Here & Now // 11

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Currently obsessing over…

All Wrapped Up

This wrapping paper is just too chic.  The hand-drawn design on the black background is the perfect pairing.il_570xN.470215893_g2uq
Kate Zaremba Company; Etsy

 

April Showers…

… brings cute umbrella stands :)  I mean, how adorable is this?  I’m always a sucker for the fun / functional combo.thumb.aspx
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Not Drinking the Kool-aid

This stationery is hand-dyed with Kool-aid… vibrant colors + yummy scents = a DIY that I must try

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Moglea; For the Makers

 

Power Couple ♥

Aloe Blacc and Maya Jupiter – I was lucky enough to see them perform together at the Los Angeles Denim Day Press Conference.  Both of them are beautiful, talented and just lovely people… I’m obsessed!

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Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

Denim for a Cause

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Did you know that today is officially Denim Day?!?  No really, everyone has an excuse to wear jeans to work today.

Denim Day was started by the non-profit organization, Peace Over Violence, in protest of sexual violence against women.  It’s such an important cause which is why today’s post is all about denim.

Here to prove that denim can be chic, here are some examples of denim done right.

Source: My Pinterest Boards (Furniture, Decor, I Wish to Wear…, Designing Interiors)

Read more about the Denim Day cause here.

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

Earthy Agate

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Happy Earth Day everyone!

On this earthy day, I’m inspired by the natural beauty of agate stone.  The array of colors and intricate patterns make this stone nothing short of stunning.

Here are 6 ways to add some earthy agate style to your life.

Clockwise from top left: Agate lamp – Times Two Design | Agate Bottle Stoppers - Uncommon Goods | Agate Printed iPhone Case – Society 6 | Agate Necklaces – Song Yee Designs; Etsy | Agate Coasters – Jonathan Adler | Agate Bookends – West Elm

Now that’s what you call natural beauty!

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky 

Keira’s 1st Birthday: The Party

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Wow… for once I can say I’m happy it’s Monday. Between Keira’s first birthday on Saturday and hosting family for Easter on Sunday… I’m exhausted. In a good way of course, everything was such a good time.

Here are some pics from the birthday party. Enjoy 

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Awww… Keira blowing kisses to her fans.

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

Here & Now // 10

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Currently occupying my mind and my time…

Pump Up Your Style

I’m loving the simplicity and elegance of this soap dispenser.  A classic way to add style to any bathroom.
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My Sunshine

If there’s one thing that can brighten my day, it’s a pair of new shoes.  These yellow beauties pack an extra punch of color.
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Dubious DIY

I’m obsessed with the oversized balloon-tassel trend, but they can be pretty pricey.  I’m going to try my hand at DIY’ing these for Keira’s party this weekend.  Wish me luck.
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Purr-fect Storage

It doesn’t get more adorable than this.  I’m sure if Keira could talk, she would be begging me for this. Wish granted!
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Ciao for Now,
♥♥ Vicky
 

♥ Happy Birthday Keira ♥

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A letter to Keira on her first birthday.

Dearest Keira -

A year ago today at exactly 4pm, you came into the world a healthy 9lb, 1oz beautiful baby girl. The doctor placed you in my arms and you laid on my chest.  We spent the next hour staring into one another’s eyes.  I remember being exhausted, and yet I couldn’t look away.  I studied every feature of your face, trying to wrap my head around what the future would hold for you, for us, for our family.  I was captivated by your beautiful big blue eyes, and instantly my heart was filled with joy, love and awe.

Today you turn 1, and today I thank you for giving me the most wonderful year of my life.  I’ve enjoyed every moment of watching you grow.  You’re so young yet you’re already becoming a beautiful little lady. I’m so in love with you…it is beyond words.

Happy Birthday with all my ♥♥,

Mom

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Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

Bunny Love

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I’m a sucker for holidays and Easter is no exception. I mean what’s better than easter egg hunts, chocolate, and cute little bunnies? Plus it’s another reason to decorate.

On that note, I’m sharing some fun bunny decor to help you get in the Easter Spirit.

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1. Pedestal Dishes – Tina Frey Designs; Unica Home | 2. Downloadable Wallpaper – Geschenkpapier hello bunny | 3. Fabric Pillow – Peony and Sage | 4. Artwork – Land of Nod | 5. Welcome Mat – Wisteria | 6. Rattle – rosieok; Etsy

Happy early Easter everyone!

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

Inspiration Board: Keira’s 1st Birthday

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It’s amazing how time flies, I mean it’s Monday again already… where did the weekend go?  What’s even crazier?  My baby is turning 1 this week!!  I can’t believe it!

This weekend we’re throwing a little shindig to celebrate.  Nothing major, just family and close friends.  Of course that didn’t prevent me from dedicating an entire Pinterest board to the event and buying decorations…

Just thought I’d share some of the images that have inspired me in my party planning.  Feel free to check out my ‘Keira’s 1st Birthday’ Pinterest board for more.

Super fun right?!?

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

Ask H&R: Double Duty Office Chair

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TGIF, right?!? Today’s post is once again in response to a question from one of my readers (who also happens to be a great friend ♥).  She just moved into a new place and is looking for a chair for her home office.  She’s ready for something fun with a pop of color or a pattern (or both), and something that can be moved into the living home for extra seating for guests.  Both her office and living room have patterned rugs (one has an ikat pattern and the other is geometric), so I wanted to be sure not to pick anything that would compete too much with those patterns… oh, and the rooms have lots of grey in them.

With all that in mind, I started the search. I was definitely steering clear of the traditional, boring office chair with wheels, but I was still able to find lots of options. Here are some that are particularly fun and fabulous.

 

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Shop: Ikat | Yellow

Contemporary

Shop: All fabrications – Ballard Designs

Mid-Century

Shop: Blue – Gilt Group | Grey – West Elm | Red – Overstock | Purple – Safavieh/Overstock

 

Do you have a favorite?  Fingers crossed that she’ll like one of them.

Ciao for Now,

♥♥ Vicky

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