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First of all, thanks to everyone who entered the kissykissy giveaway!  Congrats to Tammie, who is the winner!!3-and-8-monthsI haven’t posted about Vivi and Brigie’s favorite things here in awhile.  Above are a few of the things they are really enjoying lately.  This isn’t a super product-centric post, but more of a reflection of everyday life right now!  I’m getting really excited for Vivi’s third birthday.  As much as she loves celebrating, I know it’s going to be so much fun!  (My parents brought back that crazy cute dribblebuster bib from a trip.  I absolutely love it – it’s so precious, and I’m going to have to get more for my little drooly baby!)

(Also, check out the super sweet bathroom my friend Lesley did for her girls in their gorgeous new home.  I love the flooring!!)


Alison"Great to see the Owl Dribblebuster on your little lady! This is also available in Plum along with lots of …"

Carrie Waller"Oh my gosh, I LOVE how Vivi has your exact same magnetic smile =) It was lovely to meet you …"

Jennifer Wilson"Thanks for including us!! We always love seeing what the girls are up to! XOXO "

Brianne Heape"Can't wait to see Vivi's 3rd birthday pics! You always put on a great production! ;) ps. Isn't Lesley's flooring awesome?! …"


whispering pines

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woodland baby room ideasI feel a touch of fall in the air, and I can’t get it out of my head.  A little more woodland inspiration.  I love that old photo of the bear up in a tree; it would be so lovely scanned in and reprinted at a very large scale.  I almost bought it for the girls’ room, but one of you needs to snag it!  I know Vivi would love trying to spy the bear up in that tall tree!


jonilay"Hi Meredith! If you click on the picture, the links will appear to the right. Please let me …"

Meredith"I can't seem to find the sources here... am I just missing the obvious? "

jonilay"Ah, you are right, Katie! So sorry about that - I am working on correctly archiving these older boards. …"

Katie Petersen"It seems the sources are a bit mixed up. "

Lauren Chipman-Keester"where is number 6's source? i love it! "

Jennifer of Pitter Patterned"Ooh, I love this! I love the outdoors and live in the country, this would be so cute for a …"


baby room pillowsToday, I’m sharing a little tutorial on how to do these felt letter pillows from the shared room.  These are really pretty simple and sweet, and it’s something you could translate onto a lot of other projects.  It would be really fun to make some banners for a party with these letters!  I am loving working with felt lately.  It’s inexpensive, forgiving, and bright.  I also made that little garland on Vivi’s bed with little triangles and hearts.  Super easy!  Here is a little graphic for the pillows, with some more details typed out below:felt letter pillowAs noted above, don’t stress about making the letters perfect.  You could draw them out with a marker before cutting them if freehand cutting gives you anxiety, but I think you’ll like the end result of the hand-cutting better.  The imperfection adds charm, and felt is so inexpensive that you can keep trying until you like the look.  Also, I added piping to Brigette’s pillow, but not to Vivi’s.  I love the look of piping, but sometimes it makes me want to pull my hair out.  Too much tedium for me.  If you want to try it and have never done it before, I used this tutorial but I put the zipper at the bottom of the pillow like this.  It really isn’t so bad, I guess, and it’s not overly challenging but it does require some precision and I don’t always love having to pay that much attention.  Hope that helps!  Let me know if anything isn’t clear.

Also, check out my sweet friend Lesley’s blog today – I shared what a typical day is like for us.  I think it’s always fun to see what other mamas are doing, so if you want to know how we stay busy, check it out!  And don’t forget to enter the kissykissy giveaway, either!


jonilay"Hi Stephanie! I usually just purchase it from Joann's because I'm last minute quite often, but the Purl Bee …"

Stephanie"Where do you like to buy your felt? "

Michelle"Thank you for posting this! I love your pillows and can't wait to make one of my own! "

Alea"Adorable!!! "

Lauren O’Donnell"Thanks for the tutorial! "

Jane"I love these! Would be such a gorgeous present for a new bubba x "


yellow ochre + peachy pink

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baby room inspirationSome new inspiration on BHG Style Spotters today!  Go here for sources, and the inspiration behind this inspiration . . .


Brianne Heape"Ooh la la, those yellow details are makin' me smile! And that "home is" print - love it! :) "

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nursery curtainsI’m going to post a couple of DIY posts on the sewing project in this room, but before I do, I’ll preface it with the fact that I am not an accomplished seamstress.  I just know how to get things to stick together and I’m not afraid to experiment, so for those of you with more technique than I, please don’t laugh!  Today I’m posting about the curtains.  They are pretty simple and inexpensive.  I used these double rods and then cut and hemmed the panels from some painter’s dropcloth leftover from my sister’s wedding (similar to this) and added some white pom pom trim to the inside edge. Below are the details on how the valances were made (with this fabric).  These are just like the ones in Vivi’s room, except I added some blackout liner since I used a patterned fabric.  If you don’t use the liner, the fabric won’t look as nice with the sun shining through the back, unless it is white.  I also typically recommend using a blackout  liner for the curtain panels, too, to help the babies sleep longer and better, but I’m going to experiment with not using them in this room because I’m trying to get them to be a bit more flexible about where they sleep.  Hope this helps those of you trying to do something similar!  I’ll also be posting DIY’s on the pillows and bookshelf here soon!nursery curtains


Gwen, The Makerista"How simple and it really makes a nice difference! "

Cami"Thank you so much for posting this! :) "

lesleygraham"LOVE how these turned out! the fabric is so perfect for the room and I feel so lucky to have …"