Happy Easter & Easter Decor

by Tina on April 18, 2014

in Celebrations, Decor, our home

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Easter is nearly here and I do not know why exactly, but every year it seems to take me by surprise.  Perhaps it is because winter feels so long and then suddenly spring arrives and along with it, Easter.  Or maybe it is partly because I imagine as many of us grow older the thrill of this holiday could easily diminish but the message never really does.  I love that Easter stands for hope and freedom and how incredibly perfect it is that it comes when everything is blooming and there is so much newness in the air.

Despite loving Easter though, I’m afraid that my Easter Decor has never been much to speak of.  I have always struggled with finding a way to bring Easter decor into our home in a modern way.  This year was my first time to go all out with an elaborate table setting, and since then I have continued to add the Easter spirit to our home in the form of vintage bunnies and marzipan eggs.  Being in Denmark has really inspired me because seeing how Danes incorporate holiday decor into their modern homes is so special.

No matter what your style, I hope you will find a little inspiration today that will bring a bit of Easter to your home.

Happy Easter from our home to yours!  xx

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If you are on the hunt for last minute Easter Ideas Here are a Few Links:

Create a Quick and Simple Easter Washi Tape DIY

Capture a Perfectly Imperfect Easter Photo of your Family this year

Try our Greek Easter Bread Recipe- Guaranteed to be a family favorite!

I’ll be sharing more Easter Inspiration on Instagram over the weekend!

Check out this Collection of Easter Inspiration for last minute ideas!

 Hide your Peeps because I’m pretty sure the Peep Bandit is on the loose again…

The cutest Easter Bunny EVER.

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The Modern Leather Strap Hanger

by Tina on April 16, 2014

in Decor, our home

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I was visiting with Niki from My Scandinavian Home recently and totally crushing on the gorgeous and modern leather strap hanger that she had in her home.  I was so happy to learn that it came from the very talented Stockholm based designer, Mathilda Clahr, who produces these handmade Straps from organic vegetable tanned leather in Sweden.  Mathilda is a design student and I see such talent in her.  It is so exciting to imagine what this very talented girl is going to do if this is where she starts!

The straps come in three different colors, nude as shown, or black and brown.  They are super easy to install and can be used in countless ways around the house and office.  I thought about hanging my by my desk like this, and then I thought about hanging them in the entry for scarves or the kitchen for a tea towel or in the boys’ room… but I kind of love one right here in my living room holding my latest magazine issue.

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If you are interested in finding out more about Mathilda’s Straps, visit her blog or her Instagram.

Photography: Tina Fussell

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Easter Dress for Mom

by Tina on April 15, 2014

in Celebrations, Fashion

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When I was a little girl my parents always bought me a special Easter Dress every spring. Over the years the dresses came in many different varieties… it was the 80′s so there were plenty of years with very puffy sleeves and loads of tulle!  Maybe it is a bit of an overindulgence but I still like to keep the tradition alive with my children and even though my husband did not grow up with this tradition, he always lets me choose a dress as well.  And why shouldn’t there be a special Easter Dress for Mom, right?  It can be so hard to treat ourselves when our kids’ wants and needs are seemingly endless, but there are few things better in the world than slipping into a new dress and dressing up for a beautiful Spring day, especially if it happens to be a very twirly dress!

This year I chose something very simple (sorry, the puffy sleeves of yesteryears have yet to make a return) because Denmark is so casual and I wanted something special but versatile as well.  Whether you are dressing up for Easter or for a special Spring day, I highly recommend this gorgeous dress from By Malene Birger.  It is so beautiful and soft that I am certain you will want to wear it every day of spring and summer.

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Do any of you like to get dressed up for Easter or for Spring as well?

Photography: Jack Fussell

 

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H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection

by Tina on April 14, 2014

in Fashion

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Hello, and Happy Monday!  Are you ready to jump into another week?  Much like last week, there is so much great stuff going on and I cannot wait to get started!  I popped into H&M last Thursday and was completely in awe of the beautiful new Conscious Exclusive Collection.  They are calling it bohemian flair and flamenco-inspired elegance and I think they have absolutely nailed it.  Each piece is so beautiful, which would be motivation enough to make a purchase, but the best part about this collection is the fact that it is focused on using sustainable and environmentally friendly materials.  It really excites me to see a big company such as H&M stepping up and making moves to better the world through producing high quality products with sustainability in mind.

The collection was literally flying off the racks and I could not help but grab up a couple items for myself, including the Pleated Tier Top, which is made with 100% recycled materials and the Lyocell Blend Skirt, which is made from 100% organic cotton.  I hope that other companies will follow in the footsteps of H&M and start created more collections like the Conscious Exclusive Collection.  If enough of us prove that we are willing to pay just a little bit more to make a difference in the world then maybe we can shape the future world for our children!

Here are some of my favorite pieces, but visit H&M for the full collection…

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All images: H&M

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Friday Faves

by Tina on April 11, 2014

in Beauty, Decor, DIY, Fashion

I know that I usually only post once a day, but there is SO much going on and I am so overwhelmed by the sudden influx of cool stuff to share, that I just could not help but share some of my favorite discoveries this week.  Here are some of my personal favorites this week:

traveling mama dip dyed bouquet 1. I had a blast creating these simple and easy to create Dipped Dyed Bouquets for A Subtle Revelry.

2. I still have bunnies on the brain and these little chocolate bunnies from Hotel Chocolat are so cute and insanely delicious!

3. The Ferm Living Easter Catalog is so adorable and filled with some really great Easter ideas…

4. The new Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet is my absolute favorite scent for this spring.  It is divine!

5. I am completely in love with these vinyl “candy” satchels from Furla.  They come in loads of different colors here!

PS Don’t forget to sign up for this weekend’s giveaway here!  Happy Weekend, everyone!  

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