June 16, 2017

weekend view

It’s Friday
and I hope you all had a great week!

I’m really looking forward to this weekend.
The sun’s been shining and it’s gonna be a hot one,
but we’re ready!

We’re hosting a pool party here tomorrow for the kiddos,
and Sunday we’ll be whipping up some yummy salads
and firing up the grill for Father's Day.

Take it easy and enjoy the weekend

x o x o  fabiana

Photo credit:  Oprah Magazine

June 15, 2017

red, white and blue at the front door

A little more red, white and blue décor for the house…
and it’s perfect above my front door!

We have a couple of birthdays coming up,
and of course, Father’s day,
so why not get some
bright and fun party décor
up now? 

And just to play off
I went to the Armstrong’s to get
a few pretty flowers.  

The periwinkle blue flower is Plumbago.
It’s the most gorgeous shade of blue!
It will sit on my front porch for the summer,
and then I have the perfect spot
to plant it in the fall.

I love how it looks with the
cheery red geraniums and
pretty white petunias!  

Later today,
it’s a run to Costco and prepping for
a birthday party this weekend.

What are you up to?

ciao! fabiana

Thank you to Oriental Trading for sending me these products to review. 

The opinions expressed in this post are truly my own.

June 14, 2017

wednesday whims: kitchens

Just sharing a few of my favorite kitchens
that I spotted recently in
different magazines and blogs…

I love this first kitchen!
What catches your attention first?
For me it’s the framed anchor print on the wall,
the gorgeous twin light fixtures
and the “x” pattern on the island.

And seating for six at the counter
is a bonus!

And look!

This kitchen has almost the
same exact light fixture.

The shape reminds me of the
that I recently got.

In this third kitchen,
the white marble backsplash and
copper pendants pull at my heartstrings.

I also like how the
antique-looking island
breaks up the monotony
of the otherwise 

And speaking of
white marble backsplashes,
I love how this one covers
the whole wall!

These baskets sure do give
this kitchen a big dose of

The high ceilings, black & white décor,
 glass front cabinets,
really need the fabulous texture of these
big umbrella-shaped light fixtures.

Well, that my little inspiration for the day...
sending you happy thoughts and 
a virtual hug today!

How’s your Wednesday going?

ciao! fabiana

Photo credit:

House & Home
Apartment Therapy
Dream Book Design
Studio McGee

That Kitchen

June 13, 2017

anchor charms and tassels too

 These little anchors and tassels
say “summer” to me!

As soon as I saw them,
I knew they’d be the perfect charms
for my 4th of July tablescape.

I simply looped them onto a piece of burlap twine
and tied them around a napkin.
Then I wrapped another longer piece of twine
around the napkin to give it a more finished look.

It’s so fun to mix and match 
the colors of the charms
with the different napkins 
I’ve gathered for the table.

These would also be darling wrapped
around wine glasses or a large pitcher.

This is a super easy way
to add a little
to your table!

ciao! fabiana

And it all came together like this:

Anchor Charms: Oriental Trading
Tiny Patriotic Tassels: Oriental Trading
Red Napkins: Target
White Napkins: Sur la Table
Blue Napkins: Sur la Table
Patriotic Burlap Runner: Oriental Trading
Plates: World Market
Place Mats: Home Goods
Flatware: Neiman Marcus

Thank you to Oriental Trading for sending me these products to review. 
The opinions expressed in this post are truly my own.

June 12, 2017

hat trick

As we transition into one of
my favorite seasons,

I’m now on a mission to declutter and
“summer-ize” the front entry.

So, out come the pretty straw hats

I love how these
instantly say “summer!”

Not only is this a great way
to accessorize the front hall,
having your hats easily accessible
makes it perfect to “grab ‘n go”. 

are so pretty together!

And if you don’t already have
a hat rack or hooks,
a simple nail will do the trick!

Easy access, baby!

ciao! fabiana

photo credits:

House Beautiful
My Domaine
Matthew Caughy
Ralph Lauren


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