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Happy Monday! How was everyone’s weekend? Flew by too fast for me, as it always does. Last week, we did our Real Talk, and let you in on some fun news that Jacquelyn and I were getting to design our kitchens in our new homes this year. We are both so eager to start this process of creating our new space. It all starts with the most important room – the kitchen. The area where you gather around the most, where you entertain, talk about your day over dinner, the place you probably make the most memories. This was important for us to produce an atmosphere we would love to spend time in for years to come. Today we are giving you a little peek of what these rooms will soon look like. We can’t wait to show you the final product! Till then, we will share and document the process through our Instagram Story.

Let’s start with Jacquelyn’s Inspiration!

When we closed escrow on our new home earlier this year I was beyond thrilled but totally not prepared for all of the big decisions I was going to have to make.  We decided to redo our kitchen before moving into the house because we didn’t want to deal with all the mess while in there. We are also taking out a wall, which is a whole other story!

I’ve been pinning ideas for my kitchen for years, but when the time came to design my own, it was very daunting. My husband has had to bug me to make decisions or even go look at things; I think I was a little apprehensive about making such permanent decisions. Plus, I’m so busy with my day too, I guess I was worried about adding more to my plate.

At first, I wanted to go in the direction of doing more modern beach wood cabinets. I still love the idea and look, but ultimately a few things changed my mind. One, I was worried I would get sick of them and they would just be a fad. Two, they aren’t in stock and would take 8-10 weeks to deliver, this isn’t a huge deal but would slow down our moving process quite a bit. And three, I was worried they wouldn’t match the wood flooring we are doing, and once everything was installed, I would feel regretful.

Ultimately I decided on classic white cabinets, they’ll never go out of style, and my kitchen will always look nice and bright! Plus, they are in stock which is a huge factor! Haha! We are also doing a large island with leather bar stools. The island will be a granite with a Carrera marble look, and the countertops will be granite with a dark cement look. We plan on doing a white glossy subway tile backsplash and a Portuguese inspired tile behind the stove.

The main elements we love are clean white with some natural wood and blue Portuguese tile.  I’m really hoping it all comes together well and my vision works. It’s exciting and scary all at once, and I can’t wait to share the outcome with you!

Now for Abby’s Inspiration!

We are moving into a division in Rocklin, Ca that is called Whitney Ranch. This procedure is a tad bit different than buying a house already built, and even building a custom home on your terms. How it works is we picked the style of home from three different options. It ranges from classic to the Spanish style- which we picked. Inside the home, you already have the layout designed. It is your job to pick out all the design elements of the home in their design centers. We haven’t gotten to that part of the process yet, and I do have to say I’m a bit nervous if I’m speaking honestly. What if they don’t have the precise tile I want? Or what if I want the built in to go here and not there? It is so much to think about, and you want everything to be perfect. I mean this is probably one of the only times, well pretty much the only time that I will be able to design my home from top to bottom. March is when we start the process, so till then, I’m gathering all my ideas together.

The kitchen. The most important room in our home for our family. It is where we spend the majority of our time with each other. The kids are at the age where they have homework, so we are always at the kitchen table, soon to be island doing our homework. I love to cook dinner with them and have them hanging out near me. We always sit down together for dinner and take turns talking about our day. If one of us isn’t there and able to speak on the phone, we FaceTime them to include them. It’s something we have been able to keep going with my husband already up in Sacramento.

SO what is this kitchen going to be? For sure, I know that we will have all white walls. No doubt there. I didn’t want to do straight white cabinets cause that would just be too much white for me. We love the look of a cabinet with a little hint of grayish green in it. My husband was shocked when I showed him the color. I don’t actually play with any other colors in the house besides black and white. But this pop of color will be a great contrast to the rattan that I want to carry thru the house. I’m so in love with rattan. We will have rattan lighting above the dinner table and perhaps above the kitchen island. That is still out for debate. My husband isn’t a huge fan, so I have to pick and choose my battles. Shouldn’t he just say, “Do whatever you want love?” In a dream world, I suppose. Ha!

With the cabinets an off color, and white walls, we are going simple with the backsplash, a beautiful clean subway tile. The island will be a white stone top with hints of gray to bring out the cabinet color. We are doing light floors this time around. At our old home, we did a very dark color, and we didn’t like it at all. Once the kids and the pets were around, it was dust city. You could see everything, and I was finding myself sweeping at least three times a day. I’m excited to get some light blonde wood tile in there. We saw this wood like tile at one of the model homes, and it was durable, clean, and requires less maintenance than dark hardwood floors. Lastly, adding wooden elements into the mix with open shelving, and areas to display all my glassware and dishes. I have collected quite a lot through these years with the blog content. Don’t forget the bright colored runner that will make its way into the kitchen as well for that fun pop of color. I have been looking for the perfect one these days, quite the challenge to find it. I know she is out there somewhere!

What do you guys think? We would love to hear your thoughts!

xx

Abby

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By on February 27, 2017 in Beijos Interiors, BEIJOS PICKS, BEIJOS VIBES, E-CELEBRATE, INTERIOR, Mood Board Monday

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New Years Brunch with Lulu & Georgia

Now that Christmas is officially over there’s only one way to deal with our heartache…. Start making New Years plans!!!!  That’s right, 2017 is coming up and we’ve got you covered this week with tons of inspiration!!  Starting with this amazing New Years Brunch with Lulu & Georgia.  I was lucky enough to style and design the first birthday party of Vivian Mae, the daughter of Lulu & Georgia CEO Sara Brenner earlier this year.  I loved working with Sara so much I had to reach out to see if she would be up for some fun styled shoots.  Lucky for me, she was!

The idea of a New Years Brunch with my girlfriends just makes me smile!  After a night out of debauchery, spending the day lounging with your gal pals drinking mimosas sounds like heaven!  I had the best team of vendors on this one and I’m thrilled to have it featured on Glitter Guide today!  Keep scrolling to see all of the pretty details and get inspired to host a fab New Years brunch of your own!!  You’re gonna flip over all of the amazing Lulu & Georgia goodies!!

Photos by the talented Heather Kincaid

What pieces and details brought this party to life? 

 I have been a huge fan of the Elodie collection from Lulu & Georgia and Glitter Guide since the minute I saw it.  I love the mix of colors and print and thought it would be the perfect inspiration for this gathering at home!  I mean, who wouldn’t love to have that rug in their home?!  All of the vendors involved had so much fun creating pieces inspired by the Elodie, I especially love the invite Twinkle & Toast created that used the print and colors perfectly!

We love the concept of a New Year’s Day brunch! What inspired this type of holiday celebration?

I love it too!  NYE is always an amazing celebration but I like to keep the party going and love the idea of having a girls slumber party with fun festivities to continue the next morning!  Plus, we all could use a little hair of the dog the day after such a fun filled cocktail infused night out :)  And lastly, you want to start the new year off right with close friends and fun times, so this is just how you do that!

How gorgeous are the flowers by Bloom Babes?!  They go with the whole color scheme so well and they are exactly what you want to see to kick off a new year!

Tell us about the menu! 

I love brunch foods, to me that’s the best meal of the day!  So for the menu I had to have something delicious but pretty as well!  There is an array of sweet and salty, which is also important to appease everyone’s taste buds.  Plus, some good hang over options for the ladies who had a little too much fun the night before

Custom menus, resolution cards, and really rad copper place cards by Twinkle & Toast.  Also, loving the custom cocktail stirrers from The Roc Shop!

What are three things every holiday party has to have? 

Good food, yummy cocktails and festive friends!

How did you settle on that pretty pink color palette for the party? 

I wanted something different for this NY celebration.  New Years tends to be all about black, gold and white but I wanted something different!  I love the idea of having a girls get together with these pretty hues and that soft pink really stole my heart!  The pretty pink Lulu & Georgia settee played off the colors of the Elodie rug so well and I just love the way it all turned out!

Now let’s get our models in here, who really know how to party!!  Especially when some One Hope champs is involved!  Bottoms up!

Best brunch playlist: go!

I’m really feeling the new Bruno Mars album and gotta have some Bieber!!

All of our models are keeping cozy in Show Me Your Mumu and looking pretty thanks to Fiore Beauty, and genetics of course ;)

Do you have any stress-free party-planning tips to share? 

Do as much as you can the day before… Pre prep food, set up your home for everything you can, all of that tedious stuff.  The less you have to do the day of the more you can enjoy yourself and have fun!  Which is what planning and throwing an event is all about.

What are your New Year resolution for 2017? 

Something I want to focus on is more time on myself, whether it’s working out, resting, reading more books.  Just finding time for me and taking care of myself!

Hope you enjoyed this New Years Brunch with Lulu & Georgia as much as we did!!  Now go out and plan that brunch and make it a dreamy affair like this one!

xx

Jacquelyn

Vendors:

Design & Styling – Beijos Events
Furniture/Tabletop/Decor – Lulu & Georgia
Photographer – Heather Kincaid
Florals – Bloom Babes
Paper Goods – Twinkle & Toast
Hair & Makeup – Fiore Beauty
Wardrobe – Show Me Your Mumu
Champagne – One Hope
Cocktail Stirrers – The Roc Shop

Models:

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By on December 26, 2016 in BRUNCH, HOLIDAYS, HOME, INTERIOR, LIFESTYLE, STYLED BY BEIJOS, STYLED SHOOTS

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Styling your Home with Flowers for the Holidays

Christmas is this weekend and I want to make sure my homes (and yours!) is ready for all of the festivities!!  This year I’m styling my home with flowers for the holidays and teaching you how as well!  We often use flowers in events, it really is the easiest and prettiest way to beautify a space or setting.  What better way to make your home look amazing for the holidays than that?!  And I’m not just talking about your basic poinsettias people, I Beijo-fied these arrangements with the help of Honey Comb Affair.  I also threw in some fun LH Calligraphy goodies that are must haves any time of year!  Keep reading to see all of the pretty!

Photos by Megan Welker

The first place I floralized is the fireplace!  Now this is the focal point of the home, especially over the holidays.  I used this print from LH Calligraphy and framed it to add some merry cheer.  When thinking about the flowers I knew I didn’t want your basic Christmas florals.  I definitely wanted to think outside the box with a more bohemian feel, I sent Christy from Honey Comb Affair inspiration photos and she nailed it!!  Isn’t it refreshing to see something pretty and alive in your home like these gorgeous blooms?  Especially somewhere unexpected like the fireplace!

Here’s a little bit from Christy of Honey Comb Affair

“It was a fresh new twist on the Christmas color and texture, especially when it came to the greenery.
Instead of the standard winter greens, I used different varieties of eucalyptus, pods and birch twigs. The Flowers included red charm peonies, burgundy scabiosa, Amaranthus, and the protea flower for the ultimate boho feel. “

Next stop on our floral tour… The bar cart!!  Now, that’s my focal point, haha!  After being pregnant throughout the holidays last year you best believe I’m having some cocktails this year!  Having a little bit of a pop on your bar cart is important, it adds some color and looks pretty at the same time.  We love using loose blooms as well as arrangements when we style events, so take a couple and place them places in your home.  For the bar cart I placed some on a tray with glassware!  Add in some of our favorite One Hope Wine sparkly bottles and some LH Calligraphy accessories and you are good to go!

Loving the coasters and stir sticks for the holidays!!!

Last up, the coffee table!  Everyone gathers around this spot, so you better have it dressed up for the holiday season!  This is the no brainer of floralizing, the coffee table always needs some love…  Plus, they are pretty for you to have at home while you’re addressing all of those Christmas cards.  If you’re like me you are just getting them out this week, yikes!!  So when you’re feeling like you’re behind in the game it’s nice to have something pretty to look at!

Love these gorgeous cards!!

So there you have it, styling your home for the holidays has never been so easy!  Now go out there and have your home be the talk of the town this season!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on December 22, 2016 in CHRISTMAS, FLORALS, HOLIDAY DECOR, HOLIDAYS, HOME, INTERIOR

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Beijos Nursery – Cruz John

I can’t believe our little Cruz John will be 4 months in a few weeks, the time is going by fast and I’m really trying to take in each moment.  Today I get to share his nursery with you where him and I spend most of our time together.  My husband and I have been looking to move for the past year and I hadn’t really planned on designing a nursery for Cruz.  I just thought I didn’t really want to put the time and money into it if we were going to move.  But as time wore on and his impending arrival inched closer I had a change of heart.  I wanted him to have a room to come home to, and that was that.  So come June (two months before his arrival) I decided to go for it!!  I am so happy that I did, the outcome is everything I dreamed of and more.  Plus, Cruz has his perfect little nook in our home to call his own!

Cruz’s nursery was featured on Glitter Guide last week, but we are sharing all of the details today here on Beijos Blog.  So keep scrolling to read more and to see all the pretty photos by Megan Welker, who else would I have document my family?!  Love her!

We have Cruz’s nursery in what used to be our office nook.  It’s a small room that is an extension to our master bedroom, really the best place for him!  We currently live in a  2 story town home with 2 bedrooms upstairs and 1 downstairs.  Big brother Court is in the other bedroom upstairs and we use our downstairs room as a guest room for our parents and family when they visit from Northern California.  The office space was our only option really as we couldn’t have either of our boys downstairs and that far from us.  Honestly it turned out to be the perfect space to set up his nursery.  He currently sleeps in his bassinet right next to our bed but it’s nice to easily walk a few feet to change him or feed him in the middle of the night.

The first piece to the puzzle of this nursery was definitely the Palm Tree wallpaper mural from Kawaiian Lion.   I knew I wanted a statement wallpaper in the nursery and I tossed the idea around of a few others but this Too Palmy Wallpaper from Kawaiian Lion was just perfect for us.  We spend so much time as a family at the beach, our house is just about a half mile away so it’s really one of our favorite places.  Plus it creates the perfect scene to welcome our new guy into our home.  I love the colors and the calm and serene mood it sets in his room.

Next I had to have a great piece for the dresser/changing table.  For this I went with West Elm, who I also went with for my older son Court’s room.  I love this mid century style dresser and I know it is a piece he can have for years to come.

I also definitely wanted a good gallery wall, and had a few vendors in mind for it!  I love Daniella Manini’s amazing creations, she is such a talented artist.  I used quite a few of her prints in Cruz’s room, they have the perfect mix of a modern and beachy feel that I love.

Another piece to the gallery wall that I have really fallen in love with is the jersey macrame hanging from Robyn Parker.  I discovered Robyn from our home tour of Katie Stauffer earlier this year when I saw the piece she created for her.  Needless to say I fell in love and had to have one for myself!  I sent Robyn an image of the wallpaper and she matched the color perfectly!!  I also love to have things personalized so a brand like Woolf With Me who does personalized art prints, crib sheets and blankets was right up my ally!

I fell in love with the C Print that hangs over his crib from Alma Custom Designs early on and had to have it.  They had a couple of other prints that I added through-out his room as well.  All of the frames in Cruz’s room are from Framed & Matted.  They are so amazing, you just end them any measurement of frame and they build it for you and ship it to you!  Super convenient, which as a mom of 2 means the world!  I purchased quite a few art pieces from Australia who does completely different measurements than us, damn metric system, so that came in handy to do custom framing with them.

This Letterfolk board was a gift form Cruz’s Tia and Godmother, it was definitely a must have for the room!

The best pillows from Kawaiian Lion and Boho Pillow that create a little lounge on the floor for big brother and mommy to hang out with baby Cruz.

Something else essential to me was making Cruz’s room a sanctuary for my whole family.  It was important for me to make Court feel comfortable in the room as well and not have him feel left out in any way.  Becoming a big brother was a big transition for him and I recognize that.  I added a little area for him to be able to sit and play while I nursed Cruz in the rocker, I also have blocks in there for him to play with as well which he loves!  Obviously Cruz can use all of these things eventually when he’s older.  Lastly, I loved adding live plants to his room, I kind of got carried away adding plant after plant but I love the look and feel it adds to the room.  It’s nice having something that adds color and life to a room.

Here are a few photos of my delicious Cruz, I really can’t get enough!  He’s just the happiest guy who is so mellow and easy going.  We love him so much and can’t wait to watch him grow, although we definitely don’t want it to happen too fast!

Bringing Cruz home to this room was so memorable, having Court and seeing him change so much the past two and a half years I realize how quickly it all goes by.  We continue to soak each minute with him and love on him with all we have!  I am so grateful for having these photos to remember how special this time is.

Links to all of the goodies in Cruz’s nursery are below.  Please feel free to ask any questions in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on December 12, 2016 in BEIJINHOS, HOME, INTERIOR, NURSERY

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Macrame Christmas Tree

Continuing our holiday posts this week with some at home Christmas decor!  If you’re like us, you spent the first weekend of December decking your own halls with holiday cheer.  Each year we like to find fun and new ways to decorate our homes, ways that are festive and stylish.  I spotted these amazing macrame Christmas trees by Elizabeth McTague on her Instagram feed back in October and knew I had to have one in my home!  The other ladies agreed, these were something we each needed!  Abby even had her make one for an advent calendar which we posted last week here.  It’s a little too late to get one of these for yourself this year, but you know how the holidays always creep up!  So you better get your macrame Christmas tree soon for next year!

Here are ways we each decorated ours in our home!  I created a little winter wonderland over our piano. We spend lots of time as a family listening to my husband play for us, I see lots of Christmas carols being sang in this little nook this month!

img_0090 Leah chose to have her macrame tree hang over her fireplace, perfect spot since the fireplace is the ultimate hot spot for Winter!  Love the colorful stockings and the print from Land of Nod to accessorize it!

0012 Last but not least, Abby wanted to spread the cheer in her entry way, mixing the holidays with this fun Summer print!  We love the juxtaposition of the two!

img_4281 Hope this inspired your holiday decor!!

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on December 5, 2016 in CHRISTMAS, HOLIDAY DECOR, HOME, INTERIOR

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