baby wants

with the new babes coming here soon {i can’t believe it!}, there are a few things i really have my eye on! some decor, some lifestyle, and some necessities! we are decorating her room in monochrome colors with pops of light whimsical tones and i am super excited to get started! hc is prepping her room right now and by next week, i will be able to get things together! my goal is to finalize olive’s room {with her big girl bed} and finish decorating the nursery, get her going home outfit together and then i should be set {or i like to think so…hahaha}.

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bassinet banner: hooray everyday

felt flower garland: fancy free finery

teether: sophie the giraffe

stroller: gb pockit stroller

stuffed animals: pottery barn kids

portable crib: dock a tot

i just ordered this lovely, whimsical bassinet mini banner for our babes {no, this is not her name!} for her first day in this world. we will use it for pics at the hospital and possibly her newborn pics a few days later! after that, i will hang it in her room!

i love these felt flower garlands! so fun and pretty! i want to get one to hang in her room to soften up the strong colors we will decorate her room in! i think it will be the perfect touch and add some prettiness!

i would have passed down sophie to our new babes if we didn’t lose it in the city! right at the tail end of when olive was starting to lose interest in sophie, we lost it while we were walking around in river north with a friend. such a bummer! olive really did love it and it was of great use; for her teething moments, it kept her entertained, and sophie was her bestie for many months! so, i hope to get another one for her baby sister!

hc is totally digging this stroller! it’s tooted as the world’s most compact, smallest stroller out there! i only know a few details about it but hc is most excited over this item! i know that it can fit into your backpack and, obviously, it’s a perfect item to travel with, plus it’s not too shabby looking!

i love these little stuffed animals from pottery barn kids! it’s a perfect decor item for the babe’s new room! i am not into a ton of stuffed animals but i love cute, whimsy items such as these that just add a bit of fun to her room and gives a bit of pizazz to the decor!

so, the new rage is this dock a tot. i have only heard amazing reviews about it. it’s convenient, it’s an all in one baby lounger, it’s a portable bassinet/crib, great for co-sleeping, and it’s super snuggly {100% breathable materials} for the new babes! i am really interested and hoping we can get this before the babes is here!

xoxo

springy

i love having a ‘new’ home. a place to call ours. i have the best time decorating it, especially with the seasons and/or holidays. now, granted, we are still in the process of remodeling our house. with that said, our kitchen is oooold {not our counters or appliances but pretty much everything else}. as you probably have seen in previous pictures, we have wood paneling on our walls. yes, you read that right. frickin’ wood paneling. i can’t wait until we hit up this room and update it.

anyhoo, decorating our place is fun but sometimes difficult, because the aesthetics of certain rooms negate what i am trying to do. so, i try my best to incorporate my likes onto my dislikes. for example, i love the fireplace that we have but i totally dislike the mantle. to me, i can put something super nice and pretty up on the mantle but all i see is that fugly mantle! i hope y’all get what i am saying!

well, i fancied up our home with some spring/easter fun decor. i love spring…the segue into summer! i always start with our chalkboard. i love drawing something fun and festive onto it, whether it’s a pretty picture or saying. that always sets the tone for the decor!

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[i love chalkboard writing…ever since i was kid]

i am obsessed with these paper flower garlands from target. obsessed. they are so pretty and delicate. i fell in love as soon as i laid my eyes on them while shopping a few weeks back. i love decorating our front bay window with every holiday that comes around or i like to put something seasonal in there to jazz it up. i thought these garlands were going to be perfect up on our window and they are…natch.

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[how gorgeous are these paper flowers from target?!]

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[another view]

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[ok, last one…so purrrty!]

i then pulled out some ‘old’ decor i had from our basement. when hc and i moved into this house {almost} last year, i had purchased some easter decor that had gone on sale at some stores {after season} and then packed it away for next year! well, next year is now here and i pulled out the decor i had collected. i was excited to see all the goodies i had picked out last year come to life in our house, finally!

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[let’s go on an easter egg hunt!]

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[i love green glass anything]

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i love spring and i love that it feels light and springy in our house with our festive touches. now, we just need the weather to catch up and mother nature needs to stop with all that snow! well, it might be cold outside but it’s warm and fun inside our abode!

happy spring!

xoxo

love day decor

so, i don’t usually go crazy in the decorating department for valentine’s day but i do love to jazz up the house just a wee bit. nothing big, but i like a spark of color…especially since january {and february} can be such a dreary month!

a few of the banners i hung, i made myself last year. yes…while the little babes was just a newborn. i crafted some quick banners to jazz up our house because being at home on maternity leave during the polar vortex {a.k.a chiberia} was monotonous and bland. putting color in our place was mandatory!

i totally enjoy valentine’s day decor. it’s pretty, fun, and brightens up the home! so, i placed a few banners across the living room window, it looks so pretty when the sunlight is shining through. i strung the festive strand of circle paper cutouts across a wall in our living room as well. i drew up some fun lettering and design on our chalkboard in the kitchen. i also nabbed an awesome gold heart for our front bay window! i didn’t get to snap a pic of it, but maybe later, it’s pretty darn awesome! i ordered red, pink, and white heart lights as well…but they haven’t come in yet. i want to drape it around the gold heart for a pretty, festive effect. there are still a few things coming in the mail that i will add to the decor around the house. once those items come in, i will {almost} be done! 😉

of course, i then snapped a few pics of miss olive with some delightful valentine’s day props. it was too sweet and she is too cute!

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[my handmade banners…doily hearts + crocheted little circles and a hand cut paper ‘kiss me’ banner]

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[die cut paper circles strung together on twine]

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[my valentine’s day chalkboard]

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[baby olive getting into the valentine’s day fun // that’s the gold heart i mentioned above…it was relocated to our bay window!]

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[nordstrom’s baby bling headband, zara scarf & shirt, heart leg warmers, & stitches and soles latte bow moccs]

well my lovies, what fun decorating ideas do you have for this valentine’s day? it’s always so sweet to add a little festive love fun to your abode, non?!

happy decorating!

xoxo