The diffuser is going with eucalyptus and peppermint from @willowtreebainbridge and we’ve read the same chapter from The House on Pooh Corner three times now. My poor Julian had a bad scare yesterday with asthma-like symptoms of wheezing and retractions. I had to take him to the Emergency Room for multiple breathing treatments and steroids. It is so scary and heartbreaking to see your child in distress. Especially respiratory distress. He has improved greatly today, but is still not breathing like his usual self. Feeling grateful that I was able to listen to his lungs w/my stethoscope and make the quick call to take him in. Grateful that Jeff was home to stay with Inez. And immensely grateful for my coworkers in the ER that helped my son. Above all, I thank God that Julian is safe and on the mend. #holdwhatmatters
There’s nothing more embarrassing when you live on a small cul-de-sac with lots of retired people living in it than doing anything that involves being in your front garden 👀🏡. Some of those moments include: blowing my lawn mower up when I ran it over a dead root because I couldn’t be bothered to go round it and falling backwards and downhill out of a taxi after too many lemonades after one of Sharon’s @hornsby_style legendary parties last Christmas and landing on my back on my neighbours’ path 😵. Today, I installed (read: grappled with) Sienna’s new car seat. I almost fell out the car. Twice. I nearly broke my fingers engaging the ISO-Fix. Too many times to count. I was pulling A LOT of faces and saying ‘I’m going to cry in a minute’ (and other more colourful phrases) under my breath several times 🤬. All the while, knowing full well that I probably had an audience watching my multiple fails 👀😩😂! Please tell me someone else out there can feel my pain?!
We are kinda obsessed with this navy wood paneling on this home we just staged! 😍A little crazy how a pop of color can do so much magic! ✨
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Mom strength! When a decor idea strikes, there's no stopping us!!! 🤣💪If you watched my stories yesterday, you know i was determined to get this gorgeous new @rugs_usa jute rug in its spot... all by myself! I still can't believe I did! LOL I'm in love! Welcome to jute layered heaven!!!
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I’ve been to approximately one bajillion stores this week. I’m still not totally in a holiday mindset yet but I’m feeling stressed over how little time is left. I’ve still got all the decorating, cooking and gifting to do and I want to share it with you. I’m also hoping to wrap up the bedroom and dining room before the end of the year as well. I need coffee. And a full night of sleep. Stat. What about you? Feeling any “end of the decade stress” too?
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Playing with shapes and textures is the best part of picking out tile! What is your go-to style?
So........believe it or not this is progress 😅 This room has been patiently waiting whilst we’ve had continuous roof leaking problems that have now hopefully all been sorted 🙌🏼 when we knocked through the kitchen below we had some pretty scary looking cracks appear in this room! This room is destined to be our upstairs bathroom 🛀 but I feel we are still a long way off........I can not begin to tell you how much I miss having a bath in the evenings, it was my escape space and I’ve not had one for over a year now 😭 (fear not I have showered) I’ve got to crack the whip and get @bannksy to speed up on this one 🙏🏼 2020 will be the year!
If these walls could talk... this living room has seen baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, even a marriage proposal! You CAN rent it out for your own event, but really it’s not about the space, but the people who fill it. 🥰
Here’s how to take any room and AMP up the cozy factor for entertaining:
- lots of seating and blankets
- a playlist that’s a good mix of new and nostalgic
- If it’s cold out you can make a fire, OR one of those fireplace tv shows
- light lots of candles
- use the “good” wine glasses (not plastic).
- Am I missing anything??
(I always forget to take pix when I’m entertaining, but I always take a mental pic of this view from above.)🥂✨
PROGRESS PIC! 📸 🎉
With a few tools and $11 worth of material (with more to spare), this geometric feature wall in my #bathroomreno is finally taking shape! It’s amazing how little details can add so much interest to a space. I’m loving where this design is going. 🤗
Next up: finish wrapping the room with a geometric pattern, fill the nail holes, add some trim — then prime and paint! 💪
I wish, I WISH, this was a hole for a crisp white splash pool like the ones we enjoyed when in Santorini, but sadly it is not. This absolute mother of a hole was dug my Mr L and yours truly at the weekend and to be quite honest, we still haven’t recovered! The next day, it felt like we’d been hit by a car, a bus then the said car hitting us again. It saddens me that this hole is just for the Soakaway and nothing remotely exciting! However the aluminium guttering has now arrived and that is....um, a smidge more exciting?? 🤷🏼♀️ We have been plodding on with THE world’s longest porch extension (not long in size, long in time), but it does feel like we’re getting closer to being blessed with a boiler again. It’s so close I can almost taste the hot water (we have an electric shower so I mean, we do shower k). We’ve been bounding around that saying used by most renovators/decorators, ‘we want it done by Christmas’... and I LOL.
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Keep tablescapes simple and functional - a pitcher of water and a stack of simple plates, layered with pretty napkins, and some gorgeous glass beads thrown in for good measure!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My sun and my moon 🌞🌚. Mini me Milo wanted to celebrate that Christmas is coming so he made the table with amaryllis and hyacinths and a million 🕯🕯🕯 (then he got mad about something and moved one seat away from me, but all is well cause I let him convince me to put up Christmas stars in the windows 😂 #lifewithkids )
When you have the ugliest door on the block but can't afford a new one you think outside of the box and get creative ... $30 later, a really awesome handy hubby and some black paint and TAADAA! This entryway has a ways to go still but we have moved mountains with how far it has come! Head on over to my stories to see what it looked like when we moved in!!
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Is your laundry room the most underused room in your house? 🤔 Add a counter top, a clothing rack and a pop of color and that will change in no time! 📸: @stella.interiors
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The mudroom is still a work in progress (I have one more project up my sleeve for this space & paint to touch up) but I’m LOVING the way it’s all coming together. And okay... I made one exception to my fall decor with these pine boughs - I couldn’t pass them up! 🌲
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It’s Wednesday! I wanted to pop on and share that I loooove these modern chic chairs! They could go in an office space, sitting area or bedroom! We love all the lovely pieces we get from @coasterfinefurniture ✨😃🛋
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The seasonal touches are being added across the house. 🎄
At this end of the year my practical head goes out the window in favour of more chintz & frippery 💁🏻♀️🤣🤣.
The perfect touch of natural stone meets natural sunlight
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It’s the small things, the details that bring together the best looks! Browse through our collection on our website www.avasahome.com (link in bio) to get a close look. #AvasaHome#CasualLuxury
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We're loving the color of this door! What do you guys think? 👇
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We heard it was National Clean Out Your Fridge day last week and we’re totally late to the party! We’re happy we snapped this pic prior to our week beginning, as it looks nothing like this at the moment. Pro tip: designating bins and areas in your fridge assists in making lists for grocery trips and doesn’t allow food to go to waste, saving you time and money. Bonus it’s amazing to look #organizedsimplicity#home#organization#proorganizer#atlanta
I don’t typically do a nighttime post, but my “mom” room is giving me all the sun down feels right now🥰. Now, if only I didn’t have to pass this room up to spend the next 60 minutes doing the night time struggle bus routine with my three littles, that would be AMAZING🤦🏼♀️🤣!!! Wait for me mom room, wait for me, I will be back with a glass of wine very very soon!!!🤗❤️. .
P.S any of my followers notice something in this picture that I love dearly?😍😉❤️. . .
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I wish I could say this laundry room was this clean right now but to be honest it looks like a bomb went off in here. All these tiny girl clothes are never ending! I’m big on air drying all their clothes to make them last longer so the added storage we built in here has been a life saver! Helps make it look a little less disastrous and more organized. 👧🏼🧺👧🏻💕
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Love this picture frame custom order! The frame picked out is so beachy and goes perfectly with the theme. 🐬🌊☀️
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