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The Twins Nursery, ready for both Toddlers and Christmas!

Monday, November 21st, 2016

The girls’ nursery has always been a magical place for me.

After trying to conceive for so many years, it finally became a place where dreams came true when I got to design a nursery for my two baby girls (see HERE).

In the blink of an eye my babies are becoming quite the sassy, beautiful, crazy little girls. Life has been an adjustment, and therefore so has their room!

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We would have loved to have kept them in their cribs until they reached three, but Hannah had other ideas. We were able to keep her restrained (happily) in sleep sacks (like THIS) for a year or so, but finally she was too tall for even the XL so it was time to start thinking beds.

We juggled with either building toddler beds or going straight to twin, but since they still seems so little, we liked this idea of keeping them on the floor so they wouldn’t be falling out. Plus we could customize the size and keep the scale quite small.

Brock whipped up these beds with some ideas we found on Pinterest. We made them to fit Ikea Toddler mattress although we are still using their crib ones for now since I like the sheets a whole lot better! We just fill in the extra space at the top with pillows. (Thinking about a whole post on this, comment if you’d like to hear more!)

The price tag was amazing at about $25 a bed, but more time consuming than what we thought. But we’re very happy with the results, as are the girlies!

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I’m always craving hooks on all my doors, but in the past we’ve had them fall off since our doors are hollow. Finally I realized why not use command hooks? Not nearly as cute but still get the job done of displaying cute things on an otherwise blank door!


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Em got these tooth fairies for the girls for their second birthday (HERE). They hang on the tip of their beds looking over them while they dream!

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This is Elizabeth’s bed, although the girls match a lot they usually have their own color and things slightly different. It’s been interesting to see which items they are attached to. Since very early on, they’ve each had their Little Giraffe blankets (HERE) and Jellycat bunnies (HERE), E is attached to her blanket, and H her bunny.

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Both girls love their Corolle dolls they got their very first Christmas (similar HERE, crib HERE). We keep toys to a minimum in their room for less distraction and hopefully a little more calmness but these dolls are the perfect companion at nighttime.


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We hung simple snowflakes throughout the room to help bring in some Christmas magic!


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This is Hannah’s bed. This bed has a temporary extra bar to help keep her in. She’s such a wiggly one and needs boundaries! We never got around to painting it white, opps! Did I mention we’ve been a bit sleep deprived since adjusting to new territories?!

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A home made pom-pom garland has really cozied things up for winter (tutorial to come).

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We have all their winter-themed books out on shelves. Below are framed pictures from one of my favorite Children’s author and illustrator Helen Oxenbury, ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ (HERE). I found this book at a thrift shop with the cover torn. The pictures were still in great condition, so I put them to use!

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Like I mentioned before we try to keep most of their toys in their playroom, but THIS kitchen has always looked so amazing in their bedroom and added that pop of pink it needed to feel just a little more ‘girly’. Sometimes the pots and pans get confiscated if it’s 10pm and we still hear footsteps but for the most part it has been working great!

We hoped you enjoyed this little tour of such a fun room in our house.

Fingers crossed we’ll be getting to decorate another nursery soon, as I’m doing another round of IVF this week! Eeeek!!!

Sarah. x

Holler Dollar: Christmas Activity Books for Toddlers

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

One of the easiest ways to get our little girls ready for upcoming holidays is coloring books and stickers that we keep in our diaper bags. They’re perfect for those times we’re sitting in a restaurant and want ten more minutes to chat and the girls are getting restless!

We found the most adorable Christmas activity books at the Dollar Tree. They’re perfect for preschoolers but even our two year are enjoying the coloring and stickers.

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Such a cute gift for $1 too!

If you have little kids in your life, do yourself a favor and pick a few up. Next time you’re sitting in a restaurant and want one more diet coke refill, you’ll thank us!

-Sarah and Em x

Happy Halloween from our Little Boos!

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Happy Halloween everyone!!!

If you’re looking for a little craft for the little ones today, look no further!

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We painted our girls feet with white craft paint and placed them on a black piece of card stock. You can use googly eyes or use marker to make the ghost face.

Hope you all have a frightfully good day x

We’re on YouTube!!!

Monday, October 17th, 2016

You guys we made a You Tube video!!!

It’s something we’ve been thinking about for years, so last week we decided to stop thinking and to give it a shot!

We’re excited to start this new adventure, but please bare with as we experiment with this new medium and get comfortable both behind and in front of the camera!

Without further ado….

HOW-TO MAKE HAIR BOWS VIDEO!

If you enjoyed the video, we’d LOVE you to hop over to youtube and like + subscribe!

We’re also craving feedback and ideas, is there a something you’d like to see us shoot?

Please share your ideas and comments!

Sincere thanks in advance,

Sarah and Emily x

Little Girl Halloween Costumes

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

When it comes to dressing up for Halloween, our favorites are the old traditional types… Cats/bats/owls and the best of course…witches!

Our three little girls are so excited about Halloween this year! We are equally as thrilled that we made their costumes from their every day clothes and by adding just a few cheap accessories!

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boxwood clippings | little girl halloween costumes

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We found the cat ears/tail and broomsticks at the Dollar Tree (in store only).
We found the black witch hats and tutus last year on clearance after Halloween and just added a few ribbons and creepy crawlies with the hot glue gun.

We love how easy and inexpensive these costumes were to pull together!

The girls are already practicing their witch cackles and meows for trick or treating.
We cannot wait!

-Sarah and Emily x