Tuesday, November 15, 2022

A LEGO Birthday Party For Cheyenne's 5th Birthday.

Colorful LEGO birthday party
It feels like just yesterday I was telling you that Cheyenne was born. And now we are celebrating her 5th birthday. Unbelievable! She is a master at LEGO building and is absolutely LEGO obsessed, so I thought it apt to incorporate some LEGO aspects into her birthday celebration.

I guess I owe being a chicken Mama for inspiring this idea. I thought of using over 100 of  these egg cartons(since in my brain the undersides mimic the look of LEGO bricks) to create a 3D wall/backdrop that look like LEGO bricks. I almost regretted this idea because it was so time consuming, but it was totally worth it. This wall was the perfect backdrop for the party. I plan on reusing the cartons for Easter craft activities and of course for egg storage. 

A LEGO birthday cake

A LEGO birthday cake

The cake was a hit! It was made by the lovely Jenny from local Blue Pineapple Bakery O.K., get ready for picture overload. There were so many fun moments!


Happy, happy birthday sweet girl. You are such a blessing to all of us. πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸ’•


Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Come And Drool Over Colin King's Manhattan Loft

Such eye candy in this space! Love everything!
About a year or so ago, I happened upon the interior styling work of Colin King and I was immediately smitten! I love his meticulous attention to detail and form. His work is such eye candy, so it's a real treat to get a peek inside his home, featured on Architectural Digest. Though I'm a color lover, I still find everything about Colin's loft delightful! I love the warmth of his spaces, the materials, the variation in tones all create a cozy vibe. And I am drooling over that bedroom color!

Beautiful living room

Understated elegance

Understated elegance

Beautiful kitchen and wares!

Light and airy living room with delightful furniture pieces!

Such an elegant bathroom!

Beautiful understated design

Beautiful cozy wall color in this bedroom-designaddictmom

So beautiful, right!?

Monday, September 5, 2022

Spending Labor Day In The Garden

Coffee in the garden is a great idea-designaddictmom
Coffee anyone:-)? It is no secret that I love nature and I'm truly so inspired by it. It is also where I go to 
quiet my mind.  Whether I am pulling weeds, picking veggies, or having some coffee, there is always a sense of calm that overcomes me- it's so therapeutic.  Since putting so much work into the space, we've all been enjoying it! This is where you could find me most of the time during this Labor Day weekend. 

Lovely yellow outdoor table set provides seating in the garden-designaddictmom
 I bought this yellow foldable outdoor table set a bit over a year ago and it has been left outside, but held up so beautifully!  I might buy another in a different color-maybe this mint green one...

Beautiful and lush vegetable garden-designaddictmom
Over the weekend, I pulled lots of weeds and fertilized the remaining vegetables. 
This year I planted chile peppers for the first time and now I have so many! I usually plant what we call scotch bonnet peppers known as habaneros, so I might've gone overboard with the selection of hot peppers! You know us Jamaicans love their spicy food:-)

Chile peppers in the garden-designaddictmom
some of the chile peppers waiting to be picked

Mama looking cute in the garden-designaddictmom

Vegetables from my garden- designaddictmom
I am looking forward to the cool down so I don't have to water the garden as much. I had placed mulch down in the beds before we left for vacation and that has definitely helped, but nevertheless, the cool down will be well received.  

Spending Labor Day In The Garden-designaddictmom

I hope you're soaking up the last bits of this long weekend. Guess what I'll be doing today?-yep you guessed it; more gardening and plant maintenance. Happy Monday friends. xx

images: Courtney Cheatham

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