the friday edit

blue marble wallpaper, @rejuvenationinc sconce, mid century modern nightstand

Happy Friday, you guys! I’m currently writing this from the sofa because I feel a bit sick, but not like… full on sick. It’s quite annoying, actually. I’ve been feeling like this for weeks and yesterday I just gave into it, put on a marathon of ‘This Is Us’ and settled in with the dogs. Speaking of… if you’ve been following my Instagram Stories for the past few weeks, I started watching that show at the behest of my best friend. Are you a fan of ‘This Is Us?’ I’m having trouble getting into it, even 20 episodes in! There’s something about it that feels so… after-school special, Hallmark-y to me. I also find it to be really predictable, but here I am still watching it. I digress.

In case you missed it, here’s what we shared on the blog this week:

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the friday edit + my first Q&A video (including my biggest social media regret!)

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Happy Friday, you guys! With the 5 Questions challenge floating around on Instagram, I got a new idea: what if I shared a Q&A-style video with questions submitted by you?? This is my first time asking you guys if you wanted me to answer anything and I was blown away by how many questions were sent over… so I will definitely be doing another Q&A video soon. Most of you submitted questions about blogging and social media, so this video is definitely geared toward that. Going forward, I plan to change it up with the topics and answer all types of questions, so if you’ve got ’em, send them in!

Some of the questions I answered this week include…

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the friday edit

wall of houseplants and succulents #shelfie

What a week, you guys! As you read this, I am deep in the throes of a really exciting shoot for a book (not my own… at least not yet!) and I cannot wait to share even more with you about it. We’re shooting the cover today and it’s honestly one of the most inspiring creative processes in which I’ve been lucky enough to be involved. The team is all women, which is a first for me, and I couldn’t be more proud of what we’re putting together. I feel so honored to be part of this incredible team and can’t wait to share more with you!

In case you missed it, here’s what we shared on the blog this week:

My favorite skincare and beauty products that I used in January.

Your dog’s new bff: our dog treat & leash station DIY.

A sparkling kombucha cubana cocktail that is soooo good and refreshing.

The easiest guide to making your home smell amazing.

Plus, here are a few things that have inspired me this week:

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the friday edit

modern bohemian office space with black and white details.

Happy Friday, you guys! How has your week been? 2018 has been off to a crazy-busy start for me and I absolutely love it. If you’ve caught any of my Instagram Stories lately, you know that I am working on some really exciting new projects. On Thursday I was hired to style a few flat lays for Silver + Salt and I’m really excited to share those with you guys. And, then… I am styling some shots for a book!! More on that to come….

ICYMI, here’s what happened on the blog this week:

Don’t forget to enter to win the HGTV dream home + check out my sneak peek.

Are you a creative looking to up your game in 2018? Be sure to check out these workshops by Annette Joseph in Italy!

Stay warm with these cozy knits, all under $100.

If you want your wanderlust to kick in, be sure to check out our Sayulita travel guide + video.

Plus, here are a few things that have inspired me this week:

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the friday edit

piles of mini orange and white pumpkins

Happy Friday, you guys! I’ve stared at this post a bit, trying to figure out what I want to say. It’s not so much that I want to apologize (I’ve realized that I do that wayyy damn too much), but mostly to sort of explain why I’ve been so inconsistent with posting lately. With so many amazing posts scheduled and on the horizon for the holidays, I didn’t really have much queued up this week… and I’ve been majorly lacking inspiration. There have been many things happening behind the scenes that are so overwhelmingly toxic that it’s really thrown me off my game. Internet trolls, crazy exes, and even our ridiculously turbulent news cycle — all of it has totally zapped my energy, leaving me totally uninspired to create anything worthwhile for this space. It feels like I’ve wasted so much energy dealing with that stuff, that I’ve not been able to really devote my resources where I’d really like! That said, I feel like I’m finally coming out of it. I’m in my studio all day today working on next week’s posts and dreaming up some really great posts for you.

In the meantime… please continue to vote for me in the Domino Magazine Design Blog Awards! They extended voting through November 7 and I’d love your support. You can vote every day until Nov. 7.

Plus, here are a few things that have inspired me this week:

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the friday edit

the best part of fall, squash, gourds, and pumpkins!

Happy Friday, you guys! I’m so happy for the weekend so I can play a little bit of catch up. I haven’t been feeling super-well this week, so the chance to sleep in tomorrow sounds like pure magic. Sunday is my last stop on the DIY Tour I’ve been doing with the Goodwill, so be sure to stop by the Capitol Hill location to say hi (1 pm at 115 Belmont Avenue East).

Plus, here are a few things that have inspired me this week:

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