Friday, May 06, 2016

Napa Bound

Heading to Napa for the weekend.
Being a young CA girl, I never really got to experience it.
We're taking our nanny and Hudson which is a total treat :)

Can't wait to be in my home state with my little fam and see my seeester :)

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Life Lately

| lots of pool mornings and playroom hangs (Rug: Land of Nod) |

| i know I'm on my phone a lot but I live for pictures like these | 

| Early Mother's Day celebration at the zoo | We love you GG!! Papa, too! |

| still can't believe it, but he wore these sunglasses for a good 40 mins straight - too cute, right? |

| how sweet it is |

| finally getting some color and this thredUP tank (that I got for $8) is the cutest! |

| More Mother's Day celebrations at Gram and Grand Bob's house! The boys love the new swings and the sandbox! |

| when we came back home, he was sandy, daddy wanted to wash his car so, Hudson had a hose bath |

| simple and classic on repeat - American Eagle sandals ($8!!) via thredUP

| Grandmother gifts :) | 

| i love this time of year - sunshine and sunkissed skin and bright colors |

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Playroom Reveal with Minted and Chasing Paper!

The beauty about a playroom is that it doesn't have to be perfect. 
Because it's never going to stay perfect. Odds are your kids (brace yourself!) will be PLAYING in it.
I did want ours to be it fun, comfortable and vibrant.

We converted our storage room above our garage to all things babes.
With plans on having more kids and with Hudson in full on learning (aka running around everywhere ALL THE TIME) mode, we needed to make a (safe) space dedicated for him.
And actually indirectly, US.

| before |

It's been a project in the making - first we (as in hired people) to put up walls/doors to hide the HVAC and digital controls and to also get some ventilation in. We picked out carpet (thought it was more forgiving than wood and could always be replaced) and then Nick and I went to town with paint. And it took a lot of paint. We even painted the three sets of doors! We work well as a team - thankfully.

Once that was done, it was time for the fun part... decorate!
I posted about our inspiration for the project a couple weeks ago and I think we nailed it!

| after |

Needless to say, we're so happy with it and I truly love how it turned out.
It's a space that's versatile, colorful and functional. And I didn't want to give up all the space, especially because we're bound to collect more things and at his current speed, he needs room to run and kick a ball. We still want to get some floor pillows, hang a world map, install bamboo blinds and possibly more lighting (maybe a sconce or two) but we're tired! So we're good for now :)

Besides Hudson says "whoaaaaaaaa" every time we open the door...

So to me, that's a job well done!

BIG thank you to Minted and Chasing Paper for making this playroom a dream project!   


| Rug: Land of Nod | Bookcase: Target | Pillows: Minted | Baskets: Target | Paper banners: Minted | Wall decals: Chasing Paper | Majority of the framed art: Minted | Seaglass garland: Minted | Tee pee: gift (similar) | H & G  Marquee letters: Michaels | Seek Adventure: Target | Wood flags: Hobby Lobby | Sherwin Williams: Eider White |