Hello friends! How was your weekend? Ours was filled with spoiling our sweet son and celebrating his 8th birthday! I swear I could not love him more and everyday with James is truly delightful. He wanted a simple football party at the park with all the boys he plays football with at recess, so it was fun surprising him with this big yard sign!
I was lucky to snag a pic with the birthday boy. At this age, it’s hard to get him to get in a picture!
I swear, between the ages of 7 and 8, these kids’ face structure changes so much! They are suddenly looking so much more like adolescents! He’s such a cutie! I’ll forever love this face! That second front tooth will be gone any day now!
And Grandma Nola- Happy 92nd Birthday to you today! I love you so much and am so thankful for your influence in my life over the years! I’m in awe of how you continue to learn and help others every single day!
Today I’m excited to welcome you to the Decked + Styled Spring Tour! I’ve partnered with this group of friends in the past on several home tours, but this one is all about Spring!
If you’re coming from Bree’s house at Z Design at Home, isn’t it gorgeous?! I’m seriously smitten with her knack of combining simple, yet stunning decor. It always looks effortless, but I know it requires a keen eye and serious editing to pull off!
She’s a hard act to follow, but I’m excited to welcome you into our home today! I’ll be sharing our kitchen, breakfast room, foyer and dining room with you today!
If you’re new here, I’m Megan, a wife and full-time blogger with two young kiddos. James is 8 and Jordan just turned 2. I like to say they are keeping me young because Lord knows, they require loads of energy to keep up with!
At the beginning of the year especially, it always feels like a time to refresh and renew. I always go on a crazy-woman cleaning and organizing spree in an effort to rid the house of anything we don’t love or use, then it sure feels good to open up the house and let it breathe in the fresh air of Spring! Over the years and after much purging of things, I like to keep the decor simple with just a few fresh touches. For instance, I hung the macrame plant hanger from the ceiling and I love seeing my plant thriving and happy up there! It’s fun watching her grow longer!
I’m keeping lots of wooden elements out and I like the natural feel it gives against the white cabinets and subway tile.
I gave 5 bags of Oreos the Khloe Kardashian treatment as a fun decoration and way to display those cookies! Luckily, I’m not tempted by Oreos, and I don’t mind people eating out of the cookie jar;)
If you know me at all, you know me and my coffee are BFFs. Well, me and my coffee and my vanilla caramel coffee creamer! They recently discontinued it at my grocery store, now I buy 3 big containers at a time at Target and keep 2 in the freezer so I never have to fear running out again! #thehorror!
Nothing says Spring like freshly cut flowers in a pretty vase. This variety is from the grocery store and makes such a lovely display.
Our breakfast room is where our family of four eats our meals and does homework, crafts, colors in coloring books, plays with play dough, etc. The marble table is from Restoration Hardware and the chairs from Ballard Designs.
The counter stools are a new addition and I like how the keep the space nice and bright! They are also very easy to wipe clean, which is great because #twokids!
I couldn’t do an honest home tour post without paying respect to my new bff cleaning tool! I was literally going crazy hauling out my big vacuum to sweep up all the crumbs and mess under the counter stools. When I shared my struggles on a Stories, y’all couldn’t believe I didn’t have a cordless stick vac and recommended this one!
I know it sounds dramatic, but it’s SUCH a game changer! It’s so easy to whip this baby out for quick cleanups and I can easily vacuum the stairs now! Even James likes using it and will pull it out on his own without being asked! I’m embarrassed to admit that I used to often just let the crumbs and mess sit there for days because I didn’t want to deal with it. Now, I’ll whip out this baby even twice a day if I need to!
So, a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you that recommended it to me! p.s. this isn’t sponsored! I just really love this thing and had to tell you about it!
If you’ve been here before, you know I’m a big fan of faux botanicals as long as they look good! A big bunch of them can make a statement in a room without much else going on. I added a bunch of green stems to the large urn on our pedestal table under the stairs and I love the pop of fresh green color there!
And what home with a toddler would be complete without a ride-on zebra, roller coaster and slide?! Santa brought the zebra last year for Christmas and it slides on roller skate wheels when you bounce up and down on it.
Grandma gifted Jordan the roller coaster as a 2nd birthday gift and she loves it! Maybe we’ll eventually move it outside, but she uses it so often, it’s currently sitting right in the foyer welcoming guests into our home! #momlife
Our dining room got a Spring makeover with a pastel table set-up! The runner and blue gingham plates are new, but everything else we already had on hand!
For the floral arrangement, you can’t go wrong with white hydrangeas and I added a few sprigs of eucalyptus in there for added height and volume. I did the my Hydrangea Trick before putting these in water and they are still going strong a week later!
I like adding a little whimsical touch with the miniature birds in nests. I found these at Hobby Lobby years ago and they make the cutest decorations.
I hope you enjoyed this peek inside our home! I love having you over! Next up, I can’t wait for you to see Erin’s house at Sunny Side Up!