8.29.2016

:: Last Minute Trip to Spain

Since I have moved out of Europe, I haven't been too spontaneous in regards to travel these days... so when a good friend called and asked if I wanted to go to Spain in two weeks, I booked. This is probably the most last-minute thing I have ever done. Spain for a long weekend? Who am I?!

Yes, you read that right - me and four of my best girlfriends are heading to Spain for a long weekend mid-September! WILD!!!! I can't wait! It feels soooo good to be spontaneous again. Ahhh what a rush. Valencia and Ibiza here we come! Anyone have any recommendations?
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7.27.2016

:: I Miss You European Doors :(

It's been awhile since I have posted about my favorite things: doors! So as I look through my Wroclaw/Europe archives - here is one beautiful door worth sharing. Enjoy!
This AMAZING door can be found at Teatr Lalek, Wroclaw, Poland. Don't you just L.O.V.E. it?!

P.s. Hope you don't mind my short and sweet post today.
xo.

7.20.2016

:: The House in Puerto Rico

As you kinda know, I lived in Puerto Rico until just a few months ago - I say you might only kinda know because I never blogged and/or talked about it! BUT, I actually lived in a beautiful home overlooking the Caribbean Sea. I really wanted to show you the house before now, however, I didn't want to publish exactly where I lived. Safety first - blogging rule #1 ;) 

But now that I am no longer living in PR, the house is fair game for sharing! Yeah for you! 

(Well kinda yeah because I know this place is a kinda dated.)

The next homeowner (we were renters) will need to invest in some significant updates in order to revert the house back to it's original glory, but here she is: a 6,000 sq. ft. home with ocean views on top of a mountain in Ponce, PR. It's hard to believe I didn't want to stay here forever, isn't it? (Don't worry, more on life in Puerto Rico another day.)

Without further ado, here's my house from the Caribbean. 

7.14.2016

:: I Need Foyer Lighting Help...please!

If you follow me on Instagram, you may already know that my foyer needs help and you may have already provided me with some recommendations - THANK YOU! But, if not, here's the deal (and some additional photos)...I need a light for my two-story foyer. Badly. 

Now, don't get me wrong, I can find a few lights I love... but letsbehonest, they are expensive. I need help from you guys to provide me with some ideas as to what to do with this space - and within a reasonable budget. I even had the Pottery Barn In Home Design Consultation team out and still wasn't able to land on 'the right light.' 

Here's what we're working with. 

7.08.2016

:: Chalk Paint Dresser Inspired by Pottery Barn

Now that I have found my writing voice again, I have realized I actually do have LOTS of content to share with you since I was away for so long. (Umm can we talk about how I haven't even blogged about my trip to Florence...but that's neither here nor there.) Anyways, I think the perfect place to start as I 'refresh' MorningKawa (and my life!) is with a a dresser refresh project I did for my son's bedroom a few weeks ago. I think you'll agree this is a perfect place to begin #amiright?!

Here's the before and after of my dresser rehab. I die.
Keep on reading if you're curious about how to use chalk paint for refinishing furniture, or in this case for refinishing a dresser with chalk paint. It was fun and super easy. Legit a skill level of 1 required.

Before I get started on my project, let's take a look at my inspiration dresser.

7.07.2016

:: Back From A Long Hiatus

Hello all my friends and blog followers and a very, very heartfelt apology from being gone for, oh I don't know a year and a half...before I get into a bit of my story, first I have to say:

Thank you for the messages. 

Thank you for continuing to send me the love even when I was out of the blogosphere and not writing (or even thinking about writing) a post. 

Thank you for coming back and reading this post now. 

And, thank you for giving me another chance. 

I am back and won't let you down. Promise. I can feel it. I am back...I just don't know any better words to describe it. 

I am back. 

8.04.2015

:: Construction in Wroclaw

Ok, I know I don't live in Wroclaw anymore BUT I am super behind on my posts from when I did...soooo I hope you don't mind as I sort through my photo archives while I sit here in the Puerto Rican sun (hehe). 

Anyways, while I lived in Wroclaw, the Rynek was undergoing a major overhaul: getting all new cobblestone streets. Rumor was that it was in preparation for the international cultural festival taking place here in 2016. I have no idea if that is true - all I know is it is HARD work putting in new cobblestone.  Here's a look at what I mean. 

7.29.2015

:: WE'VE MOVED TO PUERTO RICO!

Hi lovlies! Major life update for you coming your way today: we've moved to Puerto Rico! That's right no more Poland, or Europe, (boo!) but now we're onto our next adventure here in the Caribbean.  We actually moved a few months ago but packing a house and settling into a new country with a little one is Hard work with a capital 'H'.  I hope you understand why I have been MIA the past few months and I know I owe a lot of you some emails back. Now that I have (kinda) got our house in order, I will be back on Morning Kawa as much as possible. 

Stay tuned to hear more about life in Puerto Rico. 

xo. 
San Juan

4.21.2015

:: Murano Glass

Remember when I said I would share our vase purchases from Murano, Italy? Well, here is a look at the two handmade vases that we bought :) I love, love, love them! 

3.30.2015

:: Venice and Murano, Italy

Ahhh… Venice, Italy. What a dream it was to be able to visit! 

Venice (like Greece) was another city on my list of “must visit destinations while living in Poland.” Since our time living in Europe is quickly coming to an end (NOOO!!!!) we had to fit this trip in ASAP! So, like many of our other trips, we purchased a ticket via RyanAir for under $100 and off we went. However, unlike our other trips, we now had baby H in tow! Let me tell you though, traveling with a baby was SO much easier than I thought it would be - but more on that later. Anyways, back to Venice. 
I wasn’t sure what to expect of Venice as I have heard some people hate it and some love it. I, personally, really really really liked Venice and it does top my list of my favorite cities I have visited. Here’s why.