Friday, April 26, 2013

'Five Things' Friday

Yay, it's finally Friday! How was your week? Mine flew by, as usual. I hope you enjoy today's 'five things' round-up and as always, feel free to share anything that's inspired you, moved you, or is on your mind! I always love reading your comments. Have a happy, relaxing weekend.

One. This cozy kitchen nook is beyond fabulous. Designer Montana Burnett did an amazing job balancing bold color and pattern, creating an illusion that the space is bigger than it really is. LOVE the horizontal stripes! [Image via Style at Home]

Two. My father-in-law came over for dinner last night and I decided to make this Vegetable Tian dish that I found on Pinterest, to accompany grilled chicken and steamed brown rice. Let me tell you - it turned out amazing and everyone loved it. It was super easy to make, was bursting with flavor and actually very healthy. You must try it! I promise you'll love it. (Note: I omitted the cheese on top and broiled the veggies for about 3 minutes instead once they were done roasting). [Recipe and image via Simply Gourmet]

Three. I can't help myself from sharing snapshots of my son Luke. He brings so much joy to my life! [Photo via Instagram / juliethigpen]

Four. My down comforter has been "naked" for waaay too long and is in desperate need of a duvet cover! I'd love something with pattern but this fluffy white Pintuck Duvet from West Elm is calling my name. Doesn't it just make you want to crawl right in and sleep for days? [Image via West Elm]

Five. Even at 32 years old, I still dream of having a tree house. This one is pretty incredible, right? Forget building one for the kids, it's the adults who really need one! I'd escape here with a stack of design magazines and a bottle of wine whenever possible. [Image via Pinterest]



  1. We just got that white pin tuck duvet from we....and it is totally worth it!!!!!!!

  2. I LOVE my West Elm pintuck duvet! I have the white too and yes, it is as comfortable as it looks. Be careful though b/c it rips really easily at the gathers, so you just have to be gentle when you pull on it. No joke, the first week I put in on my bed, I had such serious anxiety that I was just going to rip it to shreds that I barely slept! You will learn to love it though :)

  3. I have that duvet! Ill be honest with you - it looks great when it's on, but it's a lot thinner than I thought it would be and you have to be very gentle with it - the pintucking rips out if you pull the duvet too hard (ie while making the bed)!

  4. I don't care how old I get, I will always want a tree house. Especially that one.

  5. Love the West Elm pintuck duvet. I first saw it earlier this week for the first time at Smart N Snazzy. She found a much cheaper version at Target that's pretty close for $60 for shams and duvet.

  6. love the chandelier :D


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