Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Living In

these black scalloped shorts that feel lightweight and feminine and perfect for a hot summer day...

[similar ones available here]
pink pom necklace available in my etsy shop

i'm also loving living in these earrings...

target style #119 - cära pyramid studs
[see the collection here and find more of the line at nordstroms]

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Shoot for the Moon

i spent the day with my three guys enjoying the simple things like making pancakes and soaking up the beautiful weather in the park...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Robots + Rainbows Party

when we asked cole what he wanted for his fourth birthday this year we got three answers... a rainbow cake, a robot, and cough drops.  my sister had made him the same cake for his second birthday and it left a lasting impression.  the cough drop answer we realized came from my husband being sick a few months ago, cole asked for one and we said he could have one when he was older - apparently four is older.  so the robots + rainbows theme was born, here's some of the inspiration that helped me tie it all together...

letter R from land of nod / silver star pinata and number four balloon from the party store / robot bank, rainbow candles,
thank you cards and white geometric bowls from target / slate placemats from william-sonoma home
we already had as the table runner, and the idea to write coles name and draw robot faces on the balloons came from this pinterest image,
and the chalkboard banner idea [i made ours with chalkboard paper] by delia creates - great blog that you can check out here]
i wanted robots to be the main part with touches here and there of the rainbow,
but i ended up having a hard time finding any pre-made robot party items.
so i decided to mix in lots of silver, black + white, and geometric shapes too.

 and here's how it turned out...

his cousin sophia is equally as fiesty and funny as he is [people often mistake them for twins]
today is his actual birthday and he's already made this same face at least once or twice this morning.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Paver Porch

last year we enlarged our drive and later realized our front porch needed an upgrade too.  it had previously been an old concrete slab with a sidewalk and one small step. [sorry no before picture] so to make it feel a little more grand and in scale "we" [my father-in-law and husband - thanks guys] added two large steps and covered it all with pavers.  the transformation was even better than i imagined, surprisingly affordable, and especially worth the money for the curb appeal it added...

target style # 118 - threshold ikat outdoor pillows [available in more colors]
the amelia woven wingback armchairs were also new additions and
the other pieces we already had like this gothic lantern pendant 

and turns out it's a great place to pose...

for a family picture that is...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Baby Bears

my kids are so sweet when they're in the tub together, but i've had a hard time capturing it on film the way i wanted in my own home.  so we set up a little photo shoot in my mother-in-laws bathroom where it's large enough to get a variety of angles and the lighting is beautiful...

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tape It

it's amazing what you can do with tape these days, and all the options in now comes in, here is what's out there inspiring me...

also love this tear off wallpaper by znak and this ever-so-popular
picture frame wallpaper could easily be re-imagined with tape.
and a perfect example of how sometimes the simplest solution is the best!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Boot Obsession

i've been slowly building a little collection of ankle boots, i keep finding super adorable and affordable ones.  even though it's summer, new styles keep on coming and i find myself still wearing them all the time...

target style #117 - ankle boots
the paka perforated + the katelyn woven top + the karis studded wrap ankle boots

[and the best part - they're all under $39]
they not only look great with jeans,
but also skirts...
and my current favorite - shorts.
and the latest pair i have my eye on - the kiriana ankle boots

cole and dean enjoy our trips
to target maybe even more than i do