8/25/14

Bedroom Accents


I've had some requests lately to show more of my home so I thought I would move onto my bedroom next.  I like my house to feel cozy and welcoming while still fitting our style. I have a tendency to choose a few classic pieces and mix them with some fun accent pieces to spice things up a little bit.  I feel like those select accent pieces are what bring the personality out in the room. Some of my absolute favorite pieces are these ones from Lulu & Georgia in our bedroom.  This rug is a piece that I could move into any bedroom in my house and love, and the same goes for these side tables.  I also wanted to find a pillow that would just give me that pop of color that the bed needed and this one was perfect.  I'm really happy with how it turned out and hope you guys enjoy this little look into my home.  Have a happy Tuesday ya'll!
p.s. Use the code "CARALOREN20" to get 20% off at Lulu & Georgia.       


8/24/14

Cozy Family


The day Arrow had his newborn pictures done we decided to do a little relaxed shoot with all of my boys.  My sister (B Couture Photography) is amazing and captured exactly what I was hoping for.  Let's just say she never disappoints. Hanesy boy was done after a couple pics and ran off to his room to play Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...this is a usual thing.  I didn't want to force anything on him so we got a few of just me and my Arrow boy, and some with daddy.  I can't wait to look back at all these pictures years down the road and remember all these special times in our lives.  I am not very good at scrap booking or anything like that, so my blog is the perfect journal for us.  Thanks so much for following along and always leaving the sweetest comments.  It really means more to our family than you know.  
 








 



dress: c/o Koo De Ker (old) similar
Hanes' sweats: Gray Label via Chicky Pop
bed frame: little store near where I live but here's similar

8/21/14

Floral Pencil


I'm all about comfort lately, but there still are times that I like to get a little dressed up.  My perfect solution is a comfortable skirt and some killer flats.  This way I am still comfy like I want, but I look like I put a little more effort in than my everyday sweats or leggings. I haven't really gotten ready much at all since having Arrow, so it felt good to spend a little time on myself and take a shower that lasted longer that 5 minutes haha! It's kind of sad that I look forward to when Brody get's home at night so I can finally take a shower. I'm hoping I will get a little more used to having two kiddos soon and can fit a shower in before 8 at night.

top: c/o Windsor (similar)
skirt: ASOS
shoes: Valentino
bag: Rebecca Minkoff
sunnies: c/o Windsor
ring: c/o SLDesigns



8/20/14

Don't Leave Summer


I am a little sad that summer is coming to an end because that means our evening walks/jogs will also be coming to an end.  I say jogs because that is what it used to be long ago (at least it feels that way), and I am hoping to get back to that sometime. Hanes is also going to be pretty bummed when the cold rolls around because his absolute favorite thing to do is play at the park. I'm telling you, he would go to the park all day if we let him. I guess we will have to find other ways to stay entertained soon!
I have been using my City Select stroller a ton right now as a double. Arrow loves chillin in the bassinet on walks but it will also be perfect when he can sit in a big boy seat with Hanes. For now we will stick to walks...and let's just say I'm not complaining about that.  

stroller (jogger): City Select (double part, bassinet)

top: c/o Windsor (old, similar)
yoga pants: Nike
shoes: Nike (gift from hubs)
sunnies: c/o Windsor (similar)

Brod's outfit:
top: Urban Outfitters
sweats: Phillip Lim
shoes: Nike
hat: J.Bones
socks: Stance

Hanes' outfit:
top: Louis B
pants: Odds and Evie

Arrow's outfit:
onesie: c/o Chicky Pop

8/17/14

Arrow Ladd Van Brocklin


I am going to begin by warning you that there are quite a few pictures in this post......but let's be honest, how could I narrow it down anymore? My sister (B Couture Photography) was beyond amazing and made it in town for the birth of Arrow, and managed to get his newborns done before she had to head back home.  To say I am in love with these is a major understatement.  They turned out perfect!
The styling we went for was super simple and clean so it focused on how handsome little Arrow is.  I die over how cute his features are, and I love how well these pictures capture them.  If you can't tell from these pictures he has really big hands and feet just like Hanes, so I'm guessing he will be pretty tall like his brother.  At his two week appointment he was 55% in weight, 99% in height, and 40% in head.  That sounds pretty similar to what his brother was.  I have to say one of my favorite pictures of all is the one of the two together.  Hanes sure loves his baby and will cuddle him any chance he gets.  I hope it stays that way! 
white wrap: Baby Joy Studios

grey nubby blanket: Art my Blanket

grey blanket: Baby Joy Studios
brown nubby blanket: Art my Blanket