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creating a colorful kitchen... 5 May 2015

Neon Jar DIY makes your kitchen pop with color!

I love open shelving in kitchens. It reminds you what you have in your kitchen and makes it easy to see and find things. The kitchen is one area that often gets neglected when decorating a home, so we wanted to show you a super easy way to bring a bit more color into that oh-so-important space (I mean, that’s where food is made and consumed, and food is probably one of my favorite things on earth!).

Neon Jar DIY makes your kitchen pop with color!

We made these neon blocked jars that are perfect for holding dry foods or other loose items that need to be contained. The cool part is, you can paint your jar to cover as much or as little as you want and show off the foods that you want to see (and those you don’t mind others seeing as well).

Neon Jar DIY makes your kitchen pop with color!

Since most of mornings can be crazy with getting two kids fed, dressed, and ready for the day before work, I recently started using a Keurig 2.0 Brewer to make the morning a bit easier and get my kick of caffeine on the go. These jars have come in handy for also holding the little cups with all the different K-Cup pods (I’m partial to the tea and iced coffee options but there are over 400 different beverage varieties from 60+ brands available within the 2.0 system). I love the white one to serve as a neutral for the accents of color I add in elsewhere, but the system also comes in a ton of other colors including Vintage Red and Pantone’s Color of the Year Marsala.

Here’s how to make these Neon Blocked Jars…

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a baby essentials {giveaway}... 4 May 2015

Customized Wipe Warmer with Washi Tape

Diapers and wipes and bottles are part of my everyday existence these days. Once you have a baby, there are some things that you use every single day that you just can't live without! A few of my favorite baby essentials include a diaper pail, wipe warmer, and a bottle from the awesome baby and kid brand, Munchkin, which provides so many of those little essentials that become a part of every day.

Customized Diaper Pail with Washi Tape

We made these everyday baby essentials cuter by adding a variety of tapes (washi, console, and metallic tape) around the edges of the of my favorites. And, it's pretty darn cute if I do say so and transforms something so basic into something that can be customized to whatever color scheme you like (we used gold, hot pink, mint, and peach)!

Customized Latch Bottle Lid with Washi Tape

Latch Bottle

When I'm away at work and not home to nurse Coco, these Latch bottles have been so helpful when giving her a bottle. The accordion nipple moves, stretches, and functions like the breast, helping her to latch easily and correctly and makes it easy to transition from breast to bottle and back.

With these three of my favorite essentials in mind, we've partnered with Munchkin to give away (1) $500 gift card to one lucky reader to get all of the things your babe needs!

To enter, follow @munchkininc on Instagram, then leave a comment here on this blog post telling me an item from Munchkin you'd get if you won! (In addition to the pieces shown here, we love these baby spoons and this snack catcher in our house!) 

Entries must be posted by this Friday, May 8th, at 8 a.m. PST, and one winner will be chosen at random*. One winner will get a $500 gift card from Munchkin.

*This giveaway is open to those in the US only. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $500 USD total value. Winner will be contacted by email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after. This giveaway is brought to you in collaboration with Munchkin—a brand I've been using and loving for years. All content, ideas, and words are my own.

{Photos by Casey Brodley. My dress by Thief & Bandit.}

happy friday + palm springs... 1 May 2015

Oh Joy Palm Springs

Weee! We're headed to Palm Springs this weekend! I'm excited to finally go to Crafting Community and spend a weekend of creativity, fun, sunshine, and pool time with my family. The past month has been non-stop with work for both Bob and I, so this mini vacation is a very welcome change. And Coco's first time in a swimming pool! When you pack for Palm Springs, you just gotta BRING IT with the color, you know?!?

Have a great weekend guys! See you back here on Monday!

girls holding flowers...30 Apr 2015

flower girl by Luisa Brimble

flower girl by Luisa Brimble

flower girl by Luisa Brimble

flower girl by Luisa Brimble

flower girl by Luisa Brimble

...a gorgeous series by Luisa Brimble.

a sleepy slumber {giveaway} (now closed)...28 Apr 2015

Slumber Giveaway

One of my favorite things in the world is sleep, and I can tell you that I appreciate it so much more now after having two kids. Two of my favorite moments are when I get into my PJ's and wind down for the night and when the kids climb into bed with us in the morning on a lazy Saturday.

So we've partnered with two of my favorite pajama brands to give away (1) $200 gift card from Maison Du Soir and (1) $200 gift card from Little Auggie to one lucky reader to outfit yourself and your babe in the softest PJ's EVER...for a total of $400 in pajama love!

Slumber Giveaway

To enter, simply visit Maison Du Soir and Little Auggie's website, and then leave a comment here on the blog post telling me which items you'd pick from each if you won. I live in this Barcelona set and Tulum dress and my kids love their soft robot PJ's.

Entries must be posted by this Friday, May 1st, at 8 a.m. PST, and one winner will be chosen at random*. One winner will get a $200 gift card from Maison Du Soir AND a $200 gift card from Little Auggie. Good luck!

UPDATE: Congrats to Monica from Bishop, TX for being our winner this time!

*This giveaway is open to anyone in the US or Canada. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $400 USD total value. Winner will be contacted by email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.

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