Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Inspired: All White Bedrooms

 One of my favorite things about autumn
 is the excitement in decorating and prepping for the holiday season. 
I'm so inspired, in fact, that I've decided that my bedroom needs an overhaul, a pick-me-up, a new feel, a makeover, a breath of fresh air...And I think I'm going to do something drastic.....

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Georgia On My Mind

I'm such a sucker for personality when I took this test some time ago
I was surprised to find that I'd fit in well if I decided to live in Georgia!

So when the opportunity recently presented itself to accompany my best friend, Kristie,
 on a weekend getaway to the Dogwood City, I was thrilled! 
Kristie's mission was to catch a Braves game at Turner field, before its 2017 closing,
and mine was to check a trip to the world's largest aquarium off of my bucket list. 
While we were certainly successful in executing both missions, even scoring an impromptu and complimentary behind the scenes tour of the world's largest fish tank at the Georgia Aquarium,
our time spent in Atlanta was so much more charming than either of us ever expected!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Inspired: Favorite International Chefs and Shows

I love watching cooking shows of all kinds!
But lately I've found that the majority of my favorite cooking shows are all international.
While I certainly have a few favorite recipes from Alton, and Ina, and Martha, I'm so inspired by the varied ingredients, farm-fresh options, and simple and delicious techniques adopted by international chefs. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Obsession: Antique Military Cots

Originally designed with functionality, portability, and convenience in mind, camp beds and military cots are now the perfect accessory for any farmhouse chic abode!
While their original purpose certainly isn't lost on me,
 I simply can't get over how wonderfully chic these little cots are!  
The simplicity in their design lends itself to perfect inclusion into a variety of design styles, contemporary, traditional, southwestern, farmhouse and industrial.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Life Through The Instagram Lens

 While glossy photos with DSLR cameras are standard form for sharing moments captured and memories made during trips taken, when on vacation these days I find myself reaching for my trusty smart phone more and more.  My phone is often the perfect way to chronicle just about anything that strikes my fancy, and is certainly more portable and convenient than my bulky Canon.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

"3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed"

I'm such a big fan of TED talks, they're immensely inspirational and always so thought provoking. 
So when I happened upon a brief 5 minute talk by Hudson River plane landing survivor Ric Elias, I marveled at the simple lessons he shared following his traumatic experience. 
With almost 5 million views, its no wonder Elias' message has resonated with so many.

Though the Hudson River plane landing is far from news, Elias' message about lessons learned is certainly timeless.