All White Everything April 14, 2014 No Comments
Blustery Mondays kind of make you feel like you should be surrounded by white walls, green plants, organized shelves, fresh linens and a bit of calm, no?
Weekend Wrap Up 4.13 April 13, 2014 No Comments
Two of my gal pals were in town this weekend and now that they’ve left my house feels so empty! It’s quiet, there are empty wine glasses in almost every room and I’ve been replaying all our adventures over and over in my head. For a quick 36 hours we accomplished quite a bit: a Twins game, Junk Bonanza, two trips to Hunt & Gather, a night out on the town, way too much delicious food and so many good stories and new memories. I think they should come visit every weekend! Wishful thinking. While I wrangle the wine glasses and start the dishwasher, enjoy these links from around the web this week.
- • I wish more places didn’t allow laptops.
- • Rejection letters sent to famous people.
- • So excited to see our wedding caterer, Abreo, on this list.
- • Cold temperatures are back, but I’m thinking spring over on the faucethead blog.
- • Awesome newspaper ad.
- • Love this photo.
- • Excited to see what’s ahead for this space.
- • Simple is best.
- • Take me back to San Fran.
Take Me to Gramercy Place April 10, 2014 No Comments
One of my many weaknesses is trashy television. I often find myself sucked into Long Island Medium marathons, Real Housewives (of any city) reunions and I watch more hours of The Voice than I care to admit. It’s an issue, but there’s one show I just can’t give up and it’s Flipping Out on Bravo. I love the bickering, the crazy clients, the swearing and, most of all, the beautiful homes, especially Gramercy Place. You catch some pretty good glimpses of the space during the episodes but these pictures have me drooling. I want to move in and I want that bar cart and I want to hang out with Zoila. Please?
Source: Jeff Lewis Color
New Dinner Favorite April 9, 2014 No Comments
While browsing Pinterest the other day I came across Kevin & Amanda’s recipe for Crispy Shrimp Pasta and immediately bookmarked it. Many of my recent favorites have been Kevin & Amanda creations and, like the others, this one did not disappoint. The Red Head and I both couldn’t stop sneaking pieces of shrimp while the noodles were finishing boiling. I highly recommend it and can’t wait to pair it with more summer grub in the months ahead. Do yourself a favor and bookmark it as well!
Source: Kevin & Amanda
Drake Report April 8, 2014 No Comments
Drake is growing like a weed these days. At eight months old, I keep noticing things around our house that just aren’t quite like they used to be. Rugs, my sanity, our floors and a couple pairs of slippers, to name a few, have all been made a little less pristine by the presence of the monster above. Thankfully he’s cute and he’s cuddles cure all, because he’s a test. Hey, at least, he matches our decor!
Teil Duncan April 7, 2014 No Comments
Talk about a creative, beautiful and invigorating space! I’m loving the studio of Teil Duncan today. The colors are perfect. Her work is mesmerizing. And I have a crush on her sweater. Catch the rest of the images here.
Source: The Glitter Guide
Weekend Wrap Up 4.6 April 6, 2014 No Comments
I’m fresh of a road trip from Illinois and am already dreaming of an 8 o’clock bedtime, which is a shame considering I came home to about 7.5″ less snow than Friday about about 30 degrees warmer temperatures. Hopefully those temps will hang around a bit and I can enjoy them tomorrow, because for now sleep is on my mind. Thankfully the exhaustion is a result of an awesome weekend with awesome people. I really am the luckiest. While I struggle to keep my eyelids open, enjoy these links from around the web.
Snowy Travels April 4, 2014 No Comments
In true Minnesota fashion, we were wearing sandals and light jackets last weekend and this morning we strapped on boots, mittens and hats to unearth our yards and cars from more than eight inches of snow. This weather is downright cruel and, of course, it falls on a weekend that I’m trying to travel. I’ll attempt a road trip back to Illinois this evening so everyone move over for the plows. I’ve got places to go!
Source: Pinterest (anyone know the original?)
People Are So Talented April 3, 2014 2 Comments
I love when people share their extraordinary talents.
Source: A well traveled woman
Life Lately March 31, 2014 2 Comments
I realized it’s been a few months since I last did a life lately post. It comes as no surprise that, like all the years before it, 2014 is flying by. I’m trying to wrap my head around the fact that tomorrow kicks off April. Make time slow down! Make the snow stop! Give me more hours in a day! Simple requests, really. Maybe perusing photos from the previous weeks will help slow time down. Here goes nothing…
1 :: Years ago my sister brought me these awesome knobs from Budapest. I finally found the perfect little spot in our office for them and love catching them out of the corner of my eye.
2 :: The Drake monster has been on a rampage lately. I’ll spare you all the details but that fact that he’s still in this photo and isn’t destroying an item in my home in a miracle. Small victories.
3 :: Pretty crazy about this MN print from Forage Modern Workshop. It has landed in our hallway for now, but I still need to find its forever home.
4 :: This weekend we helped some friends move and we spent the hours after the heavy lifting watching the sun set from their barn while drinking beer and sitting in a truck bed. I’ve never felt more country in my life.
5 :: The floors in FireLake Grill get me every time. And the bacon, too. The bacon is real good.
6 :: We recently got a new-to-us computer. After years of using the same laptop I got as a sophomore in college, this machine is a Godsend. I won’t miss the awkward grr-ing and overheated lap much.
7 :: See you this weekend, Shosh!
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