loving lately: pink shoes

I've been seeing pink shoes all over Instagram and now I really want a pair of pink sneakers AND sandals. and I'm sure my pink-obsessed two-year-old would love a pair too :)

sandals: one / two / three - I love the braid detail / four - scallops AND tassels! / five / six
sneakers: one - loveee -- but I'm not sure I can pull them off / two / three / four
toddler picks: one / two / three - perfect for summer / four / five / six / seven / eightnine

Which pair is your favorite?


toddler swimsuits

We took Vi swimming for the first time over the weekend and she loved it! I have a feeling we will be at the pool a lot this summer. She looked so cute in her little swimsuit it made me want me to buy another one. Here's some cute options for toddlers and little girls:
gingham: cobalt blue - I love the pink scallop detail / pink (similar suit for mama) / navy - I have a similar swimsuit so I'm tempted to buy this one for Vi so we can match! / monogram pink ruffle - this one is sooo Southern! It's also in blue
patterns: floral - I love this retro tropical print / sprinkles - Vi has this suit and it's SO cute in person! / watermelon - the watercolor watermelons are so fun! / flamingos
stripes: neon blue and pink / cherries / black and white one shoulder (matching for mama) / watermelon (matching for mama)



One Room Challenge: Dining Room Final Reveal

Full Disclaimer: Thank you to Destination Lighting, Minted, and VivaTerra for providing products for this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support Cornflake Dreams.

It's the final week of the One Room Challenge! I'm so excited to finally share photos of our finished dining room! It's one of my favorite rooms in the house. Here's a quick reminder of what the room looked like before:
I knew right away that I wanted to remove the carpeting, columns (why?!!), crystal light chandelier, and install new hardwood floors and paint the room. I shared more information about the paint color I chose and our dark hardwood floors in this post.

And now for the "AFTER" photos:
Adding the Capri Waves Print in a Brushed Silver Frame from Minted added so much personality to the room. I love it and I'm glad we went with something abstract.
 I found the prettiest watercolor Navy Grid Napkins on Instagram (Yao Cheng has so many beautiful things in her shop and everything is made in the USA! I was such a fan of the Grid Napkins I also bought a set of Honey Berry Napkins to put on our side table. And now I have my eye on this tea towel.) Anyways I kept the table setting simple with our white dinner plates, navy placemats over Chilewich Silver Placemats. And a Hurricane Vase with a  Pillar Candle as the table centerpiece. 
Our Silver Delta ChairsGray Cushions and Shayne Drop-Leaf Table fit perfectly in the room with the Oversized Pendant Drum Light I blogged about in week four.
I managed to sneak in two Paris prints in my favorite Brushed Silver 5x7 Frames on the wall we normally store Violet's highchair.
Cookbooks: Charleston Receipts RepeatsLove and Lemons + Cravings 

I needed something to balance out the dining room table and the rest of the room so I was really excited to find the perfect buffet/side table on Destination Lighting. I was tempted to go full on blogger and use it as a bar cart, but my husband and I don't really drink so it'd be the saddest bar cart ever. I decided to use it to display some of my favorite things. I bought a lemon post card in Paris on our honeymoon (almost five years ago!) so I'm happy I finally got it in a frame. The larger lemon print was a wedding gift. I love my new Balloon Vase from VivaTerra -- the vase one-of-a-kind and made out of eco-friendly recycled glass. It's the perfect vase for faux blossom stems. (I initially filled it with silver dollar eucalyptus stems from Trader Joe's but after a day they looked rough!)
I'm so happy with how our dining room turned out and I had so much fun participating in the One Room Challenge! See other makeovers HERE!


See all of my One Room Challenge posts: week 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5


loving lately: lemons

I've loved lemons for a long time so I was excited to add a few of my favorite lemon prints to our dining room. And now I want all the lemon things :) here are a few of my favorites:
sugar lemon eau de parfum / c.o. bigelow lemon hand treatment / lemon plateslemon grove pillow / lemon drop tea towel / lemon tray / lemon pillowrifle paper co market list / lemon iphone casecitrus print

and of course a few lemon picks for my mini me:



gifts for mom

Mother's Day is one week away! I'm excited to celebrate early with a tapas lunch date with my family this weekend. H's birthday is always the weekend of Mother's Day and my birthday falls around Father's Day so once we became parents we decided to save the gifts for birthdays. So this gift guide is more like an early birthday wish list ;)
Beaches - everyone loves a good coffee table book / Mini Tassel Bag - this pretty bag comes in blush and black too
IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment in Pink (also in Natural) / Smith & Cult Nail Polish - for summer pedicures / Paris In Bloom - you can't go wrong with gorgeous photos of flowers in Paris / Enamel Locket (also here) - a sweet way to keep your family close to your heart
Potted White Hydrangea - These flowers will last a lot longer than your typical bouquet / The Love & Lemons Cookbook - I just ordered this cookbook and I can't wait to try out some new dishes

Have a great weekend!


One Room Challenge: art options

Full Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Minted. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Thank you for supporting brands that support Cornflake Dreams.

I'm back for week 5 of the One Room Challenge! I'm almost done decorating our dining room and next week I'll be sharing lots of "after" photos of the room. Until then let's talk about art! Initially I planned on using this pretty Paris print from Minted:
I like the Looking Over Montmartre print because it's one of my favorite places in Paris and Paris is also where my husband and I went on our honeymoon. I thought the black and white photo would look great on our navy walls. My husband liked it too, but he thought it might be fun to mix things up and get something more abstract since we already have travel prints all over our house. Minted has a LOT of gorgeous abstract art options to choose from. Here are my three favorites:
Pamela - I considered getting this print for our living room too!

Which one is your favorite? 
I can't wait to show you which print I picked next week!


friday five.

Happy Friday! I'm linking up with Christina, April, and Natasha to share five things:

ONE: I am so excited to start wearing my spring and summer clothes again! I just bought these white jeans and I love them. Here's a few other things on my wish list: salut tee / fresh sugar tinted lip treatmentlip & cheek colorsandals (cheaper option here) / off the shoulder swing top (I tried this on last week and it's really cute! and it doesn't feel like it's going to fall down.) / scalloped shorts. Also loving this ruffle tank and straw tote.

TWO: What are you watching on TV right now? I watched the last season of Girls and Big Little Lies (so good! I liked it even better than the book). I just started watching the new seasons of Veep and Catastrophe. And thanks to H, I've also been catching up on old episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm which I never watched before but I'm loving now.
THREE: After a little hiatus (which I'm blaming on our move) I started reading again! I picked up Girls & Sex by Peggy Orenstein from the library and I can't put it down. Shrill by Lindy West and The Misadventures of An Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae are also on my reading list.

FOUR: I got my hair cut last weekend (yah!) and picked up some much needed product (also here). I use a small amount on my hair before I blow dry it and it makes my hair really soft.
FIVE: Mother's Day is coming up! And Open Door Shop -- one of my favorite Charleston shops -- has tons of great gift ideas! I'd love to try some new recipes in the dude diet cookbook and Gwyneth's It's All Easy cookbook. I also LOVE their collection of terrafirma platters -- the oval platter in cobalt honeycomb and large stack tray in cobalt strata are my favorites. Their collection of wood pineapple bowls are perfect for entertaining and they come in three different sizes: small, medium or large. And the leaf paper placemat and set of 4 gold leaf glasses would be fun for a summer party :) Follow Open Door Shop on instagram for more entertaining ideas! And use the coupon code CORNFLAKEDREAMS online at Open Door Shop for 20% off your order until 5/5/17.

Have a great weekend!
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