Fall is finally here! Or… right around the corner anyway. 🙂 I start pullin’ out my booties at the end of summer because I just CAN’T WAIT ANY LONGER! Bring on the PSLs and the chunky knits! But until that cold weather hits and gives you a legitimate reason to bundle, pair them with some shorts and you’re golden even in 80 degree + weather. 😂
I’ve rounded up a bunch of my favorites… and in a perfect world I would have all of these in my closet. But let’s get real. All you really need are a few staples. I love having a camel color or black bootie, an OTK boot and a fun/colored bootie. I also have a pair of cold weather boots. Living in Southern California these are pretty pointless. But for the very few times I travel to the snow in the winter, they come in handy. ✌️
I splurged on the Full Monty Studded Bootie this season… sadly, my feet are wayyyy too swollen to get them on at the moment so I’m just hoping they fit once this baby is here! Keeping fingers (and swollen toes) crossed.
Yay! It’s finished! I can’t even tell you how happy I am. And how happy Clay is… 😂 maybe more happy than me. No more trips to Target, Home Goods, World Market… he was starting to go nuts… but such a good sport. HA!
When diving into the planning of this nursery, I didn’t have a clear vision of what I wanted. I just sort of started shopping. I found the crib first, knew which print I wanted to put above it, and went from there. To be quite honest, there were a bunch of cribs that I had my eyes on… some were really expensive. I had decided I wanted to splurge on the crib and have it for other babies in our future! But when I saw this crib from IKEA, I couldn’t pass it up! I absolutely love the minimalist look… the raw (non-toxic) wood, simple design, AND insanely cheap price tag… I knew it was the one. P.S: Links to mostly EVERYTHING are below. 😊
Sooo I went from there. I had originally put in our red vintage oriental rug, which I loved. But my dining room was really missing it and looking pretty bare (and its really good at hiding all food stains/crumbs)… so back it went. 😂 I found this one and decided it was more fitting for a baby’s room because it is OH SO SOFT!
Ya know those plastic Eames rocking chairs that were crazy popular for a minute? They’re super comfortable and perfect for nursing in the middle of the night… NOT!!! Like, why when I was decorating Ezra’s nursery did I think that was a good idea? Can’t even tell you how much I hated that chair. It’s a great chair, yeah, but not for sitting for long periods of time while in zombie sleep mode.
ANYWAY!!! I vowed this time to buy a chair that was comfortable and that glides. I didn’t even really care what it looked like, I was going to be ok with the ugliest chair on the planet as long as it was comfy. BUT luckily I found this one! HA! It’s a mesh between stylish and comfortable. AND it reclines which is a plus. No more giving up comfort for design. Way over that. Not worth it. At all. Like never again will that happen. 😉
We found this dresser on Craigslist already finished. It’s vintage… and a little wonky. 😂 It bends in the middle and the drawers aren’t exactly straight. HAHA But I love it… for those reasons. The little houses are at Target in the crafting section for like $6 each! Such a steal and a super cheap way to fill those walls. (links at the bottom.)
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I love that so many of the things in this room are from my favorite small shops. I have linked all of them if you want to see. The banner and brass hook are a couple of my favorites, and I can’t get over this mobile!!!! Oh my goodness. I feel like it totally makes the room and brings it all together. It was gifted to me by Bellabloom Kids… the sweetest gift. 💕
The photo above the crib is also sold in our shop. It is by one of my favorite photographers of all time @mandinelson_ When I first saw this photo over a year ago, I knew I wanted it to go in our baby’s room someday. It’s just so sweet and simple.
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Just a little friend from Auntie. 🦁
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One of my baby must haves is the linen ring sling. I have a few, all from Wildbird, (linked above) and couldn’t live without them. Learning to wear your babe in a ring sling has a bit of a learning curve. But once you get the hang of it, it’s one of the easiest, most convenient AND stylish ways to wear your babe. After a few times, the fabric gets really soft and just molds to you and your baby. I would recommend just loosening the fabric in the ring when taking your baby out instead of taking the fabric all the way out. That way, you have a loop that is shaped exactly how you want and all you have to do is tighten!
Also, have you guys seen these little characters from Hazel Village? Seriously so cute. I follow their IG account and watching their stories of them making these teeny tiny hats and clothes for their creatures is kind of amazing. 😍
Can’t wait for this peanut to get here! Only a few short days. ☺ Hope he loves this space as much as I do.
Gray early morning walk with my three boys! Getting out of the house early RARELY happens anymore. We are night owls… not morning people. BUT getting up early and doing a little bit of exercise in the morning always makes me feel so good! We brought along our Aladdin Fresco Twist & Go bottles because well, they come with us everywhere! I’ve always been sooo terrible at drinking enough water. This sounds silly… Read more…
Iceland: the land of majestic horses, grandiose waterfalls, incredible views and perhaps the most expensive food on the planet. 😂 Oh, how I loved you. And oh, how I am glad we just kind of tacked you onto the tail end of our month long Europe trip.
For me, gone are the days of massively padded, incredibly uncomfortable, push-up bras. That was high school, (and part of college) for me in a nutshell because, well, to be honest, I wasn’t very confident in my “size”. I guess you could say I was a part of the itty bitty committee… and not 100% proud to wave my flag. BUT as I have gotten older, I’ve learned that comfort is key AND more importantly, I’ve learned to love what I’ve got and adore the skin I’m in! Read more…