white light

The past five days have nearly crushed me with our daily demands and one sick at home.  Parenting is no joke.  Anytime you think “I’ve got this” you are quickly brought to your knees, ha ha.  I no longer say those words ; )  The good news is our kiddo is fully recovered, I’m headed off on Friday for some excitement, and today is Wednesday – a perfect time for us to enjoy some pretty white.

Today is all about beautiful light.

It gets dark so early these days and bright light can really cheer a soul up.  Most of us would love to hop on a plane and soak up the Caribbean sun for a spell, but a trip like that isn’t always an option.  I’m thinking about how light at home can solve our need for bright light during the dreary winter months.

If you look carefully at this Mark D. Sikes bedroom mirror reflection, you’ll notice white lamps flanking the bed.  I’ve noticed he frequently uses white lamps in a space, and his choices are always spot on.  See the full home tour here, it’s glorious and cheerful!

photo via Mark D. Sikes

Sometimes all we need is a little touch of light at home to lift the spirits.  White lamps are a simple and effective way to achieve this.  I’ve found four great-looking, affordable lamps to help you achieve this look – two are white, one is lucite,  and one is glass.  At the end of the post is an inspiring quote I really like and wanted to share.  Here we go!

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We made it to the weekend!  Our camp won’t slow down due to the kids’ demanding schedules, but I’m hoping to take a little time to reflect on the new year and relax when possible.  My head is swirling with things to do, deadlines to meet, and events to book, so some quiet, reflective time is much needed to maintain balance.  I wish the same for you.  Here is some beauty to help get your relaxation process started.

A beautiful tour of Michelle Adams home over here.  Love all the details in every room.  This tour has been around a while, but still inspires me with its classic style.  So funny, almost one year ago to the day I mentioned this exact home in this post with a few fun, affordable sources to create a similar look. 

And a beautiful thought for the new year.

Going to borrow this!

The quiet and cold of January inspires a sense of reflection and renewal.  It’s a time of year where I have a strong desire to start fresh, improve our home organization, and instill healthy habits in our day to day activities.  I’m also reminded that no matter how crazy-busy life gets, it’s important to pause and take time to express gratitude for the blessings of the present.

Thank you for your comments on recent posts, I really love the feedback and it inspires me to write and connect more!

Hope you enjoy this holiday weekend : )

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classic bows for the win

Whew, the first official Monday back from the holidays was rough, I barely survived.  The good news is that’s over and we’re all here.  Let’s hit the restart button and launch the week with some pretty things.  Bows are one of my very favorite fashion and design accents – I don’t know what it is about them, but they make me happy.  In fact, a lot of my clothes and shoes have some type of bow accent, so I have to be careful how I pair things.  Today I’m sharing some of my favorite bows I’ve seen around lately – many are on sale.  All links and commentary below.  Note: one of these items is something free that you can do on your own. 

1.  Yes to this sassy red top with a striped bow.  Please excuse the dull in color in the collage, my program is antiquated and I have no idea why I lose bright colors when I upload.  **This top is some ridiculous price like $17 with the promo SALEONSALE and sizes M-XL are left.  If you’re a small I think you could get away with wearing this type of shirt a little baggy/loose and still be adorable.  They have all sizes available in the black version, which is classic and super cute. 

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3 winter travel essentials

Hello and Happy 2018!  How were your holidays?  Ours were really special this year.  We did something we’ve never done before – took the kids on their first trip to New York City!  This was an adventure we all loved and will never forget.  The weather was 10-20 degrees every day, so that part was a shocker – we really had to bundle up.  I tip my hat those of you in the cold states – I can only imagine how brutal it is to endure a bitter-cold winter!

Instead of posting tons of pics, I decided to invest my time in creating a photo album our family could enjoy as a memento.  Looking through a photo album with loved ones and remembering experiences is truly a lost art, and one I hope to keep alive in our family.

More on New York later, but first a few critical travel essentials I really loved over the last week that you might like for yourself.  The first one you might have to act fast, as it’s on mega sale…

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