design obsession: beaded chandeliers

I have a pretty serious new obsession with beaded chandeliers. I absolutely love the picture above – isn’t that just the chicest little breakfast nook you’ve ever seen? It’s so light and bright and pretty, and the statement chandelier is what makes the space pop, in my opinion. Unfortunately, these gorgeous chandeliers can be extremely expensive; the creme de la creme in…
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easy best granola recipe

I never really believed it when people would say that making your own granola is a thousand times better than anything you can buy in the store since what I can get at Whole Foods is pretty darn good, but I’m now officially a granola making convert. I was inspired to make my own granola after eating the delicious version…
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Weekend Links

image via pinterest Happy April Fool’s Day! Did you do anything funny to anyone? I kind of meant to prank Justin but am not organized enough to think of something to do. Darn. Are you doing anything fun this weekend? We really have almost no plans which is kind of nice, I’m hoping to see my niece and nephew, finish…
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the white denim skirt

My prediction for the biggest trend this Spring is the white denim skirt. The blue denim skirt has been popular for the last few seasons (I rambled on about them here last summer) and I think that the white version’s time has come. There are so many chic options out there right now, from slightly distressed (like this J Brand…
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8 Best Etsy Shops for Home Decor

I love Etsy, but the site can be a bit intimidating since there is so much on there; they sell everything from cupcakes to stationery to jewelry, and everything in between. My favorite thing to shop for on the site by far is home decor items, and I’ve figured out a few really great shops along the way. It was difficult…
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santa barbara photo diary

Justin and I spent Easter weekend in Santa Barbara, and it was a pretty perfect little getaway. We stayed at the Belmond El Encanto which is perched on a hilltop overlooking the city and the ocean, and has the cutest little cottages for rooms and really gorgeous gardens and landscaping. We spent most of our time just lounging and being…
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