Favorite Things 17-8-15

Favorite Things 17-8-15

DIYI discovered this Etsy shop via the owner’s house tour on A Beautiful Mess (which if you haven’t seen, you should also check out – it’s lovely). And her Instagram feed is full of gorgeousness… {via} StyleI recently bought this dress from Mint Velvet for my brother-in-law’s upcoming wedding at the end of the month. FindsI’ve got two finds this week – I love this outdoor sofa from Marks & Spencer, and it’s on super sale – less than £100… …and seriously, a Chesterfield for £300?! (From Tesco.) PropertyLove the rustic and… View Post

Favorite Things 8-4-15

Favorite Things 8-4-15

DIYI love Kristine’s no-sew rolled window valance over at the Painted Hive – so simple but so cute! FindOne of my favorite day beds (from Loaf) is now on sale. StyleWe got some family photos taken last weekend. I was going for casual and complimentary, vs matchy-matchy. This is what we wore… Mum: Cardigan – M&S // Necklace – Madewell // Top – M&SJeans – Mint Velvet // Shoes – Schuh Dad: Shirt – GAP // Jeans – Taylor Stitch Boy: Shirt & Shorts – H&M // Shoes – Monsoon Girl: Dress – GAP // Sandals – Accessorize PropertyI was… View Post

My Go-To Running Kit

My Go-To Running Kit

I started running in September 2012, and I’m a true convert. It’s the only form of exercise that’s consistently sustainable for me. Before I ran, I’d start a new workout regime going to the gym or doing fitness DVDs, do well, lose some weight, then go on holiday or something, miss a week or two and lose my will power. That’s not an issue with running – so far I’ve clocked up the miles in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Florida, Louisiana, California, Belgium, the Netherlands, and a bunch of places in… View Post

Favorite Things 7-24-15

Favorite Things 7-24-15

DIYI love this DIY graphic poster from Nostalgiecat. We have a big blank wall in our kitchen that is crying out for art work but can’t be drilled or nailed into, so something impactful but lightweight like this would be perfect. Style I just bought these jeans from Mint Velvet and I love them – such a good fit and I love the biker-esque detail. FindI’ve been on the hunt for a small desk since we moved to London, and I’m seriously considering pulling the trigger on one of West Elm’s new mid-century… View Post

Gift Guide: Ladies

Gift Guide: Ladies

A lot of these lovelies are on my Christmas wish list. Also, a lot of them are gold. I think they speak for themselves, so I’ll spare you the usual blurb. 1. iPhone Back Up Battery – £28 (Anthropologie) 2. Limited Edition Swiss Army Knife – from £12 (Amazon)3. Gold Shears – $17 (Target)4. Crystalline Hair Ties – £22 (Anthropologie)5. Aigle Wellies – from £60 (Amazon)6. Monogram Mug – £8 (Anthropologie)7. Guilded State Map – from $32 (Minted)8. Striped Throw – £15 (Ikea)9. Gold Stapler – $16 (Target)10. Plant Pot –… View Post