Blissful Tykes

DSC_0887-(ZF-8413-57929-1-003) DSC_0891-(ZF-8413-57929-1-007) DSC_0890-(ZF-8413-57929-1-006)DSC_0892-(ZF-8413-57929-1-008)DSC_0888-(ZF-8413-57929-1-004)DSC_0889-(ZF-8413-57929-1-005)DSC_0894-(ZF-8413-57929-1-009)photos via Kelsey Erin Photography | [StormTrooper Pillow] [Robot Sheets] [Ladder Bookshelf] [Rocker] [Kick Ass Dresser] [Rug] [Elephant Hook] [Yellow Hook] [Deer Hook] [Letter R Hook] [Lamp] [Trees Art Work] [Birdcage Art Work] [Blanket] [Crib]

Happy Due Date!!!!! October 2nd, the day The Captain and I have been dreaming about for months and months is here!!! Little did we know that the nugget would surprise us 8 days early!!! but I thought today was the perfect day to share the nugget's room with you!!!! It's still sort of a work in progress, but I've decided to err on the side of caution and add as I feel necessary. I am obsessed with his dresser and can't say enough wonderful things about Stephanie, it's amazing re-vamper. You must check out her Etsy site!! I love his wacky robot sheets and stormtrooper pillow, which was actually the first thing I bought for the room. Boy or Girl it was happening!!! This rocker took a while to decide on because I refused to do an ugly rocker and I also refused to spend more than 500. That's already too much, but you would be amazed how much some places charge for seriously unattractive nursery rockers. I feel like I could use 1 or 2 more pieces of art, but again, I want them to be amazing so I'm waiting until I see something I can't live without!!! I'm so excited to finally have the perfect place for my Circles and Squares birdcage print!!! And come on, look at that hat collection, I definitely hope to grow that focal point as well!

I love that I have a room Rocco can grow up with!! My dream is to one day make a living helping people design chic and funky bambino rooms that really stand the test 'o' time. No silly themes, just cool rooms! And because the world deserves to see my beautiful child here's another shot just for the heck of it.

DSC_1020-(ZF-2135-99237-1-016)Photo via Kelsey Erin Photography

Picture This…

Blissful Happenings - Shoot 3 - 024Sooooooooo first let me apologize for being an incredibly unreliable blogger over the past few weeks. Sigh. I know, I know. All 13 of you have been super stressed not getting your BH fix. I'm so verrrrryyyy sorry, but damn, sometimes life is busy and crazy and busy. Over the span of 2 weeks we had 10 house guests. 7 people and 3 dogs, in case you were wondering. It was wonderful getting to spend time with family, but boy-oh-boy I was wrecked!!! I hate that the blog had to suffer, but I'm back and we are ready to roll… like rollin' with my homies. Ya dig? Moving on. I love pictures. I fill my house with them. Nothing makes me sadder than when you walk in someone's house and only a lonely wedding photo and their college diplomas grace the walls. Yuck. I want life! I want pizazz. I want to know you just by looking at the pics on your wall!! This is your home where you live!!!! Make it uniquely you, filled with photos and pieces that matter!

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This is our formal living area. I love this wall. Simple, yet a little funky. As you will notice, I sorta hate symmetry but I also love balance. I think one thing people are afraid to do is print massive pictures! 8x10's are so small!!! Give me a 16x20 any day!! They are perfect for anchoring a photo wall and really make an impact. Also, never underestimate the power of a pair of antlers, they never get old. Blissful Happenings - Shoot 3 - 023Probably my favorite wall in my house! Full of my boys, my favorite kid, The Captain, and weird "art" work. I have a mix of pro-photography, home pics, and magazine clippings. I have been obsessed with my Kate Spade t-rex ad and my Alexander McQueen top hung in the meat packing distract since college, both are torn from magazines. So a super fun magazine ad paired with a killer cool off center mat looks baller… in my own wacky opinion. I 'm not so much a fan of matching frames… clearly, but if you are that can work too!! It's all about what most suites you and the photos you want to hang!!

Blissful Happenings - Shoot 3 - 025So this wall is in my super girlie guest room. Loooove that room. I like how organized and clean this one is. The shelves are good ole Ikea and they do the trick nicely. I love how the Made By Girl print balances the shorter shelf. I tried to keep these frames simple, doing only black, silver, and white. I love using photo shelves and think it's super fun to stack and arrange the photos like you have amassed this huge collection over the years that has organically grown.

I think that's the trick with any kind of decorating… You never want to look like you bought the mannequin… Ya know, you don't need  everything to match! You want your home to look like you've spent years collecting pieces that give your space character! Have fun and don't put pressure on yourself to have that house you saw on Pinterest, instead create your own pin worthy home!!! How's that for inspirational!?!? Boom. Drop microphone. But then pick it up because it's probably expensive…

Fairy Princess

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As you will soon see, Blissful Happenings loves a good hippie moment. I just can't help myself. The older I get the more and more of a hippie I become. Not sure what that's all about but this SoCal air probably has something to do with it. It's all the sun. Totally fries your brain. This look was one of my favorites from a recent shoot with my most favoritest Tatum. Because sometimes you just need to frolic around the forest braless with a flower crown. If you want your own little bit of backless fairy fun, I'm more than a little obsessed with this on here. And get excited, there's a DIY post in the works... Soon you can make your own flipping flower crown for a fraction of the cost of your Coachella ticket!

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