baby bluum box...

Thursday, July 25, 2013

bluum box
I recently signed up for bluum box, which is basically the equivalent of birchbox for babies. I had received a 50% off coupon so I thought I'd give it a try.  We received our first box today and this is what was inside.  The idea behind bluum box is the the newest and coolest items for baby and mom! You sign up for a membership and are sent a new box of stuff to try every month.  A few of these items I have actually had my eye on so I was more than thrilled to get them in our box today! I paid $12.50 plus shipping for the box with the 50% off coupon.  I haven't decided if this is going to be a monthly thing yet but who doesn't love to get a new box of goodies every month???
1. for mom- Vapur- Foldable Water Bottle
2. for baby- Momma- fork- orange
3. for baby- Kellytoy- Travel pillow
4. for baby- mOmma- Teether
5. for baby- Nurturme plum peas dried organic baby food
6. for mom- Zizzybee mesh storage bag

London, NKOTB, & a Royal Baby...

Monday, July 22, 2013

It has been a whirlwind 24 hours in our house over here! Today London is 5 months old, but there was no photo session this morning. Our poor little munchkin is sick.  There's nothing worse than your child being sick and you feel utterly helpless.  All we can do is give her lots of love, hugs, and kisses! So, in lieu of our monthly photo session I am posting some pictures taken over the last week.

 This picture was taken last night before I headed out to NKOTB(get to that shortly).
 She was having a moment of pure annoyance at her mom who kept trying to take pictures. Which, I don't blame her. I am sure I was annoying.

 I just love this picture! This was her school picture taken from earlier this month.

I am often asked how we came up with the name London and there's two reasons.
1. London was the first place Nathan and I went together in Europe.
2. London, the city, is a melting pot of all different ethnicities and cultures.  Our London is a melting pot as well.  I am Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, English, and Irish.  Nathan is Polish, German, and French.  So, it only made sense her name should be London.  

Today another baby also made his debut! The royal baby is finally here! I am so excited! I am a big royal lover. Actually, I am kind of obsessed. 

If you're wanting to send well wishes you can follow Clarence House on Twitter and sign the card! I've already done this of course! 

Now, let's discuss last night. My boys were back in town. NKOTB- 5 bad brothers from the Beantown land. I have been a fan of New Kids since 1988. And when I say fan, I like to think of myself as one of their biggest fans! I absolutely love these guys. Again, I am obsessed. I've been to 12 concerts, met them 3 times, and  don't plan on stopping! 

See you guys next time!
I wonder what the next 24 hours will bring?

The Gallery Wall...

Monday, July 15, 2013

We are currently in the process of painting some rooms in our house finally.  When we first moved in over a year ago we didn't feel the need to do anything because we really liked all the colors.  Well, after a year of staring at kid marks(um, not left by my kid) on some of the walls we decided it was time for a change.  The rooms being repainted are:  Upstairs hallway and stair railing, master bedroom and bathroom, basement, and dining room.  Of course this gives me an excuse to redecorate all of these rooms as well!  I will first be working on the hallway(let's be honest, I am working on all the rooms) and am thinking this is a perfect place to house a gallery wall.  I am just trying to decide what kind of gallery wall.  There are so many different versions that could be done.  Do I want all black and white prints,  or do I want just family pictures or some quirky art prints as well?  Thank goodness for Pinspiration= Pinterest+Inspiration!  What did I ever do before Pinterest?  I know, get things done.  Here are some of my faves at the moment. 

              I like the cohesiveness of the all white. Looks very clean yet makes a statement. 

                      Here's a fun quirky wall if I am wanting to add lots of color and art prints.

The monogram wall is always a cute idea but would I get tired of looking at a bunch of "M"'s every time I walked up the stairs?

I know the chalkboard look is way overdone but I still love it!

You can never go wrong with the classic black and white. 

I also found these great helpful tips on making a gallery wall. 

Stay tuned to see which one we decide to go with.  What would you do?

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