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06.07.14 / Made Me Smile

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We’re vacationing in Florida and the kids and I have spent the week swimming beneath the palm trees. After the winter we had, we aren’t taking these blue skies and sunny days for granted. We wake up in the morning, pull on our swimsuits and only take them off when it’s time to change back into our pajamas. It feels so good to be outside. The only thing that could make it better is if Steve were enjoying it with us. We miss him!

But enough with the sappiness. There’s plenty to smile about this week…

*Yippee! I get to follow one of my favorite bloggers on a new (downsizing) adventure!!

*The June issue of House Beautiful is one of their better issues I’ve seen lately. It explores different modern aesthetics and I especially enjoyed this dramatic tour and the organic vibe of this warm and rustic retreat.

*I’m dreaming of board-formed concrete walls like the one seen here.

*Architecture so good it almost makes me wish I was a giraffe.

*I’m not in the market for new curtains but if I were…

*I bought Steve this book for Father’s Day. (I hope he’s too busy tiling the bathroom to see this. Hehe.)


Have a wonderful weekend! Now get off the computer and GO OUTSIDE! That’s an order.

image: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

1 Comment

OMG I LOOOOVED this months House Beautiful issue. I thought it was fabulous that they featured different takes on modern. Im an eclectic gal at heart, but my wife is modern and I’ve found myself gravitating toward a slightly more modern aesthetic as of late. Slightly. I adored the warm and rustic retreat tour and of course my absolute fav was the Modern Is Colorful home tour. Totally not a fan of white walls, but that house was just brimming with bold color. I loved every bit of it. Enjoy the rest of your vacay:)