It was just normal day as I was perusing Pinterest when I spotted a pin I fell in love with. With the click of the mouse I was directed to Oh My Darlings blog where I was captivated my all the photos of her pretty house. It is basically right up my alley and everything feminine, sparkly and bright that I love. I mean the girls even got a few disco balls hanging around for fun. Loves it.
Entire house tour is in the current issue of Cupcake Mag.
Last week I showed you how I moved my rustic table from my office into the dining and I like it so much better. Doing so left me deskless in the office, so it was back to the drawing board for that room. Luckily my mom was able to give me my old desk from when I lived at home and I have to say I like the office so much better now!
I really shouldn't be calling this a reveal, because really, it isn't quite done, but we have some MAJOR progress around here. A short time ago my yard looked like this. And now...
|A concrete fire bowl will be where the gas line is, with a bench directly behind it. ONE DAY.|
Lola and Molly LOVE their new backyard!
Hope everyone has a fabulous 4th of July weekend! I'll be spending some time in my new backyard. What will you be up to??
Oh Paris, hands down one of the worlds favorite cities. If only I could go more often! While I believe it is nearly impossible to have a bad time in the city of love, here's a round up of some of my highlights. I whole heartedly recommend any and all of these things to do.
You can't visit Paris without eating a macron. And you haven't had a macron until you have had one from Laduree. I don't know what it is, but it was the best one I have ever had. Maybe it was just because I was in Paris...
|I had to get the XL macron. Go big or go home right?!|
There is seriously nothing prettier than sunsets in Paris. So why not see all of it from a bike. I highly recommend Fat Tire Bike tours, this is the second time I have done a tour through them and both were amazing. This particular tour is very mellow, low intensity, and covers a lot of ground. Just look as how pretty our view was!
3. The Sacre Couer
A trip to the Sacre Couer is a must for a first timers trip to Paris.
The trek to the top is pretty intense. It's a long walk but very much worth the sweat. My biggest tip? Keep walking. You will most likely get swarmed with INCREDIBLY pushy guys trying to sell you things. Don't make eye contact and keep moving. I have literally never met such aggressive people. Once they get your attention it's over and your forced to fork over some cash. JUST KEEP WALKING. Another side note, go during the day, the view is what you want to see and the surrounding areas aren't the greatest at night from what I have been told.
See??? Wasn't that view worth the walk?! Once you take in the view be sure to check out some street art, a lot of it is pretty reasonable given the fact that they are all originals. I think I payed 15 Euros for my macrons water color.
|This right here is the face of pure happiness.|
- The Eiffel Tower
- The gardens at the Louvre
- Along the Seine River
- At the Palace of Versailles
- At the Sacre Couer
Paris truly turns into a different city at night. Take a free night to wander and see where it takes you. Grab some gelato, walk Saint Germain, sit by the river, have a crepe.
Versailles is a must see and basically deserves its own travel guide. Look out for that one next week!
As hard as I try to always get it right the first time, when it comes to decorating sometimes you have to just live in a space and make adjustments. I was pretty set on using my white table for eating when I first moved in. I love the idea of all white everything. But with time I realized it felt a little bulky for the space, being to wide to comfortably get around it. It's width also made my island not very functional since the stools and chairs always felt like they were hitting each other.
And then we finished our backyard.... Once I brought out my old patio furniture, I hated the way they went with each other. I felt like my patio table was too modern and didn't tie in with the rest of my furniture.
And then I did this...
My rustic farm table was the perfect solution. I was using it as my desk in the office, but now I realize I should have done this from word one. It is much narrower, so everything feels so much better, and the gray goes with my outdoor table.
I picked these babies up at Target. I feel like they help to perfectly tie my two tables together. The white metal feels more modern like my patio table, while the wooden tops bring out the rustic in my dining table and whisky barrel planters.
Don't forget to check back later in the week for my garden reveal!