I am certainly not an expert gardener. However, I am a researcher and planner at heart and know how long the planning stages take prior to truly diving into any new project to do it right. In hopes that I can save you the countless hours of research I (and Amber) have gone through in order to begin executing our dream garden plan, I have pulled together all of our favorites: our favorite books, our favorite sources for inspiration, and our favorite practical tools that even include a spreadsheet I created to easily help you plan your own garden starting
Yay for the weekend! I’m planning on doing some organizing this weekend and will be channeling this. Why you feel sicker at night. Sometimes creating specialness in the mundane can make all the difference. Like this idea of a lunch club. If I ever get a dog, this just sealed the deal that it will be a Corgi! Beautiful mixed media piece of art. All about growing cosmos. Hanging pictures can be so hard. If this works, my life will be forever changed. We couldn’t be happier with the craftsmanship of our dining
I’m not the best gift giver. I can think of things all year long I should get someone, but the second a gift giving occasion arrives, I totally draw a blank. Some of the hardest occasions are those that sneak up on you like Valentine’s Day, which somehow is now under a week away! In case you’re looking for a gift for a special someone, friend, or yourself, I wanted to share a few things that might spark some ideas. Fun earrings. Adam actually got me a pair similar to these for Christmas, and I’ve already worn them
My LeCreuset dutch oven and braiser are two of my favorite and most used kitchen items, and I’m absolutely in love with this new color! I am obsessed with the work of this ceramicist and can’t believe these flower arrangements aren’t real. Love these garden boots and the fact that they’re lined with a cute floral pattern inside. I love that our kitchen cabinets are a color while also being subtle, but I also love cabinets like these in a more obvious hue. Such sweet details on these pillowcases. This take on nachos looks delicious.
Of all the the aspects of our home, our wood trim is probably the thing that gets the most attention and questions, and it was probably one of the biggest selling factors for us when we first saw the house. However, for all our love of wood trim, it can be tricky to work with. Bringing in other wood tones into the space warrants more thought and attention than it would if we had a home full of painted woodwork. We’ve made the mistake a few times of falling in a love with a wooden piece just to realize that
Love this personalization of a DeGournay wallpaper! So special and something you could treasure forever. Snagged this hand towel from D. Porthault on their semi-annual super sale for our bathroom! A bit of a splurge, but I have been waiting for this sale for a long time. I have been stumbling upon Instagram accounts with motivational illustrations and it turns out they are just what the doctor ordered in the new year. See some of my favorites here, here, and here. I stumbled upon John Derian’s apartment tour this week, and it is perfect! Over the top
Does this spark joy? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot recently after starting Marie Kondo’s new Netflix show, Tidying Up, and it seems I’m not the only one, as almost everyone I talk to has been bitten by the bug of organization and almost every other social media post I see is of newly folded drawers that would make even Marie proud. This isn’t our first go around with the KonMari method. Several years ago, Adam and I purchased The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up when we were still living in our small one-room downtown loft, and it really
Who’s ready for a three day weekend? Me! Here are a few things that caught our eye this week. In love with the blue detail in this tile work and the whole feed in general. Love or hate millennials, I found this article very interesting. How to bring beauty into your home’s most utilitarian spaces. I’ve really been into pink tone rooms recently and find this bedroom so cozy. Along the line of cozy bedrooms, we started this board in case we ever decide to refresh our own bedroom. Loving all of layered looks.
This summer, Amber and I asked my grandmother if we could photograph her beautiful home. I have always loved her home and have created so many wonderful memories there over the years and felt the photos would be something our family could always cherish. Any interior we have the option to bring to life through our styling and photography is special, but this particular project obviously has a special place in our hearts. There is something about capturing a space you spend/have spent a lot of time in that makes you see it in a new light. Having spent so
Happy New Year! I hope you all are having a wonderful start to 2019. I love this time of year to reflect on the past and to set intentions for the months to come. Lots of good things in store for 2019! In the meantime, here are a few links that have caught our eye recently. Have a wonderful weekend! Anyone else feeling inspired by organizing master Marie Kondo’s new Netflix show? She’s so adorable and makes me feel a sudden urge to refold all of my clothes in her magical way. Speaking of prepping for good things