14

Feb

2014

Happy V Day!! Ruche asked me to share my love story on their blog, so of course I had to talk about my 3 loves, my kids and hubby. Go here to read more.

Speaking of love, you should watch this video talking on the definition of love. Also, share a photo of how you live beautifully using #livebeautifully and you’ll be entered to win $50 to shop at ruche. AND if you enter the code BLOGLOVE20 at checkout and receive 20% off your order. Expires2/15 at 11:59 p.m so use it quick!

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17

Jan

2014

Image via my instagram.

This new year has proven to be exciting, interesting and very un-predictable. I’m still trying to get all of my ducks in a row while getting caught up with the flu a few too many times. But in the midst of life and decisions and the day to day stuff, I love 2014 and I love where Simply Grove is going. So if it seems slow around here, I promise things will be picking up soon! Cheers to this New Year!

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Modern ideas for wall decor.

Getting modern with navy.

 

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Image: My Instagram

As I write this post, I am gazing upon a fresh pile of snow while staying warm in my cozy home. It seems this weather has got me dreaming of much warmer climates. I am a bit of a cold weather baby…especially this year. Weather has nothing to do with this post but at least you know my opinion of snow….:)

When last year was wrapping up, I felt a switch in myself concerning this blog. 2013 proved to be a fun, adventures year for me. I traveled, met amazing people, designed some pretty fantastic spaces and counted my blessings daily. The one area that suffered because of my lifestyle was this blog. It lost it’s originality and began looking like every other blog. It’s no secret that my passion is for interior design. I live it, breathe it and love creating it. Like so many of you, I crave finding new spaces and new ideas online. That is what I want for Simply Grove. I want you to visit SG and learn basics, feel inspired and really understand who I am as a designer. With that being said, you will notice less posts a week. Replaced will be more meaty posts in exchange for a lot of short, worthless posts. My goal is to post more original content, practical advice that we all could use in our spaces and still offer gorgeous inspiration from all over the world. Design should be fun and enjoyed by all. SG is ready to have some major FUN this year! With all of that, I am planning on doing a site re-design. Out with the old and in with the new!!

I will also be using Pinterest more to promote products, room tours and new designs. Make sure to follow Simply Grove on Pinterest to see those changes.

I really do appreciate all of your support over these last several years. There are thousands upon millions of creatives out there so I definitely count my blessings to be apart of this giant community of amazingness.

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23

Sep

2013

Image via My Instagram of A&G Merch in Brooklyn.

Last week I mentioned that I was going to be sharing about the Ford Fiesta Movement, which has inspired me. Each month they are targeting a different theme and this month is all about adventure. I also shared with you that I was in NYC for some design projects, which very much feels like an adventure in themselves. Because they all are so very different, I am a bit out of my comfort zone but I’m loving every moment of it! One of my days in NYC, I spent the entirety sourcing and shopping for clients. I decided early on that I was going to take the subway most days just to learn more about the city and get some good walking exercise. Of course you have to get lost once in awhile or it’s not going to make for an interesting trip. After walking in circles for about an hour one day (with a dead phone) I found the sweetest South African model who helped me figure out where I needed to go. She even walked with me for awhile. She shared with me that she has lived all over the world for the sheer adventure of it and has recently decided to settle down. That got me thinking a lot about how each of us go through seasons. Every season is different but every season has it’s challenges and victories, which makes for an adventurous life. If we don’t view our lives as such, we will have a super boring life. I don’t want to live a boring life and I doubt you do either.

Be inspired by this video on how to live a boring life. For reeeelz.

This is a sponsored post and I was compensated for my participation. The opinions expressed are my own.

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17

Sep

2013

Image via MasterMind.

I’ve teamed up with Ford Fiesta Movement and I’m pretty excited to be bringing you some themed posts in the next few months that speak to me and inspire me. The first that I bring to you is all about adventure. This is a perfect theme for me this month because I am traveling quite a bit for Simply Grove. I consider myself a pretty adventurous person but sometimes the unknown of a city can make me a little nervous. Right now I’m working in NYC and because my jobs are scattered around the city, I am most definitely feeling brave and out of my comfort zone. I enjoy this feeling, most of the time. Sometimes though it can feel overwhelming. In a few days I will share some pictures of this trip from moments when I was feeling the adventurous side of myself.

What are your thoughts on living an adventures life? Do you consider yourself an adventures person?

See some hilarious videos brought to you be Ford Fiesta Movement here.

This is a sponsored post and I was compensated for my participation. The opinions expressed are my own.

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Last week I made a quick trip to the beautiful San Diego with Nissan to preview the Versa Note, their new entry car. I’m no car expert, though I love cars, but I can quickly tell you that if you are in need of an affordable car, this is your pick! Can we talk about the gas milage? 40 MPG. That’s great enough for me to want this car. Anyhoot, Nissan always does a fantastic job with their marketing so I’m pretty thrilled to start seeing Ads for the Versa. They are spot on!

One highlight for me was visiting Shaper Studio and giving a small hand in shaping an actual surf board. SO FUN! I also hung out with two of my favorite peeps online, Jamie and Kelly. Thanks Nissan.

Nissan provided me with travel/hotel accommodations to attend the Versa Note media preview.

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Happy Monday friends!

Last night I captured this image of one of my closest friends, Katie, with her adorable baby, on Instagram. Besides the fact that I love her and her babes, I also love this space that she is sitting in. It belongs to my cousin Kelly who has 3 kids under the age of 2. Oh yeah. She’s amazing! I love the fact that through the business of life, Kelly has added personal touches throughout her home that are significate and personal to her and her family. With these touches, there isn’t lack of style in her home. One detail that I love is the canvas that has the dates of her kids birthdays and her wedding date. So simple yet so meaningful.

How have you added meaningful details to your home?

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13

May

2013

I hope that all of you mom’s had a wonderful Mother’s Day! I spent the day with family and friends. My kids made cards and crafts galore, my husband spoiled me and my father in law made us a fantastic MD lunch. I got sentimental on my Instagram yesterday. I just feel so blessed to be a mom of 2 incredible kids. Motherhood is simply the best job in the world.

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Lately on Instagram: When smelling a flowered tree, beware of large groups of bees. ;)

I am blessed to have Ashley Dowden apart of the SG team. Here she is putting the finishing touches on our Stone Textile shoot.

My husband is rocking quite the beard right now. I love him and his beard.

The kids and I took a fun little road trip to visit my Grandma. These two always make life an adventure!

Last Saturday a few of my friends and myself hung out at one of the coolest airstreams. Pictures to follow!

If you’re on Instagram, you can find me under simplygrove.

See you back here on Monday!! xxoo

 

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29

Apr

2013

Happy Monday!

Today my kids and I are visiting my Grandma in Oregon. She’s had some complications the last few months which has landed her in the hospital. She is one of my absolute favorite human beings. Her stubbornness and tenacity for life is something not to mess with. Through the ups and downs of life, she has stayed as stable as a rock. I’ve gleaned from her my whole life.

I’ll be back tomorrow with some awesome decor inspiration!

xxoo

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Lately on Instagram… I installed a new design from FLOR yesterday in my living room. Eden very much approved it.

This last weekend Vanessa De Vargas and Jordan Cappella were in town for the Chair Affair. Of course we had to do a little thrifting while they were here. Vanessa spotted the chair above for me. I looooovvvve it.

I’m working with Wedding Chicks on a bedroom re-do with co-creator and owner of bedroom, Jocey. It’s looking awesome! You’ll see some fantastic Serena and Lily pieces throughout the space.

I’ve been visiting Home Depot alot this last week. It could quite possibly be record numbers for me. Wearing glitter shoes is the perfect ensamble for Home Depot. Right?? :)

If you’re on Instagram, you can find me under simplygrove.

Do you Vine? Me too! Here I am!

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22

Mar

2013

Well friends, I’m 32 years old today. I can’t believe how quickly times moves on, even if we don’t feel ready. Things like being a mom and a wife still put me in shock. How can I be old enough for either??!! Oh, but I am!

I LOVE my life and I LOVE my family which makes me one thankful birthday girl!!

xxoo

 

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4

Feb

2013

With Valentines approaching, candy is in full effect. The kids and I went to Target this weekend to get a head start on their class valentines. Eden was a little overwhelmed with the options!

Happy Monday!! xxoo

Image via my Instagram.

 

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When the New Year approached us, I was super excited to take down my Christmas decor, spring clean and organize each room. It’s funny how before Christmas, I was already sad thinking about taking the tree down but once New Years hit, I was beyond ready! My goal for 2013 (when it comes to my house) is to create a comfortable haven that people can relax in. Sometimes homes can be too stiff and perfect. I don’t want that. I want each room to have a story to tell. I don’t want my guests to feel like they can’t have fun. I want to mix unexpected patterns and display copper with silver. I also want to entertain like a crazy lady. Relationships have become beyond important to me and I don’t want to leave this world wishing that I had spent more time with friends and family. I’m ready to a have a really fun year, in my home.

Do you have any New Years resolutions for your home??

Image via Decor8 Flickr.

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2

Jan

2013

Well friends, I’m officially back from the holidays! It felt so good to take a few days off to reflect on life and have some good old fashioned fun. I feel refreshed and ready for the new year! I have some goals that I’m planning on running after this year, including some big goals for Simply Grove. I started this blog as a platform to share design and decor that I love. It will always be a place where you can find design inspiration but I want to take it further this year. I want to challenge myself as a designer and become more vulnerable with all of you. In that you will see a few things happen more often. More personal posts, personal design projects, guest bloggers and collaborations with other designers to name a few. I love design so much and I can only imagine how much you all love it. So let’s have fun this year!!!! xxoo

via My Instagram.

 

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