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Our awesome Saudi skies in the winter

Saudi winter perks = no one’s here, I can get lots of organizing (and thinking) done, and the weather is incredible. And to top it all off, it’s Thursdaaayy!!

I’m not sure why I didn’t think of this “My Thursday Faves” thing, before. It’s actually so inspiring to be able to see a round up of all of the beautiful things that I encountered this week! So here are a few of my favorite things from this week…

 

My Favorite House Tour: This is more of a renovation, but it’s been a year, and I can’t believe I never saw a hint of it on social media. How did it take so long to find this gem? Check out how Park and Oak Design completely renovated and redesigned this living, dining and kitchen combo for a family in Barrington, IL. It’s oozing inspiration!

Park & Oak Design | http://parkandoak.com/
Photo Source: Park & Oak

 

My Favorite Holiday Recipe: I LOVE Alaska Iced Pumpkin Cookies. They are the perfect pairing to a cup of coffee or tea – whatever floats your boat. Apparently, this recipe was listed as Alaska’s favorite cookie in the Readers Digest 2010 edition. While I don’t think it really has anything to do with Alaska, I don’t care. It’s the best winter cookie ever. Ever.

Photo Source: Aunt Peg’s Recipe Box

 

My Favorite Find: So I bought an IKEA 2-door storage combo BESTA for my home office recently, and I absolutely love it for the price. I can hide my tech, the wires, have some gray wood in my office, and while one of my doors is not totally level… it still looks pretty amazing.

Photo Source: IKEA

 

My Favorite Designer: So because of their amazing renovation, Park & Oak is my favorite designer this week! I had seen other pictures of their work – like this beautiful kitchen below – but never realized how sophisticated and classy all of their work really is. Go browse their Pinterest account as well – gorgeous!

Park & Oak Design | http://parkandoak.com/
Photo Source: Park & Oak

 

My Favorite Holiday Decor: These Accordion xmas paper trees by West Elm are super cute. I wasn’t too sure about them when I saw them online, but they’re adorable in person. They come in different sizes and the pink one is the best!

Photo Source: West Elm

 

My Favorite Pinterest Find: I’m totally using this gallery wall idea from The Everygirl’s tour of Shay Cochrane’s house. I think it’s so smart how she used family pictures in similar frames to give a sense of formality and elegance to this wall. I’m sure you’ve noticed that people tend to put family pictures in informal spaces, but as you can see, it is possible to arrange them in a way so that they can be used in the fanciest rooms in your home.

The Everygirl | http://theeverygirl.com/
Photo Source: The Everygirl

 

Enjoy your weekend folks!

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