Wednesday, April 27

Family Memory Wall


I have been working on a gallery wall in our family room.

Right across from my desk nook.

The only thing that was hanging on the wall was an oversized chalkboard.

I kept the cottage beach theme.

I put together family pictures from our outings at Nantucket.

I also took a drive to my favorite Antique store and

found a Nantucket sign. I was so excited.

Going through my files I found some other wall galleries

I kept for inspiration....

via Sunset

via Country Living

via Country Living

via Country Living

I once thought I would paint one wall with chalkboard paint but we
never changed the wall style in our family room so I opted for a small chalkboard.

Love this picture. It looks so inviting.

Here is my gallery wall in our family room.

Sorry for the phone camera pictures. Ran out of battery on my camera.

There are two spaces left but I'm waiting to take pictures from
this year's outing.

Have a good rest of the week.

Take care,

Wednesday, April 20

Beautiful Coronado


Coronado is one of our most favorite vacation spots.

It's such a beautiful place.

One of my favorite moments is when we first get on the
Coronado Bridge

for the very first time at the highest point and can see the

Hotel Del......

The red shingle roof top peeking at us.

The kids describe it as their castle.

Steps from our room is the deck and overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

The gardens, the outdoor bars, cafe's, and restaurants.

So beautiful.

We are in the middle of vacation arrived last Thursday.

It's almost a week here.

The kids and hubby enjoying themselves.

San Diego Zoo




You name it we are taking it all in.

Much needed break from New England weather

and to just relax and enjoy some quality time together.

The hubby and I enjoying the outdoor night activities

wine tasting with chocolates,

fire pits,


signature cocktails.

We can't get enough of this place.

It gets better every year.

Thank you Coronado and The Del.

We are off to La Jolla for the day.

Take care,

Friday, April 8

Lamp Love


Happy Spring!

We are all finally feeling better and enjoying

the outdoors that last couple of days.

I found these great lamps.

One for our sun room and

two for our living room.

Our living room is still in working progress and it's a different

color scheme.

My husband's office and our living room are the only two rooms

where we kept it more with warm colors.

His office representing his Irish background

and our living room representing more of my families heritage

Italian & Spanish.

But I fell in love with these two lamps which I quickly grabbed.

I was looking for white frames and I ended up with two lamps.

Love it when that happens!

Looking for berber pillows.

I think it would look nice with the wicker couch.

Opposite of the wicker couch is one fabric slipcovered chair

and a leather chair.

Love hanging out in this room in the winter in front of the fireplace.

We have been hanging out in our sun room the last couple of weeks.

Listening to music, playing scrabble, and just hanging out.

It's my favorite spot in the morning to drink

coffee after the kids go to school.

It's one of the better rooms where the sunshine pours in.

The woods are still bare but that will change soon.

Have a great weekend!

I am off to decorate for our sweet Sofia's birthday party this weekend.

Listening to my favorite playlist lately

The Avett Brothers & Mumford and Sons.

Do you love them?

Take care,