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Little Prince Nursery Sneak Peek

Our little Prince will be arriving soon and we have finally finished his nursery,(well sort of) .....I have painstakingly agonised over the smallest of details, sometimes to the point of insanity, & have finally released the pressure of trying to make it perfect and I'm excepting the realization that I will never be fully finished with final details ! 😬 So here is a sneaky little look into what we have accomplished so far...suggestions and advice are completely welcomed! 

 

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It all started with this piece! We really wanted the vibe of the nursery to resemble a sort of dungeon feel...knights in shining armour....royal prince....but in a baby way...😬 So I came across this piece at a flea market for $10! The guy asked me what it was for and the look on his face when I said baby nursery... 😬😳😳  

 

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I loved this cradle the minute I laid eyes on it 👀...I purchased from www.brattdecor.com and the great thing about it is it converts from cradle to crib to toddler bed!  

 

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This corner of the nursery is where we struggle the most with what to do! It literally changes daily! Since our changing table and rocking chair are actually placed in our sitting room, this corner doesn't really serve us a purpose yet...so any suggestions are welcomed! 😊 

 

 

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Thanks for taking a look into our nursery! More to come soon!  

Love, 

Allison

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"Little Prince" Baby Shower

    We recently celebrated our "Little Prince," with a beautiful baby shower thrown by our family! The day started off on a very cold note as it ended up being the coldest day of the year so far for Alabama, however, the warmth we felt from our family and friends made the day truly magical! Here are a few photos from our special day! 

 

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 This cake!!! In 💙💙 

This cake!!! In 💙💙 

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A very special thank you to our family for making this day so beautiful! We love you guys!!  

Love, 

Allison & Anthony  

**Pillow Cake prepared by Piece-A-Cake Bakery Chattanooga,TN 

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Be Free

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Be Free

Fall is my favorite time of the year, no question, and although it seemed that Autumn would find us a little later in the year than normal, I still wanted to take advantage of my baby bump with a few fall inspired shots! Here are a few of my favorites from the day (outfit details below) and don't forget to check out the video to match! 

Love, 

Allison

 Vest: Molly Green  Jeans: American Eagle   

Vest: Molly Green

Jeans: American Eagle

 

 Hat & Blouse: Forever 21

Hat & Blouse: Forever 21

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 Blouse: H&M  Velvet Pinafore: Target

Blouse: H&M

Velvet Pinafore: Target

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 Blouse: Boutique    bralette: Urban Outfitters    Pumpkins provided by my little cousins 🎃 

Blouse: Boutique  

bralette: Urban Outfitters  

Pumpkins provided by my little cousins 🎃 

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Harry Potter Gender Reveal

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Harry Potter Gender Reveal

We had so much fun creating a Harry Potter themed Gender Reveal ( sorting hat and all), for our family! Here are a few pics from the party, along with some details and links if your planning your own Harry Potter party!  

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 Using fishing wire, we were able to string the letters through a hole punch and hang them in different directions. This gave the illusion that the letters were magically flying in from the fireplace! 

Using fishing wire, we were able to string the letters through a hole punch and hang them in different directions. This gave the illusion that the letters were magically flying in from the fireplace! 

 We made the letters personal by adding our own "Nursery" address. 

We made the letters personal by adding our own "Nursery" address. 

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 We made our own version of the famous Butterbeer! Just mix cream soda, a hint of butter scotch flavouring, & ice cream! 

We made our own version of the famous Butterbeer! Just mix cream soda, a hint of butter scotch flavouring, & ice cream! 

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 I decided to make the cake from scratch bc I love to bake and thought why not? The link to "Apple Cider Spice cake" is below.      http://pin.it/v_JlpTl  

I decided to make the cake from scratch bc I love to bake and thought why not? The link to "Apple Cider Spice cake" is below.  

 http://pin.it/v_JlpTl 

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 What I wore!   Blouse: Urban Outfitters  Jeans: 7 for all Mankind  Vest: Molly Green  Shoes: Minnetonka    Belt: American Eagle     

What I wore! 

Blouse: Urban Outfitters

Jeans: 7 for all Mankind

Vest: Molly Green

Shoes: Minnetonka  

Belt: American Eagle  

 

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 Baby Bump courtesy of this guy❤️ 

Baby Bump courtesy of this guy❤️ 

 And this is the lady who makes all of the magic happen! My parties would be total duds without her!  

And this is the lady who makes all of the magic happen! My parties would be total duds without her!  

Watch the video of our Reveal!  


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Apple Picking

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Apple Picking

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This weekend my mommy and daddy & myself decided to take a quick little road trip down to Ellijay, Ga for their annual Apple Festival! What a lovely little place full of character and southern hospitality, we had an absolute delightful time! We came home with a car full of apples, pumpkins, & memories to last a lifetime. 💗  

Allison

~OUTFIT DETAILS~ 

I'm in absolute love with this pinafore!  It's so versatile and  very accommodating of my growing baby bump!

Maroon Velvet Pinafore - Target

White Blouse- American Eagle

 Boots- H&M

knee socks- Aerie  

Choker- Forever 21  

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Bring Your Flowered Hat

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Bring Your Flowered Hat

Insert "Sixpence None the Richer" lyrics here...go on... You know you want to...

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Lace Crop Top - Pac Sun

Skirt - Forever 21

Platform Sandals - Just Fab

Hair maintained with "Overtone" Conditioner  

"Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer started playing in my mind as soon as I saw this skirt and I knew it needed to be mine. I love this 90's "sunflower child" look and will probably be living in these clothes throughout the Spring!  

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Rocksbox

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Rocksbox

So I recently teamed up with accessory company Rocksbox  & wanted to show you some of the pieces I have been in    Love  with lately and how I styled them!  Interested in something you see? Use my coupon code ( allisonpaigemcbryarxoxo ) for a one month subscription to  Rocksbox  free! 

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 House of Harlow "Pave Tribal Triangle pendant"  Elise M "Athena"     

House of Harlow "Pave Tribal Triangle pendant"

Elise M "Athena"  

 

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 House of Harlow "Arrow Affair Ring" 

House of Harlow "Arrow Affair Ring" 

 Kendra Scott "Rayne Silver Necklace"  

Kendra Scott "Rayne Silver Necklace"  

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DIY Halloween Costumes: APPS!

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DIY Halloween Costumes: APPS!

 DIY APP costumes! 

DIY APP costumes! 

So recently my little cousins came to me with this years Halloween costume order and when the words that came out of their mouths were, "Apps," I thought I was in for a ton of work! But with just a few simple items & a little time to spare, these costumes were super easy (and fun) to make! Read below on how to make a DIY "App Store" and "Pinterest app!"

 

 For the App Store cut outs use a foam board to cut out desired "app" size.    

For the App Store cut outs use a foam board to cut out desired "app" size. 

 

 Using Velcro, attach the foam board squares to your tshirt. 

Using Velcro, attach the foam board squares to your tshirt. 

 Print out the desired apps & use mod podge to adhere the sheets of paper to board! 

Print out the desired apps & use mod podge to adhere the sheets of paper to board! 

 I free handed the Pinterest logo onto a tshirt and then filled it in using white fabric paint! 

I free handed the Pinterest logo onto a tshirt and then filled it in using white fabric paint! 

Below is a link to a video I made showing you an easy no sew method to making the tutu!  

 Easy DIY app Halloween Costumes! 

Easy DIY app Halloween Costumes! 

And you are finished! A unique and easy Halloween Costume for all ages! 

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Songs of Summer

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We all have those certain songs that can immediately transport us to a special place in our memories, rushing our senses with laughs, cries, scents, and images of those that made that particular time so memorable! Music is obviously a very important piece of my life and almost every memorable experience I've had there is a song that ties me to it. Music breaks barriers and unites cultures and... Ok before I go down into the rabbit hole about all of the wonderful things music is, let me get back to the original intent of this post...Songs of The Summer! Here are a few of my favorite songs that I know will most definitely define my Summer of 2015!

  "Brother" Needtobreathe

  "Patron Saints of Rock and Roll" Jon Foreman

"Exes & Ohs"  Elle King

 "First" Cold War Kids 

 "Renegades"   X Ambassadors 

 "Silhouettes " Colony House 

 "Run" Coin  

 "Stressed Out" Twenty one Pilots  

 "Photograph" Ed Sheeran  

If haven't heard some of these songs yet I definitely encourage you to take a listen!  

Love, 

 Allison 

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Today I made A Pillow

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Today I made A Pillow

So recently we've been doing a bit of remodeling in my home, consisting of updating existing rooms and adding on a new living/dining room, and finally the time has come to start  decorating! I've always struggled with finding a design balance, because I find myself wanting to incorporate seasonal aspects into my home decor, which can be timely and kind of expensive. One way I've been able to switch up my style whenever I take a fancy and keep my storage  and budget in check is by making my own pillow covers! 

Pillow covers are an easy way to change up the little accents in your home, and by making them yourself you have the freedom to choose exactly what type and style of fabric you want which gives your room a personal touch!

I had some pillows that came with my sofa, that were definitely not going to work with the design of the room, but had a great shape and form, so I decided to  make some quick and easy pillow covers with a fabric design that I love! 


 

 Start by cutting one piece of fabric to your desired size. (My measurements are 22x22) 

Start by cutting one piece of fabric to your desired size. (My measurements are 22x22) 

 Then cut two pieces (these will be your "envelopes") to the desired size. My measurements for these two were 22x14. To find your envelope size, take your first measurement add 6 then divide by 2! Ex: 22+6=28. 28 divided by 2= 14  making measurement 22x14 .  

Then cut two pieces (these will be your "envelopes") to the desired size. My measurements for these two were 22x14. To find your envelope size, take your first measurement add 6 then divide by 2! Ex: 22+6=28. 28 divided by 2= 14  making measurement 22x14 .  

 Take your two envelope pieces and fold down one edge about and inch, then sew a straight stitch all the way down. Repeat for second piece.  

Take your two envelope pieces and fold down one edge about and inch, then sew a straight stitch all the way down. Repeat for second piece.  

 Lay your large piece on table front side up then place your envelope pieces on top of large piece back side up with sewn stitch in middle. 

Lay your large piece on table front side up then place your envelope pieces on top of large piece back side up with sewn stitch in middle. 

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 Your envelope pieces will overlap each other a bit and that is ok! Then take straight pins and pin around the edges of entire piece to ensure it stays in place while sewing. 

Your envelope pieces will overlap each other a bit and that is ok! Then take straight pins and pin around the edges of entire piece to ensure it stays in place while sewing. 

 Begin sewing a one inch seam down all sides of fabric, removing the straight pins as you go!  Once you've seen all edges you can snip a little of the corners off and fold your cover inside out .... Or in this case... Right side in...!?

Begin sewing a one inch seam down all sides of fabric, removing the straight pins as you go!  Once you've seen all edges you can snip a little of the corners off and fold your cover inside out .... Or in this case... Right side in...!?

 Here is my original pillow that I will be placing into the cover! 

Here is my original pillow that I will be placing into the cover! 

 And voila!  Here is the finished piece!  (Front)

And voila!  Here is the finished piece!  (Front)

 (Back) envelope covers are easy to make and easy to wash! 

(Back) envelope covers are easy to make and easy to wash! 

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 Now my pillows compliment each other and the room nicely!  

Now my pillows compliment each other and the room nicely!  

Thanks for reading this post, I hope you found it helpful!!

love always, 

Allison

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It's My Party!

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It's My Party!

I recently celebrated another birthday, (woohoo) and really wanted to create a party with a laidback but fun atmosphere for my family & close friends! So with the help of my party planner/designer Jennifer Merrell ("chalk it up") we set out to design a bohemian themed space with a 90's flare:)! 

Jennifer created a secret Pinterest board where we could share our pins of inspiration, helping the both of us to see clearly our ideas without confusion. We both love DIY so we wanted to choose simple but unique elements to bring the spirit of boho alive! I also felt it was important to pull in some Native American elements into the mix since that is a big piece of my family heritage! We hit some snags when Mother Nature decided to give us quite the rainstorm right before set up was to begin, but Jennifer quickly improvised and changed some designs around to work in an indoor setting! 

So I wanted to share with you all our Pinterest board as well as photos of decor and our random captured photobooth moments, in hopes this might give you some inspiration for your own party!  

Love, 

Allison

 Buffet table complete with finger sandwiches, taco bites, & the best buffalo chicken dip youll ever taste!  

Buffet table complete with finger sandwiches, taco bites, & the best buffalo chicken dip youll ever taste!  

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 The DIY life size Polaroid was a must for the photobooth! 

The DIY life size Polaroid was a must for the photobooth! 

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 The party planner herself! Thanks for an awesome party! 

The party planner herself! Thanks for an awesome party! 

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Pinterest board link:) 

 

https://www.pinterest.com/alleymac24/birthday-party/

 

Jennifer Merrell Contact info:

Chalk it up with Jen! 

https://www.facebook.com/ChalkItUpByJen

 

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Collaboration with Dressgal.com !!

Hi guys!

I am so excited to announce my first fashion collaboration with www.dressgal.com !

So basically, I'll be sharing a few of my favorite items from their collection in my next fashion youtube video, where you'll be able to shop my favorite looks and receive a special discount code just for watching! I'll keep you all posted on when my video will be live on my channel! I can't wait to share this experience with you all, and of course thank you for all of your continued support on this journey! 

Love always,

Allison

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