Monday, January 26, 2015


Hope everyone enjoyed the weekend.  Woke up Saturday morning with a winter wonderland outside. And, more on the way.  We are preparing for a blizzard starting this afternoon through the evening with two feet of snow! For those on the eastcoast, be careful and safe journey getting home.

Switching things up on this Monday to share with you some of my favorite new items from West Elm.  Even though I dislike the winter season, this time of year is my favorite to see stores advertise their new inventory of Spring items.

I love the Spring season with the crisp smell in the air, the greenery making its appearance and bringing new life to the outside.  It's the best time and it certainly puts me in a better mood.  It's a chance to lighten and brighten your decor on the inside.

Take a look at some of my favorites:

Terrace Tower

Brass is making a strong comeback and what's nicer than Terrace Tower; finished in antique brass with glass tiered shelf.  In would make such a nice addition to my any space.  Room makeover anyone? 

Amy Merrick Vases

Loving the shapes and colors of the these vases by florist designer and stylist, Amy Merrick.

Faceted Glass Vases

The jeweled tones of these Faceted glass vases are so pretty and vibrant.  Like pieces of jewels for your flower bud arrangements.  These would look so pretty by your bedside table, on your makeup table or office table.

Belgain Linen Duvet Cover and Shams

Linen is the perfect fabric for warmer days.  This Belgian linen duvet cover and shams is the perfect shade of pink (described as pink champagne) that even the male in your life would appreciate; especially those that can pull of wearing a pink shirt or tie.

Decorated Hobstar Glassware

These antique inspired Hobstar Glassware come in a several soft colors (only smoke black and clear available at this time).  I purchased similar ones from Crate and Barrel last year in a pink shade.  I like the softer shades in this line.

Kisanii Pillow Cover - Black/Natural

This Kisanii pillow is truly a piece of art, but displayed on your sofa, chair or bed.

Alphabet Pillow Covers

Monogram is popular and has been a classic staple for many years.  For a younger, more modern look, use your initials from these Alphabet pillow covers.

Mistari Pillow Cover - Black/Natural

How about pairing it with this classic Mistari stripe pillow cover?

To see more of West Elm's new line, click here.

Happy shopping!


Friday, January 23, 2015


Happy Friday!  I haven't posted a Friday post in a while and hope to change that.  To be honest, by the time Friday rolls around, I'm pooped!

Today's post is all about floral designs.  If you follow me on Instagram, you see me weekly flower arrangements I create, for around our home.  I love flowers and would love to learn more about different flowers and creating better arrangements.

Today, I want to share some beautiful - and I mean BEAUTIFUL floral arrangements from Tulipina.  I follow Kiana Underwood on Instgram (how I found her).  She has a floral design studio in the San Francisco area.

Her unique style has been featured on many popular sites such as Coco + Kelley, 100 Layer Cake, Green Wedding shoes and design magazines.  Kiana has a signature look to her design; the way it cascades to one side (or both) and the prettiest floral arrangements and colors choices.  Her work is truly inspiring.

Take a look at some of her work:

Beautiful color variations

Love the pop of purple with the lime green and pale pink flowers (think they are dahlias)

This is so pretty for a Thanksgiving table.
I'm inspired by the colors and would definitely create a tables cape around this flower arrangement.

I purchased anenomes last weekend and those purple spikey looking flowers
(need a lesson 101 on flower names).  This flower arrangement is so soft, modern and feminine.

I wouldn't mind getting an arrangement like this for Valentines Day. 

This screams Spring!  And, I'm screaming, yes hurry Springtime weather!

One of my favorite arrangements.  Breathtaking!

Photo credits:  Tulipina 

To see more of her beautiful work, head on over to her website here.

Here's a look of my flower arrangements for this week:

Wishing everyone a fabulous weekend.  We're getting hit with snow tomorrow (boo-hoo).