Thursday, March 31, 2011

How Cute Are These?

I absolutely love these Anya Hindmarch totes. I think they are precious and would make the perfect accessory for weekend trips, lazy afternoons at the beach, days at the farmers market, or just everyday life.

You can see more of these at the Anya Hindmarch website, or HERE on net-a-porter.

images via Pretty Stuff by Patterson Maker

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


The Sartorialist

Mothers & Daughters

I know I just talked about how thankful I am for my mom in my birthday post... but, I was thinking this morning about all the things my mom has taught me and how she has supported me through everything throughout the years and I couldn't help the urge to post this cutie photo with a big hug to my momma.

And on a side note, one of the many things she has passed along to me is a great love for cheese. One of our favorite things to do is have wine and cheese together. HERE is a great post from A Cup of Jo about creating the perfect cheese plate. Yum ; )

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


It is always fascinating to me how people choose to decorate their living spaces. I love this loft apartment. It is so full of light. One thing I wish I would have done more throughout the years is buy prints, artifacts and decorative pieces from the places I have traveled. My apartment looks straight out of a Pottery Barn catalogue. Not that I don't love some PB, but it's never too late to start collecting!

What would you like to do with your own space?

apartment via desire to inspire

Monday, March 28, 2011

Recovery Food

Yesterday, my brother and I ran the Rock & Roll Half Marathon in Dallas. It was such a great race. The course was beautiful and the weather was just perfect... Well, it was cold, but neither my brother nor I could feel it. After a race, my body is always so tired and if you can believe it, I can never eat right after I run that intensely. Around 7:00 I started getting really hungry, so I popped over to Whole Foods (of course) and bought a whole wheat, pesto pizza with mozzarella, goat cheese and tomatoes. It was wonderful. One of the best pizzas I've ever had.

My favorite food of the moment: pizza. It might be the perfect meal. Another great recovery food that I had for breakfast this morning: english muffin with peanut butter, banana and honey.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Very Thankful...

...For my wonderful momma, who 25 years ago today brought me into this world... and for my wonderful family and friends... and for this beautiful day!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

images via pretty stuff and cannelle et vannille

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I love this. Perhaps, it isn't always the easiest thing to do... but sometimes you have to quit planning, quit guessing and quit trying to make sense of everything and instead just trust-- Trust that everything is working out exactly as it should.

image via FOR CHIC SAKE

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

I have been trying to cook more lately and have found that one of the easiest things to prepare is shrimp.
Here is a great recipe from Cooking Light that I can not wait to try!

For the recipe, Click HERE.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Spring!

Happy first day of spring! Such a great season... I love the weather, the flowers, cool breezes and wearing dresses at all times of the day.

dress, design, decor

Friday, March 18, 2011

In the Sunshine...

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! With all that has been going on in the world, from far away in Japan to things very close to home I have been feeling a little heavy-hearted lately, but when I came across this editorial it immediately made my day a little happier.

I hope all of you do something this weekend that makes you a little happier-- spending time with friends and family, buying flowers, working out, eating healthy, sitting outside in the sun, reading a good book or catching up on sleep!

Lots of love and light to you all and thank you for stopping by this blog!

All images via Studded Hearts
Edita Vilkeviciute by Camilla Akrans for H&M Magazine Spring 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

High-Waisted and Scalloped

Gimme'! I am currently loving these high-waisted shorts and cute, cute bathing suit tops. This is my idea of the perfect little beach outfit... if only I could be taken away to the beach!

( Publication: Vanity Fair June 2009 / Photographer: Norman Jean Roy / Model: Isabel Lucas)

images via Sarah Klassen/Haute Design

Friday, March 11, 2011

Welcoming the Weekend...

Wishing everyone a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

Image via dress, design, decor

In Our Thoughts, Hearts and Minds

Keeping Japan in my thoughts and prayers today. It's heartbreaking to hear about devastation and many emotions swirl, while prayers go out to everyone who has been affected. I hope and pray for relief.

via Thoyt

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Perfect Bedroom

...Has tons of bookshelves and fresh flowers... Don't ya think?

image via pretty stuff by patterson maker


“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. And many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime." Mark Twain

quote via pretty stuff, image via photographer Kat Hardin

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

It's almost here...

I am counting down the days until Spring. It might be my favorite season of all... flowers start to bloom and the air even seems to be different. These photos posted above are only half of the beautiful photography + clothing from High's Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. I loved this wonderful look book. It outlines the perfect spring wardrobe.

All images via Sarah Klassen/Haute Design

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Undone Updo

Natural and slightly undone were details that could identify spring trends that hit the runway this past fall.
Give me undone hair any day of the week...

Michael Kors Spring 2011 RTW