Things That Thrill Me

As if I don’t have Ryan working on enough home projects, I may add this rustic bench to the mix for our front porch.

I came across this list on Pinterest, and I thought it was a great
read – I definitely could use some work in adapting a few of these healthy habits.

I almost exclusively do my own manicures, so I’m always happy to learn tricks of the trade from a professional.

Maegen offered some great tips and insight into how she achieves her gorgeous blog photos – I definitely took note on some of these!

How gorgeous is Julia’s hair tied with a Chanel bow? This is a perfect ‘do for springtime.

No bake Twix cookies – do I really need to say anything more?

You might remember my love affair last summer with kimonos, and these photos have stirred that love right back up. Bonus – there’s a tutorial on how to make your own!

A recent obsession has entered our household – gray-washed wood. We plan to use this technique on our new mantel, which I think will give a great contrast to the white built-ins while still remaining neutral.

I know that we’re (hopefully) past winter, but I never can pass up a fabulous scarf – this one from Sole Society is now at the top of my list.

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  1. Mia- MakeMeUpMia wrote:

    Those Twix cookies, YUM! Loved Maegen's tips too 🙂

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  2. Nadia wrote:

    Definitely pinned that kimono – such a gorgeous look and I never found one that I loved last summer so making my own sounds so appealing!

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  3. Loving that scarf! Adding it to my wish list 🙂 And those no bake twix cookies? Dangerous…

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  4. Jenna wrote:

    I loved Maegan's post too! I am definitely going to try her tips! Great round up of things!! Love that hair with the bow!

    Posted 3.12.15 Reply
  5. Such a great roundup of posts as always! I am going to check out the one on kimonos- I love the one that you pictured!

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  6. wrote:

    ya had me at cookies. seriously, hand em over

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  7. We had a cute kimono at work but I think that someone bought it yesterday lol. I honestly have mixed feelings about them though. They look horrible on me. I really like that idea for your mantel, post a picture of the finished project! 🙂 Oh and I wanted to tell you that we got that exact necklace that you had on in your post with your white blouse.. How funny is that?!

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  8. I can always use some photography tips – I keep saying it, but someday I'm going to actually learn how to take better photos! Twix cookies, yum! Loving the gray washing look, can't wait to see your mantel!

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  9. Debra Stachelski wrote:

    Enjoyed everything in your post today, especially the 50 healthy habits – I have some work to do! In the meantime, those Twix cookies look yummy, although I'm not sure where they'll fit in with all the new healthy habits I'm adopting! I think a gray-washed mantel will look fabulous in your family room, too!

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  10. I've been on the lookout for a pretty spring kimono! Checking out that link for sure. I love the greywashing look too and I think it will look great for your mantel!

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  11. Pinky wrote:

    Love that scarf, girl! It's perfect!

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  12. Biana Perez wrote:

    I think scarves are great for spring and honestly you just never know with weather lol!! I loved that manicure piece – I like to do at home mani's too and I loved her trick for making it last longer!! xo, Biana – BlovedBoston

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  13. Pamela wrote:

    Ohh love that bench! So cute! And yup, I'm right there with you on the kimono thing haha. Love the gray-washed wood look. I can't wait to see how your mantel turns out!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

    Posted 3.12.15 Reply

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