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    Old Hollywood Wedding

    Old Hollywood Wedding | Heidi Ryder Photography

    I’m giddy over today’s Old Hollywood wedding from Heidi Ryder. Old Hollywood glamour, vintage touches, gold polka dots galore – what’s not to love? And my favorite of all is the fashion and style the bride infused into the day. She designed and made her dress and the bridesmaid dresses herself, and I am more beyond obsessed with her dress. And her gold glitter Miu Miu heels. Just too good…

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    DIY Temporary Tattoos

    DIY Temporary Tattoos | Oh Lovely Day - tattoo design by Lupa & Pepi

    I made DIY temporary tattoos for Charlie’s carnival themed 3rd birthday party at the Griffith Park Carousel a few months ago, and I finally shared the DIY over on Momtastic this week. I really loved how these turned out and they were a huge hit with the kiddos. We had a tattoo bar, plus personalized tattoos with the kids’ names in their favor bags. Big thanks to Lupa & Pepi for designing the amazing carnival tattoos for me!

    DIY Temporary Tattoos | Oh Lovely Day - tattoo design by Lupa & Pepi

    You can see the full DIY on Momtastic here.

    And here are the rest of my Momtastic posts for the last couple weeks:

    30 Ways to Use Your Hard Boiled Egg Easter Leftovers

    How To Prep a Mother’s Day Roadtrip Getaway 

    A Shopping Guide for My Favorite Unique Things for Baby

    You can find all of my past posts on Momtastic (for all things mom & child) here.

    And if you loved but didn’t win my first big baby giveaway last month, I’ve got another one coming your way next week! And it’s even BIGGER.

    PS – You can also find Charlie’s first birthday vintage circus party here.

    {Credits} Photos and DIY by Oh Lovely Day, temporary tattoo designs by Lupa & Pepi (please give credit accordingly with a link back to this post if you share)

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    DIY Heart String Art, 15 Ways My Second Pregnancy is Different from My First, My Favorite Beauty Products From Trader Joe’s, + Tips for Kid-Friendly Room Design (My Momtastic Wrap-up)

    DIY string art heart

    Happy weekend! I wanted to pop in and share some of my recent posts for Momtastic. First up, this DIY string art heart, inspired by my friend Kiira from Eye Heart Pretty Things (she does an adorable monogrammed version here!) Isn’t this perfect for a baby shower or nursery decor (or both)? Get my full tutorial on Momtastic here.

    15 ways my second pregnancy is different from my first

    I also shared 15 ways my second pregnancy is different from my first.

    trader joes products

    And how about my favorite beauty products from Trader Joe’s (yes, they actually have some pretty great ones!). Get the list here.

    Kid-Friendly Room Design Tips

    And last, but not least, I shared my tips on designing a room that is kid-friendly, safe, and fun!

    (all photos from Oh Lovely Day)

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    My Favorite Things For Valentine’s Day

    Now that it is February, it’s time to think about Valentine’s Day. I’m not really into Valentine’s Day as a “romantic holiday” but I love it for fun, whimsical crafts and ideas. Hearts, pink, red, chocolate…what’s not to love? So I thought I’d share some of my favorite ideas for Valentine’s Day to get your creative juices flowing. And I’ll have a fun DIY and a great free printable coming up before the big day too. Until then…

    Best Conversation Hearts Since Sweettarts

    Conversation heart balloons DIY from Studio DIY

    How brilliant are these DIY conversation heart balloons from Studio DIY?

    Best Valentine’s Day Decor You’ll Want to Keep Up Year Round

    fabric kiss me heart banner

    How cute is this banner? By A Fabulous Fete for Say Yes.

    Best Yummy Treat For Yourself Your Valentine

    Valentine's Day Puppy Chow

    I make a different version of puppy chow at Christmas, but this version from Life, Love & Sugar looks even better!

    Best Dress For a Valentine’s Day Date

    red maxi dress for Valentine's Day

    I have this dress in two other shades, and am currently ordering it in this neon red. A must have!

    Cutest Valentine For Your Kiddos (or the kiddo in your Valentine)

    Dino Valentine DIY

    I’ve notoriously spray-painted and crafted with Charlie’s plastic toy animals, but his dinosaurs have remained unscathed. That’s about to change thanks to Lovely Indeed.

    The Valentine I Would Make If I Knew How to Use My Sewing Machine

    DIY Heart Pillow by Bramble Workshop on DLF

    Bramble Workshop & designlovefest certainly didn’t invent the heart pillow, but they sure did make me wish I could sew one of their pretty creations (time to take a sewing class to learn how to use the sewing machine my mom gifted me for Christmas!)

    Most Creative Valentine That Takes Very Little Effort

    You Rock Valentine by Wiley Valentine

    How adorable (and incredibly easy) are these You Rock valentines created by my friend Rachelle of Wiley Valentine for The Honest Company. The best part is she created a free printable for the tag (which you can find here), so these really are so easy. I’m going to make some for my son’s friends for our Valentine’s Day party – he loves to find and collect rocks!

    How do you do Valentine’s Day?

    PS- A simple DIY heart garland

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    Color Block Dresser Ikea Hack

    Colorblock dresser ikea hack | Oh Lovely Day

    Another project I did for Charlie’s new room is up on Momtastic – this color block dresser ikea hack. I really love how it turned out, for under $100! Go to the full post on Momtastic for the DIY and details.

    Colorblock dresser ikea hack | Oh Lovely Day

    {Source list} dresser: Ikea / paint: Annie Sloan chalk paint / bean bag: PB Teen / bear head: Near and Deer / curtains: West Elm / Wall Decals: Walls by Mur & Urban Walls / wall color: Benjamin Moore’s Grey Owl

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