November 19, 2014

Say Hello to the Holidays: Erin's Candy Corn Turkey

Meet Erin and the always adorable Lex! Oh, and Lex's hair...that hair :)


Crafts are a way of life in our house. We went from 0 to 60 in the craft department and I've had to embrace the master-mess while masterpeices are being created- especially when paint gets used on a daily basis. I'm always trying to come up with fancy new themed crafts that are easy, don't require crazy ingredients, and are adorable.

bonus points for ones that help me use up halloween candy.

All you need for this candy corn turkey craft are a few sheets of construction paper, candy corn, and glue.

Cut out all the shapes for your toddler. Because no toddler with hair should be allowed to hold scissors.

glue all the pieces onto the paper to make your turkey.

then go crazy gluing on the candy corn to make his tail.

once your done stand back and let your turkey strut his adorable self.

November 17, 2014

Nash's Nursery

Excited...overwhelmed...totally love.
Those feelings, in that order, are pretty much what I experienced in the process of planning Nash's nursery.

I knew right off the bat that I wanted to do a farm theme.  The challenge was to keep it from being too hokey, or something that would eventually give my child a farm animal phobia.  Well, that may still happen...but he'll get through it, I'm sure ;)  And with Arden's big-girl room on the horizon, I've realized the importance of designing a nursery that they can grow into.  Especially with a boy, I don't want a room that is too "babyish"--only to have to replace it all in a few years.  (Don't tell Chris that I'll probably want to replace it all by then anyway!!)

Interior designer, I am not...but one thing I've learned in my decorating journey is that you need a few great pieces to start a room.  A few things that make your heart pitter patter.  I'm a loser, I know...but for me, those pieces were: the mounted cow head, the tribal crib sheet, the Hank poster (inspired by artwork at our beloved So Long Saloon!), and the antlers we used to tie back the curtains.  And probably the boldest decoration of them all--the navy walls.
Once I had all those things,  everything else just kind of fell into place.  With many late nights scouring the internet...and Mother's Day Out days spent at Homegoods, Target, and antique store...Nash's "farm chic" nursery came to life.  {Yes, he's going to love me some day for using the word chic to describe his room! Ha!}

This room is everything I'd hoped it would be and more.  I love that it's rustic and kind of masculine--but still cozy and sweet.
If I ever let Nash leave our bedroom, I hope he'll love it too :)


Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Hale Navy
Crib: Amazon
Crib Sheet: bbylab
Mustard Crib Pillow: World Market
Cowhide Crib Pillow: World Market
Mounted Cow Head: Decor Steals (sold out)
Wreath: Target
Dresser: Ikea (white stain)
Glider: Best Home Furnishings
End Table: Target
Lamp: Target
Changing Pad: RH Baby
Bookshelves: Ikea
Faux Fur Pouf: Restoration Baby
Hank Williams Print:
Rooster Plate: West Elm
Piglet Picture: The Animal Print Shop
'Grow Where You are Planted' Print: Society6
'You Are So Loved' Print: Sweet Peony Press
Curtains: We already owned these (for the life of me, I can't remember where they're from!) and I added navy pom pom fringe from M&J Trimming
Wire Magazine Rack: Homegoods
Diaper Rack: Homegoods
Gold Longhorn Mount: Homegoods
Navy Trellis Pillow: Homegoods
Mustard Rug: Homegoods
Antler Tie-Backs: Antique store antlers that we simply drilled into window trim
Name Embroidery: DIY with a little coaching from my mom! ;)
Hello sign: DIY using old barnwood from our wedding
Vintage Kansas Postcard: Ebay
Most everything else is from antique stores!

November 12, 2014

Say Hello to the Holidays: Ashley's Fall Fashion for Toddlers

First, the BIGGEST congratulations to Vanessa & her entire sweet family on the addition of baby Nash!  Vanessa's blogs was one of the first ones I started following & it still remains one of my favorites today.  There is just something about her that is so incredibly genuine & I just know that if we didn't live so far apart, we would be friends in real life. :)  Plus, something tells me our crazy girls would have way too much fun together!!

While Vanessa is getting in some snuggles with that handsome boy of hers, I am so excited to be filling in to talk a little fashion.  If you follow my blog, Words About Waverly, you know that my daughter & I both have a passion for all things style.  Waverly Maye is two, she loves purses, shoes, jewelry & lately, picking out what she is going to wear. :)  As for me, I majored in fashion in college & now teach Fashion Marketing at one of the high schools in my hometown, Virginia Beach.

Fall fashion may just be my favorite ever, especially toddler fall fashion since everything is so much cuter in little people sizes.  This fall, I am finding myself drawn to neutrals, basic pieces with fun tulle, fur or leather accents.  A silver leather jacket for girls & skinny jeans for boys?!  Yes, please. :)

Cat Tulle DressGrey Dress , Biker Jacket, Grey Ankle Boots, Star Tutu, Black Biker Jacket, , Boys Boots, Grey Cardigan, Grey Skinny Jeans 
All of these pieces can be found at either Next or Nordstrom kids, two of the places we love to shop for Waverly's wardrobe.  We also loveH&M, & Old Navy, both which have great sales & deals so often, which is so important since these little ones grow out of their clothes way too quickly!  Also, most likely our biggest go-to, we LOVE the fashion at Zara for both little boys & girls, they have the best website & a really reasonable shipping policy.  Waverly's jumper is from there & as usual, I feel like it is something that I would wear in my own size (if only I could pull it off like she does)!  Especially as she gets older I find that the pieces I love the most are ones that are mini versions of what I would wear myself, pieces that are classic with a fun & trendy twist!! 

Waverly & I wish you the happiest fall & upcoming holiday season, this truly is one of the most magical times of the year!!  Happy shopping! XO