Sunday, March 31, 2013

Brunch, Brunch, Brunch

in honor of easter and the millions of us venturing out for a nice brunch with the fam, here is some inspiration! pastels are classic spring which is now in full swing.

happy brunching!

Easter Brunch

Saturday, March 30, 2013

If you're ever in San Luis Obispo

Kreuzberg Coffee House

i wish i could live in a place like this. the giant wall art, twinkly lights outside and organic locally grown coffee for days. with menu items cleverly named after iconic authors and a tastefully 'hipster' ambiance, KREUZBERG is the business I strive to one day create.

so for those of you on your college tours who find yourselves wandering through slo, make sure to stop by and grab an espresso and sandwich, it just may be enough to convince you to stay.

check them out here:

side note: if you find yourself in slo also make sure to check out the gum wall, a peculiar tradition but a show stopper non the less

Friday, March 29, 2013

Design Elements: Making the Most out of your Living Room

in small spaces design is E V E R Y T H I N G. creating a cohesive and productive look is crucial to getting the most out of the space. this is not hard to do with a little planning (ehem pintrest) and handy work, just be ready to get your hands dirty!

my roommates and i picked up some canvases from michael's and created our own artwork with some simple patterns. just pick a color scheme that you like and let your creativity do the rest.

using furniture to add color is a great way to brighten up a room when not much can fit in it. our red couch definitely adds character to our living room! warm it up with candles and some other small touches like these glass bottles. we got some very tasteful fake flowers from michael's as well and stuck them in the bottles. cute and low maintenance! 

happy designing. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring Showers bring May Flowers

i'm starting april off right by making some serious changes to the way i live my life. through all the craziness of school and work it is easy to forget what is really important. another reason i cannot wait to run away to europe!

  *yoga 2x a week
  *swimming 2x a week
  *stretch 2x a week
  *keep a gratitude journal
  *one homemade meal a day bursting with fresh fruits and vegetables

here is a great resource to jumpstart your goals

Click Me!

my fav breakfast, give it a try <3

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My Current Obsession: A Fashionista's Packing List

for all your adventurers planning on backpacking through europe or exploring another continent make sure to check out this site. so helpful when trying to decide what to bring. safe travels!

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Favs: Sun-kissed

summer can not come soon enough
in the meantime, spring break will have to do!
happy friday 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

My Current Obsession: Beach House

finals means hours in the library, an endless stack of notecards and coming dangerously close to overdosing on caffeine. while actually studying is painful, the hours i spend with earphones stuck in my ears give me the chance to discover new music and appreciate some of my old favs. check out my new favorite band Beach House! whether your studying for that big exam or just need to relax, listen to them. you'll thank me.

want more?  here is my tried and true study playlist!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Smart Snacking: Kale Chips

i know you saw kale chips and cringed...just give me chance to defend myself.

along with the rise of the health craze and growing popularity of staying fit have come some pretty interesting culinary concoctions aimed at satisfying the taste buds while keeping the waist in tact. KALE CHIPS have of those foods. at first i was skeptical, but as a starving college student looking for ways to whip up a quick snack for those long study days and not rack up the calories, i could not not give them a try. and i was pleasantly surprised. 

crunchy and salty, once baked these chips lose the strong kale taste and the leafy green takes on a much milder, chip like sophistication. high in fiber, antioxidants and vitamin c, kale is the way to go if looking for a brain boosting snack or just a different way to incorporate some veg into your diet!

event better, they are easy to whip up. 
  • just place chip size pieces of kale onto a baking sheet. 
  • toss in a little olive oil, salt and pepper and your all set. 
  • pop them in the oven at 450 degrees for 10 minutes 
  • you'll be munching on these tasty treats in no time. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Stay Comfy: Studying in Style

i always study better when i am feeling confident and chic so don't forget to treat yourself to a few sinfully cozy pieces for your closet. looking your best is important! even when you are writing that 10 page research paper <3

oh my stars

Wildfox Couture short sleeve tee / Victoria's Secret down pants / Victoria's Secret racerback bra / Pura Vida Bracelets Style Packs / Kiehl's hand salve

Monday, March 11, 2013

Daily Dose of Inspiration: Monday Morning Blues

everyone knows mondays are rough and the time change did not help. here are a few words of wisdom to keep is mind and hopefully help you get though the day.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

My Current Obsession: Perks of Being A Wallflower

"we accept the love we think we deserve" --stephen chbosky

my new favorite movie. artsy and charismatically humorous, Stephen Chbosky does a wonderful job of creating a personal connection between the characters and the viewers. each character is unique; quirky and comforting there is a part of this story that every individual can relate to and find solace in. wistful acting accompanied by a rocking soundtrack makes perks of being a wallflower a thoughtful roller coaster ride of emotions and in my opinion one of the best films out in a long time. for even more perks, read the book. it is one of my favs also. 


"all you need is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite."