Thursday, February 4, 2016

My Daily Bubble: a creative case

My latest post over at My Daily Bubble is live!
Read about this easy DIY project I did on my iPhone case using one of my favorite Serena & Lily wallpaper samples!

To see other creative ways to I've used wallpaper samples, you can visit here, here, here, and here.

- Caitlin

Monday, February 1, 2016

Making room for roommates

Hi there!
I've been meaning to share how we made room for two cribs in the nursery for a while now and finally got around to taking some pictures this weekend.
Even though Sammy is still sleeping in our bedroom next to me, we have his bed all ready for him to transition into in the next month or so.

After playing around with a few different furniture configurations, we decided on putting his crib in the little nook where the changing table used to be.

The crib, purchased here, isn't exactly the same as Charlie's but the style is very similar.
The sale price was pretty nice too!

So where's the changing table?
It's actually now in their bathroom which has worked out nicely.
Those diaper genies can smell pretty terrible so at least that unpleasantry is contained to the bathroom!

A big thanks to RenĂ© of Cottage and Vine for today's feature!
- Caitlin

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Console table talk

I don't know why but our family room just keeps stumping me. 
I guess that's what separates the wannabe interior decorators (me!) from the real deal professionals (not me!) haha. 
Every decision I've made in this room has been sloooooow and has me second guessing myself. 
Like what to do with the big blank wall that you pass by as you walk through the family room from the kitchen to the foyer?
It's a narrow space that couldn't take any piece of furniture that was deeper than 15 inches.
I searched and searched for a console table and finally went with this West Elm one:

Yay! A decision made.
But then came decorating it.
Stumped again. For months.
I blamed it on pregnancy brain. 
Then I had the baby and still was stumped, haha!
So I blamed it on mommy brain. 
Whatever brain it was, I think the fog has lifted a little and this console table is now starting to look presentable!
At least I think...there goes the indecisiveness again.

I didn't want to clutter it up so it's pretty simple.
A lamp and framed art from Home Goods, some coffee table books, a wire basket (that was serving as a light fixture in our laundry closet), a throw blanket, and a plant.

I hope you are having more of a decision-filled day than I!
Thanks for stopping by!
- Caitlin

Thursday, January 14, 2016

My Daily Bubble: picture perfect

This month's post over at My Daily Bubble is live!
It's all about ways to use your favorite photos that are just sitting on your smartphone's camera roll.

You can check out the post here!

- Caitlin

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Sale on!

Who doesn't love a good sale?
H&M has their winter sale going on and here are a few things (some that I already own) with super low prices:

Blue and white and will keep things organized? Does it get any more "me"? It also comes in two sizes. 

I love these and have these! They were a Christmas gift and I recently shared a picture of baby Sam sporting them on Instagram.

I also have these pillow covers and shared them in this post on our family room couch (although now they've been moved to the window seat).

If this came in my size, I'd wear it! Waiting on a certain somebody to find out if they're having a baby GIRL or not this summer so I can purchase!

We used these as favors for my sister-in-law's baby shower last spring (they were blue and white) and tied them up really cute with a box of matches and a tag (you can see here on Instagram)! They have them in a two pack in pink, which would be a great shower favor for someone having a baby girl!

I'm kind of in baby mode right now, can't you tell? I love this gender neutral sweater for the winter. So sweet!

And for a few things that aren't on sale but I'm loving anyway (and are still relatively inexpensive), see here, here, and here!

- Caitlin

Thursday, December 31, 2015

So long, 2015!

I wanted to squeeze in one last post before 2015 officially comes to a close!
It was another year that totally flew by and it seems like I was just sharing this post last year. 
I guess that's a sign of getting older. Time just goes by faster and faster.

It was also a year in which many projects came to fruition, my favorites being our powder bathroom and the playroom (which I have still yet to post a final reveal as the window seat cushions are still being made).

In terms of our personal life, this year was so fun watching our son Charlie grow and celebrating his first birthday. And of course, the recent birth of our second son Sam made the end of this year extra sweet!

As you can imagine, having two kids under two has made life busy!
Completing projects, decorating, and regularly blogging has been tough at times.
I don't want to stop sharing it all together because this blog is my little creative outlet that is a welcomed break from the mommy role. I'll keep posting when I can and notifying you of new posts via Instagram and the blog's Facebook page.

Speaking of Instagram, below is my "2015 best nine" (the photos that received the most "likes" this year):

As always, thank you for following along!
Wishing everyone a very happy and healthy New Year!
- Caitlin

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Cozy and Christmas-y in the living room

Being that tomorrow is Christmas Eve, I thought I'd share a look around our living room which is feeling festive and cozy.

Instead of using a tree skirt this year, I picked up this wooden tree collar at Home Goods (similar here and here) for our tree.

I kept the mantel extra simple. 
Just some stockings (these are new that I found here) and a wreath.

We had to scoot our fiddle leaf fig tree to a different spot to make room for the Christmas tree.
Thankfully, this notoriously sensitive tree doesn't seem to mind its new location!

With a toddler in the house, I have to choose our coffee table accessories very carefully!
When we are playing in this room, I usually move the pointsettias to the mantel.
The branch candle holder (picked up from Home Goods) isn't really breakable but our son does enjoy plucking the candle pillars out.

The plaid throw pillows are from H&M that I bought last year and the white and green ones are very much on sale here (use code HOLIDAYBONUS for an extra 20% off).

Some fresh flowers picked up from the grocery store add some life to our built-ins...

...and a faux fur blanket (purchased here) draped over our garage sale find bench.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
- Caitlin