so how do you feel about snoop's name change? read about it here if you're interested. i know, this is completely random. but i'm tickled by it and thought you might be too. do you think it's weird to change your name (celebrities aside)?
when i was 13 i wanted to change my name to marilyn barrett. (combining my middle name- barrett with my teenage obsession with marilyn monroe). god, how awful. i'm turning pink just thinking about it! but although i love my name now, there were times when i definitely thought it was THE WORST. when you change your name i imagine you feel like you have a clean slate- a chance to become someone new and different. at awkward 13, that was definitely what i was looking for. what do you think? have you thought about changing your name? would you ever do it?
i'm starting to dive into decorating (or at least fantasizing about it) and we've landed on two wallpapers for our master bedroom! since we'll be decorating this house piece by piece, wallpaper is a good way for us to get a lot of proverbial bang for our buck and some instant gratification. the idea behind this wallpaper is that we want something to balance out that big wall of built ins and frame the view of the pool (see pictures of the room here). we like the idea of monochromatic and graphic, so these two amazing papers were an obvious choice. so tell me, which would you choose?! i'm leaning towards the second one and lou is leaning towards the first. it may or may not be a decorating standoff.
this light and refreshing summer salsa has been quite the popular treat in our house lately. it's simple to prepare and adds a huge amount of flavor to a meal. plus it satisfies my sweet tooth! is this even a recipe if the instructions are to just combine ingredients and eat? not sure about that one, but i hope you enjoy!
2 cups of fresh chopped pineapple (small pieces!)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper, de-seeded and finely chopped (add more for a spicier salsa)
2 pinches of sea salt (more to taste)
mix all ingredients, chill for 1 hour, and serve!
*be careful when preparing anything with jalapenos, even though they aren't the hottest pepper it will burn like mad if you get it in your eyes! thoroughly clean cutting board /utensils/your hands after chopping.
good morning and happy monday all! i spent a bunch of time on pinterest this weekend and renewed my love affair with it. so much inspiration to be found! a few of my favorites...
this coconut rice and and butternut squash recipe looks SO delicious, perfect for a chilly summer evening. recipe here.
perfectly paired stripes and boyfriend jeans, with a fantastic pop of yellow. more here.
this nursery kills me! it's so beautifully conceived and executed. and that wallpaper! ahhhhhh! see more here.
well, here's the reality my friends. two weeks after this, we're living like this. HA! the kitchen is unpacked, our bedroom is livable and our pool is glorious. that's the good news. the bad news: our furniture is oversized in this house and we want to sell nearly every piece of it. unfortunately, we can't afford new furniture. so we're living in this sort of weird in between phase.
all of the boxes in the dining room are filled with the stuff that used to be on the shelves in the living room. (remember this?) so i need to unpack them, even though we eventually want to replace those living room shelves with a white built in. because living like this for six months is crazy, right? don't tempt me!
pretty much everything but the dogs is up for sale. check out our home tour here and email me if you're interested in anything you see. i am off to LA for a couple shoots and to spend some time with friends! have a fantastic weekend!
ps- can we please talk about the expression in bean's face in that first one? she kills me. shameless hussy.
inevitably when i dream about vacations i dream about vacation style. this outfit is something i'd wear on a day sightseeing and then to dinner that evening (swap out sandals for the wedges most of the time) and would feel completely comfortable and stylish for both occasions. having outfits that are versatile is so important when you're trying to pack a bag that won't break your back! this dress could later be worn as a tunic with skinny jeans and create an entirely different look. and a striped blazer- that can be worn so many ways!
save the blazer, bag and watch this entire outfit is on sale at shopbop right now. i'm a sucker for a good sale! dress: tucker, jacket: jcrew (similar), shoes: dolce vita, bag: chloe (similar), necklace: house of harlow watch: marc jacobs
happy friday all! lou and i are in the midst of planning a little european getaway in september. i'll be shooting a wedding for birds of a feather in ireland and then we're going to sneak off to either greece or spain for a little beachy getaway. we haven't been out of the country since last summer so we're due for an adventure! where are your favorite travel destinations? i'd love any and all recommendations! *photo above from new zealand. i can't remember where exactly we were but isn't it crazy beautiful?! wishing you a fun and relaxing weekend! xo