things I like: stripes

Ooooh, how I love stripes.

I love them on walls:

{via the inspired room}


{via The Lettered Cottage}



{via potterybarn kids}


{via The Estate of Things}

I love them on floors:

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{via Bryn Alexandra}


{via house beautiful}

via pink wallpaper

{via Pink Wallpaper}


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{via house beautiful}

elle decor

{via elle decor}

I love them on chairs & sofas:






{via Our Suburban Cottage}


And especially on curtains:


{via Little Green Notebook}


{via The Nesting Place}


wallpaper ceiling

tia zoldan little girls room

{via Tia Zoldan}


If only I could convince my husband to love them as much as I do…

{I’m trying to get better at saving sources with images, and I apologize for not having a source for each used here}


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it’s hard to believe

Our baby girl is six months old today.

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She is the sweetest little girl – such a delightful baby and the perfect finishing touch to our family.


She makes me incredibly happy and has brought such beauty to our lives.


I feel so blessed to have her.

{just wish she would sleep through the night}

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what {i wish} i wore

I’m feeling rather uninspired by my closet. 

I’m not crazy about summer clothes and our summers are typically mild and short-lived, so buying new ones feels like a waste.

I like sweaters. And jeans. And layers. Good thing I live in Seattle, eh?

But it’s been hot here and I’ve pretty much been wearing the same tanks over and over again, so rather than bore you with uninteresting outfits, I thought I’d put together a little post I’ll call

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{click on the images for sources}

You may have noticed a couple of things.

1. Besides from that adorable swimsuit and the striped cardigan, there is no pattern and a real lack of color.

2. If I were a bit more fashionable I would know what shoe to put with each outfit and add in some accessories. I realize that is what often times ‘makes’ an outfit, and yet I very rarely put it into practice {which could have something to do with the fact I have 4 kids and wearing heels or chunky necklaces, while they look great, are not always the most practical}.

What I’m realizing is that I dress much as I decorate. I like my neutral, classic pieces. I wear a lot of blue and gray and those are the colors you see throughout our home. Little feminine details like a button or ruffle or flower make me happy. And I also struggle with the finishing touches {accessorizing, if you will} in my rooms. I can get the bulk done, but the last 10% is a big struggle. Someday I dream of having a real stylist come in and show me how its done.  Both in my dressing and my decorating. A girl can dream, right?!!

How about you? Do you dress like you decorate?

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