chinese lamps

I’ve had a lot of emails asking about my Chinese lamps that I purchased at Global Village, here in Dubai. I feel so bad when I can’t tell people exactly where to buy things, so I did some online research and although I have not found my exact lamps~ I found some very similar beauties along the way {and at some pretty good prices}!
* NOW REMEMBER, there is power in the shades…a shade can make all the difference. Put a drum shade from Pottery Barn, target, or Restoration Hardware on these babies and they’re perfectly fit for any high-end home!








and if you live in a city that has a China town- go there for sure!
it’s been said that any house can have a few chinese pieces, so even if it’s not your “style”, it can add a unique, eclectic twist to any room. try it!

pbteen

SPEAKING OF KIDS… I was searching for the perfect rug for another nursery I’m working on and found a jackpot of darling decor on pottery barn teen!
{And I’m not talking for teens, this stuff is fabulous for any age}









Madeleine Weinrib lookalikes at Macys!

Macy’s is one of my go-to online sources for rugs, lamps, and more. Today is their ONE DAY SALE and they’ve got some amazing deals. These Madeleine Weinrib lookalikes by Safavieh are my absolute favorite {and there’s free shipping on Safavieh too!}







Don’t miss the big sale online & in stores TODAY ONLY! And if you live in San Francisco, you may just see me there…cause I’m home! yippee.

Madeleine Weinrib lookalikes at Macys!

Macy’s is one of my go-to online sources for rugs, lamps, and more. Today is their ONE DAY SALE and they’ve got some amazing deals. These Madeleine Weinrib lookalikes by Safavieh are my absolute favorite.








Don’t miss the big sale online & in stores TODAY ONLY! And if you live in San Francisco, you may just see me there…cause I’m home! yippee.

easter craft: paper flower wreath

i’m not a scrapbooker, but i definitely enjoy a good paper craft every once in awhile for holidays and parties…and especially when it’s made easy by paper source {my all time favorite stationary store}


so here’s the darling spring/easter wreath i made for our front door. perfect for an indoor window, door, or wall too!

and here’s how i made it with the kit BUT i’m sure you could get all these supplies at the craft store and make a custom one too!

step 1: tie a ribbon to a wreath board

step 2: cut out flowers in different sizes {or better yet, use a handy die cut}

step 3: put them together with colorful brads and fold the petals for dimension

step 4: glue or use foam squares to mount flowers in layers on the wreath circle

happy crafting & happy easter!

loving lebanon

today we explored southern lebanon.
went to sidon to see ruins, a soap factory, and to shop the souks.
these handmade soaps were the highlight of my day.

Room for Children

For those of you who don’t know already, Room for Children by Susanna Salk came out a couple of days ago. I’ve been anxiously awaiting~ I’m so excited to pick up a copy! Anyone else excited?




DIY {fashion files}: corsage onesies

since crewcuts doesn’t come in olivia’s size…i started making my own corsage tees for her.

i used a die cut {my best friend} to cut out jersey knit flowers in different sizes…


played around with the placement till i was happy…


and then sewed them on!


so easy & so cute.

livi looks oh so darling in them {and they make great shower gifts!}

what’s on your ipod?


so i’m making the long flight home to the US in a few days and i’m in desperate need of some new music on my ipod. i used to be a music guru but somehow becoming a mom and living abroad has totally put me out of touch…please help!

what’s your favorite song or album right now?