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{Lust List} Breakfast In Bed

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Dualit Architect 2 Slot Toaster | TWG Magic Moment Tea | Harrods Raspberry and Cassis Jam | MacKenzie Childs Flower Market Enamel Tea Kettle | Deshoulières Seychelles Teacup and SaucerRoberto Cavalli Bedding

I just discovered Harrods new Home department and can I say I’m in love? I’m decorating the master bedroom after our favorite boutique hotel and Harrods bedding is right up my alley.

On top of that, what’s better than breakfast in such a beautiful bed, so I’ve rounded up my favorites to make it happen!

Note: This post is written in partnership with Harrods. All words and opinions are my own. Posts like these help us provide colorful inspiration to all you lovelies. Thanks for tuning in!

What are you favorite items in Harrods new home department?

Garden

Little Break!

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Photo via Flower Garden Love

I’ll be back on Tuesday 9/17 with more colorful inspiration! We scored free tickets to see Chris Fiarbanks at Helium Comedy Club on Saturday. Plus, truthfully, the house needs some good ol’ TLC! Also, we went to a beautiful family wedding and dahlia festival last weekend so I have flowers on the brain (thus the photo). Hope ya’ll enjoy the weekend!

PS: If you’re in need of some reading the Fall issue of Sweet Paul just came out!

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{Wish I Was Wednesday} Jason DeMarte

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These works of art with photography by Jason DeMarte are playful yet are really thought-provoking. I love the mix of nature with consumer products we see every day.

{Jason DeMarte} Panacea Book

Which is your favorite?


Color Nature Vintage

{Color Palette} Desert Of Flowers

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Vintage looking desertscapes are inspiring me today (via Nasty Gal). It’s funny how many colors can actually show up in the desert. If you’re into deserts, you might be into this color palette too.

What’s catching your eye today?

DIY Home Decor Nature Paper Printables

{Freebie Friday} DIY Floral Monograms

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I’ve been obsessed with flowers for the past few months now. I wanted to make something else fun for my coworker’s birthday garland bombing. Then it struck me, what better way to spell out her name than in flowers! Plus, luckily it’s flower week here! Stay tuned for the happy birthday garland freebie.

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Supplies:

  • Printer
  • Template
  • Copy paper
  • Tape
  • Foam board (I got mine at the dollar store) – You can probably get about 7-8 letters per board
  • A mix of small and big fabric flowers (I got mine at the dollar store) - I used 1-2 bunches for each letter, if you want to fill the whole letter with flowers plan on 2-3 bunches per letter. You can also use tissue paper flowers (DIY to come).
  • Exacto knife / Scissors / Pruning scissors (depending on how hard your fabric flowers are to cut)
  • Self healing mat or extra board to protect work surface
  • Hot glue gun or any strong glue
  • If hanging: Hang Tab template, Cardstock, Hole punch, String

Directions:

  1. Click on letter template to open. Decide what you want to spell out and print out those letters onto copy paper.
  2. Tape template onto foam board. Trim white parts of template if you’re trying to fit as many as possible on the foam board.
  3. Place self healing mat or an extra foam board on work surface to protect. Use the exacto knife or scissors (depending on thickness of board) to cut out letters.
  4. If using fabric flowers, cut them from their stems. Some fabric flowers and leaves can just be popped off their stems. I chose to pop off the leaves and hot glue gun them to each flower because I liked the green in the mix. It’s up to you if you want to use the leaves.
  5. Arrange flowers on your cut out letter.
  6. Once you’re happy with the look, hot glue gun the flowers down. Allow time for the glue to dry.
  7. If hanging, click on hang tab template to open. Print on cardstock. Cut along solid lines. Punch holes out at “X.” Glue as many as needed to top back  or sides of monograms. Allow glue to dry. Loop string through the punched holes and knot to hang or if hanging against a wall, just stuck the pin through the hang tab.

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What will you spell out in flowers?

Fashion Garden Nature Vintage

Daydream In Daisies

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Fluttered Daisy Top ($118) | Triple Daisy Head Wrap ($28) | Marc Jacobs Daisy Chain Studs ($48) | Topshop Moto Daisy Ripped Shorts ($60) | Daisy Garland ($33) | Daisy Braid | Knitted Daisy Net Tights ($16) | Daisy Star Cosmetics Case ($58) | Daisy Print Dress ($17) | Jeffrey Campbell Lita Daisy Boot ($165) | Vans Daisy Sneaker ($55)

Daisies are the perfect thing to daydream about during our flower week! In fact, they’re A’s favorite flower. So simple yet it packs so much happiness. So today is dedicated to these cute flowers and all that they inspire!

Do you like daisies?

Nature Vintage

{Color Palette} Sunshine Ranculous In Cans

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I’m loving cheerful colors today and what better way to sum it up than in this pretty ranculous display in shades of sunshine and red (via Simplypix).

PS: This week is unofficially brought to you by flowers! Check out yesterday’s post filled with flower party ideas & DIYs!

What colors are you feeling today?


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{Loved & Noted} DIY Seed Tape, DIY Rose Ice Cubes, & Florist Sean Cook’s Party

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I’ve been so obsessed with flower arranging and caught garden fever hard this year since it was my first spring with a backyard. So I’m imagining these overly elaborate parties filled with good food and fresh flowers like Florist Sean Cook’s party spread. These DIY rose ice cubes would definitely be in the mix with a signature cocktail. These DIY seed tapes would be the perfect parting gift for all the guests!

PS: This week is informally brought to you by flowers. I was lining up posts & realized that I’m all about flowers this week! Stay tuned for more floral goodness.

How are you entertaining this summer? Any grand dreams?

The {Loved & Noted} series touches on inspiration from creatives and fellow bloggers all over the world.


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Daydream In Peach And Gray

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Carpe Diem Peach & Gray Pillow ($55) | Fabric Peach & Gray Bouquet ($90) | Peach & Gray Birdcage Veil ($100) | Vintage Embroidered Handkerchief ($7) | Peach & Gray Fabric Bunting ($32) | Lace Peach & Gray Dreamcatcher ($20) | Bloom & Grow Tote ($25) | Peach & Gray Dresser ($425) | Peach Botswana Agate White Coral Bracelet ($50) | Peach & Gray Infinity Scarf ($22)

The light with a touch of sherbet combo of peach and gray is really striking a chord with me lately. It started with that awesome applique pillow and now I can’t get the pair out of my head.

Do you like the combination of peach and gray?


Garden Nature Portland

{Color Palette} Lavender Picking

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Lavender is definitely a calming scent for me. The vibrant colors of this color palette (via The Bride’s Cafe) have me dreaming of the lavender festival we went to a few years back and pining for some lemonade made with this lavender syrup. If you’re in the Portland area, here’s the info on the festival this year July 13-14, 2013: Oregon Lavender Festival.

Do you like the scent of lavender?