• Autumn Bounty Orchard Inspiration

    Autumn Bounty Orchard Inspiration | Oh Lovely Day | Gather Events, Chris & Kristen Photography, The Vine's Leaf, Copper Willow Paper Studio, Whoa Nelly

    Fall is my absolute favorite time of year: sweater weather, all things pumpkin, changing leaves, fall family fun – it’s the best. Even though fall weather hasn’t reached Los Angeles yet (still coming off what I hope is our last heat wave of the year), I’m getting in the spirit thanks in part to this stunning Autumn Bounty inspiration I’m sharing today. Read More »

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    DIY Modern Geometric Party Decor + Free Printables from Lupa & Pepi

    DIY Modern Geometric Party Decor + Printables | Lupa & Pepi on Oh Lovely Day

    Are you searching for DIY modern geometric party decor and printables? Then today is your lucky day! I’m thrilled to have the uber-talented Rachel, from Lupa & Pepi guest posting today – she’s sharing modern party decor ideas, complete will free printables and full instructions!

    Ciao! I’m Rachel and I design paper goods and party decor for Lupa & Pepi! I’m so thrilled and honored to write a post for Chandra while she’s enjoying some time settling in with her new baby! Chandra and I share a love of stationery. In fact, some of you may remember a blog post that Chandra wrote about a year ago where we collaborated on her moving announcements. Well, our collaboration inspired an entire matching set of personalized paper goods called Geometrica (available in Lupa & Pepi’s Shop!) which includes stationery and party paper goods too! So, when Chandra asked me to do a guest post, I knew that Geometrica party decor DIYs were in order!

    Every party can be spruced up with some matching party decor! Here are two DIYs (with downloadable instructions and templates!) that are super simple — in fact if you have some little ones running around, they could lend a hand with putting these together!

    DIY Modern Geometric Party Decor + Printables | Lupa & Pepi on Oh Lovely Day

    DIY GEOMETRICA GARLAND BACKDROP

    This Geometrica backdrop is perfect for a photo booth background or would be wonderful as the backdrop for a dessert table! It’s easy to make — with just some folding and cutting you’ll have triangles that you can use to create a pattern inspired by the Geometrica triangle print. We used twine but if you’d like the triangles to appear like they are floating, use fishing line instead! The step-by-step instructions and printable templates for the garland backdrop are available for download here.

    DIY Modern Geometric Party Decor + Printables | Lupa & Pepi on Oh Lovely Day

    DIY GEOMETRICA TREAT BOX

    With some ingredients that you probably already have at home (white paper, scissors and a glue stick!) you can quickly whip up some of these Geometrica Treat Boxes! They’re small enough for finger foods at a cocktail party or sweet treats displayed on a dessert bar. They can even be personalized with your guests’ names and used as place cards or favor containers! The step-by-step instructions and printable templates for the treat boxes are available for download here.

    The bold color palette from Geometrica invitations can also serve as wonderful inspiration for the rest of your party accoutrements — navy blue napkins, light blue paper straws, pink paper plates, etc.! Tie it all together with some Geometrica personalized coasters!! (They can say anything you want! They’re so fun!) And if you enjoyed these party decor DIYs, there’s more where that came from!

    Congratulations to the Fredrick family! Can’t wait to meet Baby Fredrick, Part Deux!

    Divertiti!

    xo, Rachel

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    Nursery Favorites Giveaway

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    If you saw my room tour of Calvin’s nursery earlier this week, then you know I promised a giveaway of some of my favorite things from his room (and if you missed it, check out the post before this one, or go here). I’m a little late getting it up (two kids is no joke guys!?) but better late than never! I wanted to celebrate Cal’s birth and nursery completion with a little giveaway of some of my favorite details from the room. One lucky winner will get:

    1. A cloud mobile from Baby Jives.

    2. A nautical bundle from The Land of Nod, including the plush Simon the Whale and whale rattle included in Calvin’s room, along with the Tug O War lamp.

    3. A framed 18×24 customized nursery print from Minted.

    4. A $20 store credit to Bannor Toys (where Calvin’s name blocks and California rattle came from).

    5. One crib sheet in your choice of fabric (or a $43 store credit) to Little Slumber.

    6. A Wayne Pate Seagull Pillow Cover from Serena & Lily.

    7. A cloud decal pack (96 clouds included) from The Decal Lab.

    8. A $200 gift certificate to Lullaby Paints.

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    Enter above, and don’t forget to read the instructions and follow the directions. Winner will be chosen at random and announced in the widget above on 10/3/14. Good luck!

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    Calvin’s California-Inspired Indigo Nursery

    Calvin's California-Inspired Indigo Nursery | designed by Oh Lovely Day

    I’m so excited to finally be able to share Calvin’s nursery with you. It was a labor of love and I so enjoyed dreaming, designing, and decorating this little space for my little Cal. Once I found out I was having another boy and we knew we were going to name him Calvin and call him Cal for short (which we knew right away because it was a name we loved when we were pregnant with Charlie), I knew that my idea to do an indigo California-inspired nursery was a perfect fit. And it was so fun to do and quickly turned in to my favorite room in our home!

    I gathered pieces from some of my favorite brands, like The Land of Nod, Serena & Lily, Minted, and Lulu & Georgia, and added touches from some etsy favorites to complete my vision. There’s a full shopping guide at the end of the post, and a giveaway of some of my favorite details coming later this week!

    Calvin's California-Inspired Indigo Nursery | designed by Oh Lovely Day

    I’m so in love with this indigo cloud mobile from Baby Jives and those Calvin blocks (and California rattle you’ll see later in the post) from Bannor Toys. Oh, and that sun marquee light from Saddle Shoe Designs – she created that just for me! How perfect would one of those be for wedding decor that you can then incorporate into your home!?

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    I bought that bull during a blog press trip to Mexico when I was about 20 weeks along, and he’s the perfect addition to Calvin’s eclectic bookshelf! It was our first trip together, just he and I :)

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    Baby already has quite a shoe collection, which is funny because Charlie literally never wore shoes! He was a barefoot California baby, but my obsession with baby moccs (if you haven’t heard of Freshly Picked yet you are missing out!) has benefited Calvin and I can’t wait for him to fit into them!

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    That dresser was a $150 mid-century Craigslist score. I was initially going to refinish it, but once it was in the room I realized it was perfect as is. I just added our old changing pad from Charlie’s changing table and turned it into a more functional piece than just a dresser or just a changing table.

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    The photos of that Lulu & Georgia blue ombré rug do not do it justice. It is the most beautiful rug I’ve ever owned and is so so soft. Charlie likes to lay on it and say he is swimming in the ocean, which means my vision worked because that’s exactly what I hoped for when I choose it!

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    I hope you enjoyed the tour of Calvin’s room – if you love it as much as I do, you can win some of my favorite details later this week, and shop for everything below.

    And if you missed our maternity/newborn feature on 100 Layer Cakelett, you can see it here, and also more of my maternity photos that I blogged here and our newborn + family photos that I blogged here.

    You can also see the journey of my room design on instagram under the hashtag #calicoolnursery and find similar items that would also fit this style here on Pinterest.

    There’s also more peeks of my home under the category in the sidebar “a lovely home.” Stay tuned for more as I make progress on the rest of our home!

    Credits: Photography: Jennifer Roper / Styling & Room Design, Chandra Fredrick of Oh Lovely Day / Wave sheetsdip dyed stoolsbelly basketswhale pillowSerena & Lily / Crib, bookshelfwhale, cloud garland, cloud storage basket & rattleThe Land of Nod / Tie dye throw & curtains: Urban Outfitters / Rug: Lulu & Georgia / Mirror, ottoman, blue storage baskets, bedside table & tie dye pillows: Target (from Threshold Nautical line – most no longer available) / Personalized “Calvin” blanket & hat: Simply Boco Baby / Calvin blocks & California rattle: Bannor Toys / Gallery Wall prints: Most from Minted, California print from Truth & Beauty Design, Live by the Sun print: Reform School (designer unknown), tie dye print from Society 6 / Cloud mobile & mini cloud on door: Baby Jives / Crib Sheet: Little Slumber / Cloud Decals: Decal Lab / Marquee Sun Light: Saddle Shoe Signs / prayer flag bunting: Graham Keegan (bought from Reform School in Silverlake) / Lamp: Lamps Plus / Sun & Cloud bookends: Moose & Bee / Let’s Adventure Wood Hanging: Grace & Salt / paint: custom color from Lullaby Paints / mid-century dresser: Craigslist ($150!) / quilt: vintage (made by my husband’s grandmother) / mini-succulents: Concrete Geometric / Narwhal stuffed toy: Savage Seeds / Personalized cloud pillow: The Fox in the Attic / Rocker: Nurseryworks Sleepytime Rocker (bought second hand from blogger Justina Blakeney)

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    Calvin’s Newborn Family Photos

    Calvin's Newborn Family Photos | Oh Lovely Day; Photos by Jennifer Roper

    In case any of you wondered why I’ve been a bit absent from the blog, I wanted to share our newest family member. Calvin Michael was born on August 14th, after 8 hours of much easier labor than his brother. He was a bit bigger, at 7 lbs 5 oz and 20.5 inches long, and looks pretty much the opposite of Charlie. He’s now a month old, has already rolled over three times, and has such a funny little personality. He and big brother Charlie already have such a sweet and special bond, and it’s so magical to watch their interactions.

    I’m sharing a few of Calvin’s newborn photos over on 100 Layer Cakelett today (along with some of my maternity photos and peeks into the nursery), but thought I’d share the rest of the family photos here as well. And next week I’ll be sharing more of Calvin’s nursery, along with a giveaway of some of my favorite things that I included in his room.

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    Many many thanks to Jennifer for taking these beautiful photos of our family. And don’t forget to come back next week for more of Calvin’s nursery + a giveaway of some of my favorite things in his room!

    And you can see all of our family photos that Jennifer has taken for us here :)

    Credits: Photography: Jennifer Roper / Styling & Room Design, Chandra Fredrick of Oh Lovely Day / Wave sheets, dip dyed stools, belly baskets, whale pillow: Serena & Lily / Crib, bookshelf, whale, cloud garland, cloud storage basket & rattle: The Land of Nod / Tie dye throw & curtains: Urban Outfitters / Rug: Lulu & Georgia / Mirror, ottoman, toy storage baskets, bedside table & tie dye pillows: Target (from Threshold Nautical line – most no longer available) / Personalized “Calvin” blanket & hat: Simply Boco Baby / Calvin blocks & California rattle: Bannor Toys / Gallery Wall prints: Most from Minted, California print from Truth & Beauty Design, / Cloud mobile: Baby Jives / Crib Sheet: Little Slumber / Cloud Decals: Decal Lab / Marquee Sun Light: Saddle Shoe Designs / pennant bunting: Graham Keegan (bought from Reform School in Silverlake) / Lamp: Lamps Plus / Sun & Cloud bookends: Moose & Bee / Let’s Adventure Wood Hanging: Grace & Salt

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