The work on our "downsizing house" is continuing to move forward. Because of some family issues, I have been up north quite a bit since Christmas but this has given me a better opportunity to watch as the changes and selections we have made come to fruition. I am really pleased with the doors that we chose, the black hardware, and the Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist wall color.
The winter up here has been horrendous and I thought February would never end, but then all of a sudden it did ( February, but apparently not winter) and I realized I hadn't posted my Latest Loves - February Edition. Better late than never right? What am I a fangirl of lately?
Well, first I fell in love with these stylish placemats They would be great anywhere but I can definitely see them with tropical or coastal table tops. I loved them, even more, when I saw them paired with these pretty Spring dishes.
We had an amazing Valentine's Day dinner with some friends at their house on the 14th. While we were there I noticed they had this stellar roll-up stainless steel grate/mat from Franke.
It's just so great having cool friends that introduce me to products and ideas that I didn't even know existed ( insert smiley face) This mat idea is so smart and functional I had to order one for our kitchen.
I was only in Florida for about two weeks in February and this isn't even peak mosquito season but the few mosquitoes that are there always seem to find me. I feel like I've tried every bug spray out there but this one is the best one I have tried yet and without that obnoxious bug spray odor.
With all of this remodeling, we have been doing I feel like the only things I have been purchasing are faucets and light fixtures. My head has been in remodeling world but this great new handbag definitely turned my head toward the fashion side of things.
I never knew much about this actress, let alone that her invention of Frequency Hopping, which allowed radio signals to be moved from one frequency to another during World War II to protect ships from German submarines, would ultimately become the core or foundation of today's GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi. Wow! Sorry, Al Gore. You didn't invent the internet. Hedy beat you to it.
And last but not least, how fun is this preppy striped chest of drawers? LOVE. IT. So affordable! Find it here.
As a Midwesterner that has recently relocated to a coastal state, I am inspired by color and elegant but casual coastal design. I'd love to have you follow along as we update our home one colorful project at a time.
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