I really like that T-shirt you’re wearing!!

  19. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    I love it, my adorable DasherBoy is back. :). Lovely photo of a mother and her daughter. Sweetest memories to cherished. :)

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  20. obsessing over Isla Rose! she is too cute for words!

  21. Snuggles are the best! So are bouncers actually!

  22. Jillian says:

    So nice that she’s happy in that! I’m sure it makes it a lot easier to get stuff done :)
    xo, j

  23. Sara Kate says:

    What an adorable family! Continued congratulations!

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  24. Cynthia says:

    Isla is precious! Congrats and enjoy this special time.

    I can’t help but notice your beautiful leather couch! Where is it from?

  25. Lindsey says:

    These pictures are too cute with your baby girl! Love them :)

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  26. Candace says:

    I’m lovin’ all of your mommy and Isla Rose photos! Keep them coming : )



  27. Kristen Barre says:

    Beautiful pictures! Love your rug….where’s it from?

  28. Karolina says:

    Beautiful home, beautiful baby :-)

  29. Marianne says:

    So sweet! You are just the most adorable mom!


  30. Darling! Isla Rose is such a gorgeous baby!!!!



  31. Kate says:

    Such sweet memories!


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  32. yael steren says:

    awww these photos are so sweet!!! so happy that you are enjoying being a new mom! xoxo yael

  33. Such a cute post into a typical afternoon :) Isla Rose is a beautiful name!

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  34. Nikolina says:

    Beautiful! May I ask where the rug is from?

  35. I love seeing these precious moments with your beautiful baby! I love that you haven’t sacrificed anything to continue your blogging career! Keep up the inspiration <3
    xoxo Amanda
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  36. Kristi says:

    Isla is so precious!

  37. Rae says:

    She is an absolute doll! What a precious girl :) I do not have any children of my own yet, but I look forward to little babies to cuddle!


  38. Paige says:

    These pictures are so sweet!


  39. Jane Tanner says:

    I just came across your blog and Isla Rose is absolutely the sweetest name ever! Also, the lovely pastel color palette in this pictures is just so awesome!

  40. Sue says:

    Your baby is so pretty Rach! :)

  41. Mana says:

    Aww she is so precious and that bouncer looks adorable!!


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  42. adrienne says:

    It looks like you are having the time of your life with your new baby girl! Congrats!!

  43. Rachel says:

    This bouncer looks awesome!! She is so precious :)

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  44. Beautiful photographs! And I absolutely love the soft colours you’re wearing!

  45. Allison says:

    Motherhood suits you – welcome to the club!

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  46. Samantha says:

    Such precious moments and photos! Your baby is adorable, Rach!!!


  47. Adele says:

    Adorable photos! I love all the little outfits you dress Isla in.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  48. Carolin says:

    Enjoy every second with the baby because they grow up so fast! She is so beautiful!

    Xx, Carolin

  49. Hilary @ For the Love of Basil says:

    Where is your lamp from? LOVE

  50. Tasha Juli says:

    Such an adorable baby! You look super comfy.
    Tasha Juli

  51. Tina says:

    She is so adorable and you guys look so cozy cuddled up!


  52. Riv says:

    Wow! these photos are absolutely gorgeous!! Isla looks so happy!! xx,

  53. jenessa says:

    You are the cutest mama! Looks like a perfect item to have when I am a mama! Thanks for the post babe, have a great day!

  54. I love these kind of posts where you share your being a mum stories *_*

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  55. I did the same thing with the bouncy seat too. Sometimes even just to use the restroom, so you can be hands-free, it’s nice to have. It’s a great, safe place to put them at this age when you need to get things done. I also wore my daughter in an ergo carrier too although next time if I have another baby I’d choose a sling wrap style instead, friends swear by them to keep them close to you. Sometimes though it’s just not necessarily the most practical to have them attached to you while doing certain things.

  56. Brooke says:

    Love these sweet pictures! Isla is so adorable!

    Brooke du jour

  57. Baby, mommy and dog in pastel room! what else is cuter than this?

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  58. Cayli says:

    Cuddles are the best! Such a fun time.


  59. Rose Frey says:

    Love these pics, Rach!! I’m so glad you are cherishing all of these precious moments. It is very hard at first to find a balance with every day things that go on. I’m glad you have a special bouncer that Isla loves to allow you some hands free time to get work done. By the way, it’s so wonderful to see you in lounge clothes! I always change into my comfy clothes when I’m at home. You still manage to look so glamorous! Your hair is getting so long! I love it!! So beautiful.

  60. Kriti says:

    Isla and Dasher are so adorable!!

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  61. Anu Jain says:

    AMAZING pics! Isla Rose is the most gorgeous little baby ever!!!


  62. Monika says:

    Juggling everything really can be a struggle even if you aren’t a parent so I can only imagine how it gets even trickier when you have a child to consider.


  63. Benedetta says:

    Your baby is so beautiful ..congratulations!!!
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  64. Kate says:

    So many sweet memories!


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  65. Christine says:

    Hi Rachel! Is that a Moroccan wedding blanket I spy in the background of these photos? If so, can I ask where you got it?

  66. Pamela Gonzalez says:

    This is adorable!
    And I can’t believe that even in “mom clothes” (t shirt and sweats basically) you can look THAT beautiful!
    So happy for your little family :) xoxo

  67. Isla and Dasher look super cute! I’m glas you’ve said that life goes on after having a baby. That really scares me- that I will lose myself and my identity once I have a baby.

  68. Denina Martin says:

    She looks exactly as her dad :)

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  69. Lindsey B. says:

    Hi Rach! I absolutely LOVE your floor lamp that is next to your sofa. I’ve looked everywhere for it and can’t find it. Would you mind letting me know who makes it? That would be SO helpful!! Precious Isla is such a beauty by the way! Thanks so much!!!

  70. Jessica Wallace says:

    I would love to know the source of your light blue rug and pillows. We just bought our dark leather couch for the family room and I am trying to lighten the room. I love you decor – any help would be much appreciate. Thanks so much!
    ~ Jessica

Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

Ever since I was a little girl I've dreamed of creating my own line. After countless hours of working towards that dream, I've finally launched my first collection!

It's full of classic, feminine and romantic pieces that you'll keep in your closet for years to come and wear over and over again!