loving lately for lydia: zara baby

December 4, 2014

One of the million and one fun parts of having a baby girl is that momma gets to play dress up all day long!  Having the first grandchild on my side, and a girl at that, has resulted in Lydia having a wardrobe and shoe collection that rivals my own.  If you follow me on…

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high street market

November 3, 2014

There are quite a few big box retailers I source from regularly, as much for the variety as for the price point, but every project and home (even mine!) can benefit from more unique, one-of-a-kind decorative accessories that really add a personal touch to a space without breaking the bank.  An added bonus is when…

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fab fall finds for $75 or less

September 24, 2014

Yesterday marked the start of fall and, much to my surprise, the temperature never made it above 65, so I’m finally very excited for the change in seasons!  I emptied all of my summer pots and got them ready for some mums, cabbage, kale and ornamental grasses and am chomping at the bit to pull…

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shop the manor + save 30%

September 15, 2014

A few weeks ago, on a particularly difficult night in the throws of teething (and somewhere around eight or nine wakeups), I had just gotten Baby Girl back to sleep and, unable to sleep myself at that point, resorted to Instagram (naturally) when a gorgeous champagne and cream sequined chevron table runner caught my eye. …

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serena + lily fall favorites

September 3, 2014

If you haven’t seen the new fall line from Serena and Lily, you need to mosey on over quick, fast and in a hurry!  Their fall catalogue made its way into my mailbox last night and I couldn’t devour it fast enough – bold pops of rich, saturated color are an unexpected, refreshing compliment to…

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fall at pottery barn

August 27, 2014

Nothing kills my summer buzz more than a stack of Fall catalogues in my mailbox.  As much as I love the change in the seasons, it’s kind of hard to get excited about riding boots, flannel shirts and faux fur throws when temps are hovering in the 90’s and humidity is off the charts…..HOWEVER…..after flipping…

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summer goodies at c wonder!

August 7, 2014

Navy and white is the quintessential color combination for summer (clearly, since it’s been the topic of many a blog post of mine lately!)  Dress it up with a little bling and some gold or create a more casual vibe with stripes and natural textures like seagrass and wicker.  C Wonder is one of my…

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loving lately: blue+ white + lots of texture

August 6, 2014

Happy Hump Day!  I can’t believe it’s August already – where has the summer gone?  The last month Baby Girl has been waking every 1.5-2 hours, so I’m pretty sure I’ve missed most of this summer just by sauntering through it in a foggy haze. In my mind though and, if I’m being honest, in…

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lighten up for summer

May 20, 2014

The seventy degree weather we’ve been enjoying the last few days couldn’t have come at a better time….I was able to open my pool, plant a bunch of sweet potato vine and purple queen, make some headway refinishing and reupholstering a set of four dining chairs and get a couple of coats of wipe on…

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michelle morin

May 19, 2014

There are a few watercolors that have been bouncing around Pinterest lately that really caught my eye and had me feeling familiar with the painting style. I was thrilled to discover they were actually the work of New Hampshire-based Michelle Morin, the artist behind United Thread, an Etsy shop I’ve been enamored with for a…

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