Modern Brass

Modern Brass

Want to give your home a modern, fresh update?  Get on board with brass! I know, I know — brass is usually so shiny and cheap-looking and not very awesome.  But recently I’ve been noticing a more modern brass.  This brass has a matte finish, a darker patina, looks entirely...(read more)
Welcome to my Sweet and Lovely Life!

Welcome to my Sweet and Lovely Life!

  My life might be sweet and lovely, but currently it is also very unorganized. Maybe you’re like me, and you find tons of interesting, creative, inspiring, and beautiful stuff online everyday — then you immediately forget everything you saw, and scratch your head wondering where you found that lovely...(read more)
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Salmon + Brussel Sprouts: A New Adventure

Salmon + Brussel Sprouts: A New Adventure

Alright, I have a confession to make…I’ve never had a brussel sprout!  I know, it’s odd.  But my mom doesn’t like them, and never made them for us growing up (and I’m sure as I child I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed them anyway.) However, as an adult I have no excuse for not at least... (read more)
Wedding Color Palette / Pink + Yellow

Wedding Color Palette / Pink + Yellow

Kicking off the week with something bright and energizing!  Such a bold move, putting a yellow couch in a room that pink.  Yet, it totally works. These colors are excellent together, would be great for any event where you want to set a fun and funky tone. (And besides, that couch is awesome even by... (read more)
Friday's Sweet and Lovely  Finds | February 10, 2012

Friday’s Sweet and Lovely Finds | February 10, 2012

Happy Friday guys!  The weekend is just a few more hours away (start the countdown.) Maybe I’m just feeling extra tired today (after traveling last weekend and a busy week behind me) but this bedroom looks like the best thing ever. What are you up to this weekend?  I’ll be catching up on some sleep, for... (read more)
Escape to Key West

Escape to Key West

  Ah, Key West.  So beautiful! I’m not much of a photographer (in fact, I rarely take any photos) but I wanted to post a few snapshots from my Key West adventure.  There was so much to see. The photo above is my dad’s house (on the left) in the Old Town area, an authentic... (read more)
Sweets for Your Sweet!

Sweets for Your Sweet!

It’s that time of year — Valentine’s is right around the corner.  And whether you’re planning a romantic evening with your “sweet” or a night out with your best girls or just a relaxing night watching a movie, the evening should definitely include some fun treats.  (Even if it’s just a bag of conversation hearts... (read more)
Looking for Some Good Luck?

Looking for Some Good Luck?

I suppose it’s a bit too early for St. Patrick’s Day, but everyone could use some good luck every now and then, right? This sweet and lovely four-leaf clover print is so cheerful! It would make anyone feel pretty darn lucky:  Check out all of the other cute prints from this shop — adorable!  This one... (read more)
Tuesday's Top...Wallpaper Patterns

Tuesday’s Top…Wallpaper Patterns

I love wallpaper! It’s been making a resurgence the past few years with modern patterns, brighter colors, and easier methods for putting it on and taking it off. Some people think it looks old fashioned, but if you use wallpaper sparingly and paired with more modern furnishings, it will look very current and beautiful, without... (read more)
Wedding Color Palette / Rust + Green

Wedding Color Palette / Rust + Green

While I’m still off soaking up the awesomeness of Key West (or more likely soaking up the non-awesomeness of the airport today) here’s a great color palette that I put together which would be sweet and lovely for a fall wedding. I’m thinking: autumn flowers, bales of hay, and the changing leaves.  (With a couple... (read more)
Friday's Sweet and Lovely  Finds | February 3, 2012

Friday’s Sweet and Lovely Finds | February 3, 2012

Exciting plans for the weekend?  I’m heading off to Key West(!!) for four days of sun and warm weather.  My dad moved down there last year after retiring, so I hope this is the first of many trips.  Nothing like having a free place to stay in a great location! While I’m gone, here are... (read more)
Get the Look: Rustic + Glam

Get the Look: Rustic + Glam

This minimalist space packs quite a design punch!  Loving the mix of rustic naturals + graphic patterns + glamorous details.  Here’s how you can incorporate these elements into your own space: 1: Bluestone Coffee Table, Terrain || 2: Reclaimed Wood Serving Tray, Terrain || 3. Gray Chevron Pillow, Etsy and Yellow Chevron Pillow, Etsy ||... (read more)
Sweet and Lovely Shopping

Sweet and Lovely Shopping

Have you guys heard of eShakti?  If you can look past the strange name, you’ll find a great online shop full of cute, unique pieces.  Lots of fun prints, bold colors and vintage-inspired looks. Plus, they’ll customize anything to suit your needs.  Want longer sleeves?  Higher neckline?  Shorter hem?  Want it to fit your measurements exactly?... (read more)
Lovely Color Inspiration

Lovely Color Inspiration

These photographs by New York artist Eric Cahan are my current obsession!  So simple.  So sweet and lovely. They don’t even look like photos (the last photo here shows a hint of clouds, which tips you off to what you’re really seeing.) Mostly, these remind me of a modern take on Mark Rothko’s color field... (read more)
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