Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Baby I'm Back!

It has been more than a year since I last posted on this blog. I don't know what happened. A combination of things probably. But in this last year a lot has happened around the house. So it is time to catch up.

The biggest change has been the addition of our daughter.

We welcomed Molly Marie McKeown on November 10th. We opted to not find out the sex of the baby this time and oh was that fun! I have to say it was one of the best moments of my life. I still relive that moment over and over in my head. Brings a big smile to face just typing it.

The hard part about waiting to find out the sex was decorating the room. I didn't want something gender neutral because I just don't find that realistic. If you have a girl, you are going to end up with pink stuff whether you want to or not and same goes for a boy and blue. It just happens. So I waited until after I had the baby to order the bedding and accessories.  The room is still not done. I don't think design is ever done, but there are a couple more things I want to get before I'm satisfied.  I am working on taking some pictures of the room and plan on posting those later this week. As for now, here is a sneak peak.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Pink & Orange Birthday Party

Over the weekend we celebrated Madilynn's 3rd birthday. We celebrated at home with close friends and family. Instead of going with a theme, we kept it simple using pink and orange decorations.  Starting with the invitation.

Then we added some pops of the color in the backyard.

For food we hired a caterer to provide a taco bar. It was a hit last year and we didn't want to disappoint our guests. Click here for link to caterer website. I highly recommend them if you live the bay area.

And last, but certainly not least, we rented a jump house for the kids.

I'll never forget the look on our daughters face when the jump house arrived. She was so excited!

Happy Birthday my precious girl!

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Ruffle Bed Skirt

I searched high and I searched low to find the best ruffle bed skirt for Madilynn's room. It was difficult to find one that was reasonably priced and a decent quality.  We ended up buying one from overstock.com for $34.99. Click here for website. With a quick press of the iron, it turned out perfect.

My next item I want to check off the list is something to put over the head board. I found a cute little mirror at West Elm and hope it works. It should be here next week.