Thursday, December 15, 2011

Reading Nook

The weather is really gross today- heavy winds, heavy rain, and dark skies at three in the afternoon. On days like this, I love staying inside with a good book and a hot drink. Here are some reading nooks that are to die for. People, if you have an awkward/small space and you don't know what to do with it.....please PLEASE make it into an awesome reading nook. Then invite me over.
Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas is in the House

Life has certainly picked up here with the holiday season, as I'm sure it has with you. This year, I'm trying to set aside time to be more crafty with our Christmas decorating. I like the idea of making one thing for our home each Christmas, and I chose making ornaments and snow globes this year. I love Christmas time. (Ps. I apologize in advance for my poor quality iphone pics.)
Wednesday, December 7, 2011


We all know about the RIBBA frames from Ikea, right? If you haven't- they are simple modern frames at an affordable price. They are quite possibly my favorite thing to buy at Ikea. So that said, instead of paying for expensive custom framing I always buy Ikea frames. This is not news, I know. What I wanted to talk about today though, is what to do when you have a piece of art whose size requires a custom frame. This happened to us recently when we brought back an art piece from Italy. It had odd dimensions, and even with coupons getting it custom framed was going to be very expensive. So instead, I bought my RIBBA frame (way larger than the actual art piece) and got it custom matted for $30 vs the $250 something dollars to get it custom framed. Red was happy, I was happy.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Catching Up

As you may have noticed, I took a little unannounced leave of absence the past few days. I'm still here! I just took a small break. Life was getting crazy between work, holiday things, a military ball, and a trip home for a friend's wedding, so I just decided to not make myself crazy by trying to do everything. Today, I'm leaving you with inspiration from this beautiful home. Go here to see more.
Monday, November 21, 2011

A short film

This weekend I was doing some online Christmas shopping and I came across this beautiful Selby Film for Zara featuring Lucy Chadwick. If you haven't seen it already, it's on Zara's homepage here. Both of her homes featured in the film are simple & chic. Though it's not my personal style (& I'm pretty sure I could never pull it off even if I tried), I love Lucy's modern Katherine Hepburn look.
Friday, November 18, 2011

Take me to Morocco

You guys know by now my passion for travel. In my free time I always find myself researching & dreaming about new destinations. During one of those moments, I stumbled upon this incredible bed & breakfast in Marrakech, Morocco. Not only is it stunningly beautiful, but it's run by an American couple living in Morocco........who know the ins and outs of the Marrakech market (just tell me where to get my Moroccan wedding blanket?!). Normally this wouldn't be a preference, but I feel it could be helpful not having a language barrier (& put Red at ease) in a destination like Morocco. That said, please check out Peacock Pavilions here and meanwhile enjoy the pictures below.
Does this last picture look familiar? It's the same stencil I used on my tablecloth, I could also swear it's the same picture I fell in love with on Royal Design Studio.