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Flowers have blossomed on the trees long ago here in Californiaâ€”actually, while my Mom was visiting. She was here from end of January til the beginning of March! It was amazing having her. Seriously parenting is much easier with a little extra help. And, wow – how can we not talk about it. Well, coronavirus wasn’t really part of our plan, was it. But here we are. I debated not going through with a blog post during this weird time in our lives, the whole world. It’s like we’re living in the middle of a movie, do you feel that way? But like all of us, I have a lot more time at home now, especially when beb is down for a long nap.
We’ve been in house lockdown now for our own safety since March 10. Silicon Valley, where we are living, is the second worst area affected by COVID-19 in the USA.
I’ve been baking and making delicious homemade meals ever since. I seriously haven’t eaten this well in years (apart from when my Momma was making us delicious grub). I actually feel pretty great right now. But then again, I’m more of a homebody usually anyways. To find some positivity in this whole COVID-19 thing we’re dealing with, I’m enjoying meeting (from afar) the neighbours a block or two away, how many more families are spending more time with each other, and the slow-living aspect of it all. No one is rushing around, or go go go all the time.
For the longest time I’ve wanted to incorporate the pampas stems I cut down in someone’s yard late last summer. I just didn’t have a place, or a vase for them.
Let me tell you a quick story: I bravely knocked on a strangers door a few blocks away from our house, and asked if I could have some that she had growing in her front yard! She supplied me with the cutters to do so, told me to take as many as I wished, and then I carted 5 of those stems home with me. Hooray! It was awesome. They’ve been hanging out behind my laundry room door for the past few months as I didn’t have a proper vase to put it in. I wanted them to stand upright and not fall over, ya know? Trynna make a statement here in this space where people walk into our homes for the first time. I want it to look inviting, warm, hygge as all the cool kids now say these days.
You’ll see that I prefer decorating in warm neutrals.
Shop the look:
Neutral geometric wool rug (5’x7′) | Wayfair
White + terracotta clay vase (8″) | Wayfair
(similar) Black round mirror 24″x24″ (mine is 28×28) | Wayfair
Black simple shoe rack | Wayfair
Thoughts? Do you love the pampas grass? It’s probably my favourite (besides the cozy warm rug) as it adds a lot of texture to the space.