Just popping in with a few pattern favorites from my pins over the weekend. I love that cat print! To see more of my inspiration, click HERE.
Loving the home goods over at the new onefortythree shop! I remember stumbling across Logan’s blog by the same name years ago, I think via a link from The Brick House. I love where the shop has gone and how lovely and simple the new products are. My fave? The brass shade wall lamp. What’s yours?
I’ve been spending a lot of my free time enjoying some good books this winter. Some days there really is nothing better than sitting with a cozy blanket in a warm house, with a hot cup of tea and diving into a good book. If all of this happens to include being completely draped with wiener dogs, well, I would expect nothing less in my house. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to read more, so I’ve been actually keeping track of my reading list on my iPhone notepad. I thought I’d share a few of my favorites from last month and a few that I’ve got stacked up and waiting for me for February.
Side note: I don’t use an e-reader, so all the links I’m including are to actual paper books. Something about the weight of a book in my hand, the sound of the pages turning, and the smell of actual paper…I’m hard pressed to give them up. And I really like supporting my local library, plus that frees up my pennies to buy really important stuff…like shoes.
P.S. Which one of these doesn’t belong? It may seem like Killing Lincoln is the odd duck here, but I really love interesting historical novels and the like. I actually listen to a great podcast everyday on my commute called Stuff You Missed In History Class. It’s really fantastic, sort of like an audio book with interesting stories and anecdotes. I would highly recommend it if you are at all interested in history. My all time favorite is this two-part series on H. H. Holmes and the mysteries of Murder Castle (this episode series was from January 2012. Sort episodes by release date and scroll down until you find it. If you like macabre tales of mystery and murder, I promise, it’s worth it!).
Arctic Pear chandeliers by Ochre for quite some time. And while they definitely don’t fit into our modest budget, I can’t help but swoon over them just the same. I’m working on the interior design for a very large custom home in Avila Beach, and I would love to fit one of these gorgeous pieces into the design. I figure if I can’t have it in my home, at least my client who CAN afford it should benefit from its drama and beauty.I’ve been stalking these
I have, however, been looking around for a worthy alternative, and while it’s still a bit out of my budget ($395), I spied this gem at a local antique store. I keep waiting for the price to drop again. When it does, it’s mine!
Bottom image via my Instagram
I really loved this post that Emily did a while back on blue paint, and I especially love Loyal Blue by Sherwin Williams (I’m currently using it on an interiors project that’s in the works for a local office space, but that’s a story for another post). I’d love to add a bit of navy blue to our home. I’m not sure I can commit to a full wall (or walls) just yet, but maybe a little touch of it in the form of some blue velvet curtains or an art print is just the thing to eaaaaaase my way into it.
What do you think? Could you go bold blue?
Pinterest boards the other day when BAM! These Proud Mary clutches came up and smacked me in the face. I’ve seen these around on other blogs, but I thought I’d post a few images here in case any of you haven’t heard of them. Gorgeous, right? Bonus: the company works with international artisans to produce all their products and makes sure that they are receiving a fair wage for their work. Stylish and socially conscious? Yes, please.I was scrolling back through my
All images via Proud Mary.
I’ve been thinking about resolutions for the new year. I’ve never really been one to make an official resolution, I thought that this year I’d put it out into the world in hopes that it will motivate me to stick to my guns. I’m one week in and so far, so good. Here are my top four goals for the new year:
these water bottles for Christmas and it has really been helpful to see how much water I am consuming per day. And I really do feel better!Drink more water. This is something I constantly struggle with. I get so wrapped in work throughout the day that I just forget to hydrate. I got one of
This one is next on my list. P.S. I finally read Gone Girl. While I love Gillian Flynn’s writing, I hated the ending of this book. Did anyone else feel the same way? I definitely liked Dark Places better.Read. Again, something I do every night before bed, but what I’d really like to get into the habit of is keeping track of all the books I read. I just think it would be interesting at the end of the year to see how many books I’ve read.
Prioritize travel. John and I really want to get out into the world and see new places! We’re thinking about trying to squeeze in a trip in February for a few days. Hopefully somewhere warm. Hawaii is quick and easy. We may just have to splurge.
Ban.do, and a little minty green. I’m ready to party (it’s going to be an open bar – What?!)!!I’ve got a little holiday party to go to tomorrow evening, so I thought I’d put together a little roundup of what I’m thinking about wearing. A little black dress, a little sparkle, a little
I have a special treat for you as well! Because you’ve been good this year (I’m sure of it), the rad gals at BAN.DO have generously offered a 20% discount for you to get your sparkle on! Use code FEELPRETTY for 20% off the entire site. Personally, I’m eyeing one of these to add to my ever growing collection of Ban.do hair goodies.
I had a little fun last night putting together an inspiration board for Minted’s Wedding Inspiration Board Challenge. Named “A Greenhouse Affair” this board pulls colors and textures from the natural landscape. I really can’t get enough of that invitation by Krista Messer, it’s just gorgeous! Minted is giving away weekly credits to their website, so if you felt so inclined to “like” my board on Minted, I will send you a virtual hug. Just click here! Thanks guys!