Birthday Roundup

I mentioned this past weekend was my birthday (insert cake emoji here), and like most parties, I like to go all out. Peyton and I started the weekend off Saturday morning with making a neapolitan layer cake (mix here). The inside of the cake looked like a Pinterist #nailedit photo, but the outside looked cute, it tasted great, and Peyton had so much fun helping!

10626462_10102093803797425_5203953919666523426_nAnd it looked even cuter on my Oh Joy! For Target cake stand. And how cute are these candles?1458679_10102094825529865_4825569712047982772_nWe had some friends over Saturday night, who share September birthdays, which turned into Peyton and their daughter running laps around the couch, getting glitter glue literally everywhere, eating cake and pizza, and having an overall fantastic time.

10665630_1473548216239792_113290960_nHusband also won the Husband of The Year Award with this adorable bouquet and about 20 pounds worth of candy. YOLO. (Peyton promptly stole my balloon, and it is currently living in her closet. Oh, toddlers.)

10632167_278328399033322_2076601509_nIf you follow me on instagram (@peytons_closet), then you already saw this post. yay shoes! I cannot wait to get this baby out of me, so I can wear these shoes without swelling up!!

And the best way to celebrate birthdays? Morning coffee with a good friend and Peyton downtown, I love this snap she took of us:10660097_736349772771_8874661512689255109_n

Peyton was super excited for her “coffee” [hot chocolate]. Also: obsessing over H&M right now. Get my cardigan, tank, and jeans.

Thanks for catching up with me!

Full Term in Florals

37 weeks came and went, and waking up at 38 weeks is such a bummer. These last few weeks are as long as the entire first trimester, I swear. The nursery is done, by bags are packed, literally everything is ready – just waiting on Miss Lo to make her appearance! In the meantime, what better way to occupy myself than wearing cute clothes, and going to meetings, in hopes of jinxing myself into labor (but really.)

photo 2I was getting SO sick of maxi skirts and dresses (although, they were lifesavers this whole summer), that this unseasonably cold weather we are having is amazing for me. I broke down and bought my first ever maternity pants — OMG. I’ve been missing out. I might keep them and wear them on Thanksgiving. Joking. Maybe.

photo 3 photo 2 photo 4“38 weeks, baby is the size of a Philiip Lim Pashili” How’s that for a chalkboard?? Haha, but speaking of, there is our (very fall themed) chalkboard for the week:

10698558_10102096360339095_1571854197664237091_nWearing an amazing Gap Maternity shirt

Downtown, wearing:

Blazer: Banana Republic (old, similar here) | Top: Express | Jeans: H&M Maternity | Boots: Chinese Laundry (old, similar here) | Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim | Necklace: Charming Charlie

I also celebrated by 26th birthday this weekend! Yay! And shattered my iPhone! Boo!

Thank you all for reading!!

Lo’s Nursery Tour

Nesting this pregnancy was on another level for me. Between moving and re-decorating, I managed to still find time to go nuts over the baby’s room, and am so excited to share some photos with you! I am still waiting on a few custom pieces to arrive (hopefully soon!!), and will update as they do.

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Blocks, crown, baby wraps, 4Moms Rocker, diaper pail
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I made the purple canvas, and am so happy with how it looks hanging in her room! I love adding personal touches to interior design! The fur rug was a random buy at Costco of all places!10622725_10154542199365357_8008740494529743369_nZinc Letters, chairBxRLhXJCQAAh4cyNight light, star swaddle, blankets here, here, and here, tissue box cover, lamp, rainbow

We wanted to keep her room modern and super simple, using cool tones like white and grey, then adding girly touches with the purple hues! I couldn’t be happier, and cannot wait to get this baby into her room!!  

Welcome, Fall

Labor Day weekend is the unofficial start of Fall, and around here, Mother Nature definitely got that memo. We have had cool (60 degree) weather and TONS of rain. Translation: time for hot chai lattes and fall decor to start creeping into the house.

10684052_555060524620749_1513406946_nLittle by little, I’m transitioning the house from pops of turquoise to more yellow, gold, and green tones, which scream “FALL” to me!

Place mats (from target, not online, similar here), Pitcher, Leaves

I am crushing on gold accents, and Target did not disappoint on our weekly daily visit. Next on my wish list are these gold pumpkins, killer gold flatware, and this stool (once I figure out where it would go!)

With the weather being cool, what better way to enjoy being outside than a nice walk downtown with a hot latte… and giant chess!

10683799_690807621016088_1212837303_nWearing bracelets by Katie Dean Jewelry, found here, here, and here.

As always, thanks for reading!

Weekend Round-Up

Another weekend, another wedding! Thankfully, it’s the last time I will be wearing a formal dress and standing in front of a large crowd giving a speech, after being on my [swollen] feet before giving birth! (I love my friends, but mama needs to sit!!)

This wedding was across the state, and I managed to make the 2 hour drive not swelling; I saved all that sexiness for the day of the wedding. And oddly enough, my left ankle bone was visible, whilst my right one became a cankle. I must stand weird? The venue for the wedding was gorgeous, and the reception was even prettier. Here are a few snaps:

10644927_10102083148370985_6644757148641497662_nMy baby bump – thankfully the long dress hid my watermelon cankle!10428058_10102083217901645_3906919482820203171_nHubs and I, post-wedding and pre-party bus. Coincidentally, party buses are NOT as much fun when you’re 37 weeks pregnant. Who knew?

1610781_10102083229737925_6352849432400641773_nEvery newlywed couple should have a sign like this!

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Dress: Target, Chalkboard: MXOWoodWorking

In other news, I am officially full-term! Baby Lo can come ANYTIME.

Oh, and I realized (in my pregnant-induced forgetfulness) that I never posted Pey’s photo from her first day of pre-school:

10609541_10102074728878715_1255124152315844566_nDress: Old Navy, Lunch Box: Thirty-One, Shoes: Freshly Picked, Backpack: Crewcuts

She is obsessed with school, and keeps talking about her new best friend. Which is the cutest thing ever. We managed to get through our first morning drop-off tear free. A huge accomplishment on both parts, I think! And we made it the first week without bringing home any colds! (Kids are SO germy!)

Gearing up for my birthday this weekend – Pey spilled the beans that she bought me “a kitty, a pink giraffe, a blue giraffe, a lion, and a BIG bear” which will, according to her, sleep in bed with me, and eat the food she has in her room. I checked – no secret stashes of food underneath her bed ;) But who knows what Dave and P have planned for me!! I turn into a total girl over my birthday, but have the hardest time not hijacking plans, being the party-obsessed-planner that I am!

I hope you all are having a fantastic Monday!!

Peyton’s Big Girl Room

I’ve mentioned before how I am taking nesting to the next level this pregnancy, by re-decorating the entire house (we moved in in April!), well, we finally finished with Peyton’s room (for now!), and I thought it would be fun to share it with you!

photo 1Toy Box, chalkboard laptop

photo 4I am absolutely obsessed with her bed. We found one online that I loved, but the material was basically particle board, so we had this one custom made to look nearly identical to the one we found, but better quality. It’s also bolted to the wall as opposed to some kind of siding/desk/edge on the one side. (similar bed frame here) At night, we move the ladder because I don’t 100% trust her up there in what she calls “high bed” alone. She LOVES to sit up there and read, it’s the perfect little hide-away for her, and I know she will love having friends sleepover up on “high bed” when she gets older!

photo 3 photo 4These killer water colors were made for us by Happy and the Hectic. She also sells ADORABLE moccasins!

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ABC Pillow, LuckyBoySunday BonBon, LBS Jealous Baby, LBS TipTopTree, Jess Brown for Wovenplay Dollphoto 5Ragamuffin flag, sheets, Bonjour pillow.photo 2What little girl’s room is complete without a dress-up bin? (Bin, Tutus, Mask, crown)

photo 5And of course, her reading nook! These are some of our favorite books. The rest of her library is in her toy box! (letter banner, shelves)

photo 2 photo 3Her closet is still a little cluttered, but hey, a girl needs her accessories!

(crown, UGGS, sequin headwrap, some of our favorite bow/hair accessory shops here, here, and here, feather headbands)

I hope you enjoyed our little room tour, and got some inspiration! I am excited to be (finally) finishing up with the nursery, and will be sharing images of that as well! So if home decor/interior design/baby rooms is your thing – stay tuned.

Update: Peyton’s room stayed this clean approximately 30 seconds before she unleashed her toddler wrath upon the pillows!