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Car shopping …

Car shopping is something that sounds like it should be fun- a new car! Captain’s chairs! All the cup holders you could want! How exciting! But in reality it’s a bear. The part where you get to look at cars and test drive is fun… but the financial part is the worst! It’s a whole lot of sitting in uncomfortable chairs, sometimes with the sun in your eyes, feeling hungry and thirsty, and the waiting… oh the waiting… while you go back and forth and quibble about mileage and money down and monthly payments.. ugh… it’s enough to make your head spin…

Steve and I also have very similar personalities when it comes to wheeling and dealing… neither of us like it. I’m not a super pushy person and feel uncomfortable in situations where confrontation is involved… so even though everyone is supposed to be making everyone feel like family, it’s actually an incredibly awkward situation. Steve’s aunt, on the other hand, is super confident when it comes to car shopping. She literally comes in, tells them what she wants, and what she’s going to pay, and that’s it! Boom! She makes it happen. We should have brought her tonight. Ha!

How about you and your partner? Is one of you more the take charge deal maker? How do you deal in situations where you are making major purchases? The whole thing feels so heavy and important and I feel way too much like an adult…

but… we got a new car!! With a third row of seats! And it’s a big, juicy, van! (I’m totally embracing #momlife amiright?!)

Decorating · Home · Inspiration · Mood Board · Shopping

Surf Shack Chic

So I am fully in the throws of re-doing the guest room. We had originally gone with a sort of travel/wanderlust theme to the room, but I’m looking towards a major change. I don’t know if these 90 degree days got me going, or my total anticipation and love for the beach and surf, but I’m going with a kind of casual surfer shack feel for this room. In fact, I’m so in love with this theme, that I kinda want to re-do my whole house centered around this idea. A few years ago- pre-pinterest- I ripped out a surfer shack spread from a magazine, that I was super obsessed with, and I still swoon over these images. (below)

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YES, this carpet in my house is gross and needs to go!

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Pre-Pinterest pinterest 
The surfer shack look is a carefully curated design, there is a fine line between it looking effortlessly cool and boho, and hokey Oriental Trading. (Read- plastic surfboard decor). I liked to focus on cultivating a look that incorporates some boho, a little mid century modern, rich woods (and carvings), macrame, definitely some rattan, and top it off with just a little bit of shibori. Here’s some of my inspiration for pulling together this look…

Tables:

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Carved Coffee Table

Wood Slice Coffee Table
Living Edge Coffee Table

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Carved Accent Table
Furniture:

Gray Round Seren Chair and a Half
Seren Chair

Gray Seren Half Moon Ottoman
Seren Half Moon Ottoman

Woven Cave Chair
Woven Cave Chair

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Mid Century Chair

Slide View: 3: Curved Rattan Bed
Rattan Bed
Lighting:

Frosted Glass Globe Hailey Pendant
Orb light

Wicker Orb Pendant
Wicker Pendant

Rope Chandelier
Rope Chandelier

Macrame Chandelier
Macrame Chandelier
Textiles:

Hippie Blanket
Hippie Blanket

Serape Pillow Case Set
Serape Pillowcase set

Slide View: 1: Graham Keegan Blush Shibori Tapestry
Shibori Tapestry
Decor & Misc.

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Wood Panel

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Wicker panel set

Macrame Bunting, Macrame Garland, Bunting Banner, Wedding Bunting
Macrame Bunting

Faux Monstera Leaf Stem
Monstera Leaf

Macrame wall hanging, woven wall hanging, woven wall tapestry, boho wall hanging, wall tapestry, macrame, boho home decor, textile hanging
Macrame Wall Hanging
Plus…

A couple’s dream Hawaiian surf shack

This book.

The best Boho apartment in Australia

And this pinterest board.

 

Decorating · Home · Inspiration · Shopping · Style

Design Inspiration

Since finally getting going on the re-do our guest room, I’ve fully caught the redecorating bug and have been swooning over design lately! Here’s some of my fav places for some eye candy!

DOT & BO has carefully curated collections grouped together by theme!

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EMILY HENDERSON’S BLOG: stylebyemilyhenderson.com Exemplifies how styling is done. She’s amazing!

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Schoolhouse Electric has the coolest interiors, plus you can buy everything you like right there!

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I’ve been following Elsie Larsen’s (of A Beautiful Mess) innovative and inspirational decorating for years; as she uncovers her fresh style room by room in her gorgeous 1970’s Nashville home!

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URBAN OUTFITTERS never disappoints in their effortlessly cool composition.

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I’ve been known to wander around Terrain’s brick and mortar shop admiring the displays and snapping inspirational snapshots a time or two.

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Anthropologie, owned by the same outfit as Terrain (above) is a go to source for beautiful eclectic pieces that you won’t find anywhere else, and beds that look so comfortable, you’d never leave the house.

Slide View: 1: Vibrant Geo Hanging Planter
Geo Hanging Planter
Slide View: 1: Tahla Quilt
Thala Quilt

What else, but Jonathan Adler’s insta account?!

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Between TARGET‘S collabs with crisp designers and their own Spring 2017 lookbook, it looks like you’re never running in for ‘just one thing’ again!

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Fashion · Fun and Games · Shopping · summer vibes

endless summer…

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I’m beyond stoked that summer is just around the corner. I can already feel the warm sun on my back, the sand in my toes, the waves washing over me. It’s only going to be mid-70’s today, so I’m going to dream about surf style for my endless summer of 2017.

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Photo cred.
The retro original Shark clip watch

 

#Surf ................. #GlobeTripper® | https://www.globe-tripper.com | "Home-made Hospitality" | http://globe-tripper.tumblr.com
Photo credit
Textured Wave Pendant in Sterling Silver or Copper or Bronze
Catch the surf
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Vintage surf
Rare vintage Hang ten T-shirt M size
Vintage Hang Ten tee
Hang Ten, 3" Sew-On Patch, Boho Hippie Surfer Vintage Embroidered Clothing Patch, Vest Jacket Shirt Hat Patch, 10 Cool Fun Neat Surfing e12
Hang ten vintage patch
Search for stoke tee
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Surfer art print

 

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Surf balance
Quicksand Dress
O'Neill ZEEZEE DRESS - MISC - Image 1
Easy breezy sea dress
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Surf Trucker hat
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Hang Ten tank 

 

Sun Bum leave in conditioner
Ocean Pacific OP Womens Cotton Stripe Warm Hoodie Sweatshirt (Size: M)
OP hoodie
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Girls Surf too
Hang Ten Kids Mineral Banana Scented UVA/UVB Protection Natural Sunscreen, SPF 50+, 3.4 fl oz
Hang Ten banana scented sunblock

 

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Hang Ten
Coastline Sweater
BILLABONG PALM SIDE WOVEN GAUZE COVERUP
Palm Side Cover up

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RVCA DEVIATE TANK DRESS
Swell tank dress

 

Yoga Round Beach Towel Aztec Circle Towel
Round  Aztec towel
Roxy retro Swing
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Vintage surf cars
Roxy April morning spring dress

 

Pray for Surf sticker
Hang Ten Gold The Dandy, Shiny Black/Grey Lens
Hang Ten Dandy shades
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Neff Watch (also come is red,white and blue firecracker Popsicle style!)

 

 

Shopping

Rainbow round-up!

I LOVE rainbows! And, June also happens to be National Pride Month! So, in honor of equality, love, and respect for all (not just this month, but all the time)- here’s a little rainbow round up for you! Wear it loud and proud if your LGBTQ, an ally, or just really pro leprechauns…

LGBT "Transparent Rainbow" 6 Piece Cuff Bracelet Set. Easy Wearing - Rugged "Plexiglass"! Custom Fit to Your Wrist Size. Vibrant Colors.
Rainbow cuff set
Rainbow Classic Slip On Sneaker
Sunny days slip ons
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Rainbow picnic blanket
Keep it cool rainbow sweater
Rainbow 2 piece
Slide View: 1: UO Essential Printed Bowl
Rainbow bowl
iPhone case
Rainbow suit
Slide View: 1: ban.do Rainbow Cooler Bag
Rainbow cooler bag
Slide View: 1: Yellow Leaf Rainbow Double Hammock
Hammock hang
Slide View: 1: Rainbow Love Tapestry
Love tapestry
Gift Guide · Motherhood · Shopping

Gift guide for new babies & Mamas!

So, two of my good friends had babies just this week! I’m so excited for them! I can’t wait to meet their little bundles of joy! (They are both first time Mama’s so it’s a totally new adventure!!!)

I’m hoping to get to see them soon and bring them some cute little tokens to make them and their little ones smile. If you have some friends having babies in your life and need something soon, here are some ideas to get you started! (Click on captions under photos for links!)

soundbub™Your New Best Friend
SoundBub, portable bluetooth speaker, soother (makes white noise) and storyteller
Milestone Baby Cards
Milestone cards
Personalized State Teether
Pearhead Photo Background Chalkboard
Baby milestone chalkboard for monthly photo shoots
Gift cert. to have baby’s receiving blanket turned into a lovey!
Nothing in this BAG belongs to ME | Large Canvas Tote bag | Black Tote Bag | Screen Print Tote | Mom Life Bag | Mom Bag | Funny Tote
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Sea Life Tummy Time Toy
Tummy time activity wedge
Pleased to meet you baby journal
The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer
This DVD! Helped out with some major soothing!
Milestone blanket

 

Family · Fun and Games · Gift Guide · Shopping

Heirloom toys

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When Steve was younger, he was very into Star Wars (o.k., he still is, but understandably, amiright?) One Christmas, he wanted the hot toy at the time, a model of the Millennium Falcon. However, it was sold out, everywhere. His mom searched and searched but couldn’t get her hands on one, remember, this was all pre-internet, pre-ebay, pre- apps that notify you of where you can score sold out toys, etc. So, his mom went to the one place she thought she would still be able to buy one, New York City. She got on a bus, took it all the way from Hanover, Massachusetts, into NYC, by herself, and set her sights on Han Solo’s fateful ship. She found one! And rode all the way back with it on her lap. (It was a pretty large model too!) This is a story Steve has shared with me on a few occasions, because, A. it’s a pretty cool story, and B. it totally exemplifies the stuff we are willing to do to make our kids smile. Unfortunately, that version of the Millennium Falcon is long gone, who knows where most of our childhood toys went at this point, but the memory of that story and the feeling that Steve had on Christmas morning when he opened that gift will stay with him for life. Fast forward about 28 years later to Steve’s 40th birthday, a couple of weeks ago. I had come across a cool model of the Millennium Falcon online and couldn’t stop thinking about how cool it would be to get it for Steve, to even just relive that excitement for a little bit, plus, I loved the idea of Steve getting to play with it with Dash! (Even though Dash doesn’t know Star Wars yet at all…)

This got me thinking about the idea of heirloom toys, toys that can be passed down throughout generations, that will withstand the test of time, and the wear and tear of little hands (and mouths.)

Here are some that I think would be perfect gifts for a new Mama and baby team. (…that can later be enjoyed by siblings, and maybe their own kiddos one day!

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Wooden tree (spinning) tops
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Wooden slingshot with felt “ammo”
midcentury dollhouse
This amazing mid century dollhouse with furniture and accessories
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Forest Stacker
hape bike
My first bike

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Counting Koi- Comes in b&w and color!
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Custom handmade dolls
car
Woody car
water
Grimm’s water stacker
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Multi-way puzzle
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Grimm’s Rainbow Stacker