Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Room of the Day.

living room with parquet floors
Parquet floors, a warm fire, pretty art, and comfortable chairs make this my room of the day. In fact, I could curl up in this space all day with a book. Oh and of course, I love that chandelier! What do you love about this room? Happy Wednesday everyone. xx

Friday, February 20, 2015

Organization with Drawer Labels.

getting organized with drawer labels in a kid's room
About a month or so ago, i decided to add labels to Zion's dressers so he could put away his clothes appropriately. Folding and sorting laundry are my least favorite things to do and it seems as if I do them all. the. time. I had to come up with a way to lessen the chore and help Zion stay organized in his room.  Zion thrives on structure,  so the labels were a great idea! and he actually enjoys helping his Mama(most of the time).

getting organized with drawer labels in a kid's room

I printed the labels which you can download for free here. We then cut them out and attached to each drawer. I printed them on shipping labels that have the adhesive backing so it was just a matter of peeling and sticking them on; very easy.

getting organized with drawer labels in a kid's room
a close up and less bright pic so you can see the labels better

getting organized with drawer labels in a kid's room
Since we've placed them on,  there have been less incidences of clothes on the floor etc. Zion knows exactly where the different clothing items go and almost always places them there. It's also great to know where everything is when getting him ready for school in the mornings.

getting organized with drawer labels in a kid's room

getting organized with drawer labels in a kid's room

Most of all he learns how to be independent. Have a great weekend everyone! xx

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Industrial in New York.

colorful living room
Colorful touches, beautiful furniture, drool worthy accessories, and an industrial aesthetic make this New York apartment very easy on the eyes. 

open floor plan

dining room

painted cupboards in the kitchen

light filled living room

painted cupboards in the kitchen

beautiful tile in the bathroom

beautiful tile in the bathroom
loving the tile work in the bathrooms! Happy Wednesday everyone! xx

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Painted Pocket Door: Before and After

painted pocket door

Hi everyone! We are covered under ice, schools are out, so how do I cope, I paint of course! Ideally, I would prefer to be working on the patio style challenge, but since that can't happen, I set my sights on the pocket door in the kitchen. We have a couple of them in our home and I always fancied the look of a painted pocket door. It's a lovely element of surprise because it's so unexpected. 

painted pocket door

There is the before. Nothing wrong with it at all, but you know me...

painted pocket door

I chose Behr Ultra(which is their paint and primer in one). The color is Coy Pink and goes beautifully with the walnut cupboards and the BM Wedgewood Grey color on the wall. Better pics and more kitchen talk coming soon...

ice storm
I risked falling to snap this pic so you could see the trees covered in ice. Stay warm everyone! xx

Welcome a Cure Mat Winner!

The lucky winner of the Welcome A Cure Mat giveaway(using is Angela Snoozy! Thank you to everyone who participated and supported such a great cause. Angela, I will be contacting you shortly! xx

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Home Depot Patio Style Challenge Inspiration.

patio before

I received an invitation to participate in the Home Depot Patio Style Challenge and I am super excited! Unfortunately it has been too cold or raining to get out there and start. Nonetheless, I have been gathering inspiration and praying for warmer temps...

patio inspiration

I would love to extend our patio for more entertaining space and I love the pavers used here. 

patio inspiration

i love the cluster of flowers in terra cotta pots and that pergola design is amazing!

patio inspiration
pretty colors

patio inspiration

lights above always add sparkle

patio inspiration

i love the cocoon like feel here with the all the pretty flowers and the cozy furniture

patio inspiration
love the greenscape on the wall

patio inspiration
this patio's design and stone work is so fab!

Stay tuned everyone! xx

images via google

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Welcome a Cure Pink Ribbon Mat Giveaway from Carpet One.

I am thrilled to be able to spread the word about these beautiful welcome a cure pink ribbon mats from Carpet One.  Today is World Cancer Day and is dedicated to raising awareness of cancer and encouraging its prevention. For the past decade, Carpet One Floor & Home has raised almost a million dollars to support breast cancer research from the 25 percent proceeds of each Welcome Mat.  The company partnered with 12 well-known interior design experts, all of whom have added their flare for color and home fashion to the mix of beautifully designed and durable indoor-outdoor mats. The one I received was designed by the talented Lisa Mende of Lisa Mende Design.  

The colors are vibrant and fun.  It cleans easily and so far it seems to have a great abrasion resistance. It adds a lovely splash of color to your front door and shows your support year round for such a worthy cause. 

It can be used either indoor or outdoor. I love it!

Alright, so you can also win a welcome mat of your own. How do you enter? Simple: Follow the steps below. Also this giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only.

1. Choose your welcome mat by clicking here: 

2. Simply comment below stating the one you chose

Additional entries: Leave a comment for each additional entry

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Note: Please don't forget to leave an email where I can contact you if you're not a blogger. 

Giveaway ends Wednesday Februrary 11,  2015. Good luck everyone! XX

P.S. Though I was provided a mat to review, the opinions stated are my own. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Color Me Happy In Madrid.

Did you all have a great weekend? A number of you are probably on a Superbowl high. Am I the only one who gets depressed when exposed to endless days of dreary Wintry weather? I don't know how much more I can take. I guess I should be thankful that we have no snow but the almost endless lack of sun is not what the doctor prescribed...

Today we are off to Madrid(where I am sure it's nice and sunny) to tour this lovely home filled with happy color. Come with me!

Here's to a happy new week! xx