Feb 6, 2014


Perk cards. I have about a million.

Starbucks, the local smoothie place, CVS, the kiddo's haircut salon, frozen yogurt...you name it, I probably have it.

The best perk of all is probably having a friend that can make me clothes. Maybe you have heard of her - Khanh of Nha Khanh -- oh you know, only a few ppl like Giuliana Ranic, the Kardashians, and Brooklyn Decker, to name a few, have worn her stuff, no big deal. :) You can find her line at Neiman MarcusRent the Runway , and Saks too.

She invited the girls over for a fun night of dress up at her studio recently. Let me tell you, it is always a chore trying to round a group of  women up with all of our crazy schedules, but this was definitely the quickest that we've all gotten together without any rescheduling or cancellations in the history of our 15+years of friendship. Pretty clothes and food, who can turn that combination down?

It's so inspiring to see someone truly love what they do and live for their craft. I've so enjoyed watching her build her growing empire over the past few years. For me, it all started with these four special dresses - custom bridesmaids gowns she made for our wedding.

Fast forward a few years -- here we all are wearing Nha Khanh at dinner recently. I can't wait to see the newest collections and perhaps add a few more amazing NK pieces to my closet. ;)

Feb 3, 2014

C's Big Boy Room

We are planning on doing some updates & renovations to our house the latter part of the year, but one project I'm especially excited for and have already started planning is transitioning Caden's nursery into a big boy room. I had so much fun planning his nursery and am pretty smitten with the outcome. Most everything was handmade with love by either my mom or myself from the curtains/valence, the mobile, artwork, bedding, I mean everything!

Too bad he never slept in his crib and it was merely decoration for the room :( Yes, we cosleep, but that's a whole 'nother blog post!

I found this image online on BHG and think it's perfection. Crisp, clean, and yellow is so cheerful. C is a neat freak like his mama so I'm not worried about so much white in the room. We have a lot of yellow pieces already that I can recycle and the addition of the navy makes it a great transistional big boy color from the teal he has already. I can easily add/rotate in another accent color.

I'm also loving the pops of orange and the awesome sputnik light fixture in this inspiration picture. Either way, the dark blues are really speaking to me. I can't wait to start shopping for C's room soon!