taylor swift concert

Last Saturday, my girl Shelbi and I attended the Taylor Swift concert here in Houston at NRG Stadium and had the most epic girls’ night ever. When Fujifilm reached out to me to try out their new install SQ6 camera and have floor seats at the concert, I nearly fell out of my chair in excitement. I’ve always wanted to see Taylor in concert and she was every bit as amazing as I thought she’d be. This blog post isn’t sponsored- I was required to do an Instagram post only but we had such an amazing time that I wanted to tell all about it on the blog! So thank you to Fujifilm for giving us the best night ever. Telling all about it below!

We started the evening with dinner at one of our very favorite spots, Tiny’s No. 5, before heading to the concert and lucking out by getting free $30 parking (we didn’t realize it was a cash only lot and had no cash- but the lady let us go in anyway free of charge). We knew then it was gonna be a good night! Right away, we bumped into one of our good friends, Margret, at Will Call and all headed to our seats. Camila Cabello was opening for Taylor and she was amazing- we weren’t in our seats yet but could hear her as we walked around the stadium checking out the Fujifilm stations (and concession stands…duh).

While we were told we’d have floor seats, Shelbi and I were actually at the very bottom of the first level, right above the floor. We actually preferred where we were to floor seats because we could see so well and were so close to the stage, but a group of about 10 of our friends were in a cabana-like thing on the floor, and about halfway through the concert we wanted to join them. Shelbi led the way and I followed- we walked past security like we owned the place (or Shelbi did and I just tried to blend in) and made it to where our friends were watching. Our friends and Lance Freaking Armstrong, might I add. That creepy selfie pictured above? That’s Lance Armstrong and his long-time girlfriend, Anna. They were in the cabana with us, just a few feet behind us, the entire time. Our group of girls all sang, danced, and screamed our way through the entire 2 hours and it was an absolute blast.

I was blown away not only by the incredible production of it all, but by the raw and refreshing talent that Taylor Swift holds compared to most pop stars today. Not only can the girl sing and dance impressively, but she also grabbed her guitar and played a couple of acoustic songs by herself mid-concert. Then she sat down at a piano and played another song, showcasing just how talented she really is. All while looking flawless with bouncy curls and exuding her signature sweet personality. If I hadn’t already been a Taylor fan, she definitely would’ve won me over Saturday night. The show was out of this world and now I have the concert itch- already trying to figure out who we can see next! I would LOVE to be seeing Paul McCartney at ACL this weekend but we can’t make it- will any of you be there?! Gonna be one for the books, I’m sure.

Hope your week is off to a great start!
xo, Britt

playroom reveal

I am SO EXCITED to finally show y’all a finished spot in our home! As you know, we are big fans of Pottery Barn Kids and we worked with them to make this space a special one for our boys. I fell in love with their Modern Baby line and as soon as we started picking pieces from the playroom collection, the rest of the room fell into place. The morning light in here is so good- perfect for play! Sharing lots of pictures, info, and sources below…

Sources:
Sloan My First Play Table
My First Molded Back Play Chair
Sloan Bookrack
Sloan Tall Bookcase
Sloan Toy Chest
Evo Rug 8x10
Finn + Emma Mischief the Mouse Big buddy
Cloud Fringe Mirror
Metallic Tyvek Silver Storage
"Hug Life" LED Sentiment Wall Light
Minted I Love You This Much By Leah Bisch
Minted Ever Softly By Melanie Severin
Giraffe Art
Striped Baskets
Teepee
Black Floating Shelf
Teepee Lights
Chalkboard
Pouf
Rabbit Lamp
Similar Arrow Garland
Wicker Chair


About the space:

I wanted this area to be a place that both boys could enjoy- safe for Boone once he’s on the move soon, with lots of learning and educational focus for Bear now that he’s in kindergarten. The Pottery Barn Kids bookrack and bookshelf both mount to the wall and are extremely sturdy, which checked the boxes on our safety concerns. I think my favorite part of the room, and Bear’s too, is the reading nook/teepee area. He loves to lay in there and read books he pulls off of the Sloan Bookrack, which is the perfect place to keep seasonal/favorite books on rotation.

I knew I wanted to put black and white stripes somewhere in our house, and this seemed like the best spot to have fun with them. I feel like that’s a design element that never goes out of style, and the Pottery Barn Kids pieces are timeless as well. And now that I’m thinking bout it, the Evo Rug may actually be my favorite part of the room. I can’t believe how much it brightens up the space and really makes the room- plus the quality is amazing. I couldn’t even begin to lift it on my own! It’s super durable which is just what we need with two little boys. We also need lots of storage options with all the toy trucks, cars, dinosaurs, etc. we have, and PBK has the cutest storage bins right now. I need to order more of these silver ones soon as our toy collection seems to just continue to grow (thank you, grandparents!).

The Hug Life sign is another thing I couldn’t pass up- it especially looks cool by night when the room is illuminated by “Hug Life” and the teepee lights. Bear loves hanging out in his playroom at night. I also wanted a way to display Bear’s art- he’s quite the little Picasso- and he proudly pins up his favorite pieces after each coloring session. Boone takes it all in, eager for the day when he’ll be keeping up with big brother. Mommy’s not ready for that quite yet- but I love our afternoons sitting in this room, laughing and coloring and playing pretend pirates. These are some of the best moments of my life- the simple, imperfectly perfect ones with my boys. There’s a reason this room is the first complete one in our new home- it was most important! I know eventually Bear & Boone will outgrow certain toys and games, but I hope this space fosters a love for learning, creativity, and imagination that will live within them always.
xo, Britt