Red, White & Cute

Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Can you believe that the 4th of July is this weekend already?! In a way it's sad that the year is flying by so fast, but we have a vacation next month and I'm pretty happy it's getting closer! Mostly because it's been SO HOT here. Every. Single. Day. I feel like I'm melting all day long and we still have sooooo much summer to go!

Today, I wanted to share Odette's festive, 4th of July outfit by @targetlittles! I am so obsessed with this little dress and wish that something this cute came in my size. This will be our third 4th of July with Odette and it has been so much fun dressing her up each year! She changes so much and it's hard to imagine what next year's picture will look like.

So sorry for the picture overload, but I love these so much I'm thinking a few of these need to be framed! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Marble Kitchen Accessories

Monday, June 29, 2015
Good morning, lovelies! Hope you all had a fabulous last weekend of June :) Today I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite marble kitchen accessories!

Let me first start off by saying, I LOVE marble! Actually, I'm OBSESSED with marble! When we were renovating our house three years ago, the company that was installing our granite greatly discouraged me from getting marble countertops. They said they were too expensive, hard to clean, maintain, etc. You've probably heard how much of a pain marble can be, right? Long story short is that I ended up going with black granite and I've regretted it ever since.

I really do love my black and white kitchen, but my love affair with marble will never end. One day I'll get my marble countertops, but until then I've purchased a few beautiful marble accessories to dress up our kitchen. Here's some of my top picks for marble kitchen accessories...

All of these are great options and are pretty affordable compared to a full kitchen countertop of marble. I have the French Kitchen Pastry Slab and Marble Utensil Holder in our kitchen and they both are really great quality. I have my eye on that Marble Two-Tier Server for our kitchen next. It would be a beautiful server for a cheese platter or to display sweets!
What do you ladies think about these marble kitchen accessories?

DIY Mugshot Backdrop

Friday, June 26, 2015
Today's the day my brother-in-law is graduating from the Police Academy! I previously posted some fun party ideas for a Police Academy Graduation HERE, and I'm super excited to share this DIY Mugshot Photo Backdrop with you all today!
Tomorrow, each of the party guests will take their 'MUGSHOT' before they leave the party! I have always loved photo backdrops and I think this one will be a great addition to the party :) Also, you don't have to have a police themed party to enjoy this backdrop. Use it for any party you want because let's face it, this is so a ton of FUN!!
Unfortunately, I can't take credit for this fabulous idea, as it is all over Pinterest {inspiration taken from HERE on The Big Reveal Blog} but I still wanted to share. Here we go with this DIY Mugshot Backdrop... 
So, first things first is you'll need to gather your supplies! You will need:
-8 White Poster Boards
-Yard Stick or Level
-Number Stickers
The total cost of this DIY was less than $10, so it's much more reasonable than buying a mughshot photo backdrop. Especially, considering they can run well over $100 for one 8 feet tall!
1. Line up all your poster boards in two rows of four on the ground. Make sure the shiny side is up and that's the side you'll tape together. Once you've taped all your poster boards together, flip over your taped together poster boards so the matte side is facing upwards.
2. Now it's time to draw your lines! My husband was such a great sport and did this for me with his level. We did an extra thick line for each foot (8 feet) and then a lighter line in between each foot.
3. Place your vinyl stickers on either the left or right side (or both if you have enough). We used ArtSkills vinyl numbers in black and they worked like a charm!
4. Hang it up and start the party! Put some fun accessories in a basket next to your mugshot backdrop and let your party guests dress up and take funny pictures. We got a package of stick-on mustaches, a boa, black hat, handcuffs, glasses, etc. to have fun with lol.
My little family always goes along with my crazy little ideas and thanks to my hubby for helping me make this and taking these photos...
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Please leave a comment if you have any questions :)

Toddler Style {Rainbow Romper}

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Just another blog post on toddler rompers! Can you tell Odette has been wearing them nonstop? There is nothing better than a one piece on a toddler and they are so light and comfy for the brutal heat we've been experiencing. Here's a look that Odette wore last week to our favorite spot in Gilbert...

Cherokee Jumper Thong Sandals (on sale)

Hope you're all having a lovely week!

Father's Day 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015
Good morning, loves! Hope you all had a great weekend, first day of summer, and Father's Day yesterday :) Unfortunately, Mike had to work yesterday morning, but we were still able to have a little bit of Father's Day fun in the afternoon. Odette and I surprised Mike with a Snow Cone machine and it was a huge hit! It was so easy to use and made ordinary ice cubes into snow cones in under thirty seconds. I would HIGHLY recommend it and it's so fun to use with kiddos this summer! It's the perfect treat to cool down on a hot summer day and there are so many syrup flavors to choose from. I got Mike the berry blue syrup and it was delicious! Odette was obsessed with the snow cones and was screaming, "cones" for the majority of the day lol!

 These two are always melting my heart!
After snow cones, I snapped some photos of my cuties and then we went over to Grandpa's house to bring him some chocolate cake. Followed by some good old Italian food, jammies and reading their kitplanes magazine on the couch (reading an airplane magazine is pretty much their favorite activity ever together lol!). There's nothing like a daddy and his daughter and these two are just the sweetest to watch :)
What did you ladies do this weekend for Father's Day?