August 18, 2016 § 3 Comments
Ahhhhhhhgust. That's kind of how August always makes me feel. I totally freak out when I flip the calendar and see that page. We're already near the end of summer, how can that possibly be? All the sudden every weekend is spent trying to pack in as much "summering" as possible. Quick trips to the beach, hiking, hanging out with friends, and eating as much fresh produce as I can get my hands on.
Right now our farmer's market is all about peaches. Peach iced tea is actually one of my favorite summer drinks, so I couldn't resist throwing together my own. I love being able to control how sweet it is when you make it yourself, as well swapping out sugar with honey. Major bonus is that using local honey helps my allergies, which have been awful lately.
HONEY PEACH ICED TEA
8 Cups of water
8 Earl Grey Tea Bags
2 Tablespoons of honey
1 Large peach
Bring water to a simmer and remove from heat. Steep all tea bags in water for at least 5 minutes, remove, and stir in honey. While tea cools, skin peach and cut into slices. Add peaches to jar or container, and add in cooled tea. Chill in fridge for 1-2 hours and enjoy with ice.
August 15, 2016 § 5 Comments
Who doesn't love pieces that can do double (or triple..) duty? I'm all about it. Especially if you're traveling, those chameleon pieces can be life savers. Bandanas have been my favorite go-to for a while now! They're super lightweight and can be worn so many different ways!
- Hide a bad hair day – Throwing it up with a bandana is a cute and easy fix, especially when your hair is in desperate need of washing!
- Choker – use a bandana as jewelry replacement, wrap it around twice and tie it off with a little knot!
- Throw it back to a classic "Scout" look by twisting it and then tying it off in the front!
- Use a bandana as just a basic scarf and tie it up in the back.
And of course…
Twin time! Dutch always wears her bandana to work too :)
March 20, 2016 § Leave a comment
Can we talk real quick about my newest obsession? I just stumbled across Clad & Cloth and am completely and utterly smitten! The denim, the plaid, the loose dresses, it all screams to me. And they're styling has me feeling transported into some magical Pinterest board. I am totally eyeing up the Bib Dress (swoon!).
PS. I just want to note that I was not paid or asked in any way to promote them, I truly just completely fell in love and had to share!
March 14, 2016 § 4 Comments
To say I love my little plants may be a bit of an understatement. Through the winter months they carry me, and keep me smiling some days. I love having the inside of our house overflowing with greenery, even when the rest of the world feels bleak. The last few plants I've collected over the past month or two were still sitting in their little plastic containers, and I've been determined to give them their proper homes.
I am a big fan of those classic clay pots you can easily pick up for just a few bucks, but I've had this copper spray paint sitting around from another project, and thought it would be a match made in heaven to give them a touch of copper too! I adore how they came out. Still simple, and classic, but with a little twist. Nothing to garish or showy. Also, copper is just the best, right?
To create your own is quite simple. Starting with clean clay pots, I used some basic painters tape from the hardware store to tape off the designs I wanted (you can also use some newspaper too, to block off any over spray on the parts you want to keep clay), and then used Rustoleum's Hammered Copper spray paint and sprayed them down outside, over some newspaper (don't be afraid to go a little heavy, this paint actually has a really interesting effect when it's a little runny!), and then allowed them to dry for several hours.
It was such a quick and simple project, and I'm smitten with how they came out! I imagine you could do some really interesting designs with the painters tape as well, or they would look just as gorgeous painted completely copper.
March 6, 2016 § Leave a comment
Over the past year I've developed a bit of an obsession. I probably follow close to a hundred floral designers on Instagram, and can't help but adding more to the list every week. Right now my feed is bursting with incredibly lovely flowers, and it's adding to my serious case of spring fever.
If you're feeling the fever too, just go with it, and indulge with me.