It was only a matter of time when Diana was going to need her beautiful vintage chairs that have been gracing our fireplace lounge back...
Which means we need to find a replacement. And as I going through the latest issue of Coastal Magazine, I came across this fun number
Colored is pretty bad ass, or the natural wicker with furs thrown over it would look a bit more boho/lodge, which would also be rad next to a fireplace. The only drawback is that these majestic beauties could overwhelm the fireplace, but if that's the case I could put them on either side of the mantle or tuck them in the corner where Captain's playhouse is now...Here's inspiration until then:
Awhile back I had posted on what to do with my office walls (you can read it here)
I ended up buying the MT Washi tape that good old Gwenyth had up on Goop and it turns out..I LOVE it! So it was slightly thinner than I had originally wanted but I have been tacking up a ton of stuff with it, posting our pre-school information we're starting to gather, inspiration, motivating articles, even re-inforcing pictures I have up on the walls initially using blue tacky stuff. All in all, good purchase, and I'm excited to cover the walls with more washi tape
Go here for the website I bought from - they have a shit ton of options
So Captain's big present was .... a bounce house. I know, sounds ridiculous. BUT, I had American Express points to spend, the wagon I was initially going to get him was sold out, he LOVES slides and trampolines, I didn't want to keep a trampoline up all the time in the backyard, AND the bounce house not only gives him jumping time but it also has a slide...phew. So those were all my reasons, and in reading back, they still sound legit.
A by-product of buying said bounce house was that Nate and I realized once it gets hot and we're in the pool, we can position the bounce house so that Captain can jump jump jump, and then slide into the pool, thereby solidifying our reputation as the coolest parents ever (or at least during the early years.)
I love this! What a rad log carrier...and only $28! I'm wondering if it woud stand up on its own by the fireplace, but then I also don't care and think I should just get it because it's:
a.) only $28
b.) based on the picture below of the hunk carrying the wood...I could fill it with wood, then tie the straps with some rope and then you would have one bitchin wood organizer by your fireplace
Go here to buy
My good friend Nichole bought me a beautiful bottle of wine and this amazing scratch n' sniff guide to wine for Christmas, and as I was putting it in my cupboard with the rest of my cocktail books, I realized I needed a change. These books should be out in the open, looking classy and tempting. And so should the alcohol - and my Tiffany tumblers and Missioni martini glasses!
I've been jonesing for a bar cart for awhile, but haven't gotten one yet due to two reasons: one, the refrigerator is still inappropriately placed where I envision the bar cart to go (in the dining room due to a height issue and laziness on our part to take out some cupboards), and two, because I'm OCD and have to go "in order" of rooms to decorate or else I'll spin out on all the things I want to do.
But today was different. Because I couldn't fit the book in the cupboard, I wanted it to be seen, AND my old mini West Elm Parsons desk was just sitting there with nothing to do since I have upgraded to my grandma's 1950's kitchen table to do my work on.
It was serendipitous.
It took about twenty minutes, but I love my make-shift mini barcart. And my cute fox serving platter I got last week at Target is perfectly at home housing the galssware.
We have AMAZING neighbors. The best. And now that we have such an amazing neighborhood, it's scary to think what it would be like to NOT have good neighbors. Especially after a day when the kids are all outside playing together and we get fresh oranges from one neighbors yard, and fresh peppers from another. WOW
So I was at Lemonade in Fashion Island last week getting some last minute gifts and eating a quick lunch when I noticed that the "hot food" section of Lemonade was a bunch of colored Le Cruset pots, with their deliciousness still in the pot, keeping warm on a HUGE warming plate.
I can't tell if it's warming stones underneath a countertop or a true warming section but when we can/do remodel the kitchen, I'm finding a place to do this.