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DIY Children's Playhouse

I've been talking about P's new playhouse ad naseum so it's about time I declare it done and share it. Creating this special space for P has been a lot of fun and doing it together with my husband is a memory I won't soon forget. Our yard feels so nice to hang out in after work and P is just loving the new addition. She literally will run in there and just hang out - painting and playing.

A couple of things about the playhouse since I know you're likely curious! We purchased the playhouse off of Craigslist and on a wet and rainy day, I sent my husband and our friend Zack to pick it up. I should have known when they returned in fits of laughter that something was up. Well turns out the playhouse was rather large - much larger than I anticipated - as in we could stand up inside it!

So David had to do some modifications to it (removed the front porch) and added to the side instead. We painted the whole interior and exterior white (Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore) as well as created a dutch door. David even put a knob on it that he bought a long time ago in Anthropologie that he liked because it had abalone in it. Fairly certain he has never gone to Anthro with me again haha.We both aren't fans of the roof but it is functional (it's real!) so we decided not to mess with it. Finishing touch was its own little wind chime.

Lastly we need to add the window box back on and plant some flowers in it! Most sources are listed below but feel free to ask any questions!

pink polka dot tablecloth - this is great material because it can be wiped down!
lemon tablecloth (fabric purchased at Britex in SF)
curtains - DIY

Loving Lately

Whoopsie! Took an unintentional little break from this space. Client sessions are rolling full steam ahead and this poor little blog always gets the shaft when I am super busy. I plan on doing a full playhouse post this week once I remember to photograph the inside of it at the right time of day. I love the way it turned out so much and I think David is just so glad that I am done decorating it. What can I say? I like all the things!

I had mentioned that we recently sold our old patio set (good riddance!) and it has opened up our yard so much. I am looking forward to picking out some new budget friendly furniture for those upcoming warm summer nights. David has been tasked with making a propane fire table - that's my description of it - and I am excited to see when he comes up with.

Other than that we have been just hanging around enjoying our ever changing weather. One moment it feels on the verge of summer and the next thing you know it's pouring rain! P doesn't seem to mind much either way. We have a really fun photoshoot coming up this weekend that I am really excited about and can't wait to share them with you all here. Time for me to get a little pampered!

Since I have been out of the loop for a while here are some things I am loving lately for myself, P and even the hubby!

I discovered Stance socks when I was prepping for our Tahoe trip and they are so amazing. Loving these ones for P!

Stance Liberty Socks
H&M Embroidered Dress - I am slightly obsessed with this one and want to buy it just to be able to loan out to clients! It's so fun and different I just wish the price point was a little lower.

Whitney Print Top
Trapeze Dress
 Men's Graphic Tee (Have this one on my wishlist waiting for a sale!)
Family Pop-Up Shade - would love to have this for all our beach/park outings!
 Marisol Pillow - want!
Ora off the shoulder top

Louvre top - I love bell sleeves but especially in photographs. This would be a great top for a new mother doing newborn photos!
Sunbathe top - umm obsessed!
Privacy Please Fillmore Dress - great for a wedding!

Gah so many cute summer clothes my closet is in need of an overhaul!

The New Fort

The days are getting warmer and warmer and that means we are logging a lot of time in our backyard. We just planted our summer garden, sold our old patio set and are slowly finishing up the playhouse. Of course I ran out of paint when I literally had one thing left to paint. P absolutely loves the house and I love that I don't have to stress too much (let's be honest) about what a mess it turns into inside.

Thank goodness for Ultra Clean Washable Crayola everything! The final thing I really want to do to the playhouse is make the front door a dutch door. Looks like a need to nag kindly ask David a little harder to make that happen.

I also ordered this fun simple little play kitchen for inside of it - something if she destroys I could care less about. Although knowing me it will get a little DIY facelift. It will be sweet to watch her play pretend and whatever else she dreams up. Some snaps from the past week and apologies in advance that playhouse pics are going to dominate summer!

 swimsuit - bought last season

 top (last season, Crew & Lu), shoes