Thursday, April 18, 2013

New Home Tour- Kensington's Nursery

Today I am going to share with you Kensingtons nursery. This is one of my favorite rooms in the house. It is very neutral, calm and serene. I decided to leave the walls the color they were when we moved in because it just felt like it was the perfect color to compliment the rest of her things.

I made the mobile from a yarn covered branch that was used as a centerpiece at my baby shower. I added some gold star gift tags and attached sheet music to the opposite side.  I also added the vinyl graphic and name onto the vintage window using my Silhouette SD.  If you have any questions about any items in her room please feel free to ask me! The silhouette/name graphic is now available in my etsy shop! The living room will be next on my home tour! See you soon!!
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Kensington's Birthday Inspiration

Wow! I cannot believe my baby is going to be ONE in a couple months. I know it sounds cliche but it REALLY feels like yesterday that I was pregnant with her.

She has been the final piece that this family has been missing for 4 and a half years. Watching the girls together makes my heart melt...literally! All of this said I have been on Pinterest getting ideas for her first birthday! I'm going with a circus theme and have found such great inspiration!

everything can be found HERE

I just think there is something so perfect about little Barnums animal crackers for a one year old's birthday! I'm excited to start crafting and getting things ready for her party!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Our Mini-Vacation to Disneyland

I love living in Southern California for the reason that we are about an hour from everything- the mountains, the beach, the city, and most importantly...Disneyland! On Monday we decided last minute (seriously 2 hours before heading out the door) that we were going to spend the night at Disneyland. Kaydence was thrilled of course! It's her favorite place to be. We stayed at a little hotel right across the street, and were able to walk right on over (which we love!) Here are some wonderful memories we created those 2 days!

This is from our dinner at Mimi's, Kensie's little face was just too perfect and Kaydence was showing us how proud she was that she finished her dinner! 
This one seriously melted my heart and made me tear up a little a lot. We were watching the parade and Kaydence saw her favorite princess Rapunzel and started waving, looking so awestruck...priceless!

Here are just some more fun shots of our day!

We are always grateful for the times we can get away as a family and enjoy time together! This was definitely one of those times! Where are some of your favorite places to escape to every once in a while?

Saturday, April 6, 2013

DIY Succulents in Candle Jars

I have been loving succulents lately! I have always wanted indoor plants that won't die on me! haha! I've had an outdoor garden for a few years now, but just realized how hearty and beautiful succulents are. I've been scouring Pinterest for different ideas on how to plant them instead of just plain pots.  I decided to put some of my old Anthropologie candle jars to good use! 

 Here is what I saw and had on hand.  By the way these candles did smell amazing so it was a nice two for one type of thing!  Once the candles were done burning, I put the jars in the oven at about 200 degrees for about 20 minutes to melt the remaining wax, then rinsed them out and cleaned them well with dish soap.  These jars were just too pretty to throw away!  I went to my local Lowe's picked up my soil and succulents and here is what I came up with.

This is by far my favorite table centerpiece. The wood doily that is underneath is by far one of my favorite Etsy purchases from Uncommon! You have to check out their store.  And I got to reuse my candle jars! Win Win!  What are some of your favorite indoor plants? I'm loving the indoor gardening!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Life Lately

I'm back! Seriously trying to get back into this normally! I would love to hear some feedback about what you all like to read! Tutorials, more daily life and family stuff...etc. You name it! Ever since having Kensington my brain feels like mush and I can't stay focused for too long! haha! Anyone else have that happen? So really really I am going to try my hardest to keep up on this blog. 

Thank you for all of your support and sweet comments, you all are the best! Seriously! Until I can get some more home tour photos done, I thought I'd share some of my Instagram pictures from the past couple is our life lately!

Good Friday Service 

Easter Sunday

I hope to hear our feedback to help keep this blog up to date and filled with ideas you all love! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!