ROOM PICK // minty fresh

Thursday, February 28, 2013

I know I just spent a whole post blabbing about how much I love subway tile + farmhouse sinks, so it shouldn't be too much of a shock that this latest installment of my Room Pick column features both of those things. I'm head over heels for this kitchen, which is in the home of Desiree Ashworth of Decor de Provence. The mint green subway tile is unique, and I can't get over the gorgeous marble countertops. I also love the use of rustic wood and industrial fixtures that juxtapose the bright white shelving and mint tile.


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Cheers,
Ellie

wishlist wednesday | february 27

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

happy wednesday!


1. I'm in serious need of this adorable 'Lover' sweatshirt from Meg Biram's awesome Manifesto line. Her pieces feature a new word each month, and they're limited edition so get one now!
2. I'm dying to try this Watt's Up! Highlighter by Benefit. It has glowing (heh heh) online reviews and could do wonders for my winter complexion.
3. I have a 'grown-up spring break' trip coming up next month, and it's the perfect excuse to buy these darling Ray-Ban thick cat-eye Wayfarers.
4. Can't stop obsessing over this gorgeous floral/graphic Lock Clutch from Loeffler Randall's new spring line.
5. Pretty sure this smart white iPhone dock from Jonathan Adler would be a great practical yet fun addition to my desktop.

Cheers,
Ellie

favorite kitchen elements

Friday, February 15, 2013

After reviewing the images on my Pinterest board devoted to kitchens, I've come to realize that I absolutely adore three things in a kitchen: 1) farmhouse sinks, 2) open shelving, 3) subway tile. If I can somehow have all three of those elements in my kitchen someday, I will be a very happy girl. I just love the feel that farmhouse sinks give to a space, I love how clean subway tile can make a kitchen look, and I love the Country French style of open shelving. Check out some of my favorite kitchens that incorporate any or all of these elements.

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Cheers,
Ellie

happy valentine's day

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day! Oddly enough this is one of my favorite holidays. I know everyone says it's fake, made up by Hallmark, and that you don't need a specific holiday to celebrate your love for someone. But why not? Who cares? So you buy your boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse/best friend/sibling/mom some candy and spend some quality time with them... why is that so bad? Maybe a holiday to remember all of the love we have in our lives is exactly what we need.

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 I love this art print from the adorable paperie, Lindsay Letters, with Johnny Cash lyrics.

love is a burning thing
and it makes a fiery ring
bound by wild desire
I fell into a burning ring of fire

Cheers,
Ellie

wishlist wednesday | february 13

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Wednesday!


1. Cheesy? YEP. Cliche? YEP. Girly/sappy/unrealistic? PROBABLY. I DON'T CARE I WANT TO SEE IT.
2. Seriously need this simple baseball hat from Madewell for those mornings when my bangs just aren't having it.
3. Super last minute V-day card. Because love bites, right?
4. Why wouldn't you need a Parks & Rec Colouring Book? There are also ones devoted to Jon Hamm and 90s Pop Stars if you're feeling extra 'colourful'.
5. This isn't the first time I've wished for a pair of Frye boots, but, like, I need these.

Cheers,
Ellie

february playlist

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Despite what this adorable picture might suggest, this is not a Valentine's Playlist, but really just what I've been listening to lately. Some of it is old, some is new, and some of it is new to me. Give it a listen and enjoy. Find it on Spotify here.

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Cheers,
Ellie

style icon | miranda kerr

Monday, February 4, 2013

As you may be well aware, Miranda Kerr is a Victoria's Secret model, and although she does have a rockin' bod, that's not why I think of her as a style icon. She's a style icon because the gorgeous wife and mother of Orlando Bloom's (sigh) child always looks incredibly put-together and chic anytime she steps out, as evidenced by these shots of her. I love how she manages to keep her style so understated, yet classic and flawless.

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Cheers,
Ellie

happy friday, y'all

Friday, February 1, 2013

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happy friday! The best day of the week is finally here. It's also the first day of February which is *somewhat* exciting. I'm looking forward to this month and am hoping to really implement a few personal -er, financial- goals that I set for myself at the beginning of the year so we'll see how that goes! 2013 really has been a great year so far and I feel like it can only get better at this point. I hope you all have a lovely weekend planned, filled with fun and/or relaxation. I personally am looking forward to watching the Superbowl Beyonce (and the Puppy Bowl, obviously) on Sunday - it should be amazing.

Cheers,
Ellie

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