This & That: No. 103

A history and art documentary not to miss, a few jazz albums I love and Isabel Marant has caught my attention! {This & That: No. 103}


A documentary for art and history buffs, jazz music to enjoy, a lifestyle blog to add to your reader and a scarf from France you might just want to add to your spring wardrobe.


~The Daily Basics

A lifestyle blog that brings together a bevy of talented bloggers, it is a wonderful destination for reading those many articles you love to discover in magazines – food, travel, style, home,…

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One of my favorite weekly rituals - picking up my bread and eggs from @w2breadco #gorgeous #shoplocal #wallawalla

10 Signs You’re On the Right Track

{10 Signs You’re On the Right Track}


“When you do what you love, the seemingly impossible becomes simply challenging, the laborious becomes purposeful resistance, the difficult loses its edge and is trampled by your progress.” ― Steve Maraboli

Even during the windy, rainy days of spring, we know that warmer days are on their way. And so long as we plant the bulbs of tulips and daffodils in the soil before the warmth of the spring,…

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“I think careful cooking is love, don’t you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who’s close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give.”

—   Julia Child

Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 14

My new favorite cookbook and why I think it may be yours as well {Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 14}


You may remember the scene in Julie & Julia when Julia is frustratingly working with her editor, Judith Jones at Knopf publishing to come up with the title for her first cookbook - Mastering the Art of French Cooking.And so it is that Judith Jones that continued to work with Julia and many other talented writers with the recipes they would share with the public. Now the vice president and…

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Absolutely loving and quickly become my all-time favorite cookbook (and that is not an easy get). #JudithJones “The Pleasure of Cooking for One”

Repose & Gratitude

A few articles you might enjoy {Repose & Gratitude}


4.4.14risotto ~recipe for Spring Green Risotto~

With a full weekend at home and not a long to-do list, I am eager to slow down, mosey through the next few days and perhaps make myself a batch of the spring risotto above. While weekends away are an absolute must to gain new ideas, clarity and often a sigh of relief from the regular routine, with my home coming together and nearly finished (this week the home…

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Outfit of the Week: No 14 #theory #valentino #prada

Outfit of the Week: No 14 #theory #valentino #prada

Style Inspiration: Tailored, Yet Comfortable

Outfit of the Week! {Style Inspiration: Tailored, Yet Comfortable}


A tailored blazer with fitted jeans or a cozy fine-knit cashmere sweater worn with loose boyfriend jeans and heels. So long as the look is proportional, pairing a loose item with a more structured, tailored item, such looks can work, and work very well as you will see today. A shirt dress accessorized with a statement making belt cinching in the waist or a neutral over-sized sweater with skinny…

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Why Not … Style a Desktop?

TSLL Home Tour continues … {Why Not … Style a Desktop?} 9 Tips for creating a functional and stylish work space

officeb ~On the chalkboard, my most beloved quote from Henry David Thoreau, and a message from my niece that I cannot erase.~

An office space can offer the portal for the artist to create a divine illustration, the writer to craft the perfect phrases or the entrepreneur to keep the business thriving and magnificently managed. Depending upon what we need our office space to aid us in creating, produce or…

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