October 18th, 2016


Is there anything worse than shopping for a swim suit?  No there is not!  I realize that it isn’t summer and finding a new suit might be the furthest thing from your mind, but I beg you to consider taking a peek at Victoria’s Secret.  It looks as though VS is discontinuing their Swim line and everything is ridiculously discounted.  With bottoms as low as $2.99 and tops at $14.99, you can even grab one item to go with a suit you already own.  Even sale items can be returned, so fill your basket, try them on at home, and maybe strike gold!

Plus, when summer rolls around (or your winter trip to the sun) you will be ready!

I love this top and these bottoms!


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October 17th, 2016

single-drawer-and-pull | where is June?

My bedroom needs some major TLC.  The only thing we have purchased for our room in the 10 years we have lived in our home is our mattress and box spring.  I hesitate to do much because we know we want to remodel {in a huge way}!  However, the bedroom will be the last thing tackled on our long list of updates, so I’m thinking I should do a few little things that will make me like our room a bit more.

Our nightstands are maybe the easiest items to start with.  The current nightstands are one of the first purchases we ever made together, before we were married, in 1998.  Heavy, reclaimed pine with weathered hinges. Can you picture them?  I want to update them with simpler lines that fit our current style.  The nightstand with a single drawer seems like the perfect piece.  A place to stash lotion, headphones, and a lint roller-with plenty of space for a side lamp and books.  To add interest, I would swap the hardware that comes with the piece with a unique cabinet knob.  It is an easy and inexpensive way to make a statement.

Here are a few pairings that I am crushing on:
{from top}

1//  Color blocked nightstand with Geode knob.

2//  Mixed material nightstand with Simple black knob.

3// Metal nightstand and Cement knob.

4//  Mid-Century nightstand with Marble/Wood knob.

Which is your favorite?





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October 14th, 2016

in-the-details-no-26 | WHERE IS JUNE?

A giant storm is heading toward us.  The rain has already arrived and the wind is set to hit later today.  If we are lucky enough to keep our power, it will be a cozy weekend.  The boys want to make Halloween cookies and I want a big pot of soup.  Stay dry, stay safe and give your little ones an extra long hug.  Life is precious.

Here a few things that interest and inspire me this week:

1. A DIY costume that’s too sweet for words!  If only I was willing to “make” a costume.  {Although I can’t wait until Big W’s costume arrives in the mail!}

2.  The most amazing geode drawer pulls.  How amazing would these look on a single drawer bedside table?

3.  Polo Beach, Maui.  The sand, and a Mai Tai, and ME in only 21 days {but who’s counting!}

4.  I am loving the illustrations by Mari Andrew every Friday on Cup of Jo.

5.  A slouchy beanie, a rainy day necessity!  I just found the perfect one…and bought it in two colors.  Soft {not itchy} and only $25.

6.  Stormy weather calls for warm mini pretzels.

7.  How cool is this IKEA hack?  It’s a slatted bed base used as office storage.  Brilliant!


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October 12th, 2016

matte-balm | Where is June?

Girlfriends share!  They share everything from parenting advice to wine.  Or maybe the name of their favorite deodorant.  More times than not, my favorite things are discovered because a girlfriend gave me the inside track.  I thought it would be fun to share in the same way here on the blog.  A quick, not fancy post, about one of my favorite things.

First up, Revlon Matte Balm.  This drug store beauty purchase is my absolute favorite lip color.  I love the matte finish and the color is rich {and it lasts}.  I’m super picky when it comes to lip color.  I don’t like shiny or sticky gloss.  I also hate when a lipstick is overly drying and wears off unevenly.  This balm goes on just like your run-of-the- mill lip balm {AKA: ChapStick}.  It is moisturizing and leaves your lips super smooth.  I have Enchanting {a nude} and Striking {a coral-red}.  With 10 colors, everyone can find one they love!

I also love Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick and Tarte LipSurgence matte lip tint.


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October 7th, 2016

in-the-details-no-25 | WHERE IS JUNE?

This week was an absolute blur. I worked Monday – Thursday {more on that in an upcoming post} and suddenly it’s Friday.  The forecast shows rain all weekend, so it seems we are entering our hibernation mode.  {At least I will be.}  Time to break out that happy light!  Are you going hunting for the great pumpkin this weekend?  It is that time of year!

Here are a few things that inspire or interest me this week:

1. Central Park.  Fall.  I mean.

2. I read this book in two days.  I couldn’t put it down.  I HIGHLY recommend Relativity by Antonia Hayes.

3.  My bedroom is desperately calling for a little TLC.  The simplicity of this room is striking.

4.  Just added this new rug to our family room.  We love it.  And now Target is having a sale on rugs….get one!

5.  These awesome lights would look great in a kids room or in an office.

6.  Popsicle stained lips.  Right on. Ordering this lipstick today in Jam.

7.  Pajamas for a night out?  Why not!  A few accessories and velvet shoes and you are good to go.


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September 30th, 2016

in-the-details no. 24 | Where is June?

It’s a Friday Night Lights kind of night.  We are headed to the UW v. Stanford football game this evening.  Well, actually the fun starts this afternoon.  Looking forward to catching up with college friends and being back on campus.  What are you up to this weekend?  Fall is here!  Have a good one. xo

Here are few things that inspire and interest me this week:

1. A misty view at Machu Picchu.  Seriously on the bucket list.

2.  Have you ever heard of magic cakes? Looks delicious, right?

3.  Calm living at its finest.  This takes “dwell well” to a whole new level.

4.  See the good.  Simply put.

5.  The sweetest little side lamp.  #targetdoesitagain

6.  My obsession for velvet booties grows.  {Here is a great selection.  Which is your favorite?}

7.  A fall cheese platter.  Yes. Please.

{Magic cakes via Cup of Jo}


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September 26th, 2016

the-run-up | Where is June?

Tonight is the first presidential debate leading up to the election.  Recently I started listening to The Run-Up podcast, produced by the New York Times.  It is an extremely informative podcast airing twice a week focused on all things Clinton and Trump.  The New York Times did just endorse Hilary Clinton, but I find the podcast to be fairly well-balanced in the way they approach each topic.  Many contributors and authors are interviewed with differing points of view.  No matter your politics, I 100% believe it is worth a listen.  The episode airing tomorrow will be breaking down the debate.  I can’t wait!

Check it out and let me know what you think.


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September 23rd, 2016

in-the-details-no-23 | Where is June?

Giddy up- it’s Friday!  I’m looking forward to this first fall weekend.  Little Man is playing in his first flag football game of the season on Saturday.  We are hoping he will pull a flag this year.  Man, I love that kid!  Hope you have great things planned for yourself and your family.

Here a few things that inspired and interested me this week:

1. Oh, these black houses in Iceland have me Googling “Best Exterior Black Paint Colors”.

2.  An ingenious way to store/display heels.

3.  Call me old fashioned, but I like my earphones.  Obviously I didn’t just by the iPhone 7.  Instead, picked up these gold ear buds and they are AMAZING!

4.  Clogs with socks?  Totally PNW right there, but I kind of love it.  Totally out side my comfort zone-so I think I’m going to try it.

5.  This side shelf lamp would be perfect in a guest room.  Wish we had one in our house.

6.  Bomber jackets of my dreams.  Seriously.

7.  The 70’s called and word is that wall hangings are all the rage.  Like or dislike?



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September 20th, 2016

menswear-and-yoga-gear | Where is June?

So if I’m being totally honest, I get super excited when I get to “dress” for something.  I’m trying to force myself out of my usual casual gear and into an actual outfit.  Recently a friend was wearing the most awesome pair of black leggings that she casually paired with a loose T.  She looked amazing.   I was shocked when she told me they were a yoga pant.  Oh, this was too good to be true.  Time for a new mom uniform.

The uniform:

I finally picked up a pair of these amazingly comfortable yoga pants.  Unlike most Lululemon leggings the logo is on the high waist band, so no one will know they are yoga pants.  {When I say these are the most comfortable pair of yoga pants ever- I do not exaggerate!}  Getting creative on how I can wear these everyday, I paired them with a menswear shirt.  Wearing the shirt a little oversized (so it provides ample coverage), I cinched it with a leather obi belt.  The perfect finishes to this uniform are a round toe pump (or flats), a nude lip, and a simple bar necklace.

Now, go get dressed and have some fun!


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September 16th, 2016

in-the-details-no-22 | Where is June?

I’m so happy it is Friday!  This week seemed exceptionally long, but I did accomplish quite a bit.  Finishing a few projects that have been lingering always feels good.  Fall officially starts next week, but I can already feel it in the air.  I swapped out my closet and I am ready for long sleeves and boots.  What are you up to this weekend?

A few things that inspire and interest me this week:

1.  The epitome of cool.  This snap shot of Lauren Hutton feels like it could have been taken on the streets of NY this week.

2. This salad sounds so delicious.  If peaches are out of season, I’m thinking you could swap pears in their place.

3.  Looking for something different to do in Seattle?  The Smith Tower has been re-imagined with a general store and a speak-easy bar.  Great views of the city in a historical building.

4.  These jeans.  Is 42 too old for rips and frays?  I say, no.

5.  Colder weather is on its way.  Time to cuddle up and read.  How perfect is this blanket?

6.  A positive message each and every morning.  Everyone could use a friendly bathmat.

8.  A modern farmhouse in Missouri.  This family knows how to dwell well.


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