For Spring? Yes, please.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I'm back from a little blogging break & an unhappy MAC with a bad virus [ I learned the hard way that yes, Macs do get computer viruses ]. But thanks to the nice IT professionals that I work with who don't mind doling out hallway advice, I'm back in business - and refreshed from the long weekend break.
Do you ever have a hard time deciding which way to go with a design, paint color, clothing choice? Above was the 'almost image' for this week's Cocktails At Six post. Beautiful color, but not quite the same Spring feeling as the winning image.
* image via [ diamonds and gold ]
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Doesn't this image just have you salivating for the opening day of the Farmer's Market? It was actually taken at a class in Berkeley on flower arranging [ & cooking! ] put on by The Little Flower School. I may have to sign up for something like this after dance classes are over - how fun!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Seriously. You can make this in no time flat. If you haven't been to stylizimo blog lately, make a trip & browse the DIY tab. So many projects, too little time - but now I'm sooooo inspired to get the toolbox out again.
* image & 6-step instructions via [ stylizimo ]
** and don't miss those cute vintage glasses turned tea light votives
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
The smallest details make all the difference. Painting the outer window trim in a contrast color to the interior trim is such a nice way to tie a hint of accent color through an entire house. Love it.
* images via [ martha stewart ] lily pond lane home
So now the recipe - for my favorite scones! These are so tasty - my variations include substituting white chocolate chips, or large chunks of dark chocolate. Find the directions here - within a half hour you can be eating them too! If you love them when you're done, I've designed a quick little 4x6, fold in half recipe card (right click & save to your desktop to print) for you to jot down the recipe.
* image & scone recipe via [ the food librarian ]; recipe originally from The Art & Soul of Baking by Cindy Mushet
** recipe card/art by me; for non-commercial use only
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Finally, a break in the rain again. My rooms are flooded with the prettiest light this morning.
Yes, Spring is on its way!
* image via [ fashion gone rogue ]
Sophie Vlaming photographed by Thiemo Sander for Marie Clarie Spain April 2010
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I've been obsessed with the Kaklugn for months now - ever since this lovely post over at Coco+Kelley. I love fireplaces, but this Scandinavian style has just stolen my designer heart.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Thank you to a wonderful 'curated collection of pretty girls' post (how I love a portrait of a lovely girl!) over on sfgirlbybay, I stumbled upon Tina Berning's inspiring work. The colors. The layering. (= swooning).
* images + more! via [ tina berning ]
Wednesdays & Thursdays are dance class (so be prepared for more dance images during the coming weeks - I adore them!), where I'm battling my natural ballerina instincts & classical training to learn to move those hips in a whole new direction. It's fun. It's lighthearted & filled with amazing music. And I've realized that all the dance throughout my life makes me feel pretty, no matter how silly I may look trying to get the 'shimmies' down.
Do you dance, & how does it make you feel?
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I almost couldn't decide if I liked the soft blush & ivory accents on black walls, or the frame & artwork collection itself best? I leaned toward color, but it's a toss up. And that vintage painting...beautiful!
* image via [ lonny magazine ]
I'm personally still wearing the vibrant red lip when the mood strikes - it's all kinds of fun if you haven't braved the bright hue yet. I also love the peek-a-boo lace cami peeking out from the sweater; the perfect come hither touch, without being over the top.
* image via [ hanneli ]
Monday, March 14, 2011
Was it just me, or was it hard to wake up this morning [ here in the States, daylight savings just started ]?! The soft morning light does help. A little.
* images of Arizona Muse (& amazing morning light), by photographer Benjamin Alexander Huseby
via [ fashion gone rogue ]