22 April 2015

Weekend Recap and Book Wish List

Good morning, and happy hump day! I had planned to post a review of the all natural beauty products I've been using and loving lately in honor of Earth Day, but that's going to have to wait until later in the week. Instead, I'm catching you up on scenes from the weekend and leaving you with a decor and entertaining booklist/wishlist.

The weekend weather was glorious! It seriously makes me feel like a different person when it's warm and sunny outside. I got my much needed Vitamin D infusion as I finally found my groove again and did two five mile runs.

And on Saturday, I refueled with a delicious smoothie (a phrase that rarely comes from my mouth-- don't know why I have never been able to get on the kick. I guess I'm more of a savory, filling breakfast kind of gal.)

I shopped the Patagonia web sale for Baby Girl and picked up this bunting for the fall...

Meme (The Sailor's Mom) stopped by with a present for Baby Girl too!

And the Sailor and I had a date night  -- More specifically, a dinner and Destination Maternity date in the hopes of buying some new jeans. Total fail in the jeans department. I tried on no fewer than six pairs and NONE of them fit...forget looking flattering. Even the high end brands were just awful! Any suggestions for brands, please send them my way!

And now for the book list! These are just a few of the pretty picture books that are on my wish list! 

"In The New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant, or even a pop-up shop. The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located primarily on the East and West coasts. Exclusive interviews with the owners, 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes, and a "Plant-O-Pedia" offer insight into achieving this aesthetic. In addition, each home is accompanied by an Adopt-an-Idea section that offers general decor, styling, and shopping tips for easy duplication in your own home."

"Infused with the youthful spirit of popular lifestyle blogger and event stylist Camille Styles, this lush how-to for entertaining features fresh, inspirational party ideas for every season. Camille Styles Entertaining is your guide—brimming with creative hors d'oeuvres and cocktail recipes, floral design tips, and inspiring table designs—to the simple details and creative shortcuts that make everyday moments feel special. Thoughout, Camille shares inspiration from her own gatherings with friends and family, from an at-home pizza grilling night to a colorful fiesta dinner party. Filled with dozens of delicious recipes, approachable DIY projects, and tried-and-true tips for staying stress-free, this beautiful book will inspire you to celebrate everyday moments in a fun, natural, and creative way."

"This lavishly illustrated book showcases John Robshaw's textiles, worldwide travels and the block print techniques from all over Asia that have inspired his work. Appealing to home decor enthusiasts, armchair travelers and textile design fans, the book breaks down traditional printing techniques from local artisans, highlights John's unique printing style and features photographs of stunning textiles and far-flung destinations."

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