A sweet little Easter arrangement – using mini daffodils and vintage millinery flowers placed in a vintage egg cup. One at each place setting would be so sweet for Easter.
When I saw Bri Emery’s unveiled living room I just about died. What an incredible mix of colors, patterns, and textures in a brilliantly lit space. I’m a glutton for a mix of vintage and new furniture, and Emily Henderson knocked it out of the park with this collection. If you find a piece of furniture with great bones, don’t be afraid to refinish it. Re-upholstery can totally transform a piece of furniture from bland to grand for a quarter of the cost of a new sofa. You can also do as Emily did and use plants, artwork, and bold furniture to add color to a space rather than painting your walls. Here’s how to make this room your own:
(Inspiration image by Laure Joilet)
I’m always looking for new ways to cook brussels sprouts. Most days I like them lightly sautéed. But other days they leave me wishing for a recipe with a little more umpfff! So I went digging and came across the lovely blog Veggie and The Beast. Her Brussels Sprout Quinoa Gratin was a huge hit. We’ve made it twice in the last couple of weeks. I subbed the cheeses for cheddar and parmesan only because I’m a picky cheese eater. If brussels sprouts have gotten you down in the past, give em one more try with this recipe.
In honor of Ellie’s fun announcement last week, I thought I’d round up a few of my favorite pieces for baby girls, for less, to help Ellie prep for her new little one. While my daughter basically lived in onesies the summer she was born, it was fun to have a few pieces that were a bit more fancy and girly for special occasions, like a fun family outing or a newborn photo shoot. This dress and chambray romper are the perfect additions to a newborn’s closet because they allow for this, but are so comfortable, your little one won’t even know the difference. Plus, they are such great deals, that you won’t feel like you wasted your money when they grow out of them in three months!
This paper mobile is a simple project for the nursery – cut pretty-colored card stock into strips (about 1 x 5 inches or so), and run them through a sewing machine. Bend a piece of wire into an inverted ‘v’ (curl the ends of the wire for a more finished look), attach the paper strips, and hang from the ceiling. This was perfect over our changing table – the paper spins and twirls in the air, giving baby something to stare at while you get the job done!