1. Miami Playroom Tour

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    So many people ask how I keep my house clean while having two little kids. The answer… I made them a playroom so fun they never want to play anywhere else!! Welcome to the most popular room in our home {ok, maybe the kitchen is – but this is a close second!}. We love this space so much; I love the natural light that pours in from our backyard and the sweet displays on our open-shelving, the kids love everything inside of it.

    I first decided todo open shelving because I wanted my kids to be able to reach up and grab books or toys without slamming a door on their fingers. Of course I also took into consideration that the kids are only tall enough for the bottom two shelves {well for now at least!}, so I had the freedom to merchandise the top shelves with sweet piggy banks, picture frames and blocks {shop my favorites below!}. Trains, action figures, balls, and cars each have their own canvas bin below the shelves, while super cute things like this Janod Guitar from Alex Toys can stay out on display. On the far side {which you can’t see here} I have one area of shelving that has a door {one with no knob so the kids can’t open it solo, the door here is to the kid’s bathroom!}, and there I keep any toys I don’t want them getting into on their own – play dough, legos, any games with small pieces that make me nervous and require supervision. I really wanted to keep the room as open as possible for dancing and playing. Lastly, around the window I have a craft table for drawing and puzzles, and then the hot dog stand and baby kitchen which are the most fun of all!

    Hope you love seeing this kid friendly space as much as my kids love playing in it!!

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    Reese and I are wearing matching dresses from Sail to Sable, Brooks is wearing Jacadi.

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    Photography by Yesi of Simply Lively

  2. Dinner Party Spotlight: Decor Gold Designs

    Today’s Dinner Party Spotlight is an incredibly talented Decor Blogger, Jennifer of Decor Gold Designs. Another gal that I met through instagram {and take one look and you will see why!}, I am so happy to now be a follower of her site. From decor tips, to home tours, to shopping guides, if you are a decor lover you will easily get lost on the site. Jennifer’s dining room though is seriously a swoon-worthy space. I am in love with the elegant bench… the mirror… the chandelier… I am pretty sure eating off of paper plates in this room would still…

  3. Summer Home Tour

    It’s finally here, my Summer Home Tour!! Now that we are settled into our Miami home I wanted to start a rotation of seasonal home tours so you can follow how I update and decorate with each season. Summer was the perfect time to start because I really kept it clean and minimal {which was basically all I had time for after all my unpacking!}. This summer I was in love with pops of gold – from my vases to my silverware, while I loved the softness of pale blues alongside whites, which I showcased in my pillows and flowers. I know…

  4. Prettiest Party Drinks

    When it comes to hosting a special event, you want cocktails that will have your guests oooh-ing and ahhh-ing, so in today’s post I wanted to share some of the prettiest cocktails I have made over the last year on Fashionable Hostess that will do just the trick! Here they are… Starting with the images above… the prettiest drinks of all can actually be the result of over-the-top garnish! Here I took champagne glasses, dipped the rim in honey and then followed immediately with gold sugar to make this beautiful sugar rim {which of course is edible!!}. After filling with rosé champagne,…

  5. Gold Essentials : Wedding Registry Picks

    All summer long I have been raving about golds. Gold rimmed glasses, gold details on china, and gold silverware. So today for those of you focusing on your wedding registry, I created a wishlist of “timeless” gold pieces that will serve you well for years to come. The two tone Juliska silverware is so elegant, and practical since it matches with either silver or gold. Then I just adore this Lenox China print! And then who doesn’t love a monogram?! Mark & Graham can personalize any piece of glassware on their site {at an amazing price!}. Shop or register for all of my favorites…

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