OK so why Bashabaloo? It’s no secret I have taken on several fun passion projects over the years, including this blog, but this is the first time I’m “taking things to the next level” and confidently betting on myself, doubling down and creating a thriving (fingers crossed) business. I’ve never done this before. But I’m all in 😉 And this is what I am certain I do best – creating items that make someone smile, with just a hint of surprise.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve spent my entire week so far sick in bed, sick, trying practically everything I could to beat the flu. I woke up this morning feeling a tad bit better, which makes me believe that something (besides the NyQuil) had to have worked! So here is my “Sick Girl Survival Guide”, if you have the flu, I feel your pain and I hope you get better soon <3
There are a couple things that spell SUMMER…
Beach days that turn into bonfire nights
The search for pie recipes to bring to EVERY summer party I attend (whether you like it or not, its happening)
My solution- A pie chart! (hehe. I crack myself up). Here are my top picks for the season:
It wouldn’t be summer without a pool party, right?! But really, the hardest part of styling a home for a family are bringing in real life portraits and photos while still maintaining a clean aesthetic. I think I found a very cool solution and her name is Nina Nolte, whose realistic acrylic painting capture the full essence of a photography but still maintains a really cool fluid feel.
If you’ve visited Oceanside, California 10 (heck even 5) years ago, you haven’t been to Oceanside, California. The culture, local attractions, and most of all, the food have dramatically changed in the last several years. So much so, that these little craft restaurants are taking home some of the most prestigious titles for food and (my husband’s favorite) craft beer. So logically, it’s been a longtime goal of ours to turn Coast Highway into one our favorite past times, The Ultimate Food Crawl.
Okay, so you’ve just spent 8 to 12 weeks blissfully sleepless, catering to the every need of a tiny, helpless human being that has you totally wrapped around his or her finger. Even if you told your supervisor at work that you would be checking email frequently, you’ve probably only done it once or twice, and that was only because you needed a break from reading “Little Blue Truck” or “I Love You, Stinkyface” for the 8 millionth time. Your shower routine is a little….off…and your eyebrows have developed their own special arch (which looks nothing like an arch).
Everywhere I looked this past weekend, I’ve found inspiration. From the food on my plate to the sunset in the sky I’ve used color, texture and patterns as my muse. Speaking to this, my crew and I have been busy planning a fun Palm Springs inspired photo shoot and we’ve taken to Instagram to find incredible inspiration!
We are heading out on our first big family vacation and one the most stressful parts of family travel happens before you ever leave home. Packing can be a process, as you want to make sure that you don’t forget anything essential for the kids or yourself. Here’s how I’ve tackled the process, feel free to use our handy family packing guide to make sure that you get these essentials into your bag