Arden’s Updated Play Kitchen

I’ve been giving Arden’s play kitchen a little mini update this week. She received this play kitchen for Christmas a couple of years ago and I figured it was time to give it a little refresh. After browsing some really amazing play kitchen DIY ideas on Pinterest, I figured we’d start with an easy hardware upgrade and some fun styling for phase one.

Copy Cat Chic | Ikea Play Kitchen Update

We used these new satin nickel pulls from Lowe’s for a super quick and easy update. Next step? I think I’ll paint and add a backsplash. I’m thinking of doing a tuxedo style theme. So black cabinets below (keeping the counter wood) and doing white up-top. I’m a little worried it will look too dark and dreary though…what do you guys think? Maybe I should just stick the tried and true white cabinets? I’d love to do a peel and stick subway tile backsplash too. I think I should probably spray paint the fixtures satin nickel to match the new hardware now too.

She’s been collecting all sorts of play food and kitchen tools lately and her play kitchen just doesn’t have enough storage. She also asked Santa for a “store” this last Christmas. A little random, I know, but fun nonetheless. So we bought this great closet cubby shelf and made it into a shop counter slash kitchen counter depending on what she’s playing. Not groundbreaking I know, but it totally works for what we need and she loves it. Super simple, affordable and easy!

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Decorating for the Holidays with Lowe’s


I gave you all glimpse of our Christmas tree yesterday. I figured I’d show you the rest of our holiday decor in our family room and share some sources!

I already had most of the ornaments on our tree, but added a couple of fun, new additions. You’ll also notice our new faux fur tree skirt – sooo much better looking in person than on the website.  These mixed metallics ornaments make a great base and I thought these gilded branch ornaments added great texture. Here’s a good close-up shot of the those as well as the gold, beaded garland I bought.

On the mantel we placed some magnolia garland (similar) and decided to buy these faux fur stockings to match our new tree skirt. And I had to buy these reindeer ornaments I featured in my last #FiveforFifty post. They blended right in with the tree because they’re both white, so I added them to the stockings instead for some added punch. Aren’t they adorable?

I kept the top of the mantel pretty simple because the built-ins have a lot going on. This is the playroom after all 😉

Pretty simple over all, I like to keep the holiday pretty natural and not get things to cluttered. What about you? Did you go with a fun theme this year? Are you still decorating your home or have you already finished?
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Planting Winter Bulbs

Christmas is just around the corner you guys! I still feel like it’s Halloween 😉 And don’t even get me started on Thanksgiving.

Last weekend I put all of the Halloween decor away and this weekend I started a bit of Christmas decor prep. I got all of our wreaths out of storage and hung them up around the house.

I love the look of simple greens and natural accents, so the wreaths we have are pretty simple. They could definitely be used year round, but I like to pack them away during the off season, so they look festive when the holidays roll around.

I also enjoy having flowering bulbs inside during the winter. They’re so fresh and cheerful. But you definitely have to plan ahead in order to get them blooming by Christmas!

I always like planting my winter bulbs in an attractive planter. The containers I choose don’t always have drainage holes, which is ideal for bulbs. So here’s how I get around that minor detail.

I chose to plant Amaryllis and Paperwhites. You’ll need river rocks and I also used spanish moss because I like how it looks.

Choose your container. It should be wide and relatively shallow. I chose this solid, white ceramic planter to use this year.

Step 1: Fill your container halfway with rocks.

Step 2: Position your bulbs so that the roots are on the bottom. Also grouping your bulbs together will look better than having them spread to far apart. Add water to the pot until only the roots of the bulbs are submerged. The bottom of the bulbs will rot if submerged in water for too long, so be careful to not fill the water to high.

Step 3: Cover the bulbs with more rocks so that they are secured in place.

Step 4: Cover the rocks with spanish moss. This is optional and just for looks, you can definitely skip this step and your bulbs will be just fine.

Step 5: Place your pot in a cool space where it won’t get direct sunlight. I water about once a week. After they’ve sprouted I move them to a more sunny spot. Sometimes blooms, especially paperwhites, tend to flop over. I usually take a pretty ribbon and them them all together so they can support themselves. Another option is to use an orchid stake.
Here they are in their dark corner ready to root! I’ll be sure to post another picture once they’ve bloomed!
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