Friday Favorites

August 1, 2014

Despite my fervent wishes and prayers, my little ones are growing up. My big girl is headed to kindergarten next month and the baby turned one yesterday. We've got a big, circus-themed birthday party planned for tomorrow, complete with a clown and all the circus treats you can think of. It's going to be a fabulous celebration, and I'm looking forward to seeing my little sweetie have her first taste of cake. I hope you have a safe and fun weekend too. God bless!

Donuts that are too pretty to eat. 

The ultimate IKEA Hack--a skirt fashioned from a throw.

Inspiring words from Coco Chanel

A gorgeous crab boil;  I'm determined to have one before summer's end. 

A warm welcome.

Mark Your Calendar

July 30, 2014

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Must Have: Crystal Flower Drape Hair Combs

July 30, 2014

Lately I've been living in straw fedoras--they keep the sun out of my photosensitive eyes, but mostly because, in this heat, I simply can't be bothered to do anything that remotely resembles an actual hairstyle. To remedy this, I've been searching for cute hair accessories that can replace the hat and make me look like I've at least made an effort. With these hair combs I can still throw my hair back into a bun, but I'll look a little more polished. 

7 Reasons to Visit a Street Fair This Summer

July 28, 2014

Going to a street fair is the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon or evening. Besides the opportunity to get some fresh air, and do it for free, here are seven reasons to head to your local street fair (or farmer's market) this summer.

Live entertainment
It's always fun to listen to live music, and at street fairs you may be able to catch a number of acts in one evening. 

Handmade soaps and bath products
Even if you don't buy, sniff testing fragrances like sandalwood, grapefruit, lavender, and inventive combinations like Orange Vanilla Lemon Cream.

Crazy cool art
There is so much talent to be discovered at a street fair. We couldn't get over how local artist Elena Bulatova painted tiny people to create these images of Audrey and Marilyn.

Cute animals
There are always a ton of cute pups on leashes, and some even in strollers, and your local street fair may even have a petting zoo with small animals. We spotted these rescued horses and couldn't resist feeding them carrots.

Foods you wouldn't normally cook for yourself at home
Even on your best night, you probably won't whip up a homemade paella for your family, or throw a tri-tip on the grill and slice it up so thin it practically melts in your mouth. But at a street fair you can eat like you wouldn't eat at home.  

Handmade jewelry and other cool bits
One of the best things about a street fair is scoring a one-of-a-kind pair of earrings or a handmade leather bracelet. Plus, there are usually other talented vendors offering unique wares. We spotted a woman using a hand torch to craft candle holders and lanterns out of tin cans.

People watching
There are so many things to see and do and eat at a street fair, but if you're not looking to spend any money, people watching is always free.

Friday Favorites

July 25, 2014

After a very productive week, I'm ready to get the weekend started. There are a couple of movies I'd like to see, and a few recipes I want to try out. Plus, I've got tons of little details to finish up for my baby's first birthday party next weekend. I hope you have an awesome weekend planned. Enjoy, and God bless!

The cutest thank you cards ever.

DIY origami picnic boxes.

This gorgeous white peach and rose lemonade.

Cute heels from Kate Spade Saturday.

The L.A. skyline in the dreamiest shade of pink. 
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