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The other day on Instagram, I mentioned that my fiddle leaf fig, Glory had fallen over.  She wasn't damaged from the fall, but I think she was telling me she needed a bigger garden pot, so today, finally, I am going to hunt for a really big pot. I am keeping my fingers crossed!. 


If you're repotting in a really big pot and would like some tips, I found some great ones HERE. I will keep you posted on operation find Glory the fig, a really big pot. xx



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Photography: Lea Hartman
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It's that time of year when the Jasmine trees in our back yard are covered in white blooms and their sweet scent permeate the air. I love the scent so much that I wanted to bring a bit inside, so I grabbed my garden shears and cut a couple branches from one of the Jasmine trees to make a simple floral arrangement.

I placed it on the kitchen table and you get a whiff of the scent as you walk by plus it pops beautifully against the pink colored walls.



I love the way it turned out; so simple, but still beautiful. xx

images: Lea Hartman
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It's hard to believe that Cheyenne is already 6 months old! She has been such a blessing to our family and I am so grateful for her. We love you to the moon and back baby girl.



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images: Lea Hartman
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 This historic apartment in Stockholm recently caught my eye. It was for sale but has since recently sold and  whomever the new homeowners are got a real gem. Take a look...














Such a darling apartment, isn't it?  xx

Photography: Spinnell via historiskahem.se
Styling: Rydman 
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Seriously, I want to be like this darling cat all weekend. Do you think the kids will let me? xx


P.S. I was recently given the title of shero. I am so honored!. You can read more about that HERE

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Maurices t-shirt paired with a denim jacket

A shero simply put is a female hero; a female who is courageous, exemplifies immense strength under stressful circumstances, and also manage s to give back to her community and family. Though I’ve never really referred to myself as a shero, I’ve been referred to as superwoman many times by close friends and family because of how easy I tend to make juggling family life as a military spouse, an educator, (now on a break), with a husband who deployed very frequently seem. Despite that, I was pleasantly surprised and honored to be recognized as a shero by Maurices as part of their #servicewithstyle campaign that highlights the work of military members, educators, working moms,


Today, I am thrilled to share with you some of the ways that I showcase #servicewithstyle in my everyday life.

This gorgeous jacket that can easily be dressed up or down from Maurices.

As an educator with over 10 years experience (now on an hiatus) my service to my students, parents, and greater community was of paramount importance and work would usually spill over into my home life. You could usually find me working until the wee hours at home and although I do miss being in the classroom, service to my family had to take center stage as we faced multiple deployments as a military family.

Summery top from Maurices

Being a military spouse can be very challenging and worsens when young children are involved. In my case, I wanted to help make my boys transitions throughout each deployment as easy as possible, so I came up with the idea to install a map wall in their bedroom. As a member of the Special Forces Operations my husband has seen more than his fair share of deployments. After about the 10th deployment, I stopped counting… Sometimes, we wouldn’t readily be able to communicate with him and this map mural helps us to feel connected.


 I love this floral Summer dress from Maurices. It’s casually elegant and I can make a donation run to Goodwill in it or accessorize and add a jacket, and voila, I have a more formal look.

Raising children who understand the importance of giving back, who have empathy, and compassion for others is very important to me. Several times throughout the year, the boys and I make a donation to our local Goodwill and they are very involved in the process. They’ll even set away toys and books that they no longer need for “donation day.”


Thank you Maurices for making it possible for me to #servicewithstyle! Also, you can nominate someone in your life/community who you think is worthy of the title, #shero and who embodies #servicewithstyle for a chance to win $1,000 shopping spree for you and a friend. Find all the details here. xx



* This post is sponsored by Maurices, but all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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Looking at this bright and airy Scandinavian apartment, I am inspired to follow through with my Spring cleaning.  I love the simplistic approach to the decor, yet it's all so inviting.







 

It finally feels like Spring around here and I couldn't be happier! xx
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Yesterday was World Book Day. At my home, it's world book day everyday because I have this thing with books, real books, not the digital versions.  


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1st image via sfgirlbybay
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After the harsh Winter we've had I can't wait to enjoy the great outdoors this Spring. I know some of you are still getting snow... Hopefully, these outdoor spaces will still make you as excited as I am for Spring. 


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images: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6



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This fresh and colorful apartment in Milan oozes cheery and totally makes me happy. I love the different textures, the mix of vintage and modern furniture pieces, the color play, the strategic use of wallpaper,  and the overall happy vibe of the design aesthetic. Italian design duo Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa definitely nailed the modern take on the 1950's vibe that inspired the design of this lovely apartment.


The designers chose Fornasetti II for Cole & Son "Chiavi Segrete" wallpaper for the dining and living area. A beautiful cabinet in lacquered MDF and Vienna straw divides the room. It was designed by Marcante Testa and made by Falegnameria Fiore. The wicker chair is an original 1950s design by Gio Ponti.





love this bathroom!


I hope your week is off to a great start and this lovely dose of color helped to brighten your day. x


PHOTOGRAPHER: HELENIO BARBETTA

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