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.

Photography by Whitney of Eat Sleep Cuddle.

It’s like Whitney read my mind. Replace the May with June, and I”m right there with her. We’ve started major savings mode for our upcoming move and it has made me aware of how little I really need to be happy.

What would you do less or more of in June?


All photos courtesy of Tanya Salazar for Crate and Barrel.

Regular readers know I’m a big fan of CB2 and Crate and Barrel, so I was really excited to see this sneak peak of their fall lookbook on Casa Sugar. Along with their children’s brand, Land of Nod, they created a wonderland of accessories that will debute later this summer.

Gray is still the it neutral of home decor, and mustard yellow has moved from fashion into accessories as the perfect complement.

Serveware goes natural with wood accessories and white stoneware.

Birch trees and branches are still in heavy rotation. I’m happy about this because I’ve fallen in love with the mayor’s office on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. I’d love to see a room design inspired by the show, and some of these pieces would work perfectly for that idea.

These girly pillows from Land of Nod are perfect for a little girl’s room, full of ruffles and embroidery.

Visit Casa Sugar for over 100 images from the preview party.