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  Holiday Break!

Hello friends! Happy 2015 to everyone. Here we are the beginning of the new year…inhale. I always love this time of newness, of unlimited possibilities, of adventure and excitement as to how the year will pan out. I have a great feeling about this new year, it’s gonna be great.

I feel like I have been enjoying time off for some time now and to be honest I am ready to get back to the daily creative structure in my life. Don’t get me wrong, with all the time off I got to not only enjoy the holidays with family and friends but I also got to catch up on a few things I have been meaning to do…that’s what vacations are for don’t you agree?

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Over the break we were able to check out the new Forage Public House restaurant in Lakewood, located in the old Pacers space. This new restaurant of Chef Atheneo’s (previous Deagan’s chef) has an incredible menu filled with most items sourced and made locally. I had a great hamburger (medium rare, please) topped with mushrooms and goat cheese and Mr. C had a homemade sausage platter fit for a king…Baby Ninja just had a bottle and I’m not talking about beer. Add Forage Public House to your list of restaurants to explore in 2015, it is for sure a great place to meet up with friends for those “after the holidays” gatherings.

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We got a few home projects accomplished including installing our new Moen, Nori, high-arc, pull-down faucet. It is pretty sweet how just changing out your faucet can change the entire look of the little sink space. Think about updating your faucet for a new look in the new year, trust me you’ll thank me. MORE! →

  a bit of baby décor

Hi friends, hope you are having a great week, all good here, just happy that spring looks like it finally arrived.

I’ve had a few friends inquire as to what I am going to do with the impending nursery design and decor and so over the weekend I actually sat down and started planning. Don’t get me wrong, from the moment we found out there would be a little person living under our roof, I had an overall idea as to visually how it might play out. Now that we counting down on our days, we needed to actually pick out a few things that the little person might enjoy too.


While I wouldn’t say there was a “theme” per say, I do collect vintage globes and want to keep as many of them in the nursery as we can comfortably fit. I love the retro turquoise shade of blue and the idea of “Adventure awaits” or “Oh the places he’ll go” makes us super happy. So above are a few of the pieces we are planning on spending lots of time with as this little man grows up in a bright and happy space.

1 : Themis mobile : MOMA Store 
2 : Turquoise ombré curtain panels : Target
3 : Vintage Globes : personal collection of various sized globes
4 : Changing Table / Dresser : IKEA, Mandal
5 : Floor Bin Storage Basket : Land of Nod
6 : Birdie wall print : Land of Nod
7 : Je’taime pillow : C Wonder
8 : Luca Glider : Land of Nod 
9 : Crib : Target
10 : Flokati Rug : Land of Nod

I can’t wait to share some pics once we get going on the project but for now I need to clear out a few of my own “treasures” to make way for the wee one décor!