Cal's Big Boy Room

Friday, May 17, 2019

Since taking these photos I've made a few adjustments to Cal's room but you get the idea for the most part! I will tell you that designing a little boy's room is not my strong suit but I'm happy with the way it has come together.

Bed: unknown (Blair's old crib)

Bedding: Ballard Design

Leather Pillows: Woven Nook

Dresser: Ikea

Shelves: DIY by Matt

Shelving Brackets: DIY Cartel (on Amazon)

Jute Rug: Rugs USA

Round Rug: Amazon

USA Map: vintage HomeGoods

Curtain: Ikea

Curtain Rod: Amazon (super cheap!)

Bookshelf :Pottery Barn Kids

ABC Poster: Hobby Lobby

Chevron Basket: Target

Geological Poster: Vintage

Trucks Wall Decor: Hobby Lobby

Again, let me know if you would like sources for other items and I will do my best! Most things are reused since this is Blair's old room (same for the girls' shared room) so the items can no longer be purchased but there are lots of similar things still available!

The transition from the twins being in cribs to big kid beds was pretty easy (luckily!). Blair was the same way. We've only had a couple of "falling out of bed instances" and we just added extra blankets that we rolled up under their fitted sheets. Nothing fancy... just blanket burrito because let's be honest... even in winter we aren't putting extra blankets on our beds where we live. ;)

Girls Shared Room

Thursday, May 16, 2019

In the downtime that I have while waiting for this baby (hurry up!) I thought that I would share the girls' room. The last thing that I want to do is add some floral wallpaper above the chair rail behind their beds. I'm *pretty sure* I found one that I like and should probably order that before my life consists of sitting on the couch nursing 24/7.

I adore the whimsical Disneyland prints above Everly's bed. Unfortunately I can't remember the shop name! 

Beds: Crate and Kids

White Bedding: Crate and Kids

Frozen Quilt: courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids

Canopy: Pottery Barn Clearance

Nightstand/Dresser: unknown

Curtains: Ikea

Rug: Crate and Kids

Shelves: Crate and Kids

Chandelier: Pottery Barn Kids

Flokati Stool: Hobby Lobby

Natural Stool: Ikea

White rope basket: Target

Book Ledges: Ikea

Book Cube: Ikea

White and Pink House Shelves: Target

Small Oval Mirror: vintage

Swan: Target

Laundry Basket: Target

Let me know if you need sources for anything not listed here! Can't wait to show you the finished room with the wallpaper! I'm sure Matt can wait. ;)

Rainbow Birthday Party

Monday, March 11, 2019

We celebrated our big SEVEN year old this last week and wow what a celebration! We went to Disneyland on Friday and had a party on Saturday. This year Blair was deciding between Fancy Nancy and rainbow theme. I talked her into rainbow theme (way easier!) since there is so much rainbow stuff out there currently with St. Patrick's Day and spring right around the corner.

I grabbed the rainbow garland off of Amazon for $34...such a steal! Seriously balloon garlands are so much bang for your buck. They do take a bit of time but since you can blow them up with air like five days (at least!) before your event it makes it way more manageable. This is the second one I've installed and it gets easier every time. I'm definitely planning on doing one for the twins' birthday in August!

Rainbow Balloon Garland

White Balloons on Garland (Clouds)

Electric Balloon Pump

Pink Utensils

Rainbow Cups

Rainbow Plates

Table Runner

Rose Gold Mylar Number 7

Happy Birthday Cake Sign

favorite swimwear for girls/toddlers 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

There are so many cute swim suits out for spring so I pulled together some of my favorites! Definitely not looking forward to swim season for myself... hello I'm due in the worst time ever to have a rockin' summer bod haha. But I figure I have the rest of my life for that so one pieces this summer for me it is! ;)

fruit suits... cat and jack

gingham suits... old navy

4th of july suits... old navy

bright rainbow stripe... jcrew crewcuts

purple tie die... jcrew crew cuts

pastel stripes... old navy

Rose Gold, Blush, Nude, and Dark Green Baby Shower

Sunday, March 3, 2019

I had the joy of showering my best friend this weekend. This shower was particularly special because the baby is a rainbow baby. The mama previously had a sweet baby girl at 24 weeks and she went to be with Jesus three short weeks later. Everyone has been holding their breath during this pregnancy but she's currently 33 weeks pregnant and doing so well!

We decided to go with tones of blush, gold, rose gold, nudes, and dark green. We incorporated a bit of marble and eucalyptus for extra texture. Here's the end result!

Balloons from Chrissy B Creative (assembled by me)

Electric Balloon Pump from Amazon

Eucalyptus from my tree!

Rose Gold streamers and table runners from Amazon

Marble cookies and desserts by @morgieporgiepuddinpie

Wooden name by @mermaid_annie

Table cloth borrowed from a friend

Chair from church rummage sale

Mongolian Fur pillow by Pottery Barn Kids

Flokati rugs from Amazon

Acrylic Faith Sign by @_pen_ink

Rose Gold Plates and Napkins and Cups from Amazon

Pink Blush Maternity Wear

Monday, February 4, 2019

*This post is sponsored by Pink Blush

While I do love sweats, I also realize I can't wear them for all nine months of my pregnancy. ;) It can be hard to find things to wear while pregnant but Pink Blush has me covered for maternity clothes! They sent over some adorable maternity tops and I got complemented on them right away! The best news is that I'm pretty sure they will work for me after the baby arrives win!

With Valentines Day around the corner this coral off shoulder ruffle pom trim maternity top is perfectly festive! I'll be sure to wear it out when my hubby takes me on a date night to celebrate! ;) It also transitions perfectly into spring... the pom poms are my favorite detail.

I also received this rust button should waffle knit maternity top which is so soft and comfy. I feel like this rust color is super in and in fact I'm using this color as a staple in the baby's nursery! I love it.

Road Trip Survival Guide with Toddlers

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Over the weekend M and I took the twins on their first road trip to San Luis Obispo (our college town!). When we were in college and made the trek we would go late at night to avoid LA and Santa Barbara traffic and could get there in about 4 hours.

Enter toddler twins.

The trip back home took us about 6.5 hours and for whatever reason was much more painful than the trip up. Lots of whining and dear goodness if someone dropped their sippy cup or blankie ONE more time we were going to lose it. You have cup holders in your car seats for crying out loud!

Here are some of the things that DID help us keep our sanity...

1. Pit stops
While the twins aren't potty trained yet (dreading this) and didn't need to use the restroom they DID need to get out and run around a couple times and use this opportunity to poop in their diapers (oh the joy).

2. DVD Player
This one doesn't really need explaining.

3. Snacks
I usually encourage healthy snack options when we are home but on a road trip I bust out all the naughty exciting food. And keeping it bite-size helps (Gold fish, Lucky Charms, suckers).

4. Stickers
Just make sure you bring a little notebook or something for them to put them on. Unless you're cool with stickers on your windows (I'm NOT).

5. Doller Bin Toys
Squishy balls, activity kits etc are good choices.

6. Good Old Fashioned Singing
This one is painful for me but kept the twins happy for an HOUR. I sang Old McDonald (they chose the animals), the wheels on the bus, five little ducks, and every other preschool song I knew. They loved the attention and interacting with me.

I hope this helps bring some sanity to your next road trip and share your road trip tips below!!!