12 July 2017

kitchen white. memories.

i know it's funny that i am truly in love with kitchens when i am the worst cook. seriously. i have no finesse whatsoever in the kitchen. my husband, bil, is an amazing cook. he can come into our kitchen and whip up a delicious meal. i am always amazed that we actually have the ingredients for such creations. i think my fondness for a well appointed kitchen isn't always just about the design, it's about the touches, the memories of smells and tastes. bounding into your house as a child and having that nights meal smack you in the face. all your senses. comfort, love, warmth and safety all wrapped up in smell - that's what i felt in my mother's kitchen. her touches everywhere - the tea kettle, the cutting boards, the beautiful container of herbs de provence, family photos hanging on the fridge, a pad of paper with notes by the phone, a roll of stamps, a few plants, a stack of napkins and a bottle of wine or two. so no, i'm not the best cook, but i do love all that happens in a kitchen. and i surely love to hang in one. a white kitchen - beautiful natural light and memories - i'm in. i am so in.

"it was the room's lack of feeling that really bugged them, but countertops and a sink from IKEA, as well as a tile overhaul, have given it a whole new look.  "our favorite piece here is the kitchen island. it dates back to the mid 1800s, and we found it at an estate sale," the two say. "

23 June 2017

kitchen white.

oh my. how perfectly wonderful. this delightful kitchen. white with an amazing collection of copper pots hanging at the ready. i think what i love the most about this kitchen is the mirror above the stove. it adds an old world charm that is completely enchanting.

image: Apartment Therapy
see more of Lighting Designer Marjorie Skouras Hollywood California home

20 June 2017

in the history of ever | the bff sessions

it's hard to believe that another school year is coming to an end. how did this happen so fast?!! as we are winding down to the last day tomorrow, i know my girl is sad. sad to be saying goodbye to an amazing teacher, sad to be saying goodbye to the new friends she made this year and sad that the all familiar routine of school is ending. goodbye to the molin school and onto nock middle school.
so this got me thinking. why not celebrate the importance of these moments?! the importance of friendships. i still look back and remember fondly the young girls that befriended me during my elementary years. the young ladies in my junior high years, the blossoming women in high school and the we can conquer the world women in college. this is a chance to celebrate and commemorate with the people that know you best. there is so much power in a photograph. so many memories. so just like you share a popsicle, why not share a photo session with a bestie or two (or 3 or 4)! let's create some sweet imagery. remember..........you'll never pass this way again. xo.

18 June 2017

who loved his daughter more.

If you leap awake in the mirror of a bad dream
And for a fraction of a second you can't remember where you are
Just open your window and follow your memory upstream
To the meadow in the mountain where we counted every falling star

I believe a light that shines on you will shine on you forever
And though I can't guarantee there's nothing scary hiding under your bed
I'm gonna stand guard like a postcard of a Golden Retriever
And never leave 'til I leave you with a sweet dream in your head

I'm gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So you'll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you

Trust your intuition
It's just like goin' fishin'
You cast your line and hope you get a bite
But you don't need to waste your time
Worryin' about the market place
Try to help the human race

Struggling to survive its harshest night
(Paul Simon)
- this is the song that Bil will dance to with Annie at her wedding - far in the future! xo.

Happy Father's Day Bil.
Words can't express how grateful I am to you for being the amazing father that you are to our little girl.
She adores you.
You adore her.
That's all that matters.
From the second she was born I knew she would truly be the love of your life.
You remain the calm in our stormy seas, you guide her so gently and so true.
Thank you.

09 June 2017

kitchen white.

this perfect scandinavian gem of a white kitchen. totally in love with this space. small apartment, lots of fresh white, and uncluttered. and i dig that wallpaper statement. just lovely.

image from My Scandinavian Home (check out the rest of this home!)

08 June 2017

kitchen white.

"a kitchen should be one color and one color only: white!"
said the great Van Day Truex, the father of twentieth century american design. i read this line in the book by Adam Lewis - Van Day Truex, the man who defined twentieth century style and taste and i've always remembered it. now, seriously,  i believe you can have your kitchen any color you please - but there is something to be said about a well appointed white kitchen. not all white, but definitely pops of white. in this spirit, i started pinning white kitchens to my aptly named pinterest board, kitchen white. i've decided to share my favorites here. every day, once a week - we shall see! oh and ps - my kitchen isn't white - it has navy blue tiled counter tops! what?!! i know - the bane of my existence is tiled counter tops - let alone navy. the cabinets are white - but did i mention they are trimmed in wood. so 80's and so awful. but hey, we are in a rental so a girl has got to dream. and dream i do. a lot.

kitchen white. another fav.

image from Design Sponge

07 June 2017

so much more to me.

what if there's so much more to me?
i've got a pocketful of poetry
i've got a head full of songs, a heart with wings
you couldn't tie me down to anything and that's enough for me
{mindy gledhill}

photographing strong, confident women of all ages is what will always speak to me.
it never has to be about the hair, the makeup, or even the clothes - 
but it always has to be about the spirit within. that's all that matters.