Apr 22, 2013

Around the House

I love experimenting with new things. Taking a new route home, trying a new dish, travelling to a new country, introducing new colour into our decor. I am currently going through one of those moments where I want to change all of my surroundings. New pillows, new accent pieces, more neutrals, I get into these funks. Sometimes I feel like I want to sell everything and begin from scratch, minimize, but then I begin to love everything all over again thinking about how each piece represents a memory, and the time I spent picking it out. 

My solution:  Time for a big re-accessorizing day! I strip everything bare, and surface by surface, I rethink and restyle. It feels so good!! 

Do you ever feel like that? 

Here are a few shots from around the house this weekend. xo

New water colour ready to be framed, loving pink in my decor lately

Still Crazy about water colour

My darling Bruce

A recent addition from my Mom. He guards the kitchen while Bruce guards the rest of the house

Blackberry Cream Cheese with Blue Berry Pancakes

Thank you cards, ready to be sent

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Always Stay Graceful,



  1. Mmm those pancakes look amazing! I'm a huge fan of restyling my home. I keeps me from moving all the time ;)

  2. Umm.. this is uncanny. You've got to check out my post today. Wavelength is all I can say.

  3. Yes! I do this all the time! My husband laughs at how many pillows I buy. It's our running joke.

  4. I get that way all the time! (wanting to just start over from scratch! with the house and with my wardrobe). I think it might be a bit of "spring fever" too :)

    I've never heard of cream cheese in pancakes before! They look soooo yummy ...

  5. What beautiful photography! Thanks for sharing these moments from your weekend - those pancakes look amazing!

  6. Bruce is adorable! I think this is something I should tackle this summer. Refresh, reshape!

  7. Beautiful items - and Bruce isn't so bad either ;)

  8. Hi Bruce - you're cute!

  9. I do this all of the time, I call it puttering... I find that the longer I go between my puttering the more blah I feel... strange eh? I guess not for a fellow Designer, you get me! ;)
    Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.

  10. Ahhhh.. You even make pancake batter look stylish. What do you take your photos with?


Thanks so much for all of the lovely comments!
Always Stay Graceful,
L. xoxo