A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS



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1.   Love this mid-century modern inspired room.  
2.   Cozy fall sweaters on my mind!
3.   Homemade candles and darling old tea cups, great idea!
4.   Vintage stove, I would love this.
5.   Mustard couches are amazing.  I love this whole room.
6.   Delicious tacos, I'm in!
7.   Lovely minimalist space.  And the molding, woo!
8.   I need this vintage camera.  The color is wonderful!
9.   This collection of canisters is perfect.  The type, the colors, just perfect!  
10. Lavender Honey Cupcakes- Need I say more?
11. Vintage fans have been on my mind lately...
12. Love Rachel Zoe's outfit here.  Casual yet elegant.
13. This block fall color cowl neck pullover is awesome!
14. I love this ruff ring, so lovely!
15. Ombre, I'm going for it soon!

WE LOVE BOWTIES!




An interesting trend has been peaking its way back into men's fashion lately, the bowtie.  Now I know that Bill Nye The Science Guy was sporting the look way before these up and coming hip boys, and that men have been wearing them for centuries, but I must say that the new use of the bowtie is really growing on me. I've always adored the look with a tux, and I have always had a fondness for those antique photos where bowties were a part of everyday wear, but I wasn't sure how I felt once I saw men bringing it back into everyday wear.  Luckily ladies, we've trained the boys well.

From more casual looks with jeans to the everlasting tux, bowties are back!  Make sure you check out a few of the bowties over at ELEVEN26, and go visit my Pinterest boards.  There you will find all the links for the bowties I found for this post.

Now, to tie or to clip? Either way, here's a sweet illustration I found that should help you out!


Tell me do you enjoy a good bowtie or would you rather it stay in weddings and the past?

Enjoy!

PINTEREST // LADIES EDITION






Hello.  As you might know, I love Pinterest, and today I decided to share some of my favorite Pins for the ladies. I'm going to get to the men too, so don't feel left out fellows!

I hope you enjoy, and get yourself a Pinterest already!

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PINTEREST, FOR EVERYONE




If you don't know what Pinterest is, then you're definitely out of the loop, and this is one loop I think you'll want to be in.  Pinterest is a wonderful site that's literally for pinning your interests (get it, Pinterest, ha) on a virtual board. So instead of having bookmarks just hanging out in your toolbar, never to be seen again, you can visually see why you liked something in the first place! I know I bookmark everything, and I rarely go back and look at any of it. Pinterest has been a blessing for me because I can just go to the site, look at my pins, and have instant inspiration, recipes, project ideas, clothing ideas, and so much more.

How does it work?  Simple. You go, sign up for an account (they have to send you an invite, see below), place the "Pin It" button you or toolbar, and then just surf the web (which we all do anyway). Then when you see something you like you click the button on your toolbar, it brings up all the photos on that particular page, then you click which one you want to pin.  A box will pop up, you pick your category (or create a new one), write a brief description, then bam, you have a pin.  Way easier than I'm sure you're thinking, and addictive.

Now something that's been really ticking me off is the fact that males seem to think this is a site for females... WRONG. This is a really really valuable site and especially for us creative types.  I'd say my most used board is entitled "Design All The Time" and it's where I put any and everything inspirational dealing with design. I know for designers Pinterest is such an amazing way to keep track of different type treatments, posters, tutorials, web design tools; the possibilities are endless!  Sure, a lot of the stuff on there is more targeted towards females, but that's only because females are using this more than males, not to say there aren't any males using it, because there are.  

I have boards on design, decor, recipes, humor, fashion, photography, cocktails, places I want to visit, gift ideas, projects, recycling, and much more. The beauty of it is you can literally make boards for whatever you're into. For guys, I could see all these same boards, and you know what, that does not make you feminine, it makes you interesting and smart. Guys cook, guys decorate, guys care about what they wear, guys want to travel, guys give gifts, guys recycle, guys like humor, guys drink, guys do projects, guys do all of this and much more.  So guys, GET YOURSELF A PINTEREST!  Seriously, it's just a way to organize who you are, what you want to do, see, try, etc. Now please, tell me how that's feminine? 

I'm so sick of masculine/feminine crap, why? Because we're all both. SERIOUSLY, and if you have a problem with that then that's you letting society put restrictions on yourself. I say live life to the fullest, be who you are, and get a effing Pinterest account and pin the shit out of some awesome stuff so I can follow you and you can follow me and we can spark ideas, change, open our eyes to new things, open others eyes to new things.  I mean, that's freaking beautiful!

Ok, I'm going to stop gushing over Pinterest now. Just go check it out, request an invite (yes it's by invite, but they're pretty quick about sending you one I think it's just to keep everyone from signing up and then not using it), and get to pinning your life!  Designers, you're required to go get one so do it NOW.

Go check out mine, you'll enjoy it, I promise!