Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Bubble Party + The Baby Cubby

Hey guys! I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend celebrating Memorial Day with family and friends! We had a full weekend of fun but I try to carve out some time every evening after dinner to play with bubbles. The kids love playing with bubbles! We have so much fun playing with our bubble machine, bubbles guns and sidewalk chalk. I am loving the ages of the kiddies right now. They really are so funny and their little baby/toddler conversations about gibberish just kill me! ;) 

We also love playing with bubbles in the bath at the end of the day. I also got this toy from The Baby Cubby and I need to get another one because the kids are always fighting over who gets to hold it/play with it! Have you guys ever heard of The Baby Cubby? This site is so awesome! They always price match (even Amazon!) so you know you're getting a great deal. 

The Baby Cubby has taken the time to research all things baby so you know when you go to this site you're getting awesome products and great prices! Win-win. Amiright? From toys to books. Clothing, diaper bags, strollers, stuffed animals and more. This site has everything you're looking for as a mom and they've saved us all time (because what mom has any spare time on her hands?!?) and have spent hundreds of hours researching so we don't gave to. Hallelujah! 

You can read more about The Baby Cubby and their passion for supporting moms and families here. I hope you check out their site and enjoy the worry-free shopping experience! :)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Ellie Kai + Studded Sandals

This beautiful top from Ellie Kai convertible top (in "punch") is a new favorite of mine! You guys have to check out their site to see what I'm talking about. Ellie Kai is clothing made-to-order. Seriously, go check them out. Their pieces are so beautifully made and the color of this top I'm wearing is soo pretty! The straps on this top can be worn several ways, so you can switch it up. 

This brand is innovative and designed with real bodies in mind. These pieces are completely customizable. I'm digging this skirt... and LOOK! Something here for your mini. :) SO dang cute!

I paired this bright top with my white denim and nude sandals so the top really pops. I just got these sandals and love the studded detail! This colorful clutch is older but similar looks here and here (I just ordered this one and can't wait to get it!) Everything is linked again below! xo

I hope you all love your Ellie Kai pieces as much as I do! xo

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mint Tie-Front Top

How adorable is this mint tie-front top from Express? It's a little bit sheer and super light-weight. I want it in another color! It's perfect for spring and summer. These tassel earrings are also from Express. Aren't they the cutest? They come in several colors, but I'm totally digging the white. 

Everyone needs white jeans this time of year! I get so many questions from moms about how I keep them white. I honestly don't know?? Ha. I rarely wear white for that reason (shirts especially) but I've had these pants for over a year now and I've never had a problem keeping them white. And of course, these sandals. They are so pretty you guys! A must-have. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Our Big Announcement!!

Some big news over here! We are moving!! Tooth and I have made the tough decision to move our family from our current home. We are heartbroken to leave the home we've spent the past six years making our own, but it's obvious that it is the best decision for our family. (We will still be in Colorado! And hopefully not far from here we currently live.)

To make a long story short, we've felt it pressing on our hearts that we need to move for several reasons. We are so sad and it will be SO hard on me because I'm overly sentimental. We moved into this home a month before we were married and we've been through a lot in this house. We brought both our babies home from the hospital to this place and it truly feels like home.

We bought this home in foreclosure six years ago and have spent so much money, time and energy to get this place perfect. It has been a long, never ending project. I always told Tooth that once we got it all fixed up, we'd end up moving! And now here we are. We just finished painting our kitchen white (something I've wanted to do since we moved in!) and now we're selling!!

Although we are so sad (insert ugly cry face) to leave this gorgeous home (and memories) behind, we are excited for the future and all the possibilities.

This phase of trying to sell a home with three kids (two being crazy toddlers!) is tough! It's a ton of work to keep this place clean and in "show condition". Any prayers or positive vibes are much appreciated as we take on this big change!

When we put the house on the market (about a month ago), I knew I would want to get some pictures of us all in our home. This home we've spent our entire marriage in and the place we have made our own - and grown our family! Lisa was kind enough to come over and get some photos in our home. I absolutely love these pictures and will forever cherish them.
Formal Living Room:
This room (and the dining room) were the last to be completed in our home. Our home was stripped when we bought it and I loved getting to pick out all the new chandeliers and the oversized artwork above the couch! We have a grand entry here and I absolutely love how these rooms came together. I am so sad to leave them behind (even though they are never used!! LOL Ever.) 
I had dreams of getting multiple large Christmas trees for the entry way and living room in the future and envisioned our family opening up presents Christmas morning in this room, sipping on hot chocolate.

Formal Dining Room:
This room was used once! So sad! This is another room I dreamt of hosting dinners and get togethers with friends and family in. Last Thanksgiving Tim's dad and stepmom were here and that was the only time we ever actually sat here for a formal meal! I love everything about this room.

Family Room:
You don't really see the full effect of this room (or the kitchen) here, but these are the rooms we live in. I wanted this space to feel cozy and inviting. This space will be missed soo much. So many memories were made in this room. So many laughs, arguments, tantrums, poopy diapers, learning to breast feed, watching our babies first steps, snuggling sick kids and more all happened in these rooms. My heart is so sad to leave this all behind!

Blakely's Room:
This was Ryder's baby room when he was born and Blakely took over when she came into our world. This room will be one of the hardest for me to leave behind. The sign above her crib and the yardstick (to measure the kids heights throughout life) were made by my mom and I while when Ryder was a little baby. I will never get rid of these because of the memories and sentimental value they hold. My mom is so talented and made that sign! I basically just stood there watching here, paralyzed watching her in her element. She made this sign quickly and smoothly. I wish I had her talent!
Blakely got a new chandelier, rug and bedding when she was born. Other than that, everything else has been in there since Ryder was born. 
My absolute favorite part about this gorgeous room is the built-in shelves. My husband made them!!!! Guys, he made them!! What?! I remember being very pregnant and showing him a picture of something similar (but way less cool!) on Pinterest and he was like, "oh, I can make something better than that!" I was like... huh?? Long story short, he did. And I will forever be impressed and in love with this project. I have vidid memories sitting on the floor watching him work on those shelves. I would bring him snacks and water and just sit there bugging him while he was trying to concentrate. Ha!
I wrote a blog post about how sad I was when Ryder was leaving his baby room for his big boy room. You can read that blog post here. My feelings for leaving behind this room are intense. SOoooo many memories and first-time experiences with my babies in these walls. I will SOB the day our house sells. Just because of this room.

Master Bedroom:
You don't get a full idea of just how large this room is here, but it is so pretty! I have always loved climbing into bed at night and watching tv here. It's cozy and my fav. These hilarious pictures of us jumping on the bed are too good! lol 

This is a room we will likely no longer have when we move. We will miss it so much! This bonus room is upstairs outside all the kids rooms. We have a huge tv in here and spend a TON of time here. The kids have a million toys here and can make a big mess. They love it! Sooo many memories in here with the kids. Tim and I also spend a lot of time together in this room at night after the kiddies have gone to bed. We love marathoning through our shows. Sitting here drinking whatever specialty cocktail Tooth has made for us and watching show after show together. OMG Gonna miss this place.
Photos by: Lisa Pummel Photography

The boys rooms were photographed, but the kids were toast by then. There are already so many pictures here! Ha! Sorry for the overload. And for the emotional mess I am and will be once we do leave this place behind. I know it's just a house and home is where our family is. We will love whenever we go and will make new memories there. But by golly, I'm gonna miss this place and forever cherish the memories we made together in this home!

My dress is from Anthropologie - shop here
Blakely's dress is from H&M - shop here (also love this one!)

Thank you all so much for your support and prayers during this time! We so appreciate all the love and support we've received from friends and family. xo