Friday, November 6, 2015

Sparkle Women's Retreat

Heritage Church just hosted their annual Women's Retreat. This year the theme was "Sparkle". It was a great weekend spent in South Lake Tahoe. 

The Entrance 

I think this was my favorite retreat when it came to decor. Our vision was gold and glitter. I did gold dots on one wall in my daughter Lily's room and I thought this would be the perfect wow factor for the main wall where we met. 

Isn't it awesome!! We used the circle cutter from creative memories, peeled and stuck them on the wall. The clean up takes no time at all and it doesn't leave any residue on the walls. 

For the centerpieces I painted and glittered terra cotta pots from ikea. I also got the most perfect faux house plant ever created to go in them (if you don't have any yet, go buy now :). Along with the pots I printed and framed 7 different quotes with the theme sparkle. Every year we like to raffle off the centerpieces so some lucky ladies took them home. 

Even the bathroom had polka dots :) 

There are two things we brought back this year. The accessory sale and the words of affirmation envelopes. 

Accessory Sale: we have women donate any accessories they aren't using anymore sell them at retreat and all the proceeds go to help women's ministry. 

Words of Affirmation: Everyone writes something encouraging or a trait they see in another woman that they admire and put it in their envelope. It is uplifting and so encouraging to read these at the end of the weekend. 


Monday, August 10, 2015

Newborn Pictures

I know I am a little late with this blog...about 6 months late but nonetheless I still wanted to share our amazing newborn pictures. We were blessed to have two different sessions with two amazing photographers.
The first was Melissa Babasin she came to our house and took our first pictures as our family of three. She is amazing, professional, kind and so gifted. 

Here are some of my favorites. 

Our next session was with a friend Brooke Odgers I have known through my pregnancy center work. She loves babies and has an in home studio dedicated to her love of newborn photography. She is also amazing, professional, kind and so gifted. 

 Auntie Cori got us this onesie, isn't it just the best?!

I am so grateful for these precious pictures of our first days with our sweet girl. 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Lily's Nursery

Lily's nursery is my favorite room in the house. I had lots of ideas on how I wanted her room to be and it turned out better than I imagined.

It was all pretty overwhelming once we got home from the hospital we were trying to figure out how to care for this new little baby and decorating a nursery wasn't exactly a top priority. My friend Laura was so excited for us and wanted to help so she flew out from Houston Texas to help put this beautiful room together. I could not of done it without her!

This sign was the inspiration piece for the room. I actually bought this on sale at Hobby Lobby in November believing that Matt and I would be parents soon! 

Lindsey Letters Canvas from Hobby Lobby 

Crib sheet and crib skirt from Land of Nod 

The dresser we found on craigslist it was super dark wood and Laura painted it in Shabby Paint Coral Paradise.

I found this adorable gold dot changing pad cover on Etsy and they had a matching sheet so I got both. I'm a sucker for the gold polka dots. 

Hair bow storage is an easy DIY project made out of an oatmeal container and fabric.
I found this perfect gold lamp at the goodwill for $6.99

Opposite the crib is our fabulous gold polka dot wall. I have seen lots of variations of this on pinterest. We went with the bigger dots and spread them out so it feels more like wallpaper.
The dots are gold contact paper from Interior Place and the book shelves are from Ikea.

Isn't this basket amazing?! It was made by a dear friend of the family. 

This beautiful gold heart decor was made by my friend Laura, she is amazing!! They are made with canvas, fabric and tissue paper.

Another great printable from Etsy.

And here is our sweet girl Lily, loving her crib! 

Thanks for taking a tour of Lily's nursery with me.