April 10, 2013

Homelife

i really want it to be blueberry season, but it's not.

bear stuffies likes cheesy puffies.

 a rainy day.

i'd like to just say about my oatmeal, into which I have plunked some prunes ~ delicious. They soften in the oatmeal. It looks just gross doesn't it? It was very yummy, I'll have you know. My husband congratulated me on having the breakfast of champions for 80 year old ladies. 

still on a salad kick. Beets, mixed greens, goat cheese, walnuts. It's important to consume veggies. I'm getting this message just now at 43.

never had a kitchen window before the house we live in now. I love it, love it, love it.

22 comments:

  1. Your house is very beautiful Melissa. I lov eyour sofa and the light that's flooded the space. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you Hamilton! My stepfather gave me a pair of sofas and they are the greatest. My husband and I just love them and in no lifetime could we normally ever afford them!

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  2. So many lovely things here Melissa! Ok, you have the most gorgeous hair - how is it so shiny? I love blueberries too and have been eating the frozen ones all winter in my oatmeal and smoothies. I need to try prunes in my oatmeal...it looks very yummy! Love the photo of you kitchen/family room area there is so much lovely light in that space and you table and chair set is awesome! I have never lived in a house with a window by the kitchen sink, but I want one so badly. Maybe in our next house! I have often thought I would like to live in Seattle, but I don't think I could take all the rainy/grey days. I need beautiful sunlight and lots of it!!!!!

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    1. You are the sweetest Julia!!! I don't do a lot to my hair, never use product and rarely blowdry. Which is why a lot of times it's a frizzed out mess :)

      Seattle can be great, but ooooh the rain. SO many grey days!!

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  3. Your house looks so cheerful and sweet! Just like you! You rock that smile, don't worry! Oh that kitchen window is great. I would love a view like that! Did you draw the fairy face on Julia? What do you use?

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    1. ha ha, thank you a million times my sweet Cherie! I did NOT draw that amazing little picture on Julia ~ she actually had that drawn on her by a face painting artist at a St. Paddy's Day celebration :)

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    2. we do have some face crayons though that we play with from time to time, made by Lyra. Supposed to be very nontoxic.

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    3. Face crayons? Ok I'll take note. Sometimes the kids want to play dress up and I am so limited with the face makeup! Thanks!

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  4. Oooh! I'm eating oatmeal this morning too. Mine has raisins and brown sugar and is so, so yummy. I was spoiled last week, eating well-made oatmeal at our hotel every morning before we headed out to Disneyland. Now I can't abide the instant oatmeal junk I was eating before. I must have the real thing!

    I love that fierce fairy photo. Wouldn't it be great to be that age again? I guess we can't all be fierce fairies, though. ;)

    xoxo

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    1. Oh you went to Disneyland!!! SO lucky!! It's amazing the diff between real and instant oatmeal. I don't mind instant so much, but it's really like eating two totally different foods :)

      Fierce fairies! Yeah! I want to see the film 'Epic' this summer, it looks like it's about fierce fairies!

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  5. Thanks for the fun pic and tour!

    I looove granny chic!

    Your home is lovely and contemporary :) You go girl!

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    1. Andrew and I had to compromise a lot about home decor. He is much more contemporary than I am in when it comes to decor. We got a lot of art and furniture from my stepdad, who is also very modern in his decor aesthetic, so that influenced our look. I think houses kind of evolve in different ways and tell you who they are. I actually really like modern decor now. I just stick flower pillows here or there, or satisfy my granny chic leanings by putting that stuff in Julia's room :)

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  6. I'm playing catch up this week... and I wanted to say you should definitely make the cherry blossoms into a set of notecards! And the hedgie story looks wonderful and I always love your home life posts. Despite all of the rain and gray in your part of the world you certainly have a bright and lovely home!

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    1. Thank you dearest Robin, xo. It can be hard, I have a million lights on all day long, on the grey days (which are most days!). Thanks for encouragement about making notecards!!!

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  7. Look at you and your comfy, cozy home! And high five on the cleaned off kitchen table...mine has a sewing machine on it...doh! Hey, know what?? I have a big ol' red love seat. It's RED and I dig it :) I cover it with pillows and right now it has a quilt thrown over the back of it. I think granny chic is all in the attitude. It says "yeah, I've got a quilt and a crocheted pillow on me, WHAT? I'm awesome and adorable!" I say rock that red chair!
    I'm in awe of your orchid. How amazing is that!? I am very much looking forward to a kitchen window myself!

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    1. I wish I had a sewing machine! I wish I knew how to USE a sewing machine! I think I might take a class, I've decided :)

      Kitchen windows are the greatest. Thank you for loving my orchid, that reminds me that today is watering day, before I go to California with Julia to visit my friend! xo

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  8. Your house looks so bright, spacious, and warm. I'm jealous. I want a kitchen window, too. My Siamese is too old to destroy much except flowers (she ate my gerbera daisies a couple of months ago), but she will knock a container of yogurt out of one's hand. She will also puke randomly, and if the kitten has used the litter box before her, she will show her displeasure by leaving her own mess on the floor beside the box. Good thing my husband still loves her, because he gets to clean it up. I've been on a salad kick, too! And oatmeal kick. I ran to World Market for some Flahavan's after your post about it. I do like it better than McCann's! Very, very good stuff.

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    1. We have achieved a funny mix of stuff ~ hand me downs from family mixed with Ikea. I dig it, actually! That is SO FUNNY about your cat. Sometimes I wonder why we bother with them, but then they do something so sweet and cute :)

      Oh you got the Flahavan's!!!! Good for you! So glad you like :)

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  9. I loved every single one of these glimpses into your home life, Julia!
    Such a warm and beautiful home you have...
    Ronnie xo
    p.s. You look gorgeous, too!

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    1. So kind, Ronnie!!!! Thank you so much, you are such a ray of sunshine :) Be well, can't wait to see your new arrival....

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  10. Love your kitchen window- are orchids hard to take care of? I have a kitchen shelf similar to yours and now I want to fill it with plants!

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    1. Hi Jenny! I have not found it hard one little bit to take care of mine, but I think they are just really happy in the window. All I do is water, about every 9 days or so. I don't even fertilize! Look online, or ask your local plant person (? if you know one!), you have to cut the stalk back to a special place when it is done flowering, but I can't remember exactly where it is. I always have to look it up :) But then make for nice greenery, when they are done flowering for the season. One of my orchids has bloomed 4 times!

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