I can’t believe the holiday season is officially here and the year is coming to an end sooner than later! Thanksgiving is in just a few days and for those of you who are still looking for tablescape inspirations, here are ten beautifully executed ones. The one common theme is adding natural elements to your … More Ten Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas
Isn’t life about the little things? The simple touches, the small acts of kindness, the subtle ways to express that you care- they’re all a big part of our happiness. For me, it’s the little quiet moments that I can steal for myself- listening to French Jazz, blogging, polishing my nails, flipping catalogs, sipping lattes, … More The Mini-Luxuries
I love city life. The bustling energy is invigorating and provides a great source of inspiration and creativity. The daily hustle and tight square footage may be a little overwhelming, stressful or even claustrophobic to some, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I thrive on everything city living has to offer. Boston … More City Mom- The Daily Grind
Fall festivities are by far my most favorite things to look forward to this time of the year. Not only is the weather perfect (all you need is some light layering to keep cozy) but everything else is also sort of magical. This past weekend, we took the kiddos to a pumpkin patch just outside … More Pumpkin Patch ’16
Isn’t this such a good time to start using the fireplace? The mornings are chilly and on some days, it’s damp and gray. Even better! Imagine lounging in a robe, flipping through magazines, listening to French jazz and sipping lattes while enjoying the warmth of a crackling fireplace. Ah- heaven! Unfortunately, most of our fireplaces … More White Fireplace Mantels
I love all the special things that fall has to offer- the snuggles, layers, foliage, pumpkins, lattes and so much more. There’s something different in the air which can be sensed but not actually seen. There’s only one word to describe it- magic. One of my favorite fall tendencies include sipping lattes. As seen in my … More Chocolate Pumpkin Spiced Latte
We recently celebrated Zoey’s 5th birthday! We didn’t have anything major planned in advance. My sister was in town so she helped me set up a very intimate birthday brunch. We didn’t slave in the kitchen, that was something that I wanted to avoid. I think a birthday brunch was perfect. I was up very early … More A Birthday Brunch- Zoey Turns Five (Pt. 1)!
Happy Friday everyone! I’ve been so stationery-obsessed and just wanted to share yet another set by Elum Designs. Like shoes and handbags, a gal can never have enough beautiful stationery, right? This Bucket List pad is perfect as the ultimate desk accessory. Ideal for jotting down life goals, dreams and such. Have a wonderful and … More The Bucket List
I received the most darling cards from Elum Designs and my heart skipped a beat. They are the cutest ‘Thank You’ cards I’ve ever seen. There is something to be said about things that are minimal, chic and oh so French! Please keep reading for a chance to win some awesome stationery from Elum! Elum Designs … More Merci Beaucoup
Whatever happened to sending handwritten notecards or writing your thoughts down in a journal? Whenever I receive a personal note in the mail, it always makes me smile. This doesn’t happen often but when it does, I feel special. Emails and texts lack that personal touch and human connection. If you love sending loved ones special … More Elum Designs- Giveaway!
It’s hard to believe but Zoey is entering kindergarten this fall! In just a few days, her teacher is visiting us at home so the two can get better acquainted. We’ve been taking little steps to prepare Zoey for school and it has been exciting and fun but with a little bit of anxiety (for … More DIY: Crafts for Class
I don’t know what’s happening with me but lately, I’ve been looking at life a whole lot differently. I’m more in tuned with the journey rather than the trophy. I’m going through some professional transitions right now and have been actively networking a lot– a process that I’m not that great at (or so I … More Focus on the Journey
It’s finally here! The kids’ bedroom makeover is finished (except for a few little projects) and they are over the moon. They’ve been waiting forever to get the bedroom of their dreams and surely- mommy and daddy did not disappoint! One of the biggest dilemmas that we faced was whether or not to incorporate wallpaper. In the end, … More Kids Bedroom Makeover (Pt 1)
Zoey has these pair of Clarks Mary Jane that she absolutely loves. She wears them every single day of her life for about three months straight now. Needless to say, they’re well-loved and there are a lot of scuffing particularly on the cap part of the shoes. I don’t have the heart to toss them out-yet. Aside from the exterior … More DIY Gold Cap Toe Mary Janes
I love me a beautifully crafted flat lay. They are really popular on Instagram and you can find flat lays of all sorts- beauty, workspace, fashion, food, etc. To me, it’s a form of photography styling. Usually, flat lays consist of multiple elements in a shot where they are styled to be showcased either randomly … More Visual Storytelling via Flat Lays
If you have kids, you can probably understand my pain. Getting out of the house on a normal day can be daunting. Add summertime fun, beach days, farm visits and surprise field trip adventures to the mix. When we go to the beach, it literally takes me hours to plan what to pack- beach toys, … More Summer Skin Must-Haves
Step inside this breathtaking Linnéstaden apartment where you’ll see lots of white, light and a beautiful play on muted colors. I am obsessed with the gray wall color and need it for my house prompto! If you have kids, there’s a bonus. Highlighted is a tiny kid’s bedroom that is to die for. Lesson to … More Home Tour: A Linnéstaden Apartment
About two years ago, when we first moved into our dream home and started decorating, there was one thing I was certain of. No Wallpaper! A few rooms in our house had those really outdated flower-patterned wallpapers that were just dreadful and a real pain to remove. It never occurred to me to use wallpaper until … More Wallpaper Magic + $200 Wallpaper Giveaway!
Guys, it’s that time again! Making popsicles in my house is a popular tradition in the summer. My kids often lend a helping hand and it’s just so much fun for everyone. Popsicles require only a few ingredients and you can totally control what you put in them so you know exactly what your kids are … More Strawberry Mango Popsicles
When I was a little (a lifetime ago, in elementary school), I used to think that summer lasted for an entire year. There was school which was a year long and then came summer which was the year immediately after. To a 5 yr old, it made total sense and I never questioned that that was … More Hello Summer!