Saturday, February 1, 2014

Come visit me daily on...

Come on over to INSTAGRAM to see what I have been up 
to daily. Health, work, and just about everything under the sun.

Lemon, mint and alkaline water are an amazing, delicious way to 
stay hydrated. I have given up all caffeine and feel better then ever.
My health kick is in full effect and I am inspired to share what works for me.
I hope you will join me on INSTAGRAM

P.S The update on our home and the redecorating I talked about last year.
I will always be fluffing and changing things around but, we decided to 
not to do any major imporvememts because we want to move.
 We needed to adjust some things with our current home which will enable us to rent it out. 
We want to keep it. Now that it is all done we are now gearing up the process to buy another home, which these days takes time but, one challenge down and one to go. EXCITED!!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Whole Pantry

Happy New Year! 
I wanted to check in with a quick hello and share this amazing new app.
If you are like me and this year is your year to get fit and eat healthy. The Whole Pantry 
app is just what you need. Get fresh, simple, whole food based healthy recipes right to your phone.
I am obsessed and know you will be too! 
Cheers to a healthy new year!
(images by The Whole Pantry)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Early Fitness Resolutions & A Continued White Christmas

Mini white birch logs used to hold chalkboard name tags.

French jars holding berries, bunched with acorns 
and vintage tea light candle holders from the 1890's that where used
to hang from a Christmas tree.

My last years Anthropologie wreath hangs on my
new/old reclaimed wood cabinets. Vintage green French wine bottles
and stacks of linens and ironstone.

 A sliver tip fur tree and popcorn garland for the perfect
amount of contrast.

French pendants lights.

Pulled the switcheroo. Living room is now the dinning room
that held 12 for Thanksgiving. 

My gorgeous new/old reclaimed wood table and cabinet is
 from Found in Arizona! Kristin Alber is the uber talented owner, her store
is amazing and there are so, so many gorgeous items available! 
You may also know her as the founder of Restyle Source.
Accessories on the table are all French and
 from A Beautiful Mess Home. I am blessed and grateful to
be collaborating with these two boutiques!!!
More images will be out next year in a magazine for Christmas!

 On Instagram I mentioned
how much I have been working out this past year. I started working out
when I was 16 with a good friend and it has always been a part of my life.
LOL A little something about me :
I won best body and butt in high school! Why they have those 
contest and feature them in the year book is beyond me and really silly.
I hope they take those contests out of schools, it gives 
kids a complex. Good or bad, I don't think they are healthy.
Fitness should be about being healthy on the inside first and
the plus side of it is that you look fit.

I am lucky to have a home gym and wanted to start there first
to see how committed I was. Realizing quickly, that with age (getting older) comes serious commitment LOL. My husband and I have cleansed a few times with Kymberley Synders cleansing programs and we went away to a cleansing spa, I wanted to gain more knowledge that I hope to now share here. I wanted to first get a routine in tow and then share my plans here on my blog.  Equinox gym has come into my hood and opens in January. I joined and I and gearing up to work out harder and live an even more fit and healthy lifestyle.  It is a process and is becoming a more serious lifestyle for me and my family. My husband and I work out together and we love it. 
My mom got sick with cancer at a very young age of 30.  Stress from raising 4 kids on her own and working so hard,  took a toll on her. She is strong and hanging in there and wants to be here for her grandchildren, but  because of all the chemo she now struggles with so many aliments, Lupus being the latest diagnoses. It was rough seeing her in and out of the hospital all my life. My mom often 
tried to get really healthy, but work and family always took front and center. 
She has taught me balance and to take care of me first, then I can better care for my family.
I am a mother of two young boys and I wanted to share with you that it can be fun
and exciting to workout and that anyone can do it. 
We spend countless hours on our homes and family which is important but, I 
think spending time on yourself is just as important.

My goal this coming year is to make my blog not only about interiors, which I LOVE and it will always remain, but lifestyle too, healthy food, my work outs, my struggles and more.
Collaborating with my old friend from high school and fellow photog, Adi of
We are going to have some fun!!

Purpose is the spirit seeking expression! Always evolving, forever changing.
I hope you will join me on my journey.

P.S Our home is still a work in progress. I am adding wallpaper to my dinning
room and hope to get things moving soon. There is just not enough time in the day!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A White Christmas

Decking the halls early this year and loving every minute of it.
Now, I get to keep it up longer and really be in the moment with the kids
and enjoy this time. I am working on the dinning room this week. I had some
fun and switched the rooms around.  I am waiting for a special  tree! Woot! 

Every year I add some kind of snow ski element.  The snow shoes on the wall
are from Vermont. Love them! I used natural real garland. The house smells 

Add a little kick to your coffee by stirring in a candy cane
and watch it melt. So sweet! Yum. 

I had these old crates from Found in Arizona. AMAZING store. 
I decided to cascade vintage ornaments and homes.  It reminds me of a little 
rustic town. Antique French sap bucket in the perfect shade of red.
I put French linens on my sofa.

I wanted to share my decor first, then on to the yummy holiday meals.
 I thought it would be fun to also share how my style has changed over the years and so I will
be posting past decor on my Instagram and Facebook page. Be sure to visit. 

P.S The changes for my home are on hold until after the holidays
but, I did get a few new pieces to share.

French Leather Chair,  French Sap Bucket, French Cutting Board
A Beautiful Mess Home //Crates from Found in Arizona
Snow Skies from Flea Market

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Happy November...

Do you need an idea for a fun, chic Thanksgiving table setting?

Check out this month's issue of Cottage & Bungalow.
Styled and shot by Dustylu

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A special day...

Thank you Bailee Madison for letting me capture your special day, this past weekend.
My favorite part of this birthday party was that they were all given 
vintage dresses to wear.  Just dreamy. 
Hosted by the amazing Good Carma Studio

Even if it is just one or two image's I will be posting on my blog
whenever I post anywhere else. 

Have a lovely evening!

Ciao, Lu