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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Vintage Shopping

There's a new shop in town and I finally got a chance to stop in today!  Re-Imagined Vintage in Lake Bluff carries an assortment of vintage furniture, accessories, lighting and small finds.  The mother- daughter owned shop is quaint and perfectly arranged.  It's a must see if you are in the area.

I picked up a few small vintage metal letters for my office and would absolutely love to have this fabulous vintage chair they recovered in small dotted fabric. (featured below)

For more information check out their FB page or they are also on Etsy.






Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Happy Fourth of July

I have an appreciation for stars and stripes not only because I'm American but 
because I love the design & shape.  I have stars in my sons room, a star ornament on my front door and I wear stripes like it's going out of style.  Here are some fun products inspired by the good old USA.





Saturday, April 12, 2014

A Coral Kick

  This Spring season you are seeing more coral tones in fashion and in home decor.  I've noticed in my own closet over the last several months this gravitation to coral. I'm on a coral kick!

What is the perfect color combination with coral?  I think navy and/or teal make a perfect pair. 
Here are a few color boards and product inspiration to get you on a coral kick too!   

Happy Spring.



products:
image via pinterest

image via domino

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Easy & Yummy Lactation Cookies

These cookies are suggested for mothers who are breastfeeding to increase their milk supply but they are also good enough for the whole family to eat.  Don't worry you won't produce milk just because you eat these. :)

I was buying Milkmakers Cookies which are delicious but can be a little costly after awhile.  If you are a skeptic they actually do increase your milk supply but I do eat a few a day.  

My close friend shared this delicious recipe with me and they were so easy to make so give it a try. 
Enjoy!


1 cup butter (replace with applesauce if you are dairy free)
1 cup sugar (cut in ½ to save on sugar intake)
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar (cut in ½ for less sugar)
4 TB water (add a little more if it's too dry)
2-4 TB flax seed meal
2 eggs (I only used one)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour (Can use a ½ whole wheat)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 cups oats
1 cup chocolate chips(vegan chocolate chips if dairy free) 
2-4 TB brewer’s yeast
*Optional to jazz it up use crasins or raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all ingredients together.  Bake for 10-13 minutes.  

Monday, December 23, 2013

Baby's First Christmas Gift Guide


Since it's my sons first Christmas, I researched many 0-3 and 6 month gift options for him.
Even though he won't remember his gifts this year, we still had to indulge to get him a few gifts that he will enjoy now and grow into.

Merry Christmas



1. Sophie


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ombre Walls!

I recently came across this DIY blog called P.S I Made This and fell in love with some of their great ideas.
I had to blog one of my favorites for you.  

Who doesn't like anything ombre?  Ombre walls, um yes please...
Show me how:
I love the color selection shown here but what about sunshine yellow?
For Full Directions On How To
click here.




Thursday, September 12, 2013

Oh Happy Day!

On August 13th 2013 our lives changed forever.
We are blessed to introduce 
Manor Blake Smole 
4lbs. 1 oz.  17" Long


"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart"
Jeremiah 1:5


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