Monday, September 30, 2013

monday morning pep talk

After a great weekend, I got smacked *hard* by the Sunday blues last night. Mondays are tough, people. From the moment the feet hit the floor on Monday morning, the week kicks off with work, appointments and adult responsibilities. Gross, right?

Well, let's use this Monday as spring board for positive thoughts.

Friday, September 27, 2013

friday fun

Today is one of those beautiful September days that makes me long for fall to arrive all summer long. Fall is hands down the best season. When else can you justify the purchase of 3 mini pumpkins at the market I ask you? When?

It's been a bustling week and I can hardly wait for the clock to hit 5. In the meantime, here is a little bit of randomness making this Friday my favorite.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

oversized photography

What say you guys to decorating with large scale photos?

Our new house has incredibly high ceilings which makes for some amazing wall space. While our aesthetic usually gravitates toward painting and sketch works, the crisp, modern feel of these oversized images has me interested.

Here are a few other cool examples:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

rings on her fingers

I love the blog Unruly Things. Lately the feature" Show Me Your Stack" has been catching my eye.

Get your minds out of the gutter. The "stack" in question only refers to various combinations of stacked rings, okay?

The above combination from Julie Cohn is unbelievably gorgeous. Such a cool way to wear different styles of jewelry at once. Also, that blue ring...oh my...

Here are a few of Julie's rings pictured separately.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

little bacon

little bacon's Etsy shop is the sweetest.

Based in France, this clothing shop is filled with feminine pieces touched with a bohemian flair.

My favorite piece is the patterned "jupe" mini featured above. Paired with suede booties and a light sweater, this makes me excited to break out my fall clothes.

Other favorites include these saucy "culotte" shorts that look straight off the set of "Boardwalk Empire,"

and these floaty silk tops,

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

batch nashville

Have you guys heard of Batch Nashville?

I recently stumbled across their website and let's just say I'm picking up what they're laying down.

The concept? Each month Batch will deliver a box of local goodies right to your door. Ingredients, confections and other artisan products from local purveyors are pulled together for the company's themed monthly deliveries.

September's batch featured a "Rise and Shine" theme and included purveyors such as Haulin' Oats, our friend Rob at Garage Coffee Company, pancake mix from My Friend Who Loves to Cook, Dozen Bakery, TrueBee Honey, etc. Here's a peek at their cute packaging:

I'm bummed to have missed September's batch and October's is already sold out. Getting my order in for November now. Wouldn't these boxes make a thoughtful gift?

Check out Batch's website here.

(images via batch and style blueprint)

Monday, September 16, 2013

celebrity makeunders

It's Monday and that's hard enough. For this reason, I suggest we take a moment to enjoy the silliness that is the phenomenon of "celebrity makeunders."

What's that you say?

These photoshopped images of what some of the world's most well known celebs might look like as regular folk have me laughing. These images were created by New York City artist Danny Evans.

Let's explore shall we?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

home & hill magazine

Yo, Tennesseans! Have you guys heard of the new quarterly magazine home & hill?

The quarterly publication is "a medley of in-depth cultural essays, culinary insights, travel literature and music features." In a similar vein as the popular Kinfolk, home & hill focuses exclusively on the Volunteer State.

Friday, September 6, 2013

pretty paintings

It's no surprise that Nashville is home to some amazing, interesting artists. Our neighbor and sweet friend Kelly happens to be one of them. In addition to making a mean panzanella, she's an amazing painter with a new collection.

This very Saturday evening she will be showcasing her latest works as part of the Wedgewood-Houston Art Crawl. Her works will be on display in The Merrit Mansion. Here's a peek at what you will see:

Visit her charming website here.

The Art Crawl runs from 5-9:30. Participating galleries include Fort Houston, Zeitgeist and more. There will also be delicious food and wine along the way.

(images via k)

Monday, September 2, 2013

caitlin rose

Kicking this week off listening to Nashville's own Caitlin Rose. Her most recent albums "Own Side Now" and "The Stand-In" (2013)  have been on repeat around our house as of late.

flats for fall

Labor Day has come and gone which means it's time to put away those sandals and hide those toes.

Since it's hardly boot weather here in Nashville, I opt for a swell pair of the above "skimmers" (read: flats if you aren't Madewell's website).

They are quite elegant aren't they? They look like a shoe Katherine Hepburn might wear.

The D'orsay Flat in Dark River, Madewell, $128

(images via madewell)