Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dog Love & Beautiful Spaces...Series V

I'm back with a doggie post. Haven't done one of these in a while but snuggling with my pugs inspired me to post some cuteness in beautifully decorated spaces. Check out the other pooch posts HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE


Iris Images via RUE, Jenren, sea of shoes, pinterest}

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Swedish Beautiful Mess

So I am sure many of you have checked out the latest Lonny issue and have seen the amazing pictures of the lovely Jansch family and their Swedish Summer cottage. But what I want to talk about is the beautiful mess. I mean, look at the pictures and tell me it doesn't look like they styled it messy and cluttered on purpose? It just looks too perfect. I often look around my little casita (very little casita) and say to myself "damn, it's cluttered in here," and even though I have always loved that cluttered look, I sometimes can't help but want to de-clutter and make it a little emptier in here. Well, this swedish beauty has just inspired me to embrace my junk LOL.

So take the living room for example. We have the biggest coziest sofa that Peter already had when we met 9 years ago. It is faded, torn, and de-fluffed, and we often debate whether to get a new one or not, and usually my response has been "nah, I think I like how this one looks so worn in." Ha!! See, I was right. Slouchy, run down, worn in couches are cool if I may say so myself. Look at this gorgeous purple big slouchy couch. Love it! And what about the different patterns in the rugs? Too much? I am kinda loving it.

And then, look as this mess of a book case. I have to admit I have bitched and complained to Peter for keeping so many of his old books because our book case if about to explode, but as he would say, a good book collection tells a story of it's owners. Can't deny the coziness of books in a home. And layered mirrors? IN LOVE! Cute kids, too.

Check out the vintage wooden crates in the kitchen. Great way to organize and easy access.

Okay, and how many of us try to hide all of our toiletries for when company comes over. I know I have. But why not display EVERYTHING. Well maybe not the "lady stuff". A messy bathroom cabinet has never looked so good to me like this one does. And let's not ignore the cutie's pile of shoes on the left. I mean, what girl would not be proud to display her shoes?

How lovely is this little corner of books and toys and mementos...and just stuff?

Love me an exposed clothing rack. Wish I could say mine is in the bedroom, but it's actually at the entrance full of coats and scarfs.

And well I don't know what to say about this little messy corner...but it's looks good...and I love it. Is that a dog bed? ha!

So what do you think? Are you the very organized, everything in it's place, minimalist kind of person or do you like to live in a home that looks, well, lived in?



{all photos via Lonny magazine}

Monday, March 18, 2013

Rice Krispies Easter Treats

Hello Loves! How was everyone's St. Patty's day?!? I had a blast people watching when we went out for a few errands, but we stayed in for the most part. Going out on St. Patrick's day and drinking "green beer" is just not my cup of tea. But, now that St. Patrick's is OVER, lets focus on cute bunnies, easter eggs, and baby chicks. Spent my Sunday afternoon making these little cuties...and let me tell you, they are delicious. Can't go wrong with classic rice krispies treats. So easy to make and these little eggs make a great treat for Easter Day festivities.



Sunday, March 10, 2013

Lazy Sunday!

Lazy Sunday it was. Got my sweet tooth taken care of and the week's menu ready to go (well for the babe more like it, he's the cook in the house.) Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend...whether lazy or crazy busy productive...weekend's rock!



Monday, March 4, 2013


Hello Loves! It's been a while. I have to admit, been away from blogging because, well what can I say? Have just been way more into Instagram lately. Much easier, convenient, and it does the trick...instant gratification picture by picture. Like I've mentioned before too, I also want to spend less time on my computer.

So speaking of Instagram, I love coming across the coolest people, shops, companys, products. This week I came across BHLDN. A one stop shop for EVERYTHING wedding. And not just any wedding, but a perfect heirloom wedding. I mean, their stuff is insanely gorgeous in all it's girly frilly delicate glory. If you don't follow them yet on Instagram, well then follow them for a daily dose of beautiful. Here are some of my favorites (from so so many).