Summer Staycation 2016

Nothing better than a little family time to wrap up summer! Mike’s business keeps him busy all summer long, which means no vacationing for this crew. Each year we’ve been taking a few nights to staycation, and it’s the best! It’s the perfect “reset” our family needs after a long few months of crazy schedules. Last year we ventured to Summerland, which was great, but if/when Mike needed to get to the boats it just meant less family time with him having to commuteย from Summerland. So this year we stayed a 5 min walk from the Marinaย at the Royal Private Residence Club at the Delta Grand. One word- amazing! Our unit was a waterfront 3 bedroom condo- the perfect place to watch our boats come and go and really appreciate how much our crazy business has grown in 5 years!

When we arrived we were greeted with a small toy pack for each of the kids and a bottle of wine for Mama. Whoever is running their hospitality departmentย clearly has vacationed with children ๐Ÿ˜‰ย Our weekend included playing in parks and at the beach, lot’s of ice cream, walks on the waterfront, and swimming in the rooftop private pool. At one point Vienna asked “Mom, do we live here now?” I may have told her yes. In related news– we now need a downtown condo.






Miss V’s Nursery

I’ve been wanting to capture Vienna’s nursery space in a blog post forever. There’s no time like the present- she’s outgrown her daybed (crib conversion) and her new bed is on order, so if I wanted it done it had to be now. I’m still learning how to get decent photos and these ones = no bueno. I ended up using my iphone for fear of driving myself crazy with my Canon. Our bedrooms also don’t have great natural light. Pair that with an awkward space to move around and I was getting no where fast- no wonder I put it off! I considered editing all the photos, but #aintnomamagottimeforthat. Now that I look at them on a desktop– eep. Maybe I’ll have someone help me redo this! ๐Ÿ˜‰ (The walls in her room are white and the one behind her bed is a light grey). So, bear with me on the photos.

I have really enjoyed decorating the girls rooms. When it comes to the rest of my house I struggle with decisions and need a LOT of advice from friends, but the girls rooms have been my favorite projects ๐Ÿ™‚

Vienna’s room is the perfect space for a sweet girl like her. When I was pregnant with V we didn’t find out the baby’s gender, so I decorated the room in white and grey and added in pink once she arrived. There’s still a little bit of grey left, but pink really took over that space, as it should! Some of my favorite features are her butterfly mobile- it gives the space such a whimsical feel; the blackout ruffle curtains- they make it feel so girly; and of course the teepee- ahhhhdorable!

Her room has a small built in bench under the window. It’s annoying in that it forces/limits the layout of the room, but we’ve been using it to rotate her books which she loves reading at bedtime in her teepee. The current stack is the BabyLit books- so cute! The picture framed on her dresser is from our maternity photo shoot with V- I love seeing this reminder of that time. I’m in love with the two tier shelf behind her teepee. I use this to put a few special items that have been passed on to her. Recent life happenings have reminded me that our generation seems particularly un-sentimental– so this is a nice place to save/feature a few keepsakes. And the Charlotte’s Web book on the shelf came from one of my cousin’s as a gift for V’s baby shower– it was my cousin’s when she was little– how sweet is that! I can’t wait to read it to V when she’s a bit older, she already asks about it all the time.






  • Ruffle Panel Curtains: Pottery Barn
  • Decor Shelf; Pottery Barn
  • Teepee:ย Dexton Kids Great Plains Teepee
  • Owl Lamp: Urban Barn
  • Rug, pillows, jewelry box, lamp, hampers: Home Sense
  • Mobile: Pottery Barn Kids
  • Bedding: Aden + Anais (Dream Blanket)
  • Stuffies: Blabla Kids and Jelly Catย 
  • Crib: Graco Lauren Convertible (Target)
  • Prints: Custom- Etsy and Mae’s Paperie
  • Dresser: second hand purchase!