Tuesday, October 7, 2014

children's book shelves and heaven on earth.

There are still areas in our house that are the original nasty, flat, builders grade paint.
Our upstairs hallway was one of them until a couple weeks ago.
I've had plans for it since we moved in.
And basically since I saw this post.
The next step was waiting patiently for IKEA to think KC worthy enough of their gloriousness.
That day finally came. And all my dreams came true.

My friend Jami and I got a sneak peak.

We were slightly excited…

And after…

I love that this long wall now has a purpose
and I love that the kids books are now in a neutral location.
IKEA for the win. #obsessed

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

jaymin's ninja party

Jaymin's asian themed ninja party was a bit of a stretch for me
but I actually ended up really liking how it all came together.
And, as per usual, the delight of the birthday boy and his guests were worth the challenge. :)


Making paper ninja stars.

This picture kills me.
Bad A. Lol.

{special thanks to my food garnish guru (mom) 
for carving the cucumber dragon head!}

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

our home: half bath redo

Our worthless space turned mudroom was a pretty big overhaul for us
especially because we did everything on our own.
That includes moving walls, doors, retiling and finish work.
I was pretty thrilled just to have that space so I wasn't in too big of a rush to finish the bathroom.
But it's finally done and ready to share.

This is what was behind that closed door…
And it seriously stayed like this for awhile.
I mean, I cleaned up the construction stuff…sort of.

Much better than staring at the toilet while making dinner. ;)

What I did (after door relocation):
- removed frameless mirror
- painted vanity black
- changed knobs
- painted walls
- added towel rack and toilet paper holder

rug and towel - Homegoods
knobs and mirror - Hobby Lobby
step stool - Ikea
print - here!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

my baby sister turned 21.

My little, and one and only, sister turned 21 last week.
This is a big birthday no matter who you are,
but it was even more exciting as she is 11 years my junior
and now officially an "adult" in my book. :)
I know as we age the gap between us will grow smaller and this felt like the first step.
Something I'm probably way more excited about than she is. ;)
It was such a big deal, I actually made a cake. And I don't do cakes.
I was super proud of the fact that it was 3 layered and pink ombre on the inside
only to end up with no good photos of it. Bummer.
Enjoy her summery, feminine party!

macaroons by: lula belle baking co.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Blessed Handmade Events: twinkle twinkle little star baby shower

I had so much fun doing this twinkle twinkle little star baby shower!
It was an intimate brunch for 6 and I kept the color palette simple
with pale aqua blue, natural colored muslin, gold and white.

{close up of the banners via instagram}

macaroons by: lula belle baking co.