Archive | February, 2013

wear it … flats

I have been very disinterested in dressing for winter this year. Fortunately it has been fairly mild in Baltimore, not a lot of snow, a little rain, and only a few days in the 20′s. So my steady wardrobe of Capri pants, flats and hopefully something warm on top has been manageable . Not always the best choice, but who always makes those?

Now that March is around the corner, and a few days have peeked into the 50′s I am ready for spring and some new flats.

Spring Flats 2013

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cook it … easter bread

Is Easter Bread a part of your families spring time tradition? Traditionally thought of as part of Italian or Greek Easter celebrations the sweetened bread can be traced back thousands of years. In Italy bread is symbolic of life. Pair it with an egg, which in most cultures symbolizes fertility and procreation, you have quite a statement. Both themes that Easter, and it’s earlier pagan roots center around.

easter bread Bon Appétit April 2012 – photo by Ditte Isager

I prefer to go the pagan route of celebrating the sweet joys of spring and the rebirth that each new season brings. Regardless of your religious affiliations I think that this bread makes a nice family tradition. I’m excited to give it a try sometime in the next few months. You can find this recipe and step by step instructions here. If eggs are not your thing, but you would like to try the sweet bread, you can find the recipe here.

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babies, babies, everywhere … nursery

So nice to see you again. It has been quite a while I know. The past few months have gotten away from me.

Does it seem to anyone else like there is a baby boom going on right now? I feel like recently everywhere I turn someone else is announcing their pregnancy. In celebration of this I wanted to share a few of my favorite nurseries.

Nursery’s like most things are not made great by how much money you throw at them, but by how creative you are with what you have.

rustic nursery

image via Melissa Hoy on Pinterest room by interior designer Sherry Hart, featured in Atlanta Magazine as seen on: stella & henry

In this nursery I am drawn to the rustic and clean modern feel. I think that this look would be rather easy to reproduce and fit most life styles and budgets. Ikea may not be great for all things, but it sure is great for nursery furniture. It can take some abuse and serve you well. When it is time to move on there are no strings attached. That is the beauty of Ikea.

Curtain Rod via Holamama and Samantha @ the stroller coaster on Pinterest

This curtain rod stopped me in my tracks. Is it bad that I want to do this in every room in my house? So many possibilities.

dark nursery via Emily Henderson on Pinterest and Belle Maison

I am a huge fan of non traditional nurseries. Who said that a nursery has to be painted in light hues? The key is to balance the light and dark which has been done so well in the above and bellow nurseries.

Little Glass Box Nursery via A Little Glass Box

How can you not love that black and white hand stenciled wall? And the mustard dresser. This is a great example of how you can have a designer look without the checkbook. And really folks, isn’t it nicer to have an eclectic room than one that fell out of a catalog? Just get creative and have fun with it.

mounted animal headsimage via Casa Très Chic

One of my best friends put a series of three different mounted animal heads in her babies room recently. Don’t worry folks, they were representations similar to these, no real taxidermy in the nursery. Some might find them a bit macabre for a children’s room but I think that they are quite whimsical. Also, what a better way to start learning your animals!

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