Archives for November 2017

11.27.17

My Holiday Gift Guide for kids!

So fun to be joining a few of my blogging friends from #themomblogcollective to bring you a very simple holiday gift guide! If you’re new here, here’s the scoop. Once a month, our group of amazing and inspiring mamas will discuss the same topic having to do with blogging, Instagram, photography, collaborations, sponsored posts, balancing it all with motherhood, and more.

We each have different perspectives and different opinions, so this is a fun way to learn from one another. We hope you’ll join along! Check out the hashtag #themomblogcollective to see everyone on Instagram, and I will also link you to all of the amazing blog posts here at the bottom of my post!

We thought it would be kind of fun to switch it up and talk about something besides blogging. This week, 6 of us mamas are talking all about the holidays! We have a total of 13 kids between us ranging in ages from 3 months to 7 years and we each put together a gift guide for our littles in this installment of #TheMomBlogCollective.

1) First up is the lovely natural dollhouse from IKEA! This dollhouse is $30.00 so such a steal of a deal. I plan to spray paint this wooden dollhouse light pink and add some handmade table legs to the bottom of it from a beautiful shop called PRETTYPEGS! They specialize in making custom legs for tables, consoles, coffee tables and much more. They offer an array of fun pops of colors for every piece of furniture. For this particular dollhouse I have purchased the below Plan-house dollhouse furniture pieces from Amazon! I love the natural wood and darling wooden people figures. I think it will fit nicely with the simplicity of the dollhouse! Each furniture grouping was under $24.00 dollars!

This photo above was my inspiration for Beatrice’s dollhouse! Her legs will be the ones pictured painted light pink! I will be adding some wallpaper to each room to give it a little extra shine and fun!

I love this tea set because it’s natural looking with a few pops of color! Elouise loves anything that has a cup and spout:) I found this beautiful set on Amazon for $22.95

These onesies come from a beautiful shop I follow and support on Instagram Mini&Meep! Her onesies, shirts, and bibs are seriously so amazing and 100% organic cotton.

The girls have lived in their soft organic cotton pinafore dresses from Mien studios! The colors and patterns she designs are like none else! The cotton is thick yet breathable! One of my favorites for sure!

This is my favorite bonnet shop around! I have people stop me at stores all the time asking where Eloise’s bonnet is from! This a favorite shop of many called Specific Pigeon each bonnet and hanker chief is hand dyed naturally with pressed botanicals. They are truly one of a kind!

Well my friends I think that rounds up my simple gift giving ideas for girls ages 1-5yrs old! Giving gifts is so much fun and I think you can’t go wrong with these ideas and shops listed above! Please be sure to check out my lovely friends from #themomblogcollective who have all written and shared their own Christmas gift guide for kids of many different ages! Here are their direct links below!

occasionallyperfectstyle.com
@occasionally_perfect

jordanandcoblog.com
@jordan.and.co

thelovedesignedlife.com
@thelovedesignedlife

stephpollock.com
@steph.pollock

hellotinylove.com
@hellotinylove

Happy Holidays!

Xo,

Sophia

11.06.17

Holiday inspired tablescape with The•Company•Store

The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling. -Fabienne Fredrickson

The holiday season…is there anything more magical and festive? From Bing Crosby’s holiday music, to warm hot chocolate, wood fires, the smell of sugar cookies, hot soup, warm blankets, and a decorated tree…it truly brings so much joy and comfort to me every year when the holiday season comes around. I wanted to share with you all how easy and fun it can be to prepare a beautiful tablescape for your friends and family this year. Whether your hosting a small and intimate get-together or having a few girlfriends over, The Company Store has everything you need and more!

One thing I’ve really been exploring this year are my passions; things that inspire me, challenge me, and things I feel called to that bring great purpose and connection to my personal life as well as my families lives. Hospitality has always been a part of who I am, engrained and stamped upon my heart with great intention and purpose.

For me hospitality is the art of deep connection, laughter, and acceptance. When I host, I am not inviting them over as a guest but rather a friend, someone that will feel a part of my family; accepted and heard. My goal is to create a space that is welcoming and fully inspired by all of my favorite things. My goal is not to make the tastiest most delicious meal (although that’s a bonus;)) but rather to connect, accept, and be intentional about forming relationships that are purposeful around my table.

I was really inspired to keep this tablescape warm, neutral, earthy, and simple. I love the pops of greens, the touches of gold and silver metal, and the intricate details of the leaf napkin rings. The first thing I focused on to achieve this look was color choice! Here I have white, green, pops of red, gold and silver. The second thing I did was create the centerpiece of the table by taking simple holiday greens and clipping them into the appropriate length to be placed in various sized glass vases. I added gold berries my grandmother found to bring out the greens even more. When you decide on your colors and themes, you’ve already done the hardest part! From there you get to be creative and put together something that represents your style and aesthetic. Creating this space that just calls for glasses of deep red wine, crusty bread, and delicious homemade soup. Your friends will be cozy, and surrounded by the view and ambience you’ve created.

To shop specific pieces in my dining room click on the links below!

Linen table runner, Silver wood holiday tree, Hanging ornaments, Leaf brass napkin rings, Linen napkins, Evergreen gold holiday tree, White felt holiday garland, Thyme throw blanket

Sea grass basket: AllModern

This blog post was in collaboration with the amazing The Company Store! They have the perfect assortment of holiday decor to cozy up your home and get you in the holiday spirit. From table decor to bedrooms, bathrooms, they have you covered this holiday season to welcome and hold special memories in your home and with your family.

Xo,

Sophia