Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Girls' Room Makeover

Bella and Mia started sharing a room right about the time we transtioned Mia from her crib to a big girl bed. So, since they were about 5 and 2 1/2. I loved giving them a fun, bright, girly space to share. You can see the whole post with pictures of their room before HERE

It was time for a change though. Bella will be 8 in a couple of weeks and Mia is 5 1/2 now.  Both girls have out grown what we had before.

Plus, ok, lets be honest. I discovered this awesome bedding and it inspired me to totally re-do the entire room. The girls beds can convert from twin beds to bunk beds and we switch it up every few months. Can I tell you the biggest pain in the booty? Making bunk beds. Can't deal y'all. But this bedding by Beddy's makes the whole process of bed making (bunk beds or not) a total breeze. Mia has even taken it upon herself to make their beds each day because she thinks its fun. It is literally as easy as zipping up the sides. There is no need for sheets or extra blankets. The top layer even has a sewn in minky blanket that both girls absolutely love.

We've been using it for a couple months now and I am not kidding you when I say both of them LOVE to get in bed each night. They even sleep better because they stay covered all night! And I especially love how put together and clean it all looks when it's made. It's a total game changer.  The investment in this bedding is totally worth it. You don't need a top sheet, or bottom. It's all one piece. And each set comes with coordinating pillow sham and pillow case as well.

The women behind Beddy's are truly so sweet and have offered to give y'all 15% off your entire purchase. Just use code splendor15 when you check out. I promise you won't be dissapointed with this bedding and it will last you for years!

I had so much fun doing this little makeover for them. My other main focus was to simplify the room, take out what they were no longer using, and give it a more grown up look. I gave them a little vanity tp sit at (their favorite part), a bookcase and created a little reading nook for them also. The table in the middle of their beds was a thrift store find from a few years ago. Its an old vintage sewing machine with an actual minty green sewing machine inside. I just painted it white and added pretty knobs.

The large black frame is from an old mirror that was once silver. I spray painted it a high gloss black and replaced the mirror with cork board that I covered in polka dot fabric.

To make their floral monogram letters I just bought large paper mache letters from Joannes, cut off the tops, spray painted them gold and then hot glued flowers inside.

Here's a list of where everything is from. If you have any questions about the bedding please feel free to ask! Don't forget you can use splendor15 for 15% off. 


'Good Morning Gorgeous' Pillows, Gold Heart Marquee Light, 'Enjoy The Ride', & 
'It's A Girls World' Print & curtains: Target

Large white frames over beds, lamp, rug: IKEA

Pillows on the floor of reading nook: H&M

'For Like Ever' print: Hobby Lobby

"You Are Amazing + Beautiful + I Love You" card from KatyGirlDesigns on Etsy
(I framed it because I love it so much)

Chandelier: Pottery Barn

Vintage Blush bedding from Beddy's 

Convertable Twin Bunk Beds: Walmart.com

Paint color is Slate Grey by Behr


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Judah's First Birthday Party

Judah boy turned a year old on February 27th and we celebrated with a little bear theme this past Saturday. Because, if you didn't know, we are pretty sure Judah is part bear. He goes into this mode we call his "bear mode" where he gets super silly and wants to paw at us and kiss/slobber on us, wrestle and growl and burry his head into our necks and faces. It's pretty much our favorite. Plus his hands and feet are literally like a little bear cub.

We are obsessed with him y'all. We can't help it. Celebrating him this past weekend with our family and friends was just icing on the cake to his first year with us.  I'm just bummed I didn't think to get a big group shot because we had so many awesome friends and family there with us. He and we, are truly so blessed with the best people in our lives.

The weather was perfect that day. We had it at our neighborhood park where all 4 of our kids have basically grown up sliding and running and climbing. He absolutely loves to be outside and he loves to be around people so it was perfect. He was so laid back the whole time, just taking it all in.

We had hot dogs, chips, & tea. Chocolate cupcakes, chocolate covered pretzels, a trail mix bar and a smores favor. I kept it pretty simple and just tried to focus on the little details to make it all special. I found most of the decor on etsy and the rest I pulled from what I have here at home. Basically anything red buffalo check, burlap, metal or wood, I threw in somehow. I think it turned out perfect for our Judah bear and we had so much fun celebrating him.

Please note my favorite part of this family photo....Mia's smeared hot pink lipstick, courtesy of Aunt Nessa and running around on a hot spring day.  Someone described Mia as the most beautiful hot mess they'd ever seen and I'm just not sure there could be a more perfect description for her. The girl is cray. 

Happy First Birthday Judah Bear. You have brought us more love and joy than we could possibly have ever imagined.  You are our last "first" birthday and though it is bittersweet, it is mostly so sweet. You have completed our family perfectly and not one day goes by that we don't thank Jesus for you. 

Judah's slouchie hat and leggings: Sugarlime Lane 
Cupcake Toppers & Banners: Little Birdie Prints
Favor Bag Toppers: The Pretty Paper Studio