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May

2012

This weeks Perfect Pallet from Cassie is al about those pretty jeweled tones.  I’m loving how the reds, pinks and purples flow seamlessly together!  And that blue?  Lovely.

Don’t forget to check out my tips over on The Veda House.

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May

2012

I am really digging this art above the fireplace.  I could become a really great DIY!

Image via The Design Files.

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30

May

2012

A family hike last night landed us at the old state penitentiary.   A bit creepy but so beautiful.  Eden has created a handful of “stories” about her visit there…:)

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May

2012

It’s summer here and I couldn’t be more thrilled!!!!  Summertime creates a plethora of activities for the kids and I.  Sometimes it can be stressful having the kids home and trying to freelance, but I wouldn’t trade summer for the world!  Hammocks are the symbol of backyard lounging in the summer.  The top image is a hammock with a cute bohemian twist to it.  The bottom is a colorful hanging chair.  Both from Anthropologie.  I dig!

Are you excited for Summer?  Is it Summer where you live?

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29

May

2012

This past fall, Warp & Weft was the sponsor of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s student design competition titled, Contemporary Creations: A Rug Design Competition.  They awarded two winners.  This winning rug, Kaleidoscope by Charlotte Rodiere, features colorful triangles made of luxurious triangles semi-worsted Merino wool in tip-sheared texture.  So beautiful!

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I could lounge here all day long.

Image via The Marion House Book.

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25

May

2012

Why does time fly by so fast??  Ethan graduated kindergarten on Wednesday.  I can’t believe he’ll be in first grade next year!  And that Eden will be in kindergarten!  And that no kids will be home with me!  I think it’s time to get the baby bug…

I am thrilled that it’s getting warmer outside so that we can use our wrap-around porch.  I worked out there all day yesterday and it was glorious!

I hope that you all have a fantastic memorial day weekend!  Make sure to have lots of fun, laugh alot, eat alot and enjoy life with friends and family.  See you on Tuesday!! xxoo

I also write for 2 Modern…

Chase Cuatro

Cool Mom Picks…

Bento Box.

Rainbow Shelf.

And Better Homes & Gardens…

Runway to Color Palette.

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25

May

2012

Being a mom is one of the hardest but most rewarding jobs that there is.  Pair that with having your own biz and you are going to need an extra shot of grace.   Let me introduce you to Mom, Inc!  Mom, Inc. is the next in the “Inc.” series of creative business books and focuses on motherhood and creative entrepreneurship.  Authors, amazing moms and business owners, Meg Mateo Ilasco and Cat Seto have my utmost respect as I’ve watched them grow their own businesses and I know that they are raising amazing kids, so for me reading this book is a must!

This book covers freelancing, starting a blog, running  a shop and also includes interviews from other biz moms.  I hope that you embrace this book like I am.  Us moms need all of the support and tips that we can gather!

Cat is just the cutest!!

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Everyone is in need of a little color in their lives!  I used to lean on black & white alot in my decor but recently I have embraced color.  When introducing color to your accessories, it’s easy to change when you’re bored or over a specific color.  I usually bring color into pillows, ceramics, art and blankets.  I also love adding a super colorful furniture piece to a neutral room.

Do you embrace color in your decor?  Or does it scare you?

See the rest of this home at Simple Blueprint.

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May

2012

I always say that lighting can make or break a space.  If you start with good lighting, the world can be at your finger tips.  APPARATUS is a collection of fixtures created by designer Gabriel Hendifar and partner Jeremy Anderson.  Aged brass, frosted glass, and found objects are assembled by hand to create these eclectic, utilitarian pieces.   Some of their recent projects include a collaboration with the interior design firm of Lenny Kravitz, an installation in restaurateur and philanthropist Michelle Garnaut’s M Glamour Bar in Shanghai, and other on-going projects with top NY and Los Angeles interior design firms.  APPARATUS will be debuting its core collection of vintage-inspired pieces at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture. Fair.

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22

May

2012

You should go check out my column, Runway To Color Palette, over on Better Homes and Gardens new blog, Style Spotters!  This week I’m focusing on a fresh and springy color palette, infused with mint.

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Issue 8 of La Petite Magazine is out and it’s FANTASTIC!!  This is their summer issue, inspired by the desert.  The photography is breathtaking and the clothes…the clothes… lets just say that you’ll want to re-style your kids one by one.  You will also find quick tips from me that will hopefully inspire your children’s spaces.  Enjoy!

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21

May

2012

The easiest way to bring the outdoors in and create an organic mood in your home is to use succulents.  They’re easy to maintain and always look fantastic.  This one pictured is my favorite in my home.

 

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21

May

2012

I love the concept of this cafe/arts and crafts oasis.  And I love the fact that 3 talented women put their heads together to create it.

Read all about it over at The Marion House Book.

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May

2012

I felt a bit un-organized this week.  My husband went to DC for the week and took my laptop.  I thought that I would be fine just using our desktop but quickly realized that I am lost without my good ole laptop buddy.  What’s funny is that the desktop is a million times faster and better but the laptop, he knows me and he gets me.  Ok, that’s weird!

Do you feel connected to your computer?  Could you spend a week without it?

Anyways, enough mumbo jumbo.  The image above was from Mother’s Day on Sunday.  The kids and Shane spoiled me and made me realize that I am one BLESSED mamma!!

I will see you all on Monday!  xxoo

 

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