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it wasn’t long ago that i was crushing on the home of sophia of mokkasin blog.  so when a new home tour, of the same home, emerged so did more love for this swedish beauty of a family home.  the light and lived in quality in this home is what i’m always drawn to.  see what i mean . . .

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click through to take a peek in the bedrooms.

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June 5, 2014

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it’s no secret that i’m a fashionABLE super fan.  i love their scarves (i never go far without one) + i love their mission (to create sustainable business for africans so they are not dependent on charity, but instead earn the dignity of a job).  and, today there is even more love going around because fashionABLE has just added a new product – a blanket!

the mehari blanket is so gorgeous!  it’s great for both indoor and outdoor use.  think cozying up on the couch with a good book and warm cup of tea or a summer picnic in the park (or beach, if you are so lucky).  i’m using mine draped over my bed.

i don’t know what could be better then helping to empower and invest in women by purchasing a pretty new blanket.  i love that helping create jobs (buy purchasing these products) gives women, an ocean away, the opportunity to create . . .   create beauty with her hands, but also create a bright future.

for the next 48 hours fashionABLE is offering F R E E shipping on the mehari blanket to all la la lovely readers.  just use code : LALAFREE

click, through to see how else i’m using my blanket :

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sometimes you just stumble upon something that leads to another something and gets you thinking about a lot of things.  this house happened and thoughts began to abound abound.  i saved the above photo from pinterest, as i do.  there is a whole lot of whole “ness” going on in the photo.  likley an english country side house.  a home covered in ivy and memories with all kinds of windows open ushering in the wind and sky painted the same hue of blue.  a window you can pass food right through to your inside looking outside table.  i started imagining the conversations that could happen there and the laughter that likey ensues.  there was so much goodness grasping my attention that i didn’t even notice the dog.  the kind that surely guards your home and your heart and makes any house a home.  the photograph did the talking, no words spoken or written to read.  i clicked on, hoping for more and i found it (thank you selby).   i found a house crush, like i normally do.  it wasn’t a “i like that room”, “i like that arrangement,” and an “i like those blooms blooming here and there and everywhere.”  it was an, “i’ve stumbled upon a soul home.”  and while, i love all white, and clean and crisp . . . what i love even more is a home that has not only soul but a soul.

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i clicked on to find out more, (my sister calls me a google whore – i know i know) and come to find, amanda brooks the owner of this soul home was the former fashion director at barneys who has a blog.  she is the kind that left all of that for all of this, all because of a little inspiration from another blogger, ree drummond (you know, the pioneer woman).

want to see more?

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February 20, 2014

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i’ve loved christine dovey’s, of bijou and boheme, home the first time i laid eyes on it, several years ago.  it’s always been good and gorgeous, but it just keeps getting better.  christine’s style is feminine, modern, glamorous and yet refreshingly unfussy.  i’m totally swooning over her latest feature on SMP Living and her newly designed website.

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one of my favorite things about christine’s decorating is that she never misses a detail.

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i’m beyond loving designer caroline z. hurley’s home featured in the latest edition of rue mag.  i’ve long been crushing on caroline z. hurley’s work and now i’m head over heels for her home.

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that couch is like my dream as far as couches are concerned.  big.  squishy.  pillowy.

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do you live in a small space?  what are you secrets?  i love the bed above the kitchen (above).  why not?

this 3rd small space edition by rue and it is a gem of ideas for small spaces.  you can read the full issue here.