Nursery Update

The third trimester is upon us and we’re getting loads of projects done for Baby Lawrence’s arrival. Primarily, we’ve been focusing on putting the nursery together and finding homes for all the wonderful gifts we’ve been receiving from family and friends.

We’ve decided to go with an ocean theme – but with a Disney twist! (Naturally.) We don’t know the sex of the baby so we’re filling the room with our favorite Disney characters who also love the sea! Think: Little Mermaid, Lilo & Stich, Pirates of the Caribbean, Peter Pan, Finding Nemo / Dory, and Moana.

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Paper Palm Frond Decor

A few weeks ago, my husband and I found a charming watercolor pineapple piece from a local Arizona artist. I knew instantly that I had to have it.

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The question was, what shall we do with it?

While staring into my newly organized drawer of scrapbook paper, I was struck with inspiration. Naturally, it meant pulling out my trusty Cricut.

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Coastal Christmas Decorations

Christmas is in full swing in our home! Decorating for our Coastal Christmas theme was fun, easy, and little sandy. We’re spending our last Christmas in our small San Diego apartment and wanted to capitalize on the smaller canvas for our beachy theme.

Collecting the materials to bring the vision to life was fairly easy. No – I didn’t go to the beach. Real seashells and starfish are an important part of the ocean ecosystem. Instead, I opted for ordering manufactured replicas from Oriental Trading or shopping in person at Michaels.

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A Coastal Christmas

It’s the holiday season and that means… another Christmas theme!

In honor of our last holiday in San Diego, we’re going all out for a very Coastal Christmas. Get ready for lots of twine, seashells, mermaid wishes and starfish kisses! This year’s decorations will be giving you serious summertime vibes with a Christmas twist.

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Christmas Countdown Cross Stitch Pillow

Okay – first, can I just say this is the cutest cross stitch?!

After I finished the Halloween Haunted House Cross Stitch, I moved onto this adorable Christmas Advent Calendar by CloudsFactory. I started this pattern in December 2015 and simply never got around to finishing it until now. At first, I thought I would stitch all the borders and attempt to finish a box a night, but it made more sense to dive in where I could and go for it.

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