I can’t help but wander in her room just to look around. I tell myself it’s to make sure we have everything we think she might need, but really I catch myself just looking at her things wondering what she’ll be like, what she’ll look like and how our days and nights will change once she’s here. ✨ Your mommies are ready for you, sweet girl. 🎀
Loving our little trip away while partner does his thing on the golf course, but itching to get home and #paint up a storm again. While I have a little sketch book and watercolours in tow, it’s not quite the same as painting walls and using gigantic proportions for #wallmurals . I am literally waking up in the middle of the night, scratching my skin frustrated I can’t jump up and paint - could it be I’m allergic to not being able to create? Or is it all the plain white walls that are getting under my skin? 😳🤷♀️👩🎨
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Happy one week Aida Belle, One week ago today you were born. One week already feels like a blur and that it's gone too fast. One week ago I went through the hardest day of my life, the day your dad and I prepped for, for months. The day I could not have gotten through without him, labour was hard but tolerable with him by my side coaching, encouraging, supporting & comforting me every single second that passed. The day I also had my family by my side helping me get through the tears.
But throughout the pain, I couldn't of asked for a better day, and it's already one week past.💛
Soaking you up with all my might little one.
Thank you all so much for your kind words, comments, encouragement, Friendship and support in SO MANY WAYS. I wish I could show you how much it truly means to me. It's not easy to open up when you're struggling. I've been scraping ideas to keep this dream alive, so far I haven't come up with a solution, but that doesn't mean it can't present itself.
There are still lots of items available from my stories sale that went LIVE this afternoon including this sweet little book set. Everything is updated now and sold items are deleted, so head to stories to feast your eyes on pretty home goods.
Thank you for being here.
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New Arrivals are here! Nadeau Columbia is full to bursting with wonderful finds like this contemporary dresser! Only one available in this finish so hurry in!
Item: 6 Drawer Dresser $735
58”W 19”D 50”H
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Here are some of my current favorites from the @anthropologie holiday collection. What is your go to store for holiday decor?
An empty wall is like a blank canvas. There are so many amazing ways to decorate it and tell a story and one of the most popular techniques is creating a gallery wall. There are endless ways to arrange pictures on your wall. Creating an eye-catching gallery wall using different sized frames or incorporating your favorite artwork into a wall collage can quickly become challenging.
Earlier this month, I got an opportunity to share my story and art with @nwaalive! I’m so grateful to get to share my story and how art plays a role in my life and community!
Thank you @nwaalive for sharing it so beautifully!
The segment up and available for viewing at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dfkoAkehxzo&feature=youtu.be or you can head to the link in my profile and click on “NWA ALIVE”.
ATTN BLONDES 🙆🏼♀️ I’ve been testing different purple shampoos and conditioners and finally found my favorite! I’ve been waiting to get my hair done until I go home to Florida for Thanksgiving and the @lorealhair#evepure line is helping me maintain my color and I’m so impressed with the shine! Find it at Target on Black Friday 💜 #ad
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So tonight was a little bit emotional. Amazingly some of my prints appeared on @diysoshow on @bbciplayer with @nickknowles 🖤👄 I “The episode “The Big Build Bromsgrove” is a really touching story about Jo and William who live with sister Karis who uses a wheelchair. Making the space accessible and chic for her was a priority. It’s a real tearjerker when you see how thrilled she is to have a space she can comfortably use AND looks amazing. Thank you interior design queen @sophierobinsoninteriors for making it happen! 🙌🏽👄💋 Biggest hugs to all the team! ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
Irish /UK peeps, I need your design and shopping expertise. Shop suggestions (online) are greatly appreciated!
I confession to make. I know it's totally absurd, but none of our electrical outlet covers match. They are such a classic, necessary piece that tie everything together, but to me, our brand new kitchen just looks unfinished.
We have black cabinets, so black against backsplash feels too harsh. We have gold accents (gold sink tap mixer, pulls and handles, but it's difficult to match the gold and it looks too fancy next to the aged, vintage tiled backsplash.
White looks plastic and cheap, hubby won't go for brass (too much mixing of metals with gold accents and stainless appliances) and he loves the silver. It's a shiny silver, like you can see your reflection in it. I'm not convinced.
I've thought about painting them, but with the switches and holes, it gets tricky. We need typical UK/Irish plugs, so can't do the USA, etc. Amazon UK, local stores, have failed me.
I'm stuck! Should I go with a shiny silver/chrome and make hubby happy? I'd love to find a cool wood plated outlet or something else unique that matches, but don't know where to look. And they need to come in a set with plug ins, switches, USB chargers, etc.
Shops? Stores? Color/texture choice? Please help! Would love any suggestions!
Feel free to look at other pics in our account to get an idea of our new kitchen.
A confession: @mydailyrenovation#mydailyrenovation
Last splash in the tub before the plumber starts on Friday and we can FINALLY begin the bathroom makeover. 👏🏻 Because lets be honest, we've only destroyed the old shower, been left with a hole in the floor from where the previous one leaked and the wood has rotted. Oh and hoarding new bathroom 'stuff' for like 2 weeks 😂 So looking forward to having it all complete!
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The cleanest room currently in the house. Who would’ve thought it’d be the 5 year olds room? 😆
I touched on this quickly in my stories this morning, but I felt led to share it here as well. I’m still trying to get back into a normal routine since having Delilah. She’s such a chill baby and sleeps well (for the most part) but that doesn’t mean it’s not still difficult at times. I’ll admit, 15 days in, I thought I would be up and at em by now, and that’s just not the case. It can be misleading on here as to what you can expect your life to look like after having a baby. Perfectly staged baby photos in the cutest little outfits, moms dressed in their pre-pregnancy clothes looking like they never even had a baby...while that is AMAZING and I applaud each and every one of them (cause hot dang), that is not the reality of everyone!!! certainly not me!! and that is OKAY!!!! 👊🏼
Ooooo! Awwww!!!! Staging should evoke the warm & fuzzies for buyers — from the moment they walk through the front door. THAT’S PRESSURE. Pillows, magazines, and nuts work well. They give a “lived in but fresh” feeling. Simple tricks like these, then watch the offers come in! ✅
Want to add some greenery to a room but your partner's said that you're 'not allowed' to buy anymore plants?! Get yourself a hula hoop!
This is a hula hoop I made last Christmas and I can't wait to freshen it up over the next few weeks. Super easy to do and all you need is a tin of left over paint (so you can't see the sparkle/bright colour through the foliage), some foliage which has fallen off in the wind and some binding wire/string 🌿🌿🌿
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Warm woods, perfect grey walls, fresh flowers..... Still enamoured with this @haydesign Bon Bon lamp collection too 💛
I couldn’t even bring myself to post yesterday. Compliment Day post was still going strong and there was just so much love being shared it deserved some more time. It DESERVES more time. Did you see the love being spread around?! It was a pretty magical thing. We should probably take a minute and Stop, Listen & Look for ways to incorporate that into our daily lives. I don’t know about you just those small moments do it for me. Especially with the holidays coming around, I think it’s an extra opportunity. We don’t need to go crazy with consumerism, a little compliment goes a really long way.
In the spirit of giving, local peeps (or not so local peeps) I urge you to consider making a donation to a local family here in Oak Park. The Oak Park Women’s Guild (near and very dear to my heart) is still raising monies for a local family undergoing a medical crisis. Their story is one of many going through a hardship but we need to start somewhere. And I feel so fortunate to give back to a community that has been there for me. I am posting more information on the Ukmata family in my stories today and their is a link in my bio with their story and ways to donate should you wish. Thank you for your consideration and here’s to us finding more ways to spread the love this holiday season! .
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I am making today “Compliment Day”. Everyone I interact with today I am going to make a point to compliment something about them. Perhaps what they are wearing, perhaps they have a nice smile or a cute dog. Or maybe cool shoes or a great laugh. .
Here’s your opportunity to join me. Tag and compliment someone below. It can be anyone on anything. I’ll start. @cassie_bustamante I adore your outlook on life and positivity 💛 @quirkt_n_thrifted Your whimsy always makes me smile 💛 @houseonasugarhill Your new haircut is SO cute! And everyone I tagged here you are always really thoughtful and kind commenters so thank you for making the gram a better place!!
Your turn. Spread the love today, friends! It’s contagious!
Client room refresh #home_ec_op
Those light and bright but beautifully crisp mornings tho ✨ Took this quick pic before work this morning - basically soaking up those teeny sun rays while I can 🤷🏼♀️ I feel a bit like I’m chasing my tail 24/7 at the minute, and while it’s great to be busy, I can’t wait to get my life in check when things calm down 🥴😂 Anyone else have a to do list as long as their arm? One thing’s for certain, I’ve ~finally~ had some new ideas for the Minter-Monk abode and I can’t wait to get started 🙌🏻
Another view of the hallway with my new console from @wayfairuk. It’s amazing how adding one small table totally changes a space. Not only does it look and feel way better, it makes for more interesting photos 😃 The start to yet another new week. Can u believe it’s only 6 weeks before the end of the year, that’s a scary thought 😬🤷🏼♀️😆 Happy Monday 😘