Friday, June 28, 2013

Summer Reading

Ever since I was little, one of my favorite things to do has been to read.
This summer I've been enjoying the weather re-reading
Once I'm done, I'm looking forward to diving into some new to me books. 
Any fantastic books that are on your list for Summer Reading?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Things have been super crazy for all of us Coles - between work and working out - a pending move to a new apartment and restorations at the Farm House at our property in New Hampshire.

I just wanted to take a moment to take a deep breath and share this photo
of one of my favorite places on earth! 

We have also made progress on the Yellow Blinds renovation 
and have installed a new area rug!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Dad's Day

We are so lucky to have such a wonderful guy to call Dad. 
He takes such good care of us and we'd be lost without him.
Our Dad's lot in life is to be surrounded by a gaggle of pretty girls.
He's a real sport when we are all talking at once (as girls do)
and about girly stuff no less. Deep down, we know he loves it :)
We love you Dad!
He likes to remind us he's a guys guy!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Weekend Away: Pinnacles National Park

Last weekend we took a magical trip down to Pinnacles National Park
As the boyfriend calls it, luxury camping at it's best. They have amazing hiking
trails and a pool! It was wonderful and so relaxing to have a weekend away with friends. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Natural Color Inspiration

We have so many color combinations to work with from nature. 
The gardens here in New Hampshire are springing up with these beautiful color combinations. 
The ice pink of the poppy, blue of iris with new ferns and 
the hot pink of a rhododendron with the green of new ferns. 
These colors are so pretty with the background of green grass and grey
rocks that these flowers are planted near.

Friday, June 7, 2013

A New Favorite Pair of Jeans

For the longest time, my sweet sisters have been trying to get me into a pair of skinny jeans, to 
no avail. I tried on many a pair in the hopes that I would look as cute as the two of them, 
but never came across a pair that I felt comfortable or chic in. Which is why I was beyond shocked
when I popped into Gap, of all places and found the perfect pair of "skinny" jeans. 
They are straight leg, but with a touch of flair. The washes you can't go wrong with. And they have just the right amount of stretch. Truth be told, I love the fit so much, I got them in 
all three colors, Indigo, Laguna and White! You've got to try them for yourselves!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Village Antiques in Houston

A good friend of mine suggested I visit Village Antiques here in Houston.
With  my impending move to my new apartment, this shop is just the 
place I need to go and will be my Saturday activity. This chair is my absolute 
favorite and I am in need of a vanity seat to put in my new bathroom. 
I cannot wait to share my finds and pictures!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Eclairs and Open House

We had a wonderful open house today for the Lupine festival here in Sugar Hill
Eclairs were the main event. Leslie made beautiful
finger size Eclairs with glistening chocolate ganache.
We had lupine, Iris  and blue hosta in a Simon Pierce vase. 
It was such a wonderful day to have tours of the house.