Decked Out for Valentine’s Day

LOVE IS LOVE! Valentine’s Day is a favorite of mine, even though I’m almost always single when it rolls around. To me the day is about love in all its many forms and any reason to celebrate it is a good one, especially lately. Check out these printables, recipes, accessories, and more for a super decked out February 14th!

 

ROW 1: Printable Valentine Stickers // Printable Hot Tea Pyramids   ROW 2: Stripe Shirt with Heart Collar // Sugar Cookie Bars // The Love Spell Cocktail   ROW 3: Valentine’s Day Almond Cake // Valentine’s Day Treat Bags // Woman of Many Hearts Shades   ROW 4: Printable Tags for Valentine’s Day // Marbled Raspberry Dark Chocolate Valentine’s Day Bark // Red and Spotted D’orsay Flat

 

ROW 1: Acrylic Heart Frame // All Around Giant Heart Towel // Always and Forever Bunting   ROW 2: Arrow Cocktail Stirrers // Brass Heart Box // Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Valentine’s Hearts   ROW 3: Chocolate Pots de Crème // Coffee Lover Mug // Conversation Heart Ice Cream   ROW 4: Heart Necklace // DIY Hugs & Kisses Garland // DIY Pompom Heart Wreath

 

ROW 1: Rose Painted Valentine Cake // DIY Rose Petal Bath Salts // DIY Valentine Bouquet Wraps + Printable Love Quotes   ROW 2: DIY Valentine Heart Magnets // DIY Valentine’s Day Wall Hangings // Gold Heart Earrings   ROW 3: Graffiti Painted Clutch // Heart Print Sweatshirt // Heart Shaped Double Wall Glass Mug   ROW 4: Heart-Shaped Rose Tart // Jute Heart Rug // Love Potion #9 Martini

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Cloth Napkins

Fabric napkins equate themselves with a special occasion to me, but it doesn’t really have to be that way does it? I’ve been trying to use the mindset that every day is a good day to use things that feel special, including the cloth napkins in my pantry. Using them for an ordinary Tuesday dinner has the ability to make the pot of soup you’ve been eating for a few days taste 100% better.

 

ROW 1: Wildflower Study Napkin // Black Ikat Dinner Napkins // Set of 4 Dinner Napkins
ROW 2: Eskayel Napkins // Floral Cloth Napkins // Hand-Blocked Geo Napkins
ROW 3: Ink Dot Napkins // Neon Piping Napkins // NPG Everyday Napkins
ROW 4: Palette Swatch Napkin Set // Puglia Napkin Set // Shapes Cocktail Napkins

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On the Hunt: Headboard Edition

I’ve only had two real beds in my life, a cherrywood sleigh daybed and a curved iron headboard that I’ve had since my mid-20s. (The cheap-o bed frame that I had in college and grad school certainly doesn’t count!) Right now I’m in the midst of a bedroom redo – plenty more on that to come – and am on the hunt for a new headboard, something more boho chic that reflects what my style has evolved into over the past decade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lentils 12 Ways

Lentils are a food that only found a place in my pantry a few years ago, we simply didn’t eat them while I was growing up. Now I love these versatile legumes! They’re delicious in soups, salads, grain bowls, and a hundred other ways as well. Here are twelve recipes I’m eyeing to make sooner than later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Let’s Talk Fireplaces

Homes to Love

If only every home could have a fireplace, there’s just nothing better to focus the guts of a room upon. My personal favorites are modern – blocky cement or white brick – with a space for storing wood, but I’m a sucker for nearly all of them. What I’ve learned is there’s no right way to do a hearth or mantel when, in fact, you don’t even need either one! Lots of rooms seen here have me thinking about tearing the facing right off of my own fireplace – would you dare?

 

Austin Design Associates

 

Chimeneas Quento

 

Clare Cousins

 

Danielle de Lange

 

Jonas Berg

 

Magnolia Market

 

Pierre Wester

 

Stan Koolen

 

The Faux Martha

 

Twenty7 Design Workshop

 

Yann Deret

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Do-It-All Baskets

As someone who likes to keep relatively organized, I’m a basket lover by nature. In the living room they organize extra blankets and pet toys, in the bedroom shoes and laundry, and in the pantry recycling and dog kibble. I have them stored under sinks corralling cleaning products and beauty products, as well as in my office full of craft supplies. A good basket is versatile, sturdy, and easy on the eyes and here are thirteen I’ve got a crush on.

 

1/ Banana Leaf Floor Basket   2/ Beso Baskets   3/ Eyelash Hamper   4/ Handmade Shallow Moroccan Basket   5/ Kiondo White Basket   6/ Mainstay Waste Basket   7/ Handwoven Moroccan Basket   8/ Marne Natural Meandering-Weave Textured Seagrass Basket   9/ Short Woven Basket   10/ Sisal Woven Baskets   11/ Seagrass Round 3-Piece 2-Tone White Woven Basket Set   12/ Yuzo Baskets   13/ Diamond Straw Basket

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Camera Accessories

Taking a good photo is one thing, taking care of the equipment that creates it is another. Just think about how important your phone case is to protecting that device and you’ll see where I’m coming from. If you’re using a digital or film camera A. It’s probably not cheap and B. You want to treat it like an investment. A good strap gives you security when shooting, a solid bag protects your camera when it’s not in use, and lens bags add a layer of protection when you’re switching between several during a fun day or a shoot.

 

1/ Camera Lens Bags   2/ Camera Wrist Strap   3/ Compact Camera Bag   4/ Deakin Handmade Leather Camera Strap   5/ Personalized Leather Camera Strap   6/ Camera Neck Strap   7/ Pop Up Camera Case   8/ Sebastian Camera Bag   9/ Vintage Camera Straps   10/ SOLAS Camera Bag

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Notebooks for a Fresh Start

Clean pages are the epitome of a fresh start to me. Whether they’re in a notebook, a journal, a sketchbook, or design program on my laptop. They invite new ideas, big dreams, meticulous plans, and creativity unleashed. So grab yourself a new notebook and get started, because you never know what might be born on its pages.

 

1/ Bright Ideas Notebook   2/ Carnet Leather Deville Notebook   3/ Kraft Forest Nature Lined Notebook Set   4/ LIFE Vermilion Notebook   5/ Marbled Notebook Trio   6/ Mini Perforated Journal   7/ Note Me Tender Notebook   8/ Radial Graph Notebook   9/ Editor Diary Notebook   10/ Some Shit to Remember Notebook   11/ Standard Notebook

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