May 11, 2018

Flowers for Momma!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful Mommas out there! Cheers to you….we hope you have a relaxing weekend planed for yourself! If you are anything like us you are focusing more on spoiling your own mom and making her day special and forgetting that the day is also about you. Our mom loves loves flowers…they make her super happy so part of her gift is always a huge bouquet. We use to always spend $$$ at florists until we realized that we could do it ourself & they still look pretty damn good, for less that half the cost! What we do is pick 4 bunches of flowers from Trader Joe’s, usually two larger flowers (roses, hydrangeas, peonies etc.) & two bundles of fillers (small daisies, baby breathe, leafy greens) and we like to make sure all four are different but coordinating in colors. Pick up a cute cheap clear circular vase at target to put them in (or this metallic one is super cute too), therefor it matches with everything and the big bundle will fill it out well. Cut them all around the same length and then just start filling in , we usually mix the two larger flowers together first and set them in the center then slowly fill in sides will filler flower and mix in. Other option is making a few smaller bouquets so your mom can put them all around the house, we use ball jars with the same technique! (see below). We […]
April 26, 2018

Liquid Gold

Liquid gold aka breast milk is a term you hear a lot around the Conlon household these days. The name was coined by my husband in the hospital when we learned how quickly it would stop Lucas from crying. However, even though it is usually the cure to stop that sweet little cry, breastfeeding has also been one of the most stressful things for me as a mom. At the beginning, I dreaded feeding him. I know that sounds awful, but it was not that pretty picture experience everyone shares. I dreaded when the clock struck that three hour feeding time because usually it was a disaster. Of course, I thought it was me and I was doing something wrong. I found myself in the middle of the night googling youtube videos, article on how to “properly” do it, using items like a breast feeding boppy pillow, but nothing was really helping. Finally, I went to a lactation specialist for help. After she watched our feeding she was in shock about the major major over supply of milk I had and how it was basically drowning him. This is a great “problem” to have, but even though it was a good thing, it had its own challenges. Lucas was either choking which lead to crying (screaming to be exact) or eating too much to0 fast which lead to projectile milk spit up. We both would be covered in milk and it typically ended with him not getting enough milk leading […]
April 15, 2018

Give Your Sofa a Makeover With Throw Pillows!

We bought this large ottoman sofa from West Elm awhile back, before we knew we would be gutting a house and moving a few months later. Luckily, we were able to make it work in the new space by adding a love seat sofa. I have always been more of a leather girl when it came to sofas but the one we had prior wasn’t that cozy, so this time we went for fabric and comfort. And boy can I tell you these sofas are COMFY!! My husband and I can hardly pry ourselves off them at night to head up to bed. They are the perfect lounge couches & luckily West Elm makes them stylish as well. Since we moved, I have been on a hunt for throw pillows to give these couches some life. I had my eye on multiple Anthropologie ones, but couldn’t seem to pull the trigger because they ranged from $68-$138 for one pillow. I mean they are gorgeous but with the amount of pillows I wanted it wasn’t going to exactly fit into my budget. And let’s be serious, Caroline is always spilling things on everything or literally taking a crayon to it..eeeek. I know those pillows would have made me nervous that they would be ruined everyday. So, I went on a hunt to find nice but affordable pillows. I looked at a lot of places online and found some good options but nothing was really hitting the spot. Then when browsing in Target […]