Master Bedroom Refresh


Master Bedroom Decor Ideas with Beddy's

Master Bedroom Decor Ideas with Beddy's

Master Bedroom Decor Ideas with Beddy's

Master Bedroom Decor Ideas with Beddy's

Master Bedroom Decor Ideas with Beddy's

Maternity Robe- PinkBlush

Master Bedroom Decor Ideas with Beddy's

Maternity Robe-PinkBlush

Clearly my version of nesting this pregnancy is revamping several rooms in our home.  I have been looking for new bedding for our master bedroom for years (literally) since we've had our set since we got married.  The trend right now is white and grey and I'm totally on board but our home just doesn't fit with that.  Our bedroom walls are sea foam green (selected by the previous owner) and our furniture is a rich brown.  I bought a white duvet but it was just way too stark.  The girls have had bedding from Beddy's for years and we are just obsessed!  Although I'm so in love with their bedding I just hadn't given it serious consideration for our bed.  In my constant searching I finally decided to look at the adult options at Beddy's and I'm so thrilled that I did.  I decided on the Oh So Boho set which is an oatmeal color.  It is absolutely perfect for our space and the convenience of the zippered bedding is just as great for adults as it is kids.  Let's be honest all husbands are just like kids so now Kevin has no excuse for making his side of the bed.

The top part of Beddy's is minky fabric and I can't tell you how comfy and soft it is.  The bottom sheet and pillow cases are traditional cotton fabric.  Washing is very simple; just unzip and wash and dry as normal.  Making the bed is such a breeze compared to normal bedding.  I am totally sold on Beddy's for both adults and kids and can't say enough good things about them.

As part of our room refresh I added a sign from Hobby Lobby above our bed and a bench from Kirklands.  The additional pillows and throw blanket are from Home Goods and Steinmart.

My blue floral maternity robe is from PinkBlush Maternity.  I love the floral print and how light weight the material is yet it's not cheap looking.  It's perfect for pregnancy but will still fit great after the baby is here.

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Front Porch Refresh

When we moved into our new home five years ago I started making deco mesh wreaths for every holiday and my mom made me pillows for our bench.  Each holiday I would change out the decor.  After five years I was completely tired of the deco mesh wreaths and the pillows were worn and faded.  I decided I wanted to keep the front porch simple and not change it for every holiday.   It's funny that when we moved in I wanted Chevron everything and now I'm over that and in love with Buffalo Check.  My mom made the pillows and I grabbed the runner rug from Amazon.  I'm in love with the layered rug look and added a fun coir door mat from Danielle at Girl and Her Guys.  The boxwood topiaries from Hobby Lobby I added to either side of the door.  I had the boxwood wreaths already and just made new buffalo check bows.  I'm super excited about the new look of our front porch!




Here are before photos from a few different holidays:





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Girl's Room Refresh

As I was starting to think about designing baby boy's nursery I decided that I wanted to revamp the girls room as well so they felt special.  Honestly when we put the girls together I never quite finished their room so this was the perfect time to do so.  

My best friend Gina of Family, Food and Furniture helped me immensely with the room and worked on three major projects.  Gina is super talented at building and restoring furniture and the first project was a long picture shelf.  Gina constructed, painted and hung the shelf and I added the frames and pictures.  Next she made three cork boards for the girls to display their work.  The girls were always working on masterpieces and paper was accumulating or I was throwing their works of art away.  Now that we have the cork boards I'm able to hang the pieces they want to save.  Gina used baseboard to construct the frames around the cork board and I just loved how they turned out.  Her last project is by far my favorite.  But likely Gina and Kevin's least favorite because it was a lot of work for them!  I found an old, beat up dresser that Gina restored and Kevin worked a crazy amount of hours putting on new drawer slides.  The piece turned out gorgeous and just completes the room.







The girls have had a little play kitchen for several years but it never seemed complete against the big wall.  I found Pink Lemon Decor which makes the BEST wall/framed art and I had this large piece made which is perfect for this spot.  The saying is so precious to me and I hope the girls create a lifetime of memories together while playing in their room.




The girls have had their Beddy's bedding for years and we love it as much today as we did when it was brand new.  It has held up beautifully even though we wash weekly.  The girls make their beds without any assistance every day which is the best treat for a mama.  During my refresh I added blankets from Beddy's which might just be the best blanket I've ever seen.  Not only are they adorable and fluffy but they are made of minky fabric on one side so they are perfect for cuddling.

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I grabbed a few accessories to complete the room; a two-tier necklace holder from Target and a new lampshade from Walmart.

Frames were from Aaron Brothers before they closed
Table and Chairs were mine from 30 years ago!
Dress Up Tower was from Pottery Barn 
Beds were from a garage sale and painted
Fabric Garlands


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Thank you to everyone who helped contribute to the girls' room!  An extra special thank you to Mimi (Family, Food and Furniture) for all the love and hard work put into this room!


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Contractions: To Be Concerned or Not?!?!



All of my pregnancies I've experienced pre-term labor and even had to be put on medication to slow down contractions.  I've also had gestational diabetes with all three babies which is considered a high risk third trimester.  Because of that I've had to have NST's to monitor the baby and my contractions.  There's so much unknown with pregnancy and contractions just happen to be one of those areas.  Are they Braxton Hicks or something more serious?  Even though this is my third time around and I should be an expert by now contractions still had me guessing.  That was until I found Bloomlife, which is a hands-free, cord-free, clinically validated wearable contraction monitor.  It's such an easy and comfortable system that gives me such peace of mind.  

You rent Bloomlife weekly and can start as early as you like.  Once it arrives you charge the device and then snap it into the patch.  You stick the patch three fingers below your belly button and then start up the app.  It's suggested to wear for one hour at night right before bed.  You need to be still when you wear the device so I usually put it on, sit on the couch or my bed to watch tv and work on my computer.  The app shows you real time activity of uterine activity.  You can learn how many contractions you are having, how long they last and how close together they are.  I especially love that I can take the data back to my OB so he can know exactly what's going on in between my appointments and NST's.

I give Bloomlife an A+ rating and highly recommend it for anyone who is pregnant.  You don't have to guess if your contractions are real or not and it also helps when it comes time for real labor and helping you to decide when its time to go to the hospital.



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Something else I'm needing during my third trimester is clothing that fits my growing body!  As you can imagine my clothing options are becoming more and more limited.  However, I just snagged this top from PinkBlush and it's perfect for my belly yet still flattering.  It's light-weight, cute and comfortable.  I picked it out with the intention of being able to wear it after pregnancy as well so it would last me way longer.   For your reference I"m wearing a Woman's Small (not maternity because PinkBlush tends to run on the bigger side).






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Girl's Craft Night- AR Workshop



Can you think of a better way to spend a night than with girlfriends and DIY projects (don't forget a little wine was involved too)?  I was so excited when I learned that AR Workshop was coming to Fresno and all that it had to offer.  Recently the Fresno Fab Females headed over for a craft night and I fell in love immediately.  The space and atmosphere were so cute; I could take one of everything home with me.  Plus the two owners are the sweetest and cutest cousins which is just the icing on the cake.

Ahead of time everyone signs up online for a class and picks their project.  I was pleasantly surprised that each person in a group could pick a different project so everyone gets exactly what they want.  I picked out a growth chart board for Jackson's nursery.  When you arrive your space is all set up for you and two instructors were on hand to walk us through every step.  I was so impressed with how everything was ran and how great the class was.  At the end of the night every project looked professional and it was fool proof.  I could go back weekly to work on a new project.  I've had so many people ask me about AR Workshop and I'm planning to head back very soon with more friends.  I'm also super excited to share Jackson's growth chart in his nursery with you; stay tuned.





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Back To School Traditions & Ideas


1. Back to School Shopping
2. Reading Books about School
3. BTS Photos
4. Filling out Back to School Sign
5. First Day of School Breakfast
6. School Drop Off with Mommy and Daddy
7. Teacher Gifts
8. Making School Lunches

Back to School Breakfast

Back to School Breakfast


Since Emily has started school I try to do a little extra special breakfast on the first day of school.  This year I made it a little extra special just because.  It was a Back to School theme and pretty simple to put together.  I grabbed a few items from the dollar store and found the rest on Pinterest.