Saturday, January 13, 2018

Emmerich Turns 3!

Yesterday we celebrated Emmerich's 3rd birthday! 
He wanted a train party so here is what we did to decorate...enjoy! xoxo

This color scheme was so fun and bright for a little boys party. 

I found this giant baloon at Michaels for $7.99 and used a 60% off coupon... 
I had our local grocery store blow it up...such a hit with the birthday boy!

The train invites...all art work was done by the birthday boy!

Table decor...so easy!

Thankful the grocery store had the perfect colors to go with the color scheme:)

Finger jell-o is a kids party staple at our house.

Party favor bags.

...and the contents. 
Emmerich's favorites...slinky, animal crackers and lollipops!

Opening presents to end the night!

And of course a family photo:)








Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Christmas Is Coming!

I love the few short weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas when it is so festive and everything is decorated! Below is a snapshot of our Christmas decor. The only thing missing is a Christmas wreath...I am heading to my annual wreath making party this week so after that our decor will be complete. Check out the pics from last years party here . xoxo


Table decor...Flower bowls by the talented local artists Ed and Kate Coleman.

I always love decorating our front porch...it is the first thing people see so it is nice to have it festive.
I loved making these planter arrangements this year!

I saw this saying on the Letterfolk instagram page and I couldn't  resist!

The kids collected all of these gorgeous pine cones for me:)




Love this sparkly little vignette.

My daughter really wanted to go all glittery this year so we 
put on glitter snowflakes and crystals!

German Nativity scene.









Thanksgiving Decor

We hosted Thanksgiving again this year and I couldn't have been more excited. I love all the grocery list making, decor hunting and then getting the house all ready for the big day. Here are a few photos of the centerpiece etc. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! xoxo

Last year I started my colored cabbage hunt too late so this year I was on it. 
I really wanted it for my centerpiece!

The antlers were a Christmas gift from my brother a few years ago.
 They were from a buck he shot while hunting.

I made these kraft paper chargers as place cards... 
making the use of my china dishes a little less formal.

Our appetizers...always love a good cheese board from Trader Joe's.
And bringing the black and white buffalo plaid in from the table. 



Escher Carlton

Our precious baby boy arrived on September 20th. We couldn't be more over the moon to have him as part of our family. He may be the reason I haven't posted anything in a while😉...xoxo


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Baby #3's Room

We've got just over 3 weeks to go before we meet our baby boy...no more time to dilly daly I had to get his room done stat! I've had most everything for a while but I finally got it all organized and where it needed to be! After using the same adorable bedding from Land of Nod with the first 2 babies I need to switch things up for baby #3. (to see Evangeline's nursery click here) I went with the new Cloud Island sheets etc from Target...I had known I was going to do black and white all along so when I saw these I was sold. Ben is hoping I add a pop of color but so far I haven't found anything I am wanting to add so it is a pretty simple black and white room.

Here are some photos...enjoy! xoxo


Love these fun Minneapolis/St.Paul prints I got when Evangeline was born...check out her nursery here!

The cute pendants are from my baby shower.

Since the other kids are using the dresser and 2 closets in this room baby boy will use these 
black cloth boxes for his things.



Love these prints I found on Etsy!







Thursday, August 17, 2017

Making Room for Baby

Now that we are home from our summer travels and ready to have baby #3 I am starting to nest...only 4 more weeks!  First up was getting Evangeline and Emmerich settled into their new room. We moved them into the playroom so things aren't completely different design wise but we did swap out the futon for bunk beds! The thing I am most excited about in their room is the darkening shades we hung a few days ago...we have definitely gotten an extra 45 minutes of sleep each morning...mom win!

Here are some pics of the room and the link to the Ikea bunk beds we used. Baby room pics coming soon! xoxo









Saturday, July 15, 2017

Little Babe Brunch

This morning my girlfriends had a beautiful Babe Brunch for our baby boy and me. It was so sweet especially since this is baby #3! Here are some photos from the morning. Thank you ladies! xoxo

My girlfriends who hosted the shower.

The beautiful table and yummy food...with a tiered donut tray obviously:)

Look at all those cute little sayings.

And a diaper cake with champagne in the middle!

The gorgeous mountain view from Kate's house!

These ladies know me so well:)

Love this theme for a baby shower! 
And so many beautiful flower arrangements through out the house!

Look at the drink variety!

31 weeks...little boy will be here before we know it!