So great to finally have the warm weather upon us! It feels like we’ve moved straight from winter into summer with just a pit stop at spring but personally, I don’t mind. Summer is my favorite month, next to spring. It’s been a busy week with presentations and as I sit here typing this, I’m realizing I didn’t take as much time as I should have for inspiration this past week. It’s been all work and no play, as they say. As you’ll soon see, I was feeling “blue” this week but not in that way…On to the first find!
1. Michael Kors Print Shift Dress
The Nordstrom summer catalog landed in our home this week and it was love at first sight with this Print Shift Dress from Michael Kors. Blue and white is one of my favorite color combinations so I couldn’t be happier to see it everywhere right now and the use of the colors in this dress’s pattern is perfect!! I’m picturing this with some fabulous gold flat sandals. Adding it to my wish list
2. Kate Spade Emerson Place Margot Satchel
This satchel totally has my attention! The color just says “relax, it’s summer.” Even the name for the colorway, Spa Blue, says it all. Time to add up my Nordstrom rewards points. The last purse I purchased was in 2011 so I think it’s fair to say I’m overdue.
3. Mexican Glass Hurricanes from Wisteria
I shared these gorgeous handcrafted Mexican Glass Hurricanes from Wisteria on my Facebook page Tuesday. Thought they were fitting for Cinco de Mayo. I know, a margarita would be a better way to celebrate but these really are coming in a close second for me. Yes, when product trumps a mixed drink, that’s when you truly know design is your passion, I guess!
4. Sparkler table from Caracole
I stumbled across this find while researching martini tables for a project. I think “Sparkler” is an apt name for it, wouldn’t you say? Caracole always has a way of taking the typical and elevating it with so much style, making it a truly unique piece. For the top, they’ve suspended Swarovski crystals over a gold leaf background and then finished the base in a soft gold. Simply stunning! Check out the detail below.
5. Recipe for Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe from Southern Living
I did manage to squeeze in one homemade meal this week but with high school soccer in full swing, I have to confess Lean Cuisine and Panera Bread pretty much came to the rescue this week. We tried this Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe from Southern Living and it definitely was a winner! So quick and easy to fix, 20 minutes prep and 20 minutes cooking time. I read through the reviews and added a teaspoon of ground red pepper and substituted half and half for the milk as some suggested and it turned out delicious! This one goes in the “Quick Fix Dinners” folder.
6. Melamine Dinnerware from Pier 1 Imports
I had to run to Pier 1 on Monday to pick up some jar fillers for a client and found this gorgeous Trellis Melamine Dinnerware. The blue and green look (so fabulous!) layered well with their Carmelo Melamine Dinnerware in Ocean.
Before I knew it, I was adding in glasses and placemats – So much for staying focused! Managed to stop myself, gather up my jar fillers and get back to the task at hand. Close one! But, I’m thinking my weekend plans now include a trip to Pier 1 to pick up some place settings.
7. A quote from Brian Tracy
It is so true! Reminds me of that famous Einstein quote, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” We need to realize that in order to grow, we need to change. It oftentimes is not the easiest thing to do but is the path with the greatest reward.
7. A Charleston Sunset
I’ll leave you with one of my favorite all time photos from Charleston that was posted to Instagram earlier this week by the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau. Charleston has the most spectacular sunsets! It stirs my soul every time I look at it and makes me realize just how much I truly love that city and cannot wait to call it home!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend full of many fun and inspiring finds that stir your soul!
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