Weekly Roundup

I’m loving the photography of Stillblog.

Maui Shop Girl created a recipe for an unhappy life. Amen, sister.

This salvage heavy home featured by Dwell in October of 2008 continues to be one of my favorites.

I’m thinking of completing my art project inspired by this navy and white manicure from the Beauty Department.

If you want to read about my volunteer work and leadership responsibilities, check me out on A Heart for the Nations.

Mark Bittman wrote a great op/ed piece about limiting soda for children.

An NPR article about the Paleo diet sparked an ongoing debate.

Happy Weekend!


Modern Wood Fence

Photography by Misty Keasler for Dwell Magazine.

Building a fence is a major project, and no one knows this better than the writers of My Mid-Century Modern House. They detailed the process of creating their own modern slat fence, similar to the one shown in the above image. If you’re cruisin’ for a bruisin’ this weekend, start your own.


Aloha Style


Photography by Erik Kiel.

Quintessential Hawaiian vacation style includes a surfboard, vintage bicycle, bikini, and fedora. Visit Eric’s website to see a Super 8 video he did of the shoot.



If I forced myself to sit and think about the last time I’ve worn a girly bow on my person, it would be a long night. I’m not talking about drawstrings, or knots. But actual, honest-to-goodness, girly bows. The kind where you make sure the ends are plumped and even. The kind that normally goes at the back of a little flower girl’s dress. But for some reason, I’ve been really loving bows. I’m even thinking about picking up the striped blouse from Jcrew pictured above.

Head on over to Polyvore to see item details and purchasing information.

Would you jump on this trend? ModCloth has, check out their “Bow-dacious Beauties” style file.


Krakow Cake

Photography by Jenna Cole.

If you travel, you’re constantly experimenting with new cuisines and comparing it to your local cuisine. One of the most common comparisons is American desserts vs. The Rest of the World. As in, the United States is the only country I’ve visited, or any my friends have visited, that has such sweet desserts. Everywhere else the desserts are lightly sweet. More focused on the flavor. Sometimes that works for me, sometimes it doesn’t.

But anywho. This Polish Krakow Cake from Jenna of That Wife is now on my list to try. As she explained it by saying, “It’s a recipe developed a world away from anything we know now, with the absence of overpowering sweetness that we’ve come to expect in American desserts. After a big meal this moist and slightly tart (depending on the jam you use) cake can really hit the spot.”