from the weekend: nesting & beach breaks

manhattan-beachWe had a busy weekend of errands and closet planning (our new master bedroom closet is still an empty box). Our clothes are currently in a huge pile on the bed in the guest bedroom, which is supposed to become nursery, so after a trip to Home Depot and a marathon Ikea mission (aren’t they always), we have some ingredients to build out the closet and make room for baby. We rewarded ourselves after the exhausting day of shopping with a break at the beach, watching the big waves crash in and eating my favorite iced oatmeal cookies.

Hope you had a lovely weekend. x

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from the weekend: palm springs & 4th of July picnics

07.04.13palmsprings-weekend2For the holiday weekend Rupert and I took an impromptu trip to Palm Springs. We have both been working a lot of long days lately so a little getaway was just what we needed. We packed up our car, hit the road and landed at the Parker for a weekend full of sun, loads of pool time, yummy meals, and a lot of sleep. We had to postpone our 4th of July beach day picnic celebration until Sunday, but I’d say it was worth the wait. We filled up our basket, headed to a friends house in Manhattan Beach and took to the sand.

It is amazing what a few days off can do for you. I’m feeling refreshed, inspired, and excited to get back to work today. I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing long weekend as well!

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from the weekend: walk on the beach

beach-lifeguardWell, this was about all I saw of the beautiful weather this weekend because about 30 minutes after I took this photo I got violently ill with food poisoning! I am very glad to be feeling back to normal now, but what a waste of a weekend… hope everyone else had a more pleasant break. At least it made for a good excuse to watch the 3 hour long Bachelorette finale… guilt free. ha

progress: found my nightstand


Remember how I mentioned here how I wanted to make a gold stump night stand like this one? Well, lucky lucky me… God must have smiled down on me because I found the perfect stump right on our beach! I’d say free is much better then the $325 version. Hopefully it turns out as well as I picture it… I even kind of like it au naturel.

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Happy Friday

Beach umbrella

This week was an extra busy one at work and at home so I am particularly ready for a little break. Rupert and I booked a quick last minute trip to Palm Springs this morning and I can’t wait to spend some time relaxing in the sun. TGIF for reaaaal!

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