Friday, December 12, 2014

Whimsical Wonderland

Having a baby at home during the holidays has given me so much joy.  Even though she is only a baby this year, as she grows up Christmas will become more and more magical for her.  I want to make sure that the holidays strengthen her faith and hope, bring her peace and joy, and spark her imagination. 

You can probably imagine that I love decorating for Christmas.  I love pulling out each and every homemade ornament and remembering the story of how it came to be, or pulling out a perfect, glittery glass ornament and marveling at it's beauty.  The baby watched me decorate the tree this year, and she was enamored with every single ornament that was hung.  I have a feeling this little girl is going to love sparkles, wonder, and whimsy, just like her mother.

Below are my pics to add some whimsy to your little one's winter wonderland!

Where to find it:
Children's Play Tent Canopy- Land of Nod
TuTu Dress-TuTu Du Monde
Star Wand-Cappel's
Snow Flake Crown- J. Crew Kids
Ballet Shoes- Elephantito
Advent Calendar- Land of Nod
Snowman Cloche-Traditions
Vintage house with fox- Traditions
Vintage Church- Traditions
Vintage Snowflake Ornaments- Traditions
Retro Tree with Beads-Traditions
Angel Wings Ornament-The Holiday Barn
Tassel Garland- Over the Moon

Friday, November 14, 2014

Adding a little Dazzle to your Drink!

Planning on hosting a party soon?  Over the Moon's Drink Decor kits add a little dazzle to your affair! Check out how Amy over at Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins styled hers for a recent baby shower!
 You can even enter to win her giveaway and choose whichever color kit you want!  Of course, my personal favorite is the pink...

But if you're planning for Christmas, the green would be just charming!

And if you don't win the giveaway, you can still get your darling kit at Over The Moon's online shop!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Playful in Pumpkin

"Orange" you glad it's October??!! 

Sorry, couldn't resist the pun.  But, seriously, though, aren't you glad?  Fall is def our fav season here at Over the Moon, and we are delightful to add some pumpkin spice to our wardrobe!  (Again, couldn't resist).

Here are some perfectly playful pumpkin pieces to ponder this preliminary day of October!  (Oh, and we also love alliteration...)


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Hunt for the Perfect Bootie

This morning my precious ankle-fringe booties broke.  The zipper just cracked in half.

I guess it's time to hunt for a new, perfect bootie...woe is me...

Decisions, decisions.....

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Friday, August 15, 2014

mad for minted!

Have you ever used before?  I first discovered minted a few years ago when I received a really great wedding invitation in the mail.  It was one of those invitations that was so fresh-looking, fun, and happy that I immediately flipped it over to see where it was designed. Viola!  I had found minted and was in love! 

Minted is now taking over the paperie world-from adorable invites, to affordable artwork, to awesome day planners.  Oh, what's that you say?  They now use gold foil on many of their items?  Check.

And the best part?  They are designed by a whole slew of designers and voted on by regular ole peeps who like paper!  It really makes for a great variety of designs, all of which feel cutting-edge, trendy and new. (Hint: If you're an artist or designer they hold regular design challenges that are fun and easy to enter!)

A couple things I really love about minted:

1.  They will now ADDRESS YOUR ENVELOPES FOR YOU for FREE!  That's right, no more poor handwriting, crooked lines and hand cramps.  Let minted use their super-cute fonts to make your mail look extra special. 

2.  They have a super cute blog that has tons of great party ideas, like precious these DIY party hats that I want to make right now, today, just because it's Friday.

3.  They have the most precious children's stationary.  I cannot wait to order some of these pink alligator notes for the wee one.  These would be perfect for notes to your child's teacher, or thank you notes, or letters to grandma!  See my favs below!


Thanks for reading and have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Practical & Precious : Gifts for New Mom & Baby

Well here we are, 9 weeks into our first little bundle and loving every minute!  It is unbelievable how fast 9 weeks has gone by!  While being at home with the little moonbeam is so much fun, getting out of the house to run even a tiny errand can be a huge challenge.  I am so thankful to have a husband and family that is a huge help when it comes to the necessities we need-running out to get baby motrin, paper plates, whatever little things may have slipped our mind to buy before baby came.  But of course we love when visitors bring us fun little baby gifts too!  
What about you?  Are a practical gift giver or do you pick out gifts based on their preciousness?  Below are some ideas for gifts for new mom and baby.  Oh, and the practical ones are really pretty precious as well...
One thing a new mom can never have enough of is cute loungewear.  When the probability of you changing out of your nightgown is about 0.5%, it helps when it's at least a cute one.  This caftan  is both stylish and practical, easy to wear when nursing baby!

Another thing I wish I had was some baby stationary.  While I'm totally stocked on your basic "thank you" notes, it would be nice to have a personalized option as well.  And how cute are these mommy play date appointment cards? (Woodland stationary, Robot stationary)

For a mommy who loves luxury, try this Caldrea Laundry Set in Sweet Pea.  It's all natural and smells clean and heavenly.

How adorable are these Babylegs leg warmers?  They come in a variety of patterns for your precious little one.

Little girl?  Try this sweet Maileg bunny and the pea play set.  Any little princess would be lucky to have this charming toy!

Little boy?  How cute is this medieval finger puppet set complete with teeny dragon?  We love toys that are just as fun to display as they are to play with!

Monday, April 14, 2014


It's hard to believe that we are just a few short hours from welcoming our newest addition into the world.  We are so excited to bring our bundle of joy into our home!  With a neutral palette, lots of linen, and pretty feminine details, her nursery has swiftly become my favorite room in the house.  I hope she loves it as much as I do!

I knew that I wanted to keep the space fairly neutral, but I couldn't resist an ornate oversized gold mirror and the beautiful pink PomPom at Home pillow.  It's a very small space, so keeping it light and airy was essential.  The wall color is Benjamin Moore's Wickham Gray, which we also have in our den.  The strange thing about this color is that in our den it has a blue tint, but in the nursery it has an almost green tint.  Either way, I couldn't be happier with how it looks with the white trim and the gold accents.  Rather than a dresser, we opted to use a china cabinet.  By painting it with Annie Sloan's chalk paint (thanks hubby!) and lining the doors with fabric, it makes the cutest storage for all those tiny socks, onesies, bibs and yes, maybe a parenting book or two...

Some of my favorite details in the room include the starry ceiling, chandelier over the crib, and adorable dream ring by BlaBla kids.  And what about that beautiful day gown?  It was handmade by a close family friend.  The photos really do not do it justice!

Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Al Fresco

 The weather here in Alabama has been crazy this year.  Snow, more snow, ice, flash floods.  But Spring seems to be showing through the last couple of days with some beautiful weather.  After a winter of being couped up inside, I have a hankering for some al fresco living.

Sitting on the porch, sipping a cocktail (or mocktail if you're me!), enjoying the flora and fauna, and basking in the sun.  Does anything sound more delightful?

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Vintage Easter Baskets

Easter is just around the corner!  Are you making baskets for anyone special?  I know that Easter Sunday, we will have a new addition to our family, so I've been on the hunt to find the world's cutest Easter basket.
It's harder than you might think.  Most baskets are boring and bland.  Here's a round-up of the cutest vintage-inspired baskets I could find.  Above is the basket I made for our new bundle, and below are the gorgeous creations that inspired me!

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Nursery Must: Crib Canopy

The nursery is nearing completion!  With only 4 weeks left until our little bundle of joy arrives, it's crunch time to finish all the details.  

As you know, I love a neutral nursery space, but the way to make it work without being boring is to add texture.  What better way than with a charming canopy over the crib?

Nothing is sweeter than an airy cascade of sheer fabric.  Let it puddle on the floor, and your little prince or princess will have the dreamiest nursery on the block.


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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Baby Girl Gift Guide

 It's getting so close!  I can hardly believe that I'm only weeks away from holding my bundle of joy!  In my hunt to complete the nursery, I've come across some of the most adorable baby gifts.  I just had to share!

If you have a friend that's having a baby girl, I'm just sure she would love any of these gifts.  And if it's a baby boy...most of these vendors carry precious boy versions of the pink trinkets and toys below.

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Mardi Gras

It's that time of year again...we are gearing up for Mardi Gras!

As most of you know, the hubs is from the New Orleans area, so we've made it a little tradition since we have been married to get down there for at least a parade or two. This year the mister will actually be riding in a parade, which will be really fun to see him a top his float, flinging beads to the masses while in costume!

As I'm nearing 9 months pregnant, there are a few things I'm already lamenting regarding this trip.  I will be tired, can't walk far or stand for too long, can't stay up very late, but mostly....I'm lamenting the loss of this rare opportunity to look amazing in an evening gown.

The past couple of years, we have attended the Endymion Extravaganza, the ball after the Endymion parade.  It is a true black tie event and there are some amazing dresses there!  But me?  Oh, I'll just be in a muu muu and some crocks. 

But in the midst of all the preparation, I've been secretly day-dreaming of the dress of my dreams that I'll (maybe) get to one day wear.  

I remember a dress that a friend of ours wore to my sister's wedding.  It was a metallic jacquard burnout on chiffon over a colorful underlay.  It was really beautiful!  I asked who the designer was: Aidan Mattox.  I have been obsessed with his gowns ever since!  They are really much more beautiful in person, gorgeous materials and a perfect fit!

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

In search of the perfect baby book

For a week or so now, I have been in search of the perfect baby book.  It seems the popular choice right now is a traditional silk covered style, perhaps monogrammed.  Don't get me wrong, they are beautiful, and I love a monogram!  But I was hoping to find something more special, different from the way my bride's book looks.

It seems like a simple task, but let me tell is not!  Trying to find a baby book with vintage style and minimal cheesiness is no easy job.  Here are a few that struck my fancy.

I love this design by Binth.  It's modern but with hints of retro.  And I love the woodsy theme and shades of green.

For a more Victorian look, I love these books by Terra Traditions.  While some of their covers are a little over the top, I love the sweet, vintage images on the inside pages.

This memory book from Uncommon Goods also caught my eye, with it's hand-drawn style.

And then there is this little beauty.  Mother Stork's Baby Book  is originally from 1904, but has recently been reprinted!  How adorable does it look?

But my all-time favorite has to be this beauty from photographer Meg Fish.  If you haven't seen her work, I urge you to check out the link.  She is working from scratch, designing the entire book herself and then having it printed.  How is it that my favorite option always requires the most work.........??  And why I am seriously toying around with the idea of making my own baby book??  I must be crazy!