Candy Colored Pastels

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Meadham Kirchhoff's spring 2012 collection is a whimsical, candy coated line of school girl inspired style. I couldn't stop looking.



Black and White Vintage Lookbook

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ralph Lauren's new line RRL, came out with an amazing vintage-inspired lookbook. I had to do a double take to make sure they weren't original photos.


Bringing the Garden Inside...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

These rugs by Angela Adams are so beautiful!

(Source: Angela Adams)


Body Butter DIY

Friday, January 27, 2012

(recipe courtesy of self)
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup cocoa butter
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp Vitamin E oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essential oil
How to Make it:

1. On the  stove, warm the cocoa butter on medium heat in a pan until it becomes liquid.
2. Slowly stir in the coconut oil for about a minute, then turn off the heat and let the mixture cool for 20-30 minutes but don't let it completely set.
3. As soon as it cools, add the Vitamin E oil and vanilla essential oil. Using a whisk or a stick blender, whip the mixture until it becomes light and fluffy. Place it into an air-tight container, so it does't loose it's light texture. Break off a small piece of the cinnamon stick and put it in each container.
4. You're ready for super soft yummy-smelling skin!

(photo source)


Photographer Love: Christina Ricci by Gregory Harris

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Christina Ricci was recently photographed for Australian magazine Oyster. 1960's motorcycle wild child inspired photo shoot by Gregory Harris is so cute!

(Source: FGR)


Photographer Love: Twenty-Seven Names

Friday, January 20, 2012

Twenty-Seven Names is a New Zealand based designer. Here is a selection from their winter 2012 Lookbook.

Happy Friday!


Happy Hour Friday: The Salty Dog

Thursday, January 19, 2012

(Source: one and two)


Strawberry Milk Cupcakes

Monday, January 16, 2012

(recipe adapted from The Kitchn)
Strawberry Milk Cupcakes 
 (makes 12 cupcakes)

3 C flour
1 C sugar
1 Tbl baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 C butter (at room temperature)
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs (at room temperature)
1 1/2 C strawberry milk
  • Preheat oven to 325 F. Insert the liners into a medium cupcake pan.
  • Place the butter and sugar in a bowl and mix together using the mixer's medium speed. Scrape down the sides and add the vanilla extract. Mix until the batter is light fluffy.
  • Slowly, incorporate the eggs one at a time, mix well
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients and the strawberry milk to the batter, mixing well until you have a smooth, uniform batter.
  • Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full
  • Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 min or until the cupcakes are springy and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Classic Buttercream Frosting

2 Tbl heavy whipping cream
1/2 butter (at room temperature)
1 Tbl vanilla extract
3 C powdered sugar
  • In a mixer, beat butter, then gradually add cream, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar. Mix until the frosting is smooth and holds a stiff peak

*photos courtesy of Evan's Kitchen Ramblings


DIY Energizing Orange Body Scrub

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Here is a fresh and natural scrub that you can easily make. Lot's of scrubs that you buy at the store have petrochemicals and leave my skin feeling suffocated. This one is all natural and organic...enjoy!

Energizing Orange Scrub Recipe
1 cup organic cane sugar
1/3 cup celtic sea salt
1/2 cup organic coconut oil
2-3 tablespoons almond oil
1 tablespoon Vitamin E
30 drops Orange Essential Oil 

recipe & photos courtesy of Deliciously Organized


Happy Hour Friday: Bloody Marys

Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy Friday! Time for the weekend! Bloody Marys are one of my favorite drinks. There are so many different variations, I can't wait to try them!


source: one, two, three, four and five


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