Happy Weekend!

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Well, it was a short week, but it sure didn’t feel like it! Reg has been tackling her move into the new place (yay!), and Christa has had a lot of exciting Connecticut Art Directors Club things going on this week and weekend. We’re just excited for a couple days off from work to tackle house projects, hang with friends and take it easy.

Btw- how was everyones Memorial Day?? This was one of the first years we both didn’t attend any sort of big bash or BBQ, but as you might have been able to catch — we’re crazy busy, so we didn’t mind!

cct // My Oma brought Curtis and I some purple basil for an apartment warming present and I’ve been searching for some fun recipes to use this unique looking herb! This Purple Basil Pesto looks damn good, especially on the bruschetta!

rkv // I’m not generally a heels girl, but I’m kind of obsessed with these

cct // This lady has got style – love her Free People profile

rkv // I’m sorry, what? Spicy chocolate-covered tortilla chips. Yep.

cct // Have you guys heard of reverse washing? It’s when you use conditioner first, and then shampoo – strange right?! This super informative article has got me very excited to give it a shot!

rkv // Some good tips on how to shop like an interior designer

cct // Our friend Tara (last mentioned here in her artist profile), has been posting photo diaries from her European travels, and we are now crushing hard on Dingle, Ireland ❤

rkv// 20+ animal bellies that need to be rubbed right now

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Happy Friday!

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Don’t those fresh flowers look amazing? This image seriously makes us giddy for spring, and are so happy that it’s right around the corner. After looking at this, we’re contemplating popping into a flower shop just to get a good whiff. Perhaps this weekend we can make a mini resolution to ourselves do something fresh? Go for a long walk to breathe in the clean air, eat something bright and from the earth, try some hot yoga to feel revived, start a new book — anything! Hope you all have a lovely couple of days, see you on Monday!

cct // Have you heard the catchy new Marina and The Diamonds tune?

rkv // So last night I heard this sad yet inspiring tale of the Duchsund who lost 40 lbs. You go, pup, you go!

cct //  9 Reasons To Bring Back Cocktail Parties – Yes please!! (insert cocktail emoji here)

rkv // Since you’ll be throwing a party, you’ll need recipes! 15 tropical cocktails that will make you forget those end-of-winter blues

cct // Do you have siblings? Check out this article on birth order and health, happiness & success – do you find any truth to it? I’m definitely a first born daughter, ha.

rkv // Ya know? A night of some DIY spa treatments sounds pretty good right about now, and this homemade skin-clearing face mist works right into that!

cct // We don’t have a dishwasher and it’s been a real struggle…but I’m hoping these benefits will outweigh the long hours scrubbing??

rkv // Just because it’s trendy now, doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a past — the history of ombré

Happy Weekend!

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Ohh yes it’s here, the day we’ve we 9-5ers have all been waiting for. Was anyone else having a tough time waking up this week? We felt like each and every morning we were hitting the snooze button like, 47 times. Speaking of which, has anyone ever wondered why the iPhone’s snooze button is set for 9 minutes? I’ve heard it’s an homage to history. Anyways, hope you all have a wonderful couple of days off, and don’t forget to change your clocks forward!

cct // A cute & realistic way to look like a JCrew Model

rkv // Some more great career advice from the ladies at Cupcakes & Cashmere

cct // Apps, apps, apps – we’re always looking for the good ones! Here’s a good round up by Designlovefest

rkv // I try to be pretty good about keeping my cool, but sometimes I just can’t help it! Here’s a little tip on how to quickly stop yourself from crying. The image they paired with it cracked me up.

cct // It’s Girl Scout cookie season, what are you drinkin with yours?

rkv // How to get those cool-chick waves all the celebs seem to be sporting, with a flat iron

cct // I’m all about tips & tricks on improving Instagram pics, and this is a pretty great breakdown!

rkv // Because when I hear “weekend” I instantly think “eggs” — 8 great breakfast sandwich recipes

Happy Weekend!

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Hello, and Happy Friday! This week seemed to do a number on us both, are you guys in the same boat? We’re pretty excited to curl up this weekend and do a whole lot of nothing, shamelessly. Walking to get coffee counts as cardio… right? Right.

cct // I just snagged a really awesome spindle bed on Craigslist with the intention of painting it, but the light finished wood is pretty nice – still debating what to do…

rkv // My coworker recently introduced me to the pretty wonderful pinterest board “My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter,” and I love it tenderly.

cct // Speaking of beds and bedrooms, this great Apartment Therapy article 10 Steps to a Better Bedroom sparked the desire to check Craigslist

rkv // 10 creative grilled cheeses to make your heart skip a beat

cct // I visited my brother at college last weekend and came back with an awesome Taylor Swift remix. I forgot what it’s like to listen to remixes at house parties of people you don’t know, and it was great

rkv // Since we’re on the T-swift note, this 80s aerobics/”Shake It Off” video is sheer joy.

cct // Aerie is my favorite for bras and underwear and I’m happy to hear their anti-photoshopping campaign worked for them!

rkv // It’s sad that it really never occurred to me that Banksy could be a woman.

Happy Weekend!

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Happy Friday, everyone! We hope your 4 day work week treated you well! This picture above has officially sparked a DIY list (that bench tho…) and I don’t even want to know how expensive it is – so plans will be made to figure out how to make it! And since it’s the last Brimfield weekend of the year, projects and trinkets are on our minds! If you can brave the heat and possible rain on Saturday (good luck!) we’re thinkin’ Sunday looks a little better!

Have a fab weekend, friends! xo G&M

cct // Everyone has their opinion about Joan Rivers, but I thought she was one {great!} sassy broad!

rkv // Design Sponge’s 11 app obsessions

cct // The decisions we make day to day can wear us down, do you suffer from decision fatigue?

rkv // I’m all about sandwich aesthetics, and now I know how to wrap one

cct // H&M’s new arrivals for Fall are hittin all the marks…

rkv // Fall 2014 trends… maybe this year will be the year I rock the Annie Hall hat

cct // I know we’re over the whole “National blah blah blah Day”, but…it’s National Cheese Pizza Day – and I am NOT letting that one be missed, pizza for dinner for suuure! Speaking of pizza, have you taken this amazing quiz?

rkv // Ugh my closet is so small and awkward. Considering picking up one of these guys to help out my woes.

Happy Friday!

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Mmmm waffle cones. Thanks to DesignLoveFest for this beautiful image and diy waffle cone recipe!

Hope you guys all have great plans, big or small, for your weekends ahead! Enjoy em – you deserve it!

cct // Sorry for all of the Game of Thrones (we’re obsessed…), but here is a nice Flash Back Friday round up of some of our fav actors & actresses!

rkv // Spinning off of yesterday’s post… the 12 most attractive soccer players of the 2014 World Cup

cct // Our new summer slow jam

rkv // A tip on how to remember someone’s name

cct // Apartment Therapy has got you covered for a fantastic summer!

rkv // I’m sorry, what? Microwave potato chips?

cct // I hadn’t really noticed this was becoming a trend, but now that I think about it, I think it’s true!

rkv // Lovin’ this Ikea hack

Happy Friday!

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With the passing of Maya Angelou, so many amazing quotes of hers are surfacing. While we’d only known a few, seeing them all over the internet has brought so much inspiration and joy. This one really resonated with us and we hope it does with you as well!

Have a fantastic weekend (it’s going to be June, woah!), enjoy our links and see you back on Monday! xo G&M

cct // I’m still in total travel mode, and came across this monthly travel guide to Europe – which locations are best to go during which month! I think I just mentally added a few more trips to my list…

rkv // Healthy cocktail recipes!

cct // I am becoming obsessed with all of the pinterest pictures of popsicles! I think I need to buy one of those little kits asap and make these

rkv // 10 Mod Podge home projects

cct // I’m all about painting my nails at home (and infographics), so this image caught my eye. Become an at-home manicurist in no time!

rkv // It’s nearly time to bare those abs (sigh). This little tutorial will get them looking toight!

cct // I had one of those circular princess bed canopies when I was a kid and thought I was awesome. Cut to grown up canopies – because this thing is beautiful and a DIY!

rkv // Have you guys ever tried shakshuka? I had the delightful North African egg breakfast over the winter at a friend’s house and have been dying to make it ever since. This green recipe looks like it would be super tasty with some nice toasty ciabatta.

Happy Weekend

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Ello! How’s everyone’s week been? Mine somehow became much busier than anticipated,   but that’s not always such a terrible thing, because it flew by. I get to head home to Connecticut tonight so I can spend the weekend with the family for Mother’s Day. Our family tradition for this holiday is to do weeding in the yard for Mom (leave to to my mother to put us through manual labor!), and eat a lot. We’ll be going to our old-time family favorite Italian restaurant for lunch with my Dad, Sister and Brother-in-law on Sunday, so it should be a well-rounded time.

Hope you all have the chance to get out there are appreciate any mother in your lives – have a great weekend everyone!

PS. Christa will finally be back on Monday – yayy!

cct // Some uplifting inspirational quotes that look mighty fine as well

rkv // I’m gonna be so happy I found this once those 100 degree humid nights come to Boston

cct // Since I’ve got the most finicky feet of all time, I’m kind of excited for this collab – those chambray clogs are callin my name!

rkv // Game of Thrones theme song… as played on household items. 

cct // Rock the perfectly dirty hair” gf!

rkv // 14 florists to follow on Instagram

cct // I can’t get enough of tassels right now, and this DIY is fulfilling all of that for me!

rkv // 100+ tips for frugal living

Happy Weekend

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Wait a minute. Is that? Yes, yes it is. It’s the sun I see shining through the window. After a week of some seriously drab weather in New England, I’m so pleased to see Mr. Sun once again. Hopefully it holds through the weekend for all of us, and we can enjoy being in the great outdoors! Now in case you’re wondering, Christa sadly is not blogging these links from Italy, but instead prepped them ahead of time (like the true over-planner that she is – love you, boo!).

Hope you all have all have some glorious weekends ahead of you!

cct // An interesting read on making the decision between “must” & “should”

rkv // I found this pretty free downloadable calendar for May. Perfect for you desk!

cct // Art & science combining – my kind of story! Rachel Sussman’s photographic book documents continuously living organisms 2,000 years old and older – so cool! This video gives a brief description of her journey!

rkv // This “Flowerfetti” cake is so pretty! And I know some body who has a birthday coming up.. hint hint, wink wink

cct // Pucker up gals!

rkv // I’m only in my first week of training for my 10k in July, but so far I’ve found this schedule really helpful!

cct // G&M does Tulum? Here’s to hopin’ (and saving some $$)!

rkv // Smoothie season is upon us! And these look positively divine.

Happy Weekend!

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I stumbled upon this image the other day and fell in love – it’s gorgeous and so appropriate for today! As you may have guessed, I’ve been pretty busy (and a tad stressed) getting things together for my trip, but I’m trying to just let go and let it happen (not so easy for a control freak) – and it’s going surprisingly well! But I am ready to get going…so Ciao, friends! I hope you all have fantastic couple of weeks while I’m gone – but first and foremost a great weekend! Check out our links and enjoy this beautiful Friday…xo G&M

cct // Just the cutest video about taking portraits of chickens…

rkv // I’ve been finding myself having a slight lack of sleep these days (which I’m sure has nothing to do with Pinterest), so I found this little beauty tutorial super helpful!

cct // Umm yes, I definitely want her job! Also, how did I not know this series existed??

rkv // Somehow my crazy friend Xiao talked me into doing the Narragansett 10k in July. I’m pretty awful at running, breathing has always been the most difficult part. If you guys have any tips I’d love to hear ’em!

cct // Wait, whattt?! I hope my hair is long enough!

rkv // I’ve been craving quiche for like a month. For some reason I haven’t gotten around to making any yet, but this deep dish recipe may be happening this weekend.

cct // Fingers crossed that the weather will be this good when we stop by Cinque Terre (first photo)!

rkv // I must admit, my house is a little gross right now. Four girls in one abode, all with full time jobs, things get a little dusty! For once I don’t have a much planned this weekend, so it may finally be time to crack down and deep clean.