A Few Of My Favorite Things {This Week}…

{A few of my favorite things this week that I either just discovered or already know I couldn’t do without}

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1.     Red Eye Café hot chocolate.  I’m a sucker for a good cup of hot chocolate and this local coffee shop makes some of the best.

red eye cafe hot choc

2.     Montclair Bread Company apple cider donuts.  This donut is my go-to for a rainy day pick-me-up and weekend mornings.  Also a huge fan of their other flavors: blueberry cake, cinnamon swirl and jelly.

box o donuts

3.     Katie Rose dresses for special occasions.  This past Sunday was our youngest daughter’s baptism.  She wore this same dress that her sister did when she was christened and my niece after that.  I love the sweet and vintage feel of the ivory lace, and it holds such a sentimental spot in my heart having seen all of the littlest girls in my life wear this.

katie rose

4.     Bugaboo Donkey.  Hands down the best stroller ever.  Perfect for a growing family, it has been the most convenient and easy-to-use stroller that I have found (and crazy as it may be we already had 4 other strollers before this).  It easily converts from a single to a double and back again and it is absolutely ideal for moms on-the-go.

bugaboo donkey 2

Happy weekend!

xo gina

Hardware

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Swapping out the hardware on a chest of drawers is one of the easiest ways to make a dresser all your own or bring out vintage charm on an otherwise boring piece of furniture.  They are particularly great in kids’ rooms and nurseries where there is often a theme or a stand-out color.  And for an eclectic look, try mixing up the style of drawer pulls you choose.

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Take this white dresser we got for Emma’s nursery (now big girl room).  We loved the beautiful, clean lines, the overall simplicity of the piece, but we wanted to make it a little more unique.  We wanted to create an old feel with a new purchase.  And these inexpensive knobs from World Market helped us do just that.

hardware 2{Green ceramic watermelon knobs from World Market}

hardware

Here are a few of my other favorite knobs and pulls right now:

knobs{Top Row, Left to Right: HOME DEPOT blue anchor wood painted knob / ANTHROPOLOGIE swirled geode knob}

{Bottom Row, Left to Right: ANTHROPOLOGIE ceramic safari knob / WORLD MARKET checkered bone resin knobs}

knobs 2{Top Row, Left to Right: AMAZON old world globe dresser drawer knobs / WORLD MARKET clear floral glass knobs}

{Bottom Row, Left to Right: ALIEXPRESS gold lion drawer pull / WORLD MARKET round ball jute knobs}

Happy decorating!

xo gina

My Life Lately {As Told Through Photos}

Our lives are made up of hundreds of thousands of moments.  Some of them, so plain, so ordinary, that they go by without us even knowing that they will become those memories we look back so fondly on.

slide buddies{Loving life}

that hand on my hand{That hand on my hand…}

church hugs{Sweetness}

emma church{ <3 }

baby johnny{My baby looking at even littler babies…when did she get so big?!}

eater sunday with reese baby{Lot of distracting prints, but the beauty sitting square in the middle of the photo is still easy to focus in on}

park days{Spring days}

harper and emma holding hands{Hard to beat this kind of friendship}

xo gina

Spring Things

spring things blue jewelry box

Even though it doesn’t quite feel like spring yet, I am getting the itch to see brighter colors and floral prints and a clean, well-organized closet.  Here are a few spring things that I am loving and looking forward to.

1.     Tulips.  On neighbors lawns and in glass vases, these bright blooms are always cheerful.

spring things tulips

2.     Floral prints.  Blooms don’t just stop outdoors…floral prints are everywhere this season and I can’t wait to pull out some of my favorites.

spring things floral dress

3.     Bright jewelry.  Bold, bright colors are just plain easier to pull off when the sun is shining and jewelry is the best way to incorporate these vibrant hues.

spring things blue

4.     Spring cleaning.   Each new season nudges me to clean out closets and drawers and filing cabinets.  And just like going out for a long run, it’s hard to get going, but once I start, I am left feeling brand new.

spring things closet cleaning

Happy spring!

xo gina

Spring Layers

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Whenever there is a change in season, there is a transition in wardrobe, too.  Since temperatures are still so inconsistent and we have already had plenty of April showers, relying on lots of layers is the way to go.  I usually opt for a soft tee as a base and then build from there.  A vest of any kind is a perfect piece for in between seasons and underneath something bulkier with sleeves.  And I end up taking off my jacket at least a few times during the day, switching from vest to tee, to jacket, back to vest.  Until we settle on the more predictable summer climate, spring layers are a lifesaver.

spring layers{MACKAGE for ARITZIA kenya jacket / SANCTUARY via ANTHROPOLOGIE draped anorak vest / AG ADRIANO GOLDSCHMIED the wren pocket tee / VINCE favorite tank / 7 FOR ALL MANKIND the skinny jean in clean black, sold out, similar HERE}

Have a great week!

xo gina