#SchueCasa: Dining Room Inspiration





The front room of our house, AKA the dining room, gets a lot of natural light and has gorgeous views of the mountains. The question I have is if it's really practical to set up a formal dining room in this space or to use it for more of a sitting room? It could also be used as a makeshift playroom, though I hate the idea that it would be the first thing you see when you walk in!

I should mention that we have a large eat-in kitchen where we will likely eat all of our meals so this space would be for when we have company over, particularly around the holidays.

Here are some inspiration photos:






These are the kind of sitting rooms I have in mind if we went that direction...



What is your preference?

xo natasha

Moody Florals


There is nothing better than a moody floral to help your closet transition into spring...they're still appropriate for winter and yet give a hint of spring! I personally love this Madwell blouse and these fun workout leggings!

Also found this cuuuute dress {under $60 too!) after making the above collage.

xo natasha

Life Lately


Sorry for the radio silence lately...life is moving full speed ahead and I feel like I blink and realize how long it's been since I've posted. You can always follow me on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with the latest shenanigans {like the above!}! 


Wyatt loves playing dress up these days...he got a bunch of cute costumes for his birthday, including this astronaut one


We FINALLY got snow! The boys loved playing in the backyard in it! 


My two hairy boys! 


This fusilli alla vodka with basil and parmesan was delicious...a serious treat! 


Our little #schuechefs! 


A healthy mid-week dinner option is this Thai Chicken Soup, so yummy! Double the recipe so you can have it for lunch too!



More snow!


Wyatt is our gabby little shopper...he loves saying hi and chatting up everyone at the grocery store!


Bacon waffles make for the perfect snowy Sunday brunch! 


Progress on #schuecasa! Siding is going up and we officially have a fireplace and bathtubs!


The Broadway musical, Kinky Boots, was in town a couple weekends ago, and it was a great excuse to get dressed up and enjoy a fun night out! Shop my sherpa top and faux leather pants {size up}.


Ethan's been busy with swim lessons lately! 


Last, we escaped down to Walnut Creek to see friends and I scored this cute oversized wool sweater! We enjoyed the warmer weather and good company!

xo natasha

Valentine's Gift Guide for the Kids


Microphone + Doctor Kit {for the heartbreaker!} + Mailbox + This is NOT a Valentine Book

Do you do gifts on Valentine's Day for the kids? I always loved all the holidays for this reason...it was nice getting love notes from my parents and having some goodies to open that morning! Not to mention the whole Valentine Exchange at school!

Have a great weekend!

xo natasha