friends and family sale with shopbop

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

no one ignores a huge sale. certainly not me. shopbop's friends and family sale is back! enjoy 25% off including sale items. it only lasts for 3 days (ends thursday april 17) so hurry and stock up on your favorite spring and summer staples! here are my favorites : 





i'm sure you'd find something you'd love!

don't forget - sale ends on thursday 4/17. use code : INTHEFAMILY14 to enjoy 25% off discount on everything

easter around here

today, i thought i'd share a few snippets of our home's easter spring decor. i reused standby decor i've had for awhile and brought them out. i also bought inexpensive confetti eggs and filled my glass jars and three-tiered tray. they're a great way to add fun bright colors around the house. 


i also found these cute egg candles (they're now on sale!) which i've placed on egg holders and added those on my tablescape. 

i've used these manzanita trees over and over during the holidays. this time, i hung mini birdcages i found at michael's several years ago. i almost forgot about them. 

my mom picked these beautiful flowers from the grocery and they're in our breakfast table adding some sunshine in that room! 

these confetti eggs in primary colors are a great departure from the pastel ones in our formal dining room. 

and of course, what's springtime without my favorite hydrangeas? 

to check out my easter decor archives, head over here and here

american dream builders

Monday, April 14, 2014

happy monday to all! glad you all can stop by today! 

i have recently tuned in to nbc's american dream builders show hosted by nate berkus.  are you just as hooked as i am? last night's episode's task for the designers were to decorate and furnish identical trailer homes. with a small space to work with, the designers were up for the challenge. here are my favorite spaces : 

erinn and lukas team (my favorite duo). 
their designed house featured a daybed area but unfortunately it didn't make the photo gallery in the nbc site. you can slightly see it on this first photo directly behind the breakfast table. my other favorite? the open shelvings in the kitchen. it made the space more open and bright. 

from jay and nina

from darren and elaine

from darren and vanessa 
their designed home was my least favorite but i do love this study area. 

the winning team's home will be featured in Better Homes and Gardens magazine. i won't share who won or who got kicked off the show in case you missed it. the show airs every sunday on nbc.