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Chloe’s ‘Fairy Garden’ Bedroom Reveal

Hello! And HAPPY Summer! I know it’s been a while since I blogged, but I finally have a capsule of photos to share many new blog posts and room reveals.. yay!

Today, I am so excited to share all the beautiful details of Chloe’s Bedroom! You may remember my Design Board that I created many months ago, but it took quite some time to finally bring it all together. This room far exceeded my love for a neutral color palette, but I absolutely LOVE the bright colors + vibrant details so much! Chloe loves her bedroom, and I love walking into such cheerful + whimsical space.. something that definitely matches her personality.

I love that I was able to bring her idea of a ‘Fairy Garden’ Bedroom to life, and incorporate some of the pieces she’s been collecting. I’ll share all the sources to the room next week, so stayed tuned!

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Capri’s Bedroom Design Board

HAPPY Spring! The weather is FINALLY starting to feel like springtime, and we’ve had a burst of motivation to work on some house projects. We had a successful + busy weekend rearranging our bedrooms. Do you remember when I shared Chloe’s Bedroom Design Board? Well, we finally have it all together, and I can’t wait to share it.. it is soooo beautiful!

Capri turned three in December, and my plan was to create a woodland theme in her new big girl bedroom. Remember this ADORABLE post I shared on the teepee in her room? It was my inspiration. Buuuuut, this ‘threenager’ had other ideas for her bedroom. She was very persistent that she wanted a Ballerina Bedroom. Capri is all about tutus, jewelry and all things sparkly! So I created a design board to fit her requests, and LOVE how it turned out.

Capri's Bedroom Design Board

quilt  |  bedsheets  |  chandelier  |  wall decor  |  doll  |  throw pillow

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Chloe’s 7th Birthday Party: Under the Sea

This past weekend, we celebrated Chloe turning SEVEN (I can’t believe I’m even typing that number), with family + friends ‘Under the Sea.’ We had so much fun planning, shopping, and creating all the party supplies for the event. We even set up a cute little photo booth for some fun + silly pics! Here’s a peek at all the special details..

bubble wand + pearls

bubble wand

invitation

decorations

banner

crab sandwiches

cupcakes

cupcake closeup

photo booth 1

photo booth 2

photo booth 3

photo booth 4

photo booth 5

photo booth 6

party details

fish bucket  |  pearl necklaces  |  cupcake display  |  under the sea egg kit  |  seashell candy mold

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Spring Favorites with Anthropologie Home at Nordstrom

I don’t think I’ve ever been more ready for Spring to arrive! We’ve had a rough winter filled with an obnoxious amount of sicknesses, and I am sooooooo excited for the warm sunshine, green grass and getting back outside (..because I absolutely HATE the cold)! I haven’t done much with our home, but when I saw that Anthropologie Home is now available at Nordstrom, I just had to start shopping. I think a touch of color is exactly what (we) and our home needs! Here are a few of my favorites..

Anthropologie Home at Nordstrom

dishtowels  |  towel ring  |  cake stand  |  platter  |  floral vase  |  accent pillow

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Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and if you read my blog post last week, you know we love to celebrate together as a family. My girls love to share in the excitement of the holiday, and insisted on making Daddy some yummy treats.. Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies. They have become a staple in our house since I was pregnant with Capri, and something we always make for special occasions (or even when we just have a sweet tooth)! The recipe is quick, easy and soooooo delicious!

 

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

3/4 cup coconut oil (I liquify it in the microwave for approx. 30 seconds)
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips
optional: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a mixer, beat together coconut oil, sugar + brown sugar until light and fluffy
  • Add eggs one at a time
  • Mix in vanilla
  • Combine flour, baking powder + salt in medium bowl
  • Slowly add flour mixture to mixer
  • Stir in chocolate chips
  • Scoop dough into 2 Tbsp rounds
  • Place on non-stick baking sheet
  • Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown
  • Enjoy!

Happy Valentine’s Day from House on Prairie Lane!

 

 

 

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Valentine Gift Ideas for Girls

After the longest January ever, I am sooooo ready to celebrate the month of LOVE! Pete and I have never been the type of couple who celebrate with fancy/extravagant gifts. We both prefer to cook a nice dinner at home, and celebrate together with our girls.. as a family. I always have so much fun gathering small gifts and preparing some sweet surprises for our girls. Here are some of my absolute favorites..

Valentine Gifts

love first t-shirt  |  heart sunglasses  |  sweatpants  |  glitter coin purse  |  beaded necklace  |  heart pillow  |  nightgown  |  heart crew socks  |  slippers  |  heart t-shirt  |  glitter heart bag  |  bow sneaker

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Chloe’s Bedroom Design Board

After a busy and exciting holiday season (including our Holiday Home Tour), I am ready to start on some fun new projects in our home. One of my favorite spaces to design + decorate for are my girls. My oldest, Chloe, is turning seven years old in March.. how is that even possible?! I want her bedroom to be a fun + colorful space! I also want the room to grow with her. Nothing too juvenile, but also nothing too grown up either.

All throughout our building process, Chloe always told us that she wanted a fairy garden bedroom. She is SO excited to create a fairy garden outside her bedroom window this summer, and has been collecting the most adorable pieces for it. Have you seen the selection at Michaels?! It’s the CUTEST! I’m excited to incorporate the inspiration into her bedroom, and found some really great pieces that I think are vibrant + whimsical.. just like a fairy garden! I can’t wait to put it all together and surprise my girl!

Chloe's Bedroom Design Board

headboard  |  bedding  |  curtain panels  |  wall decor  |  throw pillows  |  misc. storage

 

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Our Favorite Holiday Sweet Treat: Peppermint Fudge

Are you looking for a quick + easy (maybe even last minute?) sweet treat to bring to your next holiday party? I have a yummy recipe for Peppermint Fudge that is always a huge hit with everyone in my family! And the best part? You might actually have all the ingredients already in your home.. I know I did!

peppermint fudge

Peppermint Fudge

Ingredients:

2 1/4 cup (16 oz) dark chocolate chips
1 cup peppermint candies (or candy canes)
3/4 cup heavy cream
3 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt (is use pink himalayan)

Directions:

  • Lightly coat a 9″ square baking dish with non-stick spray
  • Line pan with 2 pieces of parchment paper in both directions, leaving overhang
  • Spray parchment
  • Place chocolate in large mixing bowl
  • In food processor, pulse candies until finely chopped
  • In saucepan, combine candies, cream, marshmallows, butter, sugar + salt over med/high heat
  • Whisk until smooth, 5 minutes
  • Pour mixture through strainer onto chocolate chips
  • Let stand 1 minute, stir until smooth
  • Pour into baking dish
  • Refrigerate 3 hours
  • Cut + serve + enjoy!

Happy Holidays from House on Prairie Lane!

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Holiday Home Tour with West Elm

I am so thrilled to share my Holiday Home Tour, in collaboration with West Elm. While I was so excited to finally have a space to decorate for the holidays (it’s been two years!), I was a little lost on where to begin. I knew that I wanted to find pieces that I would not only have this year, but years to come. I worked closely with my local West Elm store (West Elm Milwaukee), and their amazing Interior Stylist, Erin, on creating a space that accented the style of our home. She first came to view the space, then staged everything in store for me to come review.. and I absolutely LOVED what she had created! She then brought everything to my home and set it all up for me. It’s so beautiful, and I know we will display these pieces each and every holiday season..

West Elm Holiday Decor

Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour

My typical color scheme for Christmas decor has always included a neutral pallet of white, gold + silver, but I love that Erin incorporated navy + blush pink! I also love how she displayed the pieces, to allow the rooms to flow together with one cohesive look. The fresh greenery on the mantel, tablescape, as well as our live Christmas Tree, adds another beautiful touch that also smells amazing!

We are so excited to celebrate this holiday season in our new home, and look forward to the beautiful memories we’ll create as a family.

– SOURCES –

Local Store: West Elm Milwaukee | Interior Stylist: Erin Yates  |  Photographer: Andrew Standaert

 

 

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Living Room Sources

Thank you for all the kind + sweet comments about our Living Room Reveal! Below are some images and sources to the items featured in the room..

Living Room Sources

metal wall art | wall sconce | etched glass globe | house bud vase | house lantern | lumbar pillow | throw pillow | wool rug

Our sofa is the Cameron Roll Arm Sofa from Pottery Barn and we absolutely LOVE it! We customized it with the fabric that we wanted and are so happy with the look + comfort! The large wooden whale was a piece that my husband found at Homegoods. He thinks it’s the coolest thing ever, and I was quite hesitant when he first showed me. BUT, it’s grown on me and I think it looks great in the space!

We are gradually still decorating each space of our home, and I can’t wait to show you more! But I am most excited to decorate for Christmas! There’s just something about the smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree + twinkling lights!! Stay tuned!

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