Hello Spring Home Tour + Bloom Where You Are Planted {Family Room}

HELLO SPRING!

Spring to me is a time of plans and projects. Margaret Atwood, said it best..."In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." Planting flowers and playing in the dirt is therapeutic to me. When spring arrives, I cannot stay in the house. It's like there is some magical force that is pulling me by the hand. Since, I can't be outside all the time, I try to incorporate as many of the colors, smells, and nature inspired decor into my home that I can, without going overboard.🌿 

Springtime family room
Springtime family room
Annie Selke pillows

There is no separation between our kitchen and living room, so we positioned the couch as a room divider. You might think I'm crazy having such a light couch with 2 kids and a dog, but this fabric is stain resistant and so amazing. It is from Ashley Furniture. I love for my home to be light, bright, and cozy. Therefore, when choosing the "big ticket" items, I go neutral. Then, add pops of color with throw pillows, florals, etc. These amazing pillows by Annie Selke were my color inspiration. The pale blue and cream fit perfectly in with my decor.

spring living room

Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers, but they are so hard to maintain and keep alive. So, when I found these faux hydrangeas at Pier One I snatched them up! I also decided to add a few to my white tobacco basket. Who else loves decorating with tobacco baskets? There are a few staple pieces that I keep out all year round...vintage dough bowls, chippy corbels, and tobacco baskets! The lanterns are from Pottery Barn, metal basket and birch logs are from Hobby Lobby.

Spring Family Room
Springtime family room
corbel and vases

If you are on the search for some amazing, chippy corbels, I have the gal just for you! Tara @our.stone.cottage has an amazing ETSY store with a whole lot of chippy, yummy goodness. 🙌🏻😀

If you missed my Springtime Entryway you can view it by clicking {here} or my Springtime Dining Room by clicking {here}. Also make sure you come say Hi on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest!

 

Sources:

  • Park Hill Lanterns

Father’s Day In Style

June 18th is Father's Day, so lets spend some time thinking about the man who is always there standing by your side, ready to catch you if you fall, and always telling you that you CAN DO ANYTHING! Let's be frank here guys, you cannot give your dad another "World's Best Dad Mug!" Your dad has been there for you since the beginning, dropping aphorisms and dad jokes along the way. He took you to your first soccer game, taught you to ride a bike, how to tie your shoes, and has taught you a plethora of valuable life lessons. So, it's time to trade in that tie 👔 you get him every year from a gift that is unique as he is! Thank the man who has always been #1 in your life by straying from the standard Father's Day gift and giving him the luxury of a JORD watch!⌚️

JORD watch

I was so excited when JORD watches asked me to partner with them to share their unique, wood watches. John is wearing the Conway Dark Sandalwood and Burgundy. The chronograph functionality allows you to tackle your day, down to the last second if necessary. Classic design meets modern detailing with custom knurling on both the bezel and wrist line, and a new band that features complementary wood and stainless steel links. Deep burgundy is a subtle accent to the deep chocolate tones in the sandalwood case and band, perfect for the muted and masculine wardrobe. 

JORD watch

The natural dark sandalwood is hand finished and pretreated with tung oils. The Conway has a sapphire crystal glass face with luminescent hands. It is also splash proof, functional, and durable. This watch is sophisticated enough to wear to the office and also comfortable enough for a day at the golf course. The watch arrives in a gorgeous wood box. The box even has a little drawer where you could store your golf tees and ball markers.

JORD watch and box

Ok friends, here is the best part...JORD and I have a special offer, just for you! You can enter to win a chance to receive a $100 voucher for any JORD watch of your choice. When you click on the link below, you automatically receive a voucher for $25 off your JORD watch purchase and one LUCKY winner will be the recipient of the $100 voucher. Good luck friends, I can't wait to see which JORD watch you choose!

 

JORD watch
JORD watch

ENTER HERE to win. Giveaway ends on May 28th at 11:59 p.m.

Photos by Rich Photography

Spring Essential + The White Jean

Spring Essential + The White Jean

Hey y'all! I recently just discovered the most amazing white jean by KanCan. This ankle cut, distressed, white jean goes perfectly with your favorite pair of booties, wedges, or Converse. These versatile jeans will take you all the way through spring and into the summer. I'm literally OBSESSED with these because they feel like you're wearing pajamas. Also, for us girls that have bigger booties, they stay in place when you bend over. Therefore, avoiding the embarrassing "just say no to crack" situation! 😂 Another thing I love about these jeans is that they come up high enough to camouflage the "mom pooch." The material is nice and stretchy and looks great with everything. 

KanCan white jean

Here I've paired the jeans with a classic and feminine button front blouse from Ivanka Trump. This top is lightweight enough that it can be worn into the summer. I love the pale blue color with white stripes. On a side note, how gorgeous is this door I'm standing in front of!!! I wish I could take it home with me! We have these amazing overhead sidewalks in our downtown area on Main Street and that is where these pictures were taken. The city developed a plan to modernize Main Street by creating an "overhead sidewalk" that would turn the second floor of the existing buildings into a "new"street to provide more shopping opportunities while serving as a canopy for the sidewalks below. These sidewalks are also referred to as the SkyMart and were modeled after a similar idea established 700 years ago in Chester, England. Thus, the unique sidewalks have received world-wide publicity. 🙌🏻

overhead sidewalks

If you saw my Instagram stories a while back, you know I had to change clothes in my car, but what you didn't see was that I also had to change for some photos outside on these overhead sidewalks and the wind was blowing 20+ miles an hour! 💨 I added the picture above so you could see how hard the wind was blowing by my hair!🙄 I really think I had hypothermia! For real! It was so cold that my goosebumps had goosebumps! Thank goodness it was at 8:00 in the morning, but I apologize to the people in the office building across the street if you saw anything a little risque! 😂 Have any of you ever been so cold during a photo shoot that your shadow froze to the sidewalk...or is it just me?

KanCan white jean 2

 Anywho...let's get back to business and talk about these amazing shoes and purse! 🙌🏻  I'm the type of gal that carries one purse at a time. So, I like to purchase classic and timeless accessories that  coordinate with any outfit. Therefore, I don't mind spending a little more on an item that I know will last for years to come. You can't go wrong with Tory Burch and her elegant, stylish pieces.

And...these shoes!

They are the most comfortable shoes I've ever had, plus they are super cute! They are by Korks and they feel like your walking on clouds! That's a WIN, WIN in my book since having foot surgery!👏🏻

 

KanCan white jean 3

Wishing all the Momma's out there all the love and happiness you richly deserve...Happy Mother's Day! XO Make sure that you come say Hi over on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook.

Photos by Rich Photography

SOURCES:

  • KanCan white jean

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day 2017

Spring is here, and while that means it's time for warmer weather, more time outside, and flip-flops, it's also the time of year to celebrate Mother's Day, which can easily be one of the most joyous and meaningful holidays. I've put together this Mother's Day gift guide in case your struggling to find the perfect gift for the Mother in your life. Since, Mother's Day is just a week away, it's time to get shopping! 🛍 💻 This was such a fun list to compile!

Mother's Day is one of my favorite days of the year, because I get to not only celebrate my wonderful Mother, but also celebrate being a Mother. 😊 Why is it so important to celebrate Mother's Day? It's because there are plenty of incredible women in your life who helped raised you, are raising their own kids, or are raising your kids, and they all deserve to be appreciated! 👏🏻 So, when May 14th rolls around, celebrate Mom with one of these thoughtful, creative gifts that she'll never forget.

 

 

Mother's Day Gift Guide

1. Baublebar Initial Bar Pendant - baublebar.com

2. Monogrammed Trusty Tag - jcrew.com

3. Diptyque Baies Candle - diptyqueparis.com

4. Fitbit Alta Special Edition Series - fitbit.com

5. Williams-Sonoma Meyer Lemon Apron - williams-sonoma.com

6. Tassel Earrings- stelladot.com

7. Skinnydip London Gold Pineapple iPhone case - skinnydiplondon.com

8. Green Tea Matcha Kit - amazon.com

9. Stylish Notebook - shopspring.com

10. "I am a woman warrior" power bracelet - stellavalle.com

 

So, for all the Mamas out there shopping for their own Mamas, or if your hubby is asking, send him to this post! 😉 Happy Mother's Day to all the Superwomen out there! I hope you have a relaxing day of doing NOTHING and being pampered! I know that is my plan, HINT HINT! I will also post this Mother's Day gift guide on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. XO 😘