May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day




Check out my favorite posts for mom:

Last minute gift and centerpiece!
Next year I'm doing this instead of the bouquet
I love my mom but... I would go insane
great cleaning tips from a mom
congrats, you're a mom.  Here's a workout for you and baby


May 1, 2016

Happy Weekend!

[image: SWEETMONTANA]



Favorites from the week:

Loving these outdoor Ikea chairs
Obsessed with this product for lips, wrinkles, and dry cuticles
Ive been eying this little dish... and everything else on the site
If you're planting this weekend, check out these beautiful plants that repel mosquitos 
current outdoor project



April 29, 2016

DIY: 5 minute May Day bouquet

Seriously 5 mins I timed it, with flowers in hand.

I laid all the flowers down, happy to have the color, texture and size range readily available in my garden.


Starting with the tall greens.  I like to group delicate greens and flowers together so they have more impact.


Adding the tall flowers.  I left these tall knowing that the flower size is about the same as the lilac and I wanted them to be distinguished somehow.


Adding bigger greens that will help to fill any gaps when the arrangement is complete.


Next are the big flowers, or in this case bushels of petite ones.


Last but not least is one of my favorites, Dusty Miller.   It always adds a different color and texture than other plants and I love it.


Bonus for when you get to use a fragrant flower.  One of my favorite things is walking by a bouquet in my home and getting a whiff of the garden.  Or when my husband randomly comments "wow those smell really good" its a win. 



Check out some other posts you might enjoy:  






March 14, 2016

Holiday: St. Patrick's Day

How to not get pinched (even tough completely not workplace approved) while making others green with envy with one of these statements, ok maybe two of them.


Have some fun it doesn't have to be corny
(image: Birdie)



Nail colors from Julep


Loving the moss in this Lodis bag

Olivia, our fashion idol.  steal her pop of color and channel her cool.
(image: whowhatwear)


I'd were these beauties from Delezhen any day.

March 1, 2016

Shopping: Loving the block heel

I have summer on the brain specifically around shoes right now.  Blow are 15 Sandals on my list, and you may notice a trend.  You can't go wrong with the walkability of the block heel, and the wearability on a classic silhouette.



Top of my list I am wearing these ASAP, which in Seattle might be July :)






STEVEN by Steve Madden  best buy of $81




October 11, 2015

September 25, 2015

Travel: Colors of Paris

Hello again!

I recently returned from Paris and am bursting with beautiful things to share.  First, and something that will stay with me, are the colors of Paris, the streets and building especially.  I looked through all my photos and created the color palette below.  Definitely inspiring my next paint job.


I didn't include black and white because I figured that was a given.  All of these colors, I kept discovering all over the city.   Below are some great uses for these colors all over the house.

 red
 blue

August 1, 2015

Recipe: St. Germain Mint Margarita

Casual summer soirée with the hero being the St. Germain Mint Margarita of course!


St. Germain Mint Margarita
2 parts St. Germain Liqueur2 parts silver tequila (I recommend 100 Anos) 1 part fresh lime juiceSimple syrup to tasteMint to muddleCoarse sea salt (optional)
Directions 

1  Prep glasses with lime wrong the rim and salt if desired 
2  Muddle mint in cocktail shaker
3  Add tequila, St. Germain and lime juice and ice to the cocktail shaker and shake until cold. 
4  Strain into prepared glass.

Inspired by Freut Cake

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