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Setting our Christmas Table with Hearth & Hand from Target

Each year for the holidays I like to add a little bit more to may decor collection.  It’s always fun to add different things here and there to commemorate what was special that year.  This year I am hosting Christmas for the first time at our new home!  Our home isn’t anywhere near being done, but I still want to make it special.  Since we are on a budget (hello, home remodel and a new mortgage!!) I turned to everyone’s favorite store, Target.  

Lucky me, this year they have Hearth & Hand by Magnolia!  I’m sure you are just like me and totally love Joanna & Chip Gaines.  I’ve especially fallen more in love with them since we started remodeling our home.  There are many nights where you will find me in front of the tv, watching Fixer Upper on Hulu working on my computer.  Basically my MO these days!

Well, I also fell in love with their collection they just released for the holidays!  It’s clean, minimal and stylish all in one!  Today I’m sharing some pieces I picked up and how I plan to style them for Christmas.  I am especially thinking it would be pretty for Christmas Day brunch!!

Keep scrolling for all the pretty, and shop my picks at the bottom!

Photos by Corrie Lynn Photography

Let’s just go ahead and start with this AMAZING floral arrangement by Lily of Olive & Blooms!  I told her I didn’t want to go the traditional Christmas route, no poinsettias up in here!  But I wanted whites, greenery and soft pinks.  Plus, I really wanted to add in some cotton because it just screamed Joanna to me… Who doesn’t live their life with the motto WWJD?!  J as in Joanna…  So with this beautiful piece anchoring the table, you know we’re in good shape!

Now, I’ll start with the plates.  I really love them!!!  Hearth & Hand has them in black, green and white.  Obviously I went with the green, but was really torn with the black.  But since I had to get the amazing matte black flatware, I thought some contrast would be nice!  The green is just nice for Christmas also, I can see my family using these plates for years to come!

The glassware is also so fun and timeless.  I purchased the wine glass and tumbler in clear.  They also have a pretty green color, but I figured these were easier and could be used more frequently through-out the year!  I love the pretty detail on them…
  For the pretty details I turned to my friend Courtney from Poppy Jack.  I can always count on her to whip up something clever and fun!  Plus, this girl also has an affinity for Chip & Joanna, she even visited Magnolia last month!!!  Color me jealous…

We decided to do some cute stirrers for the glassware in a wood and white color.  We did holiday themed and Magnolia themed, because it just seemed appropriate!  Shiplap was the first to come to mind…

The white and black cross-stitched napkins are up there as one of my favorite pieces in the Hearth & Hand collection.  I added my own velvet ribbon to each napkin for that special touch and because I’m a little obsessed with velvet right now!

Other little details…  I absolutely adore these little wooden houses in the collection.  Have to say, they are my favorite Hearth & Hand piece!  They are currently on my mantle but I had Courtney from Poppy Jack personalize them to use as place cards!  I love having place cards on the table, especially for a special occasion like Christmas.

These ornaments also made the cut.  But instead of using them on the tree, I’m using them on the table!  They play off the napkins well and add another element to the talbescape.


One last look at this festive Hearth & Hand table…

Since I wont’ have this set up till Christmas Day, I am still going to enjoy these goodies!  So I set them up on my mantle, and really love how it looks!  I even got the boys stockings from the collection too!  How sweet does this set up look?!  

Shop all of my favorites from my table and decor below!!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on November 29, 2017 in BEIJOS PICKS, CHRISTMAS, ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY DECOR, HOLIDAYS, HOME, TABLESCAPES

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At Home with Jessica Hetherington of She and Wolf

One of my favorite Instagram accounts to follow has to be Jessica Hetherington’s, She and Wolf.  Jessica is a mom of two who inspires me to live my life fully and with grace.  She had her second around the same time I had Cruz and I’ve loved seeing how her and her family adjusted so seamlessly to it.  Jessica and her husband Thomas lived in a beautiful home in Montana and recently moved this past summer.  Since then they’ve been living quite the nomadic life and loving it.  Before they left though they shot these photos and are sharing them with us today!  Keep reading to hear more from this beautiful Mama and her adorable family…

Tell us a little bit about you and your family…

We are a little family of four living in nature and close to the mountains in Montana. We’ve lived in San Diego and in NYC so we thought this spot would be a beautiful change. 

Following you and your brood on Instagram this past year you have lead a nomadic life, talk to us about that and why you love it!

I love being outside and it’s so good for our babies too. It instantly resets your mind, body and soul. I love that Goldie and River can see deer right out our window, catch fish in the River and roam in wide open spaces. We definitely love being on the go to experience other types of life too, beach life in San Diego and city life in NYc. The culture and diversity is a great learning experience for Goldie and I figure we have one more year to travel around until she starts kindergarten. So, we’re trying to live it up!

We know you recently moved out of your beautiful Montana home, why was that space so special to you?

The space was so amazing for us because we had just moved away from our teeny tiny apartment in NYC, we loved it there but we were really craving space and nature. We took a trip to Montana for Christmas and found this giant home for almost half the price of our NYC apartment. We were like….done! So many wonderful memories were made in that home. Goldie had her second birthday there, she finished potty training, learned how to fish in our backyard and we had sweet baby River there.  Those first few days there, those memories are priceless. 

River’s nook in your home was so adorable, talk to us about the design of it…

There was kind of this weird closet type space in our bedroom and I thought…a crib would fit perfect and it’s right by our bed. I wanted it to be earthy and bright so I found objects from outside, textured whites and mirrors. I loved it so much. Gosh I miss that little nook!

How has the past year been adding another baby to the family?  How did Goldie adjust?

Adding a second truly rocked my world at first. It was such a huge adjustment for Goldie and I. Goldie was definitely a little jealous and trying to find her place with the new dynamic. She acted out and I had a really hard time dealing with that because I was like…”Goldie don’t do that!” but I knew she was just having a hard time and couldn’t express her feelings in words. But now, now that he smiles, plays and looks at her like she’s the coolest sister on the planet the world seems just right and full of love again. It took a good 6 months though, totally worth the wait :) 

What is your favorite part about being a mom and what is the most challenging?

My favorite is watching River and Goldie love on one another. I feel like, we created these two beaming souls and there’s so much love!!! I want ten of them when I watch them be so sweet with one another, like right now until they fight or make each other cry then I’m like, two, two is good for now haha

The most challenging. Balance. Feeling like I need to give enough to the babies equally, Thomas and me. Let’s not forget me! I used to be the best at self care, now I think….when did I have time to even shave my legs last? It’s all part of the gig though. I think that’s why I love getting outside with my family

So much because we are together, running around, laughing on a natural high together. All the small stuff disappears. 

What is next for you and your family?!

Gosh, we really are not planners but I think we just found a really cool space to rent for the rest of the year. I’ll find out this week and I can’t wait to share. The space has always been a dream of mine!

Can’t wait to see it!!  Thanks so much for sharing with us Jess!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on September 26, 2017 in FAMILY, HOME, LIFESTYLE, NURSERY

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Home Tour – Lauren Peelman

Home tours are probably my absolute favorite posts we do, and this one is a goodie!!  Lauren Peelman is a gorgeous mama living in Northern California with a real swoon worthy Instagram feed.  I love following along and seeing her family and their adventures and I’ve sort of gotten a girl crush on her and her style.  Her home is seriously amazing and this babe of a mom can’t do any wrong when it comes to fashion either.  Keep scrolling to read all about Lauren and her little family with tons of gorgeous photos of them and their home, plus shop some of Lauren’s picks at the bottom of the post!

Photos by Erin Northcutt

Tell us about you and your gorgeous family!

Well, we’re a pretty tight little bunch! I’m Lauren, a stay-at-home mama, living in a small farm town in Central California, with my husband Kenny, and our tractor obsessed son, Holden (4).  He’s our little sunshine boy.

Our days here are simple—usually spent cruising through our family orchards (daily tractor rides for the babe, of course!)  or splashing in the pool!

Your home is so gorgeous!  Where do you find inspiration for it?

 When we [very suddenly] made the decision to move back to my hometown last year, we had actually just finished a new build where we lived previously. Naturally, I took a lot of design attributes of that house and carried them into this home, such as the kitchen design. Because we will be building our forever home on our family ranch in the next few years, we opted to make small changes to the aesthetic design of this house, rather than do a major remodel. We’ve checked a few projects off the list, but we still have plenty of fun ones to  complete. 

As far as outside inspiration, Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors is definitely my designer crush. I love her use of vintage furniture and textiles. Her style is everything! 

What is your favorite room in your home and why?

I think our breakfast nook & informal living room is my favorite space. Not only because that is where we spend most of our time together as a family, but also because I’m a big sucker for natural light, and that area is flooded with it. The slew of french doors was one of the selling points when we bought our home! Gimme all the windows!

You and your husband’s love for each other is undeniable!  How did you two meet?  

We actually met in college! In the Fresno State agriculture department…I was an incoming freshman, he was a [6.5 year…haha] graduating senior.  We were both Agriculture Business majors and had a class together… I asked to borrow a pen, he made fun of me for being a farmer’s daughter [super smooth] and the rest was history! 

We can also tell you and Holden have a very special bond, tell us all about that cutie!!

 We really are attached at the hip.  I’ve been lucky enough to be able to stay at home with him since the he was born, so he really has become my miniature best friend.  He is the happiest little boy, outgoing and strong willed,  but also incredibly sweet. To know him truly is to love him.  He’s a total farm boy, and there’s nothing that makes him happier than a day on the ranch with Daddy.  He can name every piece of farm equipment, and currently insists on wearing a John Deere shirt and jeans, EVERY single day… much to my dismay! ha! 

Something most people don’t know about him is that, he was diagnosed with Craniosynostosis when he was 9 months old and underwent major skull reconstruction surgery the day before his first birthday. Besides the [super cool] zigzagged scar across his head, you’d never know it though. He’s our little craniobaby warrior, and we couldn’t love him more.

One of my favorite rooms in your home is Holden’s!  Tell us about how you designed it…

 Well, I wanted him to have a room that he could grow into and love for years to come [with a few tweaks of course].  I started with the Oeuf Sparrow bed, and his kilim rug from his previous room, and designed from there.  I have always loved mudcloth, so I thought why not have a mud cloth inspired accent wall? I went on to add some vintage pillows, fun artwork, and lots of baskets for toy storage! Actually, since these photos were taken, his room has evolved a bit.  The rest of his furniture came in [nightstand & dresser] that had been backordered for months… I will have to update y’all on Instagram. It’s easily one of my favorite rooms too!

Where are your favorite places to shop for your home?

 I really love small shops, and I try my hardest to support them whenever I can. Boho Pillow is my absolute favorite shop to score beautiful pillows!  I also love to collect things from our travels and incorporate them into our home.  They serve as fun souvenirs of the places we’ve been, while also playing a functional role in our home. I make it a point to head to the Alameda Flea Market whenever I get the chance.  You never know what treasures you’ll find! Of course, it’s not always realistic to shop that way though— World Market, West Elm and Restoration Hardware are some of my go-to big box stores. 

We are huge fans of your personal style too!  Where do you like to shop for yourself?

 Free People, Nordstrom, Madewell & Revolve are probably where the majority of the things in my closet are from.  There is nothing quite like a good boutique though. I run to San Francisco every chance I get!

What are you and your family’s favorite thing to do together on the weekend?

 We spend the majority of our weekends hanging around home or cruising around the ranches.  Bike rides, swimming and long walks are our jam.  We love the lake, so in the summer we run up to our family lake house every chance we get!  Our little town is only about an hour and a half away from the bay area also, so we definitely love the fact that we can escape the valley and go explore San Francisco as often as we like. Go Giants!

What’s next for the Peelman klan?  

 You know, that’s a good question! Right now we’re just enjoying each other and this chapter of our lives.  Whatever the future holds, I guess we’ll have to wait and see :)

Thank you Lauren for letting us take a peek inside your beautiful home Lauren!!  Shop the post below!

xx

Jacquelyn

 

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By on August 22, 2017 in HOME, HOME TOUR, INTERIOR

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Beijos Best

Did you catch our home tour with animator and author Liz Climo last week?!  Well, if not, you can check it out here!  If you saw it, then you are probably still thinking about it like us!  If that’s the case, today is your lucky day!  Liz shared a few of the sources to the amazing pieces in her home and we are sharing them with you!

There were so many amazing details and pieces we love in her home.  We found pieces at Amazon, Target, West Elm, IKEA and Crate & Barrel!!  You can shop the post below!  Thanks again to Liz for letting us take a peek inside her home and sharing all of her amazing sources!

xx

Jacquelyn

 

 

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By on May 21, 2017 in BEIJOS BEST, HOME, HOME TOUR, INTERIOR, SHOPPING

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Home Tour – Liz Climo

I’ve been so excited to share this home tour with you all, and today is the day!!  Today we are sharing the Los Angeles home of Liz Climo, a talented animator for “The Simpsons” and also an author and illustrator.  Liz’s home that she shares with her husband and daughter is full of life and color, just like her work, and the minute I saw it I knew we had to share it on the blog.  She was nice enough to let us into her home and to tell us all about her life and career.  I always love our home tours, they are sort of a look inside these creative and inspiring women that you normally don’t see.  Now let’s take a look at all the beautiful photos by the talented Heather Kincaid.

Tell us a little bit about you, your family and where you live!

I’m originally from the Silicon Valley, and moved to Los Angeles about 13 years ago when I got my job on “The Simpsons.” I’ve lived in a few different neighborhoods since moving here, but finally settled in a little LA suburb called Eagle Rock – a great neighborhood right at the edge of the city, with close proximity to all its amenities but with a small town feel. My family and I love it because there are tons of great restaurants and family-friendly activities, so we spend a lot of time walking around town to get pretty much wherever we need to go.

How did you get involved in animation?

Growing up, I always loved to draw and knew I wanted to do it someday for a living. I used to sit on my grandparents’ couch and read their  “The Far Side” desk calendar cover-to-cover whenever we had a family visit, and I’d keep sketch books where I’d do my own comics and drawings (I wish I still had those!) After high school, I went to San Jose State to pursue a degree in animation and illustration, but unfortunately my portfolio was rejected from the school’s program. Unsure of my next move, I applied for a job on The Simpsons, and miraculously was hired! I LOVED the show and was really familiar with the acting and drawing style, so I think that really helped. I even had a cardboard cutout of Homer in my bedroom when I was in college. I was a total super fan, getting a job on the show was a dream come true for me. I found out I was hired on a Friday and moved to LA that same weekend, on my 23rd birthday, and have been here working in animation ever since.

What’s it like working on a show as iconic as The Simpsons?

I still remember walking through the hall my first day of work and thinking “Is this really happening?” There are people there who have been working on the show since the first season (nearly 30 years ago!) I have to remind myself sometimes how special it is, since I’ve been there such a long time now. Whenever I watch an old favorite episode that I loved as a kid, or see my name in the credits, I’m still like – Oh yeah! I totally work on that show!

Tell us about being an author and illustrator and what inspires your work…

My career as an author and illustrator is very different from my work thus far in animation. I’m still pretty new to it and getting my footing. My particular job in animation (storyboard revisions) is pretty technical, and I’m mostly just making poses work and drawing the characters properly (or “on model”). I really enjoy it, but it doesn’t involve writing or creating new characters. As an author, I’m coming up with stories and worlds and it’s very challenging, but also really exciting. I’m constantly inspired by my friends and family, or just people out in the world. I love watching how people interact.

What is your favorite of the books you have written?

I am really proud of my first Rory the Dinosaur book. It was my first children’s book, and I honestly had no idea what I was doing when I wrote it. But in a way, it felt like a story that had been waiting to come out for a while and felt really natural to write. I certainly don’t look at it now and think “This is great! It’s perfect!!” but it feels very honest and special to me. My grandmother also wrote children’s books, and my mother was a very talented artist who encouraged me to pursue a career in art. I felt like this book would have made them proud, and the fact that it’s dedicated to my daughter makes it even more special to me.

How does your creative career reflect in the way you design your home?

I think my interest in interior decor started around the time that I started working from home, when my daughter was born. It was a combination of wanting to improve the look of my house (since I’m here all day!) and also create a space that makes me feel inspired. I need things to be neat and organized, or I feel really overwhelmed, and I think that influences my space a lot. It’s also really important to me that every corner/area of my house makes me happy. A lot of my friends tease me because my house is always pretty tidy (I’m basically Monica from “Friends”) but it really helps me to think clearly and feel happy.

What is your favorite room in your home and why?

My daughter’s room is my favorite, and has been since the first time I saw the house. It has that cute little porch off the back, and when I saw it I thought – I would have loved having this when I was a kid! We spend a lot of time out there, it’s basically like an outdoor playroom. I had a lot of fun decorating her room, and actually the first item I bought for the house (once we found out we owned it) is hanging in her room – a little needlepoint with a bird saying “This must be the place.” It’s a line from a Talking Heads song that always reminds me of my mom, called “Home”.

Where are your favorite places to shop for your home?

TARGET. Oh, how I love Target! But I’m also a big fan of West Elm, CB2, Room & Board, and Design Within Reach (that last one’s mostly just window shopping, though!) There are also a couple little boutiques near our house that I love, called Acorn and Matters of Space. Also, we’re pretty spoiled because my father in law builds custom furniture, and we have a few beautiful pieces from him – like our gorgeous kitchen island, which he built using old barn wood.

How would you describe your style in three words

Eclectic, modern & rustic!

How do you and your family send most of your time at home together?

When it’s not too hot, we like spending time down on our porch. When we’re feeling like hermits, we like going down into the basement, which is our office area but also sort of like a den. We have a projector down there so we’ll watch movies on the weekends a lot. Right now, the Trolls Movie is on an infinite loop (my 3 1/2 yr old’s current favorite).

Talk to us about having a successful career and being a mom, the struggles and the triumphs

It’s hard. There’s always somewhere I feel like I should be putting more of my energy, like if I get good news about a book deal I wonder if I’m not focusing on my daughter enough, or if I make a choice to spend more time on myself or my family I worry I’m not doing everything I can to better myself in my career. It’s a balancing act, to say the least. And if you like your house tidy like I do, and also have a 3 1/2 yr old, well then it’s just impossible. But then I just remember not to put so much pressure on myself. I just want to do work that I’m proud of and be a good mom & friend/partner. I’m motivated by the idea that my daughter could be proud of me someday, the way I feel proud of all of the incredible, hardworking women I had as role models growing up.

Thank you so much for letting us into your beautiful home Liz!  

We have more home tours coming soon!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on May 17, 2017 in HOME, HOME TOUR, INTERIOR

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