kitchenette is for that lovely in your life that loves pottering about in the kitchen (or at the table). i wouldn’t limit it to the cook, although anything on this list would be great for a cook, baker, or host. however, if you drink coffee, salt your food, or are serious about snacks, then, this is a list for you and and yours.
1. nimbus cloud serving board / i’m a little obsessed with boards at the moment. this one is the super cutest and i adore the raindrops. they make the perfect snack plates for little ones.
2. linen tea towels / these tea towels are darling. such a fun reminder to cook everyday.
3. gold coffee spoons / i love the idea of making something so common, such as coffee, so extraordinary.
4. our common mug / i love anything that has a good story. this mug was created by two friends who found themselves separated by miles but seemingly joined by coffee + a common mug. when you order you get one for you and one to send to your bestie. these are the ties or mugs that bind.
5 . kinfolk table / i love cookbooks. my favorite kind are the ones that include great writing and beautiful photography.
6. mildred potholders / because every kitchen needs a bit of frill.
7. global paring knife / this little knife is the bees knees. it’s perfect for slicing up a few snacks.
8. concrete salt and pepper shakers / have you noticed the concrete trend? i think these little salt and pepper shakers are pretty groovy. it’s the simplicity that makes these so sophisticated, in my opinion.
9. butter warmer / this wee pan is just the thing to rescue you from melting butter in the microwave.
more kitchenette holiday gift ideas here. and, a la la littles gift guide tomorrow.
p. s. for more ideas, you can shop all my holiday ideas on luvocracy.
this post is in collaboration with uncommon goods. all opinions are my own.
most brilliant plant hanger idea ever.
darling holiday diy that captures what i’d like my holiday to be. calm + bright.
this dress for holiday parties. i have it in black + think this little jacket works great with it.
could it be said any better? i think not. always a ray bradbury fan.
just because i couldn’t resist the cuteness. did you see this spoof on what does the fox say?
how pretty and simply lovely is this cake? and, chocolate chip anything pretty much works for me.
what are you loving this week?
how are you holding up friends? was thanksgiving crazy? restful? busy? thankful? i’m kinda feeling the word to describe my thanksgiving is blurr. i tried to be present but with 15 extra people visiting for the week, i feel like everything was in fast forward. i wish i could have sat down and had individual time with each person.
whilst i was hoping to have cyber monday biz to share with you, i must admit i don’t (so will you share some good deals with me?). i instead have a sick puppy today. and by puppy i mean kid. specifically the one pictured above. so we are cuddled up in bed watching movies and snuggling. and, anyhow, i thought you’d like to see some mess. because, maybe it will make you feel better as you are cleaning up yours today. be back tomorrow with la la loving (+ gift guides later this week).
more mess, including lego carnage, (and what is hidden in the cabinet) after the jump :
p.s. if you want to see my house, clean, check out my home tour on design mom!
hi friends! just stopping in to say happy thanksgiving. i hope you have a great one. a fantastic one, really.
also, i’m over on design mom today being featured in the living with kids column. i absolutely love this column on design mom. i think it is so fun to see how other families live, don’t you? i’ve never really done a whole home tour and shared liked this … so if you’d like to see how we live and bit more about my home pop on over and let me know what you think!
xo . trina
i am all about little corners or happy spots, as i like to call them. and, my happy spot now happens to be in our family room thanks to my custom made day bed by adams and august.
it’s so great, i thought it deserved its own post. i wanted a piece that could be versatile and ultimately cozy. the piece nestled up to the bookshelves instantly turned our corner into a reading nook. but don’t think us to brainy. we also push the piece around (since its on casters) and cozy up on it for movie night. and, since it is actually a day bed it works great for an extra bed when guests are here (like this week)!
while i was busy dreaming up ways to stack and and pile blankets to make the piece soft, squidy and princes and the peay, jason of adams and august was busy working on all of the gorgeous details like the pretty circles on the edge of the piece.
i couldn’t be happier with my daybed. it’s fits our style and life style perfectly.
you can see more of adams & august work here + if anyone is intrested you can purchase the same model here.
tell me, do you have a happy spot in your home? i’d love to hear about it.
p.s. you can see the daybed in action on our video.
all images by white shutter photography
hi friends. it’s me. duh, of course it is. it’s monday morning and i have 11 guest arriving in a few short hours. but, that’s not what i’m writing about (its whats on my mind – so it came out). for the past couple of months i have been a very busy bee coordinating 9 holiday trunk shows across the country for The Land of Nod.
before i go any further i want to make mention that Nod is offering la la lovely readers 15% november 25-27th (code : LOVELY). This is good news because there are so many cute things to buy (for your kids, for yourself, for your tree!)
ok, you all know how much i love nod (remember when they came to my house). i mean, let me count the ways…. they have gorgeous, quality products (for the whole family), their creative direction is superb (hello catalog that is more like a magazine, which i can’t ever seem to throw away) and oh, the people – i heart them all.
the concept the holiday parties was a trunk show, showcasing Nod’s super rad holiday decor + toys, hosted by bloggers in 9 different cities. each blogger host was able to use Nod product to design their space uniquely…..
i headed out to LA to help with the trunk show there, which was hosted by kelly lanza of studio diy (do you know kelly? if you don’t, you should) at the honest company (love them too).
kelly has some serious mad diy skillz (sorry there is no other way to put it). i found myself either gushing or feeling pangs of jealousy because, truthfully, i am not even this crafty in my mind (and, i try to be very crafty – in my mind). i mean look at this dollhouse . . . each host was given a cottage dollhouse to design and display. do you see the little mac computer? kelly transformed her house into a loft space. it’s LA. of course.
there was crafting, and chatting, and shopping ,and the tiniest tacos that you ever did see. we had such a fun time. and this was only one event (hey look, its me in the blue dress in the left hand corner). you can see more photos from Nod’s party at Honest here.
i hope you’ll take advantage of the discount and get in on this holiday goodness :
Nod is offering la la lovely readers 15% november 25-27th. use the code LOVELY
here are some of the items kelly used in LA. i love it all …
All the Colors of the Rainbow Ornaments / Candy Cane Ornament / Festive Felt Garland / Candy Cane Garland / Peppermint Twist Felt Garland / This Garland is Shaping Up / Confetti Stocking / Rainbow Stocking / Kardboard Kingdom / Cottage Dollhouse /Toot Sweet Hanging Pinwheels / Gingerbread Girl / Gingerbread Boy / Candy Cane / Prefab Housing
AND, pop on over to the other hosts sites to take a look at all of the events (equal amounts of creativity and total awesomeness) and how the product was styled differently :
Lay Baby Lay / Simply Grove / Look Linger Love / No Monsters in My Bed + A Feteful Life /Ampersand Design Studio / Finding My Feet / 6th Street Design School + Small Fry Blog / Simplified Bee + Michaela Noelle Design + The Makery
more photos on instagram under #nodevents
Photos by Mary Costa Photography
happy friday. do you ever feel like making it through the week is such an accomplishment? I feel this for different reasons at different times. some weeks the days, no minutes, drag on and on i look to the weekend just for the sake of excitement and the splurge of adult conversation. other weeks, like this one, are so jam packed and full on that you think you’ll somehow manage that extra sliver of sleep just because its a saturday or sunday.
whether your week was boring or full speed ahead, i hope you’ll take some time for you. in fact, i’m charging you all to be kind to yourself (daily) during this crazy, manic, supposed to be joyous, always stressful, season. i’m sharing a few ideas to get you started :
5 ways to be kind to yourself over on clementine daily…..because when you are kind to yourself you will be kind to others!
*did you enter the giveaway for 5 beautiful pieces from imm living? only a few hours left.
A FEW OF MY FAVES THIS WEEK +
01 / we chat a lot about mom’s online and not enough about dad’s.
02 / all the best DIYs in one place. yeah!
03 / oh good because i was wondering my closet was beginning to look too much like mr. rogers
04 / friday night pizza upgrade.
05 / a great take (out) on advent calendars.
LOVELY Pictures : INSTAGRAM / Inspiration : PINTEREST / Chatter : TWITTER / Conversation : FACEBOOK
image: clementine daily
here is a confession… i’ve never cooked a turkey. and, here is another,