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Ella’s Coachella

_Z2A8681_Z2A8692I was kind of set on not having a major bash for Ella’s birthday this year but when we started having little convos about it and her eyes lit up… I just had to plan one.  She’s at the age of really understanding it was her party and there would be balloons, presents, and her favorite – cake.  Knowing this is probably my last year to be able to pick a theme, I thought it would be so fun to mimic Coachella.  I have never been so, this was our version of it.  I thought it would be perfect to hang outside…kid and parent friendly 😉
I rented beautiful wicker furniture from Founders Grove and had sitting areas all through out our front yard.  It was perfect enjoying the music and just lounging.
I had two singers, and they were just the cutest as can be.  The funny thing is they were both former figure skaters and I knew them from when I was coaching.  It’s such a small world.  They were so good and now I’m obsessed and we need singers at every dinner party we do. HA.
Lois Zozobrado
Rinsley Emma Rose
_Z2A9275Our nephew Blake, also busted out a rap.  Too good!
Isn’t that weaving so beautiful?  It’s by Robyn Parker
Yummiest macarons by Decadent Macaron
I think we need to have get togethers more often.  It was a lot of work but I love entertaining and seeing our friends.
_Z2A9064_Z2A9170_Z2A9158_Z2A9408_Z2A9055_Z2A8740_Z2A9396This hanging saucer was a major hit.  You can find it HERE.
We had the best time celebrating you baby girl.  Hope you know how much we love you!  Until next time!
Furniture rental: Founders Grove
Macarons: Decadent Macaron
Photography: Jasmine Amber Photography
You can follow more of our homestead on Instagram at @house_of_lu



I am normally a behind the scenes kind of gal.  But lately I have been pushing myself to be open to discovering new ways of expressing myself rather than just behind kids clothing.  It’s scary but at the same time fun and exciting.  I had the opportunity to model in the 1st Hello Luxe Shoot Out with over 25 amazing photographers.  Bre, the master mind behind this event really had a vision and it was so fun to see it come to life.  Hello Luxe is a collaborative event where bloggers, photographers, make up artists, and brands create high quality content specifically for social media exposure.  I mean, what an inspiring afternoon being around motivated and creative people.
The event was held at The Moxy Tempe, a new hip and trendy hotel with the funnest vibes.  I love every detail of the hotel… the lobby with pretty lights, fun entry to your hotel room, and the ‘ironing room’ with a handsome fella on the wall.  I mean c’mon, this place will make you giddy laugh all around.
hello shoot out
|Photography by Meagan Gibson Photography |

HelloLuxe-Ashtyn-20HelloLuxe-Ashtyn-26HelloLuxe-Ashtyn-15| Dress and shoes from T.Madisonshop | Photography by Ashtyn Nicole Photo | Gypsy Cup traveling cafe |
Isn’t this dress so dainty and girly?  This blush color is one of my favorite colors to wear.  I’m all about bringing romantic vibes out for during the day.  Because this dress has so many details with the lace, I like to keep jewelry simple.  Sometimes less is better 🙂
View More:| Make-up by Denise Bridal Hair and Make-up | Photography by StoryBook Families |Uyen 10-2| Photography by 1G3B Photography |
I’m pretty obsessed with jumpsuits lately.  This one from Free People is my absolute favorite.  So fun and colorful, it’s also light enough for this hot Arizona weather.
uyenshoe shot | Photography by Rachel Baker Photography | Nora Jumpsuit by Free People | Clogs by Swedish Hasbeens |ShealinAshleyPhotography_HelloLuxeShootOut_Uyen(19of22)| Photography by Shealin Ashley |
We just released these women’s suits over on my brand, Crew & Lu.  I love them so much because they give just enough skin and also enough coverage to run after the kiddos.  Plus I love twinning with my babe.
Portraiturebychelsey_UyenLanceCarlson-35|Photography by Portraiture by Chelsea Herrera |

© Jess Legaspi // //© Jess Legaspi // //| Photography by Jess Legaspi Photography |
| Photography by Jade Min Photography | Top by Zara from a few seasons ago.  Similar here | Hat from T.Madisonshop | Birkenstocks from Free People |
Most days I’m pretty casual, it’s always easy to pair a cute top and jeans.  And I seriously live in my birkenstocks lately.  Love them and I think you would to!
Now that was a lot of looks… All shot in one day.  Wish I could show you all the shots from that amazing day but there are so many to choose from.  So I’m sure I will touch base and share more in the future.  A big bravo to everyone involved in the Hello Luxe Shoot Out.

Bre. // @TheSentimentalMama ||
Vendors: Hello Luxe Co. | MOXY Tempe | Copper + Cotton | DE Photo Cinema | Mustache Pretzels | The Gypsy Cup |
Brands: Everly Grayce || Smitholator Cookie Shop || Urban Oreganics || Brittany Garner Design || Pink + Peach || Harveys || Nixi || Decadent Macaron || Kristine in Between || Floured Cupcakes || Her Name is Mud ||
Katie //@Katie_Garday //
Alyssa // @alyssamaywilson //
Joanna // @MotherhoodAndMerlot //
Uyen // @house_of_lu //
Jenn // @thebodytypestylist //
Melissa // @stylistafitness //
Love Audrey Photo
Golden Arrow Photo
Storybook Families
Portraiture by Chelsey Herrera
Rachel Baker Photo
Michelle Praskins Photography
1G3B Photography
Danielle Apple Photography
Lacie Waddell Photography
Jess Legaspi Photography
Malia B Photography
Simple Bliss Media
Ashtyn Nicole Photo
Meagan Gibson Photography
Shealin Ashley
Sarah Hoag Photography
Stephanie Lindsey Photography
Ashley Haxby Photography
Georgiann Marie Photography
Jade Min Photography
Alyssa Ryan Photography
Ashly Shae Photography
Ariel Miles Photography
Sunny Side Up Photography
Luxe & Co Photography
Willow and Wallflowers
Lemon Wing Photography
Kirk Photo Co


Can’t wait for the next one. XO


Ella’s Room

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Growing up, I never had my own room.  I bounced around between my three sisters rooms (two shared one room, the other had her own) and my parents.  Even though it was a little chaotic – it was a memorable childhood.  So fast forward to now, it has been so much fun to create a space for my very own little girl.  I’m always moving things around and changing it up a bit here and there.  Heres a little look into Ella’s room.

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Basket from Xinh and Co | Floating Shelves | Wire Basket from Target | Eat letters | Kitchen Set

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Sign from Jaxn Blvd | Curtains

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We just received the Kalani 3-Drawer Dresser from Davinci Baby and I love it so much.  We were going dresser-less for awhile which made her room a disaster zone, because hanging every piece of clothing was such a pain.  And I’m sure my laziness contributed to the multiple piles of laundry on the floor.  So this dresser was perfect for helping us getting back some organization.  It’s so sturdy and has plenty of room in each drawer.  Now let’s hope she doesn’t figure out how fun it is to empty the drawers by rumbling through her clothes for the last clean pair of underwear.  HA.

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I found that cute little gum ball machine this past weekend at Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market.  It’s in amazing condition and actually works.  I have felt balls in there for decoration right now 🙂

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetElla keeps saying “look at my room”!  That has been on repeat for the last few days and every time she says it, she will drag you by the hand and bring you to her room.  It really is the sweetest thing to see how excited she is.  How cute is that rattan hanging doll chair from @foundersgrove ?

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetPrint by Minted | Ceramic by Her Name is Mud | Weaving by Robyn Parker

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Pillows | Swan | Doll is from Candy Kirby Designs

I get emotional thinking about her making memories in this room.  I know I already have some sweet moments that will last forever.  I’m off to try to wrangle the kids and get going for the day.  Hope you have a great week!


May 3, 2017 - 7:10 pm

Stephanie - Absolutely adore her room!! It’s perfect! I always shared a room with my sisters as well:)

May 4, 2017 - 8:21 am - Thank you so much Stephanie. I loved my younger years so much. XO

Crew & Lu Spring 17′

I am so excited to share a look into our Spring 17′ collection.  Crew & Lu is a children’s brand encompassing  wearable art.  Art that is expressive, emotive, and energetic.  We are locally and ethically produced in sunny Arizona, we focus on bringing you quality, functional, and timeless pieces that you can mix and match.  We carefully curate limited run fabrics and create designs that are modern and unique for your stylish babe.  Our Spring release is on February 28th and we hope you can add some C & L to your littles closet.
LookbookWhich look is your favorite? Photography by the wonderful team of Scout and Briar.

Tuft & Needle

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We have been settling into our new home and it is feeling oh so good.  Crew was so excited to be my big helper in setting up his room and  I think this really helped his transition into our new space.  I was worried he would have a hard time with all the change lately but kids are so receptive to new things.  Probably teaching me a thing or two to let go and embrace going with the flow.  

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His Tuft & Needle mattress was delivered right to our door.  Crew helped me bring it in and I was so surprised at how easy it was to handle straight from the box.  It was vacuum sealed and Crew thought it was so cool how it came to life as we took it out of the package.  He immediately wanted to lay on it and test it out.  He kept saying it was “sooooo comfy”.  

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Having a quality mattress is really so important.  Crew was constantly coming to our room in the middle of the night before his Tuft & Needle.  But these past few nights he has been sleeping so soundly.  I’m not gonna lie, I have even snoozed away when reading him his bedtime stories.  HA!  This week will be so eventful as it’s Christmas week.  The kids are getting so anxious and so am I.  Can’t wait to share more home decor…soon!

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Mattress courtesy of Tuft & Needle.  This review is based on my honest opinions 🙂