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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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The Simplest DIY Gift Wrap & Sarah’s Christmas Cards

Thursday, December 7th, 2017


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

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

The Twins’ Spring Bedroom!

Monday, April 10th, 2017

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boxwood clippings | twin girls easter room

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Having toddlers is so much fun. They get excited about all the little things that makes the anticipation of holidays so fun. For Spring, Sarah spruced up girls room by changing out the books on display, putting the Easter baskets out and adding a few spring accents. The girls always love their bedroom, but seeing their faces light up with a few Easter eggs and stuffed animals gives the room a slightly magical feel.

A few of our favorite Spring books
Make Way for Ducklings HERE
Usborne’s Peek Inside the Farm HERE
Where are Baby’s Easter Eggs HERE
Guess How Much I Love you HERE
Each Peach Pear Plum HERE

We adore Bunnies By the Bay all year long, but nothing is cuter at Easter!  THESE large bunnies are so incredibly cuddly.

Here’s to a special Easter week to all of you friends, we hope you have a bright and happy week!

Love, Sarah and Emily x

Em’s Little Bunnies

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Sarah and I were discussing Easter outfits for the kids last week and thought it was about time to give the kids a dress rehersal. Jane has been obsessed with her bunny ears since we brought up the Easter bin from the basement. We stuck a homemade pom pom onto Ben’s shorts with a safety pin, and what do you know we have our own little Benjamin Rabbit and Janey Cottontail.

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Jane’e dress is last year Ralph Lauren (similar HERE)
Jane’s bunny HERE
Ben’s outfit is last year Ralph Lauren (similar HERE)

Ralph Lauren is one of our favorite places for kids clothes. They usually have two major sales a year…one after Christmas, the other sometime after Easter. This is when we stock up for the following year and get crazy prices. Both of these outfits were around $20 last summer and have been sitting patiently in the closet til now.

The day of Easter is always so crazy I’m loving I have this year’s Easter outfits documented before the big day.
I’m starting a new tradition of ‘dress rehearsal Easter’, will you join me?!