Saturday, May 17, 2014

A Lovely Oregon Evening, and a Family Update

The boys are in bed and my husband is at a bachelor party for his best friend, 
so I'm out on the patio! Just missing some wine but I'm all funned out after a weeklong trip to Mexico.


A little candlelit romance for me and the dogs - cheers to a perfect Spring evening in Oregon!

and from a little earlier in the day, I finally found a place for this garden stool.



And to add some substance to this post, a little Edlen Family Update:

Like I said, we just got back from Mexico for my birthday/Mother's day trip. 
It was tough to leave the boys for a week, but we definitely needed a break.


If you're from Portland you'll recognize the iconic PDX carpet selfie shot we've got going on here.


Poolside and before we both burnt ourselves to a peeling crisp


My fabulous birthday dinner with my beloved… and most importantly:


And the first picture of got with both Edlen boys, messy hair and all.
I couldn't love anything more than my sweet family of boys!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bedroom Update

Why is the bedroom always the last place to get decorated? Poor little thing…

It's going to take some time, but my bedroom is slowly coming together.

I'm starting with the window seat, a cheery little place I will likely never sit 
(hence the candlesticks taking up some realty).







I don't know why, but I've been deathly afraid to choose colors for the bedroom.
Well OK, I know why… everything is pretty much white in my house. 

So here goes nothing - blue and yellow it is!


Some of the items in this post were compensated through a gift card by HomeGoods for the HomeGoods Happy Pinterest campaign. All opinions are my own. Thank you for taking a little stroll through my 'garden'!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Stylish dog beds for your patio

It's our first Spring in the new house so I've been updating our patio here and there.
I noticed that my sweet pups were sitting on my pretty pillows and leaving even sweeter surprises 
of beautiful, silky, very noticeable dog hair all over them. 

Gross.

To fix that in the most chic way possible, I got them their very own bed to deposit their DNA all over.


It's pretty cute right?

Lucy approves! 


There's a glimpse of Bert in the upper right corner, he doesn't sit still for long 
so it was impossible to get a good photo of him.

Anyway, I just love looking out and seeing them enjoy their fluffy - and very adorable - hair collector. I mean bed.

OK one more photo, because… cute dog.


Lu-Bean is due for a manicure… who wants to be the one to tell her?

Here are some other cute dog beds I found on Pinterest - enjoy!

image via Pinterest

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I need more patios. And cute dogs.

Some of the items in this post were compensated through a gift card by HomeGoods for the HomeGoods Happy Pinterest campaign. All opinions are my own. Thank you for taking a little stroll through my 'garden'!