Monday, April 30, 2012

Back At It

Here we are - Monday again.  And I am back at my work week environment - my desk.  It's always not as bad as I make it out to be every Sunday night, but I just know that it would be a lot more enticing if my desk looked like this little one above.  Right?  It's so quaint and quirky!  I would maybe even look forward to Mondays . . . nah!

via here

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Saturday Mornings

Saturday mornings are one of my favorite times of the week.  You get to rest.  You get to relax.  You get to cuddle.  You get to eat your breakfast slowly.  And you get to just enjoy the time.  (Of course, Saturday mornings aren't the only time you get to do all of this, but for me, it all usually takes place then.)

It doesn't get much better than a cozy sweater, a good blanket and one perfect Saturday morning.  What's your favorite time of the week?

via here

Monday, April 23, 2012

Small Space

Who says you have to have a big house to display style?  I'm going to go on the record and say that it takes more to show your style in a smaller space than a larger one.  You have to know when to add and most importantly when to take away when you are working with less square footage.

And that's why I enjoy seeing home tours of houses that are on the smaller side, including this one from Country Living

I think I'm going to incorporate that mini bar and photo display into our little abode!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Afternoon Lemonade

What a perfect day to be outside and enjoy some lemonade!  I'm especially wanting to try my hand at making this pretty little drink from Design Sponge.  It's lavender lemonade - doesn't it look amazing?  I'm partial to a drink based on appearance alone, but I'm sure it's going to taste just as good.

What's your favorite summer drink?

Friday, April 20, 2012

Weekend with the Hubby

It's the weekend again!  Who-hoo!  I can't wait to spend time with my honey and just enjoy hanging out together.  It seems like our weeks have just gotten so unbelievably crazy, that I long for the downtime the weekend brings.  (Sometimes)  Sometimes we aren't so lucky and our weekends are packed full as well. 

Hope you all get to enjoy some downtime, great company, or many adventures.  Or how about all three!

PS - I'm thinking about posting more personal pictures on this little blog.  What do you think?  Would you be interested?

via here

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Colorful Wishlist

I have added these little babies to my wishlist.  Along with these and these.  I have no will power when it comes to Anthropologie, and it doesn't help that everything in the store and online is drenched in color and pretty patterns.

Keep me away or my bank account will be in serious need!


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pattern Play

Patterns are huge right now (and will be in my personal opinion for quite some time) and I'm obsessed!  (Even if they go out of style, I think I will still be obsessed.)  I am a big big fan of mixing patterns and textures - in the home and in your wardrobe.  (A little side note, I hardly ever truly match when I go out in public.) 

The reason I like this combination above is because it's a little bohemian with a dark twist - right up my alley!

via here

Saturday, April 14, 2012

He's kinda dreamy, isn't he?  This is one of my favorite pics from the amazingly talented Kate Mefford.  (And I got a hot date with him tonight!)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Feelin' the Greens

I don't know if it's the Spring weather that has got me all a buzz about veggies and plants, but whatever it is, I'm liking it.

Last Friday, the hubby and I went to the farmer's market and loaded up on veggies (we had to exercise a little restraint since there's only two of us, and there's no way we could eat all the veggies we wanted to get.)  Never the less, we made it out with plenty of ingredients for some week night cooking.  (I for one don't mind an all veggie dinner, but the hubby on the other hand prefers a side of meat to his veggies.  A little compromising has to take place.)

I have also been addicted to plants - cacti mostly!  I want a house full of them one day.  I just love how fresh and modern they make any place feel.

via my pinterest boards (with links to original sources)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Confession 008: The Search

I have a nightly routine (yes, every single night) that includes green tea before I go to bed. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find my favorite kind anywhere lately.  And I mean anywhere!  I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I have stopped at every single grocery store (a little time consuming) I come across for the search and have had no luck.  Today, my wonderful momma made two pit stops for the search and lucky for me, she found it!  Only six boxes left in the store and don't doubt for a second that we got all six! 

So here's a thank you kiss to my momma who always goes above and beyond for me - mwah!

via here

Monday, April 9, 2012

Curl Up

This spot makes me want to curl up with a good book or one of my many (too many) magazines and hibernate all day.  Especially on this Monday!  Who could turn down that perfectly worn leather love seat and the most adorable pillow on earth?

via here

Friday, April 6, 2012

Life Lately

Lately, I have been on a tribal blanket, pile on the jewelry, fresh flowers all the time, re-style the house, need to get my hair cut, want to be outside all the time, date-night going, eclectic treasure hunting and color wearing kick.

via my instagram @laurenclay

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Like Crazy

Such a good movie.  I strongly recommend it, but I'm such a sucker for love!

via here

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Are you a fan of the ombre hair craze?  I am a definite YES!  I have been debating about cutting my hair and going for the ombre look, but honestly I'm a little scared.  Wonder if I hate it.  Wonder if it looks horrible.  Wonder if . . . wait, it's just hair, right?  Nothing we do to our hair is forever.  So I might just give it a try.  Maybe I will start with a temporary dye and see if I like it first.

What are your thoughts on ombre hair?

via here

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Take It Outside

The weather this weekend has been absolutely wonderful.  It makes me want to have a picnic outside every single day.  (Too bad my allergies would be killing me after the fact.)  Oh well, let's take it outside anyways!  Who's with me?

via here