Friday, March 31, 2017

shared sister room update

So excited to finally share all the details of the girls' shared room. Jules was outgrowing her toddler bed so we decided it was time to upgrade. I really love the classic look of the Jenny Lind style so I decided to stick with it and got her the full version of her toddler bed from Target, yup Target. (I tried to link it but it looks like they are all out of the white version. link below)  With Jules in a big girl bed, this meant that my little, 18 month old, Kourtney, was upgrading from her crib (which she hated) to the toddler bed (which she also hates)! We will talk about that another time ha. Anyways, their room theme has always been white with pops of color, seen here, & I really wanted to stick to that because I am the worst when it comes to home decor. I get bored so easily and have this habit of changing things around, way too often, so keeping it this way allows me to easily change their pillow cases, add a new throw and bam... a totally new look! I first started with my favorite piece of the room, the rug! I knew I wanted a fun new one and instantly fell in love with this one from Rugs USA! We got it in the 5X7 size and it was perfect for the room . How pretty right? (heres something similar)  I loved everything about it and knew that the bright colors would be the perfect addition to the room. I pulled colors from it and added fun pops to the room with pillows and new art pieces. The best part of the room is that other than the full bed/bedding and a few accent pieces I was able to use lots of pieces we already had! Hope you love it as much as us girls do!

ballerina doll / wooden blocks / gold banner /  girls, I love you sign, I DIY'd / pillows / Duckie / cloud mobile

The girls favorite piece of the room, is their kitchen. We DIY'd this Ikea one for Jules' second Christmas. They love this thing and can play here all day if I let them. They like to do picnics on the rug with all their, always naked,  dollies and Jules makes the best coffee.

kitchen / plate / ok vase 

We went strawberry picking a few weeks ago, read more here, and I fell in love with this picture. I knew I needed it blown up and in their room asap! I got it printed through the Kodak website, the quality is so good and he shipping was super quick! To go with the strawberry picking theme I ordered this fruit basket from Amazon. It made the cutest holder for their girly accessories.

dog and bunny 

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Monday, March 27, 2017

baby must have Monday

I've been having a blast shopping for baby Jackson and found that I keep going back to some of my favorite things I used when Kourtney was a baby. Things that all moms must know about. She's only 18 months so I'd like to think I kinda got a hang of this whole baby/newborn thing. Along with some of the things that saved my life in those first few weeks, I have also found some super cute boy things that I must share. Ahhh, boy things, still so weird to say. So here's my round up for my very first, baby must have Monday..

Let's talk, DOCKATOT. This was a lifesaver with both my girls, yup, both. We learned early on that Kourtney was a super light sleeper. We had her in a bassinet in our room and she could never seem to get comfortable in there. Those early days were rough because the only way she would sleep was if she was in my arms, which made nights difficult. That plus a two and a half year old that just wasn't ready to transition into her own bed made things a little tricky. We finally got both girls their very own docks when Kourt was about 1 month. Jules got the grand and we went with the deluxe for Kourt. It was like magic. Kourt, seemed to feel cradled in it and was soon sleeping nine hours straight. Jules was the same. We put it in our bed and slowly moved the whole dock into her bed which made the transition so smooth. We went with the deluxe again this time around for Jacks and he will eventually get Jules' grand. Already getting hand me downs, sorry dude. Get $10 off your very own dock using this link!

It's no secret I love to (over) document my girls' lives. Jules has a baby photo book full of all her firsts, still working on Kourt's, both have a monthly baby photo book too. They're our favorite things to pull out and look at. Jules likes me to tell her where we were and what kind of things she was doing. We of course, will be doing the same for baby boy! I'm so excited to use the Milestone photo cards. I think with him being the third, this whole capturing every moment thing might be a little difficult, so these will definitely make it easier for me. I love all the different types of cards they have like, the early years version for babies 0-4 years and the pregnancy cards! I decided on the Baby first year, in the over the moon version and the activity cards. So excited to capture this guys firsts' like, the first time he says mama! Daddy can't wait to bust out the, my first time at a sports event, at his first USC football game.

On top of documenting every moment of my kids' lives I love to collect some of their baby items in hopes that they will use them on their kids one day. I'm one of those moms. My husband likes to refer to me as a hoarder, ha. Every newborn needs something personalized from one of my favorite shops, Pirates and Peonies. How cute are these custom items? Im obsessed and can't wait to get the baby into these. I love how you can customize each piece with your favorite font and image. This little romper is probably my favorite. Use code: alittlejandk for 15% off. 

If you know Jason, then you know he doesn't go a day without wearing a hat. He literally wears a hat every day and I'm pretty sure he has an obsession with collecting them too. One of the first things I got for Jack's was a hat so he could be just like his daddy! Let's just say Jason was over the moon excited. It was so cute. I didn't realize how hard it would be to find one that was tiny enough for a baby but I finally came across Binky Bro and fell in love with them all, I mean just look...

And finally, have you heard of Cuddle and Kind? They have the sweetest little heirloom dolls, from the cute penguin we picked for our baby boy, to their newest little lambs. The thing I love most about them is the message behind their company. For every doll sold they provide 10 meals to children in need. How awesome is that? You can read more about their mission here

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Happy Monday friends! Hope you enjoyed this first post, I'll be back next Monday with more of my must haves. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

our berry sweet weekend

After being stuck at home with two sick girlies for a week, we desperately needed to get out of the house. Jason doesn't always have Saturdays off so we took advantage of him being home and decided to surprise the girls with their favorite treat... strawberries! Both my girls are obsessed with them and we knew they would love picking their very own, and boy were we right! Jason and I had the best time watching them get so excited, they even tried new vegetables that we can't get them to eat at home. Jules kept saying it was the best surprise ever and I couldn't agree more. We kicked off spring on a perfect sunny day spent with our favorite people! Here are some (okay, way too many) photos of our fun family day.

A lot of you on Instagram, asked where this farm was. If you're in Orange County or close to Irvine, you must head to Tanaka Farms. We have been taking Jules to their pumpkin patch since she was a baby. It's been a tradition to take the girls every year and we look forward to adding strawberry picking to that tradition. Not only do they have strawberries and pumpkins but its a great place to take kids all year round. Heres the link with more info. If you stuck around for all these pictures, you deserve a medal. ha I just couldn't help myself. Happy first day of spring!

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tops by old navy last year / sweaters / bows