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Weekend Notes

To me, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the beginning of the laid-back days of summer…and I honestly couldn’t be more ready to welcome them with open arms. This weekend I’m powering down my laptop and leaving my phone on its charger in exchange for pool parties, feasts on the grill and uninterrupted time hanging out… read more


Bring it Home :: Show your Stripes

Happy Memorial Day, lovelies – I (Cristina) certainly hope you’re all enjoying the extra-long weekend! It’s that (blissful) time of year for barbecues and pool parties, and what better way to dress up an outdoor spaces than with my favorite pattern of all: stripes! They’ve already taken over my wardrobe, and it was only a matter of… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: Memorial Day BBQ

Um…is it really Monday already? We stumbled in the door late last night after catching two flights to get home from San Diego. It felt amazing to sleep in my own bed after a week of traveling…but I’ve gotta be honest – I could have definitely used a couple more hours. I suppose my cappuccino and… read more


Pinned Down :: Memorial Day

Last week I was putting in some long overdue Pinterest hours, when I came across this beautiful shot of ripe berries artfully arranged in crisp white cones, and I suddenly got the feeling. You know the one… when all your past summer memories come flooding in and you get butterflies thinking about all the outdoor… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: Summer BBQ

Happy Memorial Day, m’dears! Are all of you enjoying this lovely long weekend? It definitely feels like summer’s arrival here in Austin, and I’m ringing it in with a totally laid-back day spent with family by the pool. I pulled together a few of my favorite patriotic images for this inspiration board as I dreamed… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: Gingham+Stripes

When I checked the calendar today, I was shocked to see that Labor Day is quickly approaching…bookending the end of summer and welcoming the first hints of fall! Today’s inspiration board celebrates this national holiday with a taste of americana in red & white gingham, stars + stripes, & faded bandanas. It’s a weekend made… read more


Splendor in the Grass

The weather forecast is gorgeous over Memorial Day weekend, and I’m planning to soak up the sunshine by being outdoors as much as possible.  This means simple seasonal flavors that don’t require hours in the kitchen, and dishes that can be easily packed up for impromptu picnics.  Here’s what I’ll be making:… read more