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favorite, least favorite, tomorrow...20 Jan 2017

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A friend of mine recently told me about a family she knew who played the Rose, Thorn, Bud game every night at dinner. I loved the idea and immediately implemented it for dinner time with our kids—except we call it more literally, "Favorite, Least Favorite, Tomorrow". The idea is that during dinnertime, we go around the table and everyone tells their favorite part of the day, their least favorite part, and what we're looking forward to tomorrow. It often helps us hear more about what Ruby did at school, encourages us to share what we did at work with the kids, and Coco ends up having the same three answers every single day (since she's only 2).

My favorite thing about this daily exercise is that it gives us a moment to reflect upon the day, get caught up on what everyone did at school, home, or at work, and mostly, it has given my kids (mostly Ruby cause she's old enough to process it) a chance to think about both the good and bad parts of a day. And how to look forward to a different and better day tomorrow. It's also given my husband and I a way to tell the kids about not only the best parts—but also the worst—parts of our day. It's made us think how explain to kids why something didn't go great that day and how you still got through it.

If you've never tried it before, I encourage you to. It's so simple, but it makes you stop and reflect even if for only a few minutes. Especially on a day like today when lots of things are changing and you may be unsure of what's next, it helps to make you hopeful towards the potential that every tomorrow holds.

{Photo by Oh Joy}

a color-blocked wire basket...19 Jan 2017

color-blocked wire basket DIY

We recently had a debate in the office about wire baskets and how functional they are or aren't! My life is full of moments where I need to put away a bunch of toys or magazines really fast and pretend my house isn't a mess! So, I personally love them because they offer a spot to quickly store stuff and the wire version allows me to see what's in the basket from far away. Today, we're showing you an easy way to update a simple wire basket to make it a bit more colorful and chic! Here's how...

You'll need:

wire basket (similar - ours was from Michaels, but they don’t have it online)

- yarn

- scissors

color-blocked wire basket DIY

Here's how:

1.  Loop yarn once around a wire square and tie a double knot to secure.

2. Continue to wrap yarn around the wire until you’ve filled the entire square.

3. To finish, secure with another double knot, weaving the end of the yarn under the last loop you made around the wire, tighten, and trim the ends.

color-blocked wire basket DIY

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, crafting by Jess Hong.}

Props shown / Living roomOh Joy! for Target side table, Eric Trine white plant stand, Oh Joy! for Target Rainbow Pillow, Pom Pom at Home throw blanket, Modernica Props vintage chair, Lorena Canals washable rug; Bar CartCB2 bar cart, Jenny Vorwaller painting, W&P Design pineapple shaker, Loeffler Randall shoes, Modernica stool, white Target planter.

like works of art...18 Jan 2017




I find a ton of inspiration from fashion and designer's runway show like this Resort 2017 collection by Delpozo. Often, it's not the ready-to-wear version but the high concept, high fashion pieces that I'm intrigued by. The colors, the textures, and the mix of colors and textures. It's beautiful and stunning, and allows me to look at a form of art in a different way.

{Photos via Vogue.com}

pom pom socks!17 Jan 2017

pom-pom socks DIY


You know we're currently obsessed with anything and everything with pom-poms, right? So, we wanted to update those white pom-pom socks we had as a kid with a chic and whimsical version for wearing right now. Since sheer socks are super chic under sandals and other footwear, we combined homemade poms with sheer, colorful socks for a simple way to punctuate any outfit with a little whimsy. Here's how!


infinite rainbows...16 Jan 2017

Yago Hortal

Yago Hortal

Yago Hortal

Yago Hortal

...in these pieces by Barcelona-based artist, Yago Hortal. I could stare into these all day long...


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