Happy Friday! Today we are going to dive right into part 3 of our fall fashion feature by sharing a few more of our favorite looks this season for little peanuts. Of course we love anything that has to do with sweaters + boots but we are also into mixing + matching fun patterns! From plaids + checks to mini animals and shapes to even florals! This season we are loving the muted tones and anything that is soft + comfy! See more of our our favorite looks below!
Scandinavian-style nurseries find that perfect balance between serenity, style and vibrant hue, as they blend pops of color with a relaxing neutral backdrop. This minimal + contemporary look is becoming widely popular in interior design and one that we are completely obsessed with! You can achieve this look by starting with an all white space and complimenting it with touches of neutral colors in bedding + decor pieces. Choosing modern wood furniture pieces is key to exuding timeless style with exquisite modern flair. This is a great design concept to use if you are looking to create a more gender neutral room. Finish it off with fun + unique characters to stimulate your little peanuts imagination. We are in love with this nursery design by Studio Love Drops featured in our current issue!
Vendors and Sources: PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY HIGG PHOTOGRAPHY
CANOPY: NUMERO 74
CHAIR: DARE GALLERY
FLOOR CUSHION: MY LITTLE JOY
SHEETS, STAR, CRESCENT CUSHION: BABY BOSS
RUG, FLOWERS, TRIVET, GARLAND: STUDIO LOVE DROPS
CRIB BLANKET: SACK ME
FOX ART: SAILAH LANE
APPLE + PEAR ART: LAND OF NOD
KNOT CUSHION: HANG IT DESIGNS
HANGING MOON: LUXE BABY LOVE
GRAY + WHITE STORAGE SACK: HANG IT DESIGNS
DOLL + HOUSE PILLOW: LUCKY BOY SUNDAY
DIPPED DOLLS FAMILY: AVERY TREND
We were up at it bright + early this morning due to one little baby who thought it would be fun to wake up while it’s still dark. However, a big cup of coffee + featuring these darling newborn photos makes it a little more bearable. Sonja with Bel Ami Photography was able to capture sweet baby Ethan + his baby blues in all their glory while he was wide awake. Most newborn sessions like to be shot while the baby is sleeping but we loved how Sonja opted to do it while he was awake. The way you are able to see the world through these fresh pair of eyes, taking everything in for the very first time is pure magic.
With the crisp cool fall air we start craving something warm + comforting to fill our bellies. One of our favorite meals to make is Black Bean Soup with Zucchini, Cheddar Cheese + Chive Buttermilk Skillet Bread. This is a family favorite + super easy to make! It also is a great alternative to the ever so popular chili.
*If you don’t care for coriander you can substitute for cilantro
Heat the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pot or casserole dish over medium-high heat. Add the onion + salt + sauté for 5 minutes, stirring often + lowering the heat if the onion starts to brown too much. Add the garlic, coriander + spices. Cover + cook for 5 minutes more, checking every minute or so to make sure everything is gently sautéing + not burning.
Add the black beans, green chilies + chicken stock, bring the mixture to a boil + simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
Using an immersion blender, blend the soup directly in the pot until almost completely smooth. Adjust the seasoning to taste. Serve with cheese, sour cream, tortilla strips, avocado, fresh coriander + fresh limes.
When you’ve lived in your home for 10 years like we have there comes a point when it’s time for a renovation, re-model, face-lift… whatever you want to call! Trends change, colors changes and it just feels good to change things up every once in a while! And how doesn’t love a great room design to get inspired from? We’ve got a couple of these home re-model projects going on currently and excited to share them with you! Today we taking a glimpse into our editor, Megan Bailey’s, master bedroom that they recently updated. Megan shares some of her tips + favorite products with us!
“We’ve lived in our home for ten years and we’ve never hung any pictures in our room. This is one thing that I’ve always wanted to do but just never found anything that felt like us. If we were going to invest in artwork I wanted it to be something I would love looking at every single day for a long time. For our room update I decided to start with the artwork and then design the rest of the room to flow + coordinate with the artwork. I’ve been a long time lover of Minted and when I found out recently that they are now offering tons of fine art options that can be customized with framing options of your choice I was instantly hooked! I actually had a hard time deciding which pieces to go with but I ultimately chose to go with the Summer Yellow Cactus Print + Blue Cactus Print by the artist Wilder California. I’m completely obsessed with the quality of these prints and they fit perfectly on our big wall behind our bed. I chose to haveMinted frame these prints for me in their matte brass metal frames to coordinate with our Schoolhouse Electric lamps that we already had. I honestly loved the ease of ordering these prints on line and having them come already framed + ready to go!”
“A quick way to update any space is a fresh new coat of paint or an entire color change in the room. We decided to take our room from a light gray to a bright clean white to make it feel fresh + airy. My favorite white paint that we’ve been using through-out our entire house is Sherwin-Williams in Extra White.”
“The smaller decor pieces + details are what really make your room feel put together + polished. My style is minimalistic so I didn’t need much to complete this room but I knew I wanted to add a little warmth to the room with a perfect little cactus to compliment the prints. When it comes to plants in a home it’s all about the vase or pot you use. This can really bring them to life and add so much to your space. I’ve become obsessed with Convivial Productions and can’t get enough of their simple yet beautiful modern geometric pots (and even dishes!). Their Acacia Planter was the perfect addition to my nightstand and I’m simply smitten with it!”
“Another important thing I wanted to do in this room was find the perfect seating option to fit in our space. We’ve never really had any seating options in our room and this corner really needed some loving. I’ve been a huge fan of The Citizenry for a long time now and always oogle over all their pieces for the home. Their selection of artisan goods is perfection and I knew I wanted to include one of their popular leather chairs to fill this corner problem. A nice chair can be a big investment so it was important for me to have this piece be high quality and also fit the feel of the room. I decided to go with the Palermo Tripolina Chair that is handcrafted with thick 100% Argentinian vegetable-tanned polo saddle leather that, like a fine wine, ages beautifully! I know this is going to be a piece I’m going to love + cherish for a long time. To add a small pop of color to the room I love their Nizado Lumbar Pillow + Del Lago Pillows! The little pop of navy is exactly what this room needed to pull everything together!
Cuddling up close to your baby in a sling is a wonderful way to get to know the baby in your life and for the baby to get to know you! This will bring you closer to your little ones physically and emotionally while giving you the freedom and comfort to take on the day! With so many options on the market these days when it comes to baby wearing we totally get out hard it can be to find the right wrap or sling to fit you + your style. Today we are so excited to share with you one of our favorite baby sling companies, Wildbird! What we love about Wildbird is their commitment to providing their customers with safe, functional, quality crafted and beautiful slings. They put their own unique spin on traditional babywearing with the addition of style to function!
One of the biggest concerns we here from other moms when it comes to wraps and slings is how difficult some of them can be to put on. That’s one huge reason why we love Wildbird is because their slings are so easy to put on + put baby in. We love the quality of their rings + fabrics and another bonus is that their double layered slings are great for toddlers up to 35 pound! You can defiantly get good use out of these amazing slings! Check out a few of our favorite colors this season below!
TGIF! This has been quite the long week for us and we are sure ready to take things a bit slower this weekend and enjoy the beautiful fall weather we’ve got going on! We are so luck to live so close to the mountains here in Utah. The colors outside are so beautiful right now! Today we are sharing a couple more of our favorite fashion looks for little peanuts this season from our current issue. Even though it is a bit chillier out we still are loving dresses for fall. The perfect plaid dress and a jacket is all you need!
When we talk fashion on LP it’s usually for our favorite little people but know and again we also love to share a few of our favorite just for us moms! This season is really giving us the itch to add a few must-have pieces to our mommy attire! Right now we can’t get enough of plaids, the perfect flannel shirt is all you really need in life! We are loving anything in muted shades ranging from deep maroons to mauves and of course a little olive green is always a good idea! From the perfect shade of lipstick (Bowl Me Over) for fall to our absolute favorite jewelry (the kind we sleep in and never take off!) we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites that we think you need as well!
Washington Irving said, “There is an endearing tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart,” and we couldn’t agree more! Today we have adorable baby Henry + his sweet momma Kim to share with you. Leanne Vice was able to capture this darling duo + they couldn’t be sweeter.
Happy Fashion Friday! We’ve just got to say how much we are loving this fall weather + all the cozy sweaters we’ve been wearing! Today we are sharing part one of our fall fashion feature from our current issue. This season we are loving neutral color tons from shades for browns and greens to blues and deep maroons. Texture is everything! Bring on the chunky knit sweaters, twill dresses + boots! Heres a glimpse at a few of our favorite looks for fall.