We are so pleased to be sharing with you this darling Icelandic inspired nursery designed by the ever so talented Dina Holland with Honey + Fitz. Isn’t this wallpaper to die for!! It was the whole inspiration for this room. We love the unique idea of putting the wallpaper on the ceiling versus the wall, it gives it such a dreamy feel. The color combination is the perfect balance of cool relaxing tones with pops of warmth. To see more details about this room and how it came about head here.
What’s for dinner tonight? Well if you are in need of some new + fresh ideas we’ve got the perfect recipe for you! This Basil Pesto Pasta is as delicious as it is beautiful and the best party is that it’s easy peasy… just the way we busy moms like it! We love anything to do with pasta around here because these types of dishes are quick and easy + the are so many great options when it comes to sauces. Make sure to try out this Basil Pesto Pasta… we know the entire family will love it!
SIMPLE BASIL PESTO PASTA
– 4 oz of basil
– 2 tablespoons lemon juice
– 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
– 2 oz chopped almonds - 2/3 cup parmesan cheese
– 1 tsp salt (plus salt to taste)
– 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
– Add all ingredients except olive oil to food processor
– Blend on high to break it all down
– Scrape down as necessary
– Drizzle in olive oil until combined
– You may need to scrape down the sides a couple times
– Serve with pasta
– Store for a day or 2 in a covered jar
– You may want to drizzle with lemon juice to help it from oxidizing if not eating right away.
Who says you can’t feel like a woman and beautiful when you are pregnant? We are completely obsessed with these gorgeous images of Ashley and her baby bump. She sure makes being pregnant look good and we love that she is embracing + showing of such a beautiful moment in her life. She truly is glowing and we love the way that Valorie Darling captured her in an intimate way.
Happy Monday friends! Today is a good Monday indeed because we are finally launching our Summer Issue and couldn’t be more thrilled to be able to share all of the goodness with you! In this issue you will find a little bit of everything from an inspiring picnic party in the park to amazing + handcrafted wooden toy companies who encourage imaginative and creative play, to delicious recipes and easy crafts to do with your little peanuts this summer. And of course you will also find a big section showing off our favorite swim and summer fashion looks! We would love to know what you think and also if there is something you would love to see in an upcoming issue.
Happy Fashion Friday friends! Last week we shared some of our favorite summer best looks for girls and boys and while we were doing some searching around at our favorite stores we couldn’t help but gravitate towards all of the darling sandal styles they have this season and wanted to share them with you all! Nordstrom is one of our all-time favorite places to shoe shop for our little peanuts as well as for ourselves! They always have so many great options to choose from and we’ve rounded up a bunch for our favorite styles for girls! This summer we are especially loving the new Birkenstock Thong Sandals and all the stylish gladiator sandals! It’s the perfect time to get your sandals ready to go for summer!
Spring time is in full bloom with this darling mother + son duo! Rosemary Card did a beautiful job capturing these two. The lighting is exquisite and those blooms are gorgeous! The way Rosemary was able to catch the special bond these two have for one another is beyond adorable. We continue to love photo sessions that are playful and catch the special relationship between mother and son.
When it comes to our little peanuts rooms we love unique finds and always love a little pop of color! When we first saw Nicole Ketchum’s chic + innovative chandelier designs we new they would be the perfect fit! The best part about these too cute decor pieces is that they are made of acrylic and are collapsible. They are very light weight and so easy to hang which makes them perfect for decorating little peanut’s rooms or nurseries. You can hang them directly from the ceiling over a reading nook, over a bed or crib, or even in a playroom. These chandeliers would even be perfect for hanging at a party! Our fave might just have to be the cool Yellow Octopus… also available in turquoise! Check out how we styled them in our rooms below!
We hope everyone had an absolutely wonderful Easter! After a long weekend we are back it sharing Ellen, her little bump, and her darling family. We are quite the animal lovers over here so when we saw this session included their sweet little pup we were ecstatic! Andrea Patricia Photography did a beautiful job of capturing this family not only in their home but also out in the hills of Ventura near their home. The lighting is gorgeous and the relaxed feel makes it oh so cozy! Looking through these images you can’t help but feel the immense amount of love this family already has for their little one.
With Easter on our mind’s this weekend we also can’t help but think about cute Spring + Summer best outfits for our little peanuts! We are getting so close to be able to through on cute summer dresses, sandals and sunnies and we just can’t wait any longer! Here are a few of our current favorites for girls and boys! Make sure to check out the big sale at GAP this weekend with 40% off your entire purchase! Time to stock up!
We are so excited for the upcoming Easter weekend and we’ve got big plans of making sugar cookies, egg hunts on top of egg hunts, and of course some Easter egg decorating! This is actually one of our favorite holiday activities to do with our families and we sure love to get creative! We are re-posting one of our favorite decorating ideas we did last year because it has become such a big hit around these parts. Marker colored eggs are so fun and so easy we know your little peanuts will love them as much as ours do! Have creating patterns and little Easter characters… not to mention how dang cute they are!
If you are wanting to get even more inspired we have made a round-up of some of our favorite Easter egg decorating ideas found around the web! Which one is your favorite?!