For Pinning / March

 
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     Good morning! Spring has brought on a whole new breath of inspiration to my Pinterest board. The change in colors and overall mood is one of the best parts of the new season, when it's suddenly ok if it rains, as long as it's not freezing. That new outlook can bring out the creative in anyone, and the main way this creative is looking towards spring is visualized through these pins. Above, a farmers market fresh grilled cheese that will hopefully satisfy my need for artichoke dip and a grilled cheese at the same time.

      The prettiest shade of butternut, perfect for bringing in color and warmth to your look!

      I didn't think I'd ever see blue, olive, brown, and lemon look good together, but for some reason, these colors feel perfect for a moody spring look.

       Another dish I want to make soon: veggie filled enchiladas. I'm always in the mood for mexican food this time of year, especially when it involves a stream of avocado's on top.

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      I think it's ok to be obsessed with shearling year round. It doesn't hurt to pair it with tan leather, either!

      Lastly, I need some speckled earthenware in my life asap! I have a mug that has a similar texture, but I just have the feeling that one piece in this style is not enough.

     Thanks for reading, and be sure to check out all of these pins on my board here! Have a fun Wednesday!

For Pinning / October

 

     Hi there! October was such an inspirational month, and with the help of Pinterest, I've been slowly defining the lifestyle and aesthetic I want. I think that's a general part of being an adult, figuring out how you want to live your life and all of that, but when you are a creative that's in love with everything you see, it can be hard to pin down what you actually love and what you just like. Pinterest makes this so much easier. For example: I keep two types of Style boards, one The Look of It and the other Personal Style Inspo, and both help me separate my sartorial inspirations. The Look of It consists of outfits and styling that I like but wouldn't actually wear or wouldn't fit in with my personal style. Personal Style Inspo is where I keep any outfit ideas that I want to replicate and actually wear. See? I need the distinction, otherwise all of my ideas get befuddled and I don't actually know what I want! Now that I've over-explained myself, onto my favorite finds on Pinterest this month! Above, is a super cool flatlay that is basically styling goals. I've really been working on my styling this month, with both products and food, so Pinterest is essential for staying inspired.

     I'm also planning on hosting a Friendsgiving for the first time this year! While I've been toying with the menu for awhile, the decor is also on my mind. This outdoor setup is gorgeous, even if it will be too cold to actually have our gathering outside.

     Urban Outfitters always has awesome decor. I plan on DIY-ing something similar for our living room soon!

     I've been in love with warm clothing lately, even though it hasn't gotten too chilly yet. I'm not one to wear sweat pants out of the house, but I would probably make an exception for this comfy-cute outfit.

     That menu for our Friendsgiving I mentioned? Ya, it most definitely will include this amazing fall salad.

      Last but not least, this wonderfully autumn chair. I have no opinion on the cat, but the velvet texture and pumpkin color of the chair is good enough to keep year round.

     All of these Pins, and their links, can be found here! Check out my Pinterest boards for even more Fall inspo, and get Pinning yourself. Thanks for reading, have a fun Monday! 

For Design Appreciation

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     Hi there! Today's Art Appreciation has a little twist, in that we are going to start looking at packaging and design for a little bit. Pinterest has opened my eyes to how interesting and beautiful product branding and packaging can be. To start, we have a gorgeously designed chocolate bar from Mast Brothers.  

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      If you aren't into minimalistic design, then it probably doesn't look like much, but to those who are, the clean lines, black + white color pallete, and choice of font all jump out at you.  

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      Mast Brothers are well known for their candy bar design. All cater to the minimalistic aesthetic, and only vary in color ways each season. They are constantly coming out with new collections, all of which are as beautiful as the previous ones. Take a minute today, and search "packaging" + "branding" on Pinterest. You'll find endless inspiration! Thanks for reading, and haves great day! 

For Pinning / September

 

     Good morning! September is an odd month, going from summer to autumn and having the weirdest weather. However, the transition is always exciting and inspiring! The light is gorgeous, due to the changing seasons, and the leaves are just starting to make their switch. Pinterest was full of evidence of this special time, so choosing my favorite Pins was a little challenging. Sweaters are usually the first sartorial item I get excited for once the weather cools down, and the one above, paired with classic denim, is exactly the kind I go for. Give me all of the cozy vibes!

    Then, of course, an amazing blackberry grilled cheese is an ideal early-fall meal. Those gorgeous little berries are ready to pick this time of year, and I can't imagine a better way to eat them than sandwiched between gooey cheese and doughy bread.

      Another great thing about cold weather? Layering! Scarves, coats, sweatshirts, flannels, all to be piled on at the first sign of a chill. Don't be shocked if you see me smiling into the sunshine because I can finally wear more than one layer without being drenched in sweat.

    Books are read more often once everyone wants to stay inside. Just add coffee or hot cocoa and some good fall reading light, and you're in business.

     Fall also means indoor crafts, like weaving a new wall hanging while cozied up in your butterscotch leather chair. All this Pin needs is a roaring fire place to become idyllic.   

     Last, but not least, fall means getting to turn your oven on again! You can bet I'll be attempting these amazing moon phase molasses cookies the second temps drop from the 90 degree weather we've been having. 

     All of these Pins, and their links, can be found here! Check out my Pinterest boards for even more Fall inspo, and get Pinning yourself. Thanks for reading, have a great weekend! 

For Pinning / August

    Good morning! We have a new monthly series today! Each month, I'll be sharing some of my favorite things that I've pinned in that month. I rely on Pinterest so much, for inspiration, recipes, DIY's, life tips, cooking tips, style ideas, the list could go on and on. It is such a useful tool, and I always want to share my favorite things with you all! This series will be that new outlet, so get ready for major monthly inspiration. Each image is linked to the pin on my Pinterest, so click-through to check out even more pins! Now, let's get started!

I love this all denim look, especially in the transitional weather from Summer to Fall.

I can be a big design nerd when I want to be, and am constantly pinning good design inspo, like this awesome take on photography integrated with words.

I'm a huge fan of the blog Reading My Tea Leaves, and her recipes are always so simple and pretty. Baking a galette is on my end-of-summer to-do list, and I hope it turns out as nice as this one!

Pinterest is a plethora of interior design inspiration. How could I not pin this amazing living room, in hopes that one day I'll have one similar? We all can dream.

My parents got me a pair of heels like these in a pink color, and you could say this style of shoe makes up about half of my Shoe board.

My various DIY boards are where I pin DIY's I find on Pinterest, but also from elsewhere on the Internet, like this pin from Buzzfeed. They always have great suggestions for projects, and I think I have to make these triangles for Bailey's room now. It's basically an obligation!