Dining Room + Mother’s Day Brunch

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

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Can you believe Mother’s Day is only a couple of weeks away? What do you have planned? My family loves to make breakfast together, so we quite often make plans to host a brunch during the holidays. We had a family brunch on Easter and we’ll be having another one on Mother’s Day. But we don’t wait for special occasions to have brunch, any ordinary day will do!

We’ve been craving waffles forever, so this past week I seized a carefree morning to dig the waffle maker out from the basement. The girls were over and we didn’t have a big agenda so WOO HOO! it was a great day for pre-Mother’s Day brunch.

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

The week before, my girls and I had stopped in to to see what was new. I’m so glad we did! They have so many great things right now, but I have to say we were were OBSESSED with all the blue and white linens and table settings! It all spoke to us. So we filled up our cart and brought some of our favorites home. And it was perfect timing, we had so much fun setting the table for our brunch.

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

The mix of blues, whites and organic elements just feel so right for our table (and our house).

I have to tell you how much I LOVE the dishes!

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

The are the perfect size for so many of the meals we make these days (we used them for our yogurt bowls this time, but I know we’ll use them a lot. We love to make rice bowls with avocado, garbanzo beans, sweet potatoes and other tasties).

The are such a nice weight, I’m kind of picky about plates and I like them to be a bit heavier! These are winners, plus the soft colors and pattern make such a lovely statement on the table.

The wood handles on the , the , and centerpiece brought an organic wood vibe that I just love with the blue and white.

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

We found this really neat  at World Market for the center of the table. They also had some faux and that made it so easy to whip a centerpiece together (and yay for plants that don’t die).

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

These adorable little are so fun, they come with tight plastic lids so you can microwave or store them in the fridge.

The are my faves! We haven’t had great juice glasses for a long time. Again, it was the heavy glass and pretty details that won me over!

Now, let me tell you why these are SUPER special! They aren’t just gorgeous to look at, they are HANDMADE, you guys! I knew they were something extraordinary right when I saw them.

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

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I love all of the new throw pillows for the banquette (and two navy velvet ones for the woven chairs).

As many of you have observed, we switched our dining room table and banquette to this side of the room before Thanksgiving.

I’ve shared a few photos of the room here and there, but I haven’t yet officially explained the change.  Our original plan was always to set up the table on this side of the room, just like this. Yet the only wall where our glass doored cabinet fit was on the shiplap wall, so it made sense to leave it there (while it was in the dining room) and move our table near the window for a closer view of the backyard.

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

We really liked the cozy feel of the banquet and table under the window, but I still felt like the ideal was to have the table on the other side of the room.

I also had a vision for quite some time of the glass doored cabinet being in our bedroom, to make it feel more cozy library-ish.

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

You know how sometimes it’s you might hesitate to try something that is not the norm, because you feel like it might be “wrong” or at just not be the right choice? Well, I finally told myself…”self, stop over-thinking and go with your heart. :)” Just to be safe we measured the cabinet and found it was the perfect size to fill the bedroom wall! And voila! My heart was right. I love it there.

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

And so that change opened up the wall space so we could flip the banquette to the other side of the dining room, putting the table in the spot where I originally envisioned it. It’s so nice when your furniture starts to find it’s way to the best spot for it!

Speaking of furniture finding its true home, I’ve been dreaming about ways to rearrange the living room. :)

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

Anyway, we had such a great brunch with our family this weekend (and loved setting up a pretty table for it!). We’ll for sure be having another brunch for Mother’s Day in just a couple of weeks! I hope you feel inspired to host a Mother’s Day brunch at your house, too.

Scroll through the links below to find the items we got for for our table (hurry as many pieces were on an awesome sale!).

If you would like more inspiration for gathering people together, you can find my book Simple Gatherings !

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

Dining Room + Mother's Day Brunch

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

 

Hello! Is this thing on? Hi, friends! Remember me? I’ve missed you! All is well here and around our house. I’ve been a little MIA (well, a lot MIA) here while I was juggling several projects that all were due in the same few week period of time. Crazy times.

Besides the big blog crash of 2018 (you may have noticed that the blog was literally MIA a few times, which gave me a bit of a fright), and organizing the Simple Organizing book launch (thank you all for your support!), I also was finishing up a new 60,000 word book manuscript (which I turned in last week, yay!) plus trying to deal with quite a few other projects and updates around the house.

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Speaking of book writing, I’ve mentioned this before but writing a new book is a strange experience because the whole time I feel like I’m still talking with you, except you can’t hear me :)

Basically it’s like I’m talking to myself, so it’s good to be in a place where you can hear me again!

Tomorrow I’ll give you an update from my dining room (sneak peek at the top of the page).

As I was looking through some photos this weekend, I got inspired to do a little spring round up for today.

This is like a blast from the past, since I’m bringing together a few shots from my previous home and my new home, just for fun all in one post!

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Decorate your mantel and coffee table 

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Bring a lighter look to open shelving (my best open shelving tips and inspiration)

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Bring in greenery from the yard 

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Line a window sill with spring plants and blooms

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Use a fringed throw or turkish towel to jazz up your entry table

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Use heavy gift wrap or removable wallpaper to refresh a wall (gift wrap sources)

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Tie a rope around your curtains for a fresh nautical look

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Switch your bed linens for spring (see my sbedroom refresh here)

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Paint something you’ve always wanted to paint (maybe paint your fireplace!)

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Do a spring tidy  (refresh or create a new command center!)

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Create an inspiration board for a spring project!

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Redecorate a wall (10 helpful tips for decorating walls)

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Make a spring flower basket for your door

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Set a sunny table for a Saturday breakfast

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Bring a spring look to your entry with a new rug (see my home decor shops are here and Onerror full color home decorating book ).

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Organize a drawer (Get a copy of Simple Organizing!  // )
(Kitchen Remodel and sources here)

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Set up a dessert buffet outside, just for fun!

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Add spring colors to your bedroom

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Refresh your front door paint (our Dutch Door FAQ is here)

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Lighten up your curtain panels (coastal bedroom makeover and sources here)

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Browse flea markets for planters for your front porch (spring porch refresh details/ sources here)

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Set up an outdoor seating area (see the small deck makeover here)

24 Ideas to Bring Spring to Your Home

Bring in some greenery with new plants! (daybed and house sources here)

How’s your spring going so far? What’s new? I want to hear how you are! I’ve missed y’all so much. See you tomorrow!

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