Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Olivia Marie is here! She arrived at the end of August. She weighed eight pounds, four ounces and measured twenty-one inches long. Will and I are absolutely in love with her, and the pup is crazy about her too. It's been such an adventure already and we can't imagine life without her.

I'm going to take a bit of time away from blogging to simply spend time with her. I hope you all have a lovely couple weeks -- and I look forward to seeing you again soon!

Photo by me.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Thinking Pink

Well, our due date came and went last week and our little girl is showing no signs of arriving. I like to think she's comfy and cozy and just taking her time. Of course, we're so excited to meet her and having a hard time waiting!

Maybe because my mind is on the baby, I am drawn to gorgeous shades of pink even more than usual. I love all these paintings by Vancouver artist Zoe Pawlak. She is incredibly versatile but there's something beautiful that connects all her work.

Photos from here

Friday, August 24, 2012

Happy Weekend!

Here's wishing you a lovely weekend filled with beauty and maybe a little adventure!

Photo from here

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pants Party

All summer long, I've been living in dresses. They're comfortable, easy and pretty, perfect for hot temps. But as fall approaches, I'm eagerly anticipating all the cool pants I've been seeing in magazines. There are so many trends to try: bold color, edgy prints, metallics and leather-like details. Here are a few pairs -- by Current/Elliott, Paige Denim, Mother, Superfine, 7 for All Mankind, Genetic Denim, Paige Denim and alice + olivia -- all found on

Photos from here. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Right at Home

Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was very relaxing, with lots of time spent reading. Sometimes it's nice just to hunker down at home and enjoy just being there.

I'd imagine it would be quite pleasant to spend time in this Virginia home, featured on Apartment Therapy. The huge windows and open floor plan are great, but I especially like the details -- the black and white elements, global accents and little surprises like a mini disco ball on display.

Photos from here

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Inspiration Spark

I can't think of a better way to start a Tuesday morning than with some beautiful, summery images and thoughtful, inspiring words. Have a great day!

Photos from here and here

Monday, August 13, 2012

Simple Joys

What a nice weekend this was! My husband and I made no plans so we could do whatever we felt like in the moment. We ended up with two days of simple pleasures: Watching the Olympics. Taking the pup for a walk. Making a breakfast of fresh strawberries and yogurt. Settling in with a stack of new magazines. I hope you had a lovely weekend too!

Photos by me. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Black & White

I love a good black and white look year-round, but there's something quite refreshing about the combination in the summer. And if it's carried out in stripes, chevron or another graphic print, all the better! Here are a few pieces, via Pinterest, I'm digging now.

Photos from here

Monday, August 6, 2012

Getting Close

Our baby is due in three weeks, and we spent part of the weekend putting some finishing touches on the nursery. I love spending time in this room already! Sunshine filters in through the trees outside, and inside there are so many sweet touches from loved ones. My mom sewed the pink and white crib skirt and bed pillows, and my aunt made a quilt and crocheted a cast of Star Wars characters as a gift to my husband. We're just so excited for what's to come!

Photos by me. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Happy August!

My goodness, this summer has been flying by! So this month I want to take full advantage of the sunshine and hot weather. I'm thinking dinners on the deck, dips in the pool, sundresses, sandals and an appreciation for every last moment of summer.

Photo from here

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Feminine Touch

I like my home to be a mix of masculine and feminine elements. That said, it is a treat to see a space that celebrates girly touches. This London home, featured in House to Home, is filled with pretty lamps, fresh flowers, pops of pink and more. I quite like it!

Photos from here

Monday, July 30, 2012

Shaking Things Up

Typically, my Sunday evenings are pretty low-key. I like to relax and reset for the week to come. But last night, my husband and I met up with my sister, her husband and their little boy and hung out at the terrace by the lake. It was wonderful! My nephew ran around and fed birds, and we all got to talk and laugh. It makes me rethink my approach to the end of a weekend.

Photos by me. 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Let the Games Begin

The 2012 Olympics start today, and I'm quite excited. I love watching the different sports -- getting caught up in the competitions and learning the stories of the athletes. My favorite summer events are track, swimming and diving, and gymnastics. But I like basketball, sailing, cycling, tennis, volleyball and equestrian events too. How about you?

Photos from here