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Weekend Notes

It is a gorgeous fall weekend here in Austin – sunny skies with just enough chill in the air to pull on a sweater over my shorts and head to the farmer’s market to stock up on ingredients for this salad. I love these rare weekends with no commitments on the agenda, when we can savor these […]

Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” Party

Halloween is only two weeks away, and you know what that means: soon you’ll have plenty of chances to scare yourself stiff watching all the old horror movies on television! I don’t know about you, but I think Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 film The Birds is still one of scariest movies I’ve ever seen. The Master […]

My Life, Styled :: Halloween

Jen here, and I love the month of October! I’m fully on board with the changing weather, pumpkin-flavored everything, and of course Halloween!  Long before I was a stylist, there was nothing I loved more than putting together a creative costume. Come October 1st I would start counting down the days and scoping out the […]

Tuesday Tastings :: “The Birds” Cookies

Did y’all catch this morning’s spooky Halloween party inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds? Some of my favorite elements on the table were those perfectly creepy cookies depicting black birds in every size and shape… and the gal who created them, Sara of Sara Belle’s Bakery, stopped by to share how we can recreate them for […]

DIY Glam Lace Mask

Jenn here, with a simple and fun little DIY created especially for you “I-hate-costumes” types! With Halloween fast-approaching, it’s not too late to put together an outfit you’ll have fun wearing. Ever since I caught the 1966 Audrey Hepburn film  How to Steal A Million on Netflix a few months back, I’ve been thinking about […]

10 Best Pretty Pumpkins

Have any of you gotten started crafting some pumpkins yet? We’ve got one baby gourd perched on our front doorstep, but otherwise I’d say I’m a little behind in the fall decor department. I love a good carved pumpkin, but a rather unpleasant experience a few seasons back (as in, rain-meets-carved-pumpkin-while-we’re-out-of-town) left a not so great […]

DIY :: Shoot for the Stars

To be perfectly honest, I was feeling a lot of pressure to come up with a great Halloween costume for this year. After last October’s smash hit, I spent the last few months racking my brain tirelessly in an attempt to come up with an idea that was just as fun and easy to create. I’ve had […]

An Apple a Day

‘Tis the season to sink your teeth into crunchy, ripe apples…and I’ve been cooking, baking and gleaning tons of inspiration from their myriad shapes and colors already this month. Thought I’d put together a roundup of our favorite ways to use apples and a few apple-centric inspiration boards from the last couple of years. I […]

Tuesday Tastings: Butternut & Blue Cheese Pizza

I could probably eat a butternut squash every single day. Especially when it’s chilly out, there’s nothing I love more than when it’s roasted until caramelized and sweet, tossed with sea salt and sage… nothing that is, except for when those same flavors meet my other all-time favorite (do I even have to tell you […]

Monochromatic Monday :: Oxblood & Indigo

I’ve always thought of oxblood as kind of vampy (a look that doesn’t really work on me) but this season the dramatic deeper-than-burgundy shade has taken a more sophisticated turn. As designers marched it out on runways and I began to notice it showing up in cocktails and autumnal sweets, oxblood suddenly feels like a […]

Bottoms Up :: Apple Orchard Cocktail

It’s been awhile since our last edition of Bottom’s Up… I have to admit that by the end of my pregnancy, the thought of mixing up cocktails that I couldn’t imbibe started to lose its luster. But now (hooray!) I’m ready to dive back into creating some perfectly fall concoctions when I can actually enjoy the […]

Recipe Remix :: Checca Pizza

Do y’all ever get “stuck” on certain foods that you love… so much, that you just keep making it over and over? My friend Caitlin and I bonded over the fact that we want to eat roasted sweet potatoes for lunch every day in the winter…and this past summer, all of my breakfasts consisted of […]