At the Lake

 

IMG_8888Oliver and I are spending some time together at my family’s lake house in Wisconsin right now, and it couldn’t be more blissful. Having this uninterrupted and disconnected time with him – time in which I’m not worried about grocery shopping, doing the dishes, checking emails, or running errands – gives me the opportunity to fall more in love with him.

There is something so sweet and indulgent in spending a whole hour down by the beach with him to just splash and play in the water and giggle and throw rocks and dig sand. As much as I love my iPhone and my laptop it is incredibly refreshing to be without devices and social media during those times. There is so much to see and do and explore here at the lake and it feels good knowing his experiences here will have a positive impact on his development in the long run.

He is truly the sweetest, happiest baby and I can’t believe he is mine.IMG_8935

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Lake House Closet Nursery

To maximize space at my parents' lake house in Wisconsin, my mom has decided to turn a closet which once stored suitcases and pillow cushions into a mini-nursery for her visiting grandchildren. Genius, I know. When I visit, I usually keep Oliver in the same bedroom as me, and you know how he loves … Read More

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Oliver: 8 Months

My sweet little Oliver will be eight months old this weekend. He is crawling at full speed, stomping around the house with our help, picking food up from the table, and drinking from his sippy cup. His favorite foods are sweet potatoes, eggs, almond butter, and tangerines. He had his first lick of … Read More

Children's Seating - Peaches & Cake

Children’s Seating

Now that Oliver is crawling and sitting up on his own, floor space in my home has taken on a whole new meaning. He is quite content to sit on the floor at this age, but I'm keeping my eye out for toddler-friendly seating options as he grows older. Here are my 10 favorite picks for cute, colorful, … Read More

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LOFT Sale

My favorite store LOFT is having a HUGE sale today. 50% off all items and free shipping with the code Cyber50. They only do this once a year and the sale ends tonight so get your shopping in now! As you can tell, I am really loving eyelet this spring! Here are my top picks: Top to … Read More

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Antique Bench in John Robshaw

Ever since I came across this bench on John Robshaw's Instagram feed, I have been absolutely obsessed with it. The combination of the punchy, large-scale floral fabric on an antique piece with curved lines - it's just perfect. It just feels so exotic and I love the tension of old and new. Wouldn't … Read More

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Pottery Barn Spring 2015 Pillow Covers

Though it snowed this morning (why God???), I am hopeful that springtime and sunshine is around the corner which makes me want to incorporate more punchy colors into my space, as well as my wardrobe. The easiest and most cost-effective way to do that is through pillows. Pottery Barn has really upped … Read More

Boys Room - Progress

Boys’ Room on a Budget

First of all, thank you all for your incredibly kind comments and messages after my post on Monday. They truly mean so much to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you... Now to the fun stuff. Lately I've been helping my older sister (slash best friend in the entire world) decorate her new … Read More

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finding myself.

It took me six years out of college with a series of non-linear paths, a mortgage to pay, and a 7-month old baby at home to figure this out, but I've finally realized that interior design is my passion and I want to pursue it further. To get my feet wet, I've decided to continue my education by … Read More

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Dining Room Project: Progress Post 2

*See previous posts on the dining room project here, here, here, and here.* So, as you know I have been thinking a lot about my dining room furniture. I purchased both my table and chairs on Craigslist at the time we moved into the house just because we needed something quickly that fit into the … Read More

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Collected Spaces

As you may know I am a huge lover of vintage furniture and accessories, and of course I'm thrilled when I can find newer retail items for a deep, deep discount. I am positively addicted to the thrill of the hunt. Craigslist, flea markets, estate sales, garage sales, antique shops, consignment … Read More

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Ice cream recipes I want to try.

Today is my birthday, and while most people are big believers of cake on your birthday, I like to indulge in ice cream. Now that the weather is warming up, I'm ready to whip out my ice cream maker (just inherited an electric one from my mom and it has changed my ice cream-making world). Aside from … Read More

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Colored Leather Chairs and Barstools

Since having a baby, I've realized how important it is to have resiliency in your furnishings. I keep coming across rooms I love with with colored leather upholstered chairs and barstools and I just think they are genius and chic. Unlike a fabric-covered chair its spills would wipe up easily, and … Read More