TWOtti Fruity Party

Thursday, August 16, 2018

TWO-tti Fruity twins! It's not the easiest thing to come up with gender neutral party themes but while the twins don't have a say I get to do what I want! Tutti Fruity works well with their August birthday since fruit themed decor is so prevalent in the summer. I had so much fun putting the details of their party together. The main focus was the balloon garland by Pop and Company and it's truly swoon worthy! Take a look below!





 
swim suits by Kortni Jeane


straws from amazon

cookies by me!


photo booth stand by a friend


fruit garlands by me




We had the best time partying with our family and the twins loved every minute. It was so fun to see how much they understood and how when we asked them how old they were they would tease us and say,  "Eight! Nine! Six!" Then finally they would hold up their index fingers and say, "TWO!" Babies, (you will always be my babies!) you are my JOY! I love you!

TWO

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

HOW am I even writing this post right now?! The twins are T W O and I just can't believe it! They are getting more fun each day and their personalities are the best. 



Cal, you are a true Mama's boy in the best way. Our snuggle sessions are REAL and the way you hold my face with both of your hands turns me into a puddle. I did not know what a relationship with a boy would be like but I now know full well. It is the best! Your boyish grin melts me and the way you get "happy feet" when you are excited is so darn cute. You love to play with me and make me laugh and your favorite spot is in my arms. You still like to be sung to and rocked every night before bed and it's the most special time with me. Our bond is unbreakable.  



Evie, you are a spicey peanut! Your personality is LOUD and so fun and we are constantly laughing at you. Your facial expressions are hilarious and the way you say "Ummmmmm?" when you are making a decision or answering a questions is hilarious. When I picture you I see you with your head thrown back and your eyes closed and the wildest laugh coming out of your mouth. You never run in a straight line and your arms always trail behind you. And while I wouldn't pin you as 100% a Daddy's girl, you sure do love spending time with him and ask for him even when I'm around. You live life to the fullest and I can't wait to see what the future holds for you! 





Laundry Room Reveal: Part Two

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

I mentioned earlier this month that we got new vinyl flooring. I'm over the moon happy with it but the thing that really makes my eyes get hearts in them is the patterned black and white tile I decided to put in the laundry room last minute! It's such a fun surprise every time I see it and I think Joanna Gaines would approve. ;)




And guys... get this! The tile was 87% off at $1.99 a tile at Lowes. You can't beat that! If you want to see what our laundry room looked like before the new counters, shiplap, harware etc. go HERE. No rug needed in here anymore... the floors are too pretty to cover up! The next reveal I have planned is our guest bathroom (Cal's bathroom) so stay tuned!

Fair Game: OC Fair

Monday, August 6, 2018

Every year I drag bring Matt to the fair. For a while it was just us and Blair but this year we finally brought the twinkies along for their first visit! I fed Matt a burger and a beer and he ended up being okay with it. ;) The kids loved the hustle and bustle of the crowd, the corn dogs, and the bright lights. Cal chose to ride a ride with Blair and Evie opted for our friend Jojo to win her a stuffed unicorn at the balloon popping game. Everyone was a winner! You know all it took for me to be happy was a corn dog (of course).










For me the fair is a bloggers dream...the photo ops are endless! I'd be down to bring outfit changes but I'm pretty sure M would leave me stranded with all three kids if I suggested it. ;) Are you guys into the fair? It's the perfect thing to do while our Disneyland passes are blocked!

Luxury Vinyl Wood Plank Flooring: Before and After

Thursday, July 26, 2018

We've been wanting to change out our flooring since we moved in (buh-bye orange tile and tired carpet) and we decided on something called luxury vinyl. Yup, you read that right... vinyl! It sounds gross but I'm 100% in love with it! We have a pool (and messy kids) so we needed something waterproof and durable. The floors really do look like wood and they have texture which makes them feel like wood as well.

I did not bother to "pick up" for my before photos (or some of my after photos even haha) but you get the idea. The floors are still dusty in some areas...apparently we will be battling dust from the tile removal for 6 months. We also still need to go through and paint the baseboards but I'm really happy with the progress we've made! Now I'm browsing rugs for the dining room and the family room but all in good time!











And after...

One day we will get a new stair banister! Also, got this 8 foot round rug at Pottery Barn Outlet for $90...score!















We also did the flooring upstairs (except in the bedrooms). This is our messy play room.
Blair told me after I asked her if she like the new floors, "No I like the old ones. I could play hop-scotch them." Insert eye roll.

You better believe my home is NEVER this picked up. It helps that my cleaning lady is coming tomorrow so I killed two birds with one stone ("after" photos and picking up for her!).

Our floors are by Triversa and the color is Oakcrest TV002, gold wash. I believe Congoleum is the company that manufactures them for reference!