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Beach House Blues

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That moment when you think it’s Friday and then you realize it’s only Thursday? Yep. I had one of those moments today. And to be honest, even though I should be bummed out, I’m a tiny bit excited because I’ve got a ton of work to get done before the weekend and I just gained an extra day! So, to put a little pep in my step I thought it’d be the perfect day to share this beach house inspiration board I put together this week. So soothing, yet energizing, right? From soft blue-grays to aqua and vibrant cerulean, I could design my whole home just around those pretty Anthro bowls. And I’m pretty sure that ikat pillow from Arianna Belle has beach house written all over it, take a peek here for more of her designs. Hope you’re all having a lovely week! xo

Top to bottom, left to right: Tower of TaraBetter Homes & Gardens | Smitten StudioBetter Homes & GardensArianna Belle ikat pillowRalph Lauren Jamaica Wicker Dining Chairs | I’m Going CoastalAnthropologie bowlsChic Coastal Living

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Lemon + Lavender

During my early morning walk with Savannah today, I spotted this sweet purple bloom and it’s little bumblebee making its way around the tiny petals. It reminded me how much I love this color combo and sparked an idea for today’s inspiration board, based on the colors and two summer scents that I never tire of, lemon and lavender. I’ve been dying to design a girls brunch based just around this palette. Think bunches of lavender, spiked lemonade and pops of yellow linen on an all white tablescape. It’s feminine, sophisticated and a great alternative to a girly pink palette!

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Top to bottom, left to right: Style Me Pretty | Lemon Macarons | KT Merry | Southern Weddings | SMP Living | Nordstrom | Martha Stewart Weddings | Herz-Allerliebst | Lark & Linen

Oh, and happy hump day, woop-woop! Today is actually my Thursday, I’ll be taking Friday off to visit my family in Maine this weekend. xo dears!

New England Clambake

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a lovely weekend in the sun. I started flipping through the summer food issue from Martha this weekend and it is brimming with mouth-watering summer recipes that I can’t wait to try. It got me to thinking about our traditional summer lobster feasts and clambakes that I get giddy for each year when the warm temps start to roll in. There’s nothing better than soaking up the sun on the water during the day, diving for lobsters (I did catch a few of my own last summer!), and cooking them up back at the house while sipping on an ice cold beer or maybe one of these. Throw some old newspaper on the table, print up these quick DIY claw place cards (if you want to get a little fancy) and check out these ideas for an easy table scape. If you like to plan ahead of time like me, you’ll want to send out a quick invite for the party and it can be as easy as throwing the date and time on one of these cheers cards from Fig. 2. What are your favorite ideas for a summer party? 

{Photo credits} Row 1: Lobster place cardsBancroft Studios lobster platter Row 2: Pottery Barn table scape, Row 3: Fig. 2 cheers stationeryBoiled Maine lobsterRaspberry cobbler Row 4: Striped navy strawsStrawberry Tequila Daisy from OSBP, Chambray and striped shorts (unknown source, anyone know?)

Rustic Beauty

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Good morning and happy Tuesday! I created today’s board as a jumping off point for some ideas I’m working on for my friends Ann and Mitch for their upcoming fall wedding. Think woody backdrops with hints of champagne, gold and ivory, a fun photo booth with a vintage polaroid, DIY mason jars with sparse ivory florals as centerpieces, mini splits as party favors and invites lovingly hand-stamped by none other than the bride and groom. Along with good food and great company, this bash is sure to be memorable. I am so thrilled to be helping these two with the design for their DIY invites!

{Photo credits} Row 1: Crafty wooden signs, framed table numbers, splits and straws Row 2: golden dinnerware setFaux Bois invites Row 3: vintage soda boxes and floral decordress hung on barn Row 4: kraft love confettiglitter dipped mason jars, photo booth suitcase

Lush Green Garden

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The cherry blossoms have bloomed and the tulips are budding around here and I am so so anxious to get my hands in the dirt this spring. Last year was the first spring in our new home and we weren’t quite sure what the previous owners had planted or what would pop up next. This year we’ve decided to do a bit of our own landscaping and a patio herb garden with some of my favorites including mint for delish mojitos, basil for my homemade spaghetti sauce (passed down from my Ma and Memere), thyme, and lavender for bunching near bedside tables, sachets and yummy teas. I can’t wait. And just so I remember what’s what, and who needs what, I’ll be keeping my notes in this sweet little journal. I mean, how could I not? What’s popping up in your garden this year? I’d love to hear what works well for you!

{Photo credits} Row 1: Vegetable start favors / Rifle Paper Garden Journal / Martha Stewart’s Culinary Herb Garden / Row 2: Champagne mojitosAntique Hummingbird Feeder / Row 3: how to trim and prepare delicious baby artichokes / Palm tree outdoor lumbar pillow / gorgeous succulent bouquet / Row 4: Chalkboard painted terra cotta herb pots / Super spinach smoothie

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