Ladies and gentlemen beware, the spring cleaning madness has officially begun in our not at all messy lovely home. I swear spring’s got a spell on me, because I spent the last few days organizing paperwork, cleaning old clothes out of our closet and redecorating the girls’ bedroom - more on that later, I am so excited about their new room! And boy does it feel good, I look around and I love what I see. Oh I am no fool though, I realize this state of cleanliness and declutteredness (pretty sure that should be in the dictionary anyhow) will most likely only last a good week, a month if we’re lucky, but whatever, that was all worth it. I don’t want to sound too much like a commercial you know, but starting fresh for Spring? Priceless.

Love all of these for an eco-friendly spring cleaning: 1. Rules of laundry club by Peanutoak Print.|2. “behind every working woman is an enormous pile of unwashed laundry”. Unwashed photo print by Anita. |3. Handmade liquid laundry soap by Maalikaa |4. Hand-knitted cotton ash cloths by Utopia Home & Garden. |5. Love this tea towel by Skinny Laminx. |6. pastel mason jars by Beach Blues fill with flowers or organize your desk |7. Pretty kitchen apron in Oatmeal by Studio Patro.

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A few weeks ago my friend Gloria shared these pretty little white lies by NYC graphic designer Lauren Hom on her blog, and I found them so much fun I wanted to share them with you too. Love the whimsical typography, but what I love most is the fact that Lauren is using things that we ALL say just about every day of our life. Why do we do it though, isn’t it weird? Shouldn’t we all have the guts to say “Hey, I am gonna hang out on Pinterest for 3 hours tonight and stuff my face with ice cream at the same time” (who, me??) or “Screw salad. I’ll have the biggest steak they have.” Do we just want to make ourselves feel better? Or maybe we are afraid of how people are going to judge us if we said the truth. What about you, what’s your go-to little white lie?

In any case, make sure to check out Lauren’s shop her for more Daily Dishonesty. Happy weekend, friends!

PS: Talking about little white lies, I loved this French movie.

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Truth be told, I’ve been spending a lot of time on Pinterest lately – something about looking at pinata cake recipes and pretty prints for the girls’ room that makes my sore throat feel better, somehow. And while browsing I stumbled upon Troubadour‘s new Spring & Summer collection – it was love at first sight. Gorgeous lines with perfect details, I would easily welcome a few of these outfits in my own closet. A stunning collection, really!

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Image source.

Sometimes they quietly fall asleep in my arms, their head nestling gently in the crook of my neck. And other times they fight sleeping like it’s their greatest enemy. But when they finally let go and drift off to sleep, it’s like something magical takes place. I don’t think there is anything sweeter than to watch the little ones lost in their own little world of dreams, safe and secure in a cocoon of warmth and love. Nothing is more peaceful, and their rest becomes mine. Their little faces are so relaxed. I drop a kiss on their closed eyelids and send them off to sleep. I wonder what they dream about at night -although I am pretty sure Olivia dreams of unicorns and Madeline of a giant bowl of strawberries and cream. I could spend hours watching my little girls sleep, and I don’t think I will ever get tired of it. These are moments I want to hold on to forever.


1. Nothing like a baby in a jumpsuit. I like this striped jumpsuit at Smallable, simple and sweet.
2. Bedhead has some really nice PJs for the little ones. They were having an event on Hautelook (my new addiction!) a couple weeks ago, and I bought a set for Madeline – she won’t sleep in anything else now :)
3. How freaking cute is this little Rabbit night light? For sale on Cox & Cox.
4. Sweet organic toddler bedding set by Colette Bream.
5. Counting sheep was one of my favorite ways to go to sleep when I was little. How sweet is this print by Villa Figura?
6.In love with this animal origami mobile by Kidivist. Some pretty distraction for baby!

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The summer I fell in love with Denmark

L: Danish home via Bolig Magasinet.| R: Blueberries & Lemon Mascarpone tart by Donna Hay.

When I was a little girl, it was by far my favorite color, but now I hardly have anything blue in my home – or my closet for that matter! Not sure what happened there, today I like more energizing hues like red, green and purple. But how calming would it be to live in this Danish apartment bathed in blue? Pia, the woman who lives there, definitely worked her favorite color in and out and throughout. Blue in every room and she dared to used many shades of it. Her grey sofa complements the blue hues perfectly, while the colorful throw pillows and bed linens she added help break the monotony a bit.

Do you guys have a favorite color? How much of it do you have in your home?

And while you’re bathed in blue, you should think about baking this yummi blueberry & lemon mascarpone tart. The pictures I used at the top of my post is from a recipe by Donna Hay, but unfortunately I couldn’t find the original recipe on her site – but try this recipe by Sugar and Snapshots (pics below), seems like a winner to me!

PS: Have you entered our giveaway yet? Hurry hurry! The last day to enter is today.

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Happy Monday, hope you all had a great weekend? We went away from the city to make up from a rough week and spent the weekend at a really fun ranch/resort called Rocking Horse Ranch. The girls played in the snow, went on pony rides and splashed in the pool. On Saturday night we went snow tubing and roasted marshmallows by the fireside. We had a blast, and I really needed that. Thanks to all of you who left sweet notes last week, the girls are doing much better, and I am also getting there, slowly.

Today I just wanted to share this mood board, a little Monday cheer – I am loving these colors together. They remind me that Spring is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but I am so done with this winter!

1. How gorgeous are these ceramics by The Mod Collective?! I am hooked.| 2. This print by Jay Roeder is just what I need right now. Never give up. Ever.| 3. Painted pebbles throw pillow by Garima Dhawan on Society 6. Perfect Spring pillow!| 4. These pomegranate mousse filled donuts look so yummi! I’ll take a dozen thank-you-very-much.| 5. I’ve been on the hunt for pretty rugs  for my home and found this gorgeous rug by Loom…I think I’m in love!

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Happy Friday, friends. Sorry I went MIA after Tuesday, to tell you the truth it’s been a rather hard week. The girls were sick all week, and I went through a pretty rough patch of my own.  Nobody slept much this week….so tired that my littlest one fell asleep during lunch yesterday. Not like her at all, this girl loves her food and not one to just diss it! See how she still has her hand on her food while sleeping? :) In any case, we going away this weekend to get some fresh air & relax a bit. I’ll be back on Monday with regular posts. Hope you all have some fun plans for the weekend!

Hugs, Audrey

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Are you guys ready for another amazing Tuesday giveaway?

Today we are treating the little ones in your life – you can win a $100 gift card from Little Citizens Boutique to buy whatever your heart desires. And let me tell you, your heart’s going to desire a heck of a lot once it checks out Little Citizens Boutique!

LCB has treasures for kids from around the world – they have some of my favorite French brands like Djeco & Vilac. It is the perfect place to shop if you want well-designed toys that your kids will want to use over and over again, if you want more creativity and less big brands in your life.  In LCB’s own words: “Our toys and clothes inspire the imagination, remind us of good times past and present, and prepare little citizens for the adventures of their life.” I don’t know about you, but as far as I am concerned, that’s exactly what I expect out of toys for my own children. Did you see that little wooden coffee machine? I want it for my girls, they would have such a kick out of pretending to make coffee like mom and dad!

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TO ENTER: All you have to do is go to Little Citizens Boutique and let me know in a comment below what item you love the most!
ADDITIONAL ENTRIES- there are three ways you can get additional entries:

This giveaway is open to people worldwide, and will be open until Tuesday, March 5 at 11:59pm EST. A winner will be selected at random and contacted via email. Good luck everyone!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. A WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTED (congrats Kate!) AND CONTACTED VIA EMAIL. THANK YOU ALL FOR PARTICIPATING!

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Just a sweet photo to share with you today.

Now that the Valentine’s day craziness is over, it seems only normal that I’d like to talk about love, right? :) I didn’t really plan it that way, but last week my best friend Soazic sent me this picture of her grand-parents…made my heart melt. Her grand-parents have been in love for over sixty years - that 6.0, people!!- and I don’t know, isn’t that beautifully crazy?

I’m not a super-duper romantic kind of girl – oh I love a weekend away with hubby and small attentions, but I’ve never really been into rose petals on the bed or Nicholas Sparks movies for that matter. But seeing that kind of endless, genuine love almost brings tears to my eyes. We all know that being in a relationship isn’t all filled with pink and unicorns, and it takes a great deal of work and understanding to make sure that love doesn’t die with time -but personally, I am up for the challenge. Because growing old with my best friend, that’s one of my biggest wishes, and really, I couldn’t imagine my life any other way but with my husband next to me, holding my hand and making silly jokes. Happy Monday, friends!

PS: Did you enter our giveaway?! Hurry, hurry, you have until tomorrow to do so!

Image credit: Photography by Soazic Gardais.

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Last weekend I was miserable – runny nose and soreness that comes from blowing it too often, felt chilly and all I wanted was to hang out under the cover.And let’s not talk about my (rather grumpy) mood, shall we? Hubby helped out with the girls, prepared me about a thousand cups of tea, and that alone helped so much. When you’re sick, the smallest intention goes a long way! And so I thought, wouldn’t it be so nice to make a little something special for our friends when they are sick? Here a list of fun little DIYs that will help you save you friend’s day:

  • FOR AN UPSET STOMACH: How pretty is this hot water bottle cosy? Hot water bottles are so great to help relieve stomach ache – or any muscle pain for that matter. I also heard that ginger beer is one of the best remedies if you feel a bit of nausea/upset stomach, so I found this great little recipe.
  • FOR A SORE THROAT:I don’t know if it’s true, but I heard that eating 3 or 4 marshmallows soothes a sore throat. Apparently, the gelatin helps relieving irritation. Plus, I am pretty sure that the sight of these color dipped marshmallows alone would make anyone feel better :)
  • FOR MORNING SICKNESS: Is it me, or is there something in the water? In the past three weeks I’ve heard of 5 of my friends expecting a baby for July! Ginger is one of the best thing to calm morning sickness, and I’m sure it would make my friends’ day to receive a pretty little box filled with this yummy candied ginger.
  • SOOTHE A COLD: When I had a cold last week, my nose and lips were so so dry! I wish I had some of this pink grapefruit sugar lip scrub and some great coconut moisturizer to make it all better!

Of course, you can also just bring them a box of Advil that you picked up at the pharmacy…but if you have the time, I think any of these little will make your friends feel all that much more loved and cared for. Do you guys have any special homemade remedies that you make for yourself or friends when sick?

Happy weekend, friends!

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