10.22.2014

One Room Challenge || Week Four- ART



The gold trim is up and so are the shades (if you follow me on Instagram the shades are gray not green! I think the color came across wrong in that photo).  Anyway, my closet is looking fabulous! If you are new and don't know what the One Room Challenge is it was started by Linda from Calling it Home some years ago.  In this challenge she lines up twenty talented interior designers and professional bloggers to redo a room in their home in just six weeks- we update you once a week on Wednesdays. And today is Wednesday!  (in case you missed them here are this round's previous posts- one, two, and three).

To refresh your memory I am doing my walk-in closet that has lilac walls.   Today I will be sharing with you all the wonderful works of art I will proudly display here.  I'm so excited about every single piece.  Let's start with this beautiful nude by Reagan Geschardt. Isn't she perfect?  I can't wait to meet her. She arrives tomorrow!

10.21.2014

Sketch 42's New Book || #absurdistsummer



My good friend Nicole from Sketch42 has been my blog hero (evidenced here and a few other posts!) ever since I first started reading blogs.  I became obsessed with her art and today own three of her pieces which I just adore.  She has one of the most unique voices in blogland and her creativity is one of the qualities I most admire in her. She works so hard in her art of creating and is constantly evolving. Her latest project is  brilliant.  She has published a book of her summer photography series #absurdist summer focused on random things, color and shape. But let me tell you what is really brilliant about this book-

10.20.2014

Food || Olive Oil, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookies



We are all obsessed with olive oil around here. It must be because my husband is from the Mediterranean and grew up playing in the family's olive groves.  They are all so well versed and passionate about anything olive oil.  We take our olive oil very seriously around here. We cook everything with it (you may remember this family recipe for an olive oil and yogurt cake or this olive oil lemon meyer cake we make often as well).  Plus, olive oil's health benefits are no secret.  Everyone is my husband's family lives till 98 at least!  So, this time around when I saw a recipe for chocolate, chocolate chip olive oil cookies I just had to try it.  The cookies are AMAZING! Very rich and decadent with a fudgy-brownie consistency.  I highly, recommend this recipe.  Plus, they might add years to your life, so why not give them a try?  They might become your delicious secret weapon to keeping young.

10.17.2014

Friday Finds



Dallas feels like heaven right now. The temperatures are a bit chilly in the mornings and just right in the middle of the day.  Fall is in the air, pumpkins are everywhere and blazer season is here.  I could not be happier.  I hope you are all enjoying fall wherever you are as well.  I have a few finds for you today-

10.16.2014

Sales || Fall Essentials



Shopbop has a fabulous sale going on where everything (well, most everything) is 25% off with code FAMILY25.  But hurry because it is only through the end of today.  Here are a few of my favorites-

10.15.2014

One Room Challenge || Week Three - walk-in closet



Lilac it is my friends!!  And boy am I loving it! If you are new and don't know what the One Room Challenge is it was started by Linda from Calling it Home some years ago.  In this challenge she lines up twenty talented interior designers and professional bloggers to redo a room in their home in just six weeks- we update you once a week on Wednesdays. And today is Wednesday!  (in case you missed them here are this round's previous posts- one and two).

To refresh your memory I am doing my walk-in closet.  At first, my plan included pink walls, then I wanted gray and finally decided on lilac. LOVE, LOVE, ADORE....But it was hard to chose the perfect lilac...

10.14.2014

Rose and Ivy || The Launch



I'm so excited to share with you the launch of a new online lifestyle quarterly magazine called Rose and Ivy. It is filled with amazing recipes (like the crepe and blueberry cake pictured above. Doesn't it make you almost want to lick the screen?), fashion editorials, shoppable trends, articles on beauty, and interiors.   Rose and Ivy is the brainchild of Alison who was one of my first blog friends. I'm just so proud of her as this project really blends all her loves and talents into this work of art that is Rose and Ivy. This is an impressive labor of love.  Her photography and styling are absolutely breathtaking throughout. Come read this first volume that is inspired by still lives- it will elevate your soul.
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