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Stairway Gallery Wall

You may already know that the back stairwell in our house is one of my very favorite things about our home, it reminds me of my grandparents house growing up, and of course, Home Alone! ๐Ÿ˜‰ We are so excited to be sharing our new gallery wall that we hung in partnership with Framebridge, it has totally livened up the space & made it feel so cozy!

Here is a before shot of the kitchen I took earlier this Spring:

And here is the new gallery wall!!

 

It was so fun picking out photos for this space because we wanted to keep it super informal & eclectic, and use photos that mean something to us. My favorite is the family photo that Harper drew of us, she was so proud to see it hanging on the wall! Hanging kids artwork in frames is so fun & will be cherished forever, a perfect mother’s day gift if you are still shopping!! We also framed a bunch of our favorite Instagrams and the most darling custom watercolor of our family done by Sophie & Lili.ย I wanted to stick with a few of the same frames to keep it somewhat cohesive, I mostly used the Irvine Slim (white), Mercer (black), Sonoma (wood) and theย new Camden (gold).

I can’t wait to add more to the wall & eventually take itย all the way up the stairs!

You can use coupon code GARVINANDCO15 for 15% off your next custom framing order from Framebridge. You can mail in items, such asย prints, recipe cards, or even your kids artwork, or you can upload a digital file to have them print & frame!

Happy Friday & Cinco de Mayo, friends!! XO

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Claire’s Room

We have really been trying to stick to the “one room at a time” rule since we moved into our houseย late last Summer.ย We finally got around to finishing Claire’s room & I am so excited to share some photos. We started with painting the room, I knew we wanted a soft sage/mint color, and we ended up going with Gray Embrace by Valspar. I am obsessed with the color, and we decided that we are going to use it in our downstairs powder bath that we are tackling this weekend!

Most of her stuff was from her old nursery, we used Ellie’s old crib sheet, a neon heart print that I have had forever but just wasn’t sure where to hang it & added a few new accessories like the fun swan on the wall! I plan to still add a few things to the walls and have a fun pom mobile to hang from the ceiling by the chair, but love how cozy & fun it is, perfect for little Bear Claire!

She loves to stuff her blankets & toys in these baskets and pull them back out again, or just sit on the floor and play with her sound machine for half an hour. As we inch our way closer to two years old, this little girl has just gotten sweeter by the day. And she is looking so much more like Harper lately, don’t you think?!

Hope you enjoyed the room & maybe gained a bit of inspiration for a room in your home – currently craving all the green walls!! Happy Monday!! XO

 

Sources: Crib // Crib Sheet // Rainbow Pillow // Swan Head Wall Decor // Neon Heart Print // Baskets // Ballerina Dolls // Curtainsย // World is Your Oyster Print
On the Bookshelf: The Fox Wish // You Belong Here // A Little Princessย // Midsummernights Dream // I Had a Favorite Dress // Triangle
Chair: old from Babies R Us // Dresser: Thrifted // Paint Color: Valspar Gray Embrace

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Mini Indoor Herb Garden

I’ve never had a green thumb, but I was determined at the start of Spring to grow some herbs in our kitchen! It seems like most recipes I make call for some fresh herbs, but when I buy them at the store, I never use them all. I wanted to share this for anyone who is at all intimidated by potting your own, because I am majorly kicking myself for not doing this sooner! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also, obsessed with this cargo dress, so cute for spring (and also practical, because #pockets).

Step 1: Pick your herbs. I grabbed these from Home Depot for about $4 each, and chose the ones I use most often: cilantro, mint, parsley & green onion.

Step 2: Pick your planter. I thought it would be easiest to pot them all together, since I don’t have a window behind my kitchen sink, I knew I might have to move them around the house a bit to catch the best light (currently they live in the dining room or in the laundry room window). I found this pot for under $30 that could hold four small plants & came with the cutest scissors for cutting them! I couldn’t pass it up!

Step 3: Fill the bottom of your planter with about an inch of potting soil. Using a pot of water, dip the entire bottom of the herb in the water, and then snuggle it up inside the planter. Do this for all of the herbs, and top off with a bit of potting soil.

Step 4: Watch them grow! They like lots of light & to be watered whenever the top of the soil feels dry. Or at least that’s what the sweet lady at the store told me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So easy! And we have already used them every night this week. Now if we can only figure out what we are going to plant outside! Let us know if you have any favorites that are easy to keep alive! XO

Scroll to shop sources + more fun planter ideas below.

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