Tuesday, May 30, 2017

June Home Decor Favorites

In this post - Home Decor ideas for June - prepping for Summer and Independence Day!
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Fourth of July/Memorial Day/ Independence Day Decorations and Decor Ideas

Sunday, May 28, 2017

How to Boost Your Blog Traffic Using Tailwind and Pinterest

In this post - How to Boost your Blot Traffic Using Tailwind and Pinterest
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How to Increase your blog traffic using Tailwind and Pinterest

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sip and Shop Saturdays

Sit down, have a seat, grab a sip of your drink and let's shop!
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Sip
Fresh lemonade recipe... perfect for Memorial Day Weekend my friends!
via a Pretty Life in the Suburbs

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday Favorites - The Straw Handbag


In this post - the straw handbag fashion trend for Summer
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The straw handbag seems to be having a moment right now and I am ALL for it!
Elle

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Freshen Up Your Decor With These Ideas! - TFT Features

In this Post - Freshen up your home decor with these wonderful ideas!

Sheila at Maison de Cinq shares some tips on How To Freshen Up Your Outdoor Space for Summer

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

An English Society Wedding - Pippa Middleton and James Matthews

In this post - the wedding of Pippa Middleton to James Matthews.
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

How to Pick Out Tile Floors

In this post: picking out tile floors for the house
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We've been busy picking out tile floors for our house! 
I'm going to go through what we are picking in our house and then I have a few tips at the end of the post for you!

Below is one of my favorite kitchens and is in an inspiration!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Sip and Shop Saturdays

Grab a drink, have a seat, and enjoy some Saturday shopping!
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Sip

Sip on this blackberry and sage flavored water. Get the recipe here.
source- Evermine

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday Favorites - Chintz and Rose Decor

In this post - Chintz Decor 
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This week as I said it is rose week! The roses have been in full bloom all week and it has me looking at rose decor!
House and Garden

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Healthy Eating Recipe Ideas - TFT

In this Post - Healthy Eating Ideas from Thursday Favorite Things blog hop and link party!
Edit again - link party is now added! Link away!!

This week I'm looking at healthy eating... I find I eat healthier in the Spring/Summer/Fall... basically when everything is fresh and in season.

Erin from Delightful E made share this delicious looking kiwi strawberry smoothie!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Spring Garden Tour of David Austin Roses

In this post - a Spring Garden Tour with David Austin Roses and Peonies
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The roses are in full bloom here this week.  
I thought you all might enjoy a little garden tour!
bright pink rose - Heathcliff, behind is Mary Rose

Sunday, May 14, 2017

A Romantic English Garden Rose Table

In This Post - A Romantic English Garden Table with a Homegrown Garden Rose Centerpiece
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It is definitely rose week here in California! The roses are in full bloom.  
When you drive up the driveway the scent of roses wafts through the air in my garden.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday Favorites - Toile de Nantes

In this post - Toile de Nantes by Pierre Frey

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I have been thinking about wallpapering a few rooms in my house and I cannot get the Toile de Nantes by Pierre Frey out of my head! 
John Fowler and Nancy Lancaster

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Beautiful Tables and Travel Destinations -TFT

In this post - beautiful table setting ideas and travel destinations

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A French Strawberry Cake - Fraisier Recipe

In this post: a Fraisier recipe which is a French strawberry cake
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I made a Fraisier once again this year!  The Fraisier is my favorite French dessert... what's not to love about a strawberry cake?

Sunday, May 7, 2017

French Country Spring House Tour 2017

In this post - French country Spring decor ideas
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Well, it seems it is halfway through Spring and I am just now posting my Spring home tour! 
Above a Louis chair covered in blue velvet with beautiful orange ranunculus! 

Friday, May 5, 2017

Vintage Ring Boxes, Maui Trip, MET Gala, Paint and more!

I'm BACK with Five on Friday this week and am super excited!

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Vintage Ring Boxes

Recently found the maker of these beautiful vintage inspired velvet ring boxes.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Cinco de Mayo Recipes and Party Decor Ideas

In this post - 9 Cinco De Mayo party recipes and decor ideas!
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Cinco de Mayo is this Friday and I've rounded up some recipes and decor for you!

Monday, May 1, 2017

May Home Decor Favorites

In this post - blue and white home decor picks for May
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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Antique Porcelain Flowers

In this post: Antique Porcelain Flowers from Vincennes/Sevres and Meissen
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April showers bring May (porcelain) flowers!

Friday, April 28, 2017

A Pretty Provence Style House in Texas!

In this post: A pretty French Provence Style house 
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You all have to check out this beautiful house in Texas. Look, it has a built-in boat dock! 

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! 
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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
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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 
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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. See my disclosure policy.

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.
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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.
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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!
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Friday, March 31, 2017

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

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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!
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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
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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
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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
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10 Tips for Building your Dream House

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Easter Table Setting Decor Idea

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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!
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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! 
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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!
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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.
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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. 
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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!
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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.