color me monday: white out

color me monday: white out

Hey guys, happy monday! I woke up this morning feeling kind of annoyed that the much anticipated snow in Pennsylvania was going to slow down my productivity this week. The school district of Philadelphia has an early dismissal today and almost certain snow day tomorrow, which means Eva’s preschool is closed too. But, then my little girl woke up this morning radiating snow day excitement. We made oatmeal together in our bathrobes while Eva spoke with great anticipation of the snowman we’ll make later today. As I sit here (still in my bathrobe to be perfectly honest), her enthusiasm makes it difficult to feel anything but excited about the looming storm. For the next 2 days we’ll be home sipping hot cocoa, reading books, watching movies, building snowmen, and enjoying every moment of it. If you are somewhere snowy, I hope you’re staying safe and warm, and have a moment to enjoy the world coated in white stuff.

I’ll be back on Wednesday with a super fantastic awesome giveaway. See you then!

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my plants are dead and now I’m sad

easy houseplants from www.blog.cleanlinestudio.com I’m not sure what’s going on over here, you guys. The plants are beginning to mutiny! I have a lot of plants, and I feel like I work pretty hard to be nice to them. I know all of their names, what they’re into, their favorite colors, really…I’ve done my homework! But alas, five of them have bit the dust since Christmas and now my collection is looking rather depleted.

Taking care of plants is something I really enjoy. My garden is just about my favorite place in the universe, but this time of year, I’m limited to what’s inside. I think tons of house plants is both the easiest and cheapest way to bring some life into your home. I’ve got it narrowed down to a few contenders that can withstand our mediocre city row house lack of light. So what do you say, will you help me choose some new lovelies?

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a rainy day with joules

a rainy day with joules “Mommy, mommy, it’s raining today.” Imagine Eva saying that sentence, and now replace the slightly disappointed tone you’ve assumed with sheer jubilation. We’ve had our matching mother / daughter rain boots from Joules for over a month now, but haven’t had the chance to take them for a test spin. This past Sunday we finally had our chance, and we went for it!

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color me monday: shades of grey and pale coral

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Hello friends, I hope you had a nice weekend! We went to my parents’ house and spent most of the weekend lounging near their cozy fireplace, just about as close to hibernation as a human family can get. We had Sunday brunch with friends and Eva went out for a pony ride with her Nana, but I only ventured into the cold when absolutely necessary.

This color palette is inspired by the layered greys of winter, but I really like how the touches of cyan and pale coral give the grey palette new dimension. I think there’s something terribly chic about that top right image, she made me fall in love with this color palette. Have a lovely week!

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thoughts and goals for 2015

thoughts and goals for 2015

Hey guys. I found this quote online in the past week or so, and it has really stuck with me. While I definitely don’t work 80 hour weeks, I feel like in the past year I’ve really developed the drive and work ethic of a small business owner. This idea of working twice as hard just to be working for yourself really makes sense to me.

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color me monday: banana yellow, rose and juniper

color me monday: banana yellow, rose and juniper

Hey guys! Welcome back to the normal Monday grind. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling awfully grumpy about it. I’d gotten kind of used to sleeping in, living in my pjs, and only leaving the house when absolutely necessary over this past week. It was so nice to spend time with family and relax, but taking care of this pile work and emails just can’t wait any longer. How about you, how was your holiday break?

I thought this warm yellow color palette might help brighten my serious case of the Mondays. I don’t know if I’m cured just yet, but I definitely like the vibe. Have a nice week, guys!

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favorite posts of 2014

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Whew! It’s been quite a year, you guys! I realize I sound like a total old lady when I say this, but it’s shocking how each year goes by faster than the last! A lot happened this year both personally and professionally. I’ll be delving into my goals for the coming year next week, but for right now I just want to relive some of my favorite posts from 2014. One of my favorite things about blogging is that it documents my life, and makes it so easy to look back with fondness. It really has been a good year, and I hope you’re feeling the same way thinking about yours. Have a nice weekend!

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$150 ban.do giveaway with 24 merry days!

$150 ban.do giveaway with 24 merry days!
It’s finally my day! I’m so excited, it feels like Christmas has come early! Today I am partnering with 24 merry days and ban.do to bring you a giveaway for a $150 ban.do gift card! If you don’t know about ban.do, they make great bags, headbands, jewelry, fashion and tech accessories, etc. Their products are always girly, colorful, fun and playful. With new years just around the corner, i feel like this company should really be on your radar. Tell me you don’t need that party time headband to kiss 2014 goodbye, and I just won’t believe you! You’ll find the giveaway widget and some of my ban.do favorites after the jump, good luck!

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