Four Years Old (August’s Yearly Photo)

August turned four last month! I love that kid like crazy.

I took monthly photos of Eleanor until she turned two, and then switched to yearly pictures. Now I’m doing the same for August, and I’ll do it for Calvin as he grows, too.

Four Years Old (August's Monthly Photo)
Four Years Old (August's Yearly Photos)

I’ve been thinking a lot about these monthly/yearly photos. Expect a separate post on that later this week, because I think it’s a conversation that should happen, but not attached to my guy’s pictures. :)

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Black and Blue

Ever borrow something from a friend, and then after seeing how good it looks on you, you wish you didn’t have to give it back? That’s kind of the situation here, except it’s my house that’s wearing the borrowed item. A rug, in this case. And a couple of pillows.

Teal Sofa, Black Walls, Blue Loloi Rug | Making it Lovely

I’d been seeing Loloi popping up in the design world a lot lately, and when they reached out about a potential partnership, we decided that it would be fun to feature one of their rugs by styling it in my home. I chose one of my favorites (JO-10 in indigo/blue, from their new Journey collection) and it was on its way here.

Pink Tulips

Teal Sofa, Black Walls, Blue Loloi Rug | Making it Lovely

Loloi has rugs in a huge variety of styles. I almost went with their Sahara rug, but I thought it would be fun to try out something with a more saturated color palette. The blue is so beautiful, isn’t it? I wasn’t sure how it would play against my sofa, but it’s working. Oh, yes it is.

Teal Sofa, Black Walls, Blue Loloi Rug | Making it Lovely

Since everything was sent on loan to be photographed, it will be on its way back to Loloi soon and I’ll be sad to see it go. The floors are bare throughout most of the first floor right now and I’d forgotten how nice it is to have a soft, plush rug underfoot, let alone one so pretty. I find myself standing in the doorway, checking out the room the way you might put on something new and check yourself out in the mirror. Lookin’ good, room.

Loloi Pillows and Rug

Teal Sofa, Black Walls, Blue Loloi Rug | Making it Lovely

The pillows by Loloi will be in stores soon, and I think that at the very least I’m going to need to get one of those multicolored pillows for keeps. The rugs are available now though, in retailers across the nation and online through sites like Wayfair and Rugs Direct.

Teal Sofa, Black Walls, Blue Loloi Rug | Making it Lovely

So fun to see the room dressed a bit differently, and rugs always have the power to really change a room. What do you think? Are you liking the black and blue together in the room as much as I am?

Style: Like a Moth

Spring is almost here! Are you feeling it where you live, too? The temperatures climbed above 30° this week, and I was so excited, I showed a bit of ankle the other day like a hussy. I’m eager to wear the pair of striped shoes that I picked up recently ($22 bucks, and super cute), but I figure I should wait for the slush and snow piles to melt first. A little ankle is one thing, but showing the whole top of the foot? Who do you think I am?

Anyway. I want to wear this whole outfit right now, bare legs, stripey shoes, and all.

Style: Like a Moth…

  1. The Good Machinery, Ciclop Bracelet, Adorn Milk
    A whole stack of ‘em, just like that.

  2. Derek Cardigan Glasses, Coastal
    Keyhole bridge = nerdy chic.

  3. Nars Lipstick in Gipsy, Sephora
    My go-to color these days. Like my natural lip color, but with a bit more oomph.

  4. Moth to a Flame Shift Dress, Gorman
    My favorite scarf is printed with beetles all over it. If I had this dress, I could start a small collection of insect-themed clothing, and life would be awesome.

  5. Dream Collective Brass Levine Earring, Belljar
    Simple, but with enough detail to make them interesting.

  6. Bernice Taper Toe Two Piece Flats, Target
    Adorable, affordable. Perfect spring shoes.

  7. The Zip Transport Bag, Madewell
    I carry a similar tote most days, but I wish mine had a zipper. This one does.

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