I Want Johanna Ortiz Resort 2018

Posted 12 January 2018 at 9:38 PM | Comments (0)

I am a huge fan of Colombian designer, Johanna Ortiz. Her entire Resort 2018 line had romance, movement, and quintessential Latin flair. This particular look got me right in the gut. Though I could do without the boudoir shoes…

Favorite Look from Johanna Ortiz Resort 2018

Brooklyn Guest Room/Office Makeover

Posted 11 January 2018 at 9:27 PM | Comments (0)

Apartment Therapy published this article in 2013, but the design still feels so fresh today—probably because they didn’t follow any of-the-moment trends. Instead, the room was designed around the art prints by Carin Goldberg—man, I love them—which really bring the space to life.

Janel Laban's Brooklyn Guest Room/Office Makeover

Janel Laban's Brooklyn Guest Room/Office Makeover

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Simple Hatching Egg Birth Announcement

Posted 10 January 2018 at 9:00 PM | Comments (0)

Remember the simple seashell birth announcement and its successor, the simple floral birth announcement? Well, ladies and gentlemen, we have a third installment in the simple series. A third sister was born, and so was a third announcement.

The family wanted this one in cheerful yellow. It’s a little more whimsical than the others, with a cute chicky hatching out of an egg, but it worked for everyone. Though if they have more children, I may be out of ideas.

Simple Hatching Egg Birth Announcement

*Names and details have been changed.

Resort 2018 Fashion Trend: Plaid Pantsuits

Posted 9 January 2018 at 11:40 PM | Comments (0)

Hooray, oversized fashion is cool again. I love contrasting proportions, and a baggy blazer with a fitted pant is one of my favorite silhouettes. Most of mainstream America doesn’t get this look… but Isabel Marant, Monse, and Fendi… I get you.

I especially get you in dad plaid.

Resort 2018 Fashion Trend: Plaid Pansuits, Dad Plaid, Oversized Blazers

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 19

Posted 8 January 2018 at 2:45 PM | Comments (0)

Wahoo, gutters and downspouts were finally installed after a couple of months of waiting for our order to come in (apparently the order was misplaced).

I was on the receiving end of many confused expressions when telling people that I wanted round, silver downspouts, but despite the funny looks, I went ahead with my vision. They look great. They match all the other silver things poking out of the house.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 19

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 4

Posted 7 January 2018 at 9:50 PM | Comments (0)

We’re really going for it. The house is already smelling so much better.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 4

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 3

Posted 5 January 2018 at 9:36 PM | Comments (0)

Uncovering odors continues in the third day of our kitchen demolition.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 3

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 3

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 3

You can see that the laundry is just behind the front door. Now that we’re really doing this, we’re going to do it all the way and enclose the laundry area behind cabinet doors. Stay tuned to find out if we go bankrupt and lose everything we have.

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 2

Posted 1 January 2018 at 9:21 PM | Comments (0)

Happy new year?! I can’t believe we got ourselves into this.

Once the cabinets were outside, it was confirmed that they smelled bad; it was also confirmed that the layers of disintegrating vinyl flooring smelled bad, as does the rotted subfloor. Everything is coming out. Everything.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 2

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 2

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 2

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 1

Posted 31 December 2017 at 9:09 PM | Comments (0)

God help us. We weren’t planning on touching the kitchen for another 5-10 years, but the odor of the house continues to offend our senses.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen, Renovation Before

Don’t let the quaint, solid-wood cabinets fool you. They fooled us, too. We thought we would keep them. In the end, we realized the only way to pinpoint the source of the odor was to start removing cabinets. This is the photo my husband texted to me before he got started this morning:

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 1

And this:

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 1

Today’s demolition resulted in removed cabinets and flooring, with layers of rot, trash, and dirt, built up over years. This is the pile of trash he found underneath the first set of cabinets he removed:

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 1

He had a suspicion that some of the smell was coming from the floor also, so he started pulling up three layers of vinyl flooring:

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 1

Leaving us with this current situation:

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 1

Fall 2017 Vibes from Zara

Posted 15 November 2017 at 11:16 PM | Comments (0)

Great use of all the fall trends: suede jacket, yellow top, wide leg jeans, wide belt, and silver boots. I’m feeling you, Zara. Thanks for the outfit inspo.

Fall 2017 Trends from Zara: Wide Leg Jeans, Suede Jacket, Silver Boots