I came across this pillow the other day. It's kind of an unusual pillow. Most throw pillows are covered in flowers or bold patterns but this is a little piece of art on a pillow. I think that's what really draws me to it. I kind of like it. Ok I love it.
Jake and I are headed up the coast to San Francisco this weekend! We couldn't be more excited to get away and explore a new city. It's a good distance from LA (just under 6 hours) so we are making sure to bring good music to serenade us the whole way there.
These are a few of our favorites that you can bet we will be belting out every word to as we drive along the Pacific.
Do you have any favorite tunes you play on road trips? Check out our picks on Spotify.
May 22, 2013
I've been dreaming of getting a pom pom maker for a while now. I finally got one from Michael's a few weeks ago to make pom poms to add to the tops of the party hats for Pixel's Birthday Party. I needed another excuse to make some more poms poms so I came up with this pom pom pillow upgrade! It's super simple and can be done pretty quickly.
You will need:
- A pillow in need of upgrading (mine is from ikea)
- soft yarn
- safety pins
- pom pom maker (optional)
Step 1: First make your pom poms using your pom pom maker. Have fun with it! You could do multiple colored pom poms or even try adding more than one pom pom on each corner.
If you don't have a pom pom maker you can use your hand by following this methed.
Step 2: Take your pillow out of the cover. From the inside of the cover pin each pom pom to a corner.
Step 3: Stuff your pillow back in and enjoy your upgraded pillow!
Note: You can also sew the pom poms on but I like to wash my pillow covers pretty often. So these can easily be removed when they need a quick cleaning.
May 20, 2013
I spotted these peonies while grocery shopping at Trader Joe's over the weekend and I just couldn't pass them up. They make our home feel so summery and fresh. Now we just need to enjoy long nights on the back patio sipping lemonade and summer will feel officially here.
What's your favorite flower?
May 17, 2013
Today I wanted to share a series of videos I found on youtube that tells the story of making 101 Dalmatians! There is so much behind the scenes goodness that I never knew. It's a four part series, so after you watch the first part, check out the links to the other three below.
May 16, 2013
Jake and I have now been to three puppy parties this year (including Pixel's). It's fun to spoil your dog a bit plus it's a good excuse to throw a party and hang out with friends. But what do you bring the furry guest of honor? How about this super simple treat jar filled with goodies! I made one for Pixel's birthday. Now he has his own jar at home filled with his favorite treats.
May 15, 2013
Happy Birthday to our little Pixel. Today he is one year old! We have loved watching him grow. It's hard to believe how little he used to be, but he is still as cuddly as ever. Size doesn't matter to him (or us).
On Sunday we gathered all our friends together along with their pups and threw Pixel a hot dog birthday party in the park. It was such a fun celebration! Guests topped their hot dogs with whatever they wanted and some where even up for a "Great Dane" (a hot dog topped with everything). The day couldn't have turned out better. Even the 95 degree heat didn't stop us from having fun. We just soaked the dogs with cool water and let them get good and dirty.
Want to throw your pup or human a dog/hot dog party? Download the doggie bag tags and the hot dog menu for your party. The invitations (fill-in-style) will soon be available in our shop! And don't forget to download our party planning printables when planning your next event.
On top of all of that, it's also our three year wedding anniversary today! I couldn't have asked for a better three years. I am so blessed. I love you Jake!
P.S. Notice how similar the shirts we are wearing are. Yeah, we didn't even plan that.
Today is the day our little guy was born. What an amazing year it's been! We love Pixel so much, and are so happy he's in our life. This will be the last Watch Me Grow post, so here's a little tribute to the last year.
May 13, 2013
Sunday we ran over to the Rose Bowl Flea Market for a quick gander and then came back home to set up for Pixel's party. Is was a blazing 95 degrees yesterday. That heat zaps you of all energy. We had fun though and I can't wait to show you how everything turned out!