DIY Backyard Obstacle Course for a Birthday Party!

DIY Backyard Obstacle Course

A few years back, my son had a fire truck themed birthday party. It was a total blast, and one of the best parts of the whole party was a DIY Backyard Fireman Obstacle Training Course that I set up. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about the details of how I made that obstacle course, so I thought I’d share all the tips and tricks I learned when making an obstacle course for kids! […]


How to Choose the Perfect Kids Birthday Party Theme

I consider myself somewhat of an expert in the field of children’s party planning. After all, I’ve got three kids, ages 9, 7, and 5. If you add it all up, that means that I have planned no less than 21 birthday parties for my kids. Whew! […]


A Beautiful Nature-Inspired Lavender Girl’s Room Reveal

Nature Inspired Girls Room

Every now and then, I’ll get to design a room that I secretly want for myself. This was the case for this nature-inspired girl’s room that I created for my client in Newport Beach. […]


A Designer’s Tips on How to Do a Themed Kids Bedroom Right

Sports Themed Boys Room

Designer Vanessa Antonelli is sharing her latest children’s room design, and this time it’s a boy’s room. She tackled what I would consider one of the toughest themes out there—a sports themed boy’s bedroom. […]


Horsing Around: The Perfect Horse Themed Birthday Party!

Horse Birthday Party

My daughter is obsessed with horses. Thank goodness we live in the city and she isn’t begging us for a horse of her own, although I’m sort of surprised that hasn’t actually stopped her! This year for her birthday party, she chose her theme, and not surprisingly, it was horses. Below are some photos of just how I incorporated a horse theme


In the Big Kid Room with Sunny Circle Studio

Sunny Circle Studio Girl's Room

Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m just smitten with this girl’s room. It’s no surprise really since it comes from the über talented Erin Wheeler, of Sunny Circle Studio. […]