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3 Ways To Put A Little Love In Your Home For Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start to bring all the pinks and hearts into your home. Of course, this means the holiday decorations have been put away, right? Ok, kind of a funny story, but Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday. Give me all the hearts, mushy movies, and pink inspired food + cocktails. I bet you probably think I’m one mush pot of emotions and a sappy, sensitive, and a warm-hearted soul, right? Nope, I just like all the pink in the house. Ha! (wink, wink)

When it comes to decorating for any holiday especially an all pink themed holiday like Valentine’s day, I like to have it flow with the rest of my house. And, it is effortless to do! I took three interior pieces that you all may have in your home and geared them towards Valentine’s Day. See three ways how you can add a little love to your home just in time for Valentine’s Day. 

Photos by Jessica Erickson

Ok, let’s start with my favorite! You might remember our spotlight on Gather & Mill located in Grass Valley, Ca. You could see it here if you missed it. One of the things I was so in love with was black and white weaving that Cassidy Fisher from The Northern Craft made. I needed one ASAP in my house. I had the perfect spot for one of her pieces too in my entryway. This is where you can use tones of blush, pinks, and creams and still have it flow with the rest of your house. As you can see it fits right at home! Doesn’t it just scream, “I’m the perfect Valentines Day piece!”. That’s what mine says at least! So to recap, incorporate the colors of Valentine’s Day into wall decor, whatever that be weavings, art prints, or even your children’s art drawings. 

The second way to bring the love into the home is to add some heart (the symbol that is). This can be thru art prints you style on your bookshelf, or even replacing some photographs you have on your wall already. Another idea is to frame an adorable card that you love and set that on top of some stacked books. Little touches around the house make a more significant impact then you think. For me, I added a heart plate from The Little Market into my cutting board display on top of my kitchen counters. See how a little touch can make the difference? Add some flowers next to it, and you have yourself one sweet little kitchen counter situation. 

Lastly, let’s talk kitchen towels. This is probably the most common way to incorporate holiday decoration into your home. My mother and grandmother always gave us holiday towels ever since I moved out in college. This still sits with me as part of my decoration routine. Change out the kitchen towels. You can get crazy and change out your bathroom towels. But one step at a time.

The Little Market has the best collection of hand and bath towels. I fell in love with their towels and they have made their way into my kitchen and even my bathrooms. And yes, as decorative towels! If you aren’t on team decorative towel, there are plenty of towels that you can touch and use for its sole purpose that are super cute as well! See some in my shopping guide below.

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By on January 19, 2018 in Beijos Interiors, HOLIDAY DECOR, HOLIDAYS, VALENTINE’S DAY


A Boho/Mid Century Winter White Celebration to Ring in the New Year

We’ve got one last celebration for you before we say so long to 2017!  I’ve been wanting to do a winter white themed dinner party for some time now, and this was the year.  Furthermore, it was the perfect excuse to gather a few of our friends, make something pretty, and celebrate!  I teamed up with Carissa from JL Designs and our mid century/boho dreams came to life.

One of the best things about the holidays is gathering your friends and celebrating, we did just that.  A few of us ladies got together and ate and drank and just had fun, in a beautiful setting.  It was perfect and I wish we did it more often.  This dinner party is the perfect inspiration for a NYE bash as well!  

So get your pin button ready, because it’s about to get good…

Photos by the talented Mike Radford

This shoot is also featured on Inspired By This today!

Kicking it off with the invite of course…  River & Bridge created this beautiful suite for the menu and invite and A Fabulous Fete handled the calligraphy.  I love the simplicity and the modern feel of it all, and it complimented our winter white theme perfectly…

My sweet friend Carissa did the gorgeous flowers, using different blooms in white with pretty greenery.  This girl makes magic with florals!  Did I mention that she’s just one of the best people ever too?!  It’s always a good time with her!  Love her so much!!

Carissa and I used items from our own collections at home to set the table.  It’s amazing what a few designers can come up with together!  And it’s a good thing both of us have a love for white and gold!!  Most of the items are still available and I linked to them at the bottom of this post…

Every dinner should have long taper candles, it just makes it more magical!

I love the way the menus by River & Bridge and the place cards by A Fabulous Fete complimented the table.  We just added a sprig of Winter greenery to dress it up a bit!

Now, onto the best part… The food and drinks!!!

Colette’s Catering spoiled us yet again with a delicious holiday themed menu.  First they served a winter kale salad that had the most delicious vinaigrette.  In addition to that deliciousness, we had butternut squash tortellini and braised short ribs… YUM!!!

Of course we had the One Hope flowing this night!  Since it’s all of our absolute favorite!  Rosé and Champs are always a must for a celebration with the ladies!!

Finally, there has to be a dessert to finish it all off!  Beverly’s Bakery made the cutest mid century winter white themed cake, and it was as yummy as it looks!!

Such a fun night with such amazing friends!!!

Cheers to another amazing year!!!!  Can’t wait to share more in 2018!!!!



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She’s Magic, That One! – An All Glitter NYE Bash

In the midst of all this fun holiday content, we had to throw in some glitter for New Year’s Eve. Believe it or not, it will be here before you know it. We love throwing and creating magic when it comes to New Years Eve celebrations. And well, this one is pure magic. New Year’s Eve is all about celebrating the new year to come, and when it comes to little girls… the only way to celebrate is with lots of candy, sparkles from head to toe, and glitter dance parties. 

As we say goodbye to 2017, we are so excited to see what 2018 will bring us. We head into a full list of pretty we want to create, and we know that we can’t make any of that happen without the creative vendors we work with. A big thank you to all the vendors that we call dear friends and let us create and inspire. 2018, we are coming for ya! 

Want more glitter and sparkle? Head on over to 100 Layer Cake-let!

Photos by Julie Cahill

This little par-tay was all about glitter and sparkles, and it’s in every detail, cause what little girl doesn’t love sparkle? New Year’s Eve is all about letting it all out, and oh boy did these girls party it up! Every bash starts with the announcement to let you know of the fun headed your way. Our pal, Meghann Miniello created some magic of her own with this vintage vibe invite. And check out her mirrored signage as you read thru the post!

Now, let’s talk table decor, shall we? I had this idea about confetti filled placemats when I was dreaming up this shoot. The Confetti Bar, made exactly what I was thinking, and it makes the table sparkle, don’t you think! Confetti filled placemats for 2018? I think so!

If you’re looking for a place that you can create custom and personalized table decor and everything party wise all in one shop, then Beau-Coup is the place to find it all. I love this online store as they are very affordable and you can get large quanties.


No party is complete without flowers. We love them; you love them. They are a must. And, Jennifer from Busy Bee’s Floral Design created her own magic with this natural color toned arrangement for the table. 

Every party needs SUGAR! The table and floors were filled with it! You bet they got their hands on all that Marini’s taffy and gemstone rock candy from Lucitini Cakes. And the sugar doesn’t stop there. Fresh caramel apples from Marini’s Candies were the cherry on top for these ladies. All this sugar naturally led to a dance party!

Tu-tu cute!

A little girl needs a little sparkle right? Madison from Beauty by M, came and dolled up these girls, and I have to say I was a bit jealous I didn’t get any glitter. Every little girl’s dream wardrobe right here! A wardrobe rack filled with endless glitter dresses and rompers from Rainey’s Closet for the girls to pick from. Totally jealous again! These TuTu de Monde dresses are so dreamy, but they can be a little bit of an investment for you. But, Rainey’s Closet rents out all this pretty plus more for any special occasion. Genius idea!

I mean CMON! Dying! 

Gunner + Lux Disco Dance Club Necklaces and Custom Headbands from David and Leanna completed this New Year’s party attire. 


We ended our little bash like every New Year’s Eve party should end, in full floral + glitter bomb. I think these girls could have spent all day throwing glitter and flowers in the air. So fun! And kinda hilarious, when we told them they could do so. All girls looked straight to their moms for confirmation that this was ok. 

“So you are saying its ok to make a mess?”

Yes, little one. It is! 

She’s magic, that one! 







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A Holly Jolly Christmas Playdate full of Fun for the Kids

We are on the one week countdown to Christmas my friends!!!  I can’t believe it’s come so fast!!  In the midst of the holiday madness we found time to have a Christmas playdate, you know how we roll…  This one is full of holiday cheer and cuteness from the little ones and lots of inspiration!!  With a little bit of Christmas nostalgia mixed with some modern fun it has holly & jolly written all over it!!

I have to say, this year has been a good one.  We’ve teamed up with so many amazing vendors, especially our friends at Wild Child.  These ladies have been so awesome to work and collaborate with.  We’ve made so much magic in 2017, I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings to the table!!  Now on to the Christmas fun…

This cuteness is also featured today on 100LayerCakelet

Photos by Alison Bernier

Tis the season for some FUN!  That’s what I want my kids to think this time of year!  With all of the stress the holidays bring to us adults, it’s nice to take out time and just have fun with our little ones.  Seeing their little eyes light up and get excited is what the holidays are about to me.  Poppy Jack nailed it with this invite, like she always does…

Now, on to the cuteness!!  Starting with this brother sister duo… Big brother Henley sure loves little sis Harlow!

And how about these cuties?!  All of the girls are in the most darling clothing line, Numi Kids!  I can’t get over how sweet their collection is… And accessorized to a T by The Daydream Republic, with velvet bows, necklaces, bracelets and rings!  We have Reyna, Avalon, Edie and little Harlow again…

My little guys Court & Cruz had to make an appearance of course!  Harlow thinks Cruz is her baby, she never passes a chance to pick him up… Not to sure how he feels about it, haha!

For the table, like I said, I wanted a mix of vintage nostalgia with a modern twist.  Wild Child has the most beautiful iridescent plates by Meri Meri that were so fun to play with!  They also have an amazing collection of bottle brush trees that are very festive!  We added Shop Bando’s disco ball cups, some fun iridescent confetti, greenery and florals, and there you have it!

Seriously, give me all the bottle brush trees!!

The beautiful wreaths and garlands were created by Olive & Blooms, she added that quintessential Christmas touch that we needed.

On to the amazing desserts by Sweet & Saucy Shop…  It doesn’t get much more festive than this!  A Reindeer cake, wreath macarons and Christmas tree cupcakes!  The sweetest sweets!

Now back to the fun!  All the little ones at the party had a blast munching on treats and gabbing away!  I love how this age they just talk, talk, talk… The things they say are seriously hilarious and you see them becoming little people!!

I had to add this totally awkward photo because I think it’s hilarious, haha!!  Court with his arms around two ladies, and Harlow looks really comfortable with it, haha!!

We ended our playdate with reindeer ears for each little lady by The Daydream Republic.  Such a sweet parting gift for the girls for them to wear all season long!!

And this last photo just doesn’t get any sweeter!

Yay for Christmas and all that comes with it!  Especially the sweet times with our little ones… 



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Gingerbread Tree Decorating With My Little Lady

This time of the year can get crazy… like real crazy. It seems like anything, and everything will occur, and all at the same time. I always say, next year I’m gonna be more prepared. But, tis’ the season, right? But one thing that must always occur during the holidays is BAKING! I started this tradition with my daughter last year, and I sure hope she will allow it to continue through her older years. My husband will take my son and go do “boy” stuff, and it leaves us ladies with a peaceful, quiet house for gingerbread tree decorating and girl chat. Side note, when did the boy crushes start so early??! Second grade?!?!! I’m so in trouble with this little one. 

Photos by Erin Milnik Photography

Here are the essentials that I used for decorating our gingerbread trees!


Gingerbread Cookie Mix
Rolling Pin
Fondant Cutter Set

Edible Paint 
Edible Glitter
Fondant Cut Outs

I used fondant cause I wanted a clean white background to allow all the sparkle and glitter to show up. I played around with without it, and you couldn’t see anything on the gingerbread cookie surface. 


To make the day, even more, fun, I got Dylan and I new fun aprons that I’m obsessed with! Especially the colors, and the best part… on Amazon and Etsy! Check them out here and here.

Now, for the fun part! I created tree shapes in various sizes, and then baked the dough according to the package. When cooled, I took my sharp knife and created a more sharp-edged cookie by trimming off the sides. Next, I rolled out the fondant and placed on top of the cookie. I set the fondant on a clean hard surface and then put the cookie on top. Take your knife and cut along each edge. This creates a perfect layer on top of your cookie. 

Oh, and please ignore my root situation. It has been resolved thanks to my favorite sister. :) 


Now for the fun part! There is no rhyme or reason for decorating, this is all you! This, of course, is my daughters’ favorite part. Use your glitter, edible paint, crushed up gingerbread cookie, and fondant flower cut-outs! 


A morning filled with so much laughter and silliness is just what the holidays are about! And of course, sneaking in a few bites of gingerbread yumminess. 

Here are the final results! I do have to say they came out pretty darn cute!

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