Belle Chambre


My belle chambre and favorite room in my home is my bedroom. For the spring, I have removed the heavier comforter and replaced it with a lighter traditional bedspread. I maintain a consistent color scheme of black, cream, and gray, so that I do not have to change the entire room each season. In the spring, the cream becomes the dominant color. As for the bedspread, I love the look of a traditional colonial style bed with a lovely bedspread. It is both simple and elegant. For my husband’s preference the decorator pillows are kept to a minimum.


I love mixing and matching pieces of furniture. For example, the side tables are not part of the bedroom suite for my particular bed. You may find it interesting some of the items that I keep at my bedside. For example, the highlighters, markers, and other writing utensils that I use with my kids and for jotting down ideas in my journal. I also have a few books that I like to look at from time to time as well as my favorite magazines.


It is important to keep the items organized, so that I can maintain the peace and calm of the room. Monthly, I change out the magazines and only keep my absolute favorites. Eventually the favorites are replace by newer favorites. Last summer, I discovered Life Beautiful, a Christian magazine. I highly recommend it. The magazine is both beautiful in imagery and content.


I hope that my belle chambre inspires some creative design in yours. Have a marvalous weekend!

Spring is here!

Today it is official. Spring 2015 is here! I am without a doubt a Spring/Summer/Fall girl. Winter is not my thing. I don’t like being cold, wearing layers, or drinking hot chocolate. I wish I did, but I don’t. In my southern way of thinking, February is the last month of the year that deserves to be cold and November is the first. Finally, spring is here! (Yes, I am excited.)

I look forward to outdoor activities in the warmer weather, for example hiking and playing in the park with my kids. I am also considering what will be my color theme for the plants in my yard.  There is so much to be excited over. I am so thankful to be here another year to enjoy it.

I posted some of my favorite pictures from a visit to the Dallas Arboretum in Spring of 2014. Wow! I cant’ believe it has been a year since my last visit. It is time for the family and I to go back and enjoy the gardens on a Saturday. I would like to go more often. There are activities, such as live music, pony rides, and areas the kids would love. Check the website below for more information. Enjoy and have a “marvalous” Friday!

The Dallas Arboretum:  

My handsome sons at the Dallas Arboretum 2014.

My handsome sons at the Dallas Arboretum 2014.

The floral peacock. Just beautiful at the Dallas Arboretum 2014.

The beautiful floral peacock at the Dallas Arboretum 2014. (Click on the photo once to enlarge, and then again to enlarge it to view the detail. It is “marvalous.”)