Hello Again!

Well, it has been a LONG time since my last post. While trying to figure out what to post about, I started going through all my photos over the past couple years realising that I have TONS that I took in order to post about, but never actually made it. I'm looking for a space to gather my thoughts and keep me inspired! I'm getting used to working from home full time, and although there are many perks, I am finding it a little strange not having all my friends and colleagues to turn to at any moment. So to keep my mind moving and positive, I thought this would be a great place to start!

This weekend, Ian and I went to a late night at the Brand Museum in London, they had an Irish theme so not only did we get to see lots of awesome old school advertising and freak out over much labels have/have not changed over the years, there was also entertainment including a signer and irish dancers :)

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IMG_0581It was so cool, but also a little overwhelming, with the amount of old brands. I really loved the old glass jars, and cracker tins!

And, a few weeks before Daddy and Ollie were over visiting and we took them to the QPR vs Arsenal match. It was really fun, and I might be missing them a little, especially as it was a stressful time with work when they were over so I didn't get to spend as much time chillaxing with them as I would have liked! But I think they enjoyed their time none the less :)

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Nutella Chip Cookies

Last week I made Nutella Chip Cookies and they were amazing so I'm sharing the recipe with you all. I had seen this recipe awhile ago and have been wanting to try it, but you have to made the Nutella chips yourself, which requires freezer space that I did not have before. This is was also the first batch of cookies I've made where I have let the batter sit in the fridge for a day before actually baking them, and I understand now why this should be done. All the flavors really came through, and it made the cookies richer!

Ian and I are off to Ireland tomorrow morning, my cousin's getting married on Saturday! Very excited! I probably won't be posting much next week until I get home - also been slacking this week trying to get everything together and help decorate Babs pub for Halloween (I'll try to get some good pictures tonight at work to share). I hope everyone has a lovely weekend and enjoys the recipe below!

 

Homemade Nutella Chip Cookies (via The Ivory Hut - she has more pictures of all the steps)

Homemade Nutella Chips Makes about 2 cups

6.5 oz. Nutella 2 oz. butter

In a double boiler or a glass bowl set over a pot of simmering hot water, melt all the ingredients until you have a smooth, glossy chocolate mixture, about 3 to 5 minutes. Be careful not to burn the chocolate. Take the mixture off heat.

To make chunks, spread in a 1/8-inch thick layer on Silpat or foil and freeze for at least 2 hours. When frozen solid, break into chunks with a knife (try not to handle the chocolate too much or the heat of your hands will start to melt it). Store in the freezer until ready to use.

To make chocolate chips or discs, put the melted chocolate inside a pastry bag or resealable bag with a corner snipped off. Pipe out the discs or chips onto a baking sheet lined with Silpat or a sheet of foil. When done, put the sheet in the freezer and freeze for at least 2 hours. When frozen solid, loosen the chocolate chips and store in a bag or airtight container in the freezer until ready to use.

Nutella Chip Cookies I made about 18 cookies from this, but since the dough was left in the fridge, someone might have been eating the dough before they were baked! 1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 3/4 sticks butter 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon table salt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 large egg, plus 1 egg yolk 1 1/4 cups homemade Nutella chips 3/4 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted (optional) Combine flour and baking soda in a bowl. Whisk and set aside.

Melt 1 1/4 sticks butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Keep swirling until butter has a dark golden brown color and a nutty aroma, about 1 to 3 minutes. Transfer it to a bowl and mix in the remaining butter until melted.

Add the sugars, salt, and vanilla to the butter and mix well. Add the egg and the extra yolk; whisk until smooth, about 30 seconds. Let it rest for 3 minutes, then whisk again for about 30 seconds, before letting it rest again. You’ll want to whisk this about 4 times, until you have a thick, glossy, and smooth mixture.

Gently stir in the flour and baking soda just until combined. Make sure dough is cool before stirring in the Nutella chips and nuts, if using.

Cover the dough with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for 24 to 36 hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Form dough balls about 3 tablespoons in size and place them on a lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 14–16 minutes, then put the baking sheet on a cooling rack and let the cookies cool on the sheets.

Words for the Week

I took this picture while walking through the park on Sunday - I still taking pictures of every swan I see for Papa. He used to get really excited whenever they swam by in the River Suck (I kind of think he liked seeing them there best but oh well).

I thought this quotation went well with my picture of the swan, reminding me how beautiful life really is if you take the time to look. Now have it as my desktop to keep reminding my to get out more often and make this time worth remembering :)

You can download it here if you want it too!

Walking Around Regent's Park + More Adventures

Image Recently Ian and I realized that we have only explored like half the area we live in! A couple weeks ago, after shopping for some rain jackets, we walked back along the canals and decided to keep going and check out the other side - although I had always assumed it was just residential and more canals and river boats. To my surprise, there's like 3 other little sections where of shops, pubs, and even a pilates place. So this weekend, while I was at work Ian decided it was time to check these places out, more thoroughly, for us and he stumbled upon some awesome places!

So on Sunday, we had it all planned out. We decided to walk to Regent's Park to try to check out an art fair we had seen signs for the weekend before, and then realized it was actually kind of a big deal. We ended up walking around almost the entire park trying to find it, and then decided we didn't want to wait in line and pay for it, but there was a free sculpture garden that we walked through. There was some really interesting sculptures, there was one (I found hilarious while thought-provoking) called '21st Century Relics' and it was a sculpture of cardboard boxes and styrofoam. Below were my two favorites - the clock was super awesome, I kept moving around it and staring at it from all the different angles.

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After our 2 hour walk around the park we decided it was time to start checking out these pubs that Ian found. Since it was actually quite a nice day out, we decided to go somewhere with outside seating along the canal - Union Tavern. Not only did the have a nice variety of beers (according to Ian) they also had some new food items for us to try, such as a chorizo sausage roll. It was really good, and both of us were a little unsure about it at first, but there was so much flavor. Absolutely delicious! So after our snacks and pints we decided to make our way on our little pub crawl. We tried out one other pub before making our way to Angie's, the Irish pub and seeing a sign advertising an "Irish Session" every Sunday at 5:30. We were an hour early but we decided to head in anyway and check it out - our pub crawl basically ended there. Drinks are served in Irish portions rather than English (35ml instead of 25ml) and were much more reasonably priced than most places in London. Needless to say, we stayed there and then decided we had to share this find with friends! Ian's friend Joe, who also just recently moved to London from Galway came to join us with one of his roommates and we had a great night!

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Even with our sore heads on Monday, we both thought our weekend was quite a good success. Found some new places, making more friends...I think I can safely say we are finally feeling settled in London!

 

Words for the Week

Ok so this is a category/feature I am planing to do every week - find a quote and share it with you. I thought this was a good one to start with, seeing as I'm in a new place and learning to see things differently. Happy Wednesday!

photo via cubicle refugee

I Want To Go SHOPPING!

As I mentioned last time, the weather is changing here and I have been on the look-out for warmer clothes. I was doing a little online shopping this weekend and out together a few pieces that I want. Found a new store over here called Pull & Bear, which is really cute and seems decently priced. Hoping to get Ian out shopping with me tomorrow, can't wait!!

1. Ghost Sweater - LOVE this for Halloween, just not sure it would be worth the £70 2. Pull & Bear Jacket - I am going looking for this tomorrow! 3. Pull & Bear Jeans 4.  Hunters Boots

Fall has arrived!

There has definitely been a change in the weather over here and I think I can say fall as has officially arrived. I made a shepards pie last week with champ potatoes, pretty sure I'm allowed to brag about it since Ian had like half the dish in one sitting! Unfortunately I don't have pictures of that but I do of the dinner I made last night...puff pastry pizza with pesto chicken, peppers, onion, and an egg! It was very yummy and I adapted the recipe from theKitchn.

So I'm going to start using the blog as a way to catalog design inspiration, food recipes, and maybe do more round ups of like art and fashion as well as continue to keep updating what we're up to in London. My plan is to at least get this going once a week and try to keep momentum going to multiple times a week! I'm thinking either this week or early next week I will be doing a round-up of some fall inspired clothing cuz Ian and I both need to do some shopping for coats and warmer things now! Our California clothes just aren't cutting it anymore! haha

But first I have a desktop wallpaper for you to start this new part of my blog! It's a picture I took of Big Ben and Parliament, and the London Eye. I hope you enjoy!

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And happy early weekend! Grainne's on her way to us right now, so my weekends starting early! SO EXCITED!!

Roscommon

We made our first trip to Ireland 2 weeks ago! We decided to stay with Paul in Roscommon, instead of traveling up and down the country like I usually do. We also go to stay with Francie and Rosaleen and see the new place they got in Roscommon! I loved it, it's big with rooms for just about everyone and they have 2 dogs, a donkey, and just recently a miniature horse...and obviously cattle. Paul's place was the same but since I'd been there 2 years ago there's been additions to his animals as well, there's another horse he's looking after and a new dog named Judy, after Judge Judy of course! We arrived Friday morning and it was decided we should do a small kayak trip down the river and Dermit would pick us up at the end so we wouldn't have to go against the current. Which was actually pretty awesome, the dogs came with us the whole way too. And for Judy being really quite young, she did a great job swimming along with us...we actually had to try to chase up to land at times so she wouldn't tire herself out. Taylor is now an old pro at it though. After that we had some bacon and cabbage, which was delicious! And then the McElhones called to say they were coming to pick us up so we could be at the house when the rest of them arrived. Grainne is living with Francie and Rosaleen, and the Patricia, Liam, Trea, (baby) Liam, and Aoibheann all came down for the weekend. Needless to say I was very excited to see everyone! We went out with all the cousins to the local pub Dalton's, where we started a sing song among ourselves and then ran out of the pub when we realized how much we were embarrassing ourselves (and Francie)!! haha I do have a video of this, but have decided that I don't really want to embarrass ourselves again, and I think I might be killed!

These awesome mustache glasses were a gift from Courtney and Shelby and we had some fun with them that weekend!! Oh and I had to share the picture of Francie asleep and hungover, all curled up in his chair!!

On Saturday, Patricia brought us back over to Paul's, where they were working bringing all their turf in. Paul had conveniently planned for us to stop by the Connors and then go kayaking again, a long route this time that would take about 2 hours. Being a bit still drunk from the night before I thought this was a great idea! However once on the river for what felt like 3 hours and my hang over starting to kick in I wasn't quite as excited about being there...unfortunately there's no pictures from kayaking, I didn't want to risk my phone dropping in the river. Although I have no excuses for not having any pictures for Saturday night, when we went out to Rockfords (the night club in Roscommon)...I'm thinking Patricia has them all cuz I know we took pictures!

On Sunday we went back to the McElhone's, and Philip came down for the day too! Liam made us all pork goulash and it was amazing! After lunch Patricia drove us, Liam, Philip, and Francie down to Paul's local where we watched the Hurling All Ireland, which Galway was in and Paul's local is in Galway so they were all very excited...although it was a draw. At the end of the match though one woman was clapping and cheering saying "we didn't loose!" All the McElhone's then went home and started their drive back up North. We stayed with Paul for another drink until Monica came to pick us up. When we got home Dermit was still working bringing in all the turf so Ian decided it was about time he started working, especially since earlier that day Paul had him taking pictures with the a full load of turf even though he didn't bring any of it in! Paul also pulled a Papa, yelling at me to come out and take his picture so I could show everyone back home, pretty funny!

Trea - this one is big especially for you so you can see the dogs...Taylor is the big one, first time I've ever thought he looked big!

 

Riders Visit!

OK so I've been a little behind on this...sorry! Courtney and Shelby came to visit us like the first week of September. AND they were our first official visitors!! My Aunt Mary took me to Ikea again so we could get a bed and comforter and everything they needed to sleep, which was awesome. So we are now ready to accept any guests! So they arrived early on Sept 4th and we powered through the day trying to see as much of London as we could. We ended up starting with Buckingham Palace, where we realized we could buy tickets to go inside and see it! Obviously we had to do that!! But we had an hour or so to spare before we could get in so we walked down to see Big Ben, Parliament, and Westminster Abbey and stop for some lunch, fish & chips! (we weren't allowed to take any pictures inside the Palace, just when you got out into the greens)

The following day I had work so the girls went off to see the Tower of London and then go on the London Eye, however they ended up spending all day at the Tower and never making it to the Eye! Then they met Ian for dinner and the three of them went to Kings Cross to see Platform 9 3/4 from Harry Potter. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures but I do believe there are some of the girls posing like they were walking through it!

On their last day we decided to go into Central London and see Piccadilly Circus, get some lunch and walk around while we made our way to Oxford St. where all the shopping is! One thing I'm loving about London, and enjoyed showing the Riders, is how much street food/markets are set up all over town. We decided to walk around and pick a place to eat and found this awesome pizza place, where they had converted and old car as a pizza oven! After that we went shopping for the rest of the day and then waited for Ian to get home so we could all go to Abbey Road! It's actually really close to where we live, which is awesome! I had been told that but it was only when Shelby got here that we decided it was necessary to go! Shelby really wanted all four of us to walk across but for half the time we just watched her try to get the timing perfect like she wanted it, and then I decided to join her while Ian and Courtney took pictures.

It was a great three days, and on Friday we all were up in the early hours of the morning to get to the airport to get to Ireland. We all thankfully made it (I was a little worried on Thursday night)! Thank you Courtney and Shelby for coming to visit us! We really enjoyed having you both, it was a really fun few days!! xox

 

A German Wedding

I just got back from Germany on Sunday after attending my cousin Anthony's, and his new wife Anja, wedding. Ian and I had been to visit them two years ago when we traveling and felt very honored to be invited to their wedding. Ian was not able to make it due to work but I went with the rest of the Wardles (Anthony's parents and brother and sisters, who I am spending most of my time with here in London). Friday morning the wedding took place in a registrar's office, and it was a beautiful building. A few of us got a little lost on the way there, being told to take the tram till you see a red brick building isn't so helpful when there are multiple! Haha. But we still made it there on time, with only a short walk between the three red brick buildings we found in between. The ceremony was really nice, they got to play some music and the room we were in was all white and nicely decorated. However I could not understand anything being said as it was all in German, but I did get the main bits where the said "I do" and exchanged rings and kissed at the end. And I knew all the music so I like that too! After that we all got onto a boat to head to the reception. We went past the building where they got married and then headed onto the reception. It was a really nice way to see the area and it was great to all be together to get to the reception.

We also learned a few German traditions from the wedding. When we got off the boat and walked up to the hotel, there was a log waiting for Anthony and Anja. It is an old tradition that a bride and groom must cut the log together in order to show that they can work together in a tough situation. The second tradition, which came very shortly after the log was that we were to have coffee and cake. We arrived just before 4PM and in German it is a tradition to have coffee and cake at 4PM. So we all sat down and watched them cut their beautiful wedding cakes and then enjoyed our dessert before dinner (I thought it was a pretty awesome idea).

And then after dinner we were back to all the normal wedding things we were used to; speeches and dancing. Thankfully they have quite a few bilingual friends so they were able to interpret Anja's father speech for us, Anthony went back and forth while he was talking, and then he also translated for Derek. It was a really wonderful night. Oh and Matilda and Josie (Anthony and Anja's daughter, seen in Anthony's arms above) were the flower girls and had beautiful matching dresses. And  the picture below was my favorite, they gathered up all the sibling to do a photo on the playground. I thought it was a very unique idea.

 

Olympic Volleyball

Ian and I got tickets to the Olympics to watch the USA women's volleyball. It was really awesome to get to actually see a game live and be a part of the atmosphere. Unfortunately the game wasn't completely sold out, but there was still a good crowd and a lot of excitement about. There was even a place they had set up where you could take a picture with one of the Olympic torches that people had run through the city with! That was pretty amazing.

So the game we were at USA played Serbia and won!! GO USA! And then we also got to see Italy play Algeria, which Italy won. Overall, it was seriously awesome to be able to get to see an Olympic game live and am very grateful for the experience!!

Olympics!

Ok so this post was supposed to be up last week when the Olympics were actually just starting, not like in middle of it all! Sorry!!

So last Tuesday the torch was going through Hounslow, which is where all my family lives so I joined them in the park to watch it go by! (Ian unfortunately had to work so he didn't get to see any of it.) It was a really fun day, Aunt Mary got to the park early with the girls to grab a good spot and brought us a little picnic and everything which was awesome. And then there was a stage set up, for the runner with the torch to run up to at the end but there was also a Jazz band playing before and after. The girls ran out a few times, dragging a few of us out with them, to go dancing. And the weather was beautiful!! So sunny out, I think I might have gotten a bit burnt from it! But Mary scored us some awesome seat and we were like right next to the torch as the guy ran by! It was a very awesome experience!

So then on Friday, the Olympic Opening Ceremony was on! And I thought I was sooo awesome because I read that Hyde Park had big screens up to watch all the Olympics and thought it'd be so cool to watch the opening ceremony there. However, when Ian and I made our way to Hyde Park we found out that you needed tickets for the opening ceremony...not too pleased about that once, especially since it had started raining and we now had no plans where to watch it (BTW we have no cable so going home and watching it was not an option). So we just started walking in the direction of home and hoping to find a bar on the way to sit and watch it all and all of a sudden planes flew by smoking out red, white and blue! It was awesome, and as you can see in the photo a lot of people were caught off guard by this loud way to let us all know the ceremony was about to start. We finally did find a pub to sit and watch the ceremony in, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. We were a little nervous at first with the weird like animation thing at the beginning but I think overall it was great. I loved the bit with the Queen (although did anyone else notice how bored she looked throughout the whole thing? lol) and the NHS part with the kids in the beds and reading and all that, and of course the music was awesome! The pub we were in closed before the ceremony ended so we rushed home to watch the end online and made it home in time to watch them light the torch which was beyond awesome! Oh and the fireworks at the end, yes we could hear those at our apartment and it definitely scared me! haha

Linda and Andrew Visit

So it's almost two weeks ago now, but Auntie Linda and Andrew came to visit for a couple days on their way to Ireland. It was more to see her sister and nephew, but I was very excited to see a couple people from home and get to play tourist with them! We went around on the tour bus on Friday in order to see all the sites. We even went into Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate got married. I don't think Andrew was quite as excited about walking around it until we got to poets corner, where Chaucer and Dickens are buried with a few more and memorials to others. But I think he was most excited to get to a computer and send his old English teacher an email bragging about it all!

Oh and the crowds had definitely started picking up by this point with people starting to arrive for the Olympics. There's even more now! I've noticed a lot more police around every tube station and in the busier ones they have people at the stops directing the crowds.

Anyway, while we were touring the city Linda really wanted to go to Harrods to see what it was all about. We decided to have high tea there and be really English! Also, I think Harrods has almost everything you could want, and if you could afford it, you could literally stay in there all day seeing as they have all types of food at your disposal! Anyway, we went in for high tea and scones and cakes. I decided to have Queen of Pudding, when I order it the waiter looked at me and asked if I was sure I didn't want anything else seeing as it was a bit small. Just look at the picture to see how small, we were cracking up!

Small, more like a bite full and then your done! Haha but it was a lot of fun and we realized that the next time we go for high tea we are getting the three tier plates with scones and cakes and everything! We were looking at the people next to us wanting to steal things off their plates!

We went out for dinner later than night with some of Linda's friends, Fraser (not sure if that's spelled right, sorry!) and Joyce. Andrew was supposedly a bit jet lagged still and ended up falling asleep at the table after we'd all eaten. He did seem to find some energy though when we mentioned getting a drink at the bar next door.

The following day, Linda and Andrew came to see our flat and then we all met Linda's sister and went to see The Mouse Trap. Linda's nephew is an understudy for one of the main parts but unfortunately we didn't get to see him on stage! We were making plans to take the guys out before the show but we didn't end up making it on time :/ but it was fun and its the longest running play in London, been there for 60 years!

After the play David, Linda's nephew, took us to The Ivy - some fancy bar where in order to go upstairs you need club membership, which David has and was able to get us all in with his! It's also like literally ten feet away from the theatre so that was awesome. Andrew challenged his cousin to chess, where he got his ass kicked and we all enjoyed some yummy cocktails. It was a very fun night and a great way to end their fast trip to London.

Happy Birthday Mommy!

I just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my mom. I hope you are having a wonderful day and aren't working too hard. Wish I could join you for drinks later on! I miss you and love you! xox

4th of July and Our New Flat!

Last week was quite crazy trying to get everything together in order for us to get the flat we wanted! But everything went well and we are now all moved in and happy in our new place! But before all that, Ian's co-workers decided to throw a 4th of July party!

Russ had us all over to his house and did up a BBQ for the 4th of July. It was a lot of fun, and nice to be able to actually celebrate it! We had delicious burgers, sausages, and chicken. I was also introduced to the South African jerky, which is WAY better than ours. It was a great day and it looks like Ian has just as awesome of a work group here as he did back home, which is definitely something to be excited about!

And the following day I went into the office with Ian, in order to sign the lease and in hopes of getting a call to meet up to get the keys. But I got a little anxious just waiting around, so Sabah recommended Borough Market to me - good place to grab lunch and fun to just walk around. This place is really quite awesome. Ian decided he needed to go on Saturday and that we should buy all that we would need from dinner there (our first dinner in the flat) but unfortunately our recipe wasn't as helpful as we thought. But it is still a lot of fun to walk around, test different foods and just stare at things we would never see at home.

Yes that is an animal leg and they are cutting the meat right in front of you. Its kind of amazing and again with the just staring because I never would have seen this before. Oh and those grilled cheese sandwiches smell and look amazing. When we went back on Saturday they had this other section with a huge thing of cheese under a grill in order to melt the top, which they then scraped off onto I think potatoes. It looked AMAZING! We are definitely going back to try it!

And of course, I need to share some photos of our new place. We got the keys late on Thursday and my aunt Mary helped me move all out suitcases and brought me to Ikea and Tesco's to pick up more things we needed which was wonderful. My pictures have the place still looking a bit messy as we try to find where everything belongs. I also couldn't get a good picture of the back room, but yes there is a spare room (no bed yet) but it is waiting for visitors! We are living in Maida Vale and very close to the center of London, which we are very happy about. We're still exploring the place and there are plenty of pubs around to check out, and we think we've already found one that might soon become a regular spot. But as we explore more I will be sharing here!

Wandering Around London

We made it to London and I'm finally sitting down to write all about it. I am hoping to blog about life/adventures/design once a week but it may take me a bit of time to get into a routine with that! So we arrived in London almost three weeks ago and have been keeping pretty busy since. Our first week/weekend my cousin Catherine was over for the weekend so we got to spend some time with her, which was awesome! We got to hang out with her and Deborah at the park with Deborah's two girls - Matilda and Sophie. And then went to visit Debs at work, making us some delicious cocktails! There's some pictures of the park below, and of the girls wearing their American dresses which they LOVE! On Sunday, Babs had a BBQ for Debs and James' birthdays so we were kept well entertained those first few days and got to meet lots of new people!

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The next week, Ian kind of went to work seeing as the whole office was in Emeryville for a conference...but he did go in on Wednesday when I went with Babs and James to Wimbledon! It was James' birthday that day, and I believe he brought us some luck because we were able to score Center Court tickets! Babs and I had some Pimms and lemonade, I was told that it was a must at Wimbledon - very English. We drank these on the hill, where there is a big screen of the Center Court games and you can bring a picnic and just hang out there and watch the games. When we made it into the Center Court we got to watch the end of Wozniacki and Paszek's game, which was amazing and very intense! We then watched Kim Clijsters make her comeback and lastly was Nocak Djokovic playing American Ryan Harrison. The Djokovic - Harrison games was really great, Harrison was not ranked and playing one of the top ranked tennis players, and I must say he did an amazing job against him. He did loose in three sets, but they were surprisingly exciting matches.

London's Calling

So we're moving to LONDON in about a month! I couldn't be more excited!! So now I'm starting to plan what our apartment will look like, even though we have yet to get one..HA! But I've been searching the web, and going through old files of inspiration and I cannot wait to get there and decorate!

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image via decor8 / image via design me daily

Below is an actual apartment I found when search online ads, there's so much white space we could fill up! And I love that Hold Tight print!

image via rightmove / image via neuarmy.com

31 Bits

Loving this jewelry from 31 Bits! Not only is it super cute but also an awesome company! All the beads are made from recycled paper by women in Uganda.

And did I mention the photography is dreamy?! Loving everything about this right now! I've got mother's day and my mom's birthday on my mind and thinking one of these pieces could be perfect! And look at that packaging for mother's day!

Here's a video from their site, it stars the women in Uganda that make the jewelry.

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