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A Children’s Bedroom Ready for Christmas

Friday, December 15th, 2017




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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An Amazing Find for Little Girl Clothes

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

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!

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

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!

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

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)

The Start of Baby Boy’s Nursery!

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Good Morning! We hope you had a fantastic Easter weekend. Ours was truly lovely, with the girlies ever more getting into the holidays and festivities, it’s just adding to the fun. It’s so nice to spend special days with lots of family, but we always miss those who don’t live near.

Ah Good times!

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On to the nursery…

I’ve been really excited to get going on baby boy’s room for a while now, but with so much fantastic design inspiration out there (thank you Pinterest!) I had a hard time narrowing down what style I really wanted to go with.

As with the girls’ nursery, I knew I wanted to stay pretty neutral, (it brings out my much needed calm side), and to add a little blue since it’s been my favorite “real” color since childhood.

My thought was traditional elements with a modern feel. When talking it through with Em, she suggested I just get started and put a design board together…so here we are, and I’m pretty please with how it’s all looking.

Curtains | Crib | Lighting | Rug | Dresser | Mirror | Lamp | Sloth

We’re reusing one of the girls cribs which we LOVED, and decided to stay with the same dresser as the girls, just the smaller version. I like to have small elements of consistency throughout the house to keep things looking coherent.

The blue is calming and so ‘baby boy”, while little black accents like the cameras and nobs on dresser with add just a spark of contrast. I’m not in love with the mirror for the space, I’m hoping I can find one at Home Goods, but I love how wood always adds warm and the cozy natural elements, I’ll be doing some wooded frames or shelfs too. The lighting is all pretty modern. The shapes are bold and clean.

Do you guys have a hard time choosing between styles too?

I’m really at my core modern, but always love the warmth of traditional…or maybe it’s the other way around. Either way, I’m pretty pleased with how this is all flowing together so well, at least on paper! Now time to get ordering and seeing it in person.

To see Baby Ben’s Nursery from last year click HERE. My twin girls’ nursery HERE, and Lady Jane’s HERE.

With our fourth nursery in 4 years, I love how they are all so unique, so see!

Sarah x