• Getting a Good Nights Sleep When You’re Not at Home

    Last weekend we had our first out of town guest of the year. This was her first trip away from her family and kids in almost 7 years and I really wanted to make her feel at home. Hosting company and ...

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    Getting a Good Nights Sleep When You’re Not at Home
  • Where to Stay in Philadelphia

    Last month a girlfriend and I met up in Philadelphia for a quick girls weekend! It was the first time for both of us and we were so excited to have some time together and explore the city of brotherly ...

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    Where to Stay in Philadelphia
  • A Botanical Birthday

    It's hard to believe that my last baby is already 4 years old! We celebrated last Sunday with a Botanical Birthday filled with tons of beautiful plants! This one definitely one of my favorite parties ...

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    A Botanical Birthday
  • Guest Room Ready in Under 30 Minutes

    This post is sponsored by Febreze but the content and opinions expressed here are my own If you've been following along for a while than you know that I love hosting. Whether it be a girls night, ...

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    Guest Room Ready in Under 30 Minutes

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Halloween Home Tour!

It’s no secret that Halloween is my favorite holiday! I mean, I had my dining room painted dark purple because of my deep love for this holiday! If you have been following me on Instagram (@chanelvanreenen), then you have seen some behind the scenes decorating that’s been happening over the past few weeks. Within only one week until Halloween, I’m…

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Oh Sugar, Sugar

Halloween is so close I can practically taste it! The house is decorated to the max, candy is stockpiled, the kids have their costumes and now they finally have their trick-or-treating bags! These super cute Kelly Green tote bags are made by the Father/Daughter duo Gunner & Lux. You may have seen Evelyn wearing their adorable shirts or necklaces over…

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A Healthy Halloween

Since we tend to go overboard on the sweets for Halloween, I’ve been trying to keep healthier treats around this month. Starting on October 1 every year, the kids and I do a “countdown to Halloween” each day after school. This includes anything from painting pumpkins, making a spooky ghost gingerbread house, baking something yummy, or going on a scavenger…

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Transitioning from a Crib to a Bed

Now that Evelyn is settled in her big girl room, establishing a nighttime routine has been tricky. Prior to her sleeping in a twin bed, she slept in her crib with a tent over it. I would have kept her in that crib for as long as possible because she couldn’t climb out, so she had no other option but…

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Evelyn’s Big Girl Room Makeover with Minted!

When I starting planning to makeover Evelyn’s nursery, I knew I wanted a room that could grow with her. Having come from an art background, I have a huge appreciation for artists and artwork. For me, choosing art for your home should be a reflection of your personality while also enhancing the look of a room. The beautiful statement art above…

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Baddest Witch in the West Halloween Costume

Looking for a perfect witch costume for your little one? This low-key witch costume is hands down one of my favorite looks for little girls. Creating a costume that isn’t store bought doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, having non-traditional costumes have always been my favorite. Inspiration is everywhere and creating your own that is unique and different is…

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3 Tips for a Throwing a Last Minute Birthday Celebration!

Let’s face it, at the stage of life I’m in right now most special occasions or important events fall into the “last minute” category. Between work, family, kids, pets, homework and a million other day to day tasks, it can be hard to plan in advance. However, one thing I’ve always been good at is shopping finding good deals and…

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