Do you like to garden? I do. My mom has always had the most fantastic green thumb and incredible gardens. On the weekends we used to go to the garden store and come home with all kinds of flowers for the garden. I can still remember walking up and down aisles and aisles of flowers picking out my favorites. I never lost that love and to this day I want to take home almost every plant I see. Which is funny because I can keep outdoor plants alive but tend to kill houseplants. Don’t ask me why that is.
Yesterday, Nikolas and I spent most of the day raking up the remnants of autumn from the side yard. We gathered up FOURTEEN bags of leaves and old dead weeds. That part of the yard has been left relatively untouched by us as we focused on other parts in the yard. It’s a mess. It’s is rocky, hilly and grows weeds like I’ve never seen before. I have so far refused to take photos of it. It’s that bad.
As I was raking and raking and raking some more I got to thinking about how I’d love to have a cutting garden somewhere. We’ve planted a lot of flowers around the yard but none solely dedicated to bringing indoors. I always feel torn about whether I should bring them inside or leave them outdoors to enjoy.
Wouldn’t a garden solely dedicated to bringing in armloads of flowers into the house be perfection?
The top 3 images I took on a trip last summer the bottom image via Ann Kearsley design.
Do you love looking into the homes of your favorite bloggers? Of course, dont we all? I think the first time I ever saw a glimpse into the homes of a blogger was way back when Dooce renovated her first home. That was back in the days before I had discovered DIY blogs.
So if you’re anything like me then I have something really great I want to share with you today. Last week I had the chance to catch up with a new friend of mine Shannon from AKA Design. She has a seriously awesome new site. When I first saw it I had one of those “Why hasn’t anyone thought of the before?” moments.
It’s called Blogger Homes and it is where bloggers go to share their homes one room at a time. There’s some really great inspiration over there and the best part is it’s all organized and easily found.
So if you love looking into the homes of bloggers go over and take a peak and if you’re a blogger go submit your own room! There’s tons of inspiration!
PS: Shannon’s also featuring my bedroom today over on AKA designs and Blogger Homes, go check it out and don’t forget to tell her I sent you 🙂
Can we talk about the Living room for a second? Specifically, adding a few new colors back in. I love the new white walls and frames we put up (even though they still don’t have anything in them) but I kind of got sidetracked on finishing off the room when we spontaneously decided to remove the wall one day. We love it and there is still the whole thing of fixing the sheetrock and adding in a few moldings to contend with.
Back when I first painted I put together this mood board that I thought would work well in the new space. I’ll save you some time from clicking over because I’ve completely scrapped that idea. Although I still really do love that light. That’s what I kind of love about mood boards, you “live” with a few items together before committing to them. While it was good it just wasn’t making me feel excited to get started on it. I took that as a sign to scrap the whole thing and start over.
Wanna see? I’m loving this one a whole lot more.
Are any of you as excited for the warmer weather as I am? A day at the beach, a Sunday brunch or even running errand. Everything is better in the summer! One of my favorite parts of summer is the shoes, so many styles and options. Whether they be wedges, flats or sandals or sneakers I love them all. Here are are a few of the best shoes to live in this summer.
Aldo Lappas Wedge, Splendid Edgewood sandal, Beverly Peep Toe Wedges