I'm excited to see so many beautiful crochet pieces popping up everywhere- in shops, magazines editorials... I think crochet pieces give out such a carefree vibe they are ideal for the warm spring and summer days. There are great casual every-day options but also some fancier, more elegant designs like this cute off-the-shoulder white dress that would be perfect for an evening party. Here are some inspiration photos.
[ patio umbrella | moroccan tea glasses | flamingo inflatable | Acapulco chair | faux florals | pineapple tea towel ]
I'm so excited to know this summer there is a pink flamingo inflatable! Pools everywhere can now look even cuter with this guy floating around. We had a blast last summer with our dear, dear swan. To get on it was the highlight of all of Little Miss A's friends. So much so, that it lost a wing toward the end of the summer. But I'm not fretting because I think this flamingo could be the perfect substitute. And this outdoor umbrella would look just right as an additional pink touch for your patio.
It's Thursday again so I get to fill you in on the progress I have made in my mudroom for the One Room Challenge Linking Participants. The One Room Challenge was started by Linda from Calling it Home some years ago where she lines up twenty very talented professional bloggers and designers to redo a room in just six weeks. They share their progress every Wednesday (see my past projects here and here). And the Linking Participants (anyone can join!) report their progress on Thursdays.
If you are just tuning in for the first time you can see week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4. I'm actually a bit on panic mode this week because we only have one week left for the reveal and I'm not sure I will be able to finish! Let's blame it on the millions of things I'm juggling at the same time, plus the amount of rain we have had which has delayed my spray painting and ....You see that super cool mirror, the box and those animal prints above? Those will arrive AFTER the ORC reveal next week!! Uhm....not what I had planned. And thus I'm feeling a bit like this-
[ gold tassel sandals | gold and white bowl | gold scissors | marbleized vases | sunglasses | earrings | fringed bag | green clutch with tassel ]
I have a pair of gold scissors like these and let me tell you they make cutting way more interesting. Wrapping presents suddenly becomes the best pass time. Plus they make my desk look pretty killer. Literally! These are so heavy I could easily hurt someone. How can something so simple make life so much brighter right? And I think they make a fun gift for that person that has everything. As you might have guessed my desk has a whole lot of gold. I was so excited to find gold pencils at Target! That is pretty neat. The gold tassel sandals are chic and elegant. But that fringed bag!!! Oh my!! It just screams summer is here and I'm so cool- all at the same time. Am I right?
[ floral painted cookies | gilded heart painting | fancy lipstick chocolates | colorful clutch | butler's tray | monogrammed guest towel | pink cord necklace | coffee table book | amethyst necklace | surprise gift box ]
Mother's Day is very close and I'm not sure what to plan since last Mother's Day was so amazing. It will take a lot of creativity to top that one. In the meantime, I made this cute little list of ideas for gifts for mom. It's always fun to get them something unexpected....I think these ideas are just that-
Sometimes finding the right words to express how much we love and appreciate someone special in our lives can be difficult. I love a great letter or card to share my feelings but sometimes words fail me and so this is why I loved these framed gilded heart paintings by my friend Steph ( you may remember her work from this post here) from Le Petit Atelier de Nana. These small gilded heart framed paintings are precious and encompass so many beautiful emotions all in one. They are like a visual poem expressing all wonderful feelings of love and admiration. They are bright and colorful and beautifully framed. They are meant for that special person with a heart of gold indeed.
So happy it's Thursday again as I get to fill you in on the progress I have made in my mudroom for the One Room Challenge Linking Participants. The One Room Challenge was started by Linda from Calling it Home some years ago where she lines up twenty very talented professional bloggers and designers to redo a room in just six weeks. They share their progress every Wednesday (see my past projects here and here). And the Linking Participants (anyone can join!) report their progress on Thursdays. If you are just tuning in for the first time you can see week 1, week 2, week 3. I don't have much progress to share with you in this week 4. I have a big fundraiser I'm organizing tomorrow and that has eaten up my time in the last few weeks. But I will share with you a couple of things.... It was a good mail day yesterday!! I got this beauty all the way from France! She is a warrior alright. I'm in love-