The Girls’ Room: Finished

Girls' Room |

One of my goals this summer was to take a few moments to capture our entire house on camera. I envisioned a one day little shoot where everything would be nicely styled with that comfortably-lived-in look that we’ve sort of built our house around. I set a date, bought flowers, asked my friend Katie to take the photos and cleaned like you wouldn’t believe. I was able to put about 80% of our house together before Katie arrived. I considered that a success :-).

Girls' Room |

Girls' Room |

I thought I’d share the girls’ room pics with you today as I slowly go through and source everything that I can track down. It’s part blog organization, part a goal of mine to have all of this recorded somewhere.

Girls' Room |

In all truth, I love this room. It might be my favorite in the house. It is built around two little creative, active, imaginative girls that mean the world to me.

Girls' Room |

Girls' Room |

Girls' Room |

It makes sense that the library walls full of books aren’t perfectly coordinated, that the baskets of toys are stuffed randomly, that dolls are crawling out from under beds. If I can get this room 50% of the way there each night before the girls go to bed, I consider it a win.

Girls' Room |

Girls' Room |

I want the space to feel organized, but mostly loved.

Girls' Room |

Whatever home we end up in next, whatever redesign that we think up to fit a third in this room (maybe?), I want to remember every detail about this space just as it is today.

Girls' Room |

Thanks for letting me share with you!


Sort all of the girls’ room transformation posts in this quick post roundup for specifics on most of the above projects. A peek at the before!

Special thanks to Katie Beverley for helping me capture the finished room :).

Up, Up & Away


We traveled to Hawaii yesterday as a big family (my parents are leading up the trip) for a little rest & relaxation. I’m so excited that even a few hours of sleep, a 4am wake up call and a five hour plane ride with two littles who were bright eyed and bushy tailed didn’t deter in the least. Above, a shot of Liv and me just before heading home from Ireland, Spain and Morocco when she was one and a half (little did I know that Taylor was actually also in this pic too, though the size of a poppy seed ;)).

Today I thought I’d share my favorite traveling-as-a-family posts shared here:

Tips for traveling with 2 in tow part 1 & part 2

Tips for traveling with toddlers

Tips for traveling with a baby

Tips for family travel on a small budget 

And a what other bloggers have to say on the subject:

a classic travel uniform (for mom)

backpacking with kids

traveling with kids forces you to slow down, meet great people and explore in a new way

maps, apps & naps (I love the idea of physically mapping out a trip before a flight with a child)

road trip in a box (would be fun to diy)

.99 store toys to wrap up individually for fun travel unwrapping

another 10 tips for traveling with a baby

10 road trip activities for kids

I have a nice little line up of posts for you while I’m away. I’ll be sure to check in to say hi, too. :-)

PS you can check in on our travel photos and kiddo updates on Instagram, and all travel adventure posts on this blog categorized right over here.

Happy Birthday, Kevin!

Happy Birthday, Kev |

To a handsome, considerate and loving husband and father – happy birthday! We love you so much. Thanks for being my sweetie and my partner in life. xoxo

Happy Birthday, Kev | PepperDesignBlog.comP

Photos: a date at the Del Mar racetracks, celebrating our 7th anniversary this past June, napping with daddy

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