Tuesday, April 2, 2019

oh, hello spring

Oh, hello spring. It was a long winter, but we knew you would eventually come. I am excited to brighten things up around the house, spring clean and garden outdoors and spend hours upon hours enjoying time outside with my family. We have been in a pattern of constant rain, but I must say, the spring flowers look extra beautiful this year. 

“Sometimes I need
only to stand
wherever I am 
to be blessed.” 
― Mary Oliver

Friday, December 28, 2018

blue and green tablescape

I trust you and yours had a very Merry Christmas! We hosted a small Christmas Eve dinner at our home and I used blues and greens for the tablescape. This color combination could work very nicely for a New Year's Eve or New Year's Day table setting as well. Just set aside some greenery from your tree before throwing it out. I like minimal table decor so there is room to pass the bread, wine and see all of those that are sitting around the table. 

Happy New Year! 

It is evident that two little ones sat here (no knives)

Monday, December 24, 2018

let your heart be light

Merry Christmas! Glory, glory to our Savior the Light of the world! 

“I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.” John 12:46

Thursday, December 13, 2018

blue and green Christmas

I always love decorating for Christmas.  Each year, I try to add something new to the mix, but what I enjoy most is bringing out the decorations with memories that warm our hearts. I decorated the day after Thanksgiving this year so we really have been enjoying our Christmas home (despite the fresh garland starting to look crunchy:). Here are a few phone photos I have taken of our home. Blue and green continue to be my favorite Christmas colors.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

christmas inspiration

It has been some time since I have been in this little blog space. I always feel more inspired to decorate this time of year. I just love it so much. You are probably busy decking your halls too for the holidays. Here are some simple Christmas ideas that are catching my eyes. 

all via pinterest

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

the outdoor mirror

I just recently added a mirror to our outdoor dining space. I love how the mirror reflects the lush greenery from our backyard onto the boring gray house siding.  There was a little corner of the deck that I added a cart to, but once I added it, I really felt like it still needed something. An outdoor mirror was perfect for the space. It makes the wall feel bigger and I like how it brings inside-living outside.

Here are some lovely inspiration pictures. 

Friday, May 11, 2018

what i wore

I have had a couple of questions about my trip outfits so I thought I would share where I found them. Do not fret; This will not be a regular blog post. I am the most unlikely person you would want giving style advice. I started looking for a few new items for our trip back in January and February. I was lucky to find many of these items on sale. I consider most of the items staples that I can wear all throughout the spring and summer months. I had such a fun time packing for our trip mainly since I only had to think about packing for myself:). Hopefully you will find some new items you can add to your spring/summer wardrobe! 

Day 1 and travel morning:

We walked about 8-10 miles everyday and these shoes were super comfortable. 

I changed into these shorts once we got settled into our hotel. 

Night 1:

This purse is the perfect size! I am excited to carry it all summer long. 

Sandals (similar - mine were a Marshall's score)

Day 2:

(I can't find the same print as mine because I bought mine back in the winter on sale, but it is the same Nellie dress. My favorite part is the ribbon zipper:)

Night 2:

Day 3:

Pool time:

Night 3:

Day 4 and travel home:

Jeans (same as above)