Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Don't be fooled

...but these girls who swear by the sock-bun curls or sleeping in braids for beach curls must have Disney princess hair. I'm speaking from experience here...I tried sleeping in a french braid and tried to hide my 90's looking perm-ickiness the whole next day. And the sock bun...ya, my hair isn't long nor thick enough for that to work. 
I dare you, hair gods, give me something that REALLY works.

My personal hair god slash hair twin did introduce me to my new favorite faking thick hair product, Wella volumizing mousse. Thank you KT :)

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I just got off the phone with my amazing and pregnant sister and was inspired to brainstorm ideas for their baby room. Luckily she has me for her sister {cue wink wink} and I immediately hopped on Pintrest to expand the many ideas I already have for her...

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{I love the neutrals + blue but mostly the chevron print rug}

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{obsessing!! I love this color scheme!}

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{yup. owls might just be the newest cute thing for anything baby} 

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{smart! Easy decals vs. painting designs makes it easy for expecting parents and are instantly cute}

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{I'm pretty sure I love everything about this room, and even want the armoire for any room} 

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{again with the decals...super cute! I love the extra pops of color it adds too}

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{yes I may be obsessed with the poofy pom-poms, but think they are so delicate and adorable in baby rooms}

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{obsessed. I just love this}

Dear sistah,

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 I love my sister so freaking much. Happiest birthday to you Sony.
If only I could be with you on your birthday, or surprise you in WI, or pop out of a UPS box, or even sing to you face-to-face {hey, at least I can face chat sing to you!}, but alas I am not a bazillionare yet. Muahaha at least there are many more lovely birthdays for me to play with for you in the future :)

lovelovelove you

Monday, August 29, 2011

In a nutshell

How cute is this Sunday football watching outfit?! With 49er colors of course :) 
I figure I can at least find cute ways to get dressed up and enjoy football season until HOCKEY starts. 

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Friday, August 26, 2011


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This bedroom is the exact, I mean EXACT, color scheme of our master bedroom. Except mine is still waiting for color. Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful room but I neeeeed color. Since yellow is a "hippie" color {WTF, right?} I'm determined to stick it in the room somewhere. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hello, genius

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Hello, little lightbulb above my head {or the head of whosever idea this was}. This is such a brilliant idea, I am in love! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Twist my arm

Yea....I'm making these asap. As in a few minutes.

Dream land

OH MY GOSH. This is EXACTLY what I want in my future amazing home. A big hunk of a tree smoothed down on the top. Except with clean, white {or clear ghost} chairs. Freaking out a little, I am so excited to see how amazing this actually looks outside my head!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

New obsession

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Lately I've been in love with rustic-ish things, especially barns. And especially with weddings. There's something about the rustic feel of a barn + elegance of weddings that appeals to me.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wish list

Since our house seems a little unfinished to me lately {though wonderfully updated and beautiful}, there are some key pieces I'm looking to add. Here are some new favorites I've seen...

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{I am loveloveloving this and want it BAD}

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{How sweet is this! It reminds me of Giuliana + Bill's framing the blueprints from each home. Love}

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{I want to add this to our master since it is full of greys, whites and manly feel}

{and THESE I am loving. Especially since the woman who makes them is local to me :) Hello pillows for everywhere in my house}

In session

How fun would this be for a meeting space? In my future...consultation meetings for fellow therapists will be here! I love the smarty-colorful-close feel of this space.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


This is my new excuse to have a party.

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Whether it be for a place setting, cheese labels, or other decor, I am in love with this idea. 

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I feel like these should be able to be DIY projects...they make blackboard paint...+ study place mat = result? hmmmm

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Time for a change

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Although I love the golden-y color of the first photo, I think I'm ready for a real change. Not just a few low-lights or more ombre, but full-on rich brown. I've been blonde long enough and am restless for a change, and after seeing more and more brown hair I love, I need to do it and I need to do it now {hello instant gratification}

I don't want to go too dark since my eyebrows have gotten pretty bleached out this summer and look silly if I fill them in too much, but I have fallen in love with the colors below. {and yes I think that is the same girl is most of those photos but I WANT her hair}

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S'more delights

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Nothing says Summer like a campfire with s'mores. I've been dying to do just this but in our backyard fire pit. When it's no longer outdoor firepit season, I WILL be making these.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hello, world

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It's been official for a while, but I've definitely been swept up into the business of summer. Nannying full-time, searching for internships, living the dream, it's all a bit time consuming {in a new-ish and wonderful way, of course}

Some days I end up being distant from the 'sunshine + lollipops' girl I usually am and need to check out of the world for a bit for some restorative *me time*

After doing quite a bit of talking + thinking lately, I feel connected to this quote and want to strive to be and make the beautiful place for myself and for those around me.