Animal Boy's Room

Welcome to Eli's Room! 

He's my animal loving, fact loving, sweet + thoughtful little guy! 
As we were planning his new room we wanted to make sure to incorporate his beloved steamer trunk dresser, all of his animals details from his nursery like his paper mache animal heads, shiplap, barn lights, a fun new bed with a reading nook below + his Texas Flag that was flown over the Texas State Capital the day he was born!  
Eli has had 3 rooms in his life but the color scheme + animal theme has remained a constant from birth! 

We also departed from white marble when planning his bathroom and went for a cabin in the woods feel with bronze details! 

I linked everything below! 

Shiplap: Our Shiplap was installed by our builder and is tongue and groove but there are less expensive ways to achieve the same look like this
Shiplap Wallpaper by Joanna Gaines
Paint: Sherwin Williams Mega Greige
Barn Light Scones: Wayfair Barn Light
Bed: Pottery Barn Treehouse Loft Bed
Dresser: RH Baby and Child Steamer Trunk
Bookshelf:RH Baby and Child Bookshelf (Updated version)
Rug:Wayfair Seagrass Rug
Bathroom Tile: Sunwood Centennial Gray Wood Tile - similar style here Wood Tile
Counter Top: Quartz in Graphite
Custom Art in Reading Nook:
Cabinet Paint: Sherwin Williams Extra White
Bathroom Hardware: Home Depot Cabinet Pulls
Paper Mache Animals in Reading Nook: RH Baby and Child Paper Mache Animal Heads
Bean Bag: RH Baby and Child Bean Bag
Sheepskin rug: Ikea Sheepskin Rug
Toy Basket: Target Wicket Basket
Duvet Cover: Ikea Gingham Duvet + Pillow Sham
Bla Bla Doll: Bla Bla Doll Charles
Silver Rattle: RH Baby and Child Rattle
Silver Cup: RH Baby and Child Heriloom Cup
Silver Picture Frame: Tiffany and Company Silver Frame
Silver Spoon Set: Tiffany and Company Silver Spoon Set
Piggy Bank: Tiffnay and Company Piggy Bank
Lamp: James Van Stavern Interior Desgin (My first job post college!)
 E-L- I Letters on Dresser: RH Baby and Child Vintage Letters
Texas Map Art: Vintage Map
Texas Map Art Frame: Hobby Lobby Wooden Frame
Texas Flag: Gifted by Jana + Chris Hoisager - Flag Flown Over the Texas State Capital t
he day Eli was born
Fiddle Leaf Tree: Wayfair Fiddle Leaf Tree
 Toy Stuffed Giraffe: Neiman Marcus Giant Stuffed Giraffe
Duck Art in Bathroom: Charles Beckendorf Texas Art Fredricksberg, Texas
Animal Art Prints at Entry: Hobby Lobby Animal Art Prints
Toy Chest + Treasure Map: Handmade by Eli's Late Grandfather
Musket over Dresser: Eli's Late Grandfather's Musket
Vintage Book Collection: Estate Sales (look for Ideas from DoSayGive.com
Ridealong Car:RH Baby and Child Roadseter Scoot (Updated Version)
Narnia Books: Amazon.com Chronicles of Narnia Book Set
Landry Hamper: RH Baby and Child Laundry Hamper
Shower Curtain: Target Waffle Knit Shower Curtain
Toothbrush Holder: Target Toothbrush Holder
Soap Dispenser: Target Bronze Soap Dispenser
Monogrammed Towels: The Monogramming Company
Interior Finish out + Decor: Lauren Stack
Photography: Alison Worthen Photography


Floral Nursery

When I found out I was pregnant with Collins Claire I was beyond shocked + surprised and secretly hoped she would be a baby girl! I always wished I had a sister so I was 
so happy that my girls will have each other! 
I knew I had to come up with a totally different yet still pink and girly design for a nursery! 

I wanted an organic + earthy yet sweet + girly concept! 

I rounded up all the details for you guys! 

Crib: RH Baby and Child (SOLD OUT)
Crib skirt: Pottery Barn Kids Monique Lhuillier Tulle Crib Skirt (SOLD OUT)
 Sheep Hide: Ikea Sheepskin
Unicorn Rocker: Rocking Horse
Bathroom Floor: Cement Tile 
(Ours was purchased through our builder but here is a great resource)
Counter Tops: Sparkling White Quartz
(Also through our builder but here is a similar look) 
Shower Tile: Skybridge Gray Ceramic Tile  
Chrome Bathroom Fixtures
Bathroom Art: Hobby Lobby Flower Art
Bathroom Mat: Chunk Knit White Mat
Bathroom Wastebasket: Target Opals House Woven Wastebasket
Towel Monogram: @TheMonogrammingCompany on Instgram
Bonnet Stand: Wooden Bonnet Stand
Flowers: Homegoods
Picture Frame: Hip Hip Hooray Dallas
Custom Painted Tea Set: Holly Slay Handmade Tea Set
Footprint Plate: Lori Dodds Custom Plates
Knit Rattles: Bla Bla Woven Rattles
Knit Dolls: Bla Bla Knit Dolls
Door Hanger: Etsy (Shop closed)
Large Custom Art Sign:House of Belonging
Silver Rattle: RH Baby Rattle
Pewter Heirloom Baby Cup: RH Baby Cup
Baby Book: Silk Baby Book
Acrylic Frames: Amazon Acrylic Frames
Silver Spoon: Tiffany Silver Spoon
Photography: Allison Worthen Photography 


Macy's Day Parade Party

Our sweet Caroline Carlisle turned THREE in November 
and her mama went all out for this one! 
I had a bike parade when I turned 4 and remember 
it being so fun so we played off that and I came up with 
"CC's Day Parade"! 
I may have gone a tad over the top but CC's first birthday was so rushed as we were in such a busy season with some big life events + a family wedding and her second was small since we had a 2 month old baby so I wasn't going to let another birthday pass without a big ole celebration! 
From concept to execution this is by far my favorite event I've ever done! 

We love hosting events at Stonebriar Country Club as it kinda just
feels like home for us. We adore the staff and the event coordinator,
Justin Lopez, has become a sweet friend + totally gets me! We love to
brainstorm together and take things right over the top!
 We decided on a pipe and drape entry with ballon tie backs + props
from Stumps Party Supply which is my go to since its affordable and
takes everything to the next level!
We did all sequin linens from CV Linens which is our absolute favorite
linen company (I personally own gold, blush and red since I love them
so much!).
My darling friend, Jenn Lyons, owns Filled With Joy and she custom
made our Welcome sign (and does all our paper goods like thank you
tags, invitations, 'About Me' signs) and also helped me with getting
all the "Parade Floats" aka balloons I ordered off amazon.com (you can
 filled + set up perfectly!

Now our first stop for guests was coffee + cocoa in Central Perk {a
nod to Friends, duh} where we brought in vintage furniture, rugs +
hedge wall from Beautiful Events Rentals.
We had statue of liberty hats, photo props, and gold balloons to tie
everything together and keep guests entertained until
 "CC's DayParade"!

Now for the parade, I called up an old friend (Hi Morgan!) who happens
to be the former cheer coach at Eli's school and asked to hire the
cheer captains!
Then I called our friend Paul from B3 Entertainment who we have worked
with for years and told him we needed a unicyclist, drummer, and
specifically a ballerina stilt walker per the birthday girls request!
I ordered the float kit from Stump Party Supply and our sweet daddy
and uncles  spent hours building our girl the perfect pink float!
Lastly, we added a horse and carriage ride since we had lots of
friends coming from the same company we have used every single
Christmas since we moved to DFW Northstar Carriage (Note: they have
the prettiest rides through Highland Park + Deerfield at

After "CC's Day Parade" we came inside and opened the doors into
Central Park with a walk through into the main ballroom.
We had Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate's waiting to be served as
guests walked in to Central Park.

In the main balloroom we set up perfectly pink tables with the most
precious pink chivari chairs from Bleu Luxury Rentals whom we just
My bestie and florist from our flower shop Patina + Peonies brought
my vision to life with lots of greenery + sweet pink flowers in white
The plates + napkins I ordered from Meri Meri and the tiny taxi cabs +
thank you tags were custom made by Filled With Joy.
The favor is one of my favorite details! I wanted to tie in the "Big
Apple" so we asked sweet Nikki with Sweets on a Stick to make caramel
apples for all the kiddos and she even added pink chocolate which
coordinated perfectly (she also made the cute cake pops)!


Now on to the dessert table!
For the balloons we went with EZ Party Time (IG: @EZPartyTime) and
loved the pops of gold!
Cake + cupcakes are by my neighbor + friend, Mary, owner of Better Batter Cakes.
Cookies are by Sift and Stir Bake Shop.

For the adult tables we wanted something more sophisticated so we went

with navy pin tucked linens,  a gold sequin runner to tie the room

together, gold shiver chairs and all white flowers with lots of green

in white pumpkins!

Now the food stations, we started brain storming our favorite "New
York" foods and Justin suggested 4 stations with a giant "Big Apple"

ice sculpture in the middle and Dean, the sculptor,  made it just


We decided on 4 stations- "The Waldorf", "Carnage Deli", "New York

Pizza" and a Chinese station complete with chop sticks + fortune

Photos by: Arielle Humphries

We had the time our of lives celebrating my girl!

Oh, and then we took her to the real Macy's Day Parade!!

Caroline Carlisle, you, my girl, have a heart of pure gold!
You're funny + silly, complimentary + kind to your core!

You love with all your heart and know how to make every person feel

seen and loved.

You light up every room + give the worlds best hugs!

You keep us on our toes with your wild antics but, you know, I wouldn't

have it any other way!

You are a daughter of the King most High and are the answer to our prayer!
I know you will be a confident leader + your strong will!
You are a world changer!
I love you with every single part of who I am, Ceec!
I will always be your #1 fan!