Monday, August 22, 2011

Color Inspiration #050

I know it's been awhile, but I'm back with color inspirations! If you like my color inspirations, please let me know! I don't want to be posting these for no one! Today's Color Inspiration is a gentle breath of sunshine. It is the color of fresh peaches plucked from your mom's tree in your side yard. It's the smell of clean sheets dried on a line outside. It's the smell of cleaning your windows and lemonade on a Saturday afternoon. This is what that color smells like to me, and that may sound crazy, but I can almost smell these fragrances jumping right out at me and sending me into a rush of beautiful, peaceful memories. Please enjoy and let me know if you like it and my other Color Inspirations!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I Can't Believe I Stayed Here

Remember in the last post how I said I would post pictures of the home I stayed in? Well here it is!! The house isn't HUGE if you compare it to some Utah homes, but to have this large of a house in New York, and the Hamptons, and to have it's own BAY in the backyard is pretty amazing!! Check it out below!!

This is the front of the house! There's more house to the left a little but it was all covered by trees!

The left is their backyard! They have a beautiful, huge deck and lots of grass! Then those tall plants have a skinny opening to a dock on a bay! We got to paddle boat (where you stand up on a big surf board and paddle) and kaiak, too! The photo on the right is the back view of half of the house. (Click to enlarge.)

This is the summer beach house, no big deal! It is right next to their own swimming pool and hot tub!

This is part of the living room and it was beautiful! The whole house is decorated in a nautical theme with a ceiling fan made out of sails, and miniature boats all around. Awesome!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Reasons Why I Love NYC: #060

The Hamptons. My last weekend in New York, I visited my friend's house who was a nanny and she showed us all around the Hamptons! It was surreal and gorgeous and everything I thought the Hamptons would be!!! It was a complete and total relaxing weekend which was a fabulous wind-down from the craziness from New York! We went to East Hampton to visit the beach there and it was GORGEOUS! I've never been to an East Coast beach and it was so stunning! Please take a look at my beach photos and I'll post photos about my friends house (which was beautiful too!!). Ah! I'm dying about how wonderful this weekend was, please enjoy!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Etsy Find - Indigo Neutrals

Today's finds are completely stunning! I love the feeling of dignity and poise that the color indigo can bring to things. The bowl has a certain sophistication and class with its deep indigo inside and the metallic neutral supporting the outside surface. If there was a color that could be that perfect pop for any neutral, and is less common than a boring "pop of red," it would be using indigo as a fresh sophisticated addition to any living room, wardrobe, or kitchen.

01. original, signed fine art print with luscious color, $10.50, found HERE; 02. wheel-thrown bowl, inside a deep ultramarine blue, $19, found HERE; 03. chevron, hand-printed pillow, $38, found HERE; 04. necklace of pale, sapphire blue recycled glass, SOLD, found HERE; 05. screen printed canvas bag in navy blue, $12, found HERE

Favorite Recipes #007

S'mores Cookies!! Seriously this may be one of the best things you've ever HAD!! Sooo so delish!! It's a layer of cookie, a s'more, and then more cookie on top and it's awesome! Check out the recipe and pics below!

I Lost My Phone

Lame, I know!! I was not very happy with myself when I lost it!! I lost my adorable phone case and my month pass to the subway systems! Bummer!! Luckily I had insurance on my phone!! You still have to pay money to get your new phone (170 bones!) but it's a lot cheaper than $400!! I found a really cute case for my new phone on Etsy at a store called Adimaa! All their stuff was really awesome! Here is the phone case I bought!! What do you think?!