Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Palm Desert Decorating!

We recently came home from the smokin hot destination of Palm Desert. My parents have turned into snow birds and spend quite a bit of time down there in the winter. Last year, they purchased a new home and my mom and I have had a lot of fun decorating. Every trip we add a little more here and there and slowly but surely the house is really coming together. It's soft, relaxing and functional with bits of glamour and some unexpected finds. I finally took a few shots to share of the rooms we've been working on. Good old HomeGoods has been our number one stop to shop! Enjoy...

Dining Room: We added the mirrors to each side which brightens the room and fills in the space. We also just picked up that crazy tree in the corner and a pop of yellow to the table.

Some sparkle added to the bar area of the house - happy hour anyone!?

This is the morning coffee spot. There are 2 chairs and we got this amazing little table this trip. Need to replace with a new lamp though.

Coffee table finds...

The family room - Yes, those are wood giraffes! So cool! Mom picked those up at Anthropologie. Love to add wallpaper behind each one.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Disneyland and some Fabric Love!

I've been MIA for a bit. We took a family vacay to Disneyland and Palm Desert. Isabella (our oldest) had no idea we were going! We woke her up at 5am and headed to the airport for a few days of fun (and let's be honest, slight exhaustion from the buzz of Disneyland). She had a blast and our littlest traveler was a great sport along the way. The hilarious part is out of all the rides at Disneyland, her favourite was the carousel. I guess she enjoys the simple things...ha, ha.

We just got back and I was excited to see a welcome delivery of my new roman shade to go in our kitchen. Here is a little sneak peak...I'm in love with this fabric and looking around my house to see where I can add more of it! Enjoy...

My Disney babes! Yes, this is how my now 4 year old likes to take photos

Dreams do come true....

It was a long line,  but Minnie was well worth it!

And here is my dreamy fabric (picture doesn't do it justice). Can't wait for it to being hung in our kitchen soon.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Party for my Almost 4 Year Old!

I love babies. I am a baby kind of girl. And I'm coming to the realization that my oldest daughter is definitely no longer a baby, not really a toddler anymore and turning into a true kid! Don't get me wrong I'm excited to see her grow, and all the funny stages, but it almost makes me slightly sad to see her getting so big. Her birthday is May 15th and we are having her party today with all her little friends (it's great - many of our friends have kids her age). Besides dealing with my baby turning 4, I'm also letting go of my control freak party mama ways this year. I usually do a party at the house for her and I have to admit, I end up getting into all the little details that she could care less about and by the day of the party I'm stressed making sure everyone else has a great time. You can see pics of last year's shaker here. This year I decided to do it at a different location, an art studio, and really make it about her and having fun (instead of me kinda turning into one of those 'Party Moms' you see on reality TV). I have to admit, I'm feeling a little uneasy with this loss of control and guilty that I'm not running around like a chicken with my head cut off preparing, but it also feels kinda nice! Anyway, here are a few shots of birthday pasts. Have a great weekend. Enjoy...

This was the best! On her actual 1st birthday my hubby and I bought separate presents for her that we didn't know about and had a picnic outside just the 3 of us. Love.

We had family and friends to celebrate our babe turning 1. She was a little overwhelmed.

With mom and dad at her party. Yes, that's a bouncy castle in the back - perfect for kids!

Birthday #2. Loved this one. Beautiful sunny day, had a family party and she loved every moment.

Not sure why we put so many candles in the cake when she's only 2??

Decorating cupcakes

Last year's Garden Party. Loved this theme (minus the pouring rain!)

Had a bit of problems with the cake, but a plastic Princess Belle came to the rescue.

Always have to have a piƱata to end the party with a bang!