Oh how lovely is the New Year!
I hope you will forgive me for taking such a looooong unannounced break. It was needed, and refreshingly amazing. I woke up on Wednesday morning, with the new year, a new woman. Setting goals and making lists has always been my thing, and jotting down a few goals for ourselves this year was a fun exercise for The Hubs and I. We were on the same page for just about everything!

I have this dream of one day owning a home furnishings store. Just a little something up on the Washington coast. I can see it so clearly in my mind… perhaps it will be my retirement dream. Perhaps it will be my 10 year dream, who knows. The one thing I do know is that someday, it will happen. It’s just one of those things, ya know.

In the mean time, I like to keep an eye on the latest Interior trends. Let’s take a peek at what this new year and new month has to offer.

athena1. Athena Calderon’s Roundup
Athena, from EyeSwoon, created a fab little latests trends round up over on

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We are two weeks out from these little rug rat’s official entry date into Nursery, so yesterday we decided to give it a test run.

We did this with Quinn too and it proved to be a great way to help them transition. We started a few weeks before Quinn’s official date and would both go to Nursery with him and spend the entire time in there helping him play with toys, playing nicely with the other kiddos, and getting the general feel for the routine. When the time finally came that we were able to officially drop him off and run, he was the one doing the running.

And so, we began the same routine with the twins, hoping for the same results. And truth be told, with the way things went I’m pretty sure we could have dropped and ran without any issues.

These two are simply amazing.

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Happy Thursday!
And, Happy New Year!

just love




Hello again!
It’s been a long hiatus, I know, but here we are again back at the good old blog. And what better way to kick it back off than with the trip that basically stopped it cold in it’s tracks…. Southern California.
You see, I said goodbye to my sister down in Southern California just over a month ago. She hopped on a cruise over to Australia and is off exploring the world, seeing new sights, and discovering new and exciting things.
Pretty awesome eh? You can read all about her travels over here.

But with her departure she took a little piece of my heart with her and it’s never easy to loose your heart…
So in an attempt to kick it back into gear, because I do have all the other pieces of it for goodness sake! Here’s a few photos from our Mission Visit to San Juan Capistrano. We’ve stopped at a Mission on almost all of our girls weekends and this one was no exception.
I’m not going to lie to you, this place was ah-mazing! We got held up in the entryway, because it was so vast and inviting. By the time we made it into the main courtyard we were simply blown away. If this is what people meant by ‘lets take a turn about the courtyard’ then count me in.

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