One Room Challenge: Week Three

Artwork for a toddler’s room can be difficult. Their interests change quickly, so investing in art is futile. I decided the best thing to use in Jackson’s room was his own art. Every week, he comes home so excited to show us the art he’s completed at preschool.

I solicited the help of Heather Day to complete an art project with Jackson. I have to say, I have never see him happier. He went wild with paint, spraying water everywhere, and literally dancing in the paint. Over a week later his toes are still blue.

He painted on a large canvas – abut 6 feet by 6 feet. Now that the paint has dried I’m trying to figure out which portion of the canvas to use in him room – I love it all! Stay tuned for the final reveal that will showcase this fun masterpiece. I’m thrilled with how it turned out. And Jackson loves that his artwork will be highlighted in his big boy room.

Next week, I’ll be sharing details about the full mood board behind the pieces I’ve selected for his room.


Boxwood Avenue | Coco & Jack | Design Manifest | Dwell with Dignity

The House That Lars Built | Little Green Notebook | The Makerista

Making it Lovely  | Old Brand New | Old Home Love  | The Painted House

Megan Pflug Designs | Pink Pagoda | Erica Reitman | Simply Grove

Jill Sorensen | Sugar & Cloth | Vintage Rug Shop | Waiting on Martha

Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by ORC

Images by Caitlin Flemming and Heather Day

Entertaining: New Traditions for the Holidays

This post is a partnership with World Market. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Thanksgiving holds a special place in my heart. Growing up as a child in Mexico, it was always a challenge to put together the traditional Thanksgiving meal. We usually had a gathering with other ex-pat friends, and the gathering was always packed with interesting and diverse people. This year, we plan to travel to Oregon to visit family. The table will be bursting with our growing families, so I offered to set up our first table set-aside solely for the kiddos!

I partnered with World Market to put together the perfect table that the kids will enjoy. I tried to keep the table in a style that would go well with the main table, but also have some special items to keep them entertained. The little place marks have colored pencils inside, along with cards to draw on. Beautiful orange napkins against a simple square white plate, add a festive spirit to the mix. Probably my favorite item on the table, are the copper mugs. No worries about breaking their cups, and they can be used later for adults to enjoy a hot beverage! Finally, I nearly did a backflip when I found poppers to give add a festive spirit. We have always had poppers at Christmas, but why not bring them out for Thanksgiving too?

Let me tell you, I can’t wait to get back to World Market for the holiday décor. There were so many great things and I have such a soft spot for this time of year. Family, friends, and gatherings of the heart, make this my favorite time of year.


This post is a partnership with World Market. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

One Room Challenge: Week Two

One of the first things I like to decide when I design a room, is what treatment and color to use on the walls. In Jackson’s bedroom, I was trying to decide between white and grey. This is a tricky room for color, as there is little natural light so it tends to be a bit darker than the rest of our house. I had Jackson as my helper, which quickly got out of hand! In the end, I am planning to use white in the room. It will be lighter and brighter with this choice!



All White
Manor House Gray

I’m thrilled with Farrow & Ball as a sponsor for the paint. The quality of their paint is unsurpassed. In addition, the depth of color is unmatched. I have always felt their colors have such deep and rich pigmentation, that the difference is without a doubt, is substantial. I want the room to be clean and bright, yet it has to stand up to my son’s active rough-and-tumble lifestyle. I made the decision to use their estate eggshell for easy clean up, since it’s washable. This is a must with a toddler obsessed with basketball – even indoors!

Farrow & Ball has 132 incredible colors to choose from. I’ve gone with All White for the room. I believe this will be the perfect blank slate for the décor. I can’t wait to show you the finished product after we paint. Now on to countless other decisions in the next few weeks!

I’ll keep you posted. Keep track of the other designers involved in One Room Challenge – I’ve listed them below.



Boxwood Avenue | Coco & Jack | Design Manifest | Dwell with Dignity

The House That Lars Built | Little Green Notebook | The Makerista

Making it Lovely  | Old Brand New | Old Home Love  | The Painted House

Megan Pflug Designs | Pink Pagoda | Erica Reitman | Simply Grove 

Jill Sorensen | Sugar & Cloth | Vintage Rug Shop | Waiting on Martha  

Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by ORC

Images by Caitlin Flemming

October Moodboard

Today was the first day that had a hint of autumn in the air. Especially first thing in the morning, there is a crispness outside that makes my heart sing. I always look forward to being able to bundle up in a warm sweater while I take a brisk walk in the neighborhood.

October conjures up images of pumpkins (I’m loving the white and green ones this year), warm wool blankets, and hot beverages. I’m putting away all my sandals and pulling out my boots – even if there are still a few warm days left!

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