December 18, 2014

Joshua's Bedroom Details

Ok let's get down to the nitty gritty details of Joshua's room. 

ONE // The cardboard camp letters are from Hobby Lobby. They are regularly $9.99 each but I used a 40% off coupon on each.  I wasn't sure about what color to paint them but I decided to do what I did for Levi and Sarah's room and they turned out great. Not perfect, but great. 

TWO // The bunk bed, oh the bunk bed! My husband is so awesome, he did such a great job! This thing is sturdy and will last a VERY long time. Joshua is loving his bunk bed, this is something he's been wanting for some time now and his daddy built it for him. We used Anna White's side street bunk bed plans here but decided to make an attached ladder instead to save space. We used the same stain as our planked wall and farmhouse table which is Special Walnut. 

THREE // The sheets are from Target. I bought them on clearance so I got an awesome deal on them. The mattresses are from Costco here

FOUR // The rug is from H&M Home online. It was on sale for $9.99!

FIVE // This artwork is from Hobby Lobby. I walked around Hobby Lobby looking for something outdoorsy and found this. It's perfect for the little reading nook.

SIX // The bookshelf is a garage sale purchase from a long time ago. The lamp is from Target from two years ago and the wooden airplane was a thrift store find. 

SEVEN // The floor pillow is from World Market. The fox and pillows are from Ikea. 

EIGHT // This is actually an old window screen that our neighbor gave us when she moved away. I had a map poster and covered it with the window and voila!

NINE // The globe is a goodwill find. I remember always wanting one of these when I was kid. 

TEN // The desk is from Target. I want my husband to build a wood top for it so it might get a little makeover soon. The chair is from Ikea. We got our old computer out from the closet and put it in Joshua's room since he's a big boy now. 

ELEVEN // I shared how Josh made a couple of these pictures for his room so I decided frame this one for him. He loves his room!

TWELVE // The paint color is Pencil Sketch by Behr. We wanted a darker shade of gray but not too dark and this is perfect. It's got a hint of blue which I love. 

THIRTEEN // I made this pennant banner using my friend Emily's tutorial here. I didn't have a wooden dowel so I got an old tree branch and glued it on there. 

FOURTEEN // Love this bear head! I got it online at H&M here

FIVETEEN // This frame is a Ross find. I made the printables and you can find them on my blog for free here.  

SIXTEEN // The plant is from Ikea and the wooden coasters were a gift from Joshua's cousin.

SEVENTEEN // Another thrifting find. I had this in the living room but it's perfect in Joshua's room now.

EIGHTEEN // This is the popular Ikea RAST chest that you see people making over all over pinterest. I found it in the AS IS section! I want to stain this or do something to it so this will also be getting a makeover soon.


December 17, 2014

Joshua's Outdoorsy Camp Bedroom

Joshua's room is one of the rooms in the house that I was itching to makeover for some time now. This is a small room so it has always been kind of hard to decorate it since a full sized bed took over most of the space. Joshua has always wanted a bunk bed so my husband decided to build it for him and WOW he did an awesome job! The bunk bed takes up WAY less space and it looks perfect in his new room. You can find the design board I put together and before photos of his room here
I created a little reading nook for Josh in the space the next to the bunk bed. I REALLY wanted to get him a teepee but like I said, this is a small room and a teepee would just not fit. Josh loves his reading nook!
I actually want to stain this small dresser in the same color as the bunk bed but we've been so busy that we haven't had a chance to, but it will get done... someday! This will work for now... 
I can't believe his room is finally complete! Just a couple weeks ago is room looked like this...
Josh is loving his new outdoorsy room, he loves sleeping on the top bunk. It's extra special because his daddy built it. I will post more details of the room including paint color and sources on the blog tomorrow so make sure to check back for that. 

December 16, 2014

The Best Exersaucer Ever

I received the Evenflo World Explorer Triple Fun Plus ExerSaucer® for review purposes as part 
of a paid campagin in collaboration with Evenflo and Latina Bloggers Connect. 
All opinions and the cute toddler are my own.
Last week I talked about baby gear and how most of it is only used for a couple months and then your baby outgrows it. I also shared about this cool new exersaucer by Evenflo that grows with your child, so they can learn while they play for over two full years. Well today I'm here to share all of the details on it. We obviously used it as an activity table because my baby is now a toddler and will be turning two in just a couple more weeks. (tear, tear) 
Levi has been playing with his little table everyday since my husband put it together for him. I only wish we had it since he was a baby so we could get as much use out of it. I am sure he would've loved to bounce in the exersaucer! One of the cool things about this exersaucer/activity table is this neat little computer...
It's a language pod with four languages - English, French, Spanish, and Mandarin. This is perfect for babes of this generation. They're not only playing but learning. Levi is just starting to talk so he was repeating a couple of the words mentioned on the language pod. It was so cute!
It's also got a ton of removable toys like this cute little globe. I am obsessed with globes at the moment so I immediately fell in love with this little one. Oh and I didn't realize the elephant was mooning me until after I took the photo. Now on to the three stages...

ONE // "See and Touch" Stage
This play mat can be used between 0-4months. It's easy to clean and cushioned for your little to lay and play with the toy bar. 
TWO // "Move and Bounce" Stage -
The exersaucer is perfect for babies 4-12months. They can jump and play with the language pod and various other removable toys like the globe and LED camera that flashes with different photos.
THREE //"Create and Play" Stage - The activity table is perfect for your toddler age 12-24months. It includes all of the fun toys and attachments on the exersaucer.

As you can see this ain't your ordinary exersaucer. You will get the best bang for your buck with this one. Plus you can use this coupon code on the Babies R Us website to get 20% off now through Dec.31st. That's a great deal especially for something your baby will get some good use out of! Or buy it as a gift!

December 10, 2014

From Baby To Toddler

This is a sponsored post. I was compensated for this post and was given the Evenflo World Explorer Triple Fun Plus ExerSaucer® for review purposes in collaboration with Evenflo and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions and the cute toddler are my own.

As you may or may not know Levi is our third baby. You would think that by my third child I would know what to buy and what not to buy. Well I did in a way but you tend to forget sometimes. Baby gear is just so cute that you end up buying it all, even when you know that they will outgrow most of it in just a couple of months. We bought just as much baby gear (if not more) for Levi as we did for Josh (our first).  I remember being so excited buying it all from the bouncer to the exersaucer. 

Levi is now a couple weeks shy from turning two and he's outgrown almost all of his baby gear which is sad. My baby is now a toddler, time sure flies by! 

We received this cool World Explorer Triple Fun Plus ExerSaucer® from Evenflo that I wish we had back when Levi was a baby so we could get as much use from it as possible. This is really something worth buying for all you expecting mamas looking to buy baby gear. This neat little exersaucer is a three in one. It grows with your baby! They won't outgrow it in a couple months like most other baby stuff.
We used it as an activity table because Levi is a little too old for an exersaucer and he loves it! 
I will be sharing a second post next week with tons more specs and details on this neat little three in one exersaucer. So make sure to check back for that next week. Meanwhile you can find an online coupon for this awesome exersaucer on Babies R Us here (Coupon good through Dec. 24, 2014). And you can find this exact exersaucer on the Babies R Us website here

Don't forget to check back next week for more details!

Now please share with me, What baby gear do you regret buying?
Were there things you didn't end up using? Is there something you couldn't live without?

December 9, 2014

The Bunk Bed is Done

Guess What? My husband finished the bunk bed last week! I will be working on a couple finishing touches in Joshua's room and then it will be completely done. I hope to have a reveal in the next week or two. 

This room as come a long way and this bunk bed is the focal point. I am extremely proud of my husband. He worked hard on this and it shows! You can view the design board and before photos here

On another subject our bathroom remodel process is gonna finally get moving again. We are having someone come in a couple weeks to finish the walls and tile grout in that space where my vanity is supposed to go. You can see what I'm talking about in this post. There are still a couple more things left to be done with our restroom completely but at least we will be making some progress on it again soon. 

November 20, 2014

Free Outdoorsy/Camp Bedroom Printables

As promised here is a an update on Joshua's room. For those of you who are new to my blog or have no idea what I'm talking about. We are currently re-doing our son Joshua's room. I created a design board here and you can also see the before pictures in that post. My husband built bunk beds for his room but they aren't 100% complete. He's been working late and hasn't had the time to finish so while we wait I created some fun printables for his room. 

Joshua is loving the whole outdoorsy theme in his bedroom! I found this cute frame wire thingy at Ross a couple weeks ago and thought it would be perfect for his room so I designed some 4x6 prints and the kids and I painted them with watercolors. I painted one, Josh painted one and Sarah painted another. Can you guess which one I painted?
I love how they turned out with the watercolors! I can't wait to finish the room. I'm gonna start working on another project or two for this room and then it will be done except for the bunk beds which still need the ladder and rail. 

I want to share the printables I created with you all so you can print and frame or just have your kiddos color them. These are 4x6 and I printed then on cardstock so that we could paint them. Just click on the prints below and save to your desktop to print. 
I would love to know if you end up using these printables! 
Please e-mail me a picture or tag me on social media. 

November 19, 2014

Boot Weather + A Joules Giveaway

Fall is my favorite time of year. Sweaters, boots, and scarves, I love shopping for fall clothing. We live in Texas so our fall and winter weather doesn't last very long but this year has been strange so far. We got a cold front a couple weeks ago and it's stayed. It's been feeling a lot more like winter lately which is ok because I'll take the cold breeze over the heat and humidity any day! 

We received these gorgeous Joules rain boots a couple weeks ago and they arrived just in time! They are absolutely beautiful. The kids were so excited when they got home from school the day they arrived that they put them on right away. I had never owned a pair of fancy rain boots and let me tell you, I love them! My boots have a floral print lining on the inside that is so pretty oh and the box they arrived in is equally cute! I posted a photo on instagramSarah and I received some clothing from Joules last year and we loved everything so much, so I knew the quality of these boots would be equally excellent and they didn't dissapoint. I will post a couple more details of my boots throughout the giveaway on instagram so make sure to follow me there

One of my lucky readers has a chance to win a pair of gorgeous rain boots form Joules! 
Giveaway ends on Thanksgiving! I will e-mail the winner that night. Good Luck!
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November 17, 2014

Goodbye Ugly Beige!

We have been wanting to paint for some time now! The hubby and I finally decided that enough is enough and we got rid of the last of the ugly beige walls in our home. It's not technically beige, it's called "navajo white" and it was ok when we chose it almost 10 years ago but not anymore. 

We ended up choosing Porpoise by Behr. I pinned a ton of different grays on Pinterest and finally decided on this one. It looks AMAZING! I am very happy with this particular shade of gray. I bought those mirror at Target on Friday, they were on clearance! I am loving how our little home is coming along. I have another post coming with an update on Joshua's room as well so stay tuned. 

November 14, 2014

Thanksgiving with Minted + a Giveaway

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, It's my absolute favorite! It's all about family, being thankful, and reflecting on all of our blessings. Oh and don't forget the food! Who doesn't love thanksgiving food? I'm pretty sure you've already started planning what side dishes you are cooking, you might even have a Pinterest board full of them. What about everything else like the decorations and cards? No worries, Minted has got you covered! They've got gorgeous designs from invitations...
to party decor...
Check out this gorgeous personalizable photo backdrop...
You can also order family photo cards to hand out to your loved ones on Thanksgiving...
Sure Christmas cards are what people usually send out but why not Thanksgiving cards? I love the idea of sending out or even personally handing out Thanksgiving cards with fall photos to loved ones! I'm thinking I will order some of these with the fall photos my sister took a couple weeks ago.

You can find more beautiful photo card designs on their website

Guess What? Minted is giving away a $25 credit to one of my lucky readers!
This is a 24hr giveaway so make sure to enter below...

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November 6, 2014

Thanksgiving Hairstyle for little girls with JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES®

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES® 
and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions and thoughts are my own.
I am not good with hair, never have been. So when Sarah was born with a full head of crazy curly hair I panicked. Her curls are long gone but Sarah's hair is now thick and gets tangled very easily. JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES® hair care system is perfect for us. The detangling spray works like a miracle leaving her hair soft and easy to manage. It also smells really good! 

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I've been thinking of creative ways to style Sarah's hair so that it is cute and easy for me to do for Thanksgiving. I created a cute headband for her to wear, because headbands are perfect when you are growing out bangs (just like Sarah) and will make any hairstyle look 10X cuter. I cut leaves out of felt and layered them on to a ribbon I had. I then sewed a straight line through and bam! You've got a headband!
I did a messy top knot on her and added the headband an it turned out really cute. I think this is what we will do for Thanksgiving. 
I'd love to hear how your style your little girl's hair for Thanksgiving? 
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November 5, 2014

Bunk Beds Progress

The bunk bed mattresses arrived on Monday so that night my husband assembled the bunk beds. I am loving them! He did such a great job! These things are super sturdy and heavy, I am sure they will last a very long time. They aren't 100% done because he still has to build the ladder and rail. 
He finished the ladder last night but it still needs to be stained and sealed. The kids were super excited to see the bunk beds all finished! Here is a picture of what the room looked like before and what it currently looks like. The weather here has been crazy, it's been cloudy so the picture on the right is grainy. 
I'm having a hard time figuring out how I want to decorate the rest of his room because most of the items I chose for his design board are from The Land of Nod and are very out of our budget. I am trying to find alternatives though.