Happy {Long} Weekend!

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It’s the Friday of a long weekend, what is better than that?! Luckily this week flew by and we’re in for some chill time. Reg will have a new household arrangement this weekend with a new roomie moving in and an old roomie moving out – ah life changes! And Christa will be up at the Farm helping with some spring cleaning (closets here I come!) and hopefully taking a dip in the pond if it actually ends up being 93 degrees – eek! Doing anything fun for Memorial Day?

*ps – incase you need some Memorial Day outfit help or a recipe for an awesome pie to bring to a picnic 🙂


cct // We’re almost into humid hair territory (ugh). This tutorial for getting the perfectly tussled waves is spot on 👌(plus the other ‘dos are pretty awesome)

rkv // How to have a healthy and happy Memorial Day Weekend

cct // A very real and helpful diary of giving up diary & sugar for a month by the lovely Annie Reeves.

rkv // While we’re total thrift junkies, there are some things that just shouldn’t be second-hand

cct // A more natural teeth whitening regime that I might have to look into…

rkv // What actually happens when you drink a gallon of water per day

cct // Real talk – You’ll Probably Never Get Your High School Body Back, And That’s Totally OK.

rkv // Because I’m in a bit of a style rut – questions a personal stylist would ask you about your wardrobe


Happy Weekend!

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Happy Friday, loves. How has everyone’s week been? Has your personal clock settled into daylight savings yet? While I really don’t look forward to the darker evenings, I will admit that waking up to a brighter morning has been nice. I’ve been rising before my alarm on most mornings, which is so much more pleasant than the sound of an alarm. It also helps me to get a little more done earlier in the day on the weekends. I’m going to try to get to a morning spin class tomorrow. Considering I much prefer working out in the evenings, we’ll see how that goes! Hope you all have a beautiful weekend ahead of you. See you on Monday!

cct // A great way to make your flowers look pertty every time!

rkv // I can just never get enough chocolate chip cookie recipes, and this vegan one looks heavenly

cct // Can You Identify These Books By Their Covers?

rkv // When it comes to gym workouts, I want them to be quick and challenging (get me out of here!), so I appreciate this 2-minute ab routine

cct // Apparently yesterday was National Donut Day (wah, I didn’t get a donut!) – do you agree with your state’s “best donut shop”? I’ve never been, but I see a road trip happening soon! Also I can vouch for Glazed in Confused in Denver, SO good!

rkv // 31 songs from the early 00’s no woman will ever forget

cct // Need something interesting to do? What about participating in National Novel Writing Month? It seems like it could be a cool way to open up, think differently and give yourself some structure yet freedom with a new hobby. I just might have to give it a try…

rkv // 9 natural ways for a better night’s sleep

Pastel Inspiration

While visiting Reg in Boston this past weekend we popped over to The Booksmith in Brookline to kill some time before a most delicious brunch at Zaftigs. I stumbled upon the arts area and got a great deal on this gorgeous design book in the used books section (I got the mint green paged version).

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I actually didn’t know it’s official title until looking it up on Amazon (Palette: 05: Pastel – New Light-Toned Graphics), and it doesn’t matter because it’s a fantastic book filled with delightful pastel design projects. It couldn’t be more fitting with Spring on it’s way! I flipped through the pages all evening, and it has got us scouring Pinterest for more pastel loveliness.

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Room Refresh // Masculine Lodge

Hey all! For our final installment of our living room Room Refresh series, we’ve chosen a slightly masculine, earthy cabin style – because at the end of the day, everyone just wants to be all cozied up by the fire in a place that looks straight out of a story book.

To achieve this look, the most important characteristic of all is wood on top of wood, on top of wood. Just deck the place out in the stuff. If it begins to feel a smidge oppressive, feel free to brighten it up with some white paint. Next element? Leather and/or fur (faux, if you please!). The combo of these two textures creates the strong look you’re going for, and establishes the feeling of being a lumberjack. In order to soften it back a bit, add some linen elements and bit of metallic here and there. This will allow the place to feel a little more modern and homey, and less like you attacked a forest in order to decorate your place. See below for some inspiration of this lived-in decor:

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Below, we’ve curated some items for you guys to achieve this lodgey look. It’s surprisingly easy to do, since all of these textures are staples in design (wood, linen, brass, etc.). It’s the way they’re combined that really give you that cabin quality. That, plus a few woodland creatures here and there.

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Bark Candle Holder // How to Stay Alive in the Woods // Rabbit Wall Hook // Vegan Leather Couch // Insect Poster // Striped Pillow // Knit Blanket // Reading Lamp // Fern House Plant

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