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Friday, February 23, 2018

My Baby Boy's Nursery

I didn’t really have a specific idea of what I wanted our little boy’s nursery to look like. I was actually pretty open to different themes. The real challenge was narrowing down the options, which is why I highly recommend a Pinterest board for decorating because it can really help you both organize your ideas and see the bigger picture. 

My husband wanted a golf themed nursery, but after looking at several examples, I realized that I didn’t want green colors or anything overwhelmingly bright. Ultimately, we decided to incorporate maps and airplane accessories because we both love to travel. I also knew I wanted to include some beautiful Navajo pots and wall decorations since my husband is half Navajo. It sounded strange to tell people we were going with a travel/Navajo theme since they don't really correlate, but luckily, it all made sense and came together in the end.

I chose colors and patterns that would compliment the walls, which were already painted a soft grey. I wanted the furniture to have a sort of southwest and natural feel to it.  So, I chose a simple patterned black and white rug, with a dark brown crib. The simple white dresser I picked from Ikea is my favorite piece, partly because it was so reasonably priced and partly because it is so functional. 

I usually gravitate towards simple and muted colors. Black and white always seem to be my “go to” colors. I made all of the big furniture pieces white or black, and focused on adding hints of color in the accessories. We exchanged our gold-lined mirrored closet doors from the 70’s for classic white bifold doors along with a new modern and simple black fan to tie it all together.

I really had so much fun decorating my baby’s nursery. It made me feel confident that I could actually tackle decorating and renovating the rest of our house. If only I had more time and money! I guess it will be a slow and steady process, focusing on one room at a time.  


Sunday, February 4, 2018

My Traditional Wedding

        Michael and I were absolutely sure we would have a destination wedding. We had been to weddings in Cabo San Lucas and Aruba and had the absolute time of our lives 
there. So naturally, we fell in love with idea for ourselves.Low-key, intimate, laid back, barefoot on the beach type of wedding seemed right up our alley. Yet, when it came time to actually begin planning, we completely surprised ourselves. We were a bit more traditional than we had thought.  We quickly realized it was important for us to have the venue close enough for family and friends to be able to join us in the festivities. I also realized that ever since I could began to envision my own wedding I was always drawn to these gorgeous old historic churches and missions. Their stories are so fascinating to me, and I've just always loved the romantic feel of them. I think I always new I wanted to incorporate my beautiful Mexican culture in the wedding as well, so as soon as we laid eyes on the chapel it inspired me to run with it. I  don't know whether having a traditional venue reminded me of going to catholic school growing up or going to church on Sundays with my parents and grandparents, but it just felt like home. It was love at first site. Somehow I felt like it had found us because we were certainly not looking in that direction at the time. I still cant imagine a more fitting wedding for ourselves. 

I would say that my most memorable moments was a tie between my beautiful niece accidentally falling on the alter while twirling In her gown like a little princess (it was the cutest thing and the priest made a joke about it) and the Mariachi band parading us from the chapel to the reception. 

  I am lucky enough to have a very creative sister who loves to plan parties and she is amazing at what she does. She reminded me to just embrace the planning process. This is your time to be creative and have fun with it. Make it your own. Once you have done everything you can, remember to let go. Enjoy yourself. Be in the moment. Imperfections are what makes the party unique and fun. 

Check out my wedding video here....Wedding Video and my wedding on Green Wedding Shoes

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