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Dear Spring, Please Hurry!

We are expecting more snow here in Chicago this weekend.  I am seriously sick of it.  I have never anticipated the coming of a season so much in my whole life.  I need green and sun and flowers.  Especially flowers.

I have big plans for our sunken patio and back porch areas and it is sooooo frustrating that it’s way too cold to get started.

 I did go on a mini shopping spree yesterday and brought home three tiny succulents, two beautiful hanging plants, some potted ivy, and a bag of organic soil.  For now, they will have to be content fighting over the slivers of sunlight that make it through our windows.

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This morning I found myself scrolling through a search for “flowers” on pinterest and daydreaming about spring and sunshine and beautiful blooms.

blushpeoniesvia pinterst

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via padlocks & pearls

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via wed society

Hurry Up, Spring!  XO!

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Furry Frenzy

I love soft furry things and two persian cats just aren’t enough.

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Christmas Tree Inspiration

I am so excited about Christmas I can hardly stand it!  Last year we just had a mini [fake] pine tree, daintily decorated and placed on a side table … our place was tiny and we couldn’t accommodate a full sized tree.

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Ava was only a little over a month old and spent most of the day sleeping, completely oblivious to the mound of presents waiting to be opened.IMG_1927

This year she is running all over the place and into everything, so I am chomping at the bit to get our tree and finish putting up all of our holiday decorations.  Despite the fact that I am trying to be more eco-conscious this year, we are going to pick out our [real] evergreen today.  I want the house to be filled with the scent of pine and a big full tree and memories of Christmas’ of my youth.  My dad was a big pine tree fanatic – he planted them all over our property and I’m all for planting trees too – at sites like goevergreen.org you can ‘plant’ a pine for $35.00 – good stuff!

Now we have tons more space and I am going to take advantage of it!  I’m still deciding how I want to trim our tree and spent some time looking at other people’s decorations on Flikr for some inspiration.  Here’s what I found …

via boopsie.daisy – so bright and colorful!  and love the sweet stuffs on that sofa, turning formal into fun!

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via craftybeaver – the tinsel tree looks great w/ those walls – so retro!

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via floodinpdx – great alternative tree … such a natural look … and i’ve gotta have those lights!

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via ATLITW – i would keep this up all year round … genius!

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via dottie angel – very crafty, very inventive, very awesome

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via Super*Junk – so adorable for a kids’ room … and i just love that rug.

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via Simple Tess – so simple and some would say bare, but i really like it.  sometimes less is more.

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via matt-pearson – another simple, yet very elegant look.

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For The Love of the Blog

I have that ‘need a vacation from my vacation’ feeling only it’s ‘need a weekend from my weekend’.  What happened to those days I used to wallow around complaining, “There’s nothing to do” in an overly dramatic tone?  Oh right – baby.  Wouldn’t trade the chaos of motherly love for anything, but everyone needs a little R&R and throughout the week, I find mine in cute, fanciful, darling little blogs like these ….

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The Cherry Blossom Girl is Alix – a young, French fashion designer with a love of all things pretty.

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Join Louise in her whimsical world of Art and Ghosts … beautiful works [there’s also and Etsy store!] and plenty of imagination.

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Made by Girl is made by Jennifer Ramos [she makes the colorful cards and prints in the pic above] and her blog is all about inspiration, color, and design.

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The Hidden World of Eloise … speaks for itself.  Happy Monday … XO

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