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Here’s what I’m loving this week:

East Coasters by Reed Wilson Design- Etsy & Nordstrom have started a partnership, and there is nothing about this I don’t love. Nordstrom? Love it, please scatter my ashes in the Tysons location. Etsy? Support independent artists? Yes, please!  In addition to East Coasters, they have North, West, and Gulf Coasters.

Gold Bobby Pins from H&M– Since pretty much the day I got bangs last fall (aka the biggest mistake of 2013), I have been trying to grow them out.  I love these bright gold bobby pins to hold my hair back- they are prettier than the normal brown ones you get at the drug store.

Råskog kitchen cart from IKEA- I use it as my bedside table.  What I love about it: the beautiful blue/ green color, the fact that there are no drawers so it can’t turn into a dumping ground for junk- everything is out in the open so I have to keep it tidy.  I love the utilitarian look, it is a nice contrast next to the softness of fabric on a bed.  I think it’s a handy little cart that could work in the bedroom, kitchen, laundry room, etc.

In with the Old: Classic Decor from A to Z– I love this encyclopedia of decorative accessories and furniture.  It’s my new bedtime reading.

There’s a Colonial Woman on the Wing T-shirt– This is my most popular pin on Pinterest.  If you don’t know what this is referring to, I’m sorry.

Also, not pictured, but this lovely Florida home by the fabulous Ashley Whittaker.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Happy Friday!  I have been light on posting lately because my Office Design class has been consuming all of my free time.  I presented the design portion of it last night, now for the rest of the semester we are going to be doing the nitty gritty part building it and making construction documents, so that’s going to be all kinds of fun.  So here’s hoping I can get caught up on life before things get crazy again soon.

Here’s what I’m loving this week:

There is a petition to The White House to make MLB Opening Day an National Holiday.  Consider signing, friends.

This quote by Candice Bergen, and Making It Lovely in general.


Hipster Will & Kate. Ha. Love this.



Illy Issimo Latte Macchiatos.  These are currently my jam.  They are a great grab and go drink when I’m running late and don’t have time to stop at Starbucks.  (But what the heck is cellulose gum carrageen?)

US_lattemacchiatoThis Marianne Williamson quote.  “Your playing small does not serve the world.”

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And last but not least, this.

PS- Check out my latest post on The DC Ladies, about Room in a Box design services.

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The Pinterest bug has bit me hard and I have discovered all kinds of fun things on it…. like egg white and lemon face masks (seriously, this works!), coconut oil as a moisturizer, the easiest ever way to peel garlic (again, seriously, try this)…. Besides all these goofy little things I’ve developed a new found love of Chanel from my frequent Pinterest browsing.  Her clothes, her style, and her quotes.  Here are a few, or a ton of my favorite quotes.


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“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”


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“I don’t do fashion, I am fashion.”


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“Fashion fades, only style remains the same.”


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“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”


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“A woman with good shoes is never ugly.”


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“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself aloud.”


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“You live but once; you might as well be amusing.”

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“A woman has the age she deserves.”

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“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”

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“The best things in life are free.  The second best are very expensive.”

And lastly one of my favorites…

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“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little, if only out of politeness.  And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny.  And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.”

-Coco Chanel

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Pour Yourself A Drink


“Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” -Elizabeth Taylor

I’ve had a rough week, so this made me smile.  Hope this day/ month/ year is treating you all better than it is treating me.

Font alert: Lemon Chicken by Font Space. (I just love finding new fonts, don’t you?).

To Be A Virginian


To be a Virginian either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even on one’s mother’s side, is an introduction to any state in the Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from Above. -Anonymous

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Come With Me


“Come with me where chains will never bind you.  All your grief at last, at last behind you.” -Fantine, Les Misérables

Such a beautiful quote from a beautiful song.

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Paris is Always a Good Idea




“Paris is always a good idea.” -Audrey Hepburn

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I’m Going to Make Everything Around Me Beautiful

“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful- that will be my life.” -Elsie de Wolfe

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Quote of the Week

“Find something that you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” -Julia Child

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