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Our Master Bedroom and Newborn Set up

Excited to share the progress in our Master Bedroom! We have a newborn set up ready
to roll which just makes me feel a little more prepared for his or her arrival! (5.5 weeks to go!)
I love how simple and calming our room feels. It might be my favorite space in the house right now.
We’ve slowly been pulling together the room with new and already owned pieces.
I’m sure I’ll tweak it over time, but happy with this progress so far!
(sorry no paint color for you– this was the color on the walls when we moved in!)
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One of my FAVORITE parts of our room is the KING bed.
I can’t rave enough about it. I used to think noo we don’t need it.
NO. I was wrong. We needed it lol. It’s from 4Sleep and I’m a believer.
It arrives in a box at your door and crazilly puffs out into shape when opening it.
We’ve done a memory foam mattress before, but this one is way different…
Ben doesn’t notice me getting out of bed five times to pee because of baby.
Ben is so in love with this mattress that when we have company over,
somehow they end up in our bedroom checking out the mattress. lol.
4Sleep gave me a $75 Off code to share with all of you – athomewithnatalie
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Our Curtains/Curtain Rod and Bedding are from IKEA.
ALINA Bedspread and (2) cushions   Small Pillow
26″x 26″ Cushion Inside     26″x26″ Cushion Pillow Cases
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I used frames that we already had. Almost all from IKEA.
Had to go grab a replacement one that was broken during the move.
The prints over the bed are oldies from IKEA. I first had white frames up,
but it just felt too washed out. I am liking the contrast right now.
The Psalm 139:13 print is by The Worship Artist. I got it at a blog conference
years ago, and finally found the perfect spot for it! LOVE it.
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Our nightstands are from IKEA – HEMNES.
Our lamps are from Target… that I snatched up on clearance!
Something crazy like $15 each. (that’s for the base and shade!)
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Our crib is from USA BABY….we’ve had it since Sophia and it has served us well.
We hung up the sweetest baby mobile from Petit Pehr – Woodland Creatures. It is so adorable!!
I also have a blanket from Lulujo Baby for a boy..or a girl… so we shall see!
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Can you spot the pregnant lady in a shirt that’s too small?? LOL.
Sophia is constantly pulling down my shirt for me.
This side of the room is still coming together. We have the dresser moved over because the door opens and hits it…
Currently loving having it blank. I need some white space in my life!
But maybe I’ll eventually do a DIY with this IKEA dresser we’ve had over the years.
I’ve seen some cute makeovers with paint and handles added.
Right now I just have some lanterns and a sweet baby basket from Petit Pehr on the dresser.
I have it loaded up with baby blankets and burb clothes!
The citrus stripe colored blanket is from Petit Pehr. The Burp Clothes are from
Witt’s End Design and feel absolutely amazing. Can’t wait to use these on our baby!
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I love how our house is slowly starting to feel more like home.
Having a peaceful organized home helps me stay peaceful and organized! lol.
Plenty of days the house gets crazy and the beds aren’t made…but I sure love it when it’s clean!
Next time I share our bedroom I’ll make sure to include the 2 baskets
of clean laundry, at the base of my bed, that I need to fold. ;)
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Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you are having a great week so far!

Sienna’s 5th Birthday- A Frozen Party!

Sienna turned five this past weekend and we celebrated with a Frozen Party!
She is a tad Elsa obsessed and it was fun making all her frozen dreams come true at this party.
She gasped and smiled and was giddy as I set up the party!
She also woke up at 5:30 am…and asked about every 20 minutes when her friends were going to start arriving. ;)
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I cleared out part of our play room to set up the dessert table.
This was the main party spot in the house.
The party was in the afternoon so only served treats/snacks. Makes it a lot more manageable!
The paper snowflakes are from Zurchers and within 15 minutes I had the biggest bang for my buck!
Didn’t take long to create this little winter wonderland for my Sienna.
I used 8 of the 15″ White Snowflakes
5 of the 19″ White Snowflakes
and 5 of the 15″ Blue Snowflakes
I just packed them up today  (they fold a part, and pack small.)
I think we’ll use them for decorations at our Cookie Exchange this Christmas!
Sienna’s cute Elsa Costume(size small) was from BirthdayinaBox.com
I didn’t let her wear it longer than a few minutes before the party…
so the morning of, it was super special!
My mom caught elsa fever…she was texting me photos and calling me from
Walmart when she found this perfect blue fabric on clearance.
It made the party! She actually ended up getting it for free from their nice store manager
who was making up for a bit of a hot mess with customer service. Score!
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The Cupcake toppers and Birthday Banner was created by Crafty Xochy!
I love how they turned out! I made the cupcakes (Duncan Hines box mix and whipped frosting)
and used silver foil liners from…walmart?
I wasn’t sure where I was going to place the banner, but it worked perfectly over the Dessert Table.
The bottom Sienna part is currently hanging by Sienna’s bed. ;)
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I baked her cake this year. A 3 layer cake (first time I tried!)
(duncan hines box mix and frosting) I just frosted and covered with “Snow” sprinkles (walmart)
I placed it on the “ELSA CAKE STAND” as sienna called it haha, and it just made it!
Love the color of those stands…both from Zurchers. (6″ cake plate and a 9″ cake plate in robins egg blue)
I was going to DIY a 5 cake topper, but found this one at Hobby Lobby for $1.99!!
yup. bought that baby right up.
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On the table we had marshmallows and Donuts for Anna’s snowballs!
We also had blue rock candy sticks from Zurchers.
I had plans to make snowflake sugar cookies, then saw these blue sugar cookies at walmart and grabbed them.
I pulled out my box of Christmas Decorations and used some silver tinsel
garland around the house and some white trees across the dessert table.
I made up little menu cards in photoshop, and cut foam balls in half to hold them. (Snow balls from Walmart)
The Cards said “Anna’s Snowballs” —– placed by the marshmallows and donuts
“I love Warm Hugs”—- placed by the hug hershey kisses
“I wanna stuff some chocolate in my face” —- placed by the regular and blue hershey kisses
and “Sven’s Reindeer Antlers”—- placed by the pretzel sticks.
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Sienna LOVES trail mix… so we made a fun elsa version with pretzels, mini marshmallows and blue m&m’s.
I had the girls wash their hands and sort out the blue M&M’s from a big bag.. that kept them busy! haha.
I used my three plastic containers for them…no worries about kids knocking them over!
The small middle one is from target($5) and the two large ones are from Michael’s($6 and $7)
I got them all on clearance/with coupons at different times.
The blue party cups are from TomKat Studio Shop.
The blue candy scoops are from Zurchers. The kids loved making their own little mixes!
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I had surprised Sienna the night before, showing her silver eyeshadow and blue nail polish for the party.
The morning of, we had a special little moment in my bathroom while I did her hair, nails and makeup.
She LOVED it. She felt all fancy. I also did Sophia’s!
They ended up giving glitter eyeshadow makeovers to the other girls who wanted some. It was adorable.
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The Anna and Elsa Cutout is also from Zurchers and the girls loved it!
It’s currently in their bedroom and will probably scare me half to death one of these nights haha.
Loved seeing Sienna’s friends taking photos with it. Here’s part of the group!
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One of the cutest moments was Sienna blowing out her cake.
I just loved her smile! One thing I forgot was candles…
so was super thankful we had these green ones in the pantry from Ben’s birthday!
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The Frozen Themed Piñata was from Birthday in a Box.
Sienna had been talking about wanting a piñata for months!
Daddy strung it up in the tree but ended up holding it for our little princesses to get a
good swing in with micah’s bat. haha.
(It comes with pull strings, but we went old school.)
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It was so cute seeing all the little elsas (and annas) outside in the sunshine!
When that candy hit the ground it was pure chaos! haha.
The elsas used their layers of tulle to hold their candy…smart.
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I had a fun little photo op area set up in our kitchen.
The Fabric Garland and Photo Booth props are from All Diaper Cakes.
The girls loved picking their prop and posing.
We did a 1 2 3 “let it goo!!”
It was the cutest elsa line up ever.
Sophia and Sienna did practice runs all morning before the party haha.
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The Favors for the party guests were these frozen necklaces from Birthday in a Box.
and Pretend Play Makeup from Little Cosmetics!
I am OBSESSED with this toy for little girls… I found them via Instagram and
have told EVERYONE I know about them.
My girls love how they look and feel and will spend forever doing each other (and my) makeup.
They sent me a preview pack of their Birthday kits.. where they have the tulle bags coordinate
with the colors of your party, and include a bigger set for the birthday girl!
They launched them today on littlecosmetics.com!
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Sienna was so blessed by her friends with fun gifts!
Super cute presents… Time for thank you cards. ;)
The Tassel Garland was by All Diaper Cakes!
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So much blue in our house! Loved celebrating our sweet Sienna with friends and family. :)
See that cute baby?? That’s my newest niece. she is pretty much perfect.
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My Sienna loves to color in notebooks and journals… so I ordered some blank white paperback books
off of Amazon. I found Stickers at Walmart and stick on foam snowflakes at Hobby Lobby.
I used our old coffee table covered in matching fabric and set up a little craft table for the girls!
It was super cute watching them decorate their Elsa Books to take home. Sienna has been adding to her’s daily.
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(silver crayon holder from Target bargain bin area-this summer.)
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In the kitchen I had put out blue gatorade, blue cups (water from fridge)
and these fruit juice box things that I NEVER buy because it gives me anxiety how messy they look haha
BUT for Sienna’s birthday..we went crazy and got them. ;) Minor spillage.
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Thanks for stopping by and checking out Sienna’s Party!
Big thank you to the wonderful brands a part of her special day.
Zurchers    Birthday in a Box    CraftyXochy    All Diaper Cakes    Little Cosmetics

I especially want to thank Palmetto Charm Photography for capturing these sweet memories for us!
Reach out to her if you are in the Rock Hill, SC or Charlotte, NC Area! – FACEBOOK   INSTAGRAM

Hope you found some Frozen Party inspiration!
You can see the party featured on Zurchers.com Here!
It was so fun styling this party and putting it together for my Sienna.
She kept hugging me and saying you’re such a nice mommy! haha.
We had some sweet moments during the party planning, during and after..that I wouldn’t trade for anything.
Love making such fun memories with my kids
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Follow me on INSTAGRAM! Here’s the #siennasfrozenparty!
Sophia’s Princess and Knights party is NEXT SATURDAY. lol.
So as soon as this post goes up, it’s party planning for her around here!
She just found our pumpkin cookie cutter…”CINDERELLA!!”
Follow on INSTAGRAM for sneak peeks of party planning for her!

Sophia’s 7th Birthday Invitation- Princess/Knights+ Dragons

This is the first year the girls are having their own birthday parties instead of sharing one.
But..of course they are both ending up being princess parties. lol.
Sienna’s is all girls and Sophia wants girls and boys.
Now that the girls are older, it’s been fun sharing the party planning with them.
They love it as much as their mama!
Sophia drew this cute picture of a princess with a knight and dragon so I
scanned it in(using the scanbot app) and made up an invite in Photoshop.
I printed them out and glued them to scrapbook paper that Sophia picked out.
I cut the paper to size and then did the same thing for a little costume note card.
We are going all pink and gold for this party!
(Paper from Hobby Lobby)
(My printer is the HP officejet Pro 8100- I saw someone asked that on instagram!)
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I found envelopes in my craft box that fit perfectly and used those.
They were the same ones we used for her baptism!
I had gotten a huge pack and held on to them all these years!
I love how the invite turned out and that her artwork is front and center.
I think we are going to have some art themed activities at this princess party.
Can’t wait to share more of our planning!
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