09.18.14

Growing Up Glam Nursery Inspiration

We are so excited to introduce you to Dominique from Comfy Cozy Couture. We absolutely adore her sense of style and this darling nursery she has designed for her upcoming bundle of joy.

 

“Good morning, lovelies…It’s Dominique here from Comfy Cozy Couture and I’m so excited to be a guest on Sweet Little Peanut today! We have a little girl due in December so I’m sharing my design plan for her nursery. Being an interior designer myself it was hard to choose a direction for the nursery and not change my mind along the way! I knew I wanted the nursery to be feminine but not too girly and a space that would easily transition over time as she grows. So I went with this idea of ‘Grown Up Glam’ and it has been my inspiration thus far. I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for having me over!”

Comfy Cozy Couture: Nursery Design Inspiration | Grown Up Glam Nursery Design

SHOP THIS NURSERY DESIGN:

Land of Nod Milo Glider // DaVinci Jenny Lind Crib // Rifle Paper Co. Copper Peonies Wallpaper // F. Schumacher Imperial Trellis II, Blush // Lulu DK Poppy Gold Fabric (Glider) // Sharon Montrose Baby Elephant & Giraffe artwork // Samuel & Sons Pom Pom Trim (Drapery) // Oly Studio Flower Drop Chandelier // Serena & Lily White Crib Bumper + Sheet // Lulu & Georgia Call Table Lamps // Kenza Moroccan Pouf, white // Serena & Lily Round Belly Baskets // Baby Jives Moon Star Cloud mobile // Mid-century vintage dresser (similar here or here)

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09.16.14

Nautical Playroom Design

What is it about a well designed room that just captivates us and visually inspires us? We really could spend all day looking at images of beautiful rooms and we especially love seeing spaces designed for kids. These rooms are so special and so magical you can’t help but fall instantly into dream land. Today we are so excited to show off a darling + creative nautical playroom designed by Kirsten and Erin of House of Jade! The architecture and shape of the ceiling created easy divisions in the space.  One side of the room was created into an art area and the other side was made into kitchen area. The middle was left open for playing and watching t.v. We instantly fell deeply in love with the perfect little reading nooks filled with colorful nautical pillows and cute books of course! This room completely resembles what childhood playtime is all about and encourages imagination and growing through every detail! Everything was so beautifully captured by Jylare Smith Photography!

 

To read more about this room design and to find sources for all of the furniture and decor items visit HERE.

 

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09.15.14

Sweet Little Peanut {Ren Davis}

Good morning and a very happy Monday, we hope everyone had a great weekend!  Today we have a cute post about sweet baby Ren Davis and his parent’s journey to get him here.  He is such a doll and we were very touched by this cute family’s story and the gorgeous images that And Elise Photo and Film captured.

 

“We have been married 8 years as of this July. We met in a Subway- Garrett was managing it while attending the U and I was attending beauty school. We found out we had a mutual friend so, through Garrett’s determination, we went out the next night! From there it quickly progressed and we were married just about 6 months later in the Salt Lake Temple on July 21st 2006. I was young and Garrett was finishing school so we knew we wanted to wait a while to have kids until we were more settled. We waited and really enjoyed figuring out the whole marriage thing, just the two of us, for the first few years. When we decided we were ready to start a family, it came as a bit of a surprise that we were having trouble getting pregnant, for whatever reason I never thought it would be an issue. After about a year of working with my regular OB and lots of Clomid we were sent to a specialist. It was July of 2013 when our Dr. at the U told us our chance of getting pregnant without IVF was very slim, but he felt very confident we were great candidates for IVF. So we made the decision to go for it, cost and all, we wanted a baby. My sweet sisters and best friends put together a fundraiser 5k for our friends and family to participate in to help us raise money. It helped us so much and we were able to get right on it. So September 2013 we started the IVF journey, and quite the journey it was. I had a good experience with all the hormones overall, thankfully! It came time to harvest eggs and fertilize them, which was by far the most nerve racking part of the whole process, that and the waiting period! They got 7 eggs from me, 3 of which were mature that could be fertilized. It started out that all 3 looked good, but when we went in 5 days later to do the embryo transfer, we only had one embryo that had made it. Good news was the doctors said it was a perfect “blastocyst” at that point. The bed rest and waiting began…on October 28th, 2013 we found out that I was indeed pregnant! So surreal. And so exciting! Everything progressed along normally and in February we found out we were expecting a baby boy! Things continued to go great and on my due date July 5th, 2014 at 7:44 pm we welcomed Ren Garrett Davis into the world weighing 6 lb 12 oz and 19.5 inches long. We are so incredibly in love with him. He changed our world for the better in an instant and we couldn’t be happier. We are so blessed and one of the lucky IVF stories!”

 

 

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09.12.14

Humble Hilo Mommy Bag {GIVEAWAY!}

This has been one of those really busy weeks and we really couldn’t be more excited that it’s Friday! On top of that we are rounding-up our week of amazing fall diaper bag and mommy bag features + giveaways! We hope you have enjoyed seeing some of our favorite looks for fall and also enjoyed being able to enter all of the giveaways! Today we are so excited to show off a really unique handmade bag made from Guatemalan textiles. We are completely over the moon for Humble Hilo’s bags because they aren’t your every day bag seen everywhere. This large huipil bag is perfect for those moms who don’t necessarily need a traditional diaper bag but want a large enough bag to still be able to carry around toys and snacks. We call this the toddler bag or the mommy bag! It also doubles as a stylish purse and the bold colors and patterns are perfect for fall! And if that isn’t enough to make you fall in love… it also makes for a great weekender bag!

 

Besides the obvious reasons we love this bag we also love the story and message behind the one-of-a-kind bags. Humble Hilo not only brings beautiful handmade and unique Guatemalan textiles to you, but they are also creating job opportunities for impoverished Maya families. You can be apart of Humble Hilo’s philanthropic mission by selecting from one of the three amazing projects: Infant and Child Nutrition, Education, and Microfinance for Women. A portion of your purchase will go to support one of these projects and will not only change you, but change the future of someone in need. You can read more about this amazing company and their message HERE.

 

We are thrilled to be able to share our love for Humble Hilo and their mission by giving away a small huipil bag of choice to one of our readers! Make sure to enter below and good luck! Thank you to Jacque Lynn Photography for capturing these images for us!

 

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09.11.14

Henri Bendel Fall Diaper Bag {GIVEAWAY!}

We hope you have been enjoying this week of amazing giveaways as much as we have enjoyed sharing some of our favorite fall bags for moms! We still have a lot of great stuff in store for you and today we are so excited to show off a must-have designer bag for moms! Meet the West 57th Baby Bag by Henri Bendel! We are completely smitten with this gorgeous bag because of it’s chic style and to put it to you straight… because it doesn’t look like a diaper bag! This sleek bag is crafted with pure Saffiano leather and loaded with plenty of specialized pockets and compartments perfect for discreetly carrying all your baby essentials. Luxury is the best way to describe this hand bag for moms and our favorite way to wear it is across the body!

 

Black is so classic and goes with everything… it’s probably our favorite color for all but we’ve also got our eyes on this same bag in Burgundy! Did we mention how much we love the gold details?! We are so excited to be giving one of these stylish bags away to one lucky winner. Make sure to enter below!

 

Thank you to Jacque Lynn Photography for the beautiful photos!

 

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09.10.14

Storksak Fall Diaper Bag {Giveaway!}

We are back at you with another fabulous fall diaper bag feature + Giveaway! Today we are showing off the Storksak Olivia bag in blue! No matter if you have a little girl or boy we are loving blue for fall and winter and this bag simply gorgeous! We love how there are pockets all around the bag for easy storing and the lightweight yet durable satin nylon is the perfect material!

 

One of the reasons we love Stroksak bags so much is their stylish minimal look and they cary so many stiles from totes to leather duffle bags. There is a style that fits everyone and their quality materials are worth every penny! Storksak bags are everyday luxury and we are so excited to be GIVING AWAY this blue Olivia Bag to one lucky winner! Make sure to enter below and also see more of our favorite fall Storksak bags!

 

Thank you to Jacque Lynn Photography for these beautiful shots!

 

Here are a few more of our favorite Storksak diaper bag styles for fall:

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09.09.14

Petunia Pickle Bottom Fall Diaper Bag {GIVEAWAY!}

We’ve got a really exciting week in store for you all that includes a GIVEAWAY every day! We are welcoming fall with a bang and talking about our favorite fall diaper bag and mommy bags + giving away one of each to our readers! To start this series off we are showing off one of our favorite bags from the Petunia Pickle Bottom Fall Line! This season they have introduced the new Hideaway Hobo fashion-forward diaper bag and it’s totally fair to say that this new silhouette might just be our favorite! The shape is perfect for holding all your needed baby essentials while looking more like a stylish purse! We especially love the Hideaway Hobo in Venturing in Vienna. The mustard yellow + black pattern combination is stunning for fall and can go with so many looks! One of the many reasons we love PPB bags is their iconic glazed coated cotton canvas which is ideal for keeping your diaper bag clean and lasting through all the wear and tear from baby to toddlerhood.

 

Another think we just love about Petunia Pickle Bottom is that they have a ton of accessories to coordinate your with your bag of choice! From wallets and clutches to iphone and ipod cases to even nursing covers! Everything so perfectly designed and filled with beautiful colors and patterns!

 

We are in love with our new hobo bag so much and want to give one away to you! Make sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post! Also, use code PPBMB20 at checkout for 20% of your Petunia Pickle Bottom fall purchases good through September 12th!

 

Thank you to the amazing Jacque Lynn Photography for the beautiful images!

 

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09.08.14

Prints for a Cause

Happy Monday! We are so honored to be apart of the Prints for a Cause again put on by the amazing girls at PS I Adore you! They have put an amazing group together of designers and bloggers to donate a print to this cause. All prints are only $5 and 100% of proceeds will be donated to kids battling cancer. September is child cancer awareness month and we are asking you to help us spread the word and raise money for kids battling cancer! You can check out the print we designed HERE and all of the other beautiful prints! The saying we chose is one that is dear to our hearts and one that we have had displayed in our little peanuts room. We hope it can also mean something special to you. The prints will be on sale through the end of September so go get you a couple and display them proudly in your homes!

 

You can purchase this print for $5 HERE and all proceeds will go to help children battling caner!

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09.05.14

Girls Fall Fashion | Black is Back

TGIF and happy Fashion Friday here at SLP! Ok, we’ve decided we will happily welcome because we are so excited for the new seasons fashion! Layers and accessories always make an outfit look even cuter and we are dying to wear more sweaters and coated jeans! This fall we are loving being able to bring back our favorites blacks and grays that are always classic with a stylish edge. Think black on black, black on blue and black with gray and white! Make sure to check out the black waxed jeans below because we are seriously dying at out cute (and at a great price) they are! The best part about waxed jeans, as you know if you have a pair for yourself, is they can make a simple tee look fab!

 

Check back next friday for a round-up of our favorite Black is Back looks for boys! Have a great weekend friends!

 

 

1. Sweatshirt Dress | The comfyness of a sweatshirt made into a dress! We love how soft this dress is and it’s a must-have fall. Pair it with patterned leggings and booties or wear it by it’s self with tall boots!

 

2. Wide-brim Fedora | We can’t get enough of hats this season textured felt fedora is so cute and stylish. Perfect for a casual fall day or a dressed up evening out with the family!

 

3.  Wild Horses Top | This blouse is even cuter in person and one of our favorite pieces this season. It can easily go with blue jeans, black skinnies and even skirts!

 

4. Black Moto Jacket | We have been on the look out for the perfect black leather moto jacket and we found this one at Zara! We fell instantly in love with zipper details!

 

5. Waxed Skinny Jeans | We love a great pair of coated jeans for us and now we’ve found the perfect pair for our mini me’s at a great price too! A must this fall/winter!

 

6. Ridding Boots | Super tall boots is where it’s at this fall and winter and we are completely obsessed with these Michael Kors boots with gold buckle details! Can we get them in our size?!

 

7. Zipper Dress | Dress it up or dress it down + add a jacket {either denim or a black moto style} This stretchy cotton dress is on sale too!

 

8. Cropped Sweater | This supper soft ribbed knit sweater is the perfect crop length for layering or to wear by it’s self! We are loving the crops this season!

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09.04.14

Fall Recipe: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

With the seasons changing right before our eyes it has got us thinking and craving some yummy fall food from soups and chillies to baked goods! The change in food is the best part of a season change right?! Today we have a delicious and super easy to make Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread recipe to share with you that we know you will absolutely love! Wrap them up in a little paper and string and they also make for a fab gift to a friend! We would love to hear what some of your favorite fall treats and dishes are and share them in the comments. You can find the recipe below! Enjoy!

 

Serves: Makes 2 loaves

 

INGREDIENTS

- 2 cups shredded zucchini (about 1 medium sized zucchini)

- 3 eggs

- 1 cup vegetable oil

- 2 cups brown sugar

- 2 tsp vanilla

- 3 cups flour

- 1 tsp salt

- 1 tsp baking soda

- ¼ tsp baking powder

- 2 tsp cinnamon

- 1 cup chocolate chips

 

DIRECTIONS
1. Shred 2 cups zucchini. Set aside.

2. In a mixer, combine eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla.

3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.

4. Then gradually add the dry ingredients to wet. Mix gently.

5. Stir in the zucchini and chocolate chips.

6. In a preheated 325 degree oven, bake for about 60-65 minutes.

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