Sarah Saw Something

Its time for another installment of Sarah Saw Something, where I share flashes from my week and bits of goodness that I found around the interwebs.  Hope you have a marvelous weekend!


I spent a few beautiful hours this week enjoying a warm breeze at our local park.  My son sat in my lap, and played with my pink scarf blowing in the breeze.  See below:






Don't forget to enter the Bedding Style Giveaway!  You could win a beautiful bedding set!  Enter to win by clicking HERE.


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And finally, I won a giveaway at the end of January hosted by Darcy, from Sincerely Darcy.  Thank you Darcy for hosting such a lovely giveaway!  Here is the locket I won from Stitch - Vintage and Handmade.


Here it is on my way out the door last night for a date with my husband. 
Isn't it precious? 

Sarah Saw Something

Welcome to the "my life" edition of Sarah Saw Something - a weekly feature where I share little odds and ends that I found interesting around the blogosphere this week.   But as I said, this week, I'm highlighting some personal news.  I promise to be back on Monday with my usual boho decor fare and an awesome giveaway!  So stay tuned.


It's been 35 weeks since I began my weight loss jonrney and blog Smaller Sarah.  As of this week's weigh-in, I have lost fifty pounds!  Fifty!  Read more about it HERE.

Smaller Sarah



 
And my son, Charlie Fighting Bear, continues to combat back the effects of his stroke.  He just started some new therapies and is already making amazing strides in just a few short weeks!  He was recently selected as a beneficiary for an organization called Kenna's Kids.  They are hosting an huge golf tournament as a fundraiser for this year's kids - there are two others in addition to Charlie.  I know most of you are not local, but click HERE to read how you can help Charlie heal from afar.  You'll also be able to read about the other two amazing children who've been selected as 2012 beneficiaries. Your support means the world to me! 

Help Charlie Heal
 
And I've just restocked the small but sweet selection of vintage goodies at my Etsy shop.  Please click HERE to browse!

La Maison Boheme Etsy

Ladies Ecru Gloves

Vintage Portable Royal Typewriter

Small Ceramic Pitcher

Vintage Hand Mirror and Comb Set

Sarah Saw Something

It's time for another installment of Sarah Saw Something, where I share little odds and ends that I found interesting around the blogosphere this week. 


This amazing home tour I found at Home and Garden Deco.  Thank you Ann (of Plum Sienna) for the heads up.  You were right... I LOVE IT!





A very cool fashion spread of Julianne Moore as art - found at Anya Adores





And this week I ran across this marvelous video of Judy Garland in Summer Stock singing "Come On Get Happy".  It's too wonderful not to share!

Sarah Saw Something - The Christmas Edition

Yesterday my family and I went to Thanks-Giving Sqaure in downtown Dallas to watch a musical event known as Tuba Christmas.  Basically, two hundred plus tuba and euphonium players congregate and play Christmas carols for an hour or so.  Its an annual event, free to the public and completely marvelous.  You can learn more about Tuba Christmas by clicking HERE.




Below is a photo of our Master of Ceremonies:










The conductor was from a local Texas university:



Here's a quick shot of me and Charlie all bundled up!



Merry Christmas one and all!


Sarah Saw Something

It's time for another installment of Sarah Saw Something, where I share little odds and ends that I found interesting around the blogosphere this week. 


This post showcasing ethnic textiles by Ashlina, aka The Decorista, made me very happy.




Rashon Carraway, aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting, blew my mind this week by painting (yes painting) a pair of wing back chairs in lieu of re-upholstering.  The best part is that it cost him only $14.99.  They looks amazing.  Click HERE to see the finished product and HERE to learn how he did it.




I can't stop listening to this duet by Gotye and Kimbra.  I love it so much.




For those of you who follow my other blog, Smaller Sarah - I just hit the six month mark on my one year weight loss journey!  I'm excited to report that I'm down 40 pounds and I'm gearing up for my first ever 5K run in March!  If you're interested, you can read more HERE.





And finally, don't forget to enter the Help Charlie Heal Giveaway.  You could win one of five sets of art cards created by my four-year-old son, Walker.  They are awesome!  Click HERE to enter.  Giveaway ends tomorrow night.

Sarah Saw Something

It's time for another installment of Sarah Saw Something, where I share little odds and ends that I found interesting around the blogosphere this week. 

This home is awesome (via Bliss).  The architecture is fun, rustic, modern and perfectly frames the environment that surrounds the home.   




This week, I found a beautiful blog (I'm sure I'm the last one to know about it) called Miss Moss.  I was totally captivated by these beach photos from the gahetNA National Archives.  Here are two of my favorites. Click HERE to see more.





Last night my husband showed me this beautiful video from GetUp.org and I can't stop watching it.  We all know it's time.

Sarah Saw Something

Happy Saturday everyone!  It's time for another installment of Sarah Saw Something, where I share little odds and ends that I found interesting around the blogosphere this week. Have a beautiful weekend and remember to check back here on Monday for the reveal of Walker's new big boy room!


I was gobsmacked by Jill's incredible living room makeover at Live.Like.You.  You really must go there now - right now - and see it.  Click HERE to see the whole she-bang.




I fell in love with this Thanksgiving themed magazine cover in the Art Nouveau style from 1894.  Found it at the ever-inspiring Art & Lair.




If you haven't already done so, sign up for the Third Annual Handmade Holiday Gift Swap over at Flights Of Whimsy.  I did it last year and it was really fun!   Brandi has extended the deadline for participation so that everyone has a chance to sign up.  Click HERE for more information.




My mama has a blog about her home in Eastern Oregon and her life as the wife of a locum tenen doctor.  She just posted a very cute and funny story complete with blow-by-blow photos of her recent "shopping" trip to find a bathroom sink for her bathroom remodel.  (And when I say remodel, I mean that she's turning an old canning porch into a bathroom.)  Here's a photo, but to get the whole effect, you really must click HERE to read her post.




And finally, this gorgeous dress is up for grabs in our Shabby Apple giveaway.  It ends tomorrow night, so click HERE to enter if you haven't already done so!



Cheers,


Sarah Saw Something

Hello lovely readers... time for another installment of Sarah Saw Something, where I share little odds and ends that I found interesting around the blogosphere this week.  Hope you had a good one!


I am in love with this mustard settee that I spied in the holiday issue of House of Fifty.  The pink and turquoise pillows paired with the black and white graphic rug are pure awesomeness.





This video posted by Amanda at Blue LaReve is a stunning display of nature's beauty, changeability and mystery. 




THIS incredible list of creative art materials, tools and equipment via Play at Home Mom.  If you are a mama who encourages creative arts and play at home, then this is a not-to-be-missed blog.




And lastly, Monday was Halloween and I couldn't let the week go by without posting Walker in his pirate costume. 


And here's one of Charlie too.  He just hit 15 months this week and got his first haircut!



P.S.  Don't forget to enter our giveaway!
You could win $70 in gift cards towards a canvas print from Easy Canvas Prints.
Click HERE to enter!

Sarah Saw Something

Time for another installment of Sarah Saw Something, where I share little odds and ends that I found interesting around the blogosphere this week.


Love this post from Anne-Marie over at 10 Rooms - all about art in the bathroom.  She's wondering if art and steam can be friends.  She posted some lovely examples, my favorite being the one below.  Go HERE to see the full post.


I saw Paul Simon in concert last night - an anniversary gift from my husband.  It was an incredible show.  The first encore song was Paul singing "Sounds of Silence" alone.  Here's a quick video of him singing it on this same tour a few months ago:




I think I have to make this Spiced Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark I spotted at Fancy House Road.  Look at this ingredients list:  dark chocolate, pumpkin pie spices, ground red chipolte, roasted hulled pumpkin seeds, cashew pieces, and coarse sea salt.  Yum.  Go HERE for the full recipe.


 
I'm so giddy!  Remember THIS post I did this week about my new entry way wall treatment?  It's been re-posted at Honey & Fitz and also at Blue Hydrangea! Yay for my fifteen minutes of design (stealing) fame!




And finally, I love this flash mob organized by the Copenhagen Philharmonic.  Ravel is always a good choice.

Sarah Saw Something

Time for another installment of Sarah Saw Something, where I share little odds and ends that I found interesting around the blogosphere this week.



Have you heard about MINTYNelya, Susie and Jenny just opened their boutique of awesomeness this weekend in Atlanta.  If you are lucky enough to live in this fair city, head to MINTY for a look at all the available decor goodness.  I wish I could go!




I've obviously been living in a hole for the past 7 years because I just discovered this fabulous pop artist yesterday for the first time.  I know, I know... I need to get out more.  I'm off to buy her album, Body Talk.  Here is a sampling from Swedish recording artist and song writer, Robyn




Although it is more than a week old, I ran into THIS lovely questionnaire ("Are You a 21st Century Romantic?") brought to you by my favorite domestic explorer at A Bloomsbury Life.




And finally, don't miss THIS Amanda Stone Talley original art giveaway at The Zhush

Sarah Saw Something

Time for another installment of Sarah Saw Something, where I share little odds and ends that I found interesting around the blogosphere this week.


I loved this collection of Sara Essex photos from the NY Times showcased at The Visual Vamp!  They are artists homes - so boho and beautiful.  And thank you Valorie for the little shout out!  Click HERE to see more.




New Tori!  Night of Hunters is out and you can listen to the album in its entirety for free via NPR. The songs are complex beautiful melodies and she showcases the voice of her daughter Natashya (age 11) in 4 of the tracks.  Its good stuff (as always.)




I fell in love with this painting by Felice Casorati.  I saw it at Art & Lair, which always showcases great art and interiors.  Click HERE to see the original post.

Girl on a Red Carpet 1912

Sarah Saw Something

Time for another installment of Sarah Saw Something, where I share little odds and ends that I found interesting around the blogosphere this week.

 If you haven't already done so, take a moment to enter this week's giveaway.  Rachel from One Man's Trash has made this gorgeous necklace for one lucky La Maison Boheme reader.  Click HERE to enter.  The winner will be announced on Monday morning.




 I loved this post from Trendey Decor, which showcased my favorite color - BLUE!




 
My son Walker, started preschool this week!  This was a first for both of us.  Walker has spent every day of his first 46 months of life at home with me.  We make a good pair.  But this week, everything changed and Walker headed off to school.  He was super excited and as ready as ready can be.  When we arrived at school, I was prepared for the "mommy, please don't leave me here" moment.  But it never came.  I signed him into class, the teacher helped him find his cubby and hook, then he spun around, saluted me and said, "So long, Mom."  That was my cue to leave.  Here's a shot of my big boy on his first day!




And finally, I loved this little post from Anya Adores about using copper accents in the home.  I love the look of copper.  In fact, I drove past a house the other day that had all copper gutters around the edge of the roof and it looked fantastic. 



Sarah Saw Something

Time for another installment of Sarah Saw Something, where I share little odds and ends that I found interesting in the blogosphere this week.  Also, I wanted to give you a heads up about an awesome La Maison Boheme giveaway that starts this Monday!  Hint - it involves some very cool hand crafted boho jewelry!  So check back on Monday and enter for your chance to win.


I've been particularly inspired by the Soule Family this week.  If you aren't a Soule Mama reader, pop on over and be treated to a special look inside an incredible and creative family.  Amanda and Stephen just released their newest book, The Rhythm of Family.  I can't wait to get it!







I was also delighted to see Jenny's (MFAMB) very first foray into painting with this gorgeous little ditty.  Isn't it lovely?  First time or not, this is a lovely piece! 

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And finally, its been a big week here in my house.  My Dad is visiting from Scotland and I've been gearing up to detox my kitchen and pantry to meet the demands of this new eating plan I've got my whole household on.  For more info about it, go to Smaller Sarah and check it out.  This week, while I was madly chopping veggies and chatting with my Pops and overseeing my babies and multi-tasking way beyond my abilities, I sliced off the tip of my middle finger.  Ugh.  Anyhoo... because of my little injury, I've been gorging on TV.  I ran across this film, enjoyed it thoroughly and thought I'd share it here:  Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead by Joe Cross. Its on Netflix - go watch it!

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead


Sarah Saw Something - the family edition

Most weekends, I post about little bits and bobs I found interesting around the interwebs.  This week, I was busy doting on my boys and attending to my family.  So I'm including photos from a recent snuggle session.  Yesterday, I asked Walker what he'd like to do in the afternoon and he replied, "Cuddle with Charlie in his crib."  So here they are: the snuggle bug brothers.




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Thank you for bearing with my gratuitous "aren't my children adorable" post.
I'm totally smitten, as you can see.

Sarah Saw Something

Time for another installment of Sarah Saw Something, where I share in house announcements and little bits and bobs that I found interesting in the blogosphere this week. Enjoy!


I love art ephemera and fell hard for this awesome post at The New Victorian Ruralist about using old paint brushes like flowers and making bouquets from them.  Brilliant.  Click HERE to see the full post.




 
I found this adorable DIY leather pencil roll at Fancy House Road.  I'm going to make one for Walker - my big boy is heading off to preschool this September!  For a "how-to" click HERE.





I was clicking through one of my favorite boho girl blogs, Flower Child Dwelling, and happened upon this cover of Britney Spears "Toxic".   I'm not a Britney fan, but it sounds great when the talented Miss Jayme Dee performs this song.






And also this week from Peppermint Bliss... while my head was in a hole caring for baby Charlie during his recovery from surgery, a blog sister of mine was also supporting her brand new baby through a scary surgery.  Bailey from Peppermint Bliss gave birth to the aptly named baby Grace on August 1st.  She had surgery on August 4th to remove a tumor from the base of her spinal cord.  This baby is amazing and has faced an incredible ordeal in the first few days of her life.  Please join me in sending continued prayers and best wishes to this awesome family.


Sarah Saw Something - Charlie's Surgery Week

It was a year ago today that I first learned about Charlie's stroke and Craniosynostosis condition.  He was two days old.  I remember sitting in the NICU peering through the IVs and feeding tubes and monitors into the eyes and face of my sweet newborn thinking, "Please please please please please be okay.  Oh God, please."



A year has passed and now he's better than okay.  He's incredible.  



This week, Charlie had craniofacial surgery to separate the skull plates that fused prematurely due to his Craniosynostosis.  We checked into the hospital on Monday morning and a team of sweet angel nurses took Charlie from my arms and into the OR.  When the double doors swung closed behind them, I stopped breathing.  My husband and I left the room and headed for the elevators that would take us to a waiting room and I literally couldn't catch my breath.  Its the most difficult thing I've ever had to do.



When Jack and I were reunited with Charlie, we were awed by his transformation.  His face was still his own, but the shape of his head was so drastically different that it altered our perception of all his features.  How odd to fall completely in love with one face, only to suddenly be faced with a new one.  Charlie had weathered surgery beautifully and could now begin his recovery.



I knew that recovery could get ugly.  Most babies who undergo craniofacial reconstruction experience considerable swelling and bruising.  Charlie was no different.  He spent a day and a half with his eyes swollen completely shut.  Even in this condition, Charlie would smile and eat and relax in our arms.  His ability to trust, release and renew his own body is simply astonishing.



Many of you have written to me asking about the details of the procedure.  So here it is in a nutshell.  Nurses and an anesthesiologist got Charlie all hooked up and sedated.  Then they carefully braided back his hair to ready the skin for surgery.  As far as I can tell, they do this instead of shaving the head as a compassionate gesture towards the child and parents to reduce emotional trauma.  His neurosurgeon then made an ear to ear zigzag incision to expose the skull.  Charlie's craniofacial surgeon then drew little lines on the skull so that the neurosurgeon knew where to cut.  They separated Charlie's fused forehead and chipped it up into little puzzle pieces.  Then they took a smooth section of skull from the top if his head and replaced the missing forehead.  Then Charlie's craniofacial surgeon pieced the remaining skull chips into the open spaces to create a "normal" rounded skull shape.  Magic.  Then stitches.  Then recovery in the ICU.  Now Charlie's brain has room to grow without the threat of neurological damage and his skull will fuse naturally in late childhood just like other kids.



After only 48 hours in the hospital - start to finish - we were home with Charlie.  Charlie was healing quickly and showing all outward signs of stability and readiness for discharge.  We're now five days post op and Charlie is looking really good.  He still has some light bruising and swelling, but in general his surgery and recovery has been a resounding success.  The photo below was taken this afternoon, only 120 hours post op.  Miraculous. 



Thank you to all of you who have written encouraging emails, sent prayers and donated to Help Charlie Heal.  And thank you to the amazing guest bloggers who filled La Maison Boheme this week with beautiful outdoor dream-scapes.  This week reminded me once again that Charlie has an enormous community of support and love.  I am filled tip-top with gratitude.  Nothing but gratitude.


Yours,
Sarah

Sarah Saw Something

Time for another installment of Sarah Saw Something, where I share in house announcements and little bits and bobs that I found interesting in the blogosphere this week. Enjoy!


Check out these awesome prints from High Street Vintage that I just discovered via Alena from Oh, Its Just Perfect.







Remember that tomorrow is your last day to purchase sale goodies from KOKOON's online shop.  Twenty percent of your purchase goes directly to Help Charlie Heal!  Click HERE to shop.




And just a heads up - next week, I'll be gone while Charlie Bear is undergoing craniofacial surgery.  So instead of leaving a big 'ol blank week of nothing, I've invited some of my favorite blogger-sister-friends to guest post and help a Mama out.  My question to them?  "How would your back yard look and feel if money were no object?"  Check back in and watch these amazing women dream BIG!

Christine from Bijou and Boheme
Christina from Greige
Kelly from Fabulous K

Sarah Saw Something - Farm Edition

I'm back at my Mama's Oregon farm for one night before my husband and I drive cross country and home to Dallas with our son Charlie.  As many of you know, Charlie has craniofacial surgery on August 1st.  My husband and I will be in the hospital with Charlie for a few days and then home for his recovery period.  We are leaving my three year old, Walker, with his grandmother during Charlie's surgery for obvious reasons.  This will be the first time that Walker has been away from both of us for longer than one night.  Gulp.  I'm making no bones about it... this shit is hard.  So, we've really enjoyed this last day together on my Mama's farm - playing, lounging, snacking and loving on each other.




Journaling on the front porch.

Walker peeling his first ever orange!

Playing Gin with my husband.


My Mom and her sweet husband take Walker for a spin on the 4-wheeler.

My mom and Walker enjoy an apple in the rocking chair.

Sarah Saw Something - Summer Edition

Every Saturday, I usually showcase interesting and beautiful things I found on the web during the week.  As a follow up to yesterday's post, I thought this weekend I'd share some family photos from picnics we've been on in the past few weeks.  





Charlie usually crashes out after a bottle al fresco.

Walker running towards the Randall Theater at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

Sarah Saw Something

Time for another installment of Sarah Saw Something, where I share little bits and bobs that I found interesting in the blogosphere this week. Enjoy!


I went weak in the knees for this Paris Apartment showcased by Shari at Little Blue Deer.




Just found this amazing folk singer Sarah Jarosz via Flower Child Dwelling.  I love this music and if you're a bohemian soul aching for a fresh new blue-grass-gypsy-day-dream sound, then check it out HERE.




Another very cool house tour - this time via Parlour.  Check it out HERE.




This beautiful interview in The Sun Magazine with Peter Coyote.




And last but not least, La Maison Boheme was featured this week in Apartment Therapy!

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