The big reveal!

The big reveal!

It’s finally time to share a little project I’ve had in the works for a while …

Announcing Tyce David Allen!


He arrived late Sunday night, an 8 lbs 2 oz. blonde bundle of cute.  We are smitten!

Thanks so much for all the sweet emails and well-wishes you’ve sent on Facebook and Instagram, we are feeling the love, and so excited to finally have him here!

Everything went well, (he was my fastest delivery EVER.  Like, I’ve had pizza deliveries that took longer), and we are both home now and doing great.

However, minutes after we arrived home from the hospital, my husband came down with a severe case of the flu.  Then it struck our oldest son a few hours later. Nothing like shampooing barf out of the carpets at midnight the day after having a baby, let me tell you.

My mom is in town to help out, but now she’s starting to feel under the weather too.  YIKES.  Send a prayer!  Hopefully the baby and I can quarantine ourselves and avoid it completely, so you might not be hearing from me for a while.

Until then, I will be in Snuggleland with this little guy!

Thanks again for all the love and support you’ve sent our way, we really, really appreciate it.  And the name suggestions too!  Matt and I both tried out our favorites until this one stuck and just felt right. We love our little Tyce!

See you soon(ish)!



  1. January 22, 2014 / 12:55 PM

    Congrats! He is indeed absolutely precious!!! So happy all went well!
    You need to move to Arkansas…everyone around me is having girls!!! I have a friend who is at the hospital right now awaiting the arrival of her first granddaughter!!
    BTW, love that your mom is there but if I were you I would send the whole bunch faaaar away! Baby Tyce will be fine…you might not get so lucky!

  2. Hil
    January 22, 2014 / 12:57 PM

    Awwwww… congrats!!!

  3. Karen
    January 22, 2014 / 1:13 PM

    He is adorable…love the blonde hair! and yay for short deliveries! I’m VERY sorry to hear the flu hit your family that way though…yikes!! Hope everyone is well again soon and you recover quickly too. God bless!

  4. January 22, 2014 / 1:36 PM

    What a little cutie! You poor thing, having to clean barf and what-not! I hope that you and the little one don’t get it. Hoping everyone feels better soon so they can pamper you just a bit! Congratulations!

  5. Maria
    January 22, 2014 / 1:39 PM

    Congrats!! Adorable.
    Hope everyone feels better soon!

  6. Holly
    January 22, 2014 / 1:46 PM

    Tyce is very handsome! Congratulations on a healthy baby 🙂 I hope your household recovers from the flu and you and the little guy remain healthy!

  7. Malena
    January 22, 2014 / 1:48 PM

    He’s beautiful! Congratulations! Hope you both stay well!

  8. lisa
    January 22, 2014 / 1:56 PM

    Your latest project is awesome! Congratulations to your family! Sorry about the flu it sounds like it hit hard and fast. Take care

  9. krissy
    January 22, 2014 / 1:56 PM

    Cutest little “project” EVER! Congratulations!

  10. Katy
    January 22, 2014 / 2:04 PM

    ohmyword. He is too stinkin’ cute!!!!!!!!!! Ah! I can’t even stand it. Hope you are able to avoid the flu–yuck!

  11. JD Georgia
    January 22, 2014 / 2:12 PM

    He’s so handsome! Congratulations!

  12. Arli
    January 22, 2014 / 2:16 PM

    Congratulations! He’s adorable. Hope you both stay healthy.

  13. Beverly Korkowski
    January 22, 2014 / 2:19 PM

    This is the best ‘before’ and ‘after’ project ever! What a beautiful baby. Just remember, ‘this too shall pass’!!

  14. January 22, 2014 / 2:21 PM

    Congratulations. He’s adorable. Hope everyone gets well soon.

  15. dolly madison
    January 22, 2014 / 2:22 PM

    Hope everyone is on the mend quickly and you and your sweet baby don’t catch it

  16. Jessica H
    January 22, 2014 / 2:22 PM

    Congratulations! I love that baby face, my babies made that exact face too. Rest as much as you can.

  17. Peggy D
    January 22, 2014 / 2:27 PM

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful!

  18. January 22, 2014 / 2:48 PM

    He’s so perfect! Love his hair! Congrats and I so hope you can escape the flue!

  19. woollab
    January 22, 2014 / 2:49 PM

    awww…best project ever!
    Love hairdo!
    Hope, flu is over already and take your time – we’ll be there when you come back 🙂

  20. Tracy
    January 22, 2014 / 2:52 PM

    He’s gorgeous! Congrats! Love his big smile. 😉 And all that hair! Hope you both can avoid the flu.

  21. January 22, 2014 / 2:57 PM

    Oh my gosh, Lindsey ~ BEST reveal ever!!! Congrats, he couldn’t be more adorable! Fingers crossed everyone is healthy and loving on him soon!

  22. Michelle
    January 22, 2014 / 3:04 PM

    Congratulations! He’s adorable!!

  23. January 22, 2014 / 3:04 PM

    Too cute! Seriously, that face! I love the blond hair. So adorable. Congratulations, enjoy your snuggles and I really hope you don’t get sick. 🙂

  24. Rachel Stecklein
    January 22, 2014 / 3:05 PM

    Congratulations! He’s adorable and the name is super cute too. Very happy for you. Sending good vibes so that you and Tyce both stay healthy and flu-free!

  25. Cindy
    January 22, 2014 / 3:06 PM

    While I didn’t see the before pic the “After” is extremely adorable Congrats!!

  26. Hanna
    January 22, 2014 / 3:08 PM

    What a little doll! Congratulations! I hope everyone feels better ASAP!

  27. Beth
    January 22, 2014 / 3:10 PM

    He is beautiful! I hope the your family is feeling better soon and you and little Tyce don’t get sick. Sending prayers your way!

  28. January 22, 2014 / 3:15 PM

    Muitos parabéns e muitas felicidades!

  29. January 22, 2014 / 3:23 PM

    Congrats – Glückwunsch. He is such a blonde cutie! All the best to you and your whole family!!!

  30. Connie
    January 22, 2014 / 3:39 PM

    Congratulations! WOW I have never seen a baby with so much blonde hair 🙂 My two boys had full heads of hair but very dark. Good thing God makes all kinds of wonderful treasures 🙂 Blessings to you and your family. Stay well 🙂

  31. January 22, 2014 / 4:14 PM

    Congratulations!! What a cute little blondie!! Such a blessing.

  32. Gillianne
    January 22, 2014 / 4:36 PM

    What a cute little guy and a great DIY. Assume the name came by way of Tyce Diorio? (“So You Think You Can Dance” is the only “reality” show I watch devotedly.) Good that you have mum on hand. Wishing your enlarged family a speedy recovery, and congrats to all.

  33. Virginia Cumberbatch
    January 22, 2014 / 4:39 PM

    CONGRATS! to you Lindsey on the birth of your beautiful baby boy.
    Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that you will not come down with the flu.
    Lots of love and best wishes….Virginia

  34. January 22, 2014 / 4:39 PM

    He’s beautiful! That blonde hair is darling. Big Congrats! Prayers you don’t get the flu and every one else gets better soon.


  35. January 22, 2014 / 4:49 PM

    Best DIY ever! I have 5 of those little DIY projects myself. 🙂 My name is Jolene and my heart about leaped out of my chest. However,… not my e-mail address. So, I checked your giveaway and you had THREE Jolenes enter. Do you even know how rare my name is?!?!

    Congratulations to one of the other rare jewels out there! 🙂

  36. Nikki H
    January 22, 2014 / 4:57 PM

    Congratulations! He’s a real cutie!

  37. January 22, 2014 / 5:04 PM

    Congratulations! What a beautiful little chunker he is. I hope you stay well.

  38. Denise
    January 22, 2014 / 5:06 PM

    congrats 🙂

  39. erin
    January 22, 2014 / 5:23 PM

    What a cute little ham. he looks ornery already. positive thoughts and prayers for you all!!!!

  40. Peggy
    January 22, 2014 / 5:30 PM

    Congratulations, Lindsey! Tyce David Allen is smiling! Welcome to the world, sweetie!

  41. January 22, 2014 / 5:34 PM

    Congrats to you and your family! He is such a cutie! Just remember that better days are coming, I have had to deal with a similar situation not fun. But I bet when you look at that cutie it just makes everything alright, stay well Lisa@ Sweet Tea N’ Salty air

  42. Kat
    January 22, 2014 / 5:34 PM

    Welcome sweet boy!

  43. Heather
    January 22, 2014 / 5:39 PM

    Precious!!!! And, I loved the comment about the pizza delivery….my babies seemed to double the length of delivery each time. Had to stop at 3. Lucky you!

  44. January 22, 2014 / 5:49 PM

    Congrats; he’s a looker! Best wishes to your family for speedy recoveries!

  45. Amanda M.
    January 22, 2014 / 6:24 PM

    Congrats!! He’s super perfect!!

  46. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
    January 22, 2014 / 7:14 PM

    Huge congratulations – he’s just beautiful! Happy cuddling!

  47. Debi M
    January 22, 2014 / 7:39 PM

    Wow, what a cutie! Congratulations!

  48. January 22, 2014 / 7:45 PM

    Praise God! He is beautiful and has so much hair!!! Yes, do quarantine yourself. Neither you or the baby needs the flu. It can make you worse than sick. Will pray everyone gets better without any complications.

  49. January 22, 2014 / 7:46 PM

    Congratulations…Tyce is beautiful! Hope you both stay well and that your family is feeling better.

  50. Michelle B
    January 22, 2014 / 8:29 PM

    What a beautiful bundle of blonde cuteness! Congratulations to you and your whole family. Hope everyone feels better soon.

  51. January 22, 2014 / 8:44 PM

    Of all the projects you’ve featured, this is by far the most beautiful! Such a handsome guy. Glad things went well and so sorry to hear about the flu. Hope you and Tyce stay healthy!

  52. Vicki
    January 22, 2014 / 9:22 PM

    Congratulations and welcome to Mr. Tyce. What a cutie he is! I wish you luck with this one because the expression on that face shows that this fellow knows way too much already! Wishing you and your family good health and much happiness.

  53. Anjanette
    January 22, 2014 / 11:46 PM

    He is so adorable!

  54. Lindsay O.
    January 23, 2014 / 12:48 AM

    Congratulations, family! How exciting! (Now try to stay healthy so you ALL can enjoy this new little one!)

  55. January 23, 2014 / 2:16 AM

    Welcome to the world, beautiful Tyce – hope you and your Mum stay clear of the flu! I hope you all bring each other much happiness, love and fulfilment.

  56. January 23, 2014 / 3:07 AM

    Congratulazioni! L’arrivo di un bambino è la cosa più bella che possa avvenire!

  57. January 23, 2014 / 7:33 AM

    Congratulations–I hope everyone is better soon!

  58. January 23, 2014 / 8:27 AM

    Yay!! Congratulations, he is beautiful!! Hope everyone feels better soon!

  59. Bonnie P
    January 23, 2014 / 8:30 AM

    This is by far the best yet “before and after” you’ve posted :)Congratulations!

  60. Jean Speer
    January 23, 2014 / 8:45 AM

    Congrats to you and your family! He is adorable. My son and his wife will be having my first grandbaby in March and I can not wait!!!

  61. Lisa
    January 23, 2014 / 8:46 AM

    Adorable! Congratulations!

  62. January 23, 2014 / 8:49 AM

    You are more right than you know! Could also be the reason my daughter’s name is Mia…

  63. January 23, 2014 / 9:22 AM

    You are not helping my baby fever! Ha! 🙂 He’s about the cutest newborn I’ve ever seen. Seriously! Hope you and Tyce stay well!!

  64. Nicole
    January 23, 2014 / 9:31 AM

    Congratulations! What a handsome little man! All the best to you and your family. Stay well.

  65. Jane
    January 23, 2014 / 10:15 AM

    Amazingly, awesomely handsome … Congratulations!

  66. Monica
    January 23, 2014 / 10:25 AM

    Adorable!!! Congrats to you and your family and keep yourself and Tyce away from all that yucky stuff. Everything in the dishwasher swab ALL handles with alcohol hopefully all will be going better soon.

  67. amy
    January 23, 2014 / 10:29 AM

    Praise the Lord for his safe delivery! May he be blessed beyond measure!

  68. January 23, 2014 / 10:33 AM

    By far the sweetest before and after ever!

  69. January 23, 2014 / 10:56 AM

    He IS a bundle of blonde cuteness! Congratulations!!

  70. Barb
    January 23, 2014 / 11:20 AM

    Congratulations! Best reveal of the year!

  71. Suzanne D
    January 23, 2014 / 12:06 PM

    Congratulations! Beautiful baby boy!

  72. January 23, 2014 / 12:22 PM

    Congrats on that little *bun*dle you’ve had baking in the oven!

  73. Kristin F
    January 23, 2014 / 1:26 PM

    He’s adorable!! Congratulations!

  74. Nancy
    January 23, 2014 / 2:49 PM

    He is absolutely gorgeous! I bet your other kids are excited as all get out! Remember to sniff the back of his neck from time to time … that is where the wonderful baby smell is most concentrated! 🙂

  75. January 23, 2014 / 3:18 PM

    OMG! He looks like a movie star!! Just beautiful. You make the best little projects. 😉

  76. Kimberly
    January 23, 2014 / 6:28 PM

    Congratulations! He’s so cute!!!! Enjoy the snuggling. Sending prayers your way for quick recovery for all the sickies and that you manage to escape it!

  77. Barbara C
    January 23, 2014 / 6:58 PM

    Congratulations, he is adorable! Hope you both stay well and everyone else recovers quickly so you can rest.

  78. January 23, 2014 / 9:50 PM

    Oh my God!!! He is such a cutie. Congratulations!

  79. Danette
    January 23, 2014 / 10:56 PM

    He is so beautiful! Congratulations, and may the sickness leave your home for a long, long time!

  80. TucsonPatty
    January 23, 2014 / 11:07 PM

    Congratulations! Savor every moment. Take lots of photos. Enjoy and love him while he is young. They grow up too fast.

  81. January 24, 2014 / 5:56 AM

    How wonderful – congratulations!! Your sweet babe is just beautiful!! Wishing you a wonderful babyhood with him (and a healthy house!)

  82. wendy
    January 24, 2014 / 8:28 AM

    Absolutely beautiful little boy! Hope your family recovers soon, and Grandma doesn’t catch the bug. Rest,rest,rest. Hint from my daughter (who had twins)..stay in your jammies. Visitors won’t stay long if they see you are ready for bed at any time of the day!

  83. jane
    January 24, 2014 / 9:06 AM

    Congrats, what a beautiful little nugget!

  84. Rosie S
    January 24, 2014 / 9:10 AM

    Congrats! So adorable!

  85. Michelle
    January 24, 2014 / 1:34 PM

    Congratulations on your new bundle of joy and I hope everyone is feeling better.

  86. January 24, 2014 / 7:44 PM

    Congratulations, he’s absolutely adorable.

  87. January 24, 2014 / 8:44 PM

    Awesome name! He’s really cute! I am not just saying that. I am one of those who can’t lie if someone shows me their “cute” baby and it’s like WHOA and not in a good way. Tyce is adorable! LOL you’ve had pizza’s take longer.

  88. Bets
    January 25, 2014 / 10:01 AM

    Congrats and stay well!! xoxo

  89. Kim
    January 25, 2014 / 10:48 AM

    Oh he is cute! Congrats on such a fantastic DIY! Hope all feel well soon:)

  90. Paige
    January 25, 2014 / 11:16 AM

    Congratulations! Take care, and we’ll be here when you return.

  91. January 25, 2014 / 7:49 PM

    Congrats! He is so adorable.

  92. J. Ragan Warner
    January 25, 2014 / 9:20 PM

    I can see why you are smitten. He is adorable and makes my face smile automatically.

  93. Lisette
    January 26, 2014 / 6:31 AM

    Congratulations on the adorable addition to your family. Best wishes, and thank you for sharing his picture with us. He is perfect!

  94. Jeanie
    January 26, 2014 / 10:47 AM

    Aw, what a cute baby! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  95. Lisa
    January 27, 2014 / 7:39 AM

    He is sooo beautiful! Congratulations! I would have commented sooner but have had trouble accessing your posts on my iPad.

  96. January 27, 2014 / 10:45 AM

    He is beautiful! Congratulations, and hope you all recover!

  97. MUMZY
    January 27, 2014 / 11:34 AM

    He is so perfect!!!! Just like his mommy!!!

  98. Reenie
    January 27, 2014 / 2:44 PM

    Adorable ~ congrats!!

  99. Darlene
    January 27, 2014 / 6:26 PM

    Congratulations! He is precious. Enjoy him thoroughly!

  100. January 27, 2014 / 8:46 PM

    Adorable! Congratulations!

  101. January 30, 2014 / 12:21 AM

    He is so cute! Congrats to you and your family! I love his name BTW, my middle childs name is Tyler (we usually call him Ty) but had never heard Tyce. It is exactly what you said, a little different but not whack-a-doo and a nice strong, manly name. Love it. Hope your all feeling better soon.

  102. sudhakar
    January 30, 2014 / 9:49 AM


  103. February 9, 2014 / 9:55 PM

    This is definitely your BEST Better After project EVER! 😉 Congratulations to you and your family! You are truly blessed.

  104. February 10, 2014 / 7:45 PM

    Awww…congratulations! So adorable! Best DIY project ever!!!

  105. February 12, 2014 / 2:42 PM

    Congrats Lindsey! SO amazing! I’m thrilled for you!

    Annie XO

  106. February 14, 2014 / 11:49 AM

    What a gorgeous baby! I can’t believe you caught a smile at such a young age. Hope you are all settled in and enjoying the precious bundle of joy, and that you are all WELL! Carolyn

  107. February 27, 2014 / 5:06 PM

    Hi is gorgeous, congratulations !! I hope everyone is feeling better now and that your Mom stays to help for a while so you can rest. hugs Tobey

  108. LeeAnn
    March 2, 2014 / 4:08 PM

    I think we’d all like to see a new pic of Project Tyce. Just to be sure he’s still as cute as a bug. 😉

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