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I came downstairs after getting ready and Milo said, “Mom! I love your outfit!  Can I take a picture?”.  Considering that she’s usually mortified by what I am wearing and telling me that I should get dressed instead of taking her to school in my pajama dress, I couldn’t pass on the opportunity.

I would say Milo did a pretty darn good job!  My husband and I are both photographers so I’m going to go ahead and assume that maybe it runs in the blood.

Paige

 

 

 

Ruckus’ Room

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Finally owning a home again feels amazing. We loved our home in Arizona and are really sad it’s now for sale because we feel like it is closure that we really don’t live there anymore. We were sad to be leaving our beautiful home in Arizona for a rental in Utah, but we just wanted to be able to spend some time in the city and really get a feel for what living there would really be like before buying again. And I can definitely say we love Utah! Our rental was great and we really lucked out because it was already so cute, but we definitely didn’t feel like it was “ours” and weren’t able to add touches that really fit our personalities and design style! We love the outdoors and we love bringing those elements into our home. I posted about Milo’s room here, and we have finally finished Ruckus’ room!

When Ben and I decided to design and decorate Ruck’s room, we wanted it to be simple, have clean lines, but still practical for him, Milo, and us to all play in. We started by picking a paint color because I knew I wanted to do an accent wall behind his crib. We lived in California for a while and we all love the ocean, so a calming blue was an easy choice. We ended up going with Behr in the color Ovation. I had this crib and this dresser before moving into our house, but I loved them so much that we kept them!

We wanted all of the elements in his room to be pretty kid-proof and easy to maintain. I found this amazing metal basket that I knew belonged in his room. I fell in love with the mountains when we moved here and I love the way the lines totally look similar to mountain range. This kid-safe cactus was a no brainer; we are all Arizona obsessed.

Mixing patterns and textures is something I love about designing a space. We really like natural materials so I use a lot of linens and leather and patterns with lines, dots, and geometric shapes. I would definitely say we try to go for a more mid-century modern feel, but with our own Christensen touch! And same goes for the toys. We try and support small shops and beautiful hand-crafted toys made from natural materials; they add a design element, just by themselves! We are definitely more minimal than most. We try and keep our spaces organized and I love that his room is so easy to clean, because if you have little boys, I bet you understand how quickly it can go from clean to a complete disaster!

This room would definitely be achievable even if we were in a rental, but I would have probably just used an easy, semi-permanent wall paper for the accent wall. We are all so happy with how it turned out and we love having spaces that our kids love to play in!

Gigi Pip

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Last week I had a shoot with Gigi Pip and their new line of hats.  Ginger, the owner, isn’t just a mom to three adorable boys but she’s also an amazing friend, successful blogger, and on top of it all she just opened her new Gigi Pip store TODAY!  I can barely find the time to check emails, let alone open an entire shop — I don’t know how she does it all but she does the balancing act like it’s no biggy.

Check out GIGI PIP here.

Her grand opening is tonight from 6-10pm and her weekend schedule is:

Friday, Nov 3rd: 6-10 pm | Saturday, Nov 4th: 11 am – 4 pm
Address | 361 West 400 South SLC UT

Stop by and give Ginger a hug and try on some amazing hats!

Paige