A Winter Wonderland: Purple & White Shower

Purple & White Winter Shower Bridal Baby 6

I’m feeling inspired today to share one of my favorite winter-y color combinations… all shades purple, lilac and lavender. Set against a snowy white backdrop it really does make a lovely party or shower theme.

Purple & White Winter Shower Bridal Baby 2

These inspiration boards were built from images found at Style Me Pretty — forever a favorite! I love the idea of homemade purple candies wrapped in doilies, a mis-mash of jars & vases full of flowers, and soft purple ribbons draped about silverware & centerpieces….

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Adventures in New Zealand


New Zealand was quite the whirlwind… we had just five days to explore as much as possible and kept to the North Island to visit friends and family that live in the country. We began our adventure by hiring a car (as the kiwi’s would say) and heading down the coast to see the most of the country.


We hiked beautiful mountains, explored vast beaches, trekked awe-inspiring thermal landscape and found more than our fair share of sheep… and more sheep… and then even more sheep! …

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I *Love* Occasional Chairs

Occasional Chair Inspiration

I love occasional chairs for so many reasons… but mostly because they function as a versatile piece of furniture for extra seating, can be as pretty as you’d like and break up the structure of traditional rooms.

Apartment Therapy featured Catherine’s cozy blue home and occasional chairs above.

Occasional Chair Inspiration 2

Whether you reupholster your own find from a local thrift store or splurge on a designer look (get that look for less at Pier 1, which features all four chairs above) incorporating a beautifully upholstered chair into a living, dining or bedroom makes a perfect addition.

Occasional Chair 3

How great are these beautiful French provincial chairs featured at Decor Pad? The old-fashioned formality of traditional sitting chairs takes on a brand new meaning when mixed into an eclectic space.

Occasional Chair Inspiration 4

Country Living gets cozy with a linen occasional chair — featured to the right includes the Coniston chair, Chairs 1000 satin chair, and a french beauvoir chair )that’s definitely within budget) from Target.

So lovely! More great looks on every budget to follow….

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