April 27, 2012


It is currently 4am and about to hit the open road to go home (CA) after my trip to Utah and visiting my family in Seattle. While enjoying my awesome long drive on the I-5 I will be dreaming that I was somewhere as nice as the photo below.


Happy Friday and have a great weekend!


                                                  Source: coastalliving.com via Megan on Pinterest





April 26, 2012

Spring Blossoms

There is just something about spring blossoms that make me happy! Maybe it’s the color, maybe it’s the softness! I have been visiting Seattle for the past few weeks and while in Utah I was loving the color of the spring blossoms. Spring or Cherry blossoms are the perfect accessories for a room during the spring season. Of course it doesn’t have to stop there: cheery blossoms can be found in the patterned wall covering or a decal or the design on a tea set.


Maddie & Mommy2Please don’t pay too much attention to me. I haven’t been feeling 100% since coming back from Utah. 


spring/cherry blossom

                                                    Source: google.ca via Shannon on Pinterest


cherry blossoms

                             Source: weheartit.com via Katherine on Pinterest


spring blossoms

                                                         Source: sfgate.houzz.com via Kristin on Pinterest


variety of cherry blossoms

                              Source: dwellings.tumblr.com via Ronnie on Pinterest


cluster of cheery blossoms

                                                Source: iwantthat.co.za via Lelanie on Pinterest


cherry blossoms

                                                            Source: houzz.com via Charlene on Pinterest



cherry blossom decal

                                        Source: marcusdesigninc.blogspot.com via Elmarie on Pinterest


cherry blossoms bedding and decal

                               Source: etsy.com via Sara on Pinterest



cherry blossoms art

                                                                          Source: soc.li via Michelle on Pinterest



Cherry Blossoms wallpaper


cherry blossoms bedding - potterry barn


Black And Pink Wedding Decorations (Source: vpgifts.com)


The Décor Home List: Handpainted China Teacup

Japanese Cherry Blossom...


Bringing Nature Home Cut Branches
Do you love cherry blossoms as much as I do?
I am in fact loving them so much that
I am ready to buy the Cherry Blossom Pottery Barn bedding.

April 25, 2012

My first conference

Last year I saw bloggers going to those awesome conferences and somehow I always found out after the fact. Well one of my goals for this year was to go to a blog conference. Can I tell you I could not have picked a better first conference than SNAP. It was a three day experience that I will never forget. I saw and met bloggers from all kind of blogging experience and people who actually didn’t even blog. Everyone was very nice and welcoming. I even made a new friend!


Speaking of meeting people…I was so excited to meet so many bloggers that I didn’t knew prior to the conference and few bloggers that I have been following for a while. I was so nervous not knowing what to expect, after all I was going to a place with over 300 people and I didn’t know anyone. Yes, I was going all by myself. :) (I don’t regret it one bit) By the end of the three days I had met so many wonderful people,  I realized that I didn’t feel alone at all. I just wished I had taken more photos while there.


SNAP Vanessa, me, Catherine

SNAP - I heart Naptime

Jamielyn and me

SNAP with Shelley

Shelley and me

SNAP with Courtney


I had to take photo with Courtney from Pizzazzerie. As soon as I saw her walk into the room I had to tell her how the day prior to me leaving for the conference I had showed up to my hair dresser with a photo of Courtney asking her to give me almost the same haircut.


Snap with Kate Kate and me

SNAP wtih Ana & Mandy

me, Ana, and Mandi

SNAP with Kirsten  Kristen and me

The classes were amazing: anywhere from blogging tips to legal matters; from design to party planning; some craft projects to photography. We had some amazing speakers and great topics.

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On the last evening we had a very funny speaker…a marriage counselor, Matt Townsend. I found out he is a well know local. I was laughing so hard during his speech that I had tears coming down my checks. In the end everything he had said was true and was presented in such an entertaining way that no one wanted for him to stop.

matt townsend at snap 

The blogging conference was set in Lehi, Utah. I really wish I had more time to visit the beautiful gardens. The conference was during their tulip festival. The view from my room was simply divine!


Thanksgiving point, lehi


cherry blossoms and tulips tulips thanksgiving point, lehi


The main theme of the conference was to BE YOU! Everyone else is taken! As a blogger everyone gets wrapped up in the number of page views, the number of followers, the number of advertisers but in the ends it’s about the sweet comments and the friendships made as a blogger. Just BE YOU and people will follow! I am already looking forward to next year.


One thing that I had a hard time adjusting to was being away from Madison (my daughter). This was the first time since she was born that I was away from her for more than few hours. I tried my hardest not to feel guilty since I knew this was for my own good. After all of our classes each day before dinner I would sneak into the hotel room and Skype with her.


In the end I am glad that I went and put my little self out there. I learned a lot about myself as well as a thing or two about who I want to be.



Wednesday Home Inspiration

It’s spring! With spring comes the beautiful pastel and light colors. This is a cute, light and cheery renovated 1934 Minneapolis home designed to bring the California vibe in. In the homeowner's words  “The open, light, bright feel of a California beach house was the one thing we couldn’t leave behind,” Dana declares.

The bold palette—brilliant fuchsia, gold, citron green, and even orange—was preexisting, just awaiting discovery. “My inspiration was the living room’s original stained-glass windows. They were perfect because the house needed assertive color,” Dana observes. The strong colors are introduced in the window treatments and furniture upholsteries, while backgrounds—ebony-finished wood and white marble floors and stark, white plaster walls—remain neutral but dramatic. “One of the things Debbie and I worked so well together on was flow—using colors with the same intensity in different rooms and grounding them with the ebony floors.”

I love the bright colors of the home. How about you?

April 20, 2012

Pinterest your Friday

Wow, it has been a long time since I have done “Pinterest your Friday”…the reason…you might remember the buzz about Pinterest and their terms a few months ago…there was even a blogger who even deleted few of the Pinterest boards…even though I was still pinning I was somewhat afraid to post anything on the blog…Pinterest has changed some of its terms and its working on updating them.


Since it’s Friday and I am in Utah for SNAP I decided to show  you some of my favorite pins from the past few weeks.


elegant dining room

                                     Source: room-galleries.myhomeideas.com via Megan on Pinterest



hot air balloon cake

                                                       Source: thecakeblog.com via Megan on Pinterest




                                                        Source: jessibeaumont.tumblr.com via Megan on Pinterest


living room

                                                           Source: apartmenttherapy.com via Megan on Pinterest


outdoor living area

                   Source: simpleeverydayglamour.blogspot.com via Megan on Pinterest



window pots place card holder

                      Source: bellestyles.com via Megan on Pinterest




                             Source: d30opm7hsgivgh.cloudfront.net via Megan on Pinterest



coastal living area

                    Source: cococozy.com via Megan on Pinterest



dining area

                                                     Source: mysweetsavannah.blogspot.com via Megan on Pinterest



living area- nate berkus assoc

                    Source: google.ca via Megan on Pinterest



                                 Source: imgfave.com via Megan on Pinterest


                                                          Source: 4inspireddesign.com via Megan on Pinterest




Happy Friday! See you next week!


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