I saw this picture and was inspired this weekend to break out a little neon myself. I painted my nails a similar neon-orange and stacked on some pink and gold bracelets — isn’t it so Summer-y and fun? Lets hope some warm weather isn’t too far away — I could get used to this bright color palette.

I love this image of stacks of striped tees — it’s a similar to scene my dressing room at the J.Crew outlet this weekend; it took much willpower not to buy a full wardrobe of stripes.

The picture is from  Closet Visit, definitely click over and check out this amazing style blog that looks into closets of very stylish and talented women.

I took my gazillion recipe cards and print outs and tears from magazines and finally organized them all in clear sheet protectors in a binder that matches my kitchen. It feels good to be organized and makes the “what am I going to make for dinner” nightly dilemma a bit more manageable after a long day of work.

I put this off for a long time because I had a lofty goal of writing all of my recipes out on pretty letterpress recipe cards and storing them in a recipe box. But this was a much more practical solution and is protecting my recipes from the splatters and crumbs in the cooking process. How do you organize your recipes?

I wrote about the Warby Parker samples I received, polled readers on twitter for their suggestions, and finally decided on the Miles frames. My new glasses arrived and they’re easily my favorite accessory right now — I had lots of fun trying them on with different outfits and finally wearing them out with girlfriends this weekend. Plus it’s nice to be able to read street signs off in the distance again.

Just as my new specs arrived, Warby Parker has come out with even more styles. I’m already narrowing down choices for pair number two!

I saw this picture this week and my heart melted, isn’t this kitchen gorgeous? I’m a jadeite collector and always feel like it’s hard to display the pieces without the room looking theme-y or overly country. But this kitchen is a perfect balance of modern elements like stainless steel appliances and barstools with time-worn kitchen tools like the rusted flour tins, and the subtle dose of floral wallpaper. I want to move right in!

via Country Home

Last night my lovely boyfriend gifted me cookies and sharpies for Valentine’s Day — boy he knows me well! I spent the rest of the night geeking out and rearranging them in the Sharpie carrying-case. How did you celebrate?

Today seems like an appropriate day to share all of my Valentine’s Day girl’s night pictures. We had tons of fun, but then again, how can you not when the champagne is flowing and the cupcakes are stacked high? I’m still recovering from my sugar-high, I think Valentine’s Day dinner tonight will have to be something savory to balance my icing intake from the past few days. What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?

Now that all of my Valentine’s day party invites have gone out in the mail I can share pictures of them. I drew out the image and scanned it into my computer to edit it. Then I printed them out and affixed them to super cute polka-dot notecards from Paper Source.  Can’t wait to sip cocktails  and inhale cupcakes with my girlfriends this weekend!

Ready for the most simple Valentine’s Day craft ever? I picked up some foam heart stickers at the craft store this weekend, and stuck two together with a toothpick in between to make cupcake toppers. It took me about 10 minutes to assemble them all, way less time than it will take to bake cupcakes!