Here’s what has been on my Instagram lately.
I bought this Nate Berkus fabric at Joann’s a few weeks ago. It was 50% off and I had a coupon. I have been searching for new fabric to cover Seamus’ headboard since we moved into the new home last year. Currently, he has plain blue fabric that we used when we made his headboard when he was three. It had marker on it and just took a beating when we moved. Plus, it really made his room seem so dark. This new fabric will brighten up his space considerably. I will post his revised room once I get some pictures.
We have been getting pummeled with snow and wind around here. The house literally blends in with the snow. It has been so cold, the kids haven’t even been able to play outside. The snow was actually frozen, more like an ice rink.
Baking to keep warm. Vanilla cake and banana bread, Any excuse to take out the vintage china is a good excuse to me.
A boy and his fire.
I am telling you HomeGoods can have some jewels every now and then. The one closest to me is ok. I think it has a lot of the cast offs of the better locations further out from me. I run to the closest store if I need something basic. The best location is about 30 minutes away, and when I have time, I take the drive to that one instead.
This mid-century inspired sofa was there a few weeks ago. Do you see those legs? Retail was over $3000, but the HomeGoods price was $1100. What a steal. I went there last week and it was still there. This lady was looking at it the first time I saw it and remarked to me as I was staring at it, that it would never sell in the conservative location, but in a more urban area it would sell in a minute. I totally agreed. I like how there is more of a mix now, mid-century pieces scattered, industrial, traditional. It is becoming more representative of the informed buyer.
I cannot wait to see what they add to the mix at my next visit.
If I had my pick between camping or going into the city, I would pick going into the city in a second. But after much thought, I think I am doing my children a disservice. I started to keep a file on all the places I want to take them that does not involve New York when were have free time. Camping in our backyard or the local beaches this summer is number one on our list. But I am also thinking in broader terms as well.
Antelope Canyon in Arizona is going to be our first destination. Next year we are traveling twice because of Irish Dance competitions In Orlando and possibly Europe. But if the Europe one doesn’t pan out, I am thinking Antelope Canyon will be on the agenda. Miss F will be 5 then and I think she will be able to navigate the terrain.
I have already started to look into trips out there and what organized company we would use to go through the canyon. I think Lower Canyon will be our choice. The pictures clearly do not do the reality justice, but can you imagine what the visual and emotional impact seeing it in reality will be!
Have you gone and what do you suggest?
I am starting to think that I am brave enough to try to take care of a fiddle leaf tree.
I know they are extremely fussy, so they will fit right in with my tribe,
but I fear it might be over my head.
Any suggestions to keep them around for an extended life span?
I have been looking for a side table by my Ikat chair for over a year. I had so many in mind, but they were outrageously priced. I refuse to pay big bucks for a side table that would only hold a small vase or a book. So of course I looked at Target for something that fit the boxes and was less than a car payment or a trip to the dentist.
This little number checked off all the boxes and I love the brass accents that tie in with other brass accents in the room. I spent less that $40 on it with a coupon. Plus I used a gift card to boot, so I left with not taking my wallet out for cash. I was a happy shopper.
She fits in so sweetly. I shall call her Zoe.