Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday Escapes: Texas Bluebonnets

The bluebonnets are in bloom so we took a little trip to a beautiful field, and I snapped a few photos of this quintessential spring moment:

Hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, April 19, 2013

House Tour: Round Here Lately

Here are a few minor house updates we have implemented lately: 

Updated my pillows in the playroom upstairs (love the Celerie Kemble fabric) and added this really inexpensive starburst mirror.

Added on to my gallery wall in the playroom after getting Riley's 1 year photos taken.  Some of the photos are not going to stay once I have others to replace them, but I had to fill up the frames.


Finally got some furniture for my front patio.  I had a minor (okay major) obsession with these striped wicker chairs, heightened by the fact that they were out of stock.  One day, I saw that they were back up online and on sale so I scooped them up immediately.  I also picked up this pebble table from West Elm, and I have been enjoying a nice morning with a cup of coffee or warm evening with a glass of wine out here.

Added some more art to Riley's nursery wall including a watercolor I purchased from the Dallas Flea by a local artist and this free printable.  Also added this adorable toy basket from Land of Nod.

I had a photo of the fiddle leaf fig I picked up at Home Depot for $10 (score) and put in my family room, but it didn't last. I really can't keep a house plant alive!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday Escapes: Travel List 2013

At the beginning of the year instead of making a New Year's resolution list, I prefer to make a travel (resolution) wish list and fantasize about where I want to go next.  This blog is called "Travel"moon after all.  Last year, with a newborn baby I knew that the wish list was probably going to be just that, a fantasy.  But this year many of those 2012 travel wishes are coming true, and some by chance rather than design.

First on the list was Sweden.  Not only will I be traveling to Sweden, I am going to be a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding that is taking place in a castle.  Certainly a far grander and meaningful trip than I imagined when I put it on the list.
Helsingborg, Sweden a town near the wedding location
I will also have the chance to go to Copenhagen.  I have wanted to travel there ever since I saw the movie Prince and Me.  Anyone remember that one?

Picturesque Copenhagen

Number two on my list was a trip to somewhere (anywhere) in the Caribbean.  We are going to the Dominican Republic on a family vacation, and on a recent trip down the Pinterest rabbit hole I discovered that the photo I originally posted on my travel wish list was actually of the Dominican Republic.  Hmmmm if that isn't fate...

Can't wait to be on a beach that looks like this!

I had San Diego on the list so I wouldn't feel like a complete travel failure, and I did actually make it there quite a few times.  I  will be traveling there again this month before heading up to Santa Barbara for a bachelorette party weekend.

Santa Barbara
The last spot on the list I haven't mentioned was Charleston, South Carolina.  Who knows maybe it will happen after all, or maybe it will just make the 2014 list!

*Images via Pinterest