Friday, March 30, 2012

rain rain...

a.v always comes up with fun themes for the ladies of Friday's Fancies and this week was what to wear in all those Spring Showers... aka cute rainwear! I had fun pulling an outfit that would be cozy and cute in the rain and still be practical for avoiding all those puddles... The Trina Turk necklace and rainboots have to my favorites, and they are from Target! Thinking of ordering those, what do you think?
Hope everyone has a fun weekend planned hanging out with those you love! Luke and I are planning on watching movies, eating long brunches and shopping in some precious little shops in our favorite town in Nova Scotia... I'm excited to sleep in and drink some mimosas :-)

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Eames has been a major buzz word in the blogsphere for a while now... his chairs are everywhere! I first jumped on that bandwagon about 6 years ago, when I first met Charles and Ray Eames in college. But not as furniture designers, as Architects. Did you know that the dynamic duo was known not just for their furniture; but also their architecture, films, graphic and product design? 
Last year, a movie came out about their importance of their influence on the modern American Life...and its a beautiful picture of the lives of some of the most important designers of our time...  have you seen it?
and my favorite... the Eiffel chair.Which looks amazing with anything, but I really love it with the farmhouse table.
and this amazing house that Gaby blogged about last week, I'm obsessed! Via DS
 I have to stop myself before I buy Eames chairs for every room in my house! Are you as obsessed as I am?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


You better believe I'm snatching this up.  Can you believe is Forever 21?
 Only $33.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Thoughts recently...

 I can't even say how obsessed I am with these doors... via AD
 How cute is she?
 Those brass picture lights and the contrasting stripe and nailhead on those chairs...ahhh
(from Chassity's pinterest)
 The ikat headboard and the oversize lamps. Yes pls.

Navy blue accents...
 The simplicity of this...
Ikat shower curtain? count me in... (via Amber)

Random I know, but I can't get any of these images out of my head!

Monday, March 26, 2012


My weekend was spent at the beach, driving around singing coldplay at the top  my lungs, stuffing my face with organic raspberry cheesecake and brie and chicken pizza, and relaxing with my hubs. Nova Scotia is stunningly gorgeous and we are loving every minute, but I'm definitely not used to going to the beach and the water being barely above freezing! Sidenote: Luke decided since one day was about 60 degrees, that was a perfect time to do the polar bar plunge and jump right on in... I did not condone this decision... crazy boys! I will stay safe and sound and dry in my snow boots and Patagonia right over here thank you!
What did ya'll do over the weekend? Pls enjoy the warm weather for me... its 30 today and snowing!

Friday, March 23, 2012


Summer uniform
Growing up I lived in my bathing suit and now not much has changed. I'm still happiest when I can bum around in something comfy. I rounded up my favorite summer uniform, and all the pieces are under $60!
I'm hopping on a jet plane to head up to Canada, so ya'll soak up the warm weather for me :-) And as always.. linking up with Friday's Fancies. Love those ladies!
(Sidenote: This week a.v mentioned dressing up for your basketball team, but I barely know there is a tournament going on....this isn't quite March Madness )

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

DIY goodness

How yummy is this DIY chest? Amanda is a dear friend that I grew up with, so as soon as I saw her project I begged her to let me blog about it, and aren't you so glad she let me??
She used this paint and was inspired by this tray. Needless to say I'm in love.
Besides being magic with a paintbrush, she also happens to be magic in the kitchen. Her blog is chock full of delicious recipes and every one I've tried has been received very well in my house...She also has the cutest babe you have ever laid eyes on :-) 
Thanks Amanda for letting me share, love you girl!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


 Recently: my Kindle, new bathing suits from Target, cobalt blue jeans, fun coral nailpolish and my favorite watch and earrings...
 lots and lots of stripes, a new anthropologie skirt, and a fun aztec belt from F21. Now you know what I will be wearing for the next 5 months, so I apologize in advance for sporting a mix of these at all times.
And thanks to Sarah for sharing my vignette with her Gallery Wall artwork, you rock girl :-)

Make sure you head over to Look Linger Love to check out our Mixed Prints challenge that sweet Chassity did, such a fun time and there are some great outfits over there! Make sure you let me know how you like mine :-)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Gallery Wall

Remember when I did the Gallery Wall giveaway from the amazingly talented 
Sarah Swanson? Well she was so sweet to send me a print from the shop that I LOVE and am so happy with in its new home. 
 Looking at it definitely makes my Monday better, what do you think?
I'm still recovering from my past crazy week, sorry I've been such a bad blogging friend. I haven't had time to read all your lovely blogs and I'm dying to catch up!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Eames chairs, that wallpaper, the light fixture, the books, the floors and that farmhouse table. Everything in me loves this room. Its perfect.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


 The awkwardness of taking outfit pics has been has been a subject that has been floating around the blogsphere; how do you take pics that don't make you want to cringe?!
Well, Emma and Elsie of A Beautiful Mess, two of my biggest girl crushes ever, posted their tips for taking great photos. And since they look fabulous in every photo, I think we should all listen up. Check out the full post here :-)

Monday, March 12, 2012


Thanks everyone for all the sweet comments and thoughts you sent my way over the weekend... I needed them! Its been a crazy couple of weeks for us, with Luke starting his training for his new job at work. We will be back and forth to Canada for the training over the next several months.
 We are definitely planning on traveling as much as we can while we are up there. Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and the Maine coast are all on our list. We were also thinking about heading to NYC and Cape Cod if we can squeeze it in. I would love to hear your thoughts; have you ever been and what do you recommend as a must see?

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Happy Weekend! Yes I know its only Thursday but I'm not going to see you lovelies until next week. I have a lot of stuff happening on the home front this weekend and I need some time to get my head back above water. I'll be back on Monday and fill you all in, send some happy thoughts my way this weekend!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

DIY Fringe

How fun are these DIY fringe anklets from Harpers Bazaar? I spotted these on Natalia's pinterest and immediately bookmarked as a must try. I LOVE how fun and easy the project is and it adds such an edgy vibe.
Who wants a DIY party?

Monday, March 5, 2012

Leopard and Stripes

Happy Monday! Can you believe its March?
 I had such a great time linking up last time with Chassity's "how would you wear it" challenge and she just posted a new one! How would you mix patterns? I've been working on some ideas to get together and email her, but thought I would try some outfits out on you guys first. Make sure you head over and check her post out here and share how you would mix!
Now I know that this outfit is the easiest way to mix patterns, just adding a leopard scarf to a stripe sweater. But baby steps people... baby steps. 
I'm also linking up with Anna's True Beauty Files today, make sure you head over to check it out!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Repeat Outfit

Each week I have so much fun dreaming up an outfit for Friday's Fancies, but it always makes me want to go shopping. Its a problem. I think I would wear this outfit at least once a week, maybe twice. I NEED those Chloe flats, but at $450, I don't think so.
We have a fun weekend planned, I can't wait to sleep in some and love on our sweet friends precious newborn. Hopefully I can tackle some of my long to-do list around the house... but if cuddling with a baby is the alternative, lets just say we are going to have lots of dirty dishes. 
Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Design Darling Boutique

Its always so amazing to see your friends succeed and that's exactly how I feel with the Design Darling Boutique launch. Mackenzie constantly inspires me and I've been a devoted follower of hers since I joined the blogging world. She has been so encouraging of my little blog, and I can't tell you how happy I am for her with her launch. I got up early this morning to hop on the site at 8 AM, and was not disappointed. Design Darling Boutique is so well curated and I LOVE every single thing. (I've rounded up a few of my favorite items below, but trust me, it was hard to choose!)
Congrats Mackenzie, its amazing!!!

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