Personal, Seasonal

Falling for Falls Part 2: Touring the Kenai Fjords

Today was a day well spent with my boo’s family touring the Kenai Fjords in Seward, AK. We saw jellyfish, sea lions, puffins (& many other birds), sea otters (my fave), and just a peek at some whales. I’m pretty wiped from the adventure, so today’s post will be short but sweet.

I love capturing precious moments like today’s, but, because I’m a firm believer in being present and actually living your experiences, I didn’t go crazy trying to photograph these sea cuties. I enjoyed the time with visiting family and breathed in all the fresh sea air my lungs would allow. Here are a few of the images I did capture on the trip.

Glacier

Glacier

Sea Lions

Sea Lions

Fox Island

Fox Island

Waterfall

Waterfall

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Beauty, Fashion, Personal

Square & Black: Celebrating Tom Ford

Today is Tom Ford’s 53rd birthday. So, in honor of the American designer, I thought I’d share some Tom Ford items I’m currently coveting.

01. Icon Leather Evening Bag in Black | 02. Nail Lacquer in Coral Blame | 03. Black Orchid | 04. Jennifer Leather Tote in Chalk | 05. Charlotte Large Leather Tote in Black | 06. Alix Small Leather Bag in Ivory | 07. Nappa Stretch Leather Metal Stiletto Over-The-Knee Boot in Black| 08. Nikita Cat-Eye Sunglasses in Black

What are you loving from Tom Ford?

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Personal

Currently I’m…

Feeling: tired (I woke up extra early for a meeting)
Seeing: the ominous gloom of potential rain outside
Hearing: Gone with the Wind on audiobook
Cooking: nothing tonight, but I am enjoying a late night Pop Tart
Wanting: to watch the new season of Tosh.0 tonight
Drinking: cool water
Reading: Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Making: new card designs for my Etsy shop (check out this new notecards set)
Loving: this Asymmetrical Stripped Dress from Necessary Clothing

What does your “Currently I’m” look like?

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Food

Hello Babes

I’m sorry to report I have no menu for you this week. My boo & I have more family arriving tomorrow for a visit, so we’ll only be having dinner in tonight.

In lieu of a menu, I’ve rounded up a few recipe links (2 dinners, one meatless one with meat, and a dessert) to keep you satisfied.

  1. Pesto Potatoes and Eggs from Notions & Notations of a Novice Cook
  2. One Skillet Baked Ziti from I Wash You Dry
  3. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Popsicles from Chocolate & Carrots

What are you making this week?

 

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Beauty

Summer Polish

Babe Warning: There is only one month of summer left! Appropriately, Lana Del Rey’s Summertime Sadness is playing as I write this. So, let’s kick it into overdrive and squeeze all we can out of this season. Starting with our nails!

I am by no means saying you can’t wear these shades through the rest of the year. Personally, I get excited to wear more vibrant, colorful polish when its hot & sunny out, so I tend to lean toward these colors in the summer.

Here are my summer polish picks:

01. Essie Clambake | 02. L’Oreal Royally Reinvented 107 | 03. Revlon Make Mine Mango 920 | 04. Old Navy Merry Perry similar here | 05. L’Oréal New Money 108

What’s your favorite summer polish?

 

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Design, Personal

Pretty Pineapples: Celebrating Hawaii’s Statehood

55 years ago today, the stunning islands of Hawaii became this nation’s 50th state. I have nothing but fond memories of my time spent in Hawaii. Even these embarrassing photos of a 12-year-old me, thinking I was 2 kewl 4 skool are precious memories of a simpler, tanner time.

Of all my Honolulu happiness, visiting the Dole Plantation was the pinnacle. I had never given pineapples too much thought at that time in my babyhood, so seeing the golden sweetness sprouting up out of the earth was quite a sight. When I think of Hawaii, the image my mind first goes to is the precious little babe head of my sister, Ashley, popping out of the anamorphic pineapple cutout at Dole.

So to honor the charming state of Hawaii, I give you a collection of pineapple adorned wallpapers for your computer & mobile devices. [Click the images to open the full-sized wallpaper]

Desktop Wallpaper 1

Desktop Wallpaper 1

Desktop Wallpaper 2

Desktop Wallpaper 2

Desktop Wallpaper 3

Desktop Wallpaper 3


 

iPhone 4 Wallpaper

iPhone 4 Wallpaper


 

iPhone 5 Wallpaper

iPhone 5 Wallpaper


 

iPad Wallpaper

iPad Wallpaper


Where does your mind go when you think of Hawaii?

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