Friday, July 19, 2019

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Some of My Favorite Picks

Beautiful Plant Filled Living room- design addict mom #nsale #plants


The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is now officially live and it was so difficult to narrow down my favorite picks for this post!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Some of My Favorite Picks - design addict mom #floralquilt #nsale
 That floral reversible quilt above is just delicious! I have a feeling it will go quickly. 


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Some of My Favorite Picks - design addict mom #nsale
I need this rug for my bathroom

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Some of My Favorite Picks - design addict mom #nsale
Love this MAC palette and it's also perfect for Fall which will be here before you know it. 



Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Some of My Favorite Picks - design addict mom #nsale

You know how much i love this color! This light weight sweater is a must have.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Some of My Favorite Picks - design addict mom #nsale
Love these ripped jeans-still elegant and understated

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Some of My Favorite Picks - design addict mom #nsale
Of course this coloful sneaker for baby Cheyenne caught my eye

Have you shopped the sale yet? xx


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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A Gallery Wall Update

A Gallery Wall Update- design addict mom
Gallery walls will never go out of style around here! I love them as they give me an opportunity to showcase the art pieces that make me happy.  I've always wanted to try a gallery wall of art going all the way down the wall and I finally did back in the Spring. 

Actually once I start obsessing over an idea, it is more than likely going to happen. In this case with Cheyenne being Ms. Busy Body, I was fully prepared for this to be a short term design realization.  However,  surprisingly she has decided to let Mama be great and leave the art be:-). You might remember a table being in this version of  the foyer, I relocated it, and placed some of my favorite art pieces on the wall. I love how it turned out! xx

Monday, July 15, 2019

Amazon Prime Day Sweet Deals

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Beautiful open space with pops of color and pretty plants - design addict mom
Currently sitting on my couch and trying not to drool all over my computer as I peruse these amazing deals for Prime Day. There are so many faves, like this Nespresso coffee machine. Over 2 years ago, I received one as a Mother's Day gift and I love it! The capsules come in a variety of flavors and intensities to appeal to all taste buds. Also, there is almost always music playing in our home and we love our speakers! This one is a great deal and also connects to Alexa and this one is one of my favorite brands. And if you love plants as much as I do, well you know plant stands are a must and even better when they are beautiful to look at. This one is a beauty and a great price.
This vacuum cleaner is an amazing deal at savings over 50%!

Small on a space but big on style and plants- design addict mom

As a family that rarely eats out and a busy Mama, our slow cooker has been so convenient and a life saver. I can let it do its thing while I get other things done. This one is an amazing deal!  Cast irons are not only aesthetically pleasing to have in the kitchen due to the array of colors they come in, but also very durable and perfect for making a great stew! Check out these cast iron skillets on sale and this orange dutch pot is lovely too! I'll be sharing more of my faves throughout today and tomorrow on my instagram stories, so check those out too. xx


images - 2, 1 via pinterest

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Self Care Is The New Health Care

Self Care Is The New Health Care- design addict mom

At the beginning of the year, I mentioned that I was embracing being more intentional about self care.  Self care looks different for everyone. For me being a visual person with a strong connection to nature, self care is surrounding myself with plants or making over my bedroom to become an area of retreat which is much needed as a Mama of 3 young ones. In January, I hopped on the celery juice hype and it is deserving of all the hype. I only had a blender at the time, so I researched juicers and found this affordable one and it works beautifully. I was juicing celery every morning for at least two months when I had a two week lapse because I had to travel out of the country. I highly recommend following Medical Medium on instagram - so much enlightening information to realize optimal health.

Self Care Is The New Health Care- design addict mom

Losing the Baby Weight
Breastfeeding Cheyenne undoubtedly led to quite a bit of weight loss but in addition to the detox from the celery juice, I also bought the Massy Arias MA60 program and I did the exercises in our little garage gym(pictured below).


Self Care Is The New Health Care-design addict mom

I already had almost all the equipment needed and it's more convenient for me to work out at home. However, if you don't have the right equipment and can go the gym, i highly recommend that so you can achieve best results. In the beginning, I would incorporate about 30 minutes of cardio in addition to the other exercises. However, now I focus mostly on lifting and building my strength. I haven't been as consistent as I should be lately but I intend to fix that and get back to beast mode.

Self Care Is The New Health Care-design addict mom

Diet
I've always been a healthy eater so there haven't been too many adjustments there. We are also a make it from scratch kind of family so you'll rarely find processed food in our pantry. Although  I don't have a sweet tooth, I still try to watch my sugar intake.

Self Care Is The New Health Care-design addict mom

Mental and Spiritual Care
This area of self care has probably seen the most work. I've recently experienced some things that brought me great despair but with that despair also came spiritual growth. The books,
A New Earth, Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle and A Praying Life by Paul Miller have been great resources that have helped me in this area. Life is an ongoing learning process but it's important to stay connected to our true selves and remember that joy starts from within. xx


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images: Courtney Armstrong
Makeup- Briana Nicole

A Modern Farmhouse in Denmark

A Modern Farmhouse in Denmark - design addict mom
This modern farmhouse in Skanderborg, Denmark was built for a pair of empty nesters who wanted to embrace this new stage of their lives in a home that was all about light and nature.  Outdoor views are readily accessible because of the generous use of glass and being surrounded by lush fields and no neighbors in sight, the homeowners do not have to worry about privacy. 

A Modern Farmhouse in Denmark - design addict mom

A Modern Farmhouse in Denmark - design addict mom

A Modern Farmhouse in Denmark - design addict mom

A Modern Farmhouse in Denmark - design addict mom

A Modern Farmhouse in Denmark - design addict mom

A Modern Farmhouse in Denmark - design addict mom
This orangery is a dream! 


Photography- Andreas Mikkel Hansen. Styling: Christina B. Kjeldsen via Bobedre

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

These Are Some of My Favorite Baby Products

A Bright and Colorful Nursery-design addict mom
I've been meaning to write this post for awhile... As a Mama of 3, I've done my share of shopping for baby products and I've bought almost all of the products that I am going to share with you and they are products I love. In Cheyenne's nursery above, the crib is one of my favorite designs. I love the simple modern lines. I love green products and used this mattress with all of the kiddos. Also, I love these white noise machines  so much, I also got one for my own bedroom. I even bring it on my hotel stays- a definite fave. 

These Are Some of My Favorite Baby Products-design addict mom
I have the natural Trip Trap high chair pictured and I can't say enough great things about it!

Porch life- design addict mom
a pic of Cheyenne sitting on our Trip Trap on the porch 

I bought ours when Zion was a baby(he is now 10) and I've used it with all the children. It's always around our dining table and has even been used for extra seating for grownups(it can accommodate up to 200lbs) when we entertain. 

These Are Some of My Favorite Baby Products-design addict mom
Baby play pens may not be the most aesthetically pleasing but they are lifesavers! It helps to have a safe place for baby to play giving you a chance to you know; maybe brush your teeth:-). I bought
  this one when Zion was born and used it with both boys but I donated it to a local preschool, and needed another one when after Cheyenne was born. I bought the pink and beige playpen pictured above in the playroom. It's a generous size for the boys to be in there with Cheyenne and there is still additional room for more people. We love it!


These Are Some of My Favorite Baby Products-design addict mom
I am also loving these swaddle blankets from our friends at  54Kibo and how adorable is that baby! 

These Are Some of My Favorite Baby Products-design addict mom
These hand crocheted doll collection are the cutest and are perfect for baby to snuggle. Also, perfect for snuggling are the most adorable animal friends.


Fun chalk mural in playroom- design addict mom
I would need a two part post to name all of my favorite baby products, so here is a list of my favorite baby products in one place. xx


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images:  1 and 7- Lea Hartman,  2-source