Tag Archives: Spring

Happy Weekend

“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.”
–   L. M. Montgomery

{Image Courtesy of Coastal Living

Dining Al Fresco

Happy Spring — tomorrow is the first day of Spring!  We made it through that long, icky winter.  The weather is supposed to be glorious in Richmond this weekend and we are hoping to dine al fresco on the deck, dust off the boat and enjoy a great weekend with friends.

In celebration of Spring, and to banish all thoughts of “wintry mixes” and piles of brown snow from your mind, imagine yourself in one of these outdoor rooms, with a glass of wine, an antipasto platter and your best friends….

Happy weekend!

P.S. I have a great GIVEAWAY coming up on Monday that I know you all will LOVE! 

P.P.S.  I won a giveaway!  A huge thanks to Jackie at Sweetie Pie Pumpkin Noodle for the awesome zig zag pouch.

{All images courtesy of My Home Ideas}

Buy This, Not That: Looks for Spring!

It’s been a while since I have put together a “Buy This, Not That” post.  I am featuring Boden today because I was so inspired by their Spring catalog!  This company, founded in the UK, is my new favorite source for versatile clothes with great quality and good value.  Boden’s Spring look reminds me of Kate Spade meets J.Crew, for less….

LOVE THIS?

{Bali, Kate Spade, $198}

BUY THIS!

{Strappy Wedges, Boden, $138}

LOVE THIS?

{Grosgrain Plisse Priti, Kate Spade, $355}

OR THIS?


{Flutter-Flower Clutch, J. Crew, $128}

BUY THIS!

{Fabulous Clutch, Boden, $98}

LOVE THIS?


{Connect Four Reina Dress, Kate Spade, $395}

BUY THIS!

{Must Have Shift, Boden, $148}

LOVE THIS?


{Regina Metallic Leather Ballet Flats, J. Crew, $278}

BUY THIS!

{Embellished Flats, Boden, $118}

LOVE THIS?


{Watch Hill Zippered Darcy, Kate Spade, $295}

BUY THIS!

{Patent Stripe Tote, Boden, $228}

LOVE THIS?

{Bettye Muller, Heirloom, Piperlime, $220}

BUY THIS!

{Colourblock Wedges, Boden, $148}

Check it out!  There is so many more fabulous spring items at Boden right now.  Happy bargain hunting and come on Spring!

P.S.  As I write this, a foot of snow sits on the ground and we have two more snow storms on the horizon this week.  Before last month, we didn’t even own a snow shovel!  Sooooo, as an understatement, I am desperate for Spring!