Saturday, October 31, 2015

Burlap Wreath

Last weekend we had a fun family weekend at Lake James in North Carolina. It was a relaxed weekend of boating, lots of eating, sitting by the fire and the kids played with their cousins non stop...perfect fall getaway! Of course the girls wanted a little craft to do so my sister-in-law suggested a burlap wreath. My front door was lacking some pizazz so I thought this was a great idea.  We had seen a few different ideas on Pinterest and we kind of mixed them all together to make the best one for us. Here is a little tutorial of what we made. It didn't take more then an hour. Enjoy xoxo!

The supplies: Foam wreath (I used 12"), Scissors, Pins (floral pins work better), measuring tape, and burlap ribbon (6" worked well) about 10 yards.

After cutting the ribbon into squares (mine were 6" squares) fold them...first connect the opposite corners and then bring the bottom corner up and place a pin up through the 3 corners and then fold the 4th corner in and onto the pin. I know this sounds a little confusing but hope the pictures help.

Once you have the pin through all 4 corners push it into the foam wreath...I staggered mine so it would cover the foam well.

The second wreath I made I first covered the foam with a layer of burlap ribbon by just wrapping  it and pinning it whenever I felt it needed it. This way it looked a little more professional if there were any gaps in my burlap poufs you couldn't tell.

The finished product!

I found these fun little chalk tags at the craft store so I wrote on them with a chalk marker. I figured I can switch it up for any time of year:)

And here is the wreath on my door with the little chalk tag.

Happy crafting!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Emmerich's Baptism

This weekend we had family in town so we thought it was a great weekend to get our little boy baptized. It is always a treasure to get to share these big life events with family and friends. After the church service/baptism we headed back to our house for a little celebration brunch. Here are a few photos from the day. Hope you had a great weekend! xoxo

The cake and candy:)

Chalk art for the big day...still working on my skills.

Finger Jell-O E's...a big hit with the kids (and adults:)

Lime-aid mocktails and twig crosses my dad made.

Ready to eat...we had a hashbrown egg bake, bacon, fruit platter and coffee cake...I forgot to take a picture of all the yummy food. :(

And a family photo before cutting into the cake.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Lawn Party/Clothing Swap

This morning I'm sharing a little party my friend and I hosted a few weeks ago. It was a lawn party/clothing swap. If you've never been to a clothing swap I would say host one! It is a great way to get rid of some things you never wear and get some new pieces in your closet. If you want to know more about how to host one or what a clothing swap is in more detail check out this post from my last swap. Here are some photos from this time around. xoxo

Some brunch food, decor and treats.

All the bags ready to be filled with treasures.

Dresses, shoes and bags oh my.

The ladies ready to swap!


And little candy party favors:)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Kid's Room

This week I'm sharing the kid's room. We have an extra room but with all of the visitors we get we like having a guest room. So that leaves a baby boy and toddler girl sharing a room. I was excited for the challenge. Since we have a small house with no extra space for toys their room is also the play room so I decided to get our toddler a bed that holds a crib size mattress so it wouldn't take up so much space. Also I had sheets from Land of Nod that were from Evangeline's nursery that fit the mattress and that way the kids could have coordinating bedding. If you'd like to see our nursery photos from our loft in Philly click here. Below are a few photos of their 'adventure' themed shared room...enjoy xoxo.

I bought these little chairs at a flea market years ago before we even had kids...they are my favorite!

Her play kitchen fits perfectly against the back of the crib.

Our storage solution for the space...a metal shelf with 6 Ikea boxes for toys and other storage needs.

The reading nook. I'm a sucker for this knock off Eames rocker

The changing station. I replaced the knobs on this Ikea dresser with some fun ones I found in the Anthropologie sale section:)

Emmerich's crib...with a beautiful blanket made by a dear friend.

And the art work above his bed.

Evangeline's Toddler Bed.

And her art work.

Friday, September 25, 2015

It's Been Too Long!

Hey Misc Magenta followers! It's been more then a year since I last posted anything and A LOT has happened. Here are the highlights...

We got pregnant (again)...

We moved to the North Carolina was hard to leave Philly but we are loving life here.

We had a baby boy...Emmerich Charles born in January.

I started my own health and wellness company with Arbonne...I love throwing little spa nights for people a few times a month.

And a  fun bonus of our summer...buying a moped! (p.s. I've gotten a lot faster since this video was taken:)

Thanks for sticking with me even though I haven't been consistent. Life is busy with 2 little ones but I love this blog and hope to continue doing it a few times a month. I have some fun ideas and hope to incorporate my daughters love of snacking into a monthly diddy...ha!

Check back next week for a post that is a little more creative. xoxo