Creativity through motherhood, home decor + everyday life
Hi! I'm Crystal - married to my high school sweetheart and we recently welcomed a baby boy to our family who we are both smitten with. I will be sharing a lot about baby + motherhood along with other every day topics. Welcome to my site - glad you're here!
Hello and Happy Wednesday! Today I am sharing some photos from our half bathroom that is now complete. I am the worst at remembering to take before photos and the one I used is actually from an old listing of our house before the previous owners moved in. When we got here it was basically the same but with a layer of shiny peel and stick wallpaper that was supposed to look like faux marble. It was not good and probably part of the reason there aren’t any before photos because it was one of the first things I started ripping down.
We replaced most of the hardware including toilet paper holder, towel rack, faucet, drain plug and the vanity but kept the mirror and just painted it for now. My father in law worked on evening the walls, scraping the window and painting (we had so much help with this house from our families and we’re incredibly thankful for that!!).
I finally purchased some decor to finish things off, it’s simple and I am so happy with how it turned out! On another note, our entryway is so close to being finished so I am getting excited to finally share that space, and I did actually get some before photos this time. 🙂
We celebrated our little 2 year old over the weekend with family and friends and it was the most perfect day. Many months ago I came up with the theme “ice cream truck” for his party and I had all these ideas in my head but in the end I didn’t quite pull off the elaborate designs I wanted to when it came to the party decor.. and that’s ok! What really mattered is that everyone had a great time and I think it’s safe to say that was accomplished. I thoroughly enjoyed watching all the kiddos running around playing together, it’s just too cute!! Oh and we still served up ice cream just like an ice cream truck. I ended up getting quarts in a variety of flavors from Cold Stone and it was perfect + easy. I also made pulled pork carnitas for burrito bowls which is always a great option when serving a crowd. Other than that my ideas to make on theme sugar cookies, ice cream cone cupcakes and/or macarons did not happen this time, I just didn’t have the energy to spend my evenings working on it, this 3rd trimester has left me feeling pretty fatigued (I don’t remember feeling this way when I was pregnant with Everett at this point). The ice cream bar was sooo easy and I am really glad I went this route.
The ice cream cone garland was my favorite find! I will link everything below. Thanks for stopping by and hope you had a great weekend!
There are so many new items that were just released from the Hearth and Hand line at Target, I am obsessed with everything! I am sharing some of my favorites above and could see many of these items coming home with me. I am definitely having a moment with the color light blue. I even want to paint our front door this color. Speaking of which, I spent some time continuing to work on our entryway this weekend, it’s been a slow work in progress but feels like it’s finally getting somewhere and close to being completed. I will look forward to sharing those before and after photos with you as soon as it’s done.
On another note, I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend! We celebrated Everett’s 2nd birthday with some family and friends yesterday and it was sooo much fun. I am going to work on that blog post this evening and will have it ready to go live tomorrow morning 🙂