Wishing, hoping, thinking and praying

As of this week our future move has become more official/real: we’ve given our 30 day notice that we’re moving out. So, God willing, we’ll be gone in slightly less than a month. I’m nervous, happy, sad, scared and excited all at the same time. Basically I’m a complete emotional mess. Over the last month I’ve been daydreaming of what our new place will be like, and in hopes of finding ideas I’ve been hunting online for cool room pictures and home ideas….. and of course only manage to find spaces I can only dream of having. Every now and then I find some things and spaces that may be possible…..here’s some of my favorites today.

{via: loving.living.small….this is actually her house}

I love some of her accents like the side table and lamp and her bookshelves. She also has good ideas for small spaces, so I check her blog often.

{design*sponge before and after makeovers}

I love this little corner!

{sneak peek: kimberly + john canale via: design*sponge}

I often love their sneak peeks into peoples homes and I especially love this one! I love all of it!!

{via: SNOOP, Amanda personally styled this house}

I love every room in this house!


We can all dream right?


~Mrs. B


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Happy Weekend ~ fabulous new additions to my blogroll

Here are 9 new wonderful reads that I’ve been obsessed with for a while now and I know soon you will too.  They’re all full of fashion+style, food+entertaining, cities+travel, design, and much much more sweet girly goodness (and some interests for the gents too)…as you well know, ALL my favorite!!  Hope you find some inspiration for your daily life!

{Mimi + Meg}

{Crow and Canary}

{Apartment #34}

{Oh Joy!}

{cupcakes and cashmere}

{hither & thither}

{the city sage}

{A cup of Jo}

{lox papers}

These should be really fun reads this weekend!! Enjoy!!

~Mrs. B

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Mirror, mirror on the wall….

Ok..so it’s not a mirror it’s a frame, but it could be a mirror!!

I’ve had this Ikea mirror looking frame for a long, long time (more than 2 years) just sitting behind some furniture.

I’d wanted to paint it for a while now, but didn’t until this last week and now I LOVE it!! I used a gold spray paint and I also painted the glass with some chalkboard paint just for fun.  Maybe someday I’ll make it a mirror.  Isn’t it awesome?! I put it in the kitchen/dining area at the perfect height for self notes or love notes to N.



~Mrs. B

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We didn’t go to disneyland we went wine tasting with our dear friends Brandon & Emily and that was fine by me.  We had a blast! Brandon had wine tasting tickets to South Coast Winery (costa mesa) so it was free!!

Oh also…here’s the picture of my newly painted white wall….it makes our living room look a lot bigger. I like it.

~Mrs. B
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busy weekend….

For such a “laid back” weekend….it was quite full of things to do and places to be….

Friday was my dad’s birthday so we drove down to SD and it took us 3 hours because there was CRAZY TRAFFIC!!  We had a lovely dinner at Il Fornaio in Coronado and idiot that I am I didn’t take any pictures. I’m super bummed.  I really used to be much better at taking photos of everything….I MUST get back into that!

I kind of made up on Saturday by using both my phone and my Instax camera at Brooke’s first birthday party.  My friend Amanda and her mom totally outdid themselves with a “Madeline” theme party.  It was so so cute; and miss Brooke Bella looked adorable in her red tutu and navy blue high tops! My mom came up for the party so it was nice to spend a little bit of time with her.

……..While I was at the kiddie party Mr. B was filming a traditional Greek wedding in Santa Barbara which according to his stories was a super fun wedding and we might have some new friends for when we move to NYC.  Yes…we’re seriously, seriously thinking about this move now. He’s doing most of the researching and our parents really aren’t super ecstatic, but we’ve been praying about it since we got married and this is the one city that has remained on our list.  México (our other option) will be put on the back burner for now since we’ve decided it’s a little mellow for our life right now and we want to experience a fun city at least for a little bit.

Last week I decided it was finally time to paint my red walls back to the original white that the rest of the apartment has.  I didn’t take any before pics but they were the color of the bar stool I posted. Yes. very bright.  It’s been more than 2 years since they’ve been red and I’m over them so I started yesterday with the primer (I’m hoping to get the actual paint from my apt. manager so I don’t have to buy it). Here’s the first coat….you can still see the red in the background.

~Mrs. B
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