Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mila's Big Girl Bed Transition


I knew the day would come when we would transition Mila to her toddler bed and I knew that day would come sooner rather than later.  Home-girl loves climbing and jumping on everything.   
 Now, I'm sure you get where I'm going with this, but I'll say it anyway....that day has finally happened.  Last week I put Mila in her crib like normal, she cried for a few minutes like normal, then I hear a loud bang NOT like normal.  I run to her room and see her standing by the door asking to "watch Olaf".  Nothing will give you a heart attack quite like your two year old jumping out of their crib.  

I'm not sure how I thought the transition process would go, but it hasn't been too terrible.  She's still not sure about going to bed so I've been laying in her room until she falls asleep and she's been waking up about once in the night.  I'm sure she'll love her bed in no time, especially once she realizes she can freely get down and play.   


 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Summertime Fun

Well hello little blog of mine, long time no see.  
Today I wanted to sit down and share a few pictures of our summer, ironically the temps are in the sixties, it feels like fall and I'm burning pumpkin spice candles.  Too much?  

Back to the topic at hand.  
I've always loved summer, and sun, and all things hot (hello, Frozen)  but my goodness.  The heat here in Texas is no joke, so needless to say we haven't spent a ton of time outdoors, but that hasn't stopped us from having fun.  

bringing home our new kitty, Mr.Myagi...she's a girl.



So far we've had the best summer (a little wine makes it that much better) and I can't wait to see what else it has in store. Hopefully more cool temps, but I'm sure that's asking for too much. 



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Summer Patio Inspiration

The weather here in Texas has been uh-mazing.  You know, the kind of weather that makes you want to stay outside all day.  Our current patio on the other hand, will send you running straight back inside!  Yikes.  I know this problem could be easily fixed by a quick trip to Lowe's, but gosh, I'm so lazy sometimes.  So until then, here are a few of my favorite patio inspirations. 

http://stylebyemilyhenderson.com
 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mila's Nursery Tour Revisited

Two years ago, we had just finished Mila's nursery.  I had a precious newborn, and it was perfect.  A lot changes in two years, though.  No longer do you need changing pads, rockers or an array of blankets.  No, you need toys and kid friendly furniture.  So it's out with the old, and in with the new.   

Before we get started on Mila's updated nursery, I want to remind you of her old nursery.  


 Like I said, it was perfect for a baby but not so great for a destructive toddler.  Let's face it, lamps and two year olds don't mix. 

 Now for peak inside Mila's updated nursery...

 

 
 
 
 

Side note:  Mila picked out her clothes before I took these  pictures.  She has a questionable fashion sense but we're working on it.  I'm just happy she somewhat matches. ;)


Mila just loves her room but she especially loves her pig.  She loves running to her room screaming "wide da pig" over and over.  I love how her room has been able to grow with her.  Over the next few months, we plan on transitioning her to a toddler bed and I'm sure that will be nothing short of a good time!   Do you hear my sarcasm there? 
All joking aside, Mila's room is probably my favorite room of the house and I can't wait to keep updating it for my growing girl.  



Source's:
Crib Blanket:  Custom from Etsy.
Crib Skirt:  DIY from Pink Seersucker fabric. 
Changing Table:  Refinished and painted with Valspar’s “Storm”.  Tutorial here.
Flower Lamp Shade + Base:  Pottery Barn Kids.
Bird Prints:  Etsy.
Curtains:  Made from Drop Cloth.  Bam.    
Block Letter Press Art: Customized from Etsy.  “I love the shit out of you.”
Chevron Rug:  Urban Outfitters.
Pig Rocker:  Land of Nod
Elephant Seat:  Costco.  Similar here

You can see more of our original nursery here.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mila's "Oh TWOdles" Birthday Party

You know that saying. "time flies when you're having fun"?  Well, that is no joke!  My baby girl turns TWO on Saturday...say what!  Last weekend, we celebrated my best girl's big day at her "Oh TWOdles" party. 


Now, the rest of the pictures are (almost) all from my phone.  I'm a horrible mom and didn't check to see if my camera had enough space for more pictures...it didn't.  

 
 
 
 
  
I'm beginning to think we're incapable of taking a good family photo. Oh well, at least we're all looking at the camera, right? 

We had such a fun day, but I'm a little glad it's over...I'm just not the party-planning type! Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate Mila's special day!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Spring Nail Polish Must Haves



I've always been addicted to nail polish.  I don't know where my addiction stems from, but one more bottle, and I'm pretty sure I would own the entire Essie line.  Yes, I know how pathetic that seems, but I can't help myself!  As far as colors go, I definitely have my preferences.  I'm a lover of all colors girly.  I always say, the more pink the better!   So today, I wanted to share a few of my spring favorites with you...get excited!

Essie Pink Diamond:  This is one of my favorite pinks.  It's so light, and has a beautiful sheen.  It's such a classy color, yet still fun since it does have a little sparkle. It's beyond perfect for spring! 

Essie Mint Candy Apple:  When it comes to nail polish, I tend to shy away from blues/greens.  They just don't do it for me, but when I saw this one on the shelf, I decided to give it a try.  I absolutely love how creamy it looks.  It's so subtle, and doesn't look overpowering.

Essie Go Ginza:  This has to be the prettiest shade of lavender, ever.  It's such a milky color, and looks great against any skin tone.  My only complaint, is it doesn't have the best coverage.  

Essie Spin the Bottle:  I'm actually wearing this one now, and love it.  It's a soft, nude pink.  It's gorgeous and low key.  

Butter Kerfuffle:  Can you tell I like pink?  This is such a great shade, it needs to be in every one's nail polish collection.  

Crabtree & Evelyn Petal Pink:  This one is a gorgeous, sheer pink. It's great for a more natural look, but gives the perfect amount of color, so your nails look healthy,

Oh Splat White Glitter:  This is one of the coolest nail polishes you will ever own.  It's so unique and modern.  It's such great quality and wears really well.  This is by far my favorite, unique polish.  You can only find it on Etsy, so you'll definitely be a trendsetter with this polish! 


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Weekend Ramblings

Happy Wednesday, loves!  I'm a little behind, but I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  Ours was crammed full of fun, but to be totally honest, for me the week and weekend are all the same.  

Nevertheless, we decided to kick off our weekend fun by getting out and exploring! After living here for over a year, I've decided it's time to see what the Big D has to offer.  (Which makes me sense a new blog series....Kari does Dallas, maybe?)  
What we found was a whole lot of fun.  We started off at Klyde Warren Park.  If you're in the DFW area, and haven't been here, I strongly recommend it.  Not only is it beautiful, it's filled with food trucks galore.  Let's just say I now have a new favorite spot! 


Of course a weekend isn't complete without a trip to Sprinkle's.  We're so addicted to the cupcakes....luckily, my addiction never has to wait thanks to the 24 hour, cupcake atm!  In my opinion, every desert place needs one of these.

How was your weekend?