We left last Monday night, the 21st, for Florida to spend Thanksgiving with Chris’s brother and family. It was an amazing time filled with food, that warm sun, swimming, and, yes, we took the girls to Disney World, too. We got home Wednesday night and these two went straight for their bunkbeds. There were a few questions about Faye transitioning to a bunkbed out of the crib when I posted the snapshot on Instagram. She actually doesn’t sleep down here yet. We have a goal to make the transition fully by the end of January. But every night, she comes down and lays in her bed and we read books all together and then I tuck her into her crib. She is very anxious to sleep in her bunkbed, which is exactly what we want. For her to sleep all night in a big bed, and still take a good nap during the day and not get up–right now, it’s just too tall of an order for our sweet 2 year old. But we’re in no rush.
All that to say, vacations are exhausting. We all went to sleep by 7 (which I guess is 9 Florida time) and slept 12 hours. There’s no place like home. Because of the vacation over Thanksgiving, we actually haven’t decorated for Christmas completely yet, so we’re excited to deck the halls this weekend and share a few of those festive updates around the house next week.
More fun things this week!
Gimme this whole Christmas-y lodge living room.
#LightTheWorld is a beautiful service-oriented way to spend this Christmas season.
I was working working on a Christmas jammie round up for kids, since we always give our girls one present to open on Christmas eve and it’s ALWAYS pajamas. But it seems like people are stepping up their game! Now there are whole family Christmas pajama sets. Target definitely has my favorite–I’d wear all 20 of them–and they are 25% off this week!
A year ago, we gave a video tour inside of our kitchen cabinets and it’s strange how almost nothing has changed in a year.
I’ve been battling bags under my eyes since I had my first baby. I’ve been reading about how this microneedle derma roller could be the miracle solution, but am I weird for being scared to roll needles over my under-eye?! (I’ll report back.)
Thanks to all the positive feedback on our gifts guides so far! We have a few more coming your way, but you can check out the 2016 gift guide so far right here, including gifts for him, gifts for her, gifts for the empty-nesters, gifts for kids and gifts for the home-lover.
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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