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Friday Inspirations

Thank the good Lord it's Friday!!! I don't know about you all but we Vancouverites are feeling a little jipped at our summer or lack thereof. Everywhere else in Canada seems to be in the mid 30's.. Not here though..nope... we've had rain and wind and a little more rain.. What's up with that? Well, things are looking up and we have sun in the forecast for this weekend. As of last night my hubby and I decided we are out of here and headed on a last-minute surf  trip to Westport, Washington. We've never camped with our boys so if you think about me please pray. For real. We are putting our Mommy and Daddy hats on and doing some much needed family time. No facebook. No Twitter. No internet. Let's see how I do.. I might start shaking.

I leave you with these pictures that have inspired me this week. Love the colors and the overflow of creativity. Your welcome :)


Don't forget to enter our Cocoa & Hearts 8x10 giveaway. Thank you to all of you that have entered and spread the word. Contest ends July 31!! xo

Happy FRIDAY and happy WEEKEND!! xo

Pop of Color

Oh boy do I ever love a great neutral space with pops of color. Head-over-heels obsessed would be a better way to put it. There is nothing better to me then a bright and airy space scattered with colorful accessories. So eye-catching! The best part about keeping the colors in the accessories is that when you get tired of them, (which is quite often if you are anything like me) or want to switch it up with the seasons, then you can inexpensively switch out the prints in your frames or covers on your pillows and give your room and instant face-lift. Love these photos of people that incorporated Pops of Color into their spaces. How do you like to incorporate color into your home?

image via style at home

This is one particularly special because it was designed by the beautiful Karla of Kerrisdale Design
image via style at home

image via google

image via unlpggd

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Cocoa & Hearts GIVEAWAY!!!

It's been a little over a month since I got this blog up and running. I have had so much fun so far connecting with many of you and in celebration,  I wanted to pop my giveaway cherry. It  took me about 2.2 seconds to come up with what would be the BEST giveaway ever.. (insert drum-roll) a COCOA&HEARTS 8x10 painting by the fabulous Jen Ramos of Made by Girl. Here is the beautiful painting that I will be giving away in all it's glory :) Color 37 with beautiful shades of turquoise and gold.


images via {cocoa&hearts}

Yes you read that right..

Isn't it stunning?!!! These things sell like hotcakes.

I came across Jen about a year and a half ago through her Made by Girl blog site where she shares her gorgeous finds of interior design, fashion and of course her Cocoa&Hearts paintings. She is the sweetest!!

So here are the deets!!

To enter to win you must do the following:
1.  "Like" our Facebook page
2. While you’re there click  ”share" the giveaway post.
3. Leave a comment below leaving me your Name, Email and your favorite painting from Cocoa&Hearts

Extra Entries
1.  Follow MadebyGirl blog via Google Friend Connect
2. Log on to Twitter and retweet the contest link

Contest is now CLOSED!!! thank you so much to those of you that entered!!

Acrylic on canvas, 10"x8". Pre-mounted
Framing is NOT included in the giveaway.

Obsessed with the Pouf!!

I discovered these handy little inventions this last winter and thought "I HAVE TO HAVE ONE OF THOSE!! until I saw the price.. Really? $250 for a POUF?? so I did what any woman on a budget would do.. I went to Etsy!! Turns out there are TONS of poufs.. everywhere. Fabric, patterns, knit, plastic, morrocan, comfy, stiff and even metallic?? AND and some at some pretty reasonable prices too. SCORE!! Practical to put your feet up, or kids to use as a little chair or maybe even a PILLOW FIGHT (at your own discretion of course). Here are a few poufs that I found along with some pictures to show just how cool they look in any room of the house.

The Cross Design via Table Tonic

via desire to inspire

via oh dee do

via DecorePad Decorating

via Crush Party

via ohdeedoh

You can get your pouf here!

1. MaryMarieknits 2. Anthropologie 3. Overstock 4.MarakeshThouse 5. Lascasadecoto 6. Aletafae


I heart Québec

We just got back a few days ago from a family trip to Québec (and New York but I'll post about that next week). It is such a stunning city.. and it takes my breath away every visit. The buildings are gorgeous, the food is divine and despite what people my say, the people are lovely.. a little blunt at times but you'll always know what they are thinking :) I get so excited every time I get to go back and I'm super thankful that my in-laws live there so I have a reason to go back often. Here are a few snapshots of my trip.. They definitely don't do justice to this beautiful city and if you ever get the chance to go then GO!!! you won't regret it...