Saturday, August 22, 2015

Layla Sienna's Nursery Tour

Layla Sienna's Nursery Tour

Hi beauties, this post has been a long time coming! I started her nursery early on into my pregnancy when i found out we were having a girl. I didn't think we would have a little lady next so when i found out we were all i could see was blush pink and flowers galore.. i wanted feminine everything..her name, her room, her clothes, etc.  I have waited my entire life for a family, i found my soul mate, we had our sweet little boy, and now we have our darling little girl. I couldnt ask for more to have one of each and get to experience both sides. I love having a little boyfriend, the kisses and love he gives are endless and he will forever be my guy.  But when we're talking whats more fun as far as styling nurserys and baby clothes go.. id say girl all the way even though its been just 2.5 months of having her here. There are so many more options for girls and so much fun you can do.  Im more minimalistic when dressing my son and with her im all about the accessories, fun colors, florals, oh what the heck, a little sparkle even. (:

So when designing her room i wanted to do something feminine and whimsical. I really wanted it to be full of flowers, blushy soft pinks, and specks of gold with a shabby chic touch.  Some of it is DIY projects, some of it was a collection of several talented shops who were so sweet to collaborate on this piece with me & help me achieve my vision.  I love having something different and special for my kids. I like to do my own thing and thats why picking pieces from all over was so fun! I believe in being original and creative when decorating & finding inspiration from all over the place.  Im not about taking other peoples ideas or replicating what someone else has already done, whats the fun in that?. Do what YOU love, design something that you see for your child, something that you think will describe them well and that you both will feel at peace, at ease, and refreshed when you walk into their room.  Layla girl, i hope you love your first room, that you wake up to beautiful flowers every morning right above you, that you and i create beautiful memories playing dress up in here, I hope we share many moments on that chair nursing just like I did with your sweet brother, and we get to read books and crawl around your floor.  There are so many great moments to come in this special little place of yours.

^^DIY floral wall hang. I was inspired by a flower wall in LA and knew that fresh flowers werent reasonable so i created this little wall hang with a variety of fake ones. ^^^

^^^Gold metal bin holding her swaddles is a DIY gold paint job i did from a yellow bin i found at Homegoods.   Her mint floral dresser knobs are Anthropology.  The mint diaper bin is also a Homegoods find that happened to be the perfect color.  The mint floral ceramic dish (i usually put her lotions/diaper ointment on this) is from World Market.^^^

^^^Pink print design bin (holding stroller blankets) is from Target.  The beautiful white dresser is vintage and is the most special piece in Laylas nursery. It was my mothers when she was a baby and she used it growing up. My grandma gave it to Layla as an heirloom.  I LOVE it and kept the old paint job. This will be a piece that we will continue to pass along in our family.  The gold frame with the floating floral "L" was made for us by my best friend and was a baby shower gift.

^^^ Picture frames were from all over the place, from old ones i painted, to new ones i found over a series of months and months at Homegoods and World Market.  I painted some of the newer ones as well. I love each frame, they all have special little details.  Our gold decal lacey border around Laylas room is c/o Envisioned Designs and it completes the room and pulls the whole look together, i loooooove it!

^^^i adore this bird cage used to hang all of her headbands and bows. I snagged it up from Homegoods and found the tiny clothes pins at target. They also have gold sparkly clothes pins but i didnt think sparkles all over the place would be very fun, even though they were sooooo cute i almost took the bate.

^^^I had my eye on this floral changing pad cover c/o Lullabies and Lollipops for quite a while. I knew i wanted a floral vintage looking cover to dress up her room.  It matches perfectly and adds a bit of color! Theyre offering 10% off one item with code: TESSA10 

^^^ Each photo on her gallery wall is special to me and hand selected after months and months of searching for the perfect photos to fill these frames for my little girly. I wanted beautiful words of encouragement, scripture, and beautiful floral pieces that suit her room.  From the top heres where you can find them: Top left mint floral- Ruffle Paper Co , To the Right of that 'Be Still' ((shrunk down)) and directly below that leafy "im so glad you were born" photo c/o Earth And Fleur,  Below that is "isnt she lovely" photo c/o Birdrow Prints ( )  The pink pineapple print is c/o Billy & Scarlet  (also see duckling print below).

^^^Baby bedding from Restoration Hardware ^^^

"Ciao Bella" duckling print c/o Billy & Scarlet  instagram: @billyandscarlet // Facebook: .

^^^Pink Shabby Chic mirror c/o Revived Vintage, im soooo smitten with this mirror! She can do all sorts of colors for you too! Use code 10off for 10% discount

^^^Gorgeous floral crown floating mobile created together with Kayla from Love Sparkle Pretty, one of my favorite pieces of her room too! She will be selling these in her shop now for those of you interested. ^^^

^^^ "Saved By Grave" print c/o  Love Shalmai Also offering 15% OFF USE CODE Tessadeal. Follow on IG: @shalmaikeim.  The wood Layla was made by The Duo Studio and i painted it white and the sides gold for a little dimension ^^^

^^^Gold Pouf c/o Oma Nour.   Both floral prints on the sides of the window framed are c/o Ruffle Paper Co as well.

 Pink, white and gold polka dot pillow  c/o Wilder and Bean ((

^^^Beautiful custom loom created by The Bloom Prints Fine Art Studio   who will be doing a giveaway of one custom loom starting this Monday on instragram so hop on over to be a part of that (@AMYKAVS) !! Winner announced on IG on Friday next week!^^^

^^^Soft pink/cream Rug found on^^^ 

I hope you liked touring her room, i didnt share her closet space just yet because i still am shopping around for some curtains to frame it. If you have any ideas send them my way! 


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

What We Love: Buttermilk Babies

What We Love: Buttermilk Babies

Hey beauties, i started working on this post 10 days ago.. and look where we are now! I have my hands full these days with a newborn that needs me non stop and a teething two year old busy boy. I cant imagine how crazy life is going to get next month when i go back to work twice a week! Im putting together Layla's nursery tour post and a life with my new little one post to share for all of you who have been asking how im handling/managing things, and most frequently asked how we get out with two these days.  Thank you for being loyal followers and coming here to check in, i know i have been a little more absent these past few weeks with our new baby but we are getting into a rhythm with things and i will be posting more frequently here again shortly! 

Today i have Buttermilk Babies Swaddle blankies to share with you! I mean, this yellow one is perfect for boy or girl, and im loving how bright and playful it is! They have some pretty creative hilarious swaddle options, which i totally dig that theyre not all baby-ish and have more adult humor to them.  Im a swaddle blanket addict, as ive mentioned before, i love having options that match her outfit or what im wearing since i often am basically wearing the swaddle when i shield her little face from the sun with one when i wear in my wrap. I also go through so many a day, one that covers her carseat from the sun or her in my wrap (as i just mentioned) this is less sanitary so i dont like to put the same one on her, one for putting on her if shes cold, and then one at night to swaddle her in thats clean and hasnt touched a bunch of stuff when we're out for the day.  SO i need at least 3 a day, and we all know we are not doing laundry daily when i have so much going on, its more like every other day around here right now.  I have to say, these are the biggest swaddles we have ever had, theyre bigger then Aiden + Anias bamboo ones and just as soft! I have gone through my fair share of hard ones that feel like theyve been starched lol.  These are baby soft and huge so you can swaddle them up without trouble.  Take a peek over at their shop as well as down below to see some of the fun prints we chose.
^^^Animals with unicorn horns??? !!! yes please!^^^^

^^^because diamonds are a girls bestfriend! They have these in so many different colors too!^^^

^^^Hard to see in this pic i pulled from my IG, but this has a subtle light pink hoboglyphics print..hilarious! ^^^

^^^little skunk booties.. i mean, thats just too cute! ^^^

^^^I am loving this graffiti print, and that red color is so pretty^^^