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creativity life

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

landlse

via lifestyle & living

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via padlocks & pearls

pinkombre

via wed society

Hurry Up, Spring!  XO!

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Hope everyone is having a lovely day today!  My husband had the luxury of working from home today so he picked our little one up from pre-school and took her on one of their little adventures while I am home getting things ready for our mini party.  Ava will have to find heart-shaped things around our house, leading her to a few sweet surprises.  A Valentine Scavenger Hunt!

The husband and I have no big plans … we are just looking forward to putting Ava to bed, pouring some glasses of red wine, lighting up the fireplace, and watching a movie.  Peace and quiet and a bit of relaxing.  I know, boring … but it has been a long week and we can get all fancied up and go out anytime.  I’ve got everything I need right here.

Lalalove!!!! XO!

baby / tots creativity decor DIY life

DIY Chalkboard House

Ava says she wants to be a city bus driver when she grows up (or a paleontologist) and now I think we can add interior designer to the list.  She has a recent love for her design apps that let her pick out wall coverings and furniture for little dollhouses – maybe from watching me constantly arranging and re-arranging things around the house.

She also just learned to draw an outline of a house and loves filling in the rooms – see below.

(And yes, that is someone sitting on the toilet upstairs – she also thinks p-o-o-p is quite hilarious).

And me, I’ve been wanting to do something with washi tape (paper craft tape).

I was really inspired by this cute little creation I saw on petitevanou .

I cut out chalkboard contact paper in the shape of a house, stuck it on a closet door, outlined it with washi tape & voila!

(And it doesn’t have to be a house – what does your kid la la love?)

A little house for Ava to decorate over and over again!

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Masculine Pink?

Luckily for my husband, I am not a big fan of pink.  Our three year old daughter, on the other hand, can’t seem to live without it.  I was curious if it was possible to pull off pink decor that didn’t scream “I’m a Girl!!!!” and this is what I found …

via HGTV blog designed by Gregory Augustine

via Apartment Therapy

via Elements at Home

via Forty 20 Four

While both my husband and I could live with these options, I think for now we will stick to letting Ava hog all the pink in our lives!

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Pretty in Pink Desserts

Okay, I know how overly commercialized Valentine’s Day is, but I still love it.  Pink and red and hearts and kisses, sappy romantic comedies, ‘Just Because I Love You’ gifts and cards, an excuse to curl my hair and paint my lips red and glossy … a head in the clouds sort of day.  Oh and did I forget to mention DESSERT?!

Raspberry Meringue Hearts – recipe at Women’s Day

Pink Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes (OMG) – recipe at Bubbly & Sweet

Bubblegum Marshmellows [my daughter would INHALE these] – recipe at Piece of Cake

Lovely Pink Grapefruit & Strawberry Granita – recipe at Back to the Cutting Board

Cranberry & Chocolate Mousse w/ Pomegranate – recipe at eCurry.com

Pink Popcorn Hearts [LOVE THESE!] – recipe from Pillsbury

Peppermint Bark [don’t like peppermint? -any crushed hard candy would work!] – recipe at Madly Stylish Events



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Bright Decor [Spring Fever!]

Okay, I am officially over winter.  Gray and blah and cold and slushy.  Enough.  I need some color in my life again.  Seeing some brightly colored decor makes me happy [and wanting to repaint the entire house].

[via Boris Breuer Interiors]

[via From Scandinavia with Love]

[via Morten Holutm]

[via Morning’s Light]

[via JashoDesign]

[via Homes & Gardens]

[via Sara Levasseur]

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