A new time

June 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

Hi there! Is there anyone who still reads this blog? Probably not since I haven’t posted in so long!

That’s about to change soon. I hope to start posting regularly again, but I want this to be more of a family blog. I want to write details about our lives and O’s development. For this reason I will be soon password protecting all posts.

If you are a friend or family who would like to continue reading this blog, send me and email @ cardososisters@gmail.com and I’ll send out the password to everyone who needs it.

Have a lovely week!

~ Priscila

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Long chambray shirt + white summer dress + rain boots

June 4, 2013 § 14 Comments

I got these wellies (rain boots, if you will) on a desperate rainy day. I had taken public transportation wearing some flimsy little sandals. They barely held up in the summer rain.  It was the most perfect coincidence to walk in my grocery super store and see their rain gear was out and on sale. I snatched the least crazy looking color and went my merry, dry way.

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 confession: I rarely use my iron. Time to change that!

I didn’t come upon this outfit on my own… I was inspired by this lady here. When I was a teacher I think every other outfit of mine was belted. I just always thought it made me look more polished. These days I go for the laid back vibe more often than not.

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{shirt, stolen from my sister (similar)/ dress, Mudo (similar)/ wellies, grocery store (similar)/ belt, AE (similar)}

The forecast was calling for 80 percent chance of rain. So I thought I’d be prepared. Well, it rain mostly while I was getting ready. By the time I got out of the house the drizzling had stopped. But it was still cloudy, so I felt like my boots were still a legit choice.

What is your favorite go-to rain gear (wellies, umbrella, raincoat)? I despise being wet and I live in a place where I have to walk everywhere, so any rainy day advice is welcome!

linking up with Alison, Lauren, Lindsey and Shannon

Define your home style in three words

June 3, 2013 § 6 Comments

If you could sum up your personal style in three words, what would they be? That’s the question my blog friend Alison asked the other day on her blog.

I had my answer ready: simple, cute (ha) and cool. At least that’s what I strive for in my daily dressing. I want to feel cute, I want it to be non-fussy and I want to look like a cool mama. Much like these ladies.

We’ve just moved, and with it the opportunity to redecorate ( or at least move things around). So I’ve thought a lot about my home style. I know what I don’t want. I can tell you right away that “cute” is not a look I want in my home. Or ‘whimsy’. You know those people who love of touch of whimsy in their home decor? Not me.

I was still struggling to find what I DO want my home to say. So in light of Alison’s three-word summary, I thought I’d come up with three words I want my home style to be:

 

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1. Simple. Because I’m a busy mama and I just don’t do complicated. I want most things in my home to have beauty and function. We live in small apartment, so there’s no room for clutter. Or things that just aren’t pretty or useful. I still have a ways to go, but I really would like my home to be as free of clutter as possible.

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my nesting tables are a great example of form and function

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arranging books in a pretty way makes me happy

2. Cozy. I live in a concrete jungle. When people come into my home, I want it to be a cozy and inviting relief. To me, cozy is achieved by different textures. Rugs are a must in this culture so I filled our home with them. A crochet throw, a  soft couch and pillows, baskets. All those things add much-needed texture and layers to our home. I also would love to add a fur through but the husband just won’t let me.

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3. Soulful. I want our home to reflect us. Our cultures, the places we’ve been, the people we love. I want the furniture in our home to have history. Unfortunately, I don’t live somewhere where there are flea markets and thrift stores. A lot of our home came from Ikea, but I am trying to bring soul into it by adding a fresh coat of paint, a special sentimental blanket and even some hand-me-down furniture. We live a transient lifestyle and so do our expat friends. So our home is full of furniture that once belonged to dear friends of ours. It is sweet to sit down on our couch and think of our dear friends who generously gave us this couch once they moved.

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A vivacious 3-year-old boy adds a lot of soul to a home.

 

Hope you enjoy these little glimpses of our new home.

What three words would you use to describe your home style?

linking up with Carly, Molly and Leigh Anne

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