Travelkins // Je t'aime Paris

 

A few weekends ago our little family took a road trip to Paris. Being an American who recently relocated to Düsseldorf, Germany, I can hardly believe I am saying this myself : a road trip to Paris! I must admit Paris was a lot of fun with a toddler (even though it rained the entire weekend we were there).

 

We stayed in the Saint-Germain-des-Pres Quarter, an area with everything – restaurants, cafes and shops. It is also close to the Louvre Museum and the Luxembourg Gardens, where my son had a blast splashing in rain puddles; luckily we remembered to bring a change of clothes. We also discovered the Left Bank promenade called the Berges de Seine (Banks of the Seine) a 1.5-mile pedestrian walkway with edible and floating gardens, patches of local plants and innovative areas for babiekins and their parents to play and relax. We ended our weekend with a fabulous diner at the famous cafe, Le Deux Magot, where my son ate a whole loaf of French Bread… when in Paris!

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Sleepykins// Kashton's Eclectic Nursery

Kashton is my third, and final baby.  He is the youngest of three boys and I knew exactly what I wanted in his nursery.  Being a veteran mom, I know what works and what doesn’t. I also know the value of a mixing inexpensive and hand-me-down, with expensive pieces to make the room eclectic and functional.  I kept his room a neutral palate, and then let his books, plants, and little curios be the pops of color throughout.  We are big music and literature fans in our home, so I wanted to reflect that in his space.  My favorite piece of art is the one hanging above his change table with the lyrics from Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young”, one of my favorite songs.  I am an ocean girl, and I grew up spending the summers by the sea.  My husband on the other hand, is a mountain man.  He could snowboard everyday of his life, and live in a log cabin in the mountains if he could.  I wanted to portray both of these vastly different spectrums in his room, so Kashton has a reminder of the love his parents have for both land and sea.   The Pine Tree wall decals, and the water color shark jaw embody both perfectly, and are a fun mix.   All of his books are hand-me-downs or gifts, and they all have special meaning.  His Miffy books on his change table were mine as a baby, and the thrifted brass duck heads and thrifted brass lamp base all add a touch of eclectic whimsy. I’ve learned over the years to spend more on crib bedding, than on the crib itself.  I purchased a very inexpensive Ikea crib, but his sheets are a soft as butter and so snuggly.  Perfect for a full nights sleep (all mamas love that)!  His dresser and rocking horse have been in all three of my boys nursery.  The Rocking horse was my very first purchase for a nursery ever, when I found out I was pregnant with my first son.  I have no intentions of parting with it, like ever.   It has been such a joy rocking my baby boy in his room every night since birth, and I love the natural light that dances around the plants and the serenity I feel inside this space.

Babiekins Magazine | Neutral Eclectic Nursery

Babiekins Magazine | Neutral Eclectic Nursery

Babiekins Magazine | Neutral Eclectic Nursery

Babiekins Magazine | Neutral Eclectic Nursery

Babiekins Magazine | Neutral Eclectic Nursery

Babiekins Magazine | Neutral Eclectic Nursery

Babiekins Magazine | Neutral Eclectic Nursery

Babiekins Magazine | Neutral Eclectic Nursery

Babiekins Magazine | Neutral Eclectic Nursery

 

Details//

Crib Sheets and Bumper from Oilo Studio 

Crib and Rocking Chair from Ikea 

Accordion Side Table from Urban Outfitters 

Book Rack and Rocking Horse from Pottery Barn Kids

Mini Indigo and Mud Cloth Pillows from Boho Pillow

Stripe Indigo Pillow from Otomi Home

Pine Tree Decals from Urban Walls

Pine Tree Pillow from Fine Little Day

Heart Crochet throw from Crochet Savy

Shark Bite Watercolor from The Aestate

Bob Dylan Lyric Print from Oaxacaborn

Rug from Anthropologie

Wall Antlers from Yarn Bombed

 

 

Lil' Stylekins // Lounging Threads

As a stay at home mom, the majority of our time is spent at home. I am not much of a homebody, but between cleaning, cooking and keeping up with the house, I am forced to spend time indoors. Because Kaylee has not started school yet, she has been my sidekick at home for the past 4 years. It’s always nice to have threads to wear when lounging that still make you feel somewhat fashionable in your daily life. I am constantly in search of clothes that are both comfortable and practical for being at home (since that’s where we spend the majority of our time). I specifically look for two things when shopping for her clothes- the fit, and the fabric. It must be soft and movable. This is one of my daughters favorite jumpsuits because of how soft the velvet feels on her skin. My favorite part of these types of pieces is how well they transition from comfortable to fashionable, with just a few simple accessories!

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Credits // Bow headband Forever 21 | Jumpsuit Saxon + SunRa | Sandals from Tilly’s