Laura Bear

January 26, 2015

Bedroom Makeover begins with Minted

Well it's 2015 and it's time...
it's time to update my bedroom and make it the cozy dream land of, well, my dreams.

The only thing I have ever required for my bedroom is white bedding.
But the recent purchase of new bedside tables has inspired a new bedroom outlook on life.

I want stuff.

I want a headboard. I need a cute cover on that lumbar pillow. And those coral reef fans have got. to. go.

So the first place I start with any room in my house is the walls.

I really feel that a room full of beautiful art can make the shabbiest of furniture feel A-OK,
and when Minted reached out about collaborating on a post, I new it was time.
It's time to up my sleep quarters game and get some beautiful art on these walls.

I'm opting for the following..

1. A mineral / gemstone grouping above the wicker chair.

Mineral 03 limited edition print by Lily Hanna /// Unearthed limited edition print by Josh McClendon
Prism Diamond limited edition print by Paper Monkey Press /// precieux limited edition print by Marabou Design

2.  Celestial / Galactic feel should meld nicely with my gilded Mary + Jesus above the dresser
Planetary Neighbors limited edition print by GeekInk Design /// Constellation limited edition print by annie clark

3.  Peachy Geometric meets blues and stone for a calm bedside.

Mineral 01 limited edition print by Lily Hanna /// Poly Agate limited edition print by JoBeth Fink /// domino limited edition print by Carrie ONeal

What I like about the Minted Art Marketplace is that it offers pieces from actual artists that are workin' the struggle to get their name out there.

Through ongoing design competitions, the minted community votes on which pieces should be for sale.

So it's just the good stuff ... " At Minted, all that matters is good design."  Love that.

So, what are your thoughts? Which pieces should I snap up first for my bedroom?

Curtains, a headboard and lumbar pillow excitement tbd and coming soon.



*ps. Thanks for supporting that brands that in turn support Laura Bear <3.

January 13, 2015

#IlaRoseBabyBear - 1st Birthday Party

Delayed on posting these but...

Ila's 1st birthday.. She wasn't so sure about the whole party idea,
mostly because she was napping at the start and woke up to a house full of enthusiastic guests.
But as soon as she tasted her first bite of cake, well she was all in.

the cake decorator wrote "Happy Birthday Ila" and then asked me "it's spelled I-L-A, right?"
and he wrote I-L-A below the cake text box..which was then translated to be a repeat of her name -- ah well :)
 ^^^Ila's not so sure

^^the cutest sisters ever... slow clap for the parents of triplets +1 cutie.
Also  polka-dots, flowers, elmo, pink... the theme of this children's birthday party was "all the things" 


January 7, 2015

Laura Bear Christmas 2014

We made a real mess of the place, did things we aren't usually allowed to do (like slap on mama's keyboard, or drink mimosas on a weekday before noon).

It was a wonderful christmas just the three of us.

We flew out the day after for a winter wonderland in Northern Michigan; in which I successfully ignored my phone and camera.
There are a few memories on instagram here but I am happy to say there were so many more moments un-captured but burned in my mind forever.

and here we are a week into 2015.  wow.

My 2015 resolution is to chill the fuck out. so that's off to a good start.