Friday Smiles


I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Happy Friday!

Recently Introduced...


I was recently introduced to Erin Martin Design while reading Greige and I immediately fell for the work of Erin and her team.
I love the natural beauty of her spaces... mixed with so much texture and neutrals. It's very me.

*view more of her work here.

Some Inspiration and your thoughts....


I saw this closet/office makeover in the February issue of Country Living. I immediately fell for the color because I've been thinking about painting my crib (& the lantern for the ceiling) a pale aqua. I'm wondering if Krylon's Catalina Mist would work for me? (that's what's used on the file cabinets below).

And while on the subject of the nursery- imagine this:

creamy white walls with neutral bedding {white bumperpads w/ a linen cribskirt and a white coverlet w/ linen bedskirt for the twin bed in the room}

Here is the fabric that I'm using for the bedding (the one on the right will also be on my rocker/ottoman):

And now for the color. Now y'all know that I'm not a color person---- but I'm thinking I want a little bit since it's a nursery. Everything is neutral except:

crib & lantern: pale aqua

lamp for side table: yellow

maybe some simple artwork on the walls

That brings me to Amy Butler's August Fields fabric in the Coreopsis pattern. Here it is in peach (which works with the yellow/aqua combo I have going on):

And here it is in the yellow- again still works:

I would use this color/pattern for two 20" pillows for the twin bed- and maybe for a throw blanket to keep on the rocker.

With ALL of that said/in mind- which colorway do you like better? Or neither? While I know which one I'm leaning towards- I would love to hear your thoughts!

*image via Country Living and fabric via Hawthorne Threads

Do you have boxes?


I love a pretty window box. We do not have them on our current home but I think that I might like them on our next home (if I could commit to keeping them up).
The new BH&G magazine arrived in my mailbox on Friday and it has me longing to get out in my yard to plant some pretty flowers. Due to the temps dropping again this week- I'll have to wait a few more weeks for that. So for now- these photos will be my inspiration.

Do you have window boxes? If so, what do you plant in yours?
All photos via BH&G. Click below to find out what they used in each one:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7



Another busy week wrapping up. I told myself that I wasn't allowed to do anything today until the house was cleaned and the laundry put away. Amazing how things pile up so quickly into those dreaded piles around your house when the week gets busy. I'm going to tackle mine this morning with hopes that it will be a nice way to start out the weekend.

I've been trying to clean out and simplify for the past few weeks but don't feel like I am getting very far.

A few months ago I was introduced to this blog by Jennifer (Happy Birthday, by the way). I spent hours looking around at their beautiful home. Where is her junk? Jennifer said it best when she responded to me with "Her junk is pretty." Ha. It's true....

Trina's house makes me want to clean out the stuff that I haven't used in months and to just freshen some things up.
Here are some photos of her beautiful home that she and her husband have worked so hard on. If aren't a regular reader of her blog- I highly recommend it. You won't be disappointed.

The Home Within Us


Am I the only one who hasn't heard about Bobby McAlpine's new book? I had no idea. I'm a big fan of his work which makes me very excited about the release of his new book.
I think I'm about to preorder it on Amazon- it's due for release on April 20th. Oh, I can't wait!

A little bit of eye candy from the McAlpine, Booth, & Ferrier website: