Wednesday, April 23, 2014

[color kreyv]: Pink

How amazing are these spaces? There are so many things that I love about each one, and I am so on board with adding some touches of pink for spring--touches of pink in my home and touches of pink to my wardrobe. It probably won't happen, but I would be SO on board if it did. Geez, I want a lot of things...
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nice and Tidy | Clean & Simple Spaces

I'm back! We had such a fun trip to Texas, and the 13 hour drive (each way, mind you) really wasn't that bad--a lot of middle of nowheres, but it went by pretty quickly. Stella, of course, was in heaven, because she watched about 18 hours of shows. I'm not proud (or exaggerating), but momma's gotta do, what momma's gotta do, know what I'm sayin'?

I really love these spaces. They are clean and easy and exactly the vibe I want in my own home. But, even the cleanest and easiest of homes are no competition for a four year old, just ask Stella who thought it would be fun to put my wedding ring in a teeny box with Easter grass, that, of course, I threw away when I was cleaning. I'm so anal OCD such a habit of creature that as soon as I saw that it wasn't in the spot that I ALWAYS put it in (and after two hours of looking all over the place), I turned to the garbage. And there it was--in the box under the Easter grass.  Ain't nothin' clean and easy about that!
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Easter!

Happy (early) Easter from my favorite little bunny! We're off to Texas…wish us luck on the longest. Road trip. Ever.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Books, Books, Books! | Bookshelves

I absolutely love the idea of bookshelves in a home. I love that it adds character and makes a space looked lived in. Besides Jeremy's text books (those really don't need to be displayed), we really don't have a lot of adult books. I usually read a book and then give it away. And let's not even try to remember the last book I read that didn't involve cookies and mice, hungry caterpillars, or pigeons driving busses. I LOVE the idea of having shallow shelves for front facing books. We have lots of picture books, and I just keep buying more, because really, those books can just be read over and over, and they really don't get old. (And if they do, you just hide them for a while.)
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

[so cheap, so easy]: Neon & Gold Succulents

How great are these little pots of pure delight? I know...they are amazing. (I could not, for the life of me, find the original source for these, so if you know, please tell.) Now, I will be the first to admit that I am scared of anything green and living. I mean, the responsibility is daunting, but, I think I may try my hand at succulents or cacti. Plus, Stella asked me what Earth Day was, so I feel like this might be a nice, easy project for her that is totally awesome for me. Just spray paint your pot, plant your succulents, and add your aquarium rocks.  According to my calculations, this project should run right around $25, with the succulents being the majority of the cost (around $16 for a three pack from the Depot). If you know a better, cheaper place to get them, let us all know. I am definitely the last person on earth to give advice on anything that has to do with planting stuff.  Shoes? Clothes? Decor? I'm your girl. Green things? Not so much.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

[color kreyv]: Navy on White

I love a good navy and white color story. Today, I'm specifically talking navy on white, not to be confused with white on navy. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE a dramatic navy wall, but today, it's all about the navy on white. It's fresh; it's bright; and it's perfect for spring.  (Have I thoroughly confused you, or do you speak crazy as well as I do?)
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