Monthly Archives: March 2016

White Embroidery

My obsession for white shirts is genetic. Look at my mom’s closet, and you’ll immediately understand why I gravitate toward the neutral. Lately, I’ve tried stepping up my basic white-tee game and investing in some whites with a little more interest. I love cutout embroidery, especially on the pale palette – it’s as if the classic eyelet got a facelift. Check out my favorite picks, below!

 

Living Room Update

When we moved into our house 4 years ago, I immediately went for the paint bucket to freshen up the icky yellow walls. My go to was Sherwin William’s Kilim Beige – a neutral that sat on the tan side of the trendy griege scale. It’s really amazing how quickly interior fads come and go – the traditional style that was all the rage 5-10 years ago has all of a sudden become dated. That beige now makes me cringe.

For our new kitchen, we went with the ever popular white-and-grey look, which only seems to highlight how old the rest of our house feels now. Today I’ve been looking for a barely-there grey or white to clean up our living room (that’s attached to the kitchen).  My current favorites are Benjamin Moore Classic Grey and Chantilly Lace (thank you for the rec, Molly Graham Designs!).

Along with paint, we’ve officially entered the baby proofing market – which means swapping out a few pieces for the sake of Jack’s saftey (dang!). The first to go is our sharp edged lucite coffee table. What I once adored now shouts “HAZARD!” every time I walk by. I love the idea of two big ottomans side by side that we can use as a table or extra seating…also conveniently perfect for infant furniture surfing :). For reference, we have a big beige sectional #beigeoverload.

For me, one of the hardest parts of redecorating is visualizing how everything will look once it’s finished. It makes decision making and big purchases difficult. That’s way I’ve started creating mood boards to help me get a better direction (which also helps in selling my ideas to Nick). Check out my latest ideas for our living room, below. What do you think!?

Click on the images above for more product information, and below for some added favorites.

I also might have gone down an ottoman rabbit hole – these are all baby surfing approved!

Ready for the Easter Bunny

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We’re seriously ready for Easter. Jack may never remember this one, but we’re so thrilled to spend the first holiday sans chemo and hospital! God is so good!

This dress (theme of the week, in case you haven’t noticed: stripes) is so easy – baby proof, comfortable, perfect with a jacket. And can we talk about Jack’s outfit for a sec?! It comes with a plaid bow tie. I can’t handle it. The onesie is from Janie and Jack (I know, so appropriate). I’ve also linked to a similar ones below.

Happy Easter, friends! He is risen!

Photos by Stephanie Drenka