Creative Word Art


Images via Design Sponge.

I love walking into a home that uses words creatively. This Humboldt Park apartment is the perfect example of that philosophy. No trendy slogans to be found, just original word art that you won’t find just anywhere. Click the link above to see sources for all the beautiful word art.


Casas del Sol

Photography via Casas del Sol.

Fresh on the heels of Monday’s feature of the Hanging Gardens resort in Bali, today we have a luxury resort in Thailand to satisfy your wanderlust. The lovely Casas del Sol is located on the island of Koh Tao, Thailand. It’s been featured in Conde Naste Traveler, and rooms are roughly $250 per night before taxes and cleaning fees. Not too shabby for these amazing views!




Dream Catchers

Photography by A Beautiful Mess.

Found via Food Coma, these crocheted dream catchers are such a beautiful version of a traditional craft. Click both links to see more images and instructions.


Nail Tutorial Mashup

Neon Nails via Ashley Madekwe of Ring my Bell.

Let’s talk nails. Specifically, how the online world has EXPLODED with really creative tutorials and ideas. It’s the definition of why I love online communities. You aren’t limited to the knowledge of the girls you know in person. Instead, you have access to the wonderful ideas via Pinterest and The Beauty Department’s Mani Monday. Without further adieu, here are a few of my favorite nail polish tutorials and manicures I’ve seen online.


DIY Nail Stickers and Plaid Nail Tutorial via The Beauty Department.

Moustache Nail Tutorial via Ladyblitz.

Half Moon Polka Dot Manicure by Goose’s Glitter.

Rainbow Nail Polish Manicure via The Dainty Squid.

Marbled Nail Tutorial via Hey! Nice Nails.

Polka-Dotted Nails and Watercolor Floral Tutorials via The Beauty Department.

Inverted Traingle Tutorial via The Daily Squid.

Ombre Stain Manicure via The Beauty Department.

Rainbow and Clouds Manicure via Pshiiit.



Belk Farmhouse

Photography by Stacey Van Berkel for Garden & Gun.

When I saw this post on My Scandinavian Home, I knew I had to explore more, not just because of the decor but because it’s owned by part of the Belk family. The first fourteen years of my life were spent in South Carolina, and the Belk name is local royalty. This home lives up to that reputation. Full of details like a double-decker roof and rough hewn wood, quirky farm animal prints and rope banisters, the home is one of the best examples of modern Southern living I’ve seen yet. Enjoy!



Architect: Ken Pursley
Further Reading: The Making of a Modern Farmhouse by John Kessler. Garden & Gun, April/May 2012.