Jack's BIG BOY BED

Jack's Room + New Car Bed! | Amy Tangerine

When I was little, I was a total tomboy and I was completely enamored with the idea of having a car bed. My obsession with cars was fueled by not only the little cars I would play with instead of dolls, but also a show called Knight Rider. I was certain that if I could sleep in a "car," my dreams would be that much cooler! So once Jack outgrew his crib (as seen in this house tour post), I knew exactly what kind of bed he would get...

Jack's Room + New Car Bed! | Amy Tangerine

Imagine my excitement when Step2 offered to send Jack the bed of my (I mean his) dreams! How awesome is that?! You may have seen others similar to this one, but this blue color is a Step2 product exclusively available at Walmart. I couldn't wait for JC to get it all set up in his room and let him take it for a "test drive!"

Jack's Room + New Car Bed! | Amy Tangerine
Jack's Room + New Car Bed! | Amy Tangerine

Luckily he was just as excited about it as I was! He even helped JC figure out all the sticker and decal placement while I was out of town. Even though his room is quite small, I'll now often find him playing or reading on his bed throughout the day.

Step2 car bed
Jack's Room + New Car Bed! | Amy Tangerine

We decided to move our library cart of children's books from the playroom to Jack's bedroom so he could reach for his favorite stories while laying in his awesome new bed. 

Jack's Room + New Car Bed! | Amy Tangerine
Jack's Room + New Car Bed! | Amy Tangerine
Jack's Room + New Car Bed! | Amy Tangerine
Jack's Room + New Car Bed! | Amy Tangerine
Jack's Room + New Car Bed! | Amy Tangerine

He loves showing it off to people when they come over. "Do you want to come and see my bed?!" Which I suppose is only cute and acceptable at a certain age. So far the best part to me is that while he knows how to get out of his bed, but chooses instead to call for me or "DADA!" to get him up in the morning. Also the best news for you all is that the bed is currently on sale!

This post was written in collaboration with Step2. All words and opinions are my own.

Valentine's Day Idea | Photo Canvases + Mixbook discount code

Creating Quick + Easy Wall Art with Mixbook Photo Canvases | Amy Tangerine

Last summer we had Christian + Reinna take our photos at our favorite LA beach and I love how they turned out! Not only do they capture my little family so well but the colors in each image fit my home decor perfectly. Thanks to Mixbook, I was able to create three beautiful canvases in a matter of minutes and will be gifting them to JC for Valentine's Day. Once they arrived, I couldn't wait to get them on my walls, which sort of spoils the surprise element, but is great because we get to enjoy them a little early!

Creating Quick + Easy Wall Art with Mixbook Photo Canvases | Amy Tangerine
Creating Quick + Easy Wall Art with Mixbook Photo Canvases | Amy Tangerine

Since JC and I are constantly restyling our home, I decided to use Velcro Hangables. Following the instructions on the packing, I simply attached the strips to the back of each 8x10 canvas and hung them on the wall! 

Creating Quick + Easy Wall Art with Mixbook Photo Canvases | Amy Tangerine

This entire project took less than ten minutes from start to finish.

Creating Quick + Easy Wall Art with Mixbook Photo Canvases | Amy Tangerine

Jack approves!

DISCOUNT CODE: Now through 2/28, get 50% off any Mixbook canvas order using the code: AMY50. 

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Easy DIY Photo Canvas Project

Photo Canvases

Loving this little corner of our living room. The chair and credenza are vintage and pillow, succulents an photo canvases are new. Snapfish sponsored this video and the 11x14 canvases are on sale for just $19.99 on Snapfish - USE CODE CANVAS1999 THROUGH 3/31.

Awesome Photo Gallery Wall by Amy Tangerine

I also used the canvases before putting the American Crafts Thick & Thin Thickers on at the Marilyn Denis Show. You can see the full segment here.

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Framed Silhouette

Postmark Studios Silhouette of Jack | Amy Tangerine

Got this silhouette of Jack custom made from Postmark Studios. Love that there are a large variety of colors to choose from. I chose the 5x7 and the color "Pool". So excited to have had an Ikea trip planned, where I was able to get this frame and put it in right away.

Postmark Studios Silhouette of Jack | Amy Tangerine
Postmark Studios Silhouette of Jack | Amy Tangerine
Postmark Studios Silhouette of Jack | Amy Tangerine
Postmark Studios Silhouette of Jack | Amy Tangerine

Right now it's in our living room, at least until I figure out whether or not we are redoing the gallery wall in Jack's room. I think it would be fun to have one of these made every year or so!

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Jack's 2nd Birthday Party!

DIY Birthday bus tee

We had a total ball at Jack's 2nd birthday party a couple weeks ago. I wanted something where everyone would be able to come over and enjoy the backyard festivities, with just enough DIY elements to make it feel special. We decided on a "wheels on the bus" themed party about a month before. In preparation for the festivities, I really wanted to keep it low stress (mainly on myself), so we didn't actually have printed invitations made this time. But don't despair, I can always print out one of these invites designed by Ann-Marie through Paperless Post for his scrapbook. Speaking of which, I still haven't yet done anything with his first birthday party pics! Maybe before he turns three. ;)

Cute Invitation

Because I was in Australia for 10 days after we sent out the invite, I wanted to be as prepared as possible for the birthday party to go smoothly. I reached out to the girls from Details Darling to see if they wanted to help out, and they did! As party planning professionals, they took care of the things that I really don't think about too much and it was really fun collaborating with them creatively. With the logistics of having 50+ people over to our house on a hot afternoon, JC roasting a pig, and wanting to make sure both the kids and parents had fun, it was so nice being able to relax a bit and enjoy the event instead of running around like crazy (which is kinda how I felt for his first birthday party). Since it's tradition to make a shirt for the party for him, I saved time and instead of hand-stitching something, I made this shirt.

About a week before the party, I turned in the order for Lemonade Catering, made all the arrangements for the delicious party favors from Milk Jar Cookies, received my order of VW bus tents from Monster Factory, got the balloons from Knot & Bow, and finalized Two Lee Photography to shoot the photos (which is what you're seeing here!) Bethany and Ethan recently moved to LA and reached out to shoot our family, and we enjoyed it so much we had them come back to shoot Jack's party. My cousin Cindy was all set with her plan to make the cake - she didn't let me in on any of the details, only that she was making a bus cake. Also the week before, a friend of mine from Club MomMe mentioned The Mobile Play Patch LA. I was intrigued and gave her a call on the Thursday before the Sunday party. Michelle the owner was SO amazing to work with and I cannot even tell you how perfect it was having them there. The kids all had a ball! 

Jack's 2nd Birthday party!
Jack's 2nd Birthday party!
Jack's 2nd Birthday party!
Jack's 2nd Birthday party!
Jack's 2nd Birthday
Jack's 2nd Birthday
Jack's 2nd Birthday Party!
Jack's 2nd Birthday party!
Wheels on the Bus Party!
Wheels on the Bus Cake!
Amazing Wheels on the Bus Cake!
Jack's 2nd Birthday!
Jack's 2nd Birthday
Jack's 2nd Birthday
Jack's 2nd Birthday
Wheels on the Bus Party
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Jack's 2nd Birthday party!

Wish you all could have been there celebrating with us! You can see even more photos on Two Lee Photography.