Our Shop

I think the Ooh-La-La Tea Towel is my favorite item, but I pretty much want everything at Our Shop to be in my house.

Red Tree

If I had money to blow right now, I’d spend it at Red Tree, an awesome little design and furniture shop in the Hampden neighborhood in Baltimore.

Gifts and Talents

A friend of mine pointed these out to me today. Aren’t they lovely?

Full Gifts and Talents shop here.

One Part Rustic, One Part Adorably Quaint



Blue Bedroom

So, in addition to the bathroom and the living room, our bedroom could really stand to get a new coat of paint and a bit of a facelift to freshen it up and make it seem a little less cluttered and a little more restful. I’m thinking that a blue would be really nice in there because blue is very calming, but with the exposed brick wall, finding the right blue could be a bit tricky. I think something with more of a slate or gray tone would probably work best, but the room is not very big so we need to avoid choosing a color that is too heavy and dark. I think I’m going to convince Dan that we should make a trip out to Home Depot this weekend to pick up color swatches for all of the proposed painting projects. Dan is not especially excited about any of these projects because he has a very busy life and does not want to spend his free time painting. Too bad. I really want to brighten things up and make a solid effort to reduce some of the clutter in our house. That’s my big project for the summer because right now I’m feeling very cramped and anxious.

Today I Love…

Woo boy did I ever have a busy weekend. We traveled to Detroit and Chicago to celebrate my sister’s college graduation. We left early Friday morning and finally got back to our house and fell into bed around 12:30 last night. I am taking it easy this week and really hoping that I’ll be able to catch up on some sleep. The main thing I’m loving this Tuesday is just being home where I can relax and cook some good, healthy food.

As for a few more things I currently love:

Today I Love…

How adorable my sister looks all dressed up for graduation.

This Lego reenactment of the US v England World Cup game.

The blue in this bedroom

Sipping coffee from these cute mustache mugs.

World Cup anything. Brazil and North Korea kick off in an hour.

Time for a Change!

We have been in our house for over a year now and the all beige walls are starting to wear on me. Our home was absolutely beautifully renovated, but to save time and I’m sure money, the company just painted all the rooms the same basic beige in this horrible flat paint. Every time something barely grazes the wall, the paint gets horrible scratched and nicked up. The only room in the house that is not beige is my massage room. We painted that a lovely green.

I’ve managed to convince Dan that painting some of our rooms should be our house project for this summer. I’ve had enough basic beige! That being said, I would like to keep our bathroom very earth toned. We have really nice stone in there and tile around the bathtub and I think a nice earthy color would look really nice and I wouldn’t have to worry about it clashing with our yellow and blue towel sets.

Here’s a shot of our bathroom. This is from when we first moved in. We actually have a little more blue in there now.

And here are some colors that I think would be good options. Feel free to share your thoughts or suggestions. I’ll be posting paint color ideas for the living room next!

Today I Love…

Happy Tuesday! It is such a beautiful day here in Baltimore; 70s with a wonderful breeze. Doesn’t life just feel better when the weather is nice?

I’m embracing this wonderful day and following my friend Jill’s example in focusing on positive things by bringing you a list of a few things I’m currently loving.

So without further ado:

Today I Love…

This adorable bicycle print. It’s a perfect day for a bike ride.

This pretty poppy table.

The thought of packing this bag full of yummy goodies and having a picnic in the park.

Thinking back on the days when my sister and I were inseparable. She’s graduating from college this weekend and I am so proud!


Hooray For Friday!

Get Happy from Moxiedoll

I am so glad this week is over and I’m really looking forward to the weekend. I have an 8 mile run to do tomorrow and a friend’s housewarming party tomorrow night, but apart from those two things, I’m excited to just relax and watch some movies and hang out with my husband and pets. We’re supposed to have good weather all weekend, so maybe I’ll spend a little time reading in the park.

Why don’t you welcome the weekend with this fun article about dinner dates from the perspective of a waiter? It’s pretty great.

Have a great weekend!

Living Pretty

This is adorable.

[via Oh, Hello Friend]

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