wednesday white + a slice of life

Love white accents with feminine personality.  Starting with this completely adorable white awning.

wednesday white awning

And this equally girly top.  Also love this white cutlace peplum little number.  How does Anthro always have an endless supply of cute tops??  I’m hopelessly addicted.

wednesday white top

And now a slice of life update…

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weekend white

Survived the first week of crazy school schedule?  Check.  P.J.’s on and coffee in hand?  Check.  Plans for a long beach stroll and some down time?  Check.

weekend white2

I’m not exactly what one would call a die-hard beach person, but a nice walk along the water is always wonderful.  Something about fresh salty air and toes in the sand soothes the soul.

sea air & sun

Have you ever grabbed a handful of sand and really studied it?  Funny, it’s not all white.  There are many grey grains mixed into the white grains.  Here is a pretty room that has the same restful, neutral tones of sand.  It’s the varying shades that are pleasing to the eye.  Isn’t it also interesting that nature tones are usually the ones that we consider the most relaxing?


And here’s a cute armless loveseat.  I’ve had this one pinned for like a year, but I’m all over the board on colors for our bay house.  Yes, two and a half years later.  Funny how I can advise a client on colors and endless design details, but I struggle with making simple decisions in my own space.  


target armless loveseat


Hope you find some restful white to enjoy this weekend.  Cheers to embracing serenity.

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inspiration list

This is the first week all of our kids are back in school.  Last week was complete wildness with three in school and one at home.  I felt like I was everywhere with no down time.  So this week I’ll be adjusting to new schedules, new carpools, and more after school activities.  Back to driving 100+ miles a day in four different directions.

I’ll try to pop back in later on in the week.  In case I don’t make it, I put together an inspiration list to keep you entertained:

1.  A beautiful bathroom remodel.  Love the monochromatic finishes and pop of high contrast pattern on the floor.  Gorgeous!

bathroom renovation

2.  An AMAZING home renovation tour – I love the breezy feel and casual sophistication in every room.  My oldest daughter helped me edit which pics of the house to select for this post and she was obsessed with this particular bathroom in the tour.  “Mom, it’s so preppy, I love it!”

amazing home tour kitchen

I’ll give you a sneak peek of the home, because it’s THAT good.  They also list some of the key sources in the article, which is always nice.

amazing hometour master

They didn’t mention the fabric in the roman shade above, but I think it’s this one by Duralee.  I’ve actually had this print on my mind for our bay house, but haven’t pulled the trigger.  The fabric sample has been hanging next to our keeping room window for longer than I care to admit.  

duralee paisley

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dot to dot

Friday is a happy day.  And happy makes me think of polka dots.  So Fridays seem like a polka dot kind of day.  The mathematical formula would be:

If f (friday) = h (happy) and p (polka dots) = h (happy), then p =  f.

Can you tell I’ve been helping with 8th grade math homework?  Ya, this is my brain this week.  Honesty moment.  I dedicate today to polka dots.
polka dots1

Cute idea wallpapering the inside of an old painted cabinet with dots.


Fun reusable shopping tote.

polka dots2

Super cute dotted flatware.


And love this happy little tunic with navy splotchy dots.  Great early fall layering piece for those of us in hot climates.  


Lots of action for our family coming up this weekend.  But so happy we get to sleep in tomorrow!

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