April 12, 2021

A Dino 6th Birthday

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"The days are long but the years are short." As mamas, we've heard this phrase so many times, but man is it oh-so-true. I can't believe my biggest is six! It literally feels like just yesterday when I was planning his first birthday, and yet here we are. Don't blink, mamas!

With the thick of COVID last year, we didn't get to have a proper celebration. I had originally planned to do a joint hip-hop birthday for both my kids, but those plans obviously got derailed and we ended up doing a drive-by party instead. This year, I was really over the whole drive-by thing, so I decided to have an outdoor celebration instead. And just seeing the sheer joy on his face as his family and friends sang him "happy birthday" made me tear-up. It's been such a hard year on everyone, especially our little ones, so it was such a gift to truly celebrate.

He's been really into dinosaurs lately, so that was the theme I went for this year. After re-doing my girl's room, I knew I wanted to get my boy new bedding for his birthday this year, and this was the set that inspired the whole celebration (I'm hoping to do his room tour soon). It was a pretty easy party to put together: a balloon arch kit off Amazonsome festive Dino plates and of course, treats (my amazing sister made the chocolate-dipped strawberries!)  For party favors, I filled these bags with Whoppers from Dollar Tree and added this cute sticker and told the kids it was dinosaur poop lol. It was such a fun day, and I'm so happy my biggest little got to have a real birthday party this year.


















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March 15, 2021

Vintage Floral Big Girl Room

vintage floral big girl room

I'm so excited to FINALLY reveal Hannah's big girl room! I shared a little sneak peek last month and have finally managed to pull it all together. 

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Hannah's room all started with this rug, which was in her nursery. I loved the soft tones and the subtle pop of green, which I wouldn't normally opt-for, but it works really well with all the muted tones and keeps it from looking too babyish. The rug's color palette is what ultimately inspired the floral wallpaper; the colors are bold, but they play off the colors in the rug beautifully. Other than the crib, the gold bookcase was pretty much the only other item I had for her nursery. I then added the wood beaded chandelier when we moved into this house and that's how her room stayed for a while.

When I started to look at "big girl beds," I fell in love with this dusty blush bed. Like I mentioned in my last post, I had debated between a "safer" choice with a white bed, but I'm so happy I ultimately went with this one. It's a mature shade of pink that can carry her well into her teenage years.

After I decided on the bed, I came across this gorgeous canopy  in champagne and knew I wanted it for her corner to create a dreamy reading nook. Spinkie was kind enough to gift me with one of their dreamy canopies and pom garland and I couldn't be happier with the quality. The tulle is thick and high quality, and Hannah's mouth dropped when she saw it go up; definitely a little girl's dream.

I then purchased this simple white nightstand and swapped out the knobs with a set from Hobby Lobby (similar here) and the room was complete. I'm so happy with how this labor of love turned out, and seeing her reaction to it all was truly priceless.

























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February 9, 2021

Neutral and Cozy Master Bedroom

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grey master bedroom

While we've been in our current home for a little over two years now, I still have a long list of projects I want to finish. Most of the rooms are about 90% complete, but there are details that I'd really like to focus on, like trimwork for most of my walls. But as it goes with homeownership, the projects don't ever end so I wanted to at least document how far I've come in each room, which leads me to today's post... our master bedroom refresh! And let me tell you, this room has come a long way.

Here's what the room looked like before. I had my dark nightstands, some roman shades and nothing on the walls. It was boring and didn't reflect my style.

masterbedroombefore

Then it finally got some TLC with the addition of a bright rug, a stunning 7-foot gold floor mirror, new nightstands and dresser and we swapped the roman shades for curtains. Talk about a difference, amiright?!

lightandairymasterbedroom

I absolutely love light and airy neutrals. And while there was absolutely nothing wrong with this rug, as we headed into Winter I found myself wanting to warm the space up a bit with some grey tones. So I found this beautiful gray area rug on Joss & Main and knew it would be the perfect neutral to add the coziness I was going for. I then swapped out the bench for one that's more open, added art above our bed and switched-up the bedding. Just those simple changes have truly cozied-up the room and it's a space I love to be in. I've talked about how your bedroom should be your sanctuary and this space is where I can unwind after a long day and feel at peace.

grey and neutral bedding

grey and neutral bedding

neutral nightstand styling

grey and neutral bedroom

neutral nightstand styling

anthropologie gleaming primrose 7 foot mirror

grey and neutral bedroom

loloi Skye printed rug

neutral dresser styling

neutral bedroom decor

neutral dresser

master bedroom refresh


Bedroom Resources


Bench was a Homegoods find, similar one here


Similar Euro Shams





Art from Collection Prints and framed with Frame It Easy


Nightstands and Dresser are the St. James collection from Restoration Hardware



Beaded Chandelier  (no longer available, similar one here)




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