Hearth & Hand with Magnolia @Target

Monday, November 6, 2017

Damn you Chip & Joanna Gaines!!! Hearth & Hand with Magnolia at Target has too many things I want and makes me want to redo all my Christmas decor. But I won't and just add some of these fabulous items to the mix.

If you don't know with Chip & Joanna Gaines are you must be living under a rock, or just not a HGTV or Texas fan.

Obviously, I love to watch their tv show for the design inspiration for Power House Investors ventures but now they have houses, decor, design, retail, bakery, books and now Target. I think they may be taking over the world with their Magnolia brand. ...

I went on Sunday to Target to check out the new Line Hearth & Hand and here is what I ended up getting although I really didn't need anything but couldn't resist.

All the other items in particular I love...

Only problem is you got to hurry to get these items, they are selling out fast.


I have sent this email to numerous people with all my maternity wear brands and places to go, so I figured I would share it with you. Not because I was the cutest dressed pregnant woman, because I totally was not. BUT because if I was a cutter pregnant woman then this is what I would be wearing and where it would be from and because I am really good at shopping and spending your money. No seriously, its a talent and a problem.


  • NORDSTROM -  great for dresses, underwear, shapewear, jeans really everything as per usual 

  •  A PEA IN THE POD - I personally shopped here a lot, despite absolutely hating the name. But the sales associates i encountered were extremely helpful picking out clothes for me and especially bras. My boobs jumped two cup sizes by 15 weeks and I would have never picked up the bra she choose for me since it look ridiculously large but it fit and was so comfortable. Never took it off! I also really liked their LUXE brand maternity jeans, which ran around $100 and totally wore them for at least 3 months post par-tum. It was so hard to return to regular jeans.

  • MOTHERHOOD - Same company as A Pea in the Pod but less expensive (think of A Pea in the POD as GAP and Motherhood as more of an OLD NAVY) I really didnt shop here until the last trimester, when I didnt care about looking cute anymore and just needed more large sweaters, bigger underwear and nursing tank tops. Their leggings ran too short for me (I am 5'9").  Oh and wore the shit out of the post partum c-section underwear, with a nursing tank , sweater and pajama pants for at least the first two months at home.


  • SHOPBURU- For during pregnancy and After! A lot of it is focused on after in my opinion, loose fit clothing for when you want to look stylish but you cant deal with waist bands yet. 

  • LEGOE HERITAGE - Australian modern maternity clothing line that I discovered after I had Anders. LOVE their clothes, joggers, super comfy stylish clothes.


  • TOPSHOP  and ASOS -  This is wear you get fun statement pieces that you know you are going to wear only during this pregnancy. Don't get me wrong they have great basics at both these stores too. I am just not convinced the materials will make it through more then one pregnancy. I mean go big or go home, to sleep because you can't get enough sleep at this point! Also good for nursing tops too!


  • GAP and OLD NAVY - maternity cotton tops galore, don't think I need to elaborate too much on this. Also, LOVE all the baby clothes at both these stores.


  • BEYOND YOGA MATERNITY LEGGINGS  - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE so super soft. Wore these months after I delivered too. 
  •  BLANQI- Post partum high waist leggings and super supportive tank top (comes in black and white) probably just buy both.


Modern Playroom Seating & Decor

Friday, November 3, 2017

For years, I said  I wasn't going to let my kid take over my living room and here we are and yes my kid has taken over my living room. Thank god we still have a formal living room, where if I want to feel like an adult, I can head on over sit in my great chairs from REEVES ANTIQUES {online @1st Dibs, Brick & Mortar} and drink a martini. BUT most of the time we spend in the living room playing on the floor.

The compromise... If you have to turn your living area into a mixed space/playroom then keep the playroom seating modern and neutral to match your living room furniture. You really can't control the wild colors of the toys but you can find places to store them and out of sight, out of mind.

My living room is a mix of grey, white, beige, tan and brown. We have continued with this color scheme when choosing our kid decor items that go into our living room/playroom. 


You are most likely going to be seated on these items too, so all of these options are good for you and baby to grow into.

We personally have a fuzzy soft bean bag from Target in cream {comes in 4 colors}. It was an impulse buy on a Target run and I have never been happier!

But I recently found these bad ass chairs on etsy, PILLOWSBYELISSA {also has great pillows obviously} that I have been loving and might add one of these chairs to the mix instead of an additional bean bag. I never like to be too matchy matchy anyways. These Boho Loungers are not kid specific, they would look dope in any room of your house.


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We choose the Skip Hop Chevron play-mat. You can change the pattern, make the area larger or smaller and its very versatile. Anders (my 11 month old) in particular likes to pull the mat apart and play with the edges. So much so, that when we recently went to California and Houston on a two week trip, I packed two of the edge pieces to play with.

I am a big fan of Skip Hop for baby stuff, all reasonably priced items that are attractive and blend into your household instead of being a bun of crazy bright prime color eye sore.

Lula Play Rug from RuggishCo {$199}, like this because it is all one piece and then is reversible with interactive map on backside.
Pebble Lily-Pad {$120}, smaller but plush and easy to move anywhere in the house.