Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Thank You Bonnie!

So many wonderful family members and friends have given Ryan and me such generous gifts for the baby. I have begun to write my thank you's--but of course I feel so far behind! But Ryan and I are so grateful and feel so thankful to have such loving people in our lives--thank you to everyone!

I wanted to give a special thank you to my cousin Bonnie. Not only did she buy and restore an old toy chest...but she went out and bought my nursery paint colors (Benjamin Moore Bold Blue and Benjamin Moore Decorator's White) and painted the exact same stripes on the toy chest.

It is the most beautiful piece of furniture I've ever seen...and the thoughtfulness is overwhelming!

Check out the gorgeous pics below...

And inside the toy chest were two gorgeous orange blankets--one she handmade! I can't wait to put all of the baby's toys in here and snuggle with him and these blankets!
Bonnie--I will treasure this gift forever. Thank you so much!

Love you!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring Home in Madrid? Yes please!

After a weekend of beautiful days and even great weather ahead...

I am totally in love with Isabel Lopez-Quesada's elegant Madrid villa featured in Architectural Digest.

I am obsessed with the mixture of antique and modern furniture, white walls...and bold pops of color.

This home just screams fresh Spring to me!!!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Container Store Score for Closet Organization

Are you trying to organize your closet? After searching at Target & Bed Bath & Beyond for some great pieces to organize my baby closet--I went to the Container Store and found a great, super cheap solution.

These open crates are stackable so you can make them as tall or wide as you want, are only $9 per crate, and because they are open you can access whatever is inside super easy without worrying about cheap drawers.

I also found this great blue hanging device. I had previously bought a white version from Target but the dividers were way too flimsy. This is actually really sturdy and can hold much more weight.

The cute little striped box is a drawer divider which will eventually go in my dresser. One section will be for socks, the other section for hats.

As you can see I have a ton of storage space now! I'm thinking I'll put diapers and extra towels in the blue hanging drawers, and then maybe buy two boxes that will slide into the blue piece where I can store all of the baby shoes and baby toiletries. I love when little things, that can get easily lost, all have a place to call home.

And I still have my dresser to fill up :)!