Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Obsession: Antique Military Cots

Originally designed with functionality, portability, and convenience in mind, camp beds and military cots are now the perfect accessory for any farmhouse chic abode!
While their original purpose certainly isn't lost on me,
 I simply can't get over how wonderfully chic these little cots are!  
The simplicity in their design lends itself to perfect inclusion into a variety of design styles, contemporary, traditional, southwestern, farmhouse and industrial.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Life Through The Instagram Lens

 While glossy photos with DSLR cameras are standard form for sharing moments captured and memories made during trips taken, when on vacation these days I find myself reaching for my trusty smart phone more and more.  My phone is often the perfect way to chronicle just about anything that strikes my fancy, and is certainly more portable and convenient than my bulky Canon.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

"3 Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed"

I'm such a big fan of TED talks, they're immensely inspirational and always so thought provoking. 
So when I happened upon a brief 5 minute talk by Hudson River plane landing survivor Ric Elias, I marveled at the simple lessons he shared following his traumatic experience. 
With almost 5 million views, its no wonder Elias' message has resonated with so many.

Though the Hudson River plane landing is far from news, Elias' message about lessons learned is certainly timeless.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Old Glory In Design

As we brace ourselves for the unavoidable sweltering summer ahead,
I find myself so comforted in the pleasures that late spring brings...
the lagging pace of longer days, the sweet green perfume of newly-cut grass,
drippy ice cream cones, the rhythmic hum of cicadas at dusk,
and of course the familiar sight of Old Glory, herself!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Gift Guide: Father's Day

He's always there to make you laugh...
Always there to dispense advice...
Always the guy with your best interest in mind...
Basically the greatest guy around...
What would we do without dear ol' Dad?
And as the day to celebrate Dad is upon us,
I've put together a quick list of ideas of  last minute gift ideas

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day (the PDF is Free)

Life has been hectic as of late with traveling and such,
(Don't worry, I fully intend to brief you on my travels in an upcoming post)
but in the interim, I am so excited to share an exciting project that
you and I can both be a part of..!

The capstone project for Leanne Brown's masters degree in Food Studies at NYU,
  Good and Cheap is a wonderfully delicious collection of recipes intended to inspire chefs of all incomes with beautifully designed and photographed recipes that fit into a $4/day budget — without seeming like it.