I always appreciate a well designed vignette.  It can be difficult to display your items in a thought out way yet still keeping the feel organic and non “perfect”.  Karen Barbé has done a great job with this corner (above)  which is located in her studio. It’s a mix of old and new.  She submitted it to the bla-d vignette challenge and if you love vignettes like I do, you will enjoy looking through the other submissions.






Last week my best friend and I jet-setted to NYC for a few days.  Total blast minus the day that my bff of 16 years, threw up and was stuck in bed.  Besides that sad day, we explored, ate, shopped and acted like two free mommies without kids.  We stayed at the Nolitan Hotel (designed by these guys) which is absolutely fantastic!  (See my first post about them here.)  Also, it was great seeing old friends and meeting new friends.  I love NYC!

Instagram images via The Nolitan, the view from our room, Annemarie, The Nolitan, a yummy crepe cafe in Soho and Shabby Chic in Soho.



A beautiful tree in a beautiful room.

via Llamas’ Valley Blog.



If you haven’t already done so, you must check out issue 7 of La Petite Magazine.  It’s packed full of incredible photography, DIY projects, beautiful kids rooms, inspiring art and much much more.  On page 51, you will find Eden and I’s Bracelet DIY as well as my Quick Tips, weaved throughout this issue.  Great job Rachelle and team!!

Also enter here to win the La Petite prize pack, worth $800.