Kitchen is "Finished"!!!

Soooo you guys! My kitchen is officially "finished"!!! (I put that in quotes because it's really not finished but it's finished enough for now). After seriously neglecting this space in order to paint cabinets, liquid nail up some wood planks to my wall, install a farmhouse sink that my good friend Jess Craig picked up for me in good ol' Arizona, throw on some butcher block counters a la IKEA, and add a fabulous new faucet from National Builder Supply, I am DONE. It was totally worth it - I love cooking in this room now (and yes, I even enjoy washing dishes, friends.) You can check out the full post (with more photos and babble about the changes I would make in my dream world) over on Apartment Therapy, and find all of the sources below...

Schoolhouse Pendants: c/o National Builder Supply
Upper Cabinet Paint: Behr Ultra Pure White
Lower Cabinet Paint: Behr Smokey Slate
Rug: Urban Outfitters
Faucet: c/o National Builder Supply
Marble Pastry Slab: West Elm
Farmhouse Sink: IKEA (all the way from IKEA Tempe - thanks Jess!)
Calendar: Terrain
Mint Wire Basket: Dunnes Stores
Butcher Block Counters: IKEA
Cabinet Knobs: c/o National Builder Supply
Drawer Pulls: c/o National Builder Supply
Vegetable Scrub Brush: Terrain
Recipe Tin: Anthropologie
Chalkboard Planter: West Elm
Copper Wire Basket: Terrain
White Metal Tray: Target
White Enamel Pot: West Elm
Cutting Board: Mignon Kitchen
Black & White Floral Print: Debbie Carlos

The Cutest Holiday Dresses for Little Girls


Violet's a total girly girl when it comes to clothing, and I'm not one to turn down a good reason to dress up my kids, so for the holidays we usually look for something on the "fancy" side. Here are a few of my favorite little dresses perfect for all of those holiday parties and get togethers (including one dress that I would never ever buy because of the price tag, but I just couldn't resist adding it to the list, it's SO pretty!):

Red Velvet Dress: H&M
Glitter Bow Headband: JCrew
Tulle Bow Hairband: Zara Kids
Corduroy Pleat Dress: Gap Kids
Silk Sequin Shift Dress: JCrew
Sequin Party Dress: Mini Boden
Brocade Party Dress: Mini Boden
Ankle-Strap Ballet Flats: Gap Kids
Glitter Ballet Flats: Mini Boden
Patent Ballet Flats: Zara Kids
Festive Mary Jane Bow Flats: Baby Gap
Velvet Bow Dress: Carter's
Cord Dress: Mini Boden

Keep Cozy: Favorite Outwear for Girls

I managed to survive on outerwear hand-me-downs until Violet was three and stretched out her first new winter coat for two years in a row, but I think I'm going to have to break down and buy a couple of decent (and warm based on this week's temperatures!) winter coats for the girls this year. Violet pretty much completely wears her coats out, so I basically have nothing left to hand down to Lucy. If you follow me on Pinterest, you probably noticed that I was on a bit of an outerwear shopping mission. Here are a few favorite winter coats, hats, gloves, and boots that I found during my hunt:

Red Hooded Pea Coat: Old Navy 
Bow Shift Coat: Gap Kids
Duffle Coat: Gap Kids
Pom-pom Ears Hat: Zara Kids
Fair Isle Gloves: Zara Kids
Warmest Empire Puffer Jacket: Gap Kids
Sherpa Mittens: Gap
Fur-Trim Puffer Jacket: Gap
Funky Duffle: Mini Boden
Cable Knit Warmers: Zara Kids 
Solid Rain Boots: Gap Kids
Furry Earmuffs: Gap Kids
Handmade Bear Hat: Zara Kids
Quilted Fleece Coat: Zara Kids 
Checked Jacket: Zara Kids

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