My kids and I are at a gingerbread house decorating party and it’s taking everything I have not to interject my need to make the houses look perfect. So here is a picture of a time I had some control. Here’s to giving up control when you should and taking it back when it matters.
Ahhhh Saturdays....spent a lazy morning in bed watching the new season of @amazonprimevideo’s Man in the High Castle, made breakfast, and cleaned up around the house which, honestly, I haven’t done in an embarrassing amount of time. Been so busy between work and working on @lekkerhousejt that it’s nice to finally catch up on a few things around our place (which is totally not to be confused with this gorgeous kitchen 👆above that I shot for @houzz). What are you up to today?
A gorgeous breezeway from @grandtraditionhomes When the outside looks this pretty, image what the inside looks like!
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HELP! I need you to vote. I am struggling to know if we should paint our interior doors black since we have black exterior doors..... I saw this photo and I am SO torn! Head to my stories to cast your vote. My timid heart wants to paint them white because our millwork package is white but I feel like we could swing black.........
Thanks so much for your help!
And just like that we have a faux fireplace!!! 💗 It only cost me $80 in supplies! I will put it all in a blog but until then, I saved the entire process to a highlight story. Tackling all of these DIYs in our fixer upper has been so satisfying. I recommend it! I wasn’t sure if I could pull this off but we will never know until we try! ✨ And my subtle holiday decor continues... twinkly and seasonal but not too christmas’y (yet). 👊🏻
What project are you tackling next? I’d love to hear! Xoxo
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Just finished Silas’ baby mobile😍 The second pic shows what it originally looked like. Found on H. Lobby clearance- I deconstructed it and added wood beads, cotton string, and square wood dowels to create more of a mobile shape.
The horse photo is by one of my current favorite photographers @kevinruss. His work is perfect to hang in the home👌. This piece in particular reminds me of my childhood, growing up in the country. It looks like an exact scene of where I grew up which warms my heart.
Clean, crisp, romance was the theme we went for in this formal living area. The first thing we did with this space was swap out the light fixture for a more timeless and updated piece. From there we fell in love with this deep jewel toned velvet sofa and the rest is history! #projecton26th
LET THERE BE LIGHT! Want to make a statement in your room? Lighting is another layer of design that is often overlooked, but it can make such a big difference. Try incorporating a stunning chandelier, like this beauty from @arhaus. Swipe to see a couple of before photos and decide for yourself! .
What are your plans for the weekend? I’m still wrestling with whether or not to start the whole Christmas decorations. I mean, we still have almost 2 weeks until Thanksgiving, and it took a lot out of me to take out the fall decor! 🤪 But my entire family is flying in for Thanksgiving, including my little brother who is in the Marines (not that he would care!), so my hubby is nudging me to start the decorating. But if it was left to him, he would want Christmas all year long, so he’s just using them as an excuse. When do you start the holiday decor? According to IG, I’m really behind! 😆
Here's another peek into my kitchen. One of the big changes I made in my kitchen was my pantry. I gave it a full overhaul. I took off the doors, painted the entire thing this natural toned pink and reorganized all my cookbooks, spices, and canisters. How cute is this trio from @anthroplogie? These canisters were the jumping off point for my petite cafe. After adding these babes into the mix I decided to tile the front side of my island in the same hex pattern making it feel like a little bistro. #OurbadassMainfloor#LaPetiteCafe#Anthrohome
Had a full day of decorating my house for Christmas yesterday! Just s few more areas to decorate and put the finishing touches on the other areas and then I’m done!! 👐🏻. I start early because it takes me a long time! Are you an early decorator or strictly after thanksgiving?!
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Saturdays are for cleaning, moving family & working on Monday’s blog post. We are just about 4 months in our tiny living quarters and will be talking all about how we’ve adapted, what we love and what we are missing. Hope you have a great weekend! 🙌🏼
i went 4 days without leaving the hobbit house this week and it was absolutely wonderful 😭 what’s the longest you’ve gone without leaving the house? wonder what my max would be before having enough of it 😅
now that i’m working from home, i’ve decided to start cooking more! i used to spend a fortune every week on lunches at restaurants and cafes near my old job, and i hardly ever had enough time or energy after work to devote to making a meal from scratch. lottttta doordash and frozen meals 😅 but the past two weeks i’ve been making most of my food myself, and it’s been so fulfilling! this lil curried chickpea, rice, kale, carrot, and pickled cabbage bowl was super yummy (and a lot more work than it looks) 😆
p.s. in case you missed it, new post up on b&b on how i styled our lil kitch - hint! alllll the 🌵🌱🌿✨ link in bio!
Headed up to the office to do some sketching before the boys wake up! I have been working my way through @shannin_williams rendering courses and they are sooo good. She’s doing a live sketch today and I’m so excited to see her do her magic right before my very eyes!
Right in the heart of La Zona colonial, in the Dominican Republic, there’s THE MOST beautiful ceramic shop @casaalfarerasd ✨ from which I get daily inspo! Go check the account for some saturday inspo and their latest work!
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Are you an out of the box thinker or more of a traditional gift giver? The shop offers succulent planting workshops to explore your creative side. Holidays,birthdays and special occasions are a perfect opportunity to give the gift of green living. Head over to our calendar link in the bio to see our class schedule line up. .
The Potting Shed
401 W Chapman Ave
Orange Ca 92866
We love to use little antique dishes and containers as landing spots for jewelry at the end of the day. Placed beside a sink, they not only keep you from misplacing your baubles, but are also beautiful when not in use 💍
Green seems to be a trend that’s here to stay in the design industry and we are here for it! Love the idea of adding color to a space with the door. Designed by @ahousebecomesahome using Enchante in color Moderno on the floors.
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‘Tis the season for cozying up! All I want to do today is snuggle with my littles and just enjoy this time with them. I love the ages they are right now. Do the holidays make anyone else feel this way? Gimme all the snuggles because my kiddos are growing up WAY too fast. 😭 #LindyeGallowayInteriors
I’ve saved this space designed by @amberinteriors too many times not to share it. (Via @all.sorts.of 📸: @tessaneustadt ) Also, if you leave the house today please take a video and tag me. I’m going stir crazy over here.🙈
ditch the pricey bouquets or faux florals and let these wispy strands do the talking. Dried pampas grass is a cost efficient way to get that fresh-flower feeling without having to actually buy fresh flowers every week. 🌾 #pampaspeople via 〰️ @afabulousfete
Who’s is pulling out the boxes today?! .
We always make a weekend of decorating for Christmas the first weekend in December (also my birthday weekend 🥳) but this year it feels hard to wait that long! .
What are your Christmas decorating traditions?!
Photo Cred : @homedesignbyjaime
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Flipping a switch and now today I am consumed with paint colors instead of lighting. What color for my kitchen cabinets? I know they will be a shade of blush but do you know just how many shades of blush there are?!! What about the paint color for the laundry room/kitchenette cabinets? What about the library shelves? Not to mention THE REST OF THE HOUSE. .
If you need me I’ll be buried in paint chips. .
Client double parlor @home_ec_op#yourhomeisyourcanvas
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Love the softness of the flooring mixed with that cabinet color and all details in between.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Design by: @whittneyparkinson
“A life isn’t made of one thing, one big moment, or one huge success. It’s created moment by moment, often with pieces that don’t look like anything beautiful on their own but are the very fabric of who God meant for us to become as we pack lunches, raise our kids, love our neighbors, and simply being who he created us to be; nothing more, nothing less.” @melanieshankle Church of the Small Things
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Happy Weekend! Who is going to be out in the sun this weekend? And who is trying to pretend that it's cloudy and cold so they can get more into the holiday spirit?
Living out our kitchen dreams through @theidentitecollective 👉🏼 have you seen the sneak peeks of Anastasia’s new kitchen? It’s full of charm, especially this little scene.
If you missed it, Anastasia was on thehavenlist.com this week sharing ‘5 Ideas for an Effortless Thanksgiving Table’ and they’re such helpful tips! Link in profile. #howihaven
Three fun facts about me😂. Because I’m sure you all care😜
1. I can blow bubbles off my tongue! Like legit bubbles that fly in the air. I learned it from my good friend @jeffkenjisloniker in high school😂. Thanks, Jeff. My kids will forever be grossed out, yet amazed at the same time...all thanks to you 😜
2. I don’t own an ironing board. I NEVER use an iron. I despise them. I use @downy spray on all my clothes if they get wrinkled. I’m too lazy to even take the clothes off me, so I just spray it right on my clothes while they are on 🤦🏼♀️ I know that’s soo not like me, as I hate chemicals, but I am just too dang lazy to deal with all the steps that ironing entails.
3. When Sean and I first got married, all of our furniture was black 😲🖤🖤. Even my bridesmaids dresses were BLACK!! Can you believe that?? Man, things sure have changed around here!! Anyone else get married at the time when black dresses were in for weddings? 🖤
Anyways....I’d love for you to share a fun fact about yourself!! I would love to get to know you all better 😘😘