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
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!
The French Girl. How does she manage to effortlessly sit at a cafe, sip that gorgeous cup of latte and people watch for hours on end- by herself? Her confidence and aura captivates any room. She is often seen strolling down the narrow alleyways with a bouquet of roses and a freshly baked baguette in her … More My Inner French Girl
Stop and smell the roses. Don’t let life fly by without realizing what’s important- your health, loved ones, walks in the parks, unwinding in that cafe… Take a minute to breathe, reassess, recharge and go on doing what you love to do- better than ever! To a lovely Thursday! In Instagram news… 1. daily morning … More Smell the Roses
I am totally taking advantage of these hot summer days and making all sorts of popsicles to cool off. Unfortunately for us up here in the northeast; cooler days will start to approach as soon as next month. I’m relishing and soaking up all the summer festivities as much as I can! My sisters are … More Cherry Rose Tea Popsicles
On a daily basis, my inbox is inundated with various inquiries. From subjects about mommyhood, to food, blogging, relationships, etc. But the most popular subject that I’ve received to date has to be on photography/ photo editing. Instead of responding to your emails individually, moving forward I’ll consider writing a post on an overwhelmingly popular … More Photoshop Tutorial: Isolating Colors
This post has been on my ‘to do’ list for the LONGEST time! I’m so glad that I can finally get to it. I’ve written a post about my workspace before, as seen here. But since getting my new FABULOUS office chair, the Agnes Side Chair from Stylish Furniture & Decor, I’ve been itching to … More Tour of My Workspace
As my sister’s wedding date approaches, I’ll be more and more involved with the planning and finding wedding inspirations. I love an all white wedding so here’s a roundup of my favs from my pinterest board, Til Death Do Us Part. Above images via Above images via Below are white wedding cakes inspired by their … More A White Wedding
While in the midst of one of my very focused decluttering sessions, I ALMOST threw out this empty hand soap glass container that no longer played an important role in the home. That was until it screamed my name and said “Use me as a vase, lady!” Ah- brilliant idea! And now I think it’s … More Upcycling Glass Containers
We harvested some onions the other day for dinner and they have such pretty blooms that we didn’t want to throw them out. Each stalk had a ball made of many tiny white flowers at the tip. So I saved them and made a flower arrangement, of course! Just a tiny little arrangement in this … More What To Do With Onion Blooms?
Another simple project to jazz up those boring white Japanese lanterns. These were seen hung in the picture below from the post An Inspirational Workspace. In case you don’t know, this is how a Japanese lantern looks like! For this project, I got mesh fabric w/ rosette patterns. Mesh is very forgiving for this project b/c … More DIY ~ Japanese Rose Lanterns
We created a space in our bedroom designated to be our reading area. It really doesn’t serve its original purpose b/c we rarely read books and most our readings are on the computer. I do browse through magazines and recipe books, however those are done on the comfort of the bed or couch. Instead, we … More A Designated Reading Area.
Do you have an inspirational workspace? A space where you can sit, relax, indulge, decompress, breathe, catch up, or do whatever it is that your mind desires? Of course it’s a challenge sometimes to have just a minute to do any of those things. Like for myself, Zoey demands my attention 23hrs of the day. … More An inspirational workspace.