Light & Dark

IMG_6385.JPG

Healing comes with time. It’s true. Patience with yourself and the process is key to minimizing further pain and damage. That is a tortuous sentiment for a faced-paced woman like me. No human likes discomfort or waiting. Everyone wants to be healed immediately whenever sickness, pain or hardship strikes. But when we look back, we can see why it’s good to be patient and how much healing was needed and has come from time and the process. Truthfully, the steps that it took to heal would have been made the healing process more excruciating. Be patient with yourself.

IMG_6383.JPG

I’m thankful to have my friend Megan to document it each year. She shot my resurrection photos when I was in San Diego last summer, and shot some photos that I call “Light and dark” this spring.

IMG_6326.JPG

To me, these photos feel very honest of who I am. I’m a woman that seeks truth and the light, but I’m flawed and imperfect. I have a shadow that goes with me everywhere I go even though I stand in the light.

IMG_6325.JPG

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

IMG_6267.JPG
IMG_6268.JPG
IMG_6264.JPG

UPGRADING YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE WITH ARTICLE

ArticleGardenScandi025.JPG

It has been a hot (or shall I say cool) minute since I sat in my swimsuit or threw an outdoor dinner party. I couldn’t be more excited to be outside in the summer sun, especially now that I have some gorgeous pieces from Article.

ArticleGardenScandi013.JPG

To put it simply, Article seriously stepped up their game this season with their newly expanded outdoor collection. Not just in style and value, but also in how easy they’ve made it for you to upgrade your outdoor space — no matter your style.

ArticleGardenScandi029.JPG

They’ve curated three distinct looks to choose from: Garden Scandi, Boho Patio, and Industrial Pop. So there’s something for everyone. They even have a QUIZ you can take if you need a little extra help defining your style. For me, I was so drawn to the modern, clean lines and timeless, neutral qualities of their Garden Scandi collection.

ArticleGardenScandi011.JPG

You all know how much I adore Article. I have a sofa and two green velvet chairs from Article that I cannot stop raving about. Well, now my outdoors look like my indoors.

ArticleGardenScandi008.JPG

The Teaka dining table is SOLID. Solid in style and make. The teak wood comes raw. You can seal it if you would like or you can let it weather. I would recommend sealing it if you live in Arizona because the sun can be super harsh.

ArticleGardenScandi010.JPG

I chose the Svelti white outdoor chairs to go with the table because they are easy to wipe down (it gets dusty in AZ) and they won’t burn you when you sit on them. They are very comfortable and light-weight, which makes them easy to store in a garage or indoors during the cooler months. Pro tip: The armed versions of these chairs stack if you need to store them during the off-season.

ArticleGardenScandi017.JPG

I styled the table with blue, vintage earthenware that I grew up eating on. Blue is a hot color right now, and it looks beautiful outside with the blue sky or near a blue pool.

ArticleGardenScandi031.JPG

Because we live in the pool 12 hours a day during the summer, I thought a sectional that I could easily wipe down and lie on would be nice to have. I like the shape of the Tezra sectional, and I felt the darker gray would show less dirt. It’s SOOO comfortable. My friend Pete likes it too.

ArticleGardenScandi018.JPG

The Toba Driftwood Gray coffee table was the perfect shape to balance the rectangular design of the sectional and the color coordinated well with the solid teak table and dining chairs. The wood also comes raw. So, if you want to avoid water rings, I would recommend coasters or sealing it.

ArticleGardenScandi021.JPG

Elle, Levi, and I are set for summer thanks to Article. If you’re in the market for affordable, modern outdoor furniture, I highly recommend checking out Article’s expanded collection. Be sure to also see how Vintage Revivals and No Whey Lady styled their pieces.

Photos by Rennai Hoefer; location Lexi Grace Design

Happy Holidays from Us to You

Family86.JPG

Though I haven’t been posting here as often as the years prior, I want you to know how thankful I am for your support over this past year and half as my family has transitioned to the three amigos.

Family78.JPG

We’re finally feeling “normal” and have hit our groove. I’m finally used to my new life and my new job too.

Family73.JPG

We are glad to say good-bye to 2018 in a lot of ways, but are thankful for all of the growth that came out of it. We are looking ahead to 2019 and excited for all that it will bring. We will be sure to take you guys along with us too.

Family52.JPG

We hope you had the best Christmas, and we’re wishing you the happiest New Year!

Love,

Alex, Elle and Levi

Photos by Rennai Hoefer

Winter Velvet with Garnet Hill

07.JPG

My master bedroom got an update just in time for the holidays thanks to Garnet Hill. I finally have the best linen sheets on the planet to sleep in every night and the softest velvet green comforter to top it all off.

11.JPG

I have been wanting to try the tone on tone trend for a long time, and there is no color that I drool over more than emerald green. This comforter is high quality with a natural linen side as well. So, you really get two looks in one with this purchase.

09.JPG

If you’re looking for a bedroom refresh without redecorating the whole space, I definitely recommend just updating your linens. It makes a big impact without as much of an investment.

06.JPG

Photos by Rennai Hoefer.

Article Anton Sofa

article_anton25.JPG

This post is sponsored by Article.

In a sea of neutrals it’s nice to see a pop of blue. Don’t you agree? I’m still not over deep gem tones, teals and blues. The Anton sofa by Article was just the perfect pop of color in Rennai’s home. I had the chance to style her living room, and I had a lot of fun playing up patterns, textures and color.

article_anton03.JPG

If you’re looking for a stylish couch with durable fabric definitely check out this sofa. I have the Sven in Birch, and I love it. However, this blue sure makes me smile when I see it. Sometimes you just need furniture in your home that does that for you.

article_anton01.JPG

Something else to note is that this bench is from Article as well. You don’t always need a coffee table to complete a space. Leather adds a lot of warmth too.

Article is just amazing, guys. The quality and design is THERE! Check them out!

Photos by Rennai Hoefer