Ikea Family Live Magazine

Akiyo in Ikea Family Live Magazine This week has been amazing! I first shared about My Dear Darling now being available over at Gifts.com Shop, then my Meet the Artist interview, and today I'm ecstatic to share my Ikea Family Live Magazine feature! :D Hello, to all my new visitors!

I am no interior designer (clearly) but I do love our ever changing home. Here are a few more peeks:

My Dear Darling Workspace

My Dear Darling Workspace

My Dear Darling Living Room

My Dear Darling Living Room

My Dear Darling Bruce's Room

My Dear Darling Bruce's Room

My Dear Darling Bruce's Room

My Dear Darling Bruce's Room

You can see more on Ikea Family Live Magazine.

Do you love your Ikea furniture too or have an obsession with white ceramic things like me? ;) Many of our Ikea pieces have moved with us over the past 3 years and they've all held up well, which is why we keep going back. What's your reason?

A huge thank you to Helen, Brandon, Bruce, & Soyary!

Lots of Smiles, Akiyo

P.S. A few major changes were made earlier this year (like replacing Bruce's crib with a big boy bed!) so I'm hoping to share updates next month! ;)

New Bookshelf

Grey Bookshelf Happy Monday! :D

I had been eyeing this piece for a month at our local antique shop and we brought it home this weekend! It's my first antique shop piece and I love it for all it's imperfections and details.

Grey Bookshelf

Grey Bookshelf

I'm hoping to paint it down the road so it will blend in better with the rest of our home but right now, I'm enjoying our little bookcase as is.

Grey Bookshelf

Do you remember Bruce's book basket? It's been overflowing with books! Whenever there's free books donated to his preschool, he's the first to pick one up to take home. It becomes his daily read until the next time he spots one in the box. :) His collection continues to grow and this little bookshelf will be the perfect home for his favorites. His current favorite book is Dr. Seuss' One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. He asks me to read the "yell, yell, yell" rhyme at least 3 times when we read through the book. Haha, I wonder why.

I'll be placing more books after I start organizing but I think some of my penguins are quite happy with a new spot to hang. ;)

Orchids

And I had to note my beautiful orchids that have survived a month with my black thumb! They just keep blooming so it's been rewarding watering it every other day. (Thank you, Chi-mama & mom!)

Did you add anything new to your home this weekend? What's your favorite children's book? Or do you have any tips for me about taking care of orchids? I'd love for them to last a lot longer than my last two orchids!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Lots of Smiles, Akiyo