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September 2018


All About Bunk Beds with Beddys Beds

Ever since Lainey turned two she started coming into our room at night.  She constantly told us when she turned “4” she no longer would need us and would sleep in “Bunk Beds” if we got them (bittersweet) :).  So ofcourse I couldn’t wait for her “4th” birthday to come around and surprise her with bunk beds + more sleep for mama!  I had been eyeing these stress free bed sheets from Beddys Beds and I immediately started researching all about them!  They Zip Up, hassle free, and it comes with a comforter and the softest bed sheets inside for your little one to feel like they are snug & secure in their own little sleeping bag!  It’s genius, and I cant believe I just learned about them.   I don’t know of any other bed sheets that zip up on the side like this.  You can read more about them here too.

I then reached out to local furniture company in NC to get the ball rolling with the bunk beds- Furniture Land South!  Sara Lee, their own interior designer, helped me chose these bunk beds.

Below are some images of the beddy’s sheets on the bed:  We chose the color: “Oh So Boho” because I loved the linen and the neutral look went with our house.

(Cozy Mink Interior)

(Easy Pull Zipper Tabs)

(Comfort Panels- Extending out to cover Zipper and offer extended coverage)

(Quilted: 100% Cotton Material; all around so looks like a quilt nicely tucked in)

*Order Beddys sheets here
*Get Bunk Beds here
*Get the Floor Mirror here

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Lainey’s So EXTRA – Beach Bash (4th bday)

I have always wanted to throw a beach party for Lainey since she has an August birthday and most of our friends live at the beach! This year worked out perfectly to do that on Labor day weekend!  I thought it would be fun to treat it like a mini “bachelorette” and get matching suits for all the girls!  We also told everyone to BYOF (bring your own float) and we floated outside by the dock the entire day.  Lainey’s favorite thing about the party was the Pelican Sno Balls we had unlimited, as was mine (it turned out genius to make alcohol drinks with the shaved ice too 🙂 )
Below are the vendors we used, and several images from the party.

*If you’re in Wrightsville/Wilmington area and are throwing any type of party, make sure to contact these vendors below!  Everyone was phenomenal, on time and very responsive.

  1. Photographer:  Visuals By Helen
    Helen came for about an hour and got all the photos I needed easily!  She even sent me 3 sneak peak ones that evening, super fast and loved all the images she got!
  2. Moana 2-layered Cake- One Belle Bakery
    I told them my vision, sent a few sample inspiration photos, and boom, they delivered an awesome cake that tasted just as good as it looked!
  3. Mermaid- FairyTales and Dreams by the Sea
    We booked for one hour, and felt like it was the perfect amount of time for her to interact with our small crowd of 8 kids!  They loved her reading to them during “Story time” and she danced and stayed right by the birthday girl!  It was the perfect something “Extra special” birthday treat I am glad I booked for all the kids.
  4. Pelican Sno Balls stationWe booked the starter package and I felt like we had more than enough extra shaved ice left, we invited all the neighbors over to even have some!
  5. Personalized Swim Suits & Tumblers:  Etsy: Parkerryandesigns
    One of our good friends Andrea has been running this etsy shop for awhile and I casually mentioned I was looking for personalized swim suits, and what do you know, she said she could easily make them!  She is one talented girl, if you need something personalized (from clothes to cups) shoot her a message on etsy!  
  6. Water trampoline/Slide O-zone Water bouncer:  Rave Sports
    We have been loving this all summer, but I got this Water Bouncer specifically for lainey’s birthday bash!  The kids and toddlers loved it!  You can see why we love it on this post I did awhile back here.
  7. Letter Board: Felt Like Sharing
    I love the pop of color their letter boards add to any event and photo!
  8. Hair:  I had my hair styled in braids by Set Blow Out Bar
    I always go by here when I am in wilmington to get a blowout, so figured I’d get a braid style for the party too.  Lainey was supposed to come, but she was already enjoying the festivities when it was time for our appointment so I went solo :).  They do Mommy and Me styles too!
  9. Balloons- I ordered all from amazon