my first mother's day | olive june

my first mother's day

yesterday marked my very first mother's day with my sweet boy
and it was a dream. 
thankful for a loving husband who made it so special for me 
if you have been following me on instagram or snapchat {@nellemonaco},
you know that we went to one pretty awesome kentucky derby party on saturday 
{so fun! my friend did a phenomenal job planning it and i can't wait to share the details with you}
mr. monaco asked me last week what i wanted to do on sunday 
knowing we were going to be in greenville, 
i said that i wanted to go to brunch at tandem creperie 
{one of my very favorite spots ever} 
and then just wanted to spend time with my best friend, renee, while strolling throughout greenville's adorable downtown area. i was completely overwhelmed by all of the messages and love i received all day long. {from family, friends, guy friends? i mean so sweet!}

here are some snapshots: 
tandem was full of peonies
they make my heart so happy! 
renee showed me this super cute new book store downtown called m. judson books booksellers & storytellers {they have story time on the steps out front- how fabulous!!}
it's in the coolest building
i could have spent hours in this place
there is also a coffee/dessert bar in it called the chocolate moose
{it reminded me a little bit of the champagne/book store in asheville- battery park book store + champagne bar} i <3 asheville. would love to bring parks soon! 
tandem has the most delicious crepes! 
i had the fiesta and we all shared a strawberry/graham dessert crepe 
strolling downtown in our solly baby wrap
he loves being worn- also makes my heart happy... 
seeing him so happy. 
--my outfit--
tee: madewell
necklace: $5 from a shop in chimney rock, north carolina 
skirt: francesca's
shoes: ruche 
this boy.
the light of my life
made my day so incredible just being with him
he is SO good. like so good. 
he's never really cried in public... and slept right through brunch. 
this beautiful painting was up in what could possibly be my favorite coffee shop ever. 
it's SO my style and was love at first sight. 
i plan to share this spot in detail later this week!
it's called the methodical coffee in downtown greenville
{+ you can see anthropologie from the window!}
seriously, i did say yesterday was dreamy. 
a few more from tandem 
because it's just adorable.
a family pic by the falls 
i had a lavender honey latte at tandem 
we spent the morning relaxing on my friend and her husband's porch 
we had coffee, i looked through THE CUTEST magazine i have ever seen 
{also want to share this- so much cuteness yesterday!!}
we chatted, laughed, and enjoyed time together
it was so relaxing and the weather was ideal 
plus, there isn't anything better than a sweet baby sleeping on your shoulder 
their guest bedroom was just amazing
thank you so much for the hospitality, shealy family 
 and for allowing us to stay in your brand new, beautiful guest suite! 
i thank God every day for creating and allowing me to be this boy's momma 
together is best. 
yes, it is. 
i hope all of you had a wonderful mother's day 
especially all of my fellow first time moms
who have shown me so much love and support
as we have shared this journey with one another
it's been my favorite year of my life.
have a great week! 
i am excited to share the precious coffee shop, the perfect gift the boys got me, the festive derby party, and a few other things with you this week... 

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  1. What a lovely day! Congratulations on celebrating your first Mother's Day as a mother - I am sure you will remember it for many years to come :) Gorgeous photography too - that bookstore looks amazing!
    xo, Haley

    1. Thank you so much! Can't wait to check out your blog. Such a sweet comment. All my iPhone! :) They have come such a long way... and yes, it was sooo amazing! Have a great week

  2. Aw, I'm so glad you had a wonderful first Mother's Day! Here's to every one being this fun.

    1. You are so sweet! Thank you- it was wonderful! Have a great week

  3. It looks like it was a super special first Mother's Day! :)

    1. It was so special! Thank you, Jenn! Always love your comments!!