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Jessica Garvin

Harper Turns Six!

This weekend we celebrated our Harper girl’s SIXTH birthday! It seems like just yesterday we were planning her little princess party for her third birthday, I’m not sure why that one vividly stands out so much to me but it just doesn’t feel like it was that long ago. Harper wanted unicorns & lemonade for her birthday this year, so that is just what we did! Lots of balloons, strawberry unicorn cupcakes & every flavor of lemonade you could think of! All of her little besties came over and the weather was beautiful, a sunshine day in the middle of two weeks of straight rain! The girls ate lunch, birthday cake & then ran around the yard for two hours taking turns jumping on the trampoline & doing sidewalk chalk. Also worth noting, Harper chose peanut butter & jelly uncrustables for her fancy birthday party meal & Eloise refused to change out of pajamas.

SIX things I want to remember about Harper right now:

1. She loves to express herself with art, she is always making the sweetest pictures of our family with thought bubbles and writing what people are saying or thinking. It is SO sweet. She loves to draw us love notes and leave them on our night stands. I will treasure her art forever!

2. She takes the best care of her sisters (and really everyone!) but will always find a way to make them happy. She reads to them, always lets them play with her dolls & tells them jokes when they’re upset (or getting their hair brushed and are unhappy about it!)

3. She is the girliest girl, always dancing, always singing & always wants to dress up.

4. She is such a daddy’s girl (how can you not be?!) she loves to ride in his truck or hang out in the garage with him.

5. She has such a sweet tooth, loves pancakes & wants to eat candy canes all year round.

6. She is so much fun to hang out with!!! It is so fun to take her places (just the two of us!) or even sit with her and scroll pinterest or watch cooking shows! I love my little six year old best friend!

Happy birthday, Harper doodle!! We love you so so much, stay magical sweet girl!

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Favorite Things // For the Home

How are we already halfway through February?! This month has been crazy (aren’t they all?) but we are feeling all the Spring vibes and finally coming out of our extra long month of post-holiday rest! Today I am rounding up a handful of my favorite accessories for the home, all (but one) under $50! These are the things I love no matter the season & think they are all truly timeless accessories for making your home feel cozy + a little whimsical!

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Cutting boards are great for kitchen styling but also make perfect photo props when you are shooting food! I love that they’re functional & durable, and also bring warmth to a kitchen. Obsessed with this one from Target for only $13, and the little copper insert makes it even cuter!

WeΒ  have updated almost all of the lighting in our house, I think it is a relatively inexpensive way to totally update a space. If you or your spouse are handy, these can be super easy to change out, otherwise it is also pretty inexpensive for a professional to pop in and change them. We LOVE this wall light for under $50, we have it in bronze in our hallways & powder bath, and in chrome in our other bathrooms. I also love the ceiling version found here to update boring boob lights! πŸ˜‰

Storage baskets & trays are the easiest way to contain clutter and make it not feel so messy. All of our closets & drawers are filled with baskets like these, they’re perfect for makeup, headbands & bows, puzzle pieces, everything! These are the cutest and are under $5! Give me all of them.

Coffee table books are probably my favorite accessory of all, I have absolutely no shame in buying a book that has a pretty binding & also find it so therapeutic to flip through actual book pages instead of scrolling on a rainy day!

I will never stop collecting all of the colored latte bowls, they’re the easiest way to switch up kitchen decor for holidays & are the perfect size for your favorite bowl of cereal! Also in the kitchen, cake stands! I use them for every single holiday & birthday, and they’re an easy way to add height to a tablescape or just to keep on your counter for year round decor.

And of course, throw pillows! I am definitely a pillow & blanket hoarder. But most of the pillows in our house rotate between rooms, they could easily be on our bed, couch or even in the girls rooms and still feel like they fit! I am in love with this embroidered one (with tassels!) and would most definitely claim it for my own bed.

May have to buy it for myself for Valentine’s day! πŸ˜‰

Hope you all get to enjoy lots of fresh flowers & heart shaped things tomorrow! Happy Valentine’s Day Eve!! XO

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Game Day Entertaining

The big game is tonight & you know we will make any excuse to celebrate!! Our kids are always super worn out by this time on Sunday evening so we will plan for early baths & bedtime for them so we can host some of our friends & family for food & festivities!!
We are sharing our top three tips for those of you hosting:
1. Keep the food super simple! Nobody wants a huge mess to clean up on a Sunday night, we are opting for ordering pizza and some light apps like wings & popcorn with different toppings! Dips & festive desserts are also great options.
2. Set the scene with a fire in the fireplace, extra seating, a cooler in the living room for convenience & good playlist in the background!
3. If anyone is having a few drinks, vow to be a #DesignatedRider and take an Uber! You know we are always super passionate about partying πŸ˜‰ but we are also passionate about Uber’s initiative to reduce drinking & driving and keep the roads safe on game day!
Hope you all have had the most fun weekend ever. Time to relax, sit back & enjoy the halftime show. Oh, and the game!Β 
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