Pet friendly bath stations and mudrooms…

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At the parade of homes Monday, several houses had cute stations for pets. Most were combined with mudrooms or laundry areas. I think these ideas are great uses of space especially for large dogs. You can easily wash them without dealing with buckets..

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In one of the rec rooms, they had a little “dog house” in the wall for Fido to sleep…

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So I figured I would provide you with other styles for pet owners…

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If you don’t have a room but have an odd space, you can always do this…

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It’s always about dogs though. Where is the love for our feline friends?

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How cute.

{Images via (first 3 from me from the parade of homes), elle decor, the decoist, the kitchn}


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Lately Paris has been on my mind Pt 2

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You may have read what I would do in Paris part 1 but here is what I would do part 2. When I am in Paris, I would want to stay someplace opulent. I really like to stay in nicer hotels even if I am out and about most of the day. Part of the fun in traveling is staying in a place decorated entirely different than anything I see on a regular basis….

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A hotel with a pretty entrance flocked by awnings, boxwoods and flowers boxes….

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I would hope the hotel had a restaurant that I could go to each morning for a quick breakfast bite to eat and I would want the hotel to have some sort of a courtyard area with water fountains and lush landscaping…

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Then again the whole point is sometimes slowing down the normal pace of life when traveling and truly savoring the details, moments, conversations, and bites….and even drinks 🍷. So maybe I wouldn’t have any quick bites in Paris. Maybe I would have a seat and relax a bit and cherish the time I have there and be fully present.

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I would still take selfies and photoshoots and capture all of the surrounding beauty. I see nothing wrong with snapping pictures of things as sometimes I find something new in old images….

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I would probably try to dine outside most of the time…

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Did you know Paris has beaches? Not really but in the summer they do dump tons of sand along the river so Parisians and tourist can enjoy a beach setting. There are sand castles, water sports to rent, and all sorts of fun.

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Lately Paris has been on my mind…

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Been working on finding perfect images to capture my thoughts and find sources since last week. I used to never want to see Paris because I am a true modern girl and have a love of skyscrapers.
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A few years ago I came across an image of the Eiffel Tower with a skyline in the background. I hopped on google and to my surprise, I found that Paris has a lot of modern skyscrapers. You never see them because you always see images of the old historical look of Paris. Ever since then, I realized I want to go there too see both

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The older I get the more I have an appreciation for old design details and I think this city emcompasses the best of both worlds…

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I think ideally, I would want to stay somewhere that had a balcony. It seems very cliche but having coffee and a croissant on a balcony would be simply perfect…

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Then I would want to walk…and walk and walk to explore and not miss the beauty of everything like bridges….

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I might even take public transportation somewhere especially when the metros look like this…

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Fabulous Wedding Dance Floors….

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I love the idea of renting vintage dressers and creating open shelving so ladies can have a spot to put their heels before hitting the dance floor…
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In conjunction with that, providing flip flops for guest to change shoes for dancing is a cool idea. This is a favor that guest would really get use out of after the wedding…

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While we are on fabulous floors….

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I had to showcase some interiors too….

{Images via Amber Interiors, J Randall Powers, Evars & Anderson, Christopher Stark, Margot Guralnick, Bridal Guide Mag, The Knot, Belle the Mag, Jasmine Star Photography, Matt Blum Photography, Sarah & Ben, & Wish Vintage Rentals}


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Tiny Tot Thursdays: Reclining Gliders…

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Today’s rocking chairs are stylish and nothing like your grandmother’s. Some of them have hidden rockers so they look just like regular chairs. I created a list of some that are modern and some that are traditional to outfit your baby’s room.

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nursery rocking chair

{Images via Emerald Kate Spade Nursery, Black, White & Gold Nursery, Style Me Pretty & Gracie Blue}


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Summer Weekend Recap No.7

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Last weekend was fun but let’s start with Thursday. I had a half day and scooped up my younger cousins. We went to the Milwaukee Public Market and I bought a lobster roll. *MOUTH WATERS* The yelp reviews for St. Paul Fish Company are correct. It is so delicious and the toasted buttered bread……omg. It comes with fries and coleslaw. I make better slaw though but it was very filling.

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Since I didn’t get pics of the place here are a few from others.
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Then we cruised Lake Drive and headed to the river/lake area by the lighthouse to eat, walk and watch boats. It was in the upper 80’s and super breezy.

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I continued the calorie filled day and tried the oreo frappe. Also delicious…

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Friday I have no pics but went to a bar for drinks with cousins. Saturday I had a seafood lunch with my mom at Twisted Fisherman which is near the casino and along the canal. That was fun to watch the party boat cruises load people up and watch folks struggle to dock their boats….

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After that we did a little shopping…

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Sunday I went with cousins to what was SUPPOSE to be a jazz festival. With only 3 food vendors and not many people, it was more like come-listen-to-jazz-on-a-stage-while-at-the-lake thing. I was disappointed. They didn’t promote well at all and everyone charged $4 for water on a hot 91 degree day. Ridiculous. The music was fine but it would have been better if they had a bunch of food trucks so it could be a foodie/jazz thing. It was free so I can’t complain too much.

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Then I headed home before the storm which was pretty nice that evening. You know I love me some thunderstorms.


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