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IN THE DETAILS- NO. 30

Friday, May 26th, 2017

in the details | NO. 30

It’s a three day weekend. The weather is going to be amazing in Seattle and are planning to bum around in our own city! We are hoping to go for a hike, grab some pizza, ride the Seattle Great Wheel and explore the Public Market. Spread out over three days, with a little pool time thrown in for good measure, it sounds like heaven to me.  Have a fun weekend!

A few things that caught my attention this week:

1. Socks with heels.  These sheer stockings give me all the heart eyes!

2. Have you see this IMomSoHard video?  They are all of us looking for a swimsuit.

3.  The trailers for I Love Dick on AmazonPrime are pretty funny.  I mean…Kevin Bacon.

4.  I love simple earrings.

5.  An interview with Aziz Ansari on the podcast Fresh Air is worth a listen.  Do you watch Master of None?  Season 2 is out.

6.  Just ordered this new book.

7.  An amazing low, leather sofa.  That’s all.

 

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IN THE DETAILS- NO. 29

Friday, May 19th, 2017

in the details NO. 29 | Where is June?

My little family is scattered in three directions and 2 states this weekend, but the sun is out and OMG have we been waiting for it!  Thanks for all of your kind and thoughtful feedback this week.  It was amazing to hear that you had missed Where is June? and are willing to take another ride with me.  I hope you have a great weekend.  Put this song on repeat and turn that shit up! xo

This week the things that interest and inspire me include articles to read and Podcasts to listen to:

1. Flower Flashes brighten the day of New Yorkers.  The Flower Bandit strikes again!

2.  My love of Podcasts continue….this time with Katie Couric.  {My favorite episodes are interviews with Sheryl Sandberg and Ina Garten}.

3.  An article that stopped me in my tracks.  My Family’s Slave.

4.  I’m not shopping…but if I was.  This stacked heel from Grey City is what dreams are made of….

5.  On switching careers…..

6.  Needing to do something with my mantle.  Looking for inspiration and this transformation is pretty fantastic!

7.  The Livelovesara blog is totally addicting.  Her packing posts are my favorite.  Take a peek.

 

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IN THE DETAILS- NO. 28

Friday, February 24th, 2017

in the details no 28| Where is June?

Happiest Friday to all of you!  We are just back from a week long ski trip to Steamboat Springs, CO.  Maybe some of you saw the pictures over on Instagram.  We didn’t get any new snow, but the blue skies and sun were pretty amazing for this “barely” intermediate skier. After 2 seasons on downhill skis {something I said I would never do}, I am starting to grasp the obsession.  My favorite part of of skiing on this trip?  Quiet moments on the chair lift with my husband or my kids.  Which, of course, were directly followed by real moments of my ten year old swearing like a trucker and my almost teen rolling his eyes at me.  Gotta keep things balanced!

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

1.  Frame wallpaper and your own printed snap shots would be so great in a play room or kitchen.

2.  Good. Lord.  This cake looks divine.

3.  Northwest winters require sturdy footwear and these boots might be the perfect investment. Don’t you think they will only get better with time?  I was surprised by the brand!?!

4.  I came across LIVELOVESARA when I was packing for a recent trip to NYC.  Now I’m obsessed.  She breaks down packing for trips and dressing for the everyday.

5.  Cement tiles are one of my favorite things.  These black and white beauties surrounded the bar at Salt and Lime in Steamboat Springs.  So good. {PS/ I love their URL!}

6.  No, I’m not going vegan.  But, since I don’t cook with dairy, these recipes are great for me!  Maybe try to cook one vegan meal a week and see how it goes?

7.  Such an awesome cut!

 

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IN THE DETAILS- NO. 27

Friday, January 6th, 2017

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It has been frigidly cold in Seattle this week…but it came with abundant sunshine and I will take it!  What are you up to this weekend?  I am FINALLY going to see YSL exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum.  I tried to go on Thursday with my sister-in-law, but the exhibit was sold out.  Ooops.  Instead, we did a little day drinking……

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

1.   Where is this snowy oasis?   Makes you want to ski week, doesn’t it?!

2.  I have fallen hard for blouses with overstated ruffles.  {I’m eying this one next!}

3.  Just finishing a bathroom renovation, and still can’t get over the black fixtures.  My budget didn’t allow it, but I’m obsessed.

4.  Editors at Harper’s Bazaar make style resolutions.  Such a fun way to think about the new year!

5.  The coolest coffee maker that I gifted myself this Christmas!  Great coffee and it looks so pretty sitting on my shelf.

6.  {Foolproof} Chicken Tortilla Soup.  If you can buy a rotisserie chicken and open canned goods-this recipe is for you!  PS// It’s yummy.

7.  The simplest of leather hair ties.

 

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IN THE DETAILS- NO. 26

Friday, 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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IN THE DETAILS- NO. 25

Friday, 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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IN THE DETAILS- NO. 24

Friday, 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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IN THE DETAILS- NO. 23

Friday, 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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IN THE DETAILS- NO. 22

Friday, 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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IN THE DETAILS – NO.21

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

in the details no 21 |Where is June?

And just like that it is Friday again!  Amen, to that.  I am thinking that every work/school week should be 4 days.  So much better!  Little Man is off to a camp out with Dad this weekend, so it’s just me and Big W.  It is so nice to have a little time one-on-one with my kids.  The weather is going to be awesome in Seattle, so I have a feeling it’s going to be a great couple of days.

A few things that inspire and interest me this week:

1.  Today is National Donut Day!  Go ahead and splurge.

2.  Love these nails and the play with negative space.

3.  Oh. My. Gosh.  I am obsessed with this vanity.  I will be eternally grateful to anyone that can help me find the source!

4.  Summer sandals.  This color way would look awesome with a tan.

5.  Warmer weather is begging you to spend hours outside.  These lounge chairs totally up the patio game.

6.  Confetti Cookies.  That’s all.  {Well, also, these will be perfect for our family’s summer birthdays.}

7.  Time for a matinee my friends!  Me Before You is in theaters now.  Bring your tissues.

 

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