Spring Bag

Spring Bag

It seems that every year, about this time, I start itching to get a new bag for Spring.  I got a new bag last November that I still like, but I love seeing the new Spring styles.  If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you probably know I have a thing for Michael Kors.  His Santorini natural tote is a current fave.


  
Kate Spade’s straw bag with “petuna” ribbon is also pretty cute!
This yellow and white stripe leather one is fun too,

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New Coffee Table

New Coffee Table

Since the addition of the new curtains to our living room, our big ole chunky ottoman just feels too big, bulky and dark for the look I’m after.  I initially chose this particular ottoman for baby safety reasons, but now I’m not so sure that there isn’t a better option available.  Here are a few that have caught my eye recently. Williams Sonoma Bryce Coffee Table ($550) I’m thinking of going round this time since our couch is so square.  I’m kind of in love with this one. I love the thick,

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Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag

Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag

The tote bag I’ve been carrying for months is so cute, but too impractical for my current lifestyle- that being a mommy lifestyle.  Since I don’t use a diaper bag anymore, my everyday bag has to double as purse + diaper bag.  The previous tote I was using was too heavy and didn’t have any dividing compartments inside, so the contents kept getting all scrambled and I’d lose my keys, phone, etc.  Not good when you’re juggling holding a baby and all . . . They had different color combinations that I debated for way too long over,

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Our Breakfast Room

Our Breakfast Room

When designing our home, I dreamed of a little breakfast room with a window where we could enjoy our weekend mornings, lingering over the table with a cup of coffee and the paper or a magazine.  The room would also double as a place for casual dinners and easy get-togethers with friends.  The logical location for our breakfast room was just off the kitchen, adjacent to the living room.  We ended up with two windows, plus the glass door, so lots of natural light.     After moving in, the breakfast room sat empty while I struggled to find the perfect table for the space. 

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The Shutters are Coming, The Shutters are Coming!

The Shutters are Coming, The Shutters are Coming!

Ordering blinds and shutters for our home was one of the last things we did before moving in.  I had only a short time to decide what we were going to do with our windows in terms of blinds/shutters and probably made some mistakes.  I love the look of bamboo shades and wonder (secretly, so the hubby doesn’t freak out) if we should’ve gotten those instead.  They just warm up a space so well.  Anyhow . . . We opted for blinds on all the windows downstairs, leaving the two rear glass doors uncovered.  Upstairs, we also have blinds in all the bedrooms,

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Coffee Talk {Link Party}

Coffee Talk {Link Party}

Emily at Emily A. Clark recently found a fabulous coffee table for her home, which inspired her to host a link party where readers show off their own coffee tables.  I love getting a glimpse into everyone’s living rooms.  And here is a peek into ours:     As you can see, our coffee table is actually a leather ottoman from Overstock.  I love it because it’s large (39 x 39 inches), fits our space perfectly, was inexpensive, and will hopefully be safer for our little guy, who recently started doing this: Heaven help me! 

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Banquette

Banquette

Something about banquette seating just says relaxed and comfortable to me.  I love it paired with unique chairs and patterned cushions.  I originally wanted this in our home, but didn’t end up going that route because we didn’t want to interfere with the flow from the open living room to the breakfast room.  Maybe we’ll change our minds in the future.  For now, I can just enjoy these images.   *via Diane Bergeron     *Designer Annsley McAleer’s Boston home. Photo by Justin Bernhaut, Domino, April 2007.

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Style Saturday

Style Saturday

After James was born and I began to venture out of the house again (albeit in short trips) with him in tow, I quickly realized how much stuff you need to take with you when you leave the house with a baby.  Hauling around the stroller and my big diaper bag meant that I had really no room for my purse.  Cross-body bag to the rescue- it works wonders because it’s so easy to just sling across your body.  Look ma, no hands!  It’s small- so it really just holds my keys, phone, small wallet with cash and debit card,

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