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Looks to Love : Coachella

April 26, 2011
by tarafry

Each year, Hollywood’s trendiest celebrities and indie music lovers alike descend on the deserts of California for the famed “Coachella” music festival. And each year, I look forward to seeing what they all wear. Here are some of my favorites from Refinery29  and

Patriotic Kate


Elin Kling





Girl in Vest

Jazzy de Lisser

Makes me excited about summer – I can’t believe spring has sprung and summer is on it’s way!

Monday Mantra : Week 6

April 25, 2011
by tarafry

If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it.  ~Toni Morrison

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Inspired By : Easter Colors

April 22, 2011
by tarafry

I hope you all get a chance to get outside this Easter weekend and hunt some eggs!

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Build It – Bench Seating for the Kitchen Nook

April 21, 2011
by tarafry

So…. project “build the bench” is officially underway and ALMOST complete! We started working on it 2 Sunday’s ago thinking it would take only a few hours to complete. Wishful thinking. More than a week later, we are finally finished with the “build” part and are on to the finishing touches. In the meantime, I thought I’d share my progress:

INSPIRATION: This is actually a picture I took of the television screen, so I apologize for the poor quality, but I was watching HGTV (as I always am on the weekend) and saw this on an episode of Bath Crashers. I really like the storage cubes underneath as opposed to the typical bench seat with piano henge top and storage inside:

FIRST : We gathered all the tools for the installation and outlined the general shape on the floor with tape :

THEN : We built the frame out of 2×4′s and secured them to the wall for support :

NEXT : We finished out the frame using sheets of plywood :

THEN : We added the support structures for the interior to help support the weight of the ‘sitters’ and create the cubbies for storage :

FINALLY : We finished the whole thing out with base board trim and a fresh coat of semi-gloss white paint:

One of these days, this lovely graphic fabric will be our cushions:

I am so happy with the way it’s turning out. We’ve already taken advantage of the additional seating and I can’t wait to go shopping for baskets/accessories for the cubbies! Stay tuned for when the cushions are completed and I get to do my favorite part – decorate!

Wednesday Wishlist : Add a little Quirkiness

April 20, 2011
by tarafry

Happy Hump Day everyone! Right now, I’m loving all the quirky creativity out there! Especially new takes on old ideas and items with a sense of humor and a definite point of view… and of course I’m also drawn to the classics and comfortable pieces. I’d love to one day have my home and closet filled with only things that are truly me … Maybe this week’s wishlist will inspire you to add a little quirkiness into your home, wardrobe, and accessories. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Felted Birds, Jersey Knot Bracelet, Round Shades, High Waisted Skirt, Bridges Artwork, Sequin Skirt, Coral Baubles, Black Dress, Yellow Bag, Harmonica Necklace, Vintage Feather Pin holder, Hello

Cleverly Classic Wedding

April 19, 2011
by tarafry

Have you ever been to a wedding or event that just feels a little bit too formal? Maybe even uptight or stuffy? Sometimes I think people get carried away with traditional, classic wedding plans and forget that you can be fun, even if the event is formal. After all, what says “black tie affair” like being greeted by a dog in a top hat? So clever.

Images via C&K, SR, C&C, and MSW

Monday Mantra : Week 5

April 18, 2011
by tarafry

A day is Eternity’s seed, and we are its Gardeners. - Erika Harris
Such a simple statement, but so true. I saw this quote and it reminded me of this photo of my good friend, Sara’s, baby girl. Isn’t she precious?! The photographer was Sara’s old neighbor and she does beautiful work. You should check out her blog here.

We had great weather here in Dallas over the weekend – perfect for gardening – if only I had a green thumb! Hopefully one of these days I’ll figure it out. Until then…Wishing you all a wonderful week!