Valentine’s Day has passed, so I am officially counting down until sunny spring days. It is such a refreshing time of year… fresh flowers, cheery colors, warm days, the sweet Easter holiday… I just love it. Instead of Easter Basket ideas, I’m rounding up some fun finds and tried and true favorites for the season, for everyone. No surprise, it includes lots of rattan, blue and white…
1. Nap dresses have stolen the show lately and they aren’t stopping anytime soon. This new pattern is so sweet for spring and it’s the perfect house dress for warmer days. 2. I am eyeing this darling woven bag that would be perfectly paired with a sundress, chardonnay and a beach sunset. 3. Petite Plume never fails with the absolute sweetest children’s pajamas for girls and boys. I love this darling nightgown for a little girl. 4. Lake Pajamas are also a favorite for my kids, and this set from Amazon is a real close copy for a lot less. 5. I love these rattan chairs for your backyard and patio. Easy to move around! Would be so darling paired with this outdoor umbrella. 6. Not your typical plastic sand bucket! I love the idea of gifting this for easter and filling it with a few more toys or a cute swimsuit. 7. Give me all the white eyelet… I just love this dress for the spring and summer. 8. Adore this woven tote bag. A perfect daytime bag if you’re doing something special. 9. The sweetest pink striped swimsuit. I’m ordering for little Livvy! Doesn’t get much cuter than this. 10. Cardigans are having a moment and this is a tried and true favorite for a great price. 11. A beautiful navy one piece with a striped tie… I’m certainly trying this one on! 12. A straw hat is essential for the season. I love this one for mama, and this one for your little girl.
FOR THE LITTLE ONES:
FOR THE HOME:
It’s almost July! July is one of my favorite months for many reasons, and it’s no surprise that the Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays (hard to beat Christmas, but they do compete in my mind). I am a big fan of Americana design year round, but especially for the month of July. I found a few fun picks that are great for celebrating all summer long… hope you enjoy!
packable straw hat with options for ribbon (of course, I choose stripes) Americana floral smocked one piece for your little girl. Pair with these patriotic boardies for your little guy! Treat yourself to a really fun pair of earrings– darling with a simple white dress for summer. I love these farmhouse striped napkins for summer entertaining. Don’t forget the party garland! My favorite teak slingback chair is super easy to move around the yard when you have guests and looks darling, too! A classic RL flag sweater is a must have for baby, kids and mom! A cozy linen throw to cuddle up with outside on cool summer nights. Happy Summer!
Happy Memorial Day weekend! I’m a big fan of this Americana theme year round, but it’s especially fun to get in the spirit this weekend. There are a ton of sales going on, so I thought I would round up some great buys that fit the American theme– red, white, blue, stripes and natural materials. These are also all great for the Fourth!
I love this rattan chair as an accent piece for the living room and this outdoor umbrella– both are 20% off from One Kings Lane. Serena & Lily has 20% off sitewide– this gingham pillow, seagrass wrapped pitcher, glassware, and darling whale serving spoons are all perfect for outdoor dining. Add some American Flags with this festive coffee mug and heritage bunting for your home– both are on sale + Pottery Barn is running buy more, save more. My favorite outdoor teak sling chairs are 20% off! I love them in this striped fabric, and you can pair with these fun beach towels. This white eyelet dress pairs perfectly with this denim bubble for baby that is 50% off (couldn’t help myself and just bought it in all sizes)! Fun accessories for mom– these raffia earrings, straw tote bag and seersucker boat shoes. Lastly, for the home! I love this rattan mirror that is 20% off from S&L.
I posted this photo to instagram and got a lot of questions from other pregnant mamas about
the dress I’m wearing (it also comes in a pretty red color). It’s extremely flowy, and therefore very bump-friendly! So, I thought I’d round up a few favorites I have found for spring and summer– none are maternity specific, but all should fit a baby bump nicely. This also makes them perfect for after baby and beyond… better to spend on non-maternity so you can get more use out of them!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Whether or not you’re able to celebrate in person with your mom this year, it’s always important to gift her a little something to let her know how much you appreciate her. These ideas also work great for your sister, aunt, cousin, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, friend… or even yourself. Don’t forget about yourself!
1. A market tote! Darling for the beach, market, or to hold throws at home. I really love this one from Jenni Kayne. Also, this one on Etsy is a great price! 2. A cozy hand-loomed linen throw to cuddle up with. 3. This candle is my absolute favorite and comes in this perfect spa-like scent for mom to relax. 4. Pair the candle with this darling match striker. 5. One of my favorite little ginger jars to put anywhere! 6. I adore this knot door stopper– a go-to gift! 7. Gift her with a fun new straw hat for summer. This floppy one is darling, as is this very chic visor. 8. Who doesn’t love soft new pjs? Lake is my go-to for cute, casual cotton pajamas. I love this nightie paired with this robe. 9. For books on the coffee table or linens for entertaining, this tray will certainly get used nonstop. 10. My absolute favorite bread boards for cheese and appetizers. They also make for fun decor for a countertop or bar cart. 11. Beautiful monogrammed cocktail napkins for the mom who loves when the clock turns 5. 12. A darling ruffled baker or loaf pan for the mom who loves to cook and bake. 13. Add a photo of the two of you into a cute new picture frame for her home. This one is also pretty! 14. Lastly, another cozy washed linen throw… that matches her new pajamas. Hope you have a fun day celebrating!
photo by Paul Massey via House and Garden UK
Here are a some articles, images and recipes I’ve come across and enjoyed– hopefully all are a quick escape from the news and bring you a little happiness! Stay healthy and at home, everyone.
xo Rita Konig’s insanely charming farmhouse in Durham How to grow Thyme (on my list of herbs to plant in the coming weeks) A delicious and healthy lemon feta salad, perfect for spring Springtime dessert: almond, pistachio and orange blossom cake Plus, a favorite springtime Negroni to go with it Relax your mind and body with a detox bath The most beautiful rose farm, also on the ‘gram Rickie Fowler’s intimate wedding in Mexico
Monet: the late years is on exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco now through May 27. Even if you’ve seen his work many times before, I recommend going. It just never gets old!
Landscape designer Libby Russell’s Somerset valley garden via House & Garden UK
Here are a few articles I’ve come across and enjoyed recently. I hope you find them equally as delightful. Happy Monday! _____
Landscape designer Libby Russell is really making me want to move to Somerset!
Her garden is straight out of a fairytale.
A look back at famous
Kennedy brides (the ever so classic and understated Carolyn Bessette wins time after time).
A laid-back and very chic
Blackberry Farm has been on my list for quite some time, and now I have
Blackberry Mountain to add to it.
When we lived in London, my husband was lucky enough to get invited to the Henley Regatta– as we approach spring, here are some
fun facts about it.
charming rebuild by the insanely talented Mark D. Sikes has me wanting to redecorate my entire home.
Making these vegan
banana pancakes ASAP.
Merry Christmas to you and yours… xx