father's day gift guide via La La Lovely blog

I’m actually ahead of the game on Father’s Day and hoping I can help you with that too.  Dads (well, men in general) can be so hard to buy for.  Would he like this?  Should I get that?  Most of the time guys like gifts that are practical or shall we say useful.  I love to find items that are functional and have beautiful form.  I’m sharing a few favorites from around the web as well as giving away a gift card (keep reading) to one lucky reader  . . .

1 / On The Other Hand Clock  : I love the modern take on this wall clock that separates the hour and the minute hand.

2 / Boeing 737 Aircraft Print : Art that men can appreciate.  This aircraft print is pretty awesome, but so is the Mercedes Engine and Rolex Movement print by Owen & Fred.

3 / Toolbox by Vitra : Think modern toolbox or a cool caddy for remote controls and other man things.

4 / Kalkidan Wallet by fashionABLE : My hubby loves his fashionABLE wallet, I think your honey or dad would too.

5 / Do Good Hanging Chair by Uncommon Goods : All dads loves to nap and this hammock chair is calling his name!  Stylish, comfortable and handmade in Thailand, providing sustainable income to a remote community

6 / Bend Key Ring : Just a little something that has a lot of style.

7 / Herschel Backpack : Throw your laptop in, gym clothes or make it a daddy diaper dude bag.

8 / Carnivore Cookbook  :  Because men and meat.

9 / Nike Air Pegasus ’83  :  A throwback that any guy (and his gal) will love.

Be sure to Click Through to Enter the GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)  . . .


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May 26, 2015

Nordstrom’s Half Yearly SALE.  I grouped together a few of my favorite items (some I’m splurging on myself) for you.  You can just click, the images above, and shop!

la la loving The Makers Spaces #book

this gorgeous spot,  from the book Makers Spaces, which looks so collected + pretty.

la la loving blueberry #breakfast #cookies

blueberry breakfast cookies.  have you ever made healthy cookies for breakfast?

la la loving Emily Bronte #poem #lalalovelyblog

Emily Bronte’s poem.  I love the Bronte sisters so.

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what are you loving this week?

May 22, 2015

letting go quote via la la lovely

I was going to share my chore charts (come back next week, and I will).  I could share about failing and flailing as a mother and mothering on.  I could write about bathrooms or bedrooms.  Designing your home.  Designing your life.  I could work out my words in my journal.  Write.  Wonder. Rant.  Repent.  Record.  But, instead my fingers feel like pecking at punchy keys.  Click click.  My thoughts shared, splattered on a glowing screen instead of tucked away in the turn of a page.  And, as I click, click, peck, punch, I’m really not sure what it is I have to say.  Click, click.  But, what I’m stewing on, what’s simmering away somewhere deep in the pot is something a friend said to me this week.

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May 20, 2015

la la loving this floral bedroom

everything about this moody bedroom and cool animated photo by Anders Bergstedt for Entrance (most gorgeous site for selling homes in Sweden).  Looks like I’m still swooning for floral wallpaper.

tiny floating house down the River Thames.

tiny floating house down the River Thames.

This tiny house floating down the River Thames.  Yes, like for real.  It’s for airbnb, which I still have yet to try and really want to soon.  Where to go?

live under hope

these words (and, this insta account).  Live inside and under hope.  Under the hope’s roof.

la la loving wrapped-hair-bun

pretty ponytails.  I loved this looped one (how to here).

la la loving chia seed pudding

chia pudding.  I had the best chia pudding here and have been trying to replicate, ever since.  I think this version from the Minimalist Baker looks like a fun one to try, too.  Have you tried chia seed pudding?

Also, majorly loving this post, Life Advice for My Daughters.

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what are you loving this week?

May 18, 2015

back patio love via la la lovely

I’m back patio planning.

It never starts in the snow.  Not even during spring rain.  But, when the grass starts growing, emerald city, green, and the tall trees begin to rustle and wave, and the new leaves work out their whispy whispers, then I feel I can’t keep in the cocoon any longer.

I have to be out their in it.  In the wind, warmed by the sun and welcomed by the bird’s songs.  I don’t just want to go out, I want to live out, as much as I possibly can.  Play out.  Eat out.  Read out. Relax out.  Be out.

The summer months are short, here, and so we have to make the days long.  We lengthen them by lingering, lounging and letting go of whats calling us back in.

It’s Monday and my mind should be on laundry and long lists of to-do’s.  But today, my one thing thats trumping everything is cleaning up my back patio.


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