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serious issues…

…called shower curtains. Yes, I am serious. Yes, I know it is ridiculous. But these are things nobody tells you about growing up – that you are going to search endlessly for two weeks searching for the perfect shower curtain and fail miserably. I have checked Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Antropology, Urban Outfitters, Amazon, Wal Mart and Etsy. As usual, the only one I found that I loved was above my shower curtain budget, which has gone from $30 to $50 to $75. So, I did what anybody with a problem searching for an answer would do. I went to Pinterest…

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{image sources can be found here}

So there it is, our bathroom will be pulling inspiration from these beauties and will have a grey, yellow, light blue color scheme. I thought about painting but in a recent slew of events (meaning I hired the world’s slowest painter because I have terrible luck but that is a whole other post) we are sticking with the light blue and I am going to rock it! And that, my friends, is my serious bathroom issue. Which I should probably not say since that sounds a little awkward…


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fall dreaming

It is beautiful and sunny and amazing weather here in San Diego… but I can’t help but get excited about the nearing season. Autumn, here I come! And in Seattle nonetheless! So in the spirit of celebrating fall in the Pacific Northwest, here are some images of what I have been day dreaming about lately…

I can’t wait to put all my favorite fall trends to work in our new home!

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more seattle goodness

Surely you didn’t think I was only going to do one Seattle post? No chance. As it turns out, these are just the first the of many WA posts, because we are MOVNG TO SEATTLE! That’s right, moving. It hurts my little heart so much to be away from my family, friends, my favorite city. So we started thinking, and were so blessed because everything has fallen into place. Sure, there will be (and have been) a few bumps in the road (probably more than a few – it’s a 1,200 mile trip!) but they are more than worth it to be surrounded by the people I love day in and day out…

psst – the above picture is actually at our wedding venue! i am hopelessly in love with it.

Wedding dress shopping! it was an amazing experience thanks to the sweetest family, best girl friends and the wonderful owner of Belltown Bride, Melissa. Remy was the BEST right-hand man, letting us know what he thought Uncle Preston would like and making sure Ari got to try on enough flower girl dresses. You’re the best Remy Shae… even if you do forget all about me the second Preston comes into town 😉

this little angel is one of our sweet friend, Chrissy’s, beautiful twin girls 

clearly Olivia and Halle love being in sweet Mimi’s arms – look at those faces!


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summer: to do

Welp, now that I have showed you what I want to eat and how I want to dress for summer, I might as well share what I want to do! 😉 Here are the top things on my list….

1. Go Camping

2. Take at least two bike rides a week

3. Take advantage of the warm beach!

4. Find a church in San Diego that P + I love

5. Do some volunteer work

6. Try at least 10 new places in San Diego {I am planning on doing lots of these with my sweet parents when they visit in a week!}

7. Read two-three books per month



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I love our home. Love love love. But, that doesn’t mean I can’t day dream about our next place. Or the home after that. Or our cute, cozy cottage we will have in 20 years. And that, is exactly what I have been doing…

All images + sources can be found here. What does your dream home look like, sweet friends?

P.s. can you tell that I like white? Or that I want a book nook? 🙂


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patio upgrade

Our patio has been driving me crazy for about the last two months. It is easily our favorite part of our apartment – but has unfortunately been in decor limbo since we moved in. This weekend I made a few changes that have me falling in love with this space all over again! It is certainly not finished, but we are very happy with the progress. Here is the before…

I hate fake flowers. Truly despise them. However, I dislike empty pots on my table anymore – hence why they have been there for the past month.

Not to be dramatic (because I never am) but this little corner made me want to throw up every time I saw it. Seriously, what is going on there?!

The patio transformation began as any good transformation should, with a can of spray paint. I knew the black table had potential – but the color needed to be changed first. So myself, a few sheets of sand paper, spray primer and Satin Strawflower Rust-Oleum spray paint went to work on that bad boy. A few hours later we ended up with this:

As for the large green candle seen in the first picture, it had unfortunately been damaged beyond repair during the move to San Diego. My sweet bosses at my previous position in Las Vegas had given it to me and I loved it – a 3 foot tall candle, what’s not to love? However, the injuries sustained in the Uhaul made it unrepairable and I had to bid it farewell. The column, which I got a few years back from a Thrift Store for all of $8 was looking a little dull. Fortunately, it was nothing a little spray paint and a trip to the nursery for some lovely flowers couldn’t fix. I also found this rough looking piece of wood under our deck…

…Which was perfect for a little sign to tie in the yellow of our new ‘bench’ with the rest of the patio. Here are our after pictures:

(Deep cleaning our deck is next on my to-do list…)

I had mentioned here that I want to update the table to a bright fun color – which I still may. My question to you is, should I paint the table to match the yellow of the bench? Should I do a different color to mix it up a little? Or should I simply change the fabric on the seats to a fun pattern that has a little yellow mixed in?


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a little patriotic planning

Naturally, with it being absolutely beautiful out today, my mind started to brainstorm all sorts of fun activities to do under the sun. And naturally, hosting an out-door shin dig on our porch was the first thing I thought of. It only follows, that I would head over to my favorite new website, to gather all sorts of inspiration.

All of the link love is on my pinterest board– give me a follow

I hope you are still willing to be my friend, despite the fact that I plan months in advance and get far too excited over any thing reminiscent of a holiday. I like to celebrate, what can I say?

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