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Visiting the Farm with the Littles and Planting Seasonal Veggies

The first item I’m checking off of our Fall to do list is visiting the farm with the littles!  A few weeks back the boys and I drove down to San Diego to visit our friends.  We visited City Farmers Nursery, recommended to us by Julia Wheeler.  It was the perfect play date where the kiddos learned about and planted seasonal veggies.  The nursery is such a hidden gem and they provided the perfect setting for our get together as well as the guidance for the seasonal plantings. 

For anyone interested in throwing their own fall planting party, the nursery gave us a list of seasonal veggies to plant.  Some of which include carrots, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, radishes and peas.  Your local nursery should be able to provide some other tips for other veggies that will work in your particular climate.

Now keep scrolling for all of the cuteness with photos by Jennie Corti

This shoot is also featured today on 100 Layer Cakelet

We started out or day with these adorable littles all styled to perfection by Bianca of Bink & Boo and Sunny & Cheer.  She has the perfect eye for vintage and I love the pieces she found for this shoot.  

Now can we talk about the talent that is Brittany, owner of Studio BDR?!  She created this gorgeous invite, the adorable place cards and did all of the calligraphy.  I love her refreshing style and the look of her lettering.

The setting couldn’t be more perfect at City Farmers, that tree is so incredibly beautiful!  It’s an eclectic space with cute little spots around every corner.  We found this little table to hang out at, and set it up for the little ones.  With tabletop from Hostess Haven and gorgeous flowers by Rooted & Wild it couldn’t get much prettier…

Nothing like some pies and donut holes for a little brunch…  Sugar high can commence in 3, 2, 1….

Thank you Butter & Crumbs for so much yum and for keeping our littles on their toes ;)

Now time to plant!!  The kids loved getting their hands dirty and planting their seeds. We bought the seeds at the nursery and had them let us know which veggies would grow best in our climate.  Each little one got their own personalized planting box, how fun is that?!

After we were done planting, it was time for some play!  The nursery has a little play area complete with a see saw, swings and a play house.  It was the perfect way to wind down after all that hard work planting of course!

Kicking off fall in the best way with our kids, can’t wait to keep this list going!!!



Thank you to everyone below!!!


Event Styling & Design: Jacquelyn Kazas from Beijos Events

Creative Direction: Julia Wheeler

Outfits: Bink & BooSunny & Cheer VintageGunn & Swain Mexican Dresses

Photos: Jennie Corti 

Florals: Rooted & Wild

Invite & Calligraphy: Studio BDR

Table top rentals: Hostess Haven

Desserts: Butter & Crumbs

Venue: City Farmers Nursery


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Home Tour – Oak House Ojai CA

We are all suckers for beautifully curated homes right?? We recently stayed in Ojai and had the opportunity to stay at this amazing house that actually  belongs to our dear friends, Hank and Jessica Steingieser (Instagram: @henrysteingieser)  They are the hippest and their style for decor is out of hand.  Starting with today we will show you their home, and also kicking off our Ojai trip for the rest of the week.  Of course we have some other fun in store as we partnerned with some amazing vendors for a killer giveaway…but that’s all I’m sharing.  Make sure to stay close and we’ll let you in on all the goodness as we partnered with Green Wedding Shoes for this superb weekend out!


The curb appeal is out of this world right??


The front yard is the garden filled with yummies like peppers, scallions, tomatos and all kinds of herbs.

Starting with the living room.

 Pretty much all decor finds were from fabulous fleas…They mix vintage and modern so great in this house.




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Off the living room is a sitting room/bedroom…


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On to the amazing Kitchen…these colors!


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Hall bathroom



Little desk nook

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On to the bedroom


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Let’s party in the back…

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I mean…are they for real??

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Lets peek inside the back studio

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We absolutely loved staying at this house…stay tuned to see how you can too!

Xx Beijos Gals

All pics by the amazing Megan Welker

Interior Design by Hank and Jessica Steingieser IG: @henrystiengieser.  To see their next Ojai Venture “The Lucky Left Ranch”, an event destination that is coming soon in Jan 2016

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Vintage Shopping with Splendid Rags

We recently got the pleasure of catching up with one of our favorite blogger babes, Leslie of Splendid Rags!  We are lucky enough to count Leslie as one of our friends and we have admired her fabulous style for quite some time now… She has the innate ability to match vintage pieces with today’s fashions seamlessly and we can’t get enough of her fun and bright style, I mean the prints she pairs are so on point!!  You MUST run to her Instagram and peek at all the loveliness, we’ve truly never seen a feed quite so fun!  Not only that but Leslie is such a genuine and kind gal, a true gem!  We decided to meet up with her at one of her go to vintage shops, Elsewhere Vintage at the Orange Circle in Orange, CA to see just how she does it!!

All Photos by the charming Megan Welker


meganwelker-SplendidBeijos-18 Tell us a little bit about Splendid Rags and you…
My name is Leslie Schneider. I live in Orange County, California where I have been working as a stylist for the past four years. I have many passions but one of them includes creating fun and interesting outfits! Splendid Rags is essentially an extension of my creativity and travels.

How and when did your love for vintage clothing begin?
It started when I was REALLY young. I have early childhood memories of dressing-up in oversized vintage dresses and heels pretending I was some sort of dancing queen… which according to home videos it’s completely accurate (chuckling). My mom is also a big influence when it comes to fashion. She passed down her love/knowledge of vintage onto me and now my childhood dress up closet is my ACTUAL closet!
 What do you look for when you are shopping vintage?
I never look for anything super specific. Just pieces that are eye catching or really unique.

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Where are your favorite go to spots for vintage shopping?

Of course “Elsewhere Vintage” in Orange, California is always on my list- an adorible, well-curated shop that’s well worth the visit. I also am a HUGE fan of flea market shopping. Flea Markets can provide a HUGE assortment of vintage vendors all in one space (woo-hoo)! My local Goodwill or thrift shop will occasionally have a good vintage find or two. And if I’m getting the vintage craving in the middle of the night… I hit-up the “vintage” section of


We love your style and love how you mix different prints and use such fun vibrant colors, what are some of your favorite tricks for styling?

I tend to build an outfit around that “stand out” piece. If it’s a vibrant statement necklace I’ll build around it by wearing other articles of clothing that compliment the necklace. if it’s an outrageous pair of printed pants, I’ll throw on other prints or neutrals that enhance the style pant. There aren’t any rules to styling (although others may disagree), I usually style what compliments the body and personality of the individual.

IMG_3059 meganwelker-SplendidBeijos-73 What are some of your favorite brands of the moment to mix with your vintage finds?
Madewell and J.Crew has always been a “good go” to of mine. These brands have clean and minimal designs that are easy to mix with the outragous and vibrant vintage pieces in my closet. I appreciate a timeless modern brand.

meganwelker-SplendidBeijos-87 IMG_3064 What is your favorite vintage piece you own and why?

Gah! This is so difficult to answer! I have SO MANY favorites for different reasons- my mind is going crazy right now! But if I MUST choose one it would be… a small red leather purse with a long strap my dad brought back for me from Germany when I was four years old. It’s from the 80’s so “vintage” might be debatable but it’s vintage to me.To this day it remains a proud piece in my closet and my favorite childhood memory. I wore it then and I wear it now. meganwelker-SplendidBeijos-89 What’s next for Splendid Rags?

       So many exciting projects are currently at work with Splendid Rags! I’ve been very lucky and blessed to meet and work with amazing brands and other influencers. My goal is to continue pursuing creative challenges and experience as much life as I possible can- always seeking adventure. :)
Thanks for letting us tag along Leslie!!




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