Move In – Must Haves

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I’ve moved a lot. Like, a lot – a lot. Over the past 10 years we’ve lived in 5 states and a whopping 8 houses!!! One thing I’ve got down pat is unpacking quickly and making a house feel like a home in record time. So I paired up with the good people over at Casper to talk about my 6 new home essentials to create a cozy space.

kyakilimsA rug instantly warms up a space. I love rugs, like majorly. Right now I’m having a real obsession with Turkish Kilim rugs and Kaya Kilims is one of my favorite sites.  LUSTING after this one above. They are well worth the money, but it’s not been in our budget so I am loving the selection and price point at RugsUSA, just picked up this one and loving it.

DIY-Modern-Wall-Hanging1Next thing, cover those walls!!! I’m really digging wall hangings and majorly love this DIY from Homey Oh My. Now, we will get to photos, but you also have to find fun art prints, mirrors, a letter board, some plaster antlers, etc to really helps to look eclectic and collected over time.
loomgoodsALL THE MUD CLOTH. Loom Goods gives me all the heart eyes. I can’t say enough. I want a house full of them. They are perfect for cozying up a sofa or bed, heck even a dining chair if that’s what you’re into. Oh and while we are at it, let’s talk pillow-pillows… yes, like sleeping pillows. How long have you been sleeping on your current pillow!? Are you embarrassed to tell me!? A move is the perfect time to update your pillow with a new one because hello!? It’s exhausting and a good night’s sleep is cray important.
family pics casperI’ve talked about this before, but print your damn pictures. Like lots and lots of them. Bare walls look depressing and bleh. Vary sizes, frame some with mats, frame some with no mats, print a canvas. The options go on and on!! I’m still printing out more pics from our family Holiday shoot with Mau Loa Photography. She’s brilliant. Gulf Coast peeps, hire her.
west elmNaked windows are shameful and I won’t stand for it. I hang white curtains on every damn window in my house. No window left behind. Always hang them higher than your actual window. I take mine nearly up to the ceiling, so that the fabric just ever so slightly rubs the ground. It makes the entire space look larger. These West Elm curtains are my faves.
mr. fiddleALL. THE. HOUSEPLANTS. I have a notoriously black thumb, but I’m doing my damnedest to keep my air pure and my plants alive. Mr. Fiddle is sadly having a moment after having to be repotted, but we are talking it out… so this image is from Room for Tuesday, check out this post for some great advice on houseplants.

Happy Moving folks!!!!

Play With Me

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Mom Stuff [Sonnet James Play Dress] [Sea + Cake necklaces] [Hat] Kid Stuff [stay rebellious tee – coming soon!] [moccs]

It’s no secret I value comfort over just about everything. It’s a relatively new fashion evolution for me, but I’m a big fan. I found Sonnet James through a fellow blogger, Oy Kristen, and I’ve since bought a handful of dresses when my bank account will allow. I’m super sad I couldn’t pony up the cash for one of their new Playsuits. Like they’re pjs you can wear in public, you paying attention now?! I thought so. This brand’s clothing is made to get dirty! We can look cute and chase your monsters around the playground! Best of all, you can toss it right in the washer and hang dry. I can attest that no matter how many times you wash it the fabric looks perfect. It’s magic aka just damn good quality. I’m wearing my fave [older] style with my most favorite neck party courtesy of my Sea & Cake pendants and my trusty diamond letters.

Don’t forget today is the last day to enter our Sea & Cake giveaway on Instagram!!!

Layer Me Up

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I love jewelry. I love it. I never used to care much one way or another, but in the past 4-5 years I’ve become obsessed with pretty jewels. Way back before I was pregnant with Rocco, I had the delightful Stephanie, of Sea and Cake, make me a custom bar necklace which I added to when I had the boys. I love her classic dainty style and I adore the way all of her pieces can pair together. LAYERING!!!! Insert praise-hands-emoji-here!!! I can’t get enough of these classic, boho necklaces. I love a 15 inch piece paired with a super long 20 inch pendant, but also dig when the chain lengths are nearly the same, like pairing a 16 and 18inch necklace! Both look effortless and oh so cool. Oh and bracelets, let us not forget the bracelets… I want a wrist full of her sweet and dainty bracelets, that’s an arm party I would LOOOOOVVVEEE to be invited to. I don’t even know which piece to spam The Captain with for my Mother’s Day “surprise” gift!

To celebrate Sea & Cake’s new website we are giving away her best selling Gold Karma Necklace!! The contest is being held over at BH’s Instagram, so be sure to check it out. Contest ends Thursday at midnight and winner will be announced Friday April 7th! Can’t wait to win to pick up a piece!? Then head over to her site and use code BLISSFUL for 15% off your purchase, offer valid through April 30th!!

Happy Shopping!

 

An Apple a Day

IMG_8460 IMG_8461 IMG_8462 IMG_8463 IMG_8464 IMG_8457 IMG_8458 IMG_8459We like to eat in our house… Like, a lot. We also are those hippie types that care about organic, non-gmo, plant based goodness. I’ve always been interested in healthy diets and as any parent can tell you, kids make everything difficult  complicated interesting. Healthy eating is no exception. You want your kiddo to eat the best food and learn to appreciate a variety of flavors from an early age… Not an easy task. We try to make as much of the boys baby food when they are first starting to eat, but life with a toddler and infant is crazy, so some days we run out or I’m totally unprepared. Shocking, I know. So there are times when Mama needs some help. Deciphering baby food labels is way too difficult these days, trying to read through the healthy buzzwords and figure out the best choice.

Enter Once Upon a Farm. I am such a fan of this company. Not all organic baby food is created equal. Every product is Certified Organic and Kosher, Non-GMO Project Verified, and Cold-Pressured. They never use any concentrates, pre-processed purees, juices or preservatives. This stuff tastes good. That’s right, I tried it and it’s yummy. I got a variety pack of applesauce and intended to feed them all to little man, but Rocco decided that he wanted ALL OF THEM. Kid is obsessed with applesauce these days, he started asking for his “refrigerator applesauce” instead of our pantry staple supply. R would devour them straight from the fridge, while Felix prefers them warmed up a bit. I just feel so much better knowing they don’t contain any weird additives to keep the safe for years in the stockroom or pantry.

We just signed up for a monthly subscription with a whole bunch of delicious sounding concoctions for the boys to try. I may have ordered the Chocolate Ever After for myself… That’s not weird, right!? I definitely suggest giving these a try!!!

Let’s Get a Move On

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Soooooo you’re moving!?! That happens a lot in The Captain’s line of work and I’m finding that so many of my nearest and dearests are currently dealing with moves that are taking them West Coast to East, or vice versa. Packing up the house, the kids, the dogs… it’s stressful enough, packing up your wardrobe shouldn’t add to the headache.

My plan for a non-winter move is simple; basic layering pieces that can all be paired together or separately. They will work for a truck stop outside of Austin, a coffee break in Boulder, or a dinner in the windy city. You can add a piece or 4 to make this suit your particular route. You’ll also need undies and a set of pjs, but that’s about it. Pretty simple folks. You might even find yourself wearing these 15 pieces almost exclusively post-move.

Happy Moving!!!

 

What I’m up to…

So confession, this week blogging has been quite the afterthought… I’m behind on posts and taking my sweet time. We’ve had a sick miniature, taxes, visitors (yay!), and I’ve been busy with a little venture called Rocco + Norah. We are so excited about our Spring line and been working to get it all to you in a few weeks!!! I decided to throw in some sneak peak shots!!! We have added patterned leggings, which like all of our prints are our own designs!! You won’t find them anywhere else!! We’ve also designed our first graphic tee!! We are so excited to see where this next step leads us!!! We will have all the goodies you know and love plus all of our new additions. Say a prayer for us over the next few weeks as we get closer to dropping Spring!!! It’s stupid adorable.

Make sure you’re following us on Instagram for daily laughs and all the good words about launch day!!! If you just can’t wait for April we still have limited quantities of Fall which you can shop HERE![we call this digging for gold. HA!]