Summer Entertaining- Outdoor Oasis Party + Giveaway!

Outdoor Oasis Party

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. As soon as the weather turns warm, we spend as much time outside as possible. I like to think of our backyard as an extension of the rest of our house. It's an oasis where we can escape the busyness of life, take time to rejuvenate, and reconnect with … [Read more...]

I Heart Kate Spade + Things We Love Giveaway

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While in California last week (and whenever else I can), I visited one of my favorite designer shops, Kate Spade New York. Kate's style can be described as bold, colorful, and geometric, being predominantly known for her her signature green and love of polka dots. Kate's career may have kicked off with handbags, but she's branched out into jewelry, clothing, stationery, home decor and more. Oh yes!     Last time I was in … [Read more...]

Shabby Chic Couture in Santa Monica

Pacific Coast Highway California

Hello everyone! Yesterday I returned from an extended weekend getaway to California's Pacific Coast. It's a trip we take at least once a year that coincides with my husband's travel requirements for work. You can read about last year's adventure here. This time we decided to spend a night in Santa Monica and head over to Long Beach for a few days. The weather was fantastic, but the head cold that took my voice and a lot of my energy was terrible … [Read more...]

Getting to Know Charlie Ford Vintage

Charlie Ford Vintage

Most of you know I love to check out vintage stores and thrift shops whenever I can, so when one of my friends told me about Jillian Harris' latest venture, Charlie Ford, I knew it would pull at my heart strings. If you don't recall, Jillian was on both "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," as well as "Extreme Makeover Home Edition." Most recently, her witty and fun-loving personality, not to mention great sense of style, can be seen on "Love it … [Read more...]

Method Soap for a Cause + Cute Pet Contest

Method- People Against Dirty

I'm one for trying something new and changing it up, but sometimes I like to stick with what I know. Several years ago, after complaining about the harsh fumes of cleaning products, a health-conscious friend of mine gave me a bottle of Method all-purpose cleaner, and I've never looked back. To this day, I still love the fresh lavender scent and the fact that I don't have to hang my head out the window gasping for air or blow my nose over and over … [Read more...]

Blue and White Bedding {Friday’s Fab Find}

Serena and Lily Blue and White Bedding

Big plans for the weekend? I'm going to be breaking out the golf clubs for the first time this year and hopefully I'll also be finishing off the planting and other outdoor projects I started before all the rain. I'm one for green and lush, but this is getting ridiculous. Time for sunshine! Yesterday, I was out sourcing for two client projects I'm currently working on and came across some beautiful blue and white bedding. As you know, blue and … [Read more...]

What Can’t You Live Without?

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How is your summer going? We just got back from spending a few gorgeous days at the lake with our friends. Even though we're all exhausted from the sunshine, boating and late nights, it's always fun to get away and experience a change of scenery and enjoy a break from the everyday. Laughter is such good medicine! One thing I was finally able to do over the extended weekend is read through a few of the magazines I've had sitting on my … [Read more...]

Where I Shop for Home Decor Deals

Decorative Pillow at Joss & Main

Over the past few years, I've seen the accessibility of designer furniture and accessories increase to the general public. This is especially true for online shopping, which seems to be more popular than ever. Since I introduced E-Design to my list of services starting this past September, I've discovered a whole new list of amazing web-based shopping resources. I still like to get out of my office and shop local stores on a regular basis. I … [Read more...]

Beverly Hills, Inventori and a Book Launch

Tori Spelling's celebraTORI Book

Although I only took a little more than a week off, I can't believe the amount of catching up I have to do. I decided before I left on my trip to California that I was going to be present in the moment and really enjoy my time away. I only checked my email a couple times, did one blog post about taking a break, and barely touched social media. It's not that I was feeling the need to leave it all behind, but I've found in the past that a little … [Read more...]

Welcome Home eBook Giveaway

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Whenever I come across a fantastic resource written by someone who has not only talked the talk, but also walked the walk, I feel the need to share it with you. Do you remember Shannon of {aka}|design? She was part of my Designer Challenge series a few months ago, where she put together an amazing mood board for a study. Since then, Shannon has finished writing her first book titled Welcome Home. Having read this book cover to cover, I can say … [Read more...]

Lauren Lane Decor {q & a} + Giveaway

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Several months ago I was looking for a painted sideboard for one of my clients and I came across an amazing website called Lauren Lane Decor. I was immediately drawn to their unique furniture pieces and knew I had to find out more. How lucky was I to find out that they were opening a studio only a short drive away in Calgary! {CoCo Sideboard} Tara Jamieson, the studio founder, and I have since become friends and I thought it would be fun to do … [Read more...]

Life Is Balance {An Etsy Feature} + Giveaway

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I'm excited to introduce the next shop in our Etsy feature series- Life Is Balance. Whether you've set the intention to live a healthier lifestyle or you've been active for years, I'm certain you'll love these meaningful t-shirts and jewelry pieces. {Star of David Symbol Necklace} I came across Life Is Balance a few months ago when I joined Martha Stewart's Dreamers Into Doers, a community that celebrates creative women who turn their dreams in … [Read more...]