1. Last week my parents and I took a fast and furious vacation with my three boys.
(If you already saw all this on Instagram, I apologize! #brokenrecord)
We left Great Falls at 6 am on Thursday and met my brother and his wife at Silverwood Amusement Park just outside of Coeur d' Alene, ID that afternoon.
So much fun!
Friday we drove to Snoqualmie, WA to see Thomas the Tank Engine.
Snoqualmie was beautiful, quaint and so charming....I'd live there in a heartbeat!
The Snoqualmie Falls were made famous in the Twin Peaks tv series.
On Saturday before we headed home we stopped at Spokane's Riverside Park.
We had so much fun and it was great to see my brother and sister-in-law but after driving almost 1500 miles in three days (and having the worst hotel experience ever) we were very glad to be home!
2. When I was a teenager I refused to wear gold jewelry, I hated it.
Mixing silver and gold jewelry was an unpardonable sin in my book.
As was mixing black/navy blue clothing/accessories (just ask my Dad).
Style always evolves though......
Love every single one of those!
Design wise I've changed too, I'm liking more neutral, muted spaces but ones that look lived in and collected.
Lately, I've really been drawn to traditional/rustic/california casual kitchens and I thought I'd share some favorites.
Aged wood, open shelving, worn textiles, lots of pottery, bowls and art and a little bit of granny chic thrown in for good measure.
3. I'm loving these wood trim pieces used as a back splash!
A friend gave me a piece similar to the first photo below and I hadn't thought of using it like this.