Monday, September 22, 2014

Weekend Wandering

i spent a good part of the weekend treasure hunting at my favorite flea market and even took the boys along for one trip.  dean developed a keen eye for spotting great things, while cole was much more interested in the food.  here's some of the loot and a couple shots from my instagram...

my favorite finds were this gray hat

and these vintage binoculars with the most gorgeous patina i have ever seen!

keepin' it real while cole began his first novel

and i was so excited to find this tray and a few more gems to add our ever-growing rock collection.
the boys are so into searching for them and there's no complaints from me.  i plan to keep it on
the coffee table where we can enjoy the beauty and it can continue to evolve.

the flea market is mainly responsible for my growing hat collection.

and reason 1,457 of why i love the flea market... the peaceful payoff.

i don't think life gets any sweeter than this. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Reading Nook

since cole started school, dean and i have had a lot more one on one time.  he's so different when his big brother isn't around, much more quiet and focused so it has become the perfect time for us to read...

i designed this reading nook in their room after the preschool was giving
away this great book shelf.  since we put all of their books on display like
this they have read so much more and they love shuffling them around.

they especially love this swivel egg chair and the pillow is made
from one of their dad's old soccer tees that he lived in when we met.

// target style //
speaking of vintage tees, we still love these vintage feeling ones by Love + Art
teenage mutant ninja turtles and batman are our latest editions

20 of our favorites right now:

1. Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
2. ABC Dream by Kim Krans
3. I Want my Hat Back by John Klassen
4. A Tree is Nice by
5. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
6. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
7. Welcome to Mamoko by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski
8. Goodnight Little One by Margaret Wise Brown
9. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri
10. Toy Boat by Loren Long and Randall de Seve
11. This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers
12. The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood and Renata Liwska
13. Gallop! by Rufus Butler Seder
14. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
15. Almost an Animal Alphabet by Katie Viggers
16. On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman
17. Moby Dick: A Babylit Ocean Primer by Jennifer Adams
18. Sherlock Holmes in the Hounds of Baskervilles: by Jennifer Adams
19. Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle and Jill McElmurry
20. Fifteen Animals by Sandra Boynton

sources: diy geometric pendant / brass letter wall art / square wood mirror
lomsk swivel chair / ombre stripe gray drapes / similar bookshelf here

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Words of the Week...

this is such a good reminder and something i'm totally guilty of.
more and more lately i've realized i can't do everything myself,
but i am someone who hates to ask for help.  it's time to work
smarter, not harder and as a result there will be some big
changes coming to my shop - stay tuned!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Florals + Fringe

two of my favorites lately, and even though summer is winding down i plan on wearing this kimono for as long as possible...

check out one of my new favorite shops CISSIE
run by two sisters and full of great pieces at great prices!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Skater Style

we celebrated dean's third birthday yesterday and the one thing he requested for it months ago was a skateboard.  we were completely shocked at how well he could ride it and from the moment he touched it his inner skater dude came out...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Birthday Bash

every summer we get slammed with all four of our birthday's within six weeks.  up second was the hubby who also shares it with his grandma, so with the help of my mother-in-law and target (past + present) we put together a little afternoon celebration for them both...

 // major target style //
everything you see here, but the cake and the flowers - vintage nate berkus moroccan pillows and threshold marble cake stand, acrylic utensil holder for the  vase, and oh joy goblets in both colors
and a happy little gold tassel banner.  check out the second wave of her line in stores now!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ski Rack

we recently turned this vintage ski into a literal ski rack and it turned out even better than we imagined...

 diy: you can find these vintage wood water skis for pretty cheap,
i scored this pair at the flea market for $10, and we removed the
metal fin and plastic boots attached.  the hooks are from home
depot and we filed off the tips of the screws so they matched the
depth of the ski.  then to make it easy and make sure it could hold
the weight of everything hung on it, we screwed it directly into the
wall using the holes already in it from the ski hardware we removed.