Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday Favorites

Last night I was up off and on with a sick little one, so I'm predicting this weekend will be one of catching up on needed rest, with maybe a cozy fire or two.  The rainy forecast begs for it.   I love weekends full of adventures and accomplished projects, but the quiet ones at home are good too.  Cheers!

This Living area
This garden (and house)
This workspace

and these links:

Joanna Goddard's new place designed by Emily Henderson
Made me laugh
Also made me laugh
13 travel tips
Most pescious thing ever
Small houses in Japan
The complete guide to concrete countertops
This dog bed
Best of Thanksgiving baking
5 gift topper ideas
Could I just live here?

Monday, November 18, 2013

More on Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Maybe I'm not the only one……I see tons of incredible tablescapes online and come away overflowing with inspiration.  Not too much later, I usually realize the money behind these beautiful dinners is just much more than I want to spend and my excitement dwindles.  Do you ever feel this disconnect?  The choice between expensive and beautiful or cheap and uninspiring?  I firmly believe that it doesn't have to be one or the other.  Here are some simple touches that are more creative than costly, making your guests feel extra special this Thanksgiving.  



* I always try to give credit where credit is due, sometimes it's difficult to find the true source of my images.  If you find any that need to be credited elsewhere please let me know.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday Favorites

This transformation of an old library in Sydney via Rue
The styling of this pretty space
This space from Rachel Bilson's home on Lonny

And these links:

Advent calendar ideas
Typography cookies
This living room
Made me laugh
Pretty Fall dinner
This pouf
This girl's story has me very inspired
How gorgeous is this highway
Trying this soup next week
This couch
This calendar
Speaking of plywood
This beach house

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Thankful Tree

I know, I know.  It's mid-November and I'm a little late on doing a thankful tree for Thanksgiving.  But instead of saying it's too late, I'm going to encourage anyone else (who November snuck up on) to make their own.  My cousin has done a thankful tree for the past couple years, and I love the idea.  This was honestly even more meaningful to me than I anticipated it to be.  There is something about writing down on paper the things you are grateful for (in my case 50) and really giving them a lot of thought.  This would be a good everyday practice, not one just reserved for Thanksgiving.  From big things (my faith) to small (family dance sessions in the kitchen), it was fun coming up with my list.  What are you grateful for? 

Ps.  You may notice we finally decided on just using a poly for our DIY table and going a more rustic/natural route…..just in time for the holidays.   I'm almost ready to share our dining room with you...

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Favorites- The beautiful and unrelated

It's Friday everyone!  Red has been out of town this week, and we are looking forward to the weekend with no major plans other than being together.  See you next week, and here are some of my recent favorites:

This pastel kitchen
This bedroom
This Nursery

And these links:

10 drug store beauty must haves
Drink more water
2014 calendar roundup
This made me laugh
Watched one of my best friends (Brittany) and her husband on Good Morning America today, and featured yesterday
These boots (still pricey, but way less than the Rag & Bone ones I love so much and can't afford)
Sweetest picture
This entire house
10 Favorite Entryway Storage Solutions
Green floors
Realistically colorized historical photos
I loved this
NASA before powerpoint

Monday, November 4, 2013

Let's Talk Thanksgiving

I hate to jump from one holiday straight to the next, but….Thanksgiving is not far off and if you are hosting this year, odds are it's been on your mind.  I've compiled some of my favorite tablescapes for you:  

                             this one is from Terrain…..I just love the idea of a planter as a centerpiece.

jam that serves the dual purpose of both name card and party favor….also the newspapers add a nice touch
 chalkboard placemats (and free printables!)

 a wooden plank as a centerpiece
(I could find no other source than this one from pinterest-I'd love to give credit if anyone knows where it's from:)

 and finally, I'll leave you with this organic tablescape

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween and some Friday Favorites

I've been a little under the weather this week, but I couldn't let the week end without sharing our Halloween with you.  Normally you don't see much of my little girl on here, but Halloween is an exception to the rule for me.  If you've been following the blog for a year, you will remember the Princess Leia costume I made for her last year:  
This year, (while I still have a say), we decided to go with Frida Kahlo.  Meet my little unkempt Frida.
She didn't start out so happy about it though….
But in the end, she was pleased to be Frida.
My proud mom moment aside, here are some Friday links for you:

This wallpaper
10 places to experience in Bulgaria
This house…..the floors!
How to take photos at parties
Just dreaming of this House swap for designers
Pretty Fall outfit
Diane's (Miss Moss) Gorgeous wedding in Africa
Be Generous
I found my butternut squash soup to try
My friend Lisa's story……she is running the NYC marathon (after just doing the MCM)