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Well…some of you may have missed the announcement on Facebook, we found out last week we are expecting our 3rd BOY into our family!!  We were kinda pulling for a girl, but…we are thrilled to expand our little boys club at the Propes home.  So, with this also comes some design projects and rearranging to take place.  We live in a 4 bedroom home with the 4th bedroom being utilized as our playroom which means that two of  the kiddos will have to bunk up.  The obvious choice was to pair up the two older lil’ dudes and give the baby his own space…and so the transformation begins.  

My designs always start with some sort of inspiration, in this case I was drawn to some adorable Ralph Lauren polka dot sheets at Homegoods.  They are white with a blueberry colored dot, that I paired with some granny smith apple green pillow shams.

The sheets are queen sized and are too big for a twin bed, so I will take on a little DIY project, cut them down and transform them into duvet covers.  Ok, so now I have the colors, now what????  Well I stumbled across an adorable art print from Pottery Barn Kids that had a vintage surf feel.



Seeing that we just returned from the beach, it seemed quite appropriate.  Brandt, our 3 year old, LOVED the beach and seeing surf boards…so that is where the theme started to evolve.  I also thought this would be a great theme to grow with them for quite some time.  Well…here it is…the beginning process of design.  We’ll see where it goes from here??  


1. Custom wall paint detail 2. Surf Wall Art – Pottery Barn Kids 3. Oilo Pendant Light – Layla Grace 4. California Wall Plaque – Pottery Barn Teen 5. Leaf Bed Canopy – Ikea 6. Wall Letters – Etsy 7. Malm Bed – Ikea 8. Striped Rugby Rug – Pottery Barn Kids 9. Bedding – Homegoods 10. Play table & stool – Ikea

More “NEW” beginnings coming SOON!!  We have been working hard on our **NEW** blog design for a while now and we are so excited to share it with you!!  Stay tuned…we should be rolling it out within the week if all goes as planned (; 

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So, the other half behind the freshness of fresh chick is Shannon…here is what we know…Shannon is cool!!  Shannon is 9 months preggers…Shannon is being induced on Monday!!   Woo-hoo!!  So, before Landon arrives we wanted to share the baby shower we threw to welcome the lil’ dude.

The Theme?  Elephant & Alphabet

Color Scheme? Tangerine, Pewter & Cornflower

The Deets?  Head over to Hostess with the Mostess to read ALL about it!!

Oh…and all of these printables are now available in our Etsy Shop…HERE!!!

VENDOR CREDITS: 
Party Styling & Printables: Fresh Chick Design Studio
Cake Fondant Pieces: Scrumptious Swirls 
Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Two Sugar Babies 
Decorated Sugar Cookie: The Cookie Jar
Candy Bags, Paper Straws, & Wooden Spoons: Shop Sweet Lulu
– Photography: Apple Velvet Photography

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Ok chicks…need a quick, easy and delicious recipe for your next shindig?  Well, this one is straight from my mama’s kitchen and happens to taste just like the awesome chicken salad you can buy at Costco.  We just served it at Shannon’s baby shower 2 weeks ago and it was a HIT!!

No worries…baby shower photos coming soon, but in the meantime…here is FREE recipe download to hold you over (:

hmmm…maybe we should call it “Fresh Chick Chicken Salad?”  Enjoy!!  x0x0~rebecca

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I am a total lush for some milk and cookies…especially when it involves an oh-so-cute party!!  This is a real party that was put on by one of my amazing customers for her gorgeous daughter Berkley.  Here is the invite we came up with along with some other fabulous details from her daughter’s special day.

I am totally loving this color scheme!!

and this cake???  Ahhhhh-dorable!!!

must have been delicious too!!  So cute!

Here are some fun food tags provided by another printable designer – Frog Prince Paperie

Here are the favor tags we designed that are available in our Etsy Shop – HERE

These next two vendos are some super talented chicks…first is the shirt I am totally SWOONING over by Kenagrace on Etsy!!  Made especially for the birthday girlie inspired by our invite (:

and this bow?  Totally sa’weet!!!!  This is some serious super talent…Ellie’s Garden also on Etsy.

Now…who is ready for a snack?  LOL!!  Have a great weekend chicks!

Party photos via Jenny Ann Photography

Cake by Davis Bakery & Company

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How about a little fireplace for your Friday?  Now, we will not be turning it on since we have reached the 90 degree mark in Phoenix, but here it is…all dressed up in her spring decor (;  Oh, yes…of course I had some other plans but I tuckered out pretty quickly and this is what I was left with.  You get the idea, a little Target…a little Homegoods and I’m done!!  Hope you all have  a great weekend!!  xoxo~rebecca

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So with Easter just around the corner it was time to set up a little playdate photoshoot.  We wanted to set up a kid-sized, budget-friendly dessert table perfect to get a “jump” start into spring!  The locale?  My backyard, the budget?  Minimal…so, I picked this location because of the natural, casual setting.  I loved how the lemons were starting to come in on the tree  so I thought it would be the perfect backdrop for a fun playdate setting.  Now, when planning for a small playdate…you don’t need much…we went with cupcakes & candy!!!  YUM!!!  What more do you need??  This look was achieved with things I already had that I pulled from my holiday fireplace decor, some newly designed printables, fabric scraps (you may recognize the aqua and lime damask fabric from Blake’s Winter Candyland), a fabulous coordinating banner and ribbon garland from Nancy of A to Zebra Celebrations, candy and some cupcakes from a local bakery.  Underneath the layered fabrics were tables from my playroom…just the right height for the kiddos to grab a treat!!

I thought mixing the fabric patterns kept thing a little less serious and set the tone for a playful table set-up.  Together, we styled this simple, yet oh-so-cute table that that is sure to get things-a-hoppin’

Once things were set up, Nancy dressed her beautiful girlies up in ah-dorable t-shirts by Whimsy Tots Boutique, gorgeous bracelets from 3 Little Birds Boutique, and darling hairbows by Fairy Dust Bows.

Also among the decor was a fun & festive sign from Our Hobby To Your Home.  For a cute little favor, small jars were filled with peanut m&m’s, then I embellished the jars with printables attached with coordinating twine from The Twinery.

Here is a pic from my fireplace before snagging stuff for the photoshoot (;  Look familiar??  I got all of this stuff from Target!!  Oh, how I love that place!!  The decorative porcelain jars are from Homegoods.

Here is a close ups on some of the awseome products from some amazing vendors

So, there it is…a fun, easy and budget friendly playdate!  Happy Spring!!

Here are all of the sweet chicks that were involved:

Apple Velvet Photography – Photography

Fresh Chick Design Studio – Party Styling & Printables

A To Zebra Celebrations – Party Styling & Banners

Our Hobby To Your Home– “Bunny & Lollipops” sign
The Twinery– Twine around glass jars
Whimsy Tots Boutique– Easter t-shirts
Fairy Dust Bows– Easter bows
3 Little Birds Boutique– Personalized Easter bracelets

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Hello, hello…so last weekend I had the HUGE honor of teaching a class at Pottery Barn Kids at my local mall on behalf of Project Nursery.  To see all of the pics & post details head on over to Project Nursery!!

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