This Laguna Beach Alum Had a Daughter and This Is Her Adorable Name
If you needed any more proof that the former cast of Laguna Beach is all grown up, yet another member of the O.C. cool kids’ club has followed in Alex M.’s recent footsteps by welcoming a baby to the family.
Casey Reinhardt (who announced her pregnancy back in April) has given birth to her own offspring, daughter Kensington Kelly Brown, and can we just say that she is absolutely PRESH?!
Born just a few days ago, Kensington made her Instagram debut on Casey’s husband Sean Brown’s page, where he shared this sweet snap of his happy little tot, writing, “Kensington Kelly Brown stole my heart on 8/16/16. I love you forever. Casey, you have made my life immeasurably better in every possible way. Life is good!”
Awww, how sweet!
Though Casey has yet to share pics of herself with her newborn babe on her own account just yet, if her auntie skills are any indication, we think she’s going to be jussstt fine: Check out this adorable still she posted just a few weeks back!
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Happy 4th Birthday to my first baby Preston!!!! I love you so much and I'm so proud to be your Auntie!!! You've prepared me for motherhood more than you know and I am sooo proud of you!!! You are the sweetest, smartest, and funniest little boy! Love love love you!! 🎉❤️🎁🎈💙🎉🎈🎁 @mahsa_real_estate
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“Happy 4th birthday to my first baby Preston!!!!” she wrote. “I love you so much and I’m so proud to be your auntie!!! You’ve prepared me for motherhood more than you know and I am sooo proud of you!!! You are the sweetest, smartest and funniest little boy. Love love love you!!”
Yep. Girl’s a natural. Congratulations Casey and Sean!
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(h/t E!, photos via Charley Gallay + Peter Kramer/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)