When you have your own business to run and have a toddler to run after, you’re kinda forced to cope with the transitions and chaos that come along with welcoming another baby to the family. Thanks to the helping, and loving, hands of our amazing parents, siblings and friends, sleep deprivation and the premature to return to work has been surprisingly manageable. My renewed sense of energy has also eased me back into the spirit of hosting casual gatherings at our house. Even if it’s just having friends over for dessert or a drink, it’s nice to have the house buzzing again. Inspired by all of the gorgeousness currently happening at Target, I gave our our lawn a mini springtime makeover. It’s amazing what a few new pillows, throws and baskets can do, which is why, to my husband’s dismay, enough is never enough. I’m loving the contrast of the neutral, natural elements against a black and white color palette – I mean, how chic is the set of handpainted, earthenware vases and carved wooden side table?! But most exciting of all has to be the purchase of new fire pit, perfect for those longer days and cool evenings. Of course, the only sensible way to break it in was with a low key, girls night in. S’mores anyone?

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(Target items: Threshold Rattan Basket $30, Threshold Lumbar Pillow $22.50, Threshold Zig Zag Pillow $22.50, Threshold Beaded Pillow $25, Threshold Black Storage Basket $30, Threshold Fire Pit $80, Nate Berkus Woven Throw $50, Nate Berkus Patterned Throw $30, Nate Berkus Beaded Pillow $25, Nate Berkus Wooden Etched End Table $90; Threshold Weave Stool/Bench $60, Threshold Chebe Large Vase $27, Threshold Chebe Medium Vase $18; art direction by Erica Chan Coffman, styled by Bianca Sotelo, photography by Andrea Posadas)