bunk bed update inspiration

Since Bryn’s still a little peanut, we’ve had no issues with her sleeping in a crib. She’s never even tried to climb out so we haven’t pushed the big girl bed at all. But after a recent trip to IKEA, we decided that bunk beds may be a fun step up for her, now that she’s three and finally potty training. I also love the idea of the girls sharing a room someday, even if it’s just for a couple years.

Along with Bryn’s new bed, I have a few other room updates in mind. One of which is a super comfy bean bag chair under a dreamy, boho canopy. This little reading nook/chill area will be surrounded by other poufs and floor pillows by her window and bookshelf. The goal is to create a cozy space that encourages more lounging around with books rather than watching tv in the living room. She’s been getting sucked into Disney movies lately – we’ve been on a princess kick ever since Disneyland…

I’m still trying to keep the rest of her room pretty minimal and will most likely go through her closet and toys to clean out the things that no longer fit, work, interest her, etc. Then I can start styling. We’re thinking of making the switch sometime between now and the holidays. I’ll definitely be keeping you posted here and on IG. Can’t wait!


lamp  |  dresser  |  lantern  |  canopy  |  fringe pillow

pom pillow  |  pouf  |  bean bag chair  |  unicorn  |  bunk beds

bryn turns 3

Today you are three! We went to your preschool open house last night and I had to fight back the tears every time one of your teachers told me how much they love you. How sweet and kind you are to the other kids, how you’re so good about sharing and never leave anyone out, how you’re sensitive to others’ feelings and show concern if someone is upset or gets hurt. They told me how you always listen, say please and thank you, how you tell everyone about baby sister, how you love to make art <3

These are all things I knew about you, but to hear it from someone else, to know you are just as sweet when mama isn’t looking – THAT is what makes me so proud. You are already everything I could have ever hoped for and more. I love you, my beautiful girl, and the amazing little lady you’re quickly becoming. Now excuse me while I finish ugly crying into the funfetti cake I’m trying to bake ;)

butterfly birthday party

Bryn turns 3 on September 20 and we’ve already had a family bbq, a trip to Disneyland, and a little get together with our neighborhood friends. But because everything was kinda planned on the fly, I never got around to pulling those cutesy details together. HOWEVER, if I had all the time in the world, I would have thrown Bryn the best butterfly birthday party EVER.  Maybe next year, when I won’t have a 4 month old attached to my hip ;) Here’s some of the inspiration behind said party.

*All items above are Meri Meri.

flower chandelier | dessert table | flowers | donuts | tassels | cake

the pearl hotel

Attention all MCM lovers, The Pearl Hotel is your perfect Ron Burgundy-inspired place to stay in San Diego. Quietly tucked away in Point Loma, this vintage midcentury modern boutique hotel is built to accommodate whatever your excuse for a vacation may be: splurge on The Super Strand, stretch out in The Jewel, or get cozy with The Gem.

If your getaway is more about lounging than sight-seeing, feel free to just kick back and relax on location. The Pearl’s poolside restaurant, Charles + Dinorah, was recently revamped and their Wednesday night Dive-In Theater is a must, featuring classics on a 10×13 outdoor projector.

The Pearl also hosts private events, including wedding parties upon request. So whether you’re stopping by for a drink, staying for the weekend, or actually tying the knot, this San Diego style retreat will definitely not disappoint.

cape cod 2018

When it comes to taking photos of my family on vacation, I kinda drop the ball. There’s not much room for phones and cameras when I’m just trying to relax and enjoy the moment. But here are a few shots from our time at the Cape in August, including Onset, Provincetown, and of course our annual family portrait – it was too hot for Bryn to smile apparently ;)