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    Our Spring Family Photoshoot

    Spring Family Photoshoot | Oh Lovely Day | Photos by Jennifer Roper

    I recently realized that I never shared my favorite of all of our family photoshoots, from when Charlie was 18 months old. Since it is officially spring and this shoot captures spring in Los Angeles, I thought I would share it today. Plus it gives me an excuse to go back and look at old family photos. We did this shoot at LA’s Runyon Canyon, which is one of our favorite spots in the city. We like to pick our favorite places for family photoshoots, like this one at LACMA. We even had our engagement photos at the beach in Santa Monica. That way not only is a special time in your life documented in the shoot, but one of your favorite places is as well.

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    I remember this being the first family shoot where Charlie wasn’t the most cooperative, but the first where I felt comfortable in my own skin after having him. It’s fun to look back and remember what 18 month old Charlie was like, with his faces and his hat – he wore that hat everywhere until it was way too small. It also makes me miss having bangs!

    This shoot was featured on On To Baby ages ago, and you can see the full feature here if you’d like.

    {Credits} Photography: Jennifer Roper Photography / Concept and Styling: Chandra Fredrick of Oh Lovely Day / Chandra’s Dress: J.Crew / Charlie’s Hat: Children’s Place

    Jennifer Roper is a handpicked member of our Lovely Vendor Guide. If you would like to be considered for our guide, apply here.

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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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    New Baby Goodies Giveaway

    baby goodies giveaway on Oh Lovely Day

    Happy Monday! In case you missed it, yesterday I announced what we’re having, and today I’m celebrating baby #2 with an amazing giveaway of so many of my favorite baby goodies for momma and new baby! And if you’re a bride reader, just bookmark these fabulous shops and products for later and consider it research :) So, here’s what I’m giving away, in partnership with these great shops/brands: Read More »

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    We’re Having A Baby (Again!)

    Our family is growing! Oh Lovely Day

    If you follow me on instagram you already know this (I just couldn’t wait to share the news!) but our family of three is becoming a family of four in August! Charlie is very excited to be a big brother and I’m thrilled (and a little scared) to be the momma of two.  Read More »

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    Pom Pom Mobile Decor DIY

    DIY pom mobile | ohlovelyday.com

    Today’s DIY came about accidentally. I was making pom poms for a baby shower and I also had spray painted some driftwood gold for another project, and suddenly a light bulb went off. Isn’t that how the best creative projects happen? I love the pom mobile for a nursery, but it’s also cool enough to hang anywhere in your home.

    DIY pom mobile | ohlovelyday.com

    What you’ll need:

    First, make your pom poms. Here is a step-by-step tutorial for making the pom poms using a pom maker.

    DIY pom mobile | ohlovelyday.com

    1. Wrap yarn around one side of the pom maker like in the photo in the first photo. Once you have it covered in yarn as shown wrap the other side the same way.

    2. Close the pom maker and cut a piece of yarn about 6 inches long to wrap around the pom.

    3. Cut the yarn (see photo 3) along the length of the pom maker.

    4. Tie the 6 inch piece of yarn tightly around the center of the pom maker, where you just cut the yarn (see photo 5).

    5. Pull the pieces of the pom maker apart, leaving you with one completed pom pom.

    DIY pom mobile | ohlovelyday.com

    Make enough poms as you want for your mobile. You can make varying sizes by using different size pom makers. You can even make multi-color poms by wrapping different colors of yarn on one pom maker at a time.

    Next you need to spray paint your driftwood. Once you’ve done that and it has dried, you can tie the poms on your mobile.

    Finally, once your poms are in place, tie your cord around each end of the driftwood and hang it!

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    I love the idea of lots of these in different sizes for a wedding installation too. It would make a great ceremony or photobooth backdrop! Or make some for a baby shower and then baby can use one for his or her mobile. Such a sweet touch.

    Photos by Amy Stone PhotographyAmy Stone is a member of our Lovely Vendor Guide. If you’d like to be considered for our handpicked vendor guide, apply here.

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