The Beauty of the Mismatch

So often we're too concerned with making sure everything matches. There's nothing wrong with this and it's something I can often find myself doing. Instead of asking the question: "does it match?", the question should sometimes be: "does it go?". Because if it goes together & you like it, well then that's all that matters. There's beauty in mismatch, at least I think so.

Chairs that differ from the table OR chairs that differ from each other...

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Mismatched nightstands & bedding...

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Mismatched dishes...

Everything isn't all match-y match, but it totally goes.

I know it's not for everyone, but remember, it's your home, you're the one that has to live in it. Make it a place you want to live in. If you like a bit of the mismatched look, go for it.

What do you think of having mismatched items around the home?

***For a little bit more on the beauty of mismatch, check out this post*** 

Milk Glass

Ever since I found some milk glass this past spring I've been on the look out for cute ways to use it/display it. I've also been keeping my eyes open for some other pieces. In all honestly, you really don't have to do much with milk glass, because it's just so darn pretty.


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See? Whether it's being used for organizing, flowers, plants, whatever (!)'s pretty.

The piece I picked up had been sitting on the bookcase in our spare room/office for quite some time now. However, a few weeks ago I picked up this little plant {we'll see how long I can keep it living!} and thought it would go perfectly in my milk glass.

I really love how the green & yellow pop out against the white glass. It's still sitting in our spare room/office, but has now found a new home on the desk, and I quite like it. 

Are you a fan of milk glass? What's your favourite way to put it to use? 

PS - there's a peek at the updated memo board {it's finally on the wall}! Many of you on FB & Instagram said you loved the gold, and I've got to admit, I'm liking it more and more!

Not Your Average Bookcase

Rather than using the regular old bookcase, here are a few different ways to consider storing all your reads.

Do you literally have a library? If so, why not try a wall of shelving around a window or door?

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Grab a couple {one would do too} of ladders, preferably vintage, and add some wood planks/shelves of your choice across the "steps". Cute, cute, cute!

I love this idea of using picture rails to display books. It looks especially awesome in a kid's space.

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Store your books by creating some low shelves under some windows {or along a wall}. Bonus? It can double as a bench!


What are some great out of the ordinary ways you like to store your books? 

Foodie Friday {Margherita Pizza}

It's been a while since I've shared a Foodie Friday post, so today I thought I'd share what we've been enjoying lately. It's simple, very low prep, and delicious! 

What you'll need:

Fresh Tomatoes
Fresh Basil
Naan Bread
Mozzerlla Cheese

To Make:

*These make small personal pizzas {at least with he naan bread we use}, so top with as much or as little ingredients that you like*

1. Place naan bread on cookie sheet or pizza pan {you could cook directly on oven rack if you like}.
2. Top naan bread with pesto.
3. Add shredded mozza cheese & sliced tomatoes.
4. Season with a bit of pepper & pop in the oven for about 15 minutes {or a little longer} to melt cheese & heat.
5. Once removed from oven, top with fresh basil & devour.

Like I said, easy, quick, and oh so delicious.

These have become a go-to this summer because of how fast they can be thrown together. Plus, it's a great way to use up that fresh basil from our herb garden!