catching up + classic must haves

This is my first morning of summer that I haven’t had to dash out the door by 7:30 with a kid or two.  Peter took my driving shift so I’m chillin’ with a reheated cup of coffee in a very quiet (for now) house.  There is a slow drizzle of rain outside and I can hear little birds busying about just outside our foggy kitchen window.  Thought I could take this breather to say hello and share with you a few pretty and practical things I’ve found lately.

via Mark D. Sikes

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interior design meets ballet

Given the fact that June is a big ballet month in our household, I couldn’t think of a better post to kick off the week.  I love interior design and I love ballet.  Rarely do these two worlds collide, but it recently happened at American Ballet Theatre in New York, thanks to Architectural Digest and interior designer Dan Fink.  When I saw this article on the beautifully renovated ABT dancers’ lounge in New York, I flipped.  As a ballet dancer and ABT® certified teacher, this story was right up my alley.  The idea of merging ballet and interior design makes my heart leap…ahem, I mean grand jeté for joy!

Behold the newly renovated dancer lounge at ABT.

As beautiful as ballet itself, this project is both inspiring and from the heart.

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all things water + a good book

Happy June!  Hope you’ve had a wonderful week.  Ours flew by and we’re off to a great start for summer.  The kids are happy to have a break from school and ready for some sun and fun.  Isn’t it interesting how water is the theme for most of us in the summer?  It’s all about finding the best beach, pool, or lake to swim, water ski, surf, fish, sail, or cruise for enjoyment.  For kids, it can be as simple as playing in the sprinkler on a hot summer day.  Water is healing.

This summer we hope to do something we haven’t done in a long time – take our family to another beach for a family vacay.  It’s hard to beat our beautiful beaches here, but we’re exploring all kinds of options for some adventure.

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swinging in white

I have been a complete loon with the last week of school activities.  Everything is crammed into one week, it’s so crazy.  I feel like I’m wildly swinging from one event to the next like Tarzan on his jungle vines.  Or maybe more like Jane?  Speaking of swinging, one of our daughters told us she really, really wants a white swing in her bedroom.  I think it’s a super cool idea.


Here are a few good ones I found and wanted to share with you…

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