Friday, April 29, 2011

Loving London

There's so much love and excitement in the air today surrounding the glorious royal wedding. I must admit that I was not up at 4am but I do still find the whole thing very exciting, romantic and oh so fairytale like.

The greatest thing in the world is to love and to be loved. 

Now here are some lovely pictures of london taken by a photographer who's an army wife that travels the world with her husband and takes lovely pictures in the process. She sells her work on etsy: aroundin80frames

Have a beautiful weekend!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Now that I'm a new gardener {new meaning my little vegetable/herb garden has been in for three weeks}, I am inspired by all the expert gardeners out there and their creatively beautiful and vibrantly colorful gardens. Check out these creative gardening ideas:

Check out the next three DREAM gardens. So amazing - beautiful - dreamy, delicious, the list goes on and on.

And now here's a close up of my little garden.

As you can see, my herbs and veggies are actually growing and looking quite happy at the moment. I must say, I'm a proud garden momma!

Here's a list of what's currently in my garden bed: zucchini, eggplant, chives, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, cayenne pepper, basil, mint, tomatoes, okra and I might plant some new zealand spinach as apparently it's too late for regular ol' spinach...

Credits: {Each Image Grouping From Left to Right} Wine Box Garden:, Pipe Hanging Garden:, Paint Can Garden:, Gutter Garden:, Patio Framing Garden,, Raised Beds with Trellis:, Wood Fenced Garden: Unknown, last but not least is my garden.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Something Blue & Vintage

Wearing blue on your wedding day is a vintage tradition. So why not pay homage to that tradition with a little vintage accessorizing?! There's just something so romantic and dreamy about vintage style anyway.

A car counts as an accessory right?

English Garden Clutch from Davie and Chiyo
Car Image Curtsey of matchbookmag via tumblr

Happy Wednesday Beautiful's!



Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It's Earth Week {Let's have a Picnic}

I am so in love with the idea of having a dreamy all day picnic in some secluded lush place with nothing but: a blanket, plush grass, good food, gentle breezes, a tree swing, bikes, my hubby and I. I think I'm going to try and make this happen sometime soon.

Happy Earth Week and Happy Picnicking.



Monday, April 25, 2011

Pretty n' Pink

Hello Lovelies!

I hope you all had a blessed Easter Weekend. I trust that everyone will have a beautiful week full of many successful & pretty moments.

Pink Hair Accessary from Whippy Cake.
Pink Cardigan with Chocolate Striped Pin Skirt Image via sidebysideblog.
Angel Food Cupcakes from
Heals from

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Weekend

Happy Friday! As we head into the holiday weekend, I thought I'd feature an Easter board that will hopefully inspire some beautiful Easter weekend projects and decor.

I'm in love with the top right Easter egg decorating idea. Get a carton of free range brown eggs and decorate with non-toxic white pen. Simple and absolutely lovely.

Table Setting Image: House Beautiful
Easter Basket Image: Martha Stewart Living

Happy Easter!


peep garland, morning chick, floral arrangement images via pinterest. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Blissful Greetings

I am constantly inspired by the grace, love and gratitude that the practice of Yoga opens the heart to. And how a deep meaningful breath can restore from within. It's truly a soulful healing practice.

This stationary would be perfect for personal everyday correspondences or as a gift to a dear friend or beloved Yoga Teacher.

Yoga Stationary: Twig & Lily
Tea: Yogi Tea



Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Eggs for Lunch

My beautiful friend Jenny recently taught me how to make the perfect poached egg. And now I'm officially on a poached egg kick. Below is a lunch from last week: Poached Eggs on Garlic Toast with Garbanzo Bean Salad. I used organic free range eggs {so much tastier and healthier than regular white eggs}. I rubbed buttered multigrain toast with a garlic glove. Then topped the eggs with salt, pepper, extra virgin olive oil and basil which made for a yummy and heart healthy alternative to eggs benedict.

Garbanzo Bean Salad:
Garbanzo Beans
Red Onion
Grape Tomatos
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sweet Aged Balsamic Vinegar
Toss & Serve

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Strips and Terracotta Pretties

Loving the combo of monochromatic stripes with rich color accents. This black & white striped dress is the perfect palate to let these amazing terra-cotta heals shine. Wouldn't this be the cutest outfit for a fun date night or even a girls night?!

LOVING the shoes.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Frozen Delights

Feast your eyes on these delicious frozen delights, all of which can be easily made at home for a happy and healthy treat!

1. Mango-sicles
2. Frozen Watermelon Cubes
3. Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites
4. Mixed Fresh Fruit Popsicles
5. Chocolate Kiwi Popsicles

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Dreaming of a Garden

The plan this weekend is to finally finalize my garden. I've been preparing the ground for the past few weeks and this Saturday I will put in the last little bit of native soil along with a layer of compost. Then on Sunday I'll pick up my little babies and plant them! Growing up, I always had a deep love for nature but never really had the patience for yard work. Now as an adult, I'm happy to say that planting my flowers, plants and preparing my garden this year has been a wonderfully therapeutic and humbling experience. I've even grown to love the smell of dirt. I'm looking forward to falling more in love with gardening and am excited about reaping the rewards. More pictures to come {hopefully of actual living plants}.

Carrots, Basil & Organic Seeds from Cubits. The darling Garden Bench Twine Dispenser from Frog Goes To Market.

Wish me luck!

Have a beautiful weekend.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Washed in White

I love the simplistic elegance that an all white or mostly white color palate gives. The key is to mix different textures to allow for varying depths while still keeping the feel soft and simplistic.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Design Story {Sunshine & Deep Blue Skies}

Feeling inspired by natural bright yellows and deep blue hues..

Handmade Lemongrass Olive Oil Soap from Dirty Deeds Soaps. Blue Velvet Chrysanthemum Earrings from Dang's World. Yellow Bird iPad Case from Brokesy. Luxe Navy Organic Cotton Burp Cloth from The Uncommon Kid. Striped Navy Flats from J.Crew.

flower jar image via pinterest.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Gorgeous Weekend with Mom

My beautiful mother visited from Florida for the weekend and we had an absolutely splendid time! Just being in her company is comforting. Isn't it funny how mom's can do that?

As you can see from the pictures, we spent most of our time outdoors. My momma even helped me prepare the bed for what will be my very first herb and vegetable garden.

If you live in Austin and have not yet been to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, you must go. It's lovely!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Wishing You Love, Sunshine & Chocolate

Happy Weekend! I hope you all fill your weekend with the people and things you love. My mom is visiting from Florida this weekend and I will be spending all my time with her and my husband. We plan on hiking, chatting, eating yummy food, drinking yummy drinks, getting our yoga on and maybe even digging in the dirt a little. Of course there will be love, sunshine and chocolate interwove through it all.

Love and Light,


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Doily Love

Doilies have certainly come along way since our Grandmother's day. I love the way people are using doilies in design and how they are interpreting the design in untraditional mediums like wood and porcelain. A testament to the fact that anything can be updated.

Find These
Clock: Uncommon
Storage Bin: Tunni
Coasters: Uncommon

I'm so inspired that I'm going to create a doily stationary set. Stay tuned!

remaining images via pinterest

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Vintage Beach Beauty

Technically summer isn't for the next few months, but here in Austin, we've already been blessed with some warm and sunny days and it has me dreaming of a beach vacation. I've never had the courage to purchase a vintage inspired swim suit but have always swooned over them. This might be the year! Aren't these vintage looks from Anthropologie fabulous?!

And the sun glasses! Love, love love..

Monday, April 4, 2011

Meet Me in the Field My Love

Below is a vision board for a wedding with natural radiant and rustic romance. The muted color palate allows the natural backdrop to shine through. I just love this!

Place Card Favor Bags by The Papery Nook. Fill them with dried lavender buds, and they'd make the perfect favors. Fresh water pearl orchid bracelet from sammi84.

Remaining images via Pinterest. 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April!

Happy April Ya'll! I just love the freshness that a new month brings, don't you? With April comes outdoor beauty, gardening, barbecues, birds, butterflies and Easter. Can't wait!

 Stationary from Twig & Lily. Lemonade and sweets images via Pinterest.