Florida: What's Not to Love

Bowman's Beach on Sanibel Island in Florida.

What is not to love?

What a beautiful day we had here in Florida in January! Never mind that there has been torrential downpour the past three days, this one glorious sunny and warm day made the flight from Seattle to MSP and MSP to Orlando and drive to Ft. Myers all worth it!

Happy January, I hope these beach images warm you up on a cold winter's day if you're staring outside into the snowy landscape, or into a cold wet downpour of rain. Wherever you find yourself, blessings upon your evening and enjoy it right where you're at!

Good night lovelies,

AnaLisa

Trends I'm Loving: Home Decor

1. Mixed Metals

jimschmid photography

jimschmid photography

Brass lights, stainless steel appliances, brushed nickel faucet, oil-rubbed bronze barn door track, aged brass lighting each side of vent hood, brass pulls and knobs. All are like artwork and jewelry to a room and they are working in this kitchen! LOVE.

 

2. White Woodwork as Art

Muskoka Living Interiors.

Muskoka Living Interiors.

This hallways remains one of my favorite spaces to date. So funny that a hallway could make your heart skip a beat, but truly this one does! What I am loving when I disect this space is everything is so simple and beautiful and peaceful and lovely white still being interesting, arty, complete and finished! The beauty is in the architectural detail of the woodwork! Love. Shiplap walls, trim, thick casing above the doors, crown moulding, tongue and groove beadboard ceiling, that fabulous door, and the small accent of the oil-rubbed bronze door knobs and hardware on the door. LOVE.

3. Wall-Mount Faucets

Nick Noyes Architecture.

Nick Noyes Architecture.

What is not to love.

 

4. Belgian Linen

Atlantahomesmag.

Atlantahomesmag.

Just give me some linen, some more linen and then some more linen. Talk about beauty, white shiplap walls and linen. Pretty much all you need in life for simple beauty home perfection.

5. Cute Switchplates

Jessica Helgerson.

Jessica Helgerson.

I keep coming back to this little powder bathroom design and when I take a look at the details I keep coming back to that adorable little bathroom light switch! I've seen these on off switch plate old school style lights for sale at Restoration Hardware in various finishes. I love the brushed nickel plates as well with just the normal style but updated from standard. Attention to the details! Love these simple details.

 

It is fun looking at different rooms and spaces and figuring what you like about them. One of my favorite things to do is go on pinterest, houzz, or even instagram and type in the search for a certain look I'm going for - and keep on searching until I find a room that is exactly pleasing to my eye and what I'm going for! Might not be the easiest way or most time efficient but sure is fun! :) 

Much love to you lovely readers, may your evening be blessed and beautiful and anointed and God-given and God-breathed! 

xx,

AnaLisa

 

Home Alone Marathons

Who doesn't love a good Home Alone Marathon day?

Home Alone I, II, III, & IV, Check!

Andrew has been walking around with that airplane pillow around his neck all day... Hilarious. To Kindergarten pick up and back. 

Christmas vacation just around the corner! After December 18 I'm not allowing myself to re-arrange anything, run to and fro or any of that... just outings as a family, Christmas fun, Board Games, Movies, Family Walks and whatever else we can discover to do as a family (FOR FREE) here in the Pacific Northwest.

Merry Christmas everyone!

xx,

AnaLisa

And the Winner Is...

Anthropologie Aurora Multicolored String Lights!

Never thought the day would come that I would like colored lights for Christmas decorating (in my old age that is!) but it has come!

I wanted to do something fun for Christmas this year. You know, be the FUN mom.

So, I did it. 

I bought COLORED lights!

These puppies right here.

I bought the Small 6ft battery operated strand, one strand, for our boy's room. These boys have been through quite a bit in the past few years. All good, but still so much change, I wanted for their sake a little twinkle and fun right in their room. I put this in a large jar on their night light! (The Hungarian glass jar by Restoration Hardware) and walla! A little colorful sparkle to get them in the holiday spirit. They really did LOVE them and they work GREAT as a nightstand!

I want to put beach shells in the jar the rest of the year, but for now I am loving the function of this night light.

There you have it, my single winner for what one Christmas decoration to spend money on this year. Twinkle lights. I bought them on Black Friday with 25% off and free shipping. And yes, also purchased a 50 ft strand for some birch tree lighting, three more white 6' strands, and one 100 ft strand that I ended up having to return because half the lights weren't working. It was an investment, but one I am so happy with! Glad to spend money on lights and just lights this year. Simple, minimal Christmas decorating and loving it.

Hugs everyone, sleep well. I'm looking forward to blogging again more. Just my random finds and thoughts and home stuff.

xx

AnaLisa