{Live here, eat that} icelandic home in Sweden

L: Home via Hus o Hem| R: Spicy grapefruit margarita via The Life Styled. hi friends! I am on my way to France with the girls – flying alone with all 3 girls, wish me luck! Today I wanted to share this sweet place from Sweden. The owners of this lovely home are from Iceland [...]

Hubby’s new office corner

office in wood green and blue

Hi friends – I am back! Well, almost. I am on my way back – I have a few more guest posts left to share with you, but I am slowly transitioning back into blogger mode…and figuring out how to balance it out with the little babe I am so so thankful for all of [...]

{live here, eat that} berry purple

purple berries

L:Jenny’s house via Dos Family & Hus o Hem|R: Meringue blackberry & blueberry tart by My Little Fabric Last week somehow my husband’s coworkers ended up finding my blog somehow, and apparently they were a bit dumb-founded – they said “YOU? You LIVE there?” As in “You, the super masculine geek that you are? You [...]

8 tips to turn your outdoor space into an oasis

10 tipes to turn your outdoor space into an oasis

Sorry I missed a post or two guys, between Madeline’s birthday and the too many margaritas I had yesterday for Cinco de Mayo (ha – I wish)…no actually, I’ve had a lot of contractions these past few days, my midwife thinks little girl is going to show up soon so I am trying to rest [...]

Beautiful (and affordable!) custom frames + a $150 giveaway!

affordable custom frames for wall gallery

All custom frames by Framed and Matted. Raise your hand if you’ve ever had prints that you needed to hang up on your walls, but they just ended up collecting dust in a closet because the thought (and cost!) of getting them custom framed gave you chills? I was about to really give up on [...]

{live here, eat that} urban pastels

pastel cake and pastels for the home

L: Small apartment via Decor8  | R: Vanilla blackberry mascarpone cake for two by Sweetapolita.  Usually I am all about homes that don’t have a lot of darker colors (if any), but I am loving the contrast of darker colors with pastels –  the pastels help soften the industrial vibe of this home, and the [...]

I’ll leave a treat under your pillow…

color inspiration in green yellow and pink

When I was little, my grandma almost always came to have Sunday lunch with us, and every now and then when I’d go to bed at night I’d find a little treat under my pillow. Nothing much, a piece of candy or  picture or a little treasure she found in her attic that she knew [...]

A little bathroom refresh

tropical bathroom inspiration board

1. |2. |3. |4. |5. |6. As if putting together baby’s nursery wasn’t enough (more about that here and here), I’ve also decided to do a little “refresh” in our upstairs bathroom. welcome to the journals of a mad nesting woman  I never did much to our bathroom when we moved to Berkeley last summer, [...]

Decorate with amazing removable wallpapers

how to decorate with removable wallpaper

Have you guys ever tried using removable wallpaper? I put removable wallpaper on a couple of walls in our home, and I’m addicted now, so I thought I’d share a bit about my experience and a few tips – but before I do that, don’t forget to enter the giveaway, today’s the last day! When [...]

{live here, eat that} Pistachio

pistachio cupcakes and pistachio kicthen island

L: Australian beach house via Share Design |R: Pistachio  and white chocolate cupcakes by Fresh.  Happy Tuesday, friends! I don’t know if it’s the effect of Easter and Spring and all these pink, green and blue rabbits I see everywhere in the stores, but I’ve so into pastel colors right now. Are you feeling it [...]