Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Big Boy Twin Bedroom Ideas

Ummm hello?? Talk about taking a serious vaca from the blogging world. I have lots of reasons (ahem, excuses) for my absence but do you need me to go into every reason why? Probs not. We all know that life happens and priorities shift at a rapid rate throughout the years. Bottom line... I'm ready to get back into A Lo and Behold Life. I'm motivated, inspired and dying to share with you.Yay for me. Yay for you!

I can tell you with 100% certainty that my recent rise in motivation is due to the fact that I'm in a serious nesting frenzy.  That's right, I'm preggers with baby #3.  And I'm due in just 3 short weeks! We've been working frantically on getting the twins' new room ready so that the babes can move into the twin's old room.  Today I'm sharing a few mood boards for Big Boy Twin Bedroom Ideas that I pulled together - each with a slightly different vibe: one rustic, one modern and one coastal.

It's no secret that I'm obsessed with navy blue. It's the dominant color in all 3 design options for the Big Boy Twin Bedroom.
The Rustic Big Boy Bedroom draws in warm textures with the natural wood furniture to give off a rugged vibe. Adding pops of earthy orange in the bedding and accessories play nicely with the navy. Below are all the sources for this option.

The Modern Big Boy Twin Bedroom option showcases simple clean lines for the furniture, geometric patterns for the window treatments & striped rug and pops of bold orange in the accent decor. Below are all the sources for this option.

1. Skylar Blackout Panel 2. Linen Duvet Cover & Decorator Sheet Set 3. Benjamin Moore Gray Cloud Paint 4. Floating Wood Mirror 5. Cargo Bunk Bed 6. Cargo 4-Drawer Dresser 7. WillowLanePrints Brother Art 8. Everyday Chair 9. Pillowfort Be Awesome Today Pillow 10. Cubic Bookcase 11. Surya Chic Area Rug 12. Pillowfort Woven Storage Bin
Lastly, the Coastal Big Boy Bedroom is bright and breezy with crisp whites and blues. The light neutral color pallet is totally relaxed and the pops of coral & turquoise in the window treatments and art bring brightness and fun to the decor.  Below are all the sources for this option.

The finished room is almost ready for it's big reveal.   Leave a comment below to tell me which option is your fav and which to you think I went with! You will soon find out!


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Pink & Gold Sip and See Party

Oh my gosh - it's been forever. I've missed you and my blog! Life has been one exciting event or activity after the next. My new business "Mom?  Where's my car?" is going great and is keeping me super busy. I'm also trying to soak up as much summertime fun with my boys while they still think I'm "cool" and want to hang out with me! 

Speaking of exciting summer events, I had the pleasure of co-hosting a Sip & See for my dear friend Neha and her beautiful 3 month old daughter Zanna Belle. For those of you who have never heard of a Sip & See you are not alone.  This was my first!  It's not your traditional baby shower with pregnant mommy, present opening and games. It's a party to celebrate mom, meet the new baby and have a drink... or two!  And that's just what we did.

Party planning can be very overwhelming.  My rule of thumb is to zone in on the "vibe" I want party guests to experience.  Everything falls into place from there.  I remember the sights, sounds and smells of events and the people I share them with.  These little details bring life to everyday experiences and my best experiences will always be my best memories.  

Zanna's Sip & See was all about creating a casual and relaxed environment for Neha's guests with simple decor, refreshing chilled mimosas & bellini's and mellow tunes playing in the background. Andrea, my co-host, put it best for the 10 ladies who attended, "Come for 5 minutes or stay for 3 hours!".  We themed my back patio with whimsical pink & gold decor and offered a light brunch to snack on while we toasted Neha's 3rd addition to her family. 

Guests were greeted by a "Kisses & Hugs" sign that pointed them directly to the casual backyard party.   

Pictures of special moments of mommy and baby were trickled throughout the decor in pretty mother of pearl frames that I got at World Market.  My favorite is the one of Zanna's older siblings seeing her for the first time.  Such a "wow" moment to keep in mommy and daddy's heart forever.  

You may think I'm crazy for having a scented candle outdoors but this Voluspa Candle gave off the most wonderful sweet aroma. The Prosecco Bellini fragrance was the perfect scent to accent this party especially since we were serving bellini's at the party!

My co-host and I had grandiose ambitions to make all the food ourselves.  And then reality set in 2 days before the party and we decided to have all the food catered by The Spot Gourmet.  Best decision.... ever! Party tip: never bite off more than you can chew.  We were able to relax, enjoy the party and create great memories with the ladies and baby Zanna. And that's what it's all about - creating a memorable experience for all to enjoy!

Zanna's favorite spot to hang all afternoon was on the couch underneath the ribbon back drop.  It was so sweet how mesmerized she was by all the ribbons blowing in the california breeze. 

Me and my co-host with the guest of honor!

Momma with the hostesses!

And one more of lovely baby Zanna Belle. I simply can't get of enough of this little cutie!  We love you Zanna!

Having a baby is an exciting and momentous part of life.  Not all expecting mom's want to be the spotlight of a baby shower.  A casual "Sip and See" is the perfect way to celebrate a friend who is expecting their 2nd, 3rd or even 4th baby. Take lots of pics to capture the day of all mom's favorite people meeting and making new memories with her new little one.

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