Tuesday, October 23

b-real happy has moved!

please follow me now at www.brealhappy.com. my site is still under construction but i have a lot of exciting things to share so i hope to see you there.

Friday, August 10

cabin love

we had a very relaxing vacation in north carolina last week. we rented the cutest cabin with a beautiful view. we survived some serious class 3 rapids, i picked some beautiful wild mountain flowers, visited mingo falls, had some fun in the sun on a pontoon boat and played cards by a campfire.

i hope you had a wonderful summer vacation!

♥. b-real

Friday, July 6

a chicago adventure

my recent trip to chicago was pretty top notch. a furniture and textile company flew us in their private jet to visit showrooms at the merchandise mart. we stayed at a beautiful hotel called public, went on an architectural boat tour and ate lots of really good food! here is a collection of my most favorite images from the trip.

♥. b-real

Wednesday, June 20

summer love

today is the first day of summer! i've been spending a lot of time outside gardening, just relaxing and soaking up the sun. i plan to enjoy summer as much as possible because its about to get hot hot hot.


♥. b-real

Friday, June 8


lately i have been....

chasing rainbows.

enjoying lazy days in the park.

hanging out with this guy.

and making yummy blueberry icing cupcakes.

what have you been doing lately?

♥. b-real

Friday, May 18

succulent arranging

i had the opportunity to be on a team with two other designers to design arrangements for the aia awards this year. since the event was architecture and construction related we decided to use a material that complimented their profession. we created the arrangements with electrical wire and nestled a combination of succulents in the nest with river rocks. pretty awesome!

i've had a busy few weeks at work and this week was so not fun....happy for the weekend! hope you enjoy your weekend because i'm going to.

♥. b-real

Friday, May 11

beach party

a few weekends ago we had a beach party for jose and our friend kelly's birthdays. we planned an all day shindig at the beach and had so much fun!
 i love the florida sunshine!

hope you have a beautiful weekend fulled with lots of sunshine.

♥. b-real

Thursday, April 19

pretty little treasures

the hutch in my dining room was one of the first pieces i refinished and i've been slowly filling it with pretty little treasures.

hope you are having a wonderful week...it's almost the weekend!

♥. b-real

Tuesday, April 17

color scheming

i recently had to have the front porch of my house rebuilt and for some crazy reason i decided to paint the porch myself. eventually i would like to repaint the entire house but for now its just the porch and possibly the front door. and....to do this it has to match what i have now and what i would like for the future...complicated, yes! after last nights color scheming session with jose i think i've made some decisions. stay tuned!

♥. b-real

Friday, April 6

a trip to remember

i'm back from a very awesome and memorable trip to the netherlands and paris! when my friend alicia asked me to join her on a trip to visit family in the netherlands, i could not decline. while planning the trip i found out that florance + the machine (whom i am in love with) would be in paris around the time we would be in the netherlands....so we decided to take the train to paris and wander the city for a few days. here are some of my favorite photos and memories from our trip.


mmmmm....i couldn't get enough of their mint tea. i'm completely obsessed now!
i loved all the beautiful flower markets in the netherlands, they were on every corner.

her family lived in a quint little town called santpoort zuid. they were the most sweetest family! we both agreed that are time with them was our favorite part of the trip. kb would cook three courses meals for us every night and wine, lots of wine! the tastiest food we had during our vacation was kb's dinners. oh and they had the cutest dog named kick and cat named pues that liked to go on walks.

i loved both the new and old architecture in the netherlands....they mix the two so seamlessly. there were very little eye sores. we spent sometime walking around the beautiful vondelpark in amsterdam.
 and i could not stop taking pictures of this herringbone stone road...it was pretty awesome. 

my favorite moment i captured in amsterdam. how cute are these dogs and i just got lucky with the way the tree and buildings behind reflected off the glass.

and now we are in paris! what's not to love.
arc de triomphe
notre dame
the louvre

when in paris, you have to have macaroons and tea! my favorite macaroon was rose petal, so yummy. and alicia well, she was obsessed with her raspberry sorbet.

we found a vegetarian restaurant while walking around paris, so of course, we had to stop and eat!
on our last day, we put a love lock on a bridge in paris.

paris in the evening is quite beautiful.
we had the most magical ending to our trip, on the last night we saw florance + the machine!

and lastly, my favorite photo from paris. jose snuck this sweet card into my suitcase.....i took a picture of it in front of the eiffel tower and sent it to him :).

♥. b-real

Friday, March 16

bon voyage

i'm all packed and ready to make my journey to the netherlands and france:) can't wait to share my trip with you when i get back.

p.s. how do you like my new travel bag that jose got me from ruche....i love it!

talk to you soon!

♥. b-real

Saturday, March 10

flower arranging

i just recently had the opportunity to join up with a fellow designer/friend stephanie irwin to design and make flower arrangements for an awards ceremony. the ceremony was for the commercial real estate group here in jacksonville called NAIOP.

when planning we used mostly greenery with touches of classic white tulips and pops of yellow. we both were extremely happy with the results and more importantly everyone at the event loved them!

can't wait for our next event! 

♥. b-real