Holiday Gifts with Kohl's - $200 Giveaway!


Every year I try to get a head start on my Holiday Gift shopping... all it took was one year for me to wait until the last minute to realize how stressful and horrible I could make life for myself if I don't, ha! Recently I got myself a little early Christmas present, a Fitbit Flex! (Which is actually going to be on super sale on Black Friday!) Since having the baby I haven't started working out again and I was looking for some extra motivation to get my body moving. The Fitbit has done just that for me, I love it! 

Kohl's actually has a huge selection of tech and electronic products to choose from. With such a vast variety there really is something for everyone on your Christmas list. I have teamed up with Kohl's and put together a list of all my favorite picks so check it out and make a list for yourself because with the Black Friday deals just around the corner you won't want to pass up some hot deals for gifts this year! And Kohl's wants to help you get those gifts on your list by offering one lucky reader a $200 Gift Card to Kohl's! Check out how to enter on my Instagram account @alyciagrayce :) GOOD LUCK!

12. Canon EOS Rebel T5 Digital SLR Camera with Bag, 18-55mm Lens & 75-300mm Lens

Hello Ella


I have been meaning to put this together for forever, but you know, newborn life! haha It basically sums up Ella's first few weeks of life, which if you read my blog you already saw in pictures. But there is something about video to me... I mean, if a picture speaks a thousand words, how many words does a video speak? Right? I learned this by my wedding video, which is just as cherished if not more cherished to me then my wedding photos. To me a video makes you go back to that moment and feel like you were there. 

I kind of took random video throughout this whole process and didn't know if I would even really have anything to put something together and so I was surprised I was able to come up with this! You can tell this girl is completely adored and loved. Welcome to our family Ella!

Ella's Nursery


The day we found out we were having a girl my mind raced with ideas for her nursery. If only that could have happened with baby names! haha I have always had a love for interior design, but have never had the means to really do something with that passion while being young poor students renting apartments. Then you buy a home and you get all excited just to realize you have even less money to fix it up, because, well, you just bought a home! haha I guess that is how life goes right? All in due time! With that said I am so happy we have a special place for this baby girl to call her own in our first home together. It really was a labor of love!

We bought a fixer upper, and the walls in this room were in pretty bad shape and pretty filthy. Besides being a really gross dingy peachy yellow color, we had to spend a good amount of time scrubbing it all down before we could paint. The previous owners had super glued these glow in the dark space stars to the roof that required us prying them off with a paint scrapper that caused some of the drywall to tear off with them. It was a total pain and we had to spackle the holes after. We had to spackle a lot of holes in the walls actually. I keep saying "we" but really I did all of this because Trevor couldn't walk or bear weight on his foot at the time. So when I use the words labor of love, that is literally what it was for me! haha After the cleaning and filling in holes we were ready to paint and the new color transformed the room. It was bright, clean, and just happier looking!

When it came to the vision for this nursery I had a lot of ideas, there are so many adorable nurseries out there and the possibilities are endless. I did know one thing for sure though, I wanted something that was appropriate for a little girl, but that didn't look too saccharine. I wanted something she could really grow into. I also knew I wanted to use fun colors! We knew we were going to paint the nursery bright white and so I wanted to bring in color through the rest of the details. I decided early on that I wanted a statement rug that would add a lot of color to the room and serve as inspiration for the direction of the nursery. Finding a great rug without breaking the bank is always a challenge, and while I had to sacrifice on size for the sake of price, I ended up settling on this one which sparked my creative juices and got me excited to work from it. I feel like it is so much easier to create a look when you have something guiding the inspiration.