The Robinson Residence: 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Christmas in The Safari

     Hi guys! Happy Wednesday. I hope you all had an amazing Christmas spent with your loved ones! I know this is a late post and Christmas has passed, but I still want to continue to share some more of our traditions during the Christmas season. I have been so busy prepping and hosting, I haven't gotten around to share all of my content! I will know to start earlier next year. LIVE & LEARN!
     As I stated in my previous blog post, decorating my babies Christmas tree's has been a tradition of ours that I absolutely love. This year was our sweet baby boy, Noah's 1st Christmas. He is an angel sent to us from up above. He is so precious and sweet! 1st Holidays are so special to me. It is safe to say thathis 1st Christmas was amazing.
     I always knew my baby boy's room theme was going to be safari since I have been a little girl, considering my own father (Noah's Pops) is a big safari hunter. My dad even gave Noah his African Trophy Zebra head which is now showcased in Noah's room!
     I love for everything to match and follow a theme. When planning out Noah's Christmas tree, I knew it was going to be a safari themed tree, for sure. I got super lucky and found these adorable Faux Fur Safari Ornaments at Target! When I saw them, I freaked out! I hit the jackpot finding these! My mom also helped out a ton by finding some other adorable safari ornaments by One Kings Lane at Neiman Marcus.
     Noah's Christmas tree as well as his 1st Christmas turned out amazing! I am feeling so blessed. God is so good. I love my sweet my baby boy so much.
God Bless!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

A Little Girl Christmas

     Miss Sophia Grace is dreaming of a Pink Christmas! This is one of my absolute favorite Christmas traditions, decorating my babies tree's with them. I started this tradition Sophia Grace's 1st Christmas(Last year), and it is something I look forward to year round!
     Sophia Grace's room is elegant, sophisticated, and classic. Of course, her tree is too! I love for everything to match and tie a pretty bow so obviously, her tree is going to match her room. Her tree is flocked, which is absolutely gorgeous and brings out the white. I decided to go with light pink, white, and silver ornaments. The ornaments are very little girl, and a few sparkly pink ball ornaments.I placed the pearl berry spray's throughout her tree as well, they are so classic.The ribbon is my favorite part, it is glittery and allows for the perfect pop against her velvet grey curtains. P.s- her FAVORITE ornament is her ballerina. I am so happy we captured a moment of her with it up above!
     Beside her tree, I placed her princess nutcracker. I love nutcrackers so much. I found this one last year at HomeGoods, and when I saw it, I had to get it for her. It screamed "SOPHIA GRACE", not to mention goes perfectly with her room & decor!
     Sophia is currently 22 months, almost 2 years old! This year, she was able to help mommy decorate her tree, and it melted my heart. Moments like these mean the world to me, and I live for making memories with my babies that I will cherish for a lifetime.
     I live for my babies and will always hold these memories close to my heart. Christmas is such a happy time, but it's even happier when you have your little ones to share them with.
Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Eggnog + Peppermint Ice Cream...

     Happy Monday lovelies! I hope everyone has an amazing start to their week. Today marks the ONE WEEK count down until Christmas! Can you believe it?! The thought of all of our family over at our house celebrating the birth of Jesus and enjoying each others company gets me SO excited, I can hardly wait!
     Growing up, I was always surrounded by family. I am so blessed to have had and STILL have a family that is very tight knit. Not only do I get to have that, now my kids do. My entire family lives here in Houston and so do Brett's parents and great grandma, it is such a blessing for both Sophia Grace and Noah to ba able to have that.
     Cooking can be overwhelming on Holidays, but I wouldn't want it any other way. Dessert is always a must, right?! We always have more than one option, but my absolute favorite dessert option just happens to be the easiest plus the perfect & classic holiday dessert. There's no way I couldn't share it with you!
      I picked this recipe up from my Nana Morris.  ALL you really need is Eggnog & Peppermint ice cream...pretty simple right? These 2 simple ingredients combined create an amazing, festive and no cook dessert! I always add a little candy cane on the side, just making it more pretty!
    I hope you guys try this easy & delicious dessert for the holidays! If you happen to, let me know how much you loved it!!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

It's a Very Merry MacKenzie Childs Christmas

     I am so excited to finally be sharing our Christmas tree with you guys! I typically always do a "white Christmas" in our household. I think all white is so elegant & pretty. Although, this year I wanted to switch it up and add a pop of red, yet still make it very elegant & classic. I am beyond happy with the turn out and I am so thrilled I decided to try something new.
     I decided that this year's theme was going to be inspired by MacKenzie Childsit's going to be a very Merry MacKenzie Christmas! I am a courtly check kind of girl. I think the combination of black & white check is beyond classic and timeless. 
     As you can see, I used the classic & signature courtly check ribbon throughout the tree. Besides just using that, I wanted to add something a little more, making it very festive and adding different textures. I decided to also throw in the MacKenzie Highland Ribbon. You guys, this ribbon is so gorgeous. It still gives off that Mackenzie vibe with the courtly check on the sides, then gold lining, red velvet, and plaid in the middle. Does it get anymore Christmas than that?! I don't think so.
     I go with a certain theme every year, so my ornaments have to match. Almost always, the base color is white. Majority of my ornaments are white and silver, and I added a pop of red in there for this year( The 3 faux poinsettias being the main pop). To tie my MacKenzie theme together, I added a few Courtly Check Ball Ornaments in the tree as well. 
     Our Christmas tree is 9 foot, flocked, and yes... artificial.  It is 100% a personal preference. Growing up, we always had real Christmas tree's and yes they do give off an amazing scent in the house. But, that's what Bath& Body Works wall plug ins are for, right?! Ha! My family and I still go to the tree farm and experience that, we just don't have to take one home, put it up, then bring it back down,only throw away in the trash. So artificial, just works better for us. We found our tree at Hobby Lobby last year (our 1st Christmas in our house) and we got an amazing deal on it. Below I linked a couple other options for you guys! Also, our tree skirt is a grey faux fur from Nicole Miller. I found ours at HomeGoods last year, but I found a very similar one at Pottery Barn.
     Now, we couldn't forget the big bow topper or the presents under the tree could we?! For this bow, I made it as big as I possibly could, ha! I wanted the Bow to be the main focus of red, with a little touch of Mackenzie. Then, the presents were wrapped all in red, white, silver, and plaid wrapping paper matching the tree's ornaments and ribbon. The little plaid bow wrapped on the silver and red boxes really allowed for the plaid in the MacKenzie Highland Ribbon to stand out and pop, which was the whole point!
     I hope you guys enjoy our Christmas Tree. Merry Christmas!
Stay tuned for Sophia Grace & Noah's Christmas tree's.


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