Meet baby Walter…

Oh man, I am just so excited about this baby! Meet baby Walter… My sister has had 4 girls and then this little guy decided to join in the fun! We are all so thrilled for their family and we may be biased, but we all think he is just the cutest little guy in the whole world! We love you Walter!

Kids Bathroom

I finally finished the kids bathroom. This may seem like a small task, but you’d be surprised at how many different things I’ve had going on in this bathroom, and I am so glad we finally hit the right spot with it! Plus, I swear everything just takes 4 times as long with 4 kids! So its just taken me longer to wrap it up…. ANYWAY, When we were designing our home plans, we made the choice to have all 4 kids share a bathroom… we did this in hopes that this will teach them to share and be respectful of one another… We will see how that goes as they get older! haha! So we had to decorate it in a style that would accommodate both the boys and the girls… Which can be tricky. But I want both the teen boys and the little girls to feel like this is a space they belong in. I found these adorable initial hooks while we lived in our last house, and I brought them with us to this new house… and then I grabbed the towels last summer when they went on sale. I included the links to the hooks, but the towels are no longer available, but I included some towels that are similar. I’ve always loved hanging cute, uplifting phrases in their bathroom, so they can read them as they get ready for the day! I made these from free printables from Pinterest, and had them printed at ProDigital Photos. Loved this vase I found at Pottery Barn (link below). I found the eucalyptus sprigs at a wholesale place in Salt Lake. If your local and interested in them, shoot me a email or DM, and I will give you the info.I love a good, classic faucet. I chose something that I felt like will not go out of style. So even if I change up the accessories in this space, I am glad I went with more traditional and classic faucets.I also just loved this rug I found! I put the link to it below. I bought the 5×3′ for this bathroom space, and it was just the perfect finishing touch for this space! It always makes me happy when I find something like this that makes the room come together and feel finished. To be honest, this wasn’t one of my favorites spaces when we were done building our home. When the home was finished, I felt like it didn’t come together the way I had hoped… in fact, I think I still want to switch out the light fixtures some day, but its amazing what a few fun accessories can do to a space. Adding the towels, the fresh rug and that darling vase, totally changed my mind about the space, and now I feel totally different about that room. I feel like its just right for my 4 little loves right now, and I love how it all came together…

 

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The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

I joke you not! This recipe is a MUST try!! My family all loves a good classic Chocolate chip cookie, and I think it is fair to say, that we have tried a million different ones, and these ones are buttery, chewy and full of savory and sweet flavors… and we are all totally obsessed!! All my kids LOVE baking, and it has been fun to pull out recipes to let them try them. Well, we came across this one, and we have loved it so much, we have had it on repeat! haha! I posted this recipe awhile back on my Instagram stories, but I knew I needed to share it here on the blog so you could try it too!

ok, so here is the recipe…

Ingredients

3 c. all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 c. unsalted butter, room temperature

1 c. firmly packed light brown sugar

3/4 c. granulated sugar

2 large egg

2 tsp. Vanilla extract

4 cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Hang on to the end for the secret ingredient!!

PreHeat Oven to 350’F and butter or spray cooking sheets with non-stick spray.

I use my Kitchen Aide, and blend the sugars, butter, eggs and vanilla. Make sure the butter is room temperature, and to avoid flat cookies, make sure the butter isn’t melted. Once blended, I add in the salt, baking soda and flour. When done blending, use a wooden spoon and stir in the chocolate chips, just be careful not to over stir. If dough is warm, put in fridge to chill.

We like the cookies a little bigger at our house, so we scoop the dough into generous golf ball sized clumps, and place them on the cookie sheet. I can usually fit a dozen on our cookie sheets.

Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until golden around the edges. Now here is when the fun part happens…… keep reading……

Immediately after the cookies come out of the oven, lightly grind sea salt on the top, while they are still on the cookie sheet. I use this Himalayan Pink Sea Salt from Costco…. and it is so yummy, but also pretty!! 😉 Let the cookies cool and then enjoy!! The combination of the semi-sweet chocolate, the buttery cookie and the sea salt will send your taste buds over the top!! I usually double the recipe so I can share them with friends!

Enjoy!!

~Natallee

My little Valentines!

Here are the pictures from my girls Valentines session! I just love seeing them together and the older Rosie is getting, the more they are playing. My boys are literally each others best friends, and so it makes me soooo happy to see the girls loving each other so much too!

I found their dresses at Tutu Du Monde, and I reused the Balloon Garland (link to post here), and the darling red heart garland is from Pearl & Jane. The red chair I inherited from my Grandma, and I knew it would work perfectly for all the Valentines photos this year! It made us all think of the “Queen of Hearts”, so it was perfect for the Valentines classroom cards we did!

Oh Miss Rose! Always makes taking pictures an adventure…Good thing Lyla is so patient with her! haha…

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