Five Things Friday

1. It's finally starting to get sunny around here!  Bring on the sandals!  As a mom to littles, I'm always thinking about comfort and style.  I have to be able to chase kids around.  Here are a few pairs I'm loving for spring/summer. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

2. This weekend, Aymee and I are both headed to a Women's Retreat for our church.  I can't wait to spend some time away with other women, and to just relax for 2 full days.  The thing I'm looking forward to the most is not cooking ;) is that weird?

3.  We had a fun presentation this week that was a family room/nook design.  Here's a glimpse of our presentation board.  We can't wait to share the whole design with you! 

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4. Krew (my 20 month old) is to the age where he is constantly pulling out my dangle earrings, which has made me wear more studs.  I've found a few that still make a statement, but don't cause an ear yank either (courtesy of Krew).  Here are three pairs I've been wearing on repeat. (1, 2, 3).

5.  When it comes to personal house plans, I have an overarching design aesthetic for the home, and now that I have that figured out, I'm thinking about each room individually.  Right now, I'm thinking about the dining room.  We aren't really "formal" dining room people, but I definitely want a space where lots of people can fit around a table.  I'm think a built in bench, a long table, and comfortable chairs.  Here are some chairs I'm loving (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), along with some dining rooms I've pinned.

 

Have a great weekend!

Our Favorites / Bookcases & Shelves

As much as we love a beautiful built-in, sometimes that’s not in the budget or we need a shelving unit that can be moved. There are lots of great options out there for bookcases and shelves, and we’re sharing some of our go-tos!

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Five Things Friday

1. Last Friday, I talked about McGee and Co launching their new line, and shared a few of our favorite items.  They were kind enough to send us some of our favorite items from their new line!  Both Ayms and I decided on the large market tote as one of our favorite items (surprise, surprise we would choose the same thing!).  Ayms also chose a lotion dispenser and some cotton tea towels.  I chose a terra cotta vase and glass market jars.  Here's how I styled my new items in my kitchen (every item we chose was under $50 - bonus!).

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2. I've been loving natural elements this season (both in interiors and in fashion).  When it comes to interiors, anything with texture and earth tones is catching my eye (natural baskets, terra cotta, wood, linens).  Here are some spaces and items I'm loving with natural elements. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

3. It seems like I'm always drawn to floral patterns for Spring (go figure!). Here are some items I'm loving (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).

4. This week I spent some time looking over our future house plans, and tweaking a few things.  One thing on the plans is a mudroom with LOTS of storage and brick floors.  This image is saved under my secret "Future Home" board on Pinterest.... Isn't it pretty?

5. Speaking of Pinterest... are you following us? I "over pin", and spend a lot of time over there!  Make sure you're following us for lots of inspiration.

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Wishing everyone a great weekend!

Our Favorites / Interior Accessories for Spring

We love Spring!  There’s something about a light color palette that gives every home a fresh start. We’re sharing some of our favorite interior accessories for spring, to give your home a light and bright look for the season.

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Five Things Friday

1. It was a busy week! Aymee got back from Mexico and I got back from Boise, we celebrated Easter, Aymee had a birthday, and we started a new project!  If you were watching our stories on Monday, you saw we celebrated Aymee's birthday by getting our nails done and treating ourselves to a blizzard (we are still doing no sugar, but we have a few dates on the calendar where we're splurging - one being Aymee's birthday)!  When it comes to nails, Aymee tends to go dark, and I tend to go light.  Here are some of my favorite nail colors for spring (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).

2. We're currently working on a family room/nook space, and I'm inspired by bright, airy, cozy spaces.  The walls aren't very high, so I'm thinking of ways to make the space feel taller (vertical shiplap, built-ins, light colors).  Here are some spaces inspiring me for this new project.

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3. Our family has lots of allergies, and it's hard to find recipes that actually taste "normal" and accommodate all four of us.  For Easter, I made the most amazing gluten-free/vegan/nut-free (nuts are optional in this particular recipe) Carrot Cake, and YOU GUYS! IT WAS DELICIOUS!  We hosted my parents, my in-laws, and my sister's family, who all had no idea it was "free" of all of those things.  It's one I will definitely be making again. Here's a link to the Carrot Cake Recipe.

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4. Let's talk about sales... both the Loft and Madewell are having great sales this weekend!  Here are some items worth taking a look at (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).

5. Congratulations to our friends over at McGee and Co! They launched a new line this week AND opened up their first brick and mortar shop in California!  Here are a few of my favorite items from their new line (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14).

Have a great weekend!