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Linens and Lace

21 Jan

Today is a special kind of Tuesday. It’s anniversary Tuesday. My anniversary. I mean, our anniversary. As in, mine and TH’s.

Eight years, you guys. And when I looked up the wedding anniversary gift list, linens and lace are the gift of today. Aka modern. Pottery/bronze if you want to be traditional. We don’t really go off this list but it’s fun to check out and look ahead. It gave me some motivation to make it to at least ten years because diamond jewelry. Ha!

But really, more than looking ahead, today I’m just sort of looking back at the last eight years and thinking I’m so glad I said yes.

We’ve done a lot of growing together and learning from each other and now we get to mix that all up and raise Felix and hope that he turns out to be a good balance of each of us. With TH’s smarts and my sense of humor Felix is sure to find his mate. Vice versa and he might have some trouble.

Joking aside, I can only hope we’re a positive marriage example to Felix the same way our parents were to us.

And now here are some linens because they’re pretty and lace because they’re zexier than nursing bras.


linens // lace

Instagram: A Color Story

17 Jan

This time around, the instagram shots I liked seemed share a similar color. Can you guess the one?


This image is so cute and feels a little Wes Anderson, no?

image credit: joannagoddard


That’s cauliflower, you guys. And it’s growing in my backyard. Or front yard. I forget. This is TH’s doing and I usually tease him about his photo skills, or lack thereof, but I liked this picture so much I actually liked it.

image credit: ev34ev


I wish my desk looked this pretty and neat. I’m always a sucker for turquoise, coral-pink and some sparkle. And coffee.

image credit: theglitterguide


This trunk may have been scored for only $60 but it was that painting that stopped me in my feed. Instagram feed

image credit: emilyhenderson


A turquoise sink?!? Whhaaa? I love the way it mixes with the splash of orange, yellow striped dish towel, soap dish and brass.

image credit: designlovefest

Bentwood and Chrome Rockers

15 Jan

I used a Bentwood rocker in Felix’s room because I loved the shape and felt it took up less space than typical nursery rockers or gliders. Visually it looked less heavy in the room. Lucky for me it’s actually pretty comfortable. Even TH approves and he always thinks I pick style over function. Not all the time.


Here this one was painted white and used with Lulu DK child Skittles fabric

The wood is the affordable Maison Jansen chrome option.


Erin scored an awesome one several years ago and used it in her son’s nursery too.


And you know I’m all about moving furniture around so when there’s no more use for it in the nursery, it can totally also work in the living room or family room.

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See TH, I can be multi-functional.

And speaking of bentwood rockers, see the one I used in this mood board for a new nursery I’m working on over on Spearmint Baby.


10 Jan

Instagram is pretty much the best thing to happen since Pinterest. And forget facebook. I somehow get less annoyed seeing what you’re doing than reading about it.

Bravo to pretty pictures. So many great feeds out there. I think I do my best instagram creeping while breastfeeding and find myself inspired a lot.

I’ve been thinking it would be fun to share some of my favorites of the week and hope to inspire some of you as well. Maybe do like a different theme each time. I don’t know, that might be too ambitious. But anyway this time around I seemed to be drawn to landscapes, which would make great art in the home when blown up bigger than iphone screen proportions.

Filter or no filter, these grammers know when to snap a good shot when they see one.


a glorious California desert by anelisesalvo


“this is why people can give up everything to become hippies” said ilovemartine about the image she took.


Orange County beach in January snapped by SmallShopStudio


 Easy for me to say freezing looks so beautiful because it was 72 degrees in LA when sabralattos took this picture while in Toronto.


I guess I like pictures of beaches more than going to the actual beach. This one taken by thisisglamorous lures you in.


photographer GrayMalin takes his followers on #thegreatexpedition through Antarctica. It was tough picking my favorite shot but loved the humor of a beach umbrella by a glacier.

And you can always follow me along here.

Happy Weekend!

Casual and Relaxed

9 Jan

I’m craving change, specifically in the home. I’ve been rearranging again because it’s easier than actually moving and buying new furniture so I get a quasi new look without spending any money. TH said, this is fun for you? Which is what I should ask next time I see him watching a football game.

If I had my druthers though, I would sell (almost) everything and start from scratch. This year I want to simplify. I’m currently loving relaxed, white spaces warmed with natural pieces with hints of color through statement fabrics. Spaces that don’t lack style yet don’t feel overly decorated. It’s a tough balance I’ve been trying to achieve. I’m trying to be less rigid in my decorating and care less when things are slightly out of place.






You feel me?


 throw  :: rug :: chair :: stool :: batik pillow :: lumbar pillow :: ficus tree

Happy Thursday!

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