Friday, March 30, 2012

[Weekly Inspiration] 3.30.2012

 this clever potato stamp art via strawberry chic

this cool metallic tape wall treatment via little green notebook

these cute cork coasters via fellow fellow

this pretty eggshell planter via seakettle

this parasol installation via front & main, west elm's blog

Have a nice weekend!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

[Home] A Little Spring Decor

Simple and refreshing.  That's the look I was going for.  This little table is in our entryway.  I find that if I put out some decorations, it has less chance of being the catchall for keys, sunglasses and mail.  So far, so good!

For a touch of whimsy, I also added a little twig banner.

[Wordless Wednesday] Construction of Eiffel Tower

pssst... have a creative day!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

[Eat] Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Never in a million years did I think that I would be encouraging others to eat brussels sprouts.  Never.  But I was surprised how good these turned out.  Who knew that a little roasting can turn brussels sprouts into something tasty, nutty and buttery-soft. The Mister and the 3 and 5 year old gobbled them up, so definitely a keeper in this house. I actually never have had a bad experience with brussels sprouts.  Mainly because my mom never made them (she has bad memories), and because I wasn't inspired to try them out until a couple of weeks ago. Therefore I was never was scarred with memories of mushy and bitter brussel sprouts that smelled-up the house with sulfurous fumes.  Did I capture that right?

Monday, March 26, 2012

[Oh Martha Monday] More Butterflies

I posted about butterflies last year, but since they are so indicative of Spring (not to mention a favorite of mine), I had to add several more fluttery creations from the folks at Martha Stewart.  Enjoy!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

[Make] Twig Letters

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Friday, March 23, 2012

[Weekly Inspiration] 3.23.2012

these beautifully designed rooms.  clean lines, natural elements, a calming vibe... right up my alley!
via jute :: as seen on sabbespot

blue vintage stamp art.  i must plan a visit to the pasadena flea market soon!

these modern neon dip dyed easter eggs

this yummy looking orange ricotta pound cake
recipe from giada de laurentiis :: photo via une-deux senses

this pretty paper flower centerpiece

Phew... What a busy week!  One child was on spring break while the other was still in school.  Somehow that translated into a lot of running around to keep the "breaking" child from going stir crazy!  I didn't get a single thing done on the home-front, but Happy Vee and I had a fun week filled with swimming, play dates and just hanging out.  Next year he will be in school every day, so I'm trying to appreciate every minute of our unstructured time.  

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

[Home] Honeycomb-Inspired Spring Mantel

I've always been drawn to the look of a honeycomb and, with hexagons being the shape of the moment, I decided to incorporate the naturally perfect design into our Spring mantel.

Not the typical Easter pastels, but Spring means flowers, flowers mean bees, bees make honeycombs... so there's that connection.  I also like to decorate with natural elements and metal, moss, and burlap seem to fall in nicely with the hexagon honeycomb theme. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

[Make] Modern Birds

The metamorphosis...

Click "Read more" to see the full metamorphosis.

Monday, March 19, 2012

[Oh Martha Monday] Pretty Pastels

Just a few pastel pretties to gaze at from the folks at Martha Stewart. Sometimes Mondays just need to be gently eased into... right? Enjoy!

Friday, March 16, 2012

[Weekly Inspiration] 3.16.2012

these tissue paper poppies via a very chocolate life

the gorgeous spring 2012 edition of sweet paul magazine. go check it out!

these wood apples via applenamos on etsy

 this chalk marker window treatment via brooklyn limestone

these pretty patterned eggs via urban comfort

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Welcome Spring! And An Updated Easter Egg Tree

Spring is in the air!  While we don't have a true winter in these parts, it's still very evident when winter changes over to spring.  The cherry blossoms are in full bloom, the hills are awash in neon yellow ragweed (ah-choo!), the song birds have returned and a family of bunnies has taken over our backyard.  We usually have one or two rabbits in residence all year round, but now there are five of these guys hopping, chasing and frolicking in our backyard.  I love it!  They are messy and they kill parts of our landscape, but the city girl in me eats this kind of stuff up.  

yeah he's pretty chill.  he knows that this bunny-lover won't be chasing him away.

Our home is pretty neutral, so I wanted to add some pretty Spring colors. Instead of a traditional Easter Egg tree, I decided to go vertical.  Out of the reach of little hands is always a good thing!  The tulle eggs are light and just the right size to hang on a makeshift branch mobile. The found branches are bound together with wire and the eggs are hanging from translucent thread.  The whole thing is suspended from a Command hook that I've had up since Happy Vee's bubble birthday party last year.

Are you decorating for Spring this year?

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