‘Falling for’ Fridays

Just a little look into the things I’m ‘falling for’ these days… beach edition!!!


#1: These beached tones…

Coastal and Beach Decor: Coastal Decor Color Palette - Beached Tones

We don’t have a beach house but I like to pretend we do 🙂  Doesn’t this color pallet make you sigh a little in relaxation?  Love it!


#2.  These beach paintings…

John Seba-Ocean Tide


{coastal art} shoreline


great for foyer table. Coastal Art, Abstract Ocean Painting, "Into The Fog", Grey Morning at the Sea, One bird flies down the shoreline.

sold, but by this etsy artist

I have done a number of ocean paintings myself (mostly at sunrise/set) but I’m loving the more muted colors in these pieces.


#3:  This wooden beach house sign…

You can make your own with this DIY tutorial here from My Pink Life by Aimee Weaver.   I need this in my ‘beach’ house!


#4: This beachy quote…

live in the sunshine swim in the sea quote - Google Search

I have been looking for a good sea themed quote for some time for an art project I have planned for our master bathroom.  Found it!


#5:  This beachy starfish decor…

Beach Decor White Starfish Mirror -  Nautical Shell Mirror - White Starfish Seashell Mirror




Love  it

Next time we head to the beach I just might have to pick up some starfish to decorate with.  I love the look!


So that’s what I’m falling for this week!  What are some of the things you’re falling for?

‘Falling for’ Fridays

Just a little look into the things I’m ‘falling for’ these days…

#1: This swimming girl…


Sophie is a champion swimmer.  From the day she decided that water wasn’t scary it has been hard to keep her out of it.  And although it’s pretty unusual for Bostons to like water we always hoped Chloe would follow in Soph’s footsteps.  The first couple times we took her it seemed pretty unlikely… when put in the water it was clear she could swim but it didn’t seem that she would ever want to.  Well this week we went over to my sister’s place to try again.  She has a pond on the property where she lives and the girls love to go visit.  Sophie immediately jumped in to retrieve her swim toy and a few seconds later… plop!  Chloe got in by herself and swam around like a little otter!   It took her a few tries to grab the swim toy without drowning herself but she got the hang of it!  So proud of my baby girl! 🙂


#2.  This recipe…


I love finding recipes that are quick, easy, and delicious for a weeknight meal and this hit all three!   I served it over brown rice and also added steamed broccoli.  Matt and I couldn’t stop exclaiming how delicious this was and we both seriously looked forward to the leftovers (fatties, haha).  I found it on pinterest but the link to the original blog post can be found here.


#3:  This duvet set…


I’ve been wanting something lighter and brighter for our master bedroom and this set really caught my eye.  It is the Lombard Signature from Crane & Canopy.  I’ve never bought anything from them before but discovered them on The Happy Housie’s bedroom makeover post.  It’s the exact style that I’ve been looking for and much more reasonable than most bed sets I’ve seen.  I would love for the Lombard set to come live with me someday soon (hint hint Matt).


#4: This patio makeover…

Outdoor patio redesign: new deck on top of concrete slab

Matt and I have a boring ol’ slab of concrete that serves as our backyard patio.  Functionally it’s great, but it’s not so pretty on the eyes.  Since our house is built on a slab we really didn’t think we could do much in the way of a deck (and we’re not very builder-knowledgeable people).  When I stumbled upon this post by the View Along The Way I knew we had found our answer.  Pretty backyard deck here we come!


#5:  This face…

Puppy Enjoying a Popsicle

SERIOUSLY how cute is that?!?!  Sure, this is not my dog, nor do I have any idea whose dog this is, BUT it’s a squishy faced pup loving him some Popsicle.  I’ve had a rough week at work and sometimes you just need a fuzzy-pick-me-up.  You’re welcome 🙂


So that’s what I’m falling for this week!  What are some of the things you’re falling for?