July 14, 2016

Nursery Decor Deets

Thank you for all your wonderful comments about yesterday's nursery reveal. She is one lucky little girl already - especially to be living in the nicest room in the house (apparently this is just the beginning of that dynamic I'm told). In yesterday's Container Stories reveal you got the low down on the room's incredible organizational details. The closet really is a work of art.

So I thought today I'd follow up with the "deets," as we used to say in college, on all of the décor.


Restoration Hardware Dresser
Target Bronze Mirror
Pottery Barn Kids Ceiling Light Fixture
Ballard Designs Glider in peony pink (the matching ottoman is being delivered on Saturday)
Dawn Wolfe Oragami Dress Art
West Elm Drape Hardware
Waverly “Candid Moment Gardenia” Drape Fabric
Benjamin Moore “Moonshine” Paint
Target Side Table Lamp
Target Side Table
Serena & Lily Crib Bedding
DaVinci Jenny Lind Crib
Dash & Albert Rug


July 13, 2016

Nursery Reveal

I know Regan already posted today, but I'm just too excited to share our nursery with you! I had the amazing opportunity to not just work with Kate of Kate Collins Interiors to design the room, but also The Container Store to turn it into organizational nirvana. Here's just a little preview of the room that will welcome baby McB home NEXT WEEK!


For the full reveal, head on over to Container Stories! And check back tomorrow for more details on the design and decor elements that went into the room - including where you can find all the pieces yourself!

What Say You?

I didn't think the day would ever come, but it has...I ordered my first pair of Birkenstocks. 

These copper beauties will be showing up on my doorstep any day now. What say you?

July 12, 2016

The Makings of a Nursery

Sometime this week I'll be revealing baby McB's nursery. And if I do say so myself, thanks to Kate Collins Interiors it turned out pretty amazing. It's EXACTLY what I wanted and more. So while you wait, I thought I'd share just how the final product came to be.

When I shared with Kate what I wanted, I had three things in mind. First, I wanted blue and white gingham sheets. Just because she's a girl doesn't mean baby McB can't have some blue in her life. I have visions of an upholstered twin bed like this in her future.

With that gingham I knew I wanted a bold floral. Nothing says girly like a good floral pattern. I sent the photo below to Kate because the chair fabric definitely spoke to me. 

And last, but not least, I wanted to find a place to fit in this folded paper dress. I'd long thought the similar map versions would be really fun to do in a girl's room, but there wasn't a location that I had a personal connection to...and I have a THING for good penmanship. 

To start the process, Kate put together four inspiration concepts. 

Check back later this week for the final verdict. 

July 11, 2016

Walking Watermelon

Hello readers, it's me Katie. I know, I've been on a major blogging hiatus and my days are waning. With ten to go before baby McB arrives my motivation to do anything but the bare minimum is essentially non-existent.

As the D.C. temps increase, so too does my waist size. The little gummy bear has quickly turned into a full grown watermelon....and to ensure that I hit all the pregnancy clichés, watermelon is ALL I want to eat. Last week I went through three with only a little help from Dr. B.

And since I can't enjoy a nice refreshing gin and tonic or glass of rose like the rest of you, we're getting creative over here with our mocktails. Enter the watermelon mint slushie.

Watermelon Mint Slushie
(Serves 4)
5 cups watermelon cubed and frozen
1 cup coconut water
4 - 7 mint leaves (depending how minty you like things)
2 cups frozen strawberries
Blend in the Vitamix and serve.

July 5, 2016

White to Wear

I'm attending a "white party" at the beginning of August and am on the hunt for a white dress. Since I don't wear white often, I don't want to spend a fortune. Here are some of the dresses I am considering.

These are the two front runners that I have actually ordered.
If neither of these work, round 2 will include these dresses.

I love the low-v and the back detail of this dress, but who knows what it would be like on...

Off the shoulder/strapless isn't a style I would normally choose, but I love the gigantic lace of this dress. 

This one is much more casual, but it looks comfy! 

Which is your favorite?

I also have some friends with white dresses, so I may just end up shopping in one of their closets instead. I'll be sure to do a "What I Wore" post after the party. 

June 30, 2016

Currently Coveting

I love big tortoise shell sunglasses. The bigger the better. When I saw these from D'Blanc, I was immediately smitten. 

Now to find them on sale...