A Children’s Bedroom Ready for Christmas

12.15.2017 by sarah and emily |




Happy Friday Everyone! We hope you had a good week and have a weekend planned full of Christmas festivities!

We just wanted to pop on to show you the twins’ bedroom decked out for Christmas. One thing we love about decorating with neutrals is that you only need to add a few pops of color to change things for the season… we just fell in love with these happy red pillow covers that were only $6 at Ikea. Red ribbon, fresh holly and berries and a few red toys and we’re done.

Ahh, if it only it stayed this nice and clean for more than five minutes!

A few sources: red cushion cover HERE | tea set HERE | picnic set HERE | London playset HERE | play kitchen (similar) HERE (we love this matching apron and oven mit set HERE) | dolls cribs HERE | white Christmas jammies HERE | little people nativity HERE.

Merry Christmas!!!!
Sarah and Emily xoxo

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The Simplest DIY Gift Wrap & Sarah’s Christmas Cards

12.07.2017 by sarah and emily |


When it’s time to order our Christmas cards, we are always inspired by so many design choices. We love browsing through all the options Shutterfly has to offer, and no doubt, we are always thrilled when our cards show up.

This year was no exception! Sarah chose candid photos from the year with a gate fold opening to a family photo. Making all the photos black and white is an easy way to give consistency to photos in any grouping, whether that be a gallery wall or a Christmas card. We just love the classic look of black and white (did you see that buffalo check envelope liner?!).

This idea inspired us to have some fun with gift wrap. Multiple designs with a simple palette of black and white. We used printer paper for small gifts and butcher paper from the craft store for larger gifts. A black coloring pencil, crayon, or marker is all you need to start doodling away.

In a matter of seconds you have your own unique gift wrap we know every one will love Christmas Day!

xoxo

An Amazing Find for Little Girl Clothes

11.03.2017 by Sarah |

Boy, are we excited for this blog post today!

We have just found one of our favorite clothing brands for children for a fraction of normal prices and Elizabeth, Jane and Hannah are here to show you all about it ;)

Biscotti clothing has amazing quality and designs that we have adored for years, especially for special occasions. We’ve only ever seen their clothing at specialty boutiques with a price tag you would expect close to $100.

Our sis, Helen, who is an amazing bargain shopper just found Biscotti at Costco!!!

Both of the outfits above were found (in store only) for under $20!!!!

The quality is superb and we love all the girly details of ruffles and bows. Best of all these outfits have easy laundering and no ironing required which means they’ll be worn over and over.

Look out for Biscotti at Costco, and if you don’t have a membership it’s time to call a friend for back up xxx

Halloween in the Twins’ Room!

10.26.2017 by Sarah |

Now that the girls are three they are really enjoying all that the different holidays have to offer, but this Halloween they’ve been more scared than last year about enjoying decorations or going to the stores, just in case they bump into a witch! (Hello Costco, those witches even scare me!)

The words, “spooky not scary” have been our guidelines to halloween shows and decorations, so here we have their “SPOOKY NOT SCARY” room! Just enough festivities so they’ll still sleep!

(DIY tiny halloween houses HERE)


Halloween books and THESE jammies are the perfect pairing on these chilly nights.
What festivities is your family enjoying leading up to Halloween? We’d love to hear your traditions!

trick or treatpeppa’s halloween party | it’s pumpkin day, mouse | room on the broom | hurray for halloween | biscuit visits the pumpkin patch | matilda’s cat | eek! halloween! | the little old lady who was not afraid of anything | mog’s bad things | ollie’s halloween

Hi. We’ve Missed You!

10.03.2017 by sarah and emily |

Well helloooo there stranger, it’s been a while!

Little did we know when we posted last, a little (BIG) life curve ball was about to take place. We truly hope you follow us on Instagram otherwise I betting your wondering what on earth happened?!

No, we are not stopping the blog, and no we didn’t forget about you!

For those who don’t follow us on Insta, we’ll give the little low down….

Sarah’s water broke with her little boy at just 24 weeks of pregnancy. She was immediately admitted to the hospital and put on bedrest, and had to stay there until she finally delivered at 30 weeks to the cutest little boy, Liam Max at only 3lbs 4oz.

Liam, now almost 4 months is doing remarkably well. But it’s been an insanely busy summer with his extended NICU stay and then pretty much house bound with oxygen for another couple of months. It’s been all-hands-on-deck helping her family and we’re all finally beginning to feel ‘back to normal’.

(Pics from Sarah’s Instagram)

This blog is a product of love. We love getting together and having our creative outlet, we love sharing a little of our lives and our finds! We love hearing we’ve helped or shared something you love too!

With now a combined 5 kids, three years and under, life is insane! Pretty much every day seems like a scramble of trying to piece together a life full of all the things we want it to be. But some days we need to strip it down to the basics. Are we fed? Are we dressed? Are we happy?! And after all that has been taken care of, we like to pop back here and check in with ourselves and share some things we’ve been enjoying.

As we try and get back to our pace of posting regularly, we hope you enjoy what you see as a little escape from your crazy lives too!

We appreciate your time, thanks for visiting!

Sarah & Emily

xoxox

(Pics from Em’s Instagram)