Inspired by…home of Lauren Conrad


Todo…we’re not in Laguna Beach anymore.

Ever since first watching Lauren Conrad on MTV in “The Real OC” and then promptly following her reality TV career to The Hills, I have enjoyed her. Her no-nonsense approach to drama, her innocence and naivety with men and her impeccable sense of style in both fashion and interiors. She really is someone I have grown up watching and a celebrity I have come to admire in many ways.

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Plum Tarts

plum tarts

I had such a great weekend! Some of my best girlfriends came down from Seattle with their hubbies for some wine tasting in the Columbia Gorge. The weather could not have been more perfect, the wineries were stunning, the wine was fabulous (correction…is fabulous, as I’m drinking some right now) and the company, amazing. I have the best group of friends a girl could ask for and being that I don’t see them very often, it was so nice to relax and get caught up.

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Painted Chandelier

diy painted chandelier

This is one of the first things I did when we moved into our house and it didn’t start out as a DIY project at all. Initially I hated this chandelier and was simply going to take it down and replace it with something else but my mom was visiting, and we decided, on a whim, to get a little creative before spending to money on a new chandelier. What the heck…why not, right?

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Shrimp & Corn Chowder

shrimp & corn chowder
It’s official, I’m back in the working world! I spent last week trying to get myself back on a schedule, waking up at a normal time instead of sleeping in and being lazy for the first few hours of the day. Cramming as much painting, projects and recipes into each day as I could.

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