0 4 . 0 9 . 1 4 // re-inspired, re-motivated, re-balanced


wow, its been a good month since i last blogged! a whole lot of transitions have been going on in our lives and i'm not going to lie, it's put me in a weird, quiet and uninspired state of mind. i think the beginning of any transition can be intimidating and a bit scary, even if it is over the moon exciting!

well, long story short i had absolutely no idea it had been a whole month since i've last been here! i love blogging. i love sharing beautiful images, original content and other works of art that inspire me.  i feel it keeps me pumped and energetic as a designer. one day soon, i will have the super human powers and the schedule that will allow me to blog at least 5 times a week. i really admire the people that put their heart and soul into keeping up with the blogosphere.  it's motivating!

with this past months transitional period, i also had a lot of quiet time. if you were to disregard the amount of over thinking i do, some good quite time leaves room for really digging deep down inside yourself.  the silence in our loft and the breath of fresh air from spring, was really the shot of energy i needed!

this is what being re-inspired, re-motivated and re-balanced looks like to me! 

jumping out of my seat excited for whats on the horizon! xoveronica

all images via pinterest

0 3 . 0 7 . 1 4 // weekend house: on the finnish waterside


i haven't been feeling well this week, which means a lot of pinterest, a House of Cards marathon (anyone else crazy obsessed with this show!?!), some castle re-runs (can't believe i just said that out loud) and lounging around the house.  with that said, i happened to stumble upon this beauty and my heart stopped.  did someone say vacation? well how about this green house,\ summer house combo! designed by helsinki architect villa hara and linda bergroth of hel yes!  this perfectly picturesque structure is located on the waterside of a secluded finnish island. the black exterior and all of that natural light.... i mean, i really just can't handle it! i only wish it was available to the public and I could enjoy a getaway here for a week or 2.

this has officially been added to my design bucket list. my kind of inspiration going into the weekend. i see a crisp new white bedspread and some gardening in my near future.

enjoy the weekend and take time to open up those windows and let some fresh air in!

xoveronica

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images via // Arsi Ikäheimonen 

Thank you to ATGStores for the kind words and recognition! I am truly grateful for the "Bright Idea in Design" award. Love, love, love all of your products! xoxo

0 3 . 0 4 . 1 4 // leaf tv: succulent + flower arrangement


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check out another DIY video from my collaboration with leaftv. you might remember this one we did with simple succulents around the house.  this second video is a perfect simple addition to any day time party or gathering. you can use any flower blooms your heart desires. we chose to play around with hybrid dahlias.  hydrangeas are another one of my faves to play around with. when it comes to this arrangement combo. pick your color palette and have some fun! 

the blooms in the arrangements will last anywhere from 1-3 days.

Succulent + Flower Arrangement
1. Fill dirt (almost) to the top of a wooden trough
2. Start creating your succulent arrangement
TIP: Best arrangements have varying heights, textures and colors
3. Larger succulents will anchor outer corners, medium in center
4. Place moss in bare areas
5. Select a variety of show-stopping flowers, cut stems, arrange to your liking

see its all pretty simple! :)

here are a few of my other favorite succulent and flower creations!  

special thanks to kingfisher road for all of the gorgeous jewelry and to A.L.C. for the gorg clothing.

xoveronica