Sunday, April 23, 2017

How to Make a Mood Board for Your Room

In this post: how to make a mood board for your home
Today I am going to give you a well-known trade secret on how to create a perfect room for your house! 
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Friday, April 21, 2017

On Trend Palm Prints - For Yourself and Your Home

In this post: palm tree leaf prints for outfits and home decor
I am getting ready to go on vacation tomorrow and have been thinking all things tropical - specifically, palm trees! 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

4 Spring Decor Ideas with Flowers! - Thursday Favorite Things

April is certainly bringing showers around here but it appears that there are flowers blooming anyway!
Lots of pretty ideas here for Spring with fresh flowers!
 Janet from Shabbyfufu shared how to add  French farmhouse to your Spring mantel.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

French Easter Chocolates

In this post: Easter chocolates from Paris

Every year I take a look at the Easter chocolates from Paris.
I think they are more creative and fun than the Easter chocolates here!

La Maison du Chocolat
Inspired by rabbits, chickens, cows and sheep!

Friday, April 14, 2017

French Empire Chandeliers, Kitchen Faucets, Oribe Dry Texturing Spray... 5 on Friday!

In this post: French Empire Chandeliers, Kitchen Faucets

I've got some housing updates for you for the month of April...

French Empire Chandeliers

For our dining room, I want to have a French empire style chandelier. 
Yes it is formal and I love it!
We are wiring the house this week and I have been busy looking at lighting!
I have rounded up a few chandeliers I have been looking at.

Julie Neill

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter Brunch Ideas - TFT

This weekend is Easter so I am looking for Easter Brunch Ideas! 
Easter Brunch Ideas

Sunday, April 9, 2017

French Country Spring Table Setting

In this Post: a French Country Spring Table Setting 

I love Spring - it is one of my favorite times of year!  This year I had so much fun at the flower market picking out flowers for this table.  
Recently I have been drawn to the color orange - I wrote about that here in my coral/persimmon inspiration post. I think it is because the orange makes blue look even better!
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Friday, April 7, 2017

Wedding Guest Attire, Dinner Party Ideas and More...

In this Post: What to wear to a wedding as a wedding guest, dinner party ideas, a wedding in France and more. 
I have weddings and parties on my mind this week because soon I am headed to Hawaii for a wedding! This post may contain affiliate links. 

Insider's Tip for Pulling Off Your Best Ever Dinner Party

These are great tips and the photography is beautiful.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

How to Make a Flower Bloom Box

In this post: A DIY tutorial on how to make a flower bloom box.
Recently I have been obsessing over the flower bloom boxes.  
They are floral arrangements in boxes as opposed to vases.  
I think I have been drawn to them because I love boxes (seriously, I can't seem to be able to throw away a box. I even collect cute boxes just because they are just that - cute boxes).

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Easter Entertaining Sweets and Treats

In this post: Easter Entertaining Ideas - a Sweets and Treats Bar.
Easter is just around the corner and I know that many of us enjoy Easter sweets and treats!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Home Decor Favorites - April Edition

In this post: Vintage French country farmhouse decor style picks for April!

Friday, March 31, 2017

House Build Updates, Monet Exhibit in San Francisco, Furniture Finds and more - 5 on Friday

Monet:The Early Years

I went to this Monet exhibit in San Francisco not too long ago and I just had to share it with you all!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

6 Beautiful Spring Table Setting Ideas

In this post: 6 beautiful Spring tale setting ideas all from Thursday Favorite Things.
You know one thing I love about Spring?
All of the pretty flowers that we use as inspiration for our home decor! 
6 Spring and Easter Table Setting and Centerpiece Decor Ideas

Monday, March 27, 2017

Have Last Minute Guests This Afternoon? Here's What to Serve!

Do you have company coming over at the last minute this afternoon?
I've got a simple afternoon party idea for you!
A simple afternoon party idea
Do you have last minute guests coming over this afternoon? Here's something simple to serve!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Easter Decorating Ideas - An Easter Home Tour

In this post: Easter Decor Ideas for the Home
The bunnies hopped onto my dining table last week and now this week I've finished decorating the house for Easter!

Besides Christmas, Easter is my favorite holiday to decorate for.  I think it's because I'm a sucker for bunnies. 
Easter Decoration Ideas for the Home

Friday, March 24, 2017

5 Spring Fashion Must-Haves

In this post: 5 Spring Fashion Trends and Must-Haves
Happy first week of Spring everyone!! I have rounded up FIVE Spring fashion must haves for this season!  I could have rattled off more, but it is Five on Friday! 
Spring Fashion Outfit Ideas and Must-Haves

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

4 Spring Decorating Ideas - TFT

Happy first week of Spring!  This week I am looking at Spring decor ideas - for the table and the home! Lots of simple, elegant ideas for Spring - often it just takes a bouquet of fresh flowers to make a home pop for Spring!
4 Simple and Elegant Spring Decor Ideas for the Spring home and Spring table

Monday, March 20, 2017

10 Tips For Building Your Dream House

In this post: Tips for building your dream home
10 Tips for Building your Dream House

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Easter Table Setting Decor Idea

Easter is just around the corner and my bunnies have hopped on out of storage and into the house!

Friday, March 17, 2017

French Farmhouse Build Updates - Five on Friday

We have been busy building our house and I haven't given you an update in a little while.  Let's look at five different things because it's Five on Friday!

Chimney Caps 
I quite like this copper one. 
  
We can order it with either with the fresh copper color or we can order it as above with the patina.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Thinking Green for St. Patrick's Day - TFT

St. Patrick's Day is just a few days away and I have rounded up some of the St. Patrick's Day posts you all shared at last week's Thursday Favorite Things!

Lisa from My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings shared this recipe for Mint Oreo & M&M bars! Yum!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Peloton Bike Review - 100 Rides Later!

I am so excited to finally give you a review of one of my favorite things to do - ride my Peloton bike! 

I have had it since end of May last year, and this week I finally hit my 100th ride milestone!  With that said, I feel like I can now give you an insider's look at the Peloton Bike!
PS - if you are wondering why it took so long to reach my milestone, it is because in the Summer I ride outside!
FYI - this is not a paid review. It is my own opinion on a bike I love!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Easter Plates

Easter Plates

Every year there are tons of cute bunny plates that just want to hop onto my table! I have to try not to buy them every year - otherwise I would have a whole cabinet just full of bunny plates!
I have rounded up some of this year's Easter plates!

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Daily Harvest Review,Garden Shoes, and more - Five on Friday

The Daily Harvest

Have you heard of the Daily Harvest? I had not until earlier this year when one of my coworkers introduced me to it.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Home Decor Tips and Fashionistas at TFT!

Courtney at A Thoughtful Place Blog shares some takeaway tips from Fixer Upper. She is a life and style blogger dishing on home decor, DIY, fashion, gatherings, and the occasional life lesson

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

How to Create a Romantic Reading Nook

This is one of the spots in my house that I like to sit and read a book. 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Spring Table Setting

Spring is one of my favorite times of year.  I realized as I wrote that I say that for every season/month! Except January. 
I thought this Spring table added a bit of cheer... I don't know about where you are living but here in California our flowers are blooming!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Oscar Fashion 2017

The only thing I care about the Oscars is the fashion.  
I love the gowns that the actresses wear and I think it is because they are extremely nice handmade textiles! 

Our first look is this Givenchy dress worn by Emma Stone.  The fringe skirt looked beautiful as she moved.  Although to be honest, I felt like she played it a little safe - I was hoping for something a little more adventurous from Emma Stone given her Oscars look from 2015.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

5 Inspiring DIY Home Projects - Thursday Favorite Things

This week there were many DIY projects shared on Thursday Favorite Things! Let's get started!

Chatfield Court shares how to make your own open shelves for the kitchen (or wherever) for under $50! Isn't is fantastic! I can say, I have been receiving quotes from cabinet guys on my house, and the amount they want for these things is crazy! I *love* this tutorial! Thanks!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Coral and Persimmon Decor Inspiration

I have recently been inspired by the color palette of coral and persimmon.
I have been debating about painting the cabinets in the office kind of like so, in the picture below... with coral/persimmon interiors and either a shade of blue/grey or even black exterior!
Doesn't it look pretty?

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Finding French Country Style in the Napa Valley - Napa Valley Trip

One of my favorite day trips is to head to the Napa Valley.  
Today we are focusing on finding French country style in the Napa Valley.
As you head into Napa, first you can stop off at this beautiful French inspired Chateau!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Spring Fashion Must-Have, Pretty Spring Couture and More

Spring Must-Have Accessory... a small silk scarf!

Yes! I LOVE scarves and I am so excited to see that for this Spring companies are coming out with silk scarves at reasonable prices! No longer do you have to pay $$$ for a nice silk scarf!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Gardening Ideas for Spring - AND a new hostess for TFT!

This week I was inspired by all of your gardening tips! I am itching to go clean up the garden outside but it needs to stop raining!!  And also, this week we are excited to announce a new hostess! But first, my features...

The Country Chic Cottage shared this Burlap Bunny Flag tutorial.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Macaron Fails and Troubleshooting

I thought I would share about some of my fails of baking macarons.
I have been making macarons for several years and I can tell you that they are a very picky pastry.
Yes, a pastry - this is no cookie!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Modern French Country Table Setting in Pantone's Greenery

I was inspired by Pantone's color of the year, Greenery, when I was putting together this table setting.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Spring Shopping for Home and Clothes, and more Five on Friday

I was busy shopping away this past weekend and thought I would share some Spring shopping finds as I know some of these items will sell out!

Shopping for the Home
White Ceramic Bunny with Basket - will sell out guaranteed.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

French Decor Style in this week's Thursday Favorite Things

I hope you all had a lovely week celebrating Valentine's Day.  There are tons of sweetheart posts this week, but I found a few French-style posts that made my heart flutter!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day - Love is in the Air!

Today I am participating in a Valentine's Day Magazine Challenge!! 
I am joining Katherine from Katherine's Corner for this challenge and blog tour.  The challenge was to create a romantic style, Valentine inspired magazine cover.  We could use a magazine cover was like as inspiration or just create our own!

My magazine inspiration was a Victoria magazine with a soft romantic Valentine's Day theme. And of course, I *love* macarons!
Below is my interpretation:

Sunday, February 12, 2017

French Farmhouse Building Updates.... This and That

Well we've been busy with building our French Farmhouse aka our Mas. Mas de ..... I need to come up with a name.  Sometimes I think about calling it a Maison but it really is supposed to be like a Proven├žal Mas.  Or a Bastide, I suppose would be the next closest name. 
Anyway, some day I will name it. 

Alright, so I got side tracked. Here are a few updates on what I've been looking at for the house.

Fireplace Mantel
I found this pretty antique fireplace mantel yesterday and I'm going to put it in our dining room.
It is Austrian from the 1800s.  I don't know too much about it.

Friday, February 10, 2017

A French Chateau, Neato Botvac Review, Bouchon and More - Five on Friday

Bouchon Bakery
About two weeks ago we went to Bouchon Bakery in Yountville in the Napa Valley.  I thought I would share a few pics I snapped.  
*to die for Pain d'Epi bread*
Their bread is seriously THE BEST I have had outside of Paris.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Home Decor Inspiration - Thursday Favorite Things

Did you all watch the Super Bowl this weekend?  I watched part of it and part of the Puppy Bowl. 
This week I am choosing a few home decor selections...
Chatfield Court shares a post about choosing throw pillows.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

French Farmhouse Mudroom Ideas

We've been *finally* moving along with our French Farmhouse project and I am having to design the cabinets in the mudroom, kitchen, laundry room, and bathrooms.
Today I am focusing on the mudroom.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

How to Make a Macaron Tower

I have been wanting to make a macaron tower for a little while, so I set out to create one. It was surprisingly easy! 

Friday, February 3, 2017

February Five on Friday!

From the Net
7 vanity tables that make getting ready extra luxurious - From Veranda

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Romantic Decor Ideas - Thursday Favorite Things

This week there was a lot of beautiful Romantic Decor Ideas that were shared! 

Old Things New Blog shared this pretty dried rose and moss heart

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pink Fashion Picks for February

Let's look at some pink fashion inspiration for February and this coming Valentine's Day and Spring!

3 // Saint Laurent Love Heart Bag! How cute is this!
5 // Pink Ruffled Dress - LOVE this dress!
6 // Draw attention at your feet in the gym with these super trendy APL sneakers!
7 // Beautiful Morganite ring
9 // Pink Saddlebag... it's a steal at $55!
10 // Pink Hunter Boots... perfect for stomping in puddles this Spring!

And here are some other pink favorites that I adore:




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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Romantic French Country Pink Tablescape for Valentine's Day!

Today I am sharing this romantic French Country Tablescape in Pink for Valentine's Day!
I am in love with the color pink right now and this Valentine's Day table reflects that!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Five on Friday

This past week was Haute Couture Fashion week in Paris!  For this week's Five on Friday, I am featuring my five favorite designers from this season's haute couture fashion week!
Oh, be warned, this post will take time to load as there are LOTS of pictures and eye candy!

Chanel

Every year, Chanel is always my favorite.  
Now, I just want to say, I love this fufu pink dress below. Imagine how many *hours* were spent making all of those ruffles? Also, did you know the model is the daughter of Johnny Depp/Vanessa Paradis? It seems the children of celebrities are all getting modeling gigs.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Pink Decor Ideas- Thursday Favorite Things

This week it seems people have been looking towards Valentine's Day! I'm sharing some decor ideas that were in the party last week! 
Gluesticks Blog shared these cute Quilted Sweetheart Pillows with a tutorial!